August 2009
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

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from the world of California’s heritage art and beyond,
reporting on gallery and museum exhibits, near and far

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VISIT our Gallery Exhibits
Old Locals & a Few (Other) Notables
through August 30th
Joshua Meador and selected artists
of California's Film Industry

September and October
Edwin Deakin Notre Dame Thumbnail
Edwin Deakin: California Painter of the Picturesque
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
through September 2

Ansel Adams Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine Thumbnail
SF Moma presents Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams:
Natural Affinities
through Sept 7

The Art Institute of Chicago
"A Case for Wine from
King Tut to Today"

Alan Bean in Studio
Smithsonian's Air and Space
presents Alan Bean,
Apollo Astronaut,
moon-walker and artist
Petaluma Arts Council Promo ALL ABOARD Exhibition
A look back at the future:
Petaluma Arts Council presents
artists and historians
picturing the railroad.
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Gallery Notes

Our Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits:
The Greater Bay Area,
Southern California
& Beyond

California Painter of the Picturesque

Edwin Deakin
Sonoma County Museum,
Santa Rosa through Sept 2

Photo Edwin Deakin
Photo of Edwin Deakin by
R. H. Furman, courtesy of
Sullivan Goss Gallery
Santa Barbara

Edwin Deakin Notre Dame
Notre Dame and river boats on the Seine, as seen from Ile Saint-Louis

Long before California had freeways, it was being painted by Edwin Deakin. His work has been termed romantic, picturesque and nostalgic. But whatever adjectives you use, it all adds up to a stunning body of work, and a California Treasure not to be missed.

Through September 20th, the Sonoma County Museum is hosting a treat. Courtesy of a traveling exhibit from the collection of Sacramento’s Crocker Museum (curated by Scott Shields), you may see some exquisite large canvases of Edwin Deakin 1838-1923. Take this opportunity to enjoy the visual poetry which is the legacy of Edwin Deakin.

Edwin Deakin Mission San Gabriel
San Gabriel Mission and Mt. San Antonio and the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena
Edwin Deakin Hotel Christmas
Christmas Morning
Hotel de Cluny in Paris

Thirty-two-year-old Edwin Deakin arrived in San Francisco in 1870. As a talented twelve-year-old youth, he first painted in his native Sheffield, England as an apprentice to "japanning" firm, painting pictures on boxes and tables. In this job, he was taught how to paint flowers, landscapes, and decorative designs. But beyond this, he received no formal art training, and was a self taught artist. While still young, he was gaining a reputation in England and France for his architectural paintings, When he was 18 years old, he and his family moved to Chicago in 1856, where his father built a hardware business. For the next fourteen years, Deakin established his artistic career in Chicago, and toward the end of this period was exhibiting portraits of civil war heroes.

Deakin visited San Francisco in 1870, but returned to Chicago, only to see his family's hardware business consumed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, along with all but six of his paintings. With not much holding him in Chicago, he moved to San Francisco.

Upon his arrival , Deakin established a studio with Samuel Brooks. He exhibited

with the San Francisco Art Association and the Mechanics Institute, and became a member of the Bohemian Club. Between 1877 and 1879, he visited France and exhibited at the Paris Salon. In 1882 and 1883, he maintained a studio in Denver, and returned to the Bay Area during his last years, residing in Berkeley. While in the Bay Area, he was influenced by other romantic landscape artists, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and Thomas Moran.

He is most famed for three sets of paintings he did of the twenty-one California Missions, two in oil and the third in watercolor. He worked on his Missions project over twenty-nine years, and it is considered his crowning artistic achievement. He died in Berkeley at age eighty-five in 1923. His works reside numerous museums, and is well represented in the the collections of the Crocker, De Young and Oakland Museums.

Edwin Deakin Strawberry Canyon Berkeley
Strawberry Canyon
Berkeley, CA
Edwin Deakin Dent du Midi Castle of Chillon Lake Geneva
Dent du Midi Castle of Chillon, Lake Geneva | | Back to the Top
SF Moma presents Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities
( through Sept 7)

What did Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams share, what common elements touched them both? They met in 1929, and quickly discovered in each other their passion for creating artistic compositions which captured brief and compelling moments in natural forms. Seeing both of these artists' work together challenges us to understand the root of their shared visual poetry.

This traveling exhibit has visited the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (the Renwick), and is currently at San Francisco's Moma through September 7th, 2009. The exhibition includes approximately 100 works, centering on the similarities of both artists, their sense of composition and their use of natural forms. Among the O'Keeffe works on view will be Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie's II (1930) and Ranchos Church No. 1 (1929), paintings that pair quite naturally with Adams' well-known landscapes Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California (1944), and his Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico (c. 1929), which was made the same summer as O'Keeffe's painting of the church.

Georgia O'Keeffe was fifteen years older than Ansel Adams, and when they met in 1929, she was significantly more prominent in the world of art. Yet these differences quickly faded as the two

Georgia O'Keeffe Black Mesa Landscape
Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II, 1930
Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944
Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944

quickly established a friendship for life. Beyond regular correspondence, they made two artistic treks together. Along with a party of other friends, the two artists explored the Southwest in 1938, and made a "pack trip" through the Yosemite back country the following year. If only there were some transcriptions of those campfire conversations.

Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Art Student's League in New York. Early on, she mastered the principles of realism. While later studying at Columbia, she made some charcoal drawings which found their way to the gallery of Alfred Stieglitz, a well known modernist photographer. Later, the couple fell in love and married. In 1929, she spent the summer in New Mexico. The land of enchantment captured O'Keeffe's imagination. She returned there often, and after Alfred Stieglitz's death in 1946, she made Sante Fe her home. She worked in oil until the mid 1970's, and then worked in pencil and watercolor until 1982. In 1984, she passed away at the age of 98.

As a youth whose dream was to become a concert pianist, young Ansel Adams visited Yosemite with a Kodak Brownie box camera. While on one of his first visits to Yosemite, he stopped at the Yosemite Valley home of artist Harry Cassie Best to play Harry's piano, one of two in the entire valley. He remained long enough to meet Virginia Best, Harry's daughter, whom he later married.

He first visited the Southwest in 1929, having just made a decision to pursue photography rather than music. In New Mexico, he met Georgia O'Keeffe. His work received considerable recognition, and he was granted an exhibition of his work at Alfred Stieglitz's New York gallery. Afterward, his work was critically acclaimed, and was popularized through his advocacy for the Sierra Club.

The Art Institute of Chicago presents
"A Case for Wine from King Tut to Today"

Here's a reason to visit Chicago this summer. Through September 20th, the Art Institute of Chicago presents an intriguing view of the history of wine as expressed in art.

For Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery located in Sonoma County, California, the thought of blending the joys of art and joy of wine seems most natural. We're pleased Chicago's Art Institute is presenting this exhibit.

This cross-departmental exhibit shows how wine has been near the center of life for centuries. The AIC has drawn from its own collection, and from private and institutional collections to show us paintings, photographs, statues, ancient wine jars, wine bottles, barrels, chalices and glasses, cleverly displayed to tell the tale of wine through the ages.

Vincent Van Gogh The Drinkers
Vincent Van Gogh, The Drinkers

It shares again the story of the Romans' Saint Bacchus, who drowned in a barrel of wine, and proceeds on to depict wine in paintings by impressionists, cubists, and surrealists. You will see wine enjoyed by people in a variety of settings, including the outdoor industrial scene called The Drinkers by Vincent Van Gogh, and the lively Jazz Club - Nightlife - depicted by Chicago artist Archibald John Motley who visited Paris in 1929. The exhibit also explores the rich wine culture of Parisian Cafe life of the early twentieth century. Americans were especially drawn to Parisian Cafe life, because back home, America was enduring the stifling pains of prohibition. But in Paris, the wine and the creativity flowed freely.

The exhibit covers ten galleries, and addresses a variety of
themes - Bacchus and Friends, Viticulture: From Vine to

Archibald John Motly Jr Nightlife
Archibald John Motley Jr. Nightlife

Wine; Keeping Religion: The Sacred Context; Keeping Cool: The Domestic Context; Evolution of the Vessel; Wine at World’s Fairs; Wine in Jazz Age Paris; and A Contemporary Take.

Art Institute of Chicago | "A Case for Wine" Exhibit Page | Back to the Top

Apollo 12's Commander Charles Conrad,
Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean,
and Control Module Pilot Richard Gordon
Smithsonian's Air and Space Presents
Alan Bean, Apollo Astronaut and Artist
Four months after Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon, America's second lunar mission took off in late November 1969. Apollo 12's Commander Charles Conrad, Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean, and Control Module Pilot Richard Gordon survived lightning strikes at launch to perform their successful mission, to make a precise landing on the moon.

Forty years later, former astronaut Alan Bean's current mission may require nearly as much bravery. Now, like artists of all ages, he is exhibiting his work before the critics and the public.

Alan Bean Lunar Modual Apollo 12
In November of 1969, Alan Bean descended the Lunar Module ladder onto the lunar surface, the fourth man ever to walk on the moon. To date, a select fraternity of twelve astronauts have set foot upon its surface. Since retiring from Nasa in 1981, Alan Bean has been retelling the tale of this grand accomplishment. Each of his paintings depicts what he and his fellow astronauts saw as they explored a new world. While a young pilot stationed at Patuxent River, Maryland, Alan took an art class. Like many other art students, he did still lifes and copied the masters, but he also began working with flight motifs. Today, he uses acrylic paints, and says of his work that it is detailed and impressionistic, but he strives to be technically accurate and give an objective record of what being on the moon was like. He believes his work will survive, instruct and encourage future generations to continue in the same exploring spirit.

Unique to Alan Bean's painting is that he prepares his painting surface with an acrylic paste into which he places a print from one of his lunar boots, a boot which actually traversed the moon's surface. He further adds texture to his surface with his geology hammer which was used, among other chores, to plant the American flag into the lunar surface. He then adds snippets of the flag or his name tag sewn onto his spacesuit which hold microscopic bits of lunar dust.

The National Air and Space Museum will premiere Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist On Another World at the Museum on the National Mall July 16, 2009 through January 13, 2010 in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the first Apollo moon landings.
Alan Bean in his studio
Visit : | Alan Bean's Website | Back to the Top

A Look back at the Future
Petaluma Arts Council presents artists and historians picturing the railroad.

In Sonoma County, we're looking ahead to the Smart Train, an alternative to the often clogged Hwy 101 corridor. But what will be is what once has been. A railroad to Marin through Sonoma County isn't a new idea. This is a good idea coming around for a second tour.

"All ABOARD!" is a train themed exhibition including fine art, historical photographs, and memorabilia. Twenty-four Bay Area artists will exhibit 40 pieces, including Juror's Choice, San Francisco based artist Steven Allen. His porcelain train sculpture, "Art Train (Homage to Jun Kaneko)" features elements based on the renowned Japenese ceramicist's iconic dongo or "dumpling" forms. Invited sculpturist Monty Monty will


All Aboard Exhibition Promo

show four transportation related sculptures, utilizing vintage and everyday objects to create thought provoking and whimsical assemblages. Artists reception is August 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Saturday, August 29th, there will be a lecture & book signing by John and Kristina Schmale, authors of Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway. | Back to the Top

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Gallery Notes
  • Our Archives page has been improved. You may now scan the list of articles from all our past newsletters, click on the link, and access the article.
  • Our gallery's current show, running through August, features the famous painters of early Northern California, including members of the Bohemian Club such as Gordon Coutts, William Ritschel, Meyer Straus, Ransome Holdredge, Charles Graham, Gustave Liljestrom, and James Everett Stuart. Alice Chittenden also exhibited with them.
  • Our August newsletter notification email was inaccurate when it reported the information we received from a subscriber about the location of the Holdredge painting pictured on the July notification. Instead, the mill pictured in the painting was located along a path in the Bohemian Club resort where the subscriber's grandfather (not father), a member of the Bohemian Club, took her walking one winter when the resort was closed.
  • At the gallery we have added a rack of vintage prints, unframed, such as the Ghost Town series by Clyde Forsythe, signed John W. Hilton desert prints, and Jimmy Swinnerton prints. Very old prints from the 1800's are also included such as antique prints by Corot. There are also paper memorabilia such as fruit box labels and railroad items.
  • The Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa is exhibiting Bohemian Club member Edwin Deakin. "California Painter of the Picturesque" opens July 3rd and runs through September 20.
  • The gallery's next show, this Fall, will feature the paintings of those artists who were strongly associated with the movie industry, such as Disney artists Joshua Meador, Bennett Bradbury, and Ralph Hulett, and others such as Jan Domela and Phil Dike. This exhibit will be presented in celebration of the upcoming opening of the new Disney Museum in The Presidio, San Francisco. It also follows upon major museum presentations of the oil paintings of these "Regionalist" painters from mid-Century at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica and the Irvine Museum (see museum listings below). (Also, the Huntington Library, American Paintings Collection, has most recently acquired a Thomas Hart Benton painting in this category.)
  • The new Map of fine arts and arts & crafts galleries in Sonoma County has been issued by the Sonoma County Gallery Group, and is available at galleries, visitors centers, wineries on the Wine Road, and other locations. There are several new galleries of note, and this Map and the website is a good way to plan a tour and find out about current exhibits.
  • Booklets of several of our exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address.
    - Painters of the Desert;
    - Regionalist Watercolors;
    - 19th Century Paintings of Northern California;
    - Painters of Carmel (plus other Master Painters of the Sea).

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Current Exhibit: Old Locals & a Few (Other) Notables
Map & Location |

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

Reception, Friday, July 3, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Libby Kirk's fused glass, Susan Amalia's
multi-media works, and Gary Smith's Custom Framing.
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
Gary Smith of Smith and Kirk Fine Art and Custom Framing
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
Leslie Zumwalt, Dave Kingwell, and Joy Stockdale

1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, 707-875-2744

Next show ... Reflections of Bodega Bay
Paintings by Ron Sumner and introducing sculptures by Aaron Poovey | Back to the Top

Dave Kingwell Painting
Joy Stockdale

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Now showing - Bruce Johnson: Sculpture
The gallery was established in 1989 and specializes in
contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Our Current Exhibits:
Sculptures by Bruce Johnson: "Downsized and Uprooted"
Paintings by Robert DeVee | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew

And while in Bodega Bay, visit Liya and Andrew at
The Terrapin Creek Cafe
"just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"

Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café, perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup. In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is, in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
July 12 through September:
19th annual
Artists of the Bohemian Club show
"BOHEMIAN RENDEZVOUS". | Back to the Top
Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"An On Going Exhibit, of Small Works"
Through October 31
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
John Rizzi Glassworks Shop IN Guerneville John Rizzi Glassworks
Retail Gallery and Studio
specializing in unique glass sculpture,
beads and jewelry
http://www.JohnRizziGlasswork | Back to the Top
John Rizzi at work in studio
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints
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Lee Youngman Photo Thumbnail

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Lee Youngman features
the contemporary paintings of Paul Youngman
and other Sonoma and Napa County artists.
Also, she has a superb selection of paintings done by her father,
famed artist Ralph Love. | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art

August - Featuring: Still Lifes, by Jeanette Le Grue
Click here to preview Jeanette's new book | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
July 10—August 16, 2009
VISION TO FORM: Drawings, Paintings & Sculpture Don de Vivieros & Hugh Wiley
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 11, 4—6pm

August 21—September 27, 2009 DA BISHOP: NEW PAINTINGS: Artist Reception:
Saturday, August 22, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"Surface Detail, Line & Rhythm" - July 7 – Aug 16
Featuring: Susan R. Ball, Robyn Beattie & Mark Pechenik Back to the Top

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
regional seascape and landscape painting, fine art photography, blown glass,
etching, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodwork, and jewelry by local artists.
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
Through September 20 ... D.A. Bishop Surf, Collection, Oil on Canvas / Diana Bundy, At the Shore, Copper Sculptures / Mo Ryan, Beach Series, Oil on Canvas / George "Zack" Smith, Waves, Oil Pastel on Canvas / Craig Collins, Craig Collins Furniture / Sharon Eager, Gallery Manager / Patrick Miller, Bohemian Stoneworks | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
"an eclectic range of art that includes romantic wine country landscapes, whimsical animal portraits, and contemplative visual abstracts that allude to natural objects and mystery."
Jan, Feb, & March: By appointment only

April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail 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 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and
to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art ...

Opening August 16 ... ALL ABOARD! Artists and Historians Picture the Railroad. This new mixed-media exhibition will feature original fine art by 24 Bay Area artists and historical train memorabilia.
Through August 2 | Back to the Top
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
The Banana Gallery Hiwa Hawaii Thumbnail In Hawi, Big Island, Hawaii
The Banana Gallery
Plain air paintings
visit Robin Fahey Cameron at the Banana Gallery | Back to the Top
Robin Fehey Cameron of the Banana Gallery
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
Oakland Museum of California

The Art and History Galleries are currently under renovation, and will reopen in 2010.
Exhibit:Future of Sequoias:
Sustaining Parklands in the 21st Century
February 7–August 23, 2009
Oakland Museum Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum

de Young Museum: American Painting Collection, &
"Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

Fine Arts Collection ... & Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present
February 19- August 15, 2009
California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Waking Dreams: Max Klinger and the Symbolist Print
through September 6, 2009
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Marc Chagall and the Artists of the
Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949

through September 7, 2009
San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Hearst Art Gallery

California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints
July 25 - Sept. 20, 2009

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
News as of July 1st
Project Canceled
the Contemporary Art Museum
of the Presidio
read the SF Chronicle
's C.W. Nevius column
July 4, 2009
& SF Chronicle Article, A downtown site for the Fisher art collection, July 26, 2009

Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio Coming to SF's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum Opening in October
read more ...

SF Chron & the LA Times
Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Edwin Deakin
California Painter of the Picturesque
July 3 - Sept 20
Spectacular 19th century California landscape artist and Bohemian Club Memer
Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum
-To Remember: Charles Schulz Commemorates D-Day through Oct 12
-To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA through July 20

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa
Mission San Francisco de Solano

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 95476
(707) 939-7862
Intersections: Puzzles As Art
Curated by Nancy Mintz & George Miller
JUNE 20 - AUGUST 16, 2009
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum
Edward S. Curtis Refocused
through November 8, 2009

Grace Hudson Museum

Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail
Monterey Museum of Art

Made in Monterey --presents the most important works in the
Museum's permanent collection
through Oct 25

Monterey Museum of Art

Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Soaring Voices: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists
Opens August 8
Crocker Art Museum Thumbnail

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Todd Schorr: American Surreal
through September 16

San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Southern California
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Works of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,
July 4 - Oct 11, 2009

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Irvine
The Irvine Museum

The Outsiders
Modernism in California,

through September 16
Irvine Museum Thumbnail
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form
Through January 3, 2010
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Impressionist and Modern Masters:
Nature and Light
06.20.09 - 08.30.09

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
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

Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
California Regionalist Oils,
Paintings by Emil Kosa, Ralph Hulett,
Barse Miller, and Phil Dike

Through August 23

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica
Norton Simon Museum

Exceptionally Gifted: Recent Donations to the Norton Simon Museum (2002–2008)
April 17–August 31, 2009

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Newport Beach
Orange County Museum of Art

The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe,
Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin,
and Florence Miller Pierce
May 3-September 6, 2009

Orange County Museum of Art
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance
June 25–October 18, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

through January 10, 2010
Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

"A Case for Wine
From King Tut to Today"
through September 20, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Edouard Manet's "Ragpicker" from the Norton Simon Foundation
May 22–September 7, 2009
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

Vermeer's The Astronomer
"Evolution and Exploration
through September 6, 2009
Atlantas High Musuem of Art Thumbnail
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia
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