Homepage | Current Exhibit | Contact Us | Location | Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
California / American School | Recent Acquisitions | Printbin | Also Available | Artist Friends | Previously Offered
Archives of Gallery Exhibits & Newsletters
December 2010
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

Celebrating Early California, Western, and American Art
Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 11:00 - 5:00 (and other times by appointment)
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Subscribe to our newsletter.
We value email contact with you.
We share our list with NO ONE. We
email monthly notifications of our newsletters,
& info of gallery exhibitions and events.
You may unsubscribe anytime.
Your Email Address:

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior Thumbnail
A New Home for
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Moving In Jan. 1, 2011

The Sad Tale of Artist William Kunze,
"Painting His Way Out of Stripes"
SF Call, March 17, 1912

Gallery Notes

Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits:
The Bay Area, Southland & Beyond

Visit our archives page
featuring a "clickable" photo index

A New Home for
Bodega Bay
Heritage Gallery
Moving in Jan. 1, 2011
Gary Smith Small World Custom Framing
Gary Smith Small World Custom Framing
Ren Brown and Robert DeVee

We are upgrading our gallery to a easy-to-find and attractive location with ample and convenient parking on Highway One, with expanded hours, and next door to an exceptional gallery dedicated to Japanese prints, the prestigious Ren Brown Collection.

We will be open five days a week, and will offer some new features.

Gary Smith will be offering his Small World Custom Framing. Over the years, Gary has worked closely with Linda and me as we readied paintings for exhibition and sale, as he has done for The Ren Brown Collection. His experience and creativity adds a new dimension to our gallery, and his friendly and knowledgeable presence allows us to expand our open days and hours. With Gary sharing gallery duties, we will be open Wednesdays through Sundays every week, and opening earlier each day.

Ren Brown Collection Sign

Joshua Meador Tending the Net
One of our gems,
Joshua Meador, Tending the Net

As we have done since our beginning, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery will be exhibiting an ever changing sampling of historic California paintings from our collection, and visitors will soon have the ability to reference our entire collection online at the gallery.

While browsing our website at home, if you wish to see aparticular painting fom our collectoin in person, you may let us know in advance of a future visit, and we will have it well lighted and ready for you to view when you arrive. We will also have a comfortable seating area to view videos and books related to California painting.

Beyond our collection of historic California paintings, together with Gary the works of three local artists will be featured: the watercolor paintings of Jean Warren, the oil paintings of Linda Sorensen, both of Bodega Bay, and the popular limited edition etchings of the late Gail Packer.

Jean Warren Bodega Bay
Jean Warren, Bodega Bay
Jean Warren does her watercolors plein air. Her dynamic works are included in public, corporate and private collections. She has a painting on the cover of Places in Watercolor and work included in Best of Watercolor, Bridging Time & Space, and The Art of Layering, among others. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Linda Sorensen has deep roots in painting not only as a knowledgeable collector and art dealer, but also including past participation in the abstract expressionist movement mid-Century, particularly as applied to landscape. She has developed her own distinctive style of landscape painting in oil that incorporates simplification and stylization to capture the impact of a scene and bring to the viewer the sense of being there in the mood of that day.
LL Sorensen Glorious Day at China Cove
Linda L. Sorensen,
Glorious Day at China Cove
Gail Packer passed away in the Spring of 2008 and is dearly missed by the art community of Sonoma County. She wrote of her work, "It is a result of a combination of things from Medieval Art (Books of Hours), the Decorative Arts Movement, ancient civilizations and the country environment in which I live. I like the concept of taking simple scenes that might be observed every day and moving them to a more exalted place through the use of borders and framework. The framework has changed over the years into a use of naturalistic forms in a decorative way involving plant life and animals that reflect upon the central image. I have chosen the medium of Printmaking because I like the concept of multiples as well as the effects that one can achieve only through Intaglio work. I am especially fond of the textures and effects of the aquatinted areas. The fusion of painting concepts with the Printmaking process is very stimulating to me."
We aren't shy to express that, like most parts of the economy, the recession has been hard on the art world. Every gallery, auction house, and individual artist we speak with amplifies the chorus. But we hope this new gallery is an expression of our continued mission, to elevate and celebrate art's hallowed place in our daily lives.

So please treat yourself to a trip to Bodega Bay soon. Enjoy the scenery, enjoy the art, and while here, maybe visit one of our restaurants for some crab or chowder. We are most welcoming to all visitors who bring their love of and their enthusiasm for art, as well as their senses of awe and humor. As we say to all our visitors, "The weather (and the art) is always great in Bodega Bay." We hope to see you soon! -- Dan

Jacques Goudstikker at his gallery
Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker,
now at SF's Contemporary Jewish Museum

At age 43, Jacques Goudstikker along with his wife and son fled their native Holland shortly after the Nazi invasion. As they fled, Jacques died due to an unfortunate accident aboard ship.

Before the war, he had been one of the most influential art dealers in Amsterdam, dealing in paintings by the Dutch Old Masters and works from Northern Europe and Italy. He sold to prominent

Jacques Goudstikker's Business Card
collectors and to major museums such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, and the new upstart at the time, the National Gallery in Washington. He also organized international art fairs, festivals and exhibitions.

When he fled, he left behind his gallery containing about 1,400 works, most of which were looted by Reichsmarshall Hermann Göring. After the war, the allies located and returned most of these stolen works to the Dutch government which incorporated the paintings into the national collection and were dispersed to museums throughout the country. The paintings would remain owned by the Dutch government for the next six decades.

Jan Van Ruesdail, Sailing Vessels in a Thunderstorm
a related film
regarding looted art ...
Previously from our
Oct 2008 Newsletter

A DVD - Documentary
World Without Our Masterpieces?

Floris Van Shooten, Still Life with Cheeses, and Smoker's Accessories
Attributed to the Master of
Pauw and Zas
But in February of 2006, the Goudstikker family successfully reclaimed 200 artworks from the Dutch Government, resulting in one of the largest reclamations of Nazi looted art ever. Crucial to the family's claim was a small black notebook which was found with Jaques at the time of his death. In the notebook, he had meticulously kept an inventory of works in his gallery collection.

Highlights of this exhibition include Jan Wellens de Cock’s Temptation of Saint Anthony, a splendid river landscape by Salomon van Ruysdael, a rare early marine painting by Salomon’s nephew Jacob van Ruisdael, an atmospheric Winter

Anonymous, Untitled

Pietro Antonio Rotari,
Young Woman with Bonnett and White Shawl and a book
Also known as The Virtuous Girl

Salomon Van Ruysdael,
View of the Dunes near Zandvoort

Last Supper
Attributed to the Master of
Pauw and Zas
Jan Mostaert, Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America or Discovery of America

Ferdinand Bol, Louise Marie Gonzagade Nevers,
Queen of Poland
Landscape with Skaters by Jan van Goyen, and Jan van der Heyden’s View of Nyenrode Castle on the Vecht – the country estate that Goudstikker himself owned and opened to the public each summer in the 1930s. Also on view are excellent still life paintings and portraits such as Hieronymus Galle’s Still Life with Flowers in a Vase and Ferdinand Bol’s Louise-Marie Gonzaga de Nevers.

a brief video introduction to this exhibition
when it visited West Palm Beach, Florida's, Norton Museum.

In addition to viewing fine paintings, museum visitors will be offered an opportunity to reflect on the inequities of war, the looting of cultural property during the Holocaust, and ongoing efforts to recover artworks stolen during World War II. “This is a rare chance to tell the extraordinary story of restitution,” says Connie Wolf, Executive Director of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. “It’s a poignant story that resonates today as looting of artworks continues in conflicts around the world. We are thrilled to have these remarkable masterpieces on view for Bay Area audiences to see and experience.”

Published by the Bruce Museum and The Jewish Museum in association with Yale University Press, the lavishly illustrated 257-page catalog is available in the Museum’s gift store for $60.

      The Contemporary
Jewish Museum
  Back to the Top

The Sad Tale of Artist William Kunze, "Painting His Way Out of Stripes"
SF Call, March 17, 1912
Monthly Magazine Banner William Kunze Article SF Call March 17 1912 Stolen Jean-François Millet unearthed in artist's Room,
Esthetic Robber Found Enraptured Before Missing Picture,
Says Art Is His Sweetheart and
Lure of Masterpiece Was Irresistible
Sub Title William Kunze Article SF Call March 17 1912
Undaunted by the felon’s garb upon his back and the dismal surroundings of state’s prison, a young artist confined at San Quentin toils each day with his palette and brush, striving to paint his way to redemption and fame. He was driven to crime by hunger while struggling against obstacles to develop his talents and become a great painter. For the theft he committed in the face of starvation he is paying his debt to society.

The horrors of prison life have failed to curb his ambition and he paints incessantly so that on regaining his freedom he may be better able to face the world and continue his life’s work.
Explanatory NoteWilliam Kunze Article SF Call March 17 1912

In the eyes of the law, the artist is merely convict No. 2457, a confessed thief. But a sympathetic world looks upon him as William Kunze, the gifted young painter struggling to achieve great results by the genius with which providence endowed him.

Kunze’s career has been extraordinary. Kunze himself is extraordinary. He is a dreamer. He has lived a life of self-denial and poverty. He has not lived in the material world with other men, but has spent his years in a prolonged dream in which he has been blind to all but art and has wished for naught but to become a great painter.

Night and day and year after year he has labored to reach that goal, living all the while in his realm of muse until the pangs of hunger forced him. Then he committed the deed that branded him a burglar.

Justice decreed that the poor artist must spend two years behind prison bars. And now the artist, fed and lodged by the state, is living again in the dream of art. A kindly warden, intent on helping the prisoner redeem himself, is permitting him to continue his painting during his incarceration. Within the warden’s home Kunze is painting beautiful frescoes. He has painted many canvases, reproducing the beauties of nature.

Kunze is a small man, 27 years of age. His features are sharp his face blanched and emaciated. Years of application have done their work and there remains no trace of boyish vigor. His large blue eyes are sunk deep in his head and appear always to be gazing into space. Kunze looks and acts the dreamer that he is. He speaks in a whispered tone and mouths his words. His expression mostly is serious -- except when he talks of his work and ambitions. Then the motionless features beam and his thin lips part in a pleasing smile, for the hope of becoming a great artist is life to Kunze.

Art critics pronounce his work to be remarkable in view of the little instruction he has had. They say his paintings bespeak much talent. The pastoral is his favorite theme, for the rural surrounds of his early life have instilled in his heart a love for the fields and flocks.

Born in Saxony of poor parents, Kunze, while still unable to write his name, found himself fascinated in art and took to sketching what he saw about him. As he grew older the enchantment grew and his parents marveled at his talents. He sketched and painted the hills, the fields, the herds and the shepherds. He craved an opportunity to study painting and develop. Every minute that he was not working on the family holding he was painting or sketching. He had resolved not to permit poverty to curtail his ambitions. Environment had made him a student of the pastoral. The scenes of rural life were all that he saw.

Artistic talent was not scarce in the Kunze family, for while William was painting his older brother was studying music. In time the brother emigrated to America where he toiled for his instruction. He was soon recognized and became successful as a member of a symphony orchestra. The elder Kunze sent for his younger brother, hoping that in America he might be able to accumulate enough money to study art under competent tutors.

The young artist had little difficulty in securing work, but it was art that was occupying his mind, and try as he might, he found it impossible to become interested in routine duties. He worked here and there in different capacities, doing whatever he could to earn money. He earned barely enough for his living expenses. Often he found himself hard pressed to provide the plainest necessities.

William Kunze painting at San Quentin drawing SF Call

Kunze wandered from city to city, working at whatever he could by day and spending his nights with his colors. He progressed slowly, for without tuition, he found it difficult to overcome the crudeness of his work.

Kunze arrived in San Francisco. He worked in cheap lodging houses, restaurants, anywhere that he could earn enough to live. He denied himself even ordinary necessities so that he could buy tubes and brushes.

Kunze wandered one day in March, 1910, into the memorial museum in Golden Gate park. In the art gallery he stood for hours in silent admiration before the great canvases. He espied a pastoral scene, the work of the immortal Millet. It was called “The Shepherd and His Flock.” In a way that only the master hand of the great Millet could portray, the painting pictured a shepherd leading his flocks from the fields at sunset.

The love of the pastoral which native environment had kindled in the soul of young Kunze kept him spellbound before the canvas. Men and women passed about him, but he did not see them. Visitors talked and stamped their feet, but he did not hear them, for his faculties were absorbed in studying the painting.

Drawing of William Kunze SF Call March 17 1910

When Kunze left the art gallery it was with the firm resolve that he must learn to emulate the marvelous work of Millet. It he was too poor to pay for instruction in art, he could at least study the original painting for himself.

For days he kept himself closeted in his tiny room, trying to reproduce the scene that had won his admiration more than any canvas he had ever seen. Time and again he visited the art gallery to study more closely the picture and try his best to discover the secret of the artist’s genius. Each time he returned to his own canvas and renewed his feeble effort to duplicate the work of Millet.

As he struggled with the picture Kunze came to realize only too well that his own untrained hand could not duplicate the work of the great artist. He had failed to catch the secret of the master’s genius.

How he adored that scene -- the picture that appealed so dearly to his heart and which he knew he could not copy for himself. As he stood alone gazing at the canvas in the art gallery, a sudden craving came to him to own it that he might study it forever by himself, unmolested. The temptation overcame his reason. He drew a knife from his picket and cut the canvas from its frame.

Had he been a common thief, bent on selling his loot for profit, he would undoubtedly have been detected by the Sunday crowds passing in and out of the museum.

Golden Gate Park Musuem circa 1910
Golden Gate Park Museum, circa 1910

The artist did not try to conceal what he had taken, and perhaps that is why he walked through the crowds unnoticed and reached his lodgings with the great canvas in his hands. He placed it on an easel and sat before it in undisturbed adoration. Here before him was the thing that he loved more dearly than anything else in all the world. He was so enraptured that he gave not a thought to his right of ownership. All that he thought of was the great pastoral scene. He had it. It was his -- his to study all his life.
San Quentin Point 1910
San Quentin Point, circa 1910

While Kunze sat dreaming before the painting in his dingy room, the theft had been discovered and scores of detectives were scouring the city for the stolen canvas. That a thief could cut such a painting from its frame and make away with his loot through the Sunday crowds baffled the police. Clues were run to earth, but still the theft of the canvas, valued at more than $10,000, remained one of the greatest mysteries in the city’s criminal history.

Perhaps Kunze would have been left undisturbed with his idol, had he not, in his great enthusiasm, confided his secret with an acquaintance. The information was more than the friend could keep and he proceeded to share his knowledge with the police. He led the detectives to the artist’s room. Quietly the officers opened the door, anticipating resistance.

They peered into the gloomy room to see the young artist seated before his treasure, gazing at it in silent admiration.

“I love that canvas with all my heart,” Kunze told the detectives as they placed him under arrest, “and I stole it so that I could study it all the time and learn myself the secret of the great Millet’s genius.”

They hustled Kunze to jail. To the police he told his story with frankness. He told of his infatuation for art and of his futile attempts to have developed the talent with which he was gifted. He told why the pastoral was dearest to him and how he had come to love the Millet in the park museum at first glance.

In his cell, the artist pleaded for paper and pencil and made sketches of fields and trees. Men and women prominent in the art world heard the youth’s story and were impressed. They called on him and promised their aid in gaining for him a chance to study art.

When Kunze came to trial the men and women who had proffered aid appeared in the courtroom to give encouragement to the unfortunate. The prisoner told his story. The magistrate, accustomed to dealing with thieves of all classes, understood at a glance that this prisoner was no ordinary thief and consented to admit him to probation.

His sponsors took him in charge and promised to give him the long sought opportunity to gain an education in art. A position was secured for him in an art study, where he was to receive instruction in oil painting in return for his work about the place.

For six months Kunze kept diligently at his work, making himself generally useful and receiving instruction from the artist. His work showed that he benefited greatly by the instruction. Occasionally Kunze was paid a meager salary which was believed sufficient for his sustenance. But while Kunze’s friends supposed that he was spending his small wages for living expenses, the artist, highly enthused and elated by the progress he was making, invested his earnings in painting materials so that he might advance by still greater strides. He was content to deny himself the most common necessities of life to say nothing of pleasure and comfort so that he could better pursue his studies.

With the few dollars that he earned, Kunze purchased paintings that pleased his eye and materials to work with at night.

For months Kunze continued this life of toil and denial, going about at his work hungry and falling more and more in debt. When six months had elapsed he found himself in debt for his room rent and compelled to eat free lunches in saloons because he had not the money to buy his food.

Jean Francois Millett
Jean-François Millet
(October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875)
was a French painter and one of the founders
of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized
as part of the naturalism and realism movements.

Kunze crossed the bay to Oakland one Sunday morning. As he walked along the street, famished and penniless, he came to a building under construction. A curious impulse led him into the structure. There he espied a kit of tools left by a mechanic. It occurred to him to take the tools and sell them that he might buy something to eat. Hunger had robbed him of his sense of honor and the primitive instinct prevailed. He picked up the tools and started away, But he had gone only a few paces when he stood face to face with a policeman. He was placed under arrest and readily confessed his crime.

Kunze was led to jail now fully awakened to what he had done. He was brought before the superior court and sentenced to two years in San Quentin. Thus William Kunze became a convict.

They took the art mad youth to the penitentiary. They cropped his hair and exchanged his shabby clothes for a suit of stripes. They stamped a number on his coat and he became one of a community of criminals.

Kunze was put to work in the jute mill. But even at San Quentin his talent was not to go unnoticed. In spare moments in his cell he sketched on bits of paper or on the walls.

Warden John Hoyle soon heard of the young prisoner’s case and decided to give him an opportunity to work out his redemption. With his usual broadmindedness the warden held that if the state helped Kunze during his imprisonment, Kunze would be able to help himself when he regained his freedom. Arrangements were being made at that time for the annual Christmas performance given by the convicts in the prison theater. A scene painter was needed and the warden permitted Kunze to begin the work. Kunze was overjoyed at the liberal opportunity. His spirits rose high and he began his work with the firm resolve to justify the confidence placed in him. He painted the scenery and curtains for the stage that caused the officials to look on in surprise.

On a drop curtain he painted a beautiful allegorical picture of a chariot driven through the clouds and surrounded by angels. One look at the canvas after its completion convinced the warden of the real talent of the young convict painter.

The Work was a “task” to which Kunze was assigned, but Kunze regarded it quite differently. From the dull monotony of the jute mill to the work that he loved was a new lease of life to him.

After the scenes and curtains for the prison play had been completed, the warden was convinced that two years of practice with the brush and palette would enable Kunze to leave prison better able to face the world and struggle for the recognition of his talent.

So Kunze was put to work in the warden’s own residence. He understood and appreciated what was being done for him and began painting from the inspiration that filled his soul. His first work was a fresco on the wall of the warden’s bedroom. It shows a child seated in a

Jean Francois Millet Painting in the Louvre Paris
An example of the painting of Jean-François Millet, the Louvre, Paris

swing and surrounded by flowers. The work has been admired by connoisseurs of art, who pronounce Kunze an artist of unusual talent. He has painted many frescoes.

With the end of his term not far distant, Kunze continues to paint day after day, looking only to the future and trying to forget the past. He is anxious to begin life anew. Through the long days he paints either in the warden’s home or in the prison yard.

William Kunze is fighting to wipe out the brand of the stripes and to “make good.” Back to the Top

* * * * * * *
Gallery Notes
  • Gallery Notes ...
Pablo Picasso The Reader Thumbnail
Pablo Picasso
Reading 1932
Now in Seattle ... coming to SF's de Young the summer of 2011
Picasso, Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8 - January 17
Seattle Art Museum | See the Art Slide show

Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm Thursday & Friday: 10 am–9 pm Monday & Tuesday: closed
The works in this exhibition come from Picasso’s personal collection -
works of art the highly self-aware artist kept for himself with the intent of shaping his own artistic legacy. Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris—the largest and most important repository of the artist’s work in the world—the exhibition will feature work representing every major period from the artist’s prolific output over eight decades.
Pablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands ThumbnailPablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands 1954

Back to the Top
* * * * * * *

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
Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or by prearranged appointment)

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

New to Smith and Kirk Gallery : the paintings of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
and the Sonoma landscape paintings of L.L. Sorensen
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer, fused glass art, paintings, jewelry, and creative pottery and sculpture.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
http://www.SmithAndKirk.com | 707-875-2976
LL Sorensen Kirby Cove Thumbnail
"Kirby Cove" LL Sorensen
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Artist Gallery
Through Nov 11, "CALIFORNIA HILLS"
plein aire landscape paintings by Ron Sumner and James Reynolds
Imaginative gift ideas including small paintings, festive pottery, fused glass, decorative gourds & jewelry
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron SumnerBodega School House
Ron Sumner

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Our Summer 2010 Exhibit:
Mythos Sun and Moon: Recent Work By Kyoto Artist Sarah Brayer
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while visiting galleries in Bodega Bay, dine 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
Don Ealy, A Passionate Painter
Grand Exhibition and Sale

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Art Card Sale & Exhibit"
December 2 - December 31
Over 30 artists will have unique cards of their work for sale.This promises to be a great show for the Holiday Season!

Gallery Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
Lee Youngman Photo Thumbnail

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Sunday, Oct 9 Gala Opening 3 - 5 PM
"Paint the Forests 2010 Exhibit"

A juried exhibition of the National Winners in both the photo and art divisions. Major artists nationally participated in this year's event, which depicts the plight and beauty of our woodlands in each of the U.S. Forsest Regions with a special competition for art focusing on the Northern California Redwood Region. Net proceeds from the Exhibition support the Redwood Forest Foundation,
for info ... please call 707-942-0585
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Fall Show

http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | 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
November 19, 2010—January 2, 2011 THE RETURN OF THE LODI MADMAN:
New Works & Venerable Classics Michael Cooper
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 20, 4—6pm
November 28, 2010 (Sunday), 4—6pm Holiday Open House/Community Tree Lighting
Featuring the Susan Comstock Swingtet
The Gallery will be closed for vacation from January 4—21, 2011 Happy New Year!
| Back to the Top

Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
New Paintings by Susan Ball: December 7 – January 16, 2011
Guest Artists: Wendy Brayton, Sherrie Loveler and Linda Schroeter
Meet the Artists at the Opening Reception: Sunday December 12, 2-5 pm
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
http://www.gratongallery.com/ Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top
Sillouette of Cypress Kai Samuel-Davis Thumbnail
Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

First Anniversary Exhibition Opening!

Our new show, celebrating the completion of our first year in business, showcases the broad diversity of our interests. Antique, modern, and contemporary works in all media and many styles co-exist in our cozy environment.

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top

Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
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 WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

http://vintagebankantiques.com | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

20 x 20: Annual Members Exhibition NOV 19 - JAN 2, 2011
We offer our artist members, once a year, the opportunity
to exhibit their work without the restrictions of a jury process.

http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
Well worth the effort ... while on the Big Island, visit its best Museum and Gallery,
with some impressive and historic Hawaiian art.
http://isaacsartcenter.hpa.edu | Back to the Top
Jules Tavernier Kilauea by Moonlight c 1890 Thumbnail
Kilauea by Moonlight
Jules Taverier c 1890
* * * * *
Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
Film of the Month: Nov26 - Dec 31
Christmas with Walt Disney 1-4 pm
(except Tuesdays and Dec 5, 11 and 25) This screening includes The Nutcracker Suite from Fantasia (1940), Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952), TV Christmas specials and how Walt celebrated Christmas at the Studio, Disneyland, and with is family at home.

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail

San Francisco de Young Museum
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne
and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from
the Musée d’Orsay

September 25, 2010 - January 18, 2011

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

California Historical Society Thumbnail

San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Very Postmortem:
Japanesque: The Japanese Print
in the Era of Impressionism

October 16, 2010 - January 9, 2011

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Reclaimed Paintings from the collection
of Jacques Gaudstikker

through March 29, 2011
Art collector and gallery owner Jacques Gaudstikker of the Netherlands died while fleeing the Nazi invasion of his country, and 1,400 works of art were looted by lReichsmarschall Hermann Göring. After decades of effort and negotiations, much of this art has been returned to the family, in one of the largest restitutions of Nazi era looted art ever.
San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Oakland Museum of California

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation
through Jan 9, drawings, paintings, & sculptures from Ratatouille, WALL-E,
UP, and Toy Story.
- The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works"... one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art"

Oakland Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco

Prints by Paul Klee (1946)
August 07, 2010 - January 16, 2011
New Work: R. H. Quaytman
October 22, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Mad Science:

October 31, 2010 – February 6, 2011
the edgy and experimental work by this group of Bay Area artists, who are scholars, scientists, and classically trained artists.

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Peanuts . . . Naturally
August 28, 2010 through January 23, 2011
Portraits of Schultz
October 1, 2010 through February 6, 2011
Upstairs Changing Gallery

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

William Keith
The Saint Mary's College Keith collection, October 8 - December 18, 2011
More than 125 of Keith's paintings will be on view, accompanied by a new publication on the artist's life and work.
Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
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 Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Ctr for the Arts
The American Scene,
New Deal Art, 1935-1943

October 3 - December 19, 2010
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Grace Hudson Museum

American Masterpieces
The Artistic Legacy
of California Indian Baskets

Nov 20 through Feb 27

Grace Hudson Museum Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Fletcher Benton: The Artist's Studio
and Living Walls: A Collaborative Installation

Saturday, Nov 20 - Feb 6, 2011

Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Monterey Museum of Art
Miró, Matisse & Picasso:
Celebrating Color and Line

Oct 30 - Feb 27
MMA La Mirada
Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.

San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail

Crocker Art Museum

A Pioneering Collection:
Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

OCT 10 – FEB 6

Tomorrow’s Legacies:
Gifts Celebrating the Next 125 Years

OCT 10– JAN 9


Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Eye for the Sensual:
Selections from the Resnick Collection

October 2, 2010–January 2, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum

All Things Bright & Beautiful

opens Nov 10 through June 11, 2011

Irvine Museum Thumbnail

Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Stranger Than Fiction: Narrative in Works by Selected Contemporary Artists
September 18, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Yosemite: Then and Now
October 2, 2010 - January 23, 2011

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Photographing the American West: Selections from the Permanent Collection
06.12.10 - 02.27.11

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection
Through December 12, 2010
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Birds in Art
October, 2010 through January 2, 2011

Wilding Museum Los Olivos Thumbnail
Norton Simon Museum

Hiroshige: Visions of Japan
June 04, 2010 - January 17, 2011
Permanent collection,European paintings
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 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

Museum of California Art
Gardens and Grandeur:
Porcelains and Paintings
by Franz A. Bischoff
November 14, 2010 – March 20, 2011

Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb

Museum of Art

QUILT VISIONS 2010: No Boundaries
October 24, 2010 - March 13, 2011

Oceanside Museum of Art Exterior

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Working the West: Selections from the Phippen Collection, November 6, 2010 to February 20, 2011
A celebration of the working cowboy as seen through the eyes of renowned Western artists who captured this vanishing way of life on the ranches of the American West.

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Masterpieces from
the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8, 2010–January 17, 2011

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

Thomas Moran at Shoshone Falls
OCT 23, 2010 – JAN 16, 2011

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell
from the Collections of
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

1st floor West, American Art Museum
Now through January 2, 2011

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Birth of Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

October 15, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville TN Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.
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 Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail

  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

Back to the Top