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April 2016
OPEN Wed - Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
(other times, give us a call)

1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Sam Hyde Harris Boathouse Midsized Thumbnail
Now at the Gallery
Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977,
Eucalyptus and Marsh
, 20 x 24 |
707-875-2911 (gallery) or 510-414-9821 (cell)
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Joshua Meador Bay Frontage
Joshua Meador's
Bay Frontage
oil on linen, 18 x 24

Orpha Klinker
Orpha Kinker, 1891-1964
A Stylish Artist
You will be Pleased to Know

Lady Washington
Two Bodega Bay
Weekends in April
-Fisherman's Festival
-The Tall Ships Return

Pierre Bonnard The Demanding Cat
Pierre Bonnard - Painting
at SF's Legion of
Honor ... through May 15

Kathi Hilton Mt San Jacinto
Kathi Hilton's
Mt. San Jacinto (nocturne)
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30

Orpha Klinker, 1891-1964,
A Stylish Artist You Will Be Pleased to Know

Orpha Klinker Western Woman
Orpha Klinker as pictured in
The Western Woman, 1938

Orpha Klinker is remembered fondly as a Hollywood socialite, a well known portraitist and and impassioned advocate for preserving California's fading past. She painted many of California's Mission era Adobes and historic buildings. But this sophisticated urbanite felt California's greatest beauty and artistic inspiration were to be found in its deserts.

LA Times editor and columnist Ed Ainsworth, in his book Painters of the Desert, wrote of Orpha, "Any attempt to put down the almost unbelievable

long list of artistic accomplishments in the career of Orpha Klinker of Los Angeles must begin and end with the desert aspect, because that is the one most intimately interwoven with her inner likings. ... As a child, she covered the length of California by wagon. Death Valley Scotty turned his whole castle over to her. In her life story, the California Desert has provided the chapters she liked best."

Orpha Klinker Grandeur Monmuent Valley
Orpha Klinker's Monumental Grandeur,
from Painters of the Desert
by Ed Ainsworth, 1960

Frank Goss of Santa Barbara's Sullivan Goss Gallery
narrates Orpha Klinker, Landmarks of California

"A recognized leader in the portrait field and in historical and pioneer painting, Orpha always has managed to slip away whenever she could and go to Palm Springs or the Salton Sea or the Grand Canyon country, or the Utah desert to find new inspiration."

After humble beginnings drawing copy for furniture ads, her work soon appeared in many LA newspapers. She studied art at UCLA and almost wound up as an art teacher. She next went into the field of cut out paper dolls called "Betty Bobs." She did illustrations for music covers and for Nell Brinkley, a well known illustrator and comic artist.

She then took moved east, first to New York and then Philadelphia where she worked for the Ladies Home Journal.

From the East, she studied for a year at the Julian Academy and Colarossi Academy in Paris. She returned to LA and continued her studies with founding artist of the Laguna Art Association Anna Hills and with Paul Lauritz, famed painter and teacher of the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes.
Orpha Klinker festuned with feathers and fur
Orpha, dressed "to the nines"
in white feathers and fur
Orpha's artistic skills and her life long interest in California's history, blended with her engaging smile and vibrant joie de vivre made her a natural for LA social circles.
Orpha Klinker Playful Pose
Orpha, in a stylish pose in 1922
Orpha Klinker dressed up as Shaherizade
Orpha dressed as Scheherazade
for a costume ball in 1920
Orpha Klinker and San Hyde Harris hamming it up at a costume party
Orpha hams it up with fellow artist and friend
Sam Hyde Harris. Photo from Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977, a Retrospective by Maurine St. Gaudens
Her fame as a portraitist spread, and many of LA's accomplished and successful leaders asked Orpha to paint them. One commission came through her brother, a Hollywood writer who worked for Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Oprha was asked to paint a portrait of Edgar and his little daughter, Candice. Orpha's home and studio high in the Hollywood hills is where she did much of her magic, and was where she kept her prized easel and her etching press.

By the 1930's, Orpha became well established as a California painter, being invited to become a member of the California Art Club and the Women Painters of the West, a group for which she served as term as its President. During this period, she began venturing into the world of etching. She heard of a state wide exhibit for etchers in San Francisco under the auspices of the California Society of Etchers, and Orpha sent one of her first works, Winter Touches the Desert. She won the show's Associate Print Award, its highest honor. Thus encouraged, she did more etchings and won the award two more times.

In 1935, American humorist Will Rogers and Wiley Post (the pioneering aviator who was also the first man to fly around the globe solo) died in a plane crash in Alaska. Based on photographs taken before the flight, Orpha created a posthumous portrait of the lost friends. Images of the painting were published widely, and the original painting was shown at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, arranged by Orpha's aviator friend, Howard Hughes.
Orpha Klinker Winter Touches the Desert
Orpha Klinker's etching, Winter Touches the Desert

Orpha gave this award winning print, # 100 0f the series, to Howard Hughes in gratitude for placing Orpha's painting of Will Rogers and Wiley Post
in the 1939 World's Fair.

This etching is available through Bodega Bay
Heritage Gallery, including the accompanying
Thank You Note from Orpha to Howard.
Orpha Klnker with her posthumus portrait of Will Rogers and Wiley Post
Orpha poses next to her posthumous 1935 portrait of American Humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post, shown at the 1939 World's Fair
Orpha Klinker Winter Touches the Desert accompanying thank you card
Orpha Klinker_Portrait_of_Death_Valley_Scotty
Orpha Kinker's 1953
Portrait of Death Valley Scotty
now in the collection of
Scotty's Castle, Death Valley
(click photo for link to our March 2012 article)
In 1960's Painters of the Desert, Ed Ainsworth includes this story, "Just a year or two before Death Valley Scotty died, he invited Orpha and Mrs. Robert William Walsh, whose father had been a longtime friend of Scotty, to take over his entire castle for a month if they wished. They did."

Orpha recalls, "I felt like a princess rattling around in that huge palace. Scotty would come up from his own little shack in the back and pose for me by the front gate. He spun one yarn after another about the 'immigrants' as he called all tourists and 'bout the early days of Death Valley, about getting shot at. But as he never told me the secret of his gold."

"The fine portrait of Scotty done by Orpha is the last ever painted of him; just
Orpha Klinker Portrait of Death Vally Scotty and Scotty's Castle
Scotty's Castle, above Death Valley, California
as the color photographs taken by Painter John Hilton were the last photos."

Most recently, Orpha Klinker is featured in Maurine St. Gaudens' Emerging from the Shadows, A Survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960, a four volume reference set with articles about California's women artists.
Orpha Klinker Goats Chavez Ravine
Orpha Klinker's Goats, Chavez Ravine,
In the early 1950's, Orpha preserved this scene
as the site was being considered for
the construction of Dodger Stadium.
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery sold this painting,
and it is now in a Private Collection
Orpha Klinker Untitled Trees and Creek
Orpha Klinker, untitled, trees by creek in landscape, published in Emerging from the Shadows,
a Survey of Women Artists
in California, 1860-1960
by Maurine St. Gaudens
Orpha Klinker Valley Oaks and Mountain
Orpha Klinker's Valley Oaks and Mountain,
now available through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Orpha Kilnker's page on our site | Back to the Top

Two Bodega Bay Weekends,
Fisherman's Festival
and the Tall Ships Return

Scenes from last year's fun at Fishermans Festival, 2015

Each Spring, in honor of our history and fishing heritage, Bodega Bay holds its Fishermans Festival. And this year, Tall Ships make a return trip to Bodega Bay.

Now that the winter storms are past, its time to include a trip to the sunny coast to celebrate Bodega Bay, Sonoma County's very special sea-side village.

Fishermans Festival ... Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10
Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival Parade of Boats
The Blessing of the Fleet

FISHERMANS FESTIVAL ... The major event is the Blessing of the Fleet. On Sunday morning of the Festival, a local priest blesses the fishing boats as they pass by, decorated for the event as they parade their way to the sea. Honor is paid to the brave fishermen of the past, some of whom perished in pursuing this dangerous and daring occupation.

Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival Parade of Boats
Decorated Fishing Boats on Parade

The Festival has something fun for everyone. There are craft booths, a local artists tent, live music and local seafood fair, including Bodega Bay's signature chowder and fish 'n chips, all washed down with Sonoma County wines. For the kids, there is face painting, games, a touch tank tide pool, and a local pet parade. An annual favorite is the festooned llamas. One of the highlighted activities is the homemade boat race.

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival Art Tent
Local Artist's Tent
Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival Shucking Oysters
Shuckin' Oysters
Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival Fish and Chips
Fish 'n Chips
Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival homemade boat race
Homemade Boat Race

Also on view will be the equipment and crews of the Bodega Bay Fire Department and Henry One, the rescue chopper often observed racing above to emergency rescues up and down the Sonoma Coast.

Bodega Bay's Fisherman's Festival Henry One
Henry 1
Bodega Bay's Fishermans Festival Llamas on Parade
Llamas on Parade

The Fishermans Festival is a local all-volunteer enterprise, raising funds for a wide range of community services provided by a number of non-profit enterprises. So please, make a point to attend and take in the joy of the Festival.

The Tall Ships Return ... Thursday - Sunday, APR 14 - 18

THE TALL SHIPS... After the tents of Fisherman's Festival come down, the Tall Ships will arrive on Wednesday, April 20.

DOCKSIDE TOURS will be available at the Spud Point Marina Thursday and Friday between 4:00 and 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday, between 2:00 and 5:00 PM.

BATTLE SAILS will also be available on Saturday and Sunday, and will occur between 9:00 AM and Noon.

Lady Washington, a replica of America's first post Revolution ship to round the Cape
After the Revolutionary War, the original Lady Washington was refit for a trading voyage around Cape Horn. She became the first trading ship to make landfall on the West Coast. More firsts were to follow. She became the first American ship to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong, and Japan.
Bodega Bay Lady Washington under full sail Bodega Bay Hawaiian Chieftain
After thorough historical research, a replica of the Lady Washington was built as part of the Washington State Centennial Celebration. Since then, this new Lady Washington has been part floating museum, training vessel, and has been used in the making of several films and TV shows, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Once Upon a Time and Revolution.
Bodega Bay Lady Washington Stern view Bodega Bay Lady Washington from atop the mast
The Hawaiian Chieftain's history isn't as rich, but is still interesting. It was built in Hawaii in the 1980's as a trading ship meant for inter-island trade. In its early days, it made sails to San Francisco, Tahiti and the South Pacific. In 1994, it engaged in its first Battle Sail with the Lady Washington in San Francisco Bay.
After a brief trip to Massachusetts where its name was changed to The Spirit of Larinda, it returned to the West Coast, reclaiming its original name. Today, the Hawaiian Chieftain joins with the Lady Washington as the Official Ships of the State of Washington and makes ambassadorial visits up and down the West Coast and is used for maritime education and training.

Visit Bodega Bay between April 21 and 24, join in the fun and take in the Spirit of the Sea.

Needless to say, stay long enough to sample chowder, breathe in the sea views and view the art of The Ren Brown Collection and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery.

Bodega Bay Hawaiian Chieftain under full sale Bodga  Bay Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in mock battle
Fisherman's Festival Website | Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Website | Back to the Top

Pierre Bonnard - Painting Arcadia
at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
through May 15

Here is a video of a wide sampling of Pierre Bonnard's works.

The Legion of Honor hosts the first exhibition of Pierre Bonnard's work to be shown on the West Coast in half a century. It features 70 works spanning the artist's entire career, from his early Nabi masterpieces, his experimentation with photography and his later interior scenes for which he is best known. A delight in color and composition touched with love for his subjects, you'll truly enjoy getting to know this extraordinary artist.

The paintings below are currently on view at the Legion.

Pierre Bonnard Almond Tree in Blossom
Almond Tree in Blossom
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Bonnard was a French painter and print maker and a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters known as Les Nabis, which included fellow artists Edouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis. Today, we view their work as paving the way for abstract and non-representational art. At the time, the Nabis believed a work of art was a visual expression as artists blend their synthesis of nature and their personal aesthetic with metaphors and symbols.

Pierre Bonnard Boureois Afternoon
The Large Garden
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Pierre Bonnard Cafe Au Petit
Cafe Au Petit 1928
Centre Pompidou,
Musee national d'art moderne, Paris
Almond Tree in Blossom ... Be it his models or his natural surroundings, Bonnard was constantly under the spell of his environment. His creative instinct continued to convey an undiminished powerful artistry, even to his last year when when he painted the flowering almond trees in his garden.
The Large Garden 1895 ... The orchard near his family home in Le Grand-Lemps, nephews gathering fruit, feeding chickens and a maid hanging laundry. This large panel borrows compositional elements of strong horizontal and vertical lines. His flattened perspective earned Bonnard a reputation as the most Japanese of the Nabi.

Cafe Au Petit ... 1928 Borrowing a compositional technique from Japanese prints, Bonnard presents this cafe as a triptych with three scenes divided by two vertical lines. The multiple viewpoints and silhouetted figure in the foreground invite the viewer into a magical world, made sumptuous with a harmony of orange and mauve tones.
Pierre Bonnard Nude in an Interior
The Indolent Woman 1899
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Pierre Bonnard Bowl of Milk
Bowl of Milk 1919
Tate, London
Pierre Bonnard Composer Claude Tessasse with his two sons
Composer Claude Terrasse with his Two Sons
1902-03, Musee D'Orsay, Paris
The Indolent Woman 1899 ... Here, Bonnard depicts Maria Bousin, later his wife, lying naked awash in yellowish light giving an ominous tinge to objects in the painting. The dark shadows in the sheets suggest the imprint left by Bonnard. Maria's hair includes a coiled cat. This is a masterpiece of eroticism crucial to Bonnard's early career, and one of his first nudes.

Bowl of Milk 1919 ... The woman in pink may be Lucienne Depuyde Frenelle, whom Bonnard met in 1916. The pair had a brief affair. Here, she holds a bowl of milk for her black cat at her feet.. The cat's rigid tail echoes the table legs and blue stripes in her dress and the vertical patterns in the wall paper.

Composer Claude Terrasse with his two Sons 1902-03 .... This is a painting of Bonnard's brother-in-law, French composer Claude Terrasse and his two nephews. Claude was a composer of French operettas, a forerunner of today's musical comedy, and many consider him to be the successor of Jacques Offenbach. Bonnard introduced him to the artistic world and the avant-garde literature and art of the time. Bonnard also did several portraits of him.

Pierre Bonnard The Dressing Table
The Dressing Table 1908
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Pierre Bonnard The Demanding Cat
The Demanding Cat 1912
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Pierre Bonnard The Loge
The Loge 1908
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

The Dressing Table 1908 ... Bonnard loved to tell multiple stories in his paintings. This compelling scene blends a woman's private moments in her dressing room, bordered by the mirror's frame and surrounded by a still life of a matching decorative pitcher and basin with accompanying grooming items next to the glowing sun shining through sheer window curtains.

The Demanding Cat 1912 ... One of the reasons many artists love Bonnard may

be as simple as the love he had for his pets, often including them or making them the primary subject of in many of his paintings throughout his career.

The Loge
1908 ... Following the lead of Edouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bonnard paints his subjects in a loge setting. Patrons often chose this setting for portraits as an attractive conceit, an excuse to be depicted in fine dress in a rarified social yet private setting. Here, Bonnard paints art dealers Gaston Bernheim-Jeune along with some family members.

Pierre Bonnard View of Le Cannet
View of Le Cannet 1927
Musee Bonnard, Le Cannet,
on deposit at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
Pierre Bonnard the Work Table
The Work Table 1926-1937
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Pierre Bonnard the White Cat
The White Cat 1894
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

View of Le Cannet 1927 ... Bonnard purchased a home in Le Cannet, a town on the French Rivera in 1926. He often painted the scene from his hilltop home. This painting features the yellow buildings and their red roofs amid a sea of cool green foliage.

His composition contrasts the forms of the natural landscape with the rectilinear shapes of made made structures. The arched upper corners of the canvas suggest an arched window view.

The Work Table
1926-1937 ... Here, Bonnard shows a color feast of light and dark blues of a rug contrasted with oranges of yellows of the work table. Beyond, this productive and organized space seems to be ruled over by another of Bonnard's cats. I think Bonnard would agree with many cat loving artists of today, cats are really the ones who are in charge.

The White Cat 1894 ... Bonnard shows his love and respect for his strange cat, its stretched legs and arched back while its head is drawn into its shoulders seems to have a cunning expression, domesticated but still somehow wild. It isn't so much a representation as a caricature of his cat, a comical image created by his owner who knew him so well.

Legion of Honor's Exhibition Webpage | Back to the Top


Emerging from the Shadows

Newly Published ... Emerging from the Shadows
by Maurine St. Gaudens
a four-volume survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960

Author Maurine St. Gaudens is the granddaughter of noted San Francisco jeweler, Maurice Saint-Gaudens, and the third-cousin of the esteemed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Her artistic background led to her career as a respected Fine Arts conservator and the establishment of the Maurine St. Gaudens Studio in Pasadena, California. Maurine has been a good friend of our gallery. A painting by Frances Upson Young, presently in our current gallery exhibition, is included in this book. See our newsletter article from August, 2013.

This four-volume set presents 320 women artists who lived and worked in California as well as throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. This work encompasses a range of styles—from the realism of the 19th century to the modernism of the 20th.

Read more from the Emerging from the Shadows website.
Order your copy from Schiffer Publishing.

Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows
ART AT THE SOURCE ... June 4 - 12
Linda Sorensen, Jean Warren & Molly Lipsher
APRIL 9 & 10 ... Visit the ART TENT at
Bodega Bay's Annual Fisherman's Festival
featuring Wanda McManus, Linda Sorensen, Diane Perry and John Hershey
See the official Fish Fest Website for more details

APRIL 23 & 24
The TALL SHIPS return to Bodega Bay
The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain

JUNE 4th and 5th
& JUNE 11th and 12th
Our gallery location will host
featuring three women artists
Linda Sorensen, Jean Warren and Molly Lipsher

June 15th, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery will host
a new gallery exhibition
A Sampling of
Historic California Women Painters

Linda Sorensen Round Midnight
Linda Sorensen, 'Round Midnight -- Oils
Jean Warren Blue Mind Fascination
Jean Warren,
Blue Mind Fascination -- Watercolors
Molly Lipsher Bay at  the Moon
Molly Lipsher, Bay at the Moon -- Pastels

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection

New Work By: BRAYER, Sarah, BRIGHTON, Carol, DEWEES, Chris, DOWNING, Holly, FUKAMI, Gashu,
HAMANISHI, Katsunori, HIRATSUKA, Yuji, IKEZAKI, Yoshio, KURODA, Shigeki, MIYAMOTO, Noriwaki,
SCHWAEROW, Micah. TACHIBANA, Seiko & WATANABE, Mikio | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
through May 1, 2016
1) March 25 - April 10 "Passion for the Arts"  A juried exhibition by young artists: High School and College Art Students.
2) April 15 - May 1, 2016  A Collaborative Art Installation by/for Sonoma County Students Grades 1-8
Spring into Nature – A Trip through My Sonoma County.

  282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

“THE FRUGAL COLLECTOR” through APRIL 24TH |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Bobbi & Ron Quercia formerly in DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
stay tuned for news of where to see their work
(707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top

Read about 1st Friday Artwalks, first Fri of the month
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection - renovated and reopened
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery
"Grace"A fine art photography exhibit by Elisabeth Sunday
Field Mirror Photography in Africa, a visual alchemy
April 23 to June 25

 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4

john Anderson
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IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts
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Lee Youngman
IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed California painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork
through April 10

Permanent Collection
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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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Legion of Honor

-Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcaadia
through May 15
-Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

-- ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works
from the OMCA's collection

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San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
Currently closed for renovations
Getting close ... OPENS May 14
SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Running Fence
through Apr 17

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Snoopy and the Red Barron" through Apr 24

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

William Keith and the Battle for Hetch Hetchy
through May 1

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth;
current exhibit of Tom Killion block prints

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Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Crocker Art Museum
Back to Life, Bay Area Figurative Art
through May 1

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan)
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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum!

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton    
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Nature of Water,
Our Most Precious Resource

through Jun 16
The Irvine Museum

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Los Angeles
Hammer Museum (at UCLA)

Hammer Museum
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Norton Simon Museum

-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

American Art Collection
Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri,
Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran,
William Keith, Mary Cassatt,
Thomas Hart Benton and many more.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Art Museum Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89    
& Beyond
Hololulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Special Exhibition Feb 14 - May 10
Van Gogh's Bedrooms
3 versions of his bed chamber at Arles
36 Van Gogh paintings,
letters, and drawings on exhibit

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York Ottowa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art