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Jean Warren Watercolor Artist Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Jean Warren at the gallery Sat & Sun
Dec 7 & 8
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - December 2013
Celebrating California Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
other times by appointment 707-875-2911 or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
New at the gallery
Alex Dzigurski II Sunset Fire Pt Lobos
Sunset Fire, Pt. Lobos
oil on canvas, 9 x 12
Alex Dzigurski II

Note ... Jean Warren will be painting at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Stop in, say "Hi," and add one of Jean's watercolor creations for your home.
The gallery will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 4, 5 and 6 while Linda and Dan take an Aloha break. We will be checking the gallery email and voicemail. We enjoy hearing from you.

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In Memoriam,
Diane Disney Miller

Christmas in Art Charles Leyendecker
Christmas in Art?
No such school, but here's
our Seasonal Sampler

Claude Monet's portrait by Pierre Austuste Renoir
Happy Birthday Monet,
7 Paintings You
Won't Believe are His

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Thank you Diane,
In Memoriam, Diane Disney Miller, 1933 - 1913
Walt Disney hosting the Wonderful World of Color

This is how we remember Walt Disney, a trusted and familiar father figure. He came into our living rooms on Sunday Night hosting the Wonderful World of Color, always a warm, wise and an enchanting guide to fun, wonder, and fascination.

Walt lived what he taught. He was an "imagineer." He gathered around him skilled and creative geniuses. He was unafraid and ever willing to risk all he had in pursuit of a dream. For him, imagination, creativity and hard work were the keys of how to live fully, and he encouraged and nurtured these

Diane Disney Miller

traits among his TV and movie audiences, his workers at his studio, and among those who knew him best, his family and close friends. His daughters Diane and Sharon were not exempt.

In mid November, Diane Disney Miller passed away.

In her private life, she was wife of Ron Miller, the mother of seven children, grandmother of thirteen, and most recently, a great grandmother.

In her public life, she was owner of Napa County's Silverado Vineyards, she supported the local arts in the Bay Area and in recent years was the hands on driving force for two renowned civic treasures, the Walt Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

The day after Diane was born, the Los Angeles Times proclaimed, "Mickey Mouse has a Daughter!"

Diane Disney by Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey
Diane poses with a stature of her two fathers, Mickey and Walt

Soon afterward, Diane and Lillian Disney rounded out their family and adopted a second daughter, Sharon Mae. Diane and Sharon would play at the studio on Sunday afternoons as they accompanied their "workaholic" father. On occasion, Walt and Lillian Disney took their daughters to Griffith Park. On one of those trips, Walt conceived of Disneyland, creating a park for families to spend enjoyable time together.

As a young woman, Diane attended USC where she met and married a football star, Ron Miller. The couple was married in 1954. Walt recruited Ron to work for the family business where he rose to run the company and is known for his creation of the "Touchstone" label, allowing the company to create a wider range of films while maintaining the sterling reputation of Disney as a producer of family films.

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After leaving the Disney Company, Ron Miller and Diane along with Diane's mother Lillian Disney purchased two Napa County vineyards creating Silverado Vineyards.

While living in Napa County, Diane was active in promoting the arts, most notably the San Francisco Symphony. The Symphony has returned the favor, featuring the music from Disney films in several concerts.

In 1988, with a gift from Diane's mother of $50 million dollars, construction began on the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Long into the project, local LA politicians wanted to fire the architect Frank Gehry, saying

Norman Rockwell Portrait of Diane Disney
Walt Disney enjoyed the friendships of many artists, among them Norman Rockwell. Rockwell created these sketches of Walt's daughters, Diane (above) and Sharon Mae (to the right), photographed while on exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
Sharon Mae Diseny by Norman Rockwell

Diane proudly introduces the Walt Disney Family Museum

he was too inexperienced to finish the job of creating the structure's innovative "all curves" design.

Diane put her foot down, using as leverage the remaining $20 million gifted from her mother, and insisted that Frank Gehry be retained and allowed to finish his creative vision. Diane won out, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003 and is now one of Los Angeles' newest architectural wonders and the prized home of the Los Angeles Symphony.

Next, Diane moved her attention to creating the Walt Disney Family Museum, a tribute to her father as a real living person who was dedicated to "animation, innovation and inspiration." By telling Walt's story, the museum seeks to stimulate creativity in new generations.

She settled on locating the museum in San Francisco's Presidio, because it would be close to her family, and also close to the centers of today's animation art, Pixar Studios and Lucas Films.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry,
opened in Los Angeles in 2003
Walt Diseny Family Museum San Francisco
The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in 2009 in San Francisco's Presidio.

The museum resides in three retrofitted historic buildings on the Presidio's historic parade grounds, successfully preserving the old army post's architecture.

Diane Disney Mller Ribbon Cutting Walt Diseny Family Museum San Francisco
Diane completing the final cut
of the Walt Disney Family Museum during opening ceremonies

Inside the historic buildings are high tech displays telling the story of animation from its earliest days with interactive galleries, movies, music, listening stations, and a dazzling diameter model of Disneyland as it appeared on opening day.

As visitors stroll through the displays they learn the amazing story of how Walt Disney had the idea of creating an animated mouse. Walt told his wife he wanted to name the mouse "Mortimer." Lillian had a better idea and suggested to Walt that he name the mouse Mickey. Walt was wise and listened to his wife, and Mickey Mouse was born, the result of a collaborative process.

The museum emphasizes one of Walt's greatest talents, gathering around him extremely talented people in the performing, technical and artistic fields, encouraging each of them to bring their best to the process, striving to create a collaborative and creative working environment.

These teams made technical and artistic innovations advancing the animation art.

Technically they developed ways of moving characters within the depth of field. Sound synchronization was another area pioneered by the Disney Studios, sync-ing music, character voices and sound effects as an integral part of animating their stories.

Another advance was how the Disney artists went about making motion more realistic. For example, Walt would bring in a dancer and then circle artists around to sketch, striving for realistic drawings which would render the dancer in motion.
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Joshua Meador: Walt Disney's Smoke Tree Ranch, on exhibit at
the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco
Walt Disney and the Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Shirley Temple
Walt Disney with Shirley Temple with
the Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Of course, a focus was always given to character expression, striving to create memorable character personalities which could easily convey emotion and humor. One of the Disney Studio's early crowning achievements was for the distinct personalities of the seven dwarfs. This achievement earned a special Oscar which is on display in the first gallery of the museum.

This first gallery also presents paintings by artists who worked for Walt Disney Studios. In our April, 2010 issue, we wrote about some of the family's paintings on exhibition, including Joshua Meador's Smoke Tree Ranch (above).

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery features paintings by Joshua Meador, including the family's collection. During his thirty-year-long career, Joshua Meador served as Walt Disney Studio's Director of Animation Effects.

Because of our interest in Joshua Meador, we followed the progress of the Walt Disney Family Museum, were among its charter members, and attended some of the museum's opening events. We were honored to meet Diane and learn from her of her appreciation for the artists who worked so closely with her father.

Our gallery features two paintings which once belonged to Walt Disney and were done while Joshua Meador stayed at Walt's Palm Springs home. After Joshua Meador passed away, the Disney family gave some of their Joshua Meador paintings to the Meador family.

Joshua Meador Fun Time Disneyland Carousel
Joshua Meador, Fun Time,
(King Arthur Carousel, Disneyland)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador Towards San Jacinto
Joshua Meador, Towards San Jacinto,
Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs,
courtesy of the Meador Family,
Walt Disney Collection,
now available at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Joshua Meador
Joshua Meador, Palm Spring,
courtesy of the Meador Family,
Walt Disney Collection,
now available at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

If you have not yet done so, please make plans to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum soon. Like Diane stated in the video above, this museum is "her book." If you've not yet been there, you're in for a treat!

The Walt Disney Family Museum | Joshua Meador's Page on our site
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Christmas in Art? There's No Such School, but here's our Seasonal Sampler

The first thing to know about Christmas and art is that there is no such thing as "Christmas Art." No artist is known as being a "Christmas artist," and no such Christmas school of painting is dedicated to this one season.

Yet, there is a body of work that, if gathered together in one place, can be loosely described as Christmas art. Some of these pieces include the word "Christmas" in the title" or depict Christmas-themed scenes, and many of these have been done by well known artists. Then there are some well known artists who created work for magazine covers at Christmas time, commissioned pieces meant to sell magazines. And finally, there is commercially generated art done for the promotion of products at Christmas time. After some noodling and Googling, here is a sampling of some of the Christmas art we found.

Christmas Eve
, 1866, George Inness, Montclair Museum of Art

The Magpie 1868-69, Claude Monet

Christmas in Fine Art ... George Inness is quite often known as the father of American landscape painting. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School and by the Barbizon School. Christmas Eve was done after he moved from New York to live in Massachusetts. This nocturne shows a man traversing a moonlight path below a full moon, visible through a clearing of what would otherwise be a dark and cloudy night. The painting shows promise and hope.

Claude Monet's The Magpie does not have Christmas in the title nor does it have any particular reference to Christmas. It has been included in numerous collections of Christmas cards though, and based on that weak qualification, we take pleasure in including it in our Christmas sampler. The stunning painting appeared at the de Young Museum as part of the Impressionist paintings from the Musee d' Orsay a couple of years ago. The magpie sits atop a primitive gate in the fence, like a solitary note written onto a musical staff, enjoying the brief rosey light casting long shadows during the winter solstice.

Childe Hassam helped popularize impressionism in America. He is well known for his street and urban scenes. In 1889, he returned to New York after studying in Paris. He established a studio at Fifth Avenue and 17th Street where he painted one of his first American oils, Fifth Avenue in Winter. His Street Scene, Christmas Morning seems to follow that theme, a solitary woman dressed for the celebrations of the day bearing a gift down a snow covered street.

Edwin Deakin was born in England but called California his home. He studied in Chicago before arriving in California. He is known for his mission paintings which today are considered to have helped in gathering interest for their preservation. He was quite successful in California and was a member of the Bohemian Club.

Street Scene, Christmas Morning
Childe Hassam, Smith College Museum of Art
One of our favorite museum paintings ...
Christmas Morning Hotel de Cluny,
Paris 1890's
Edwin Deakin, Crocker Museum, Sacramento

During 1877 to 1879, Deakin painted in Paris and exhibited at the Paris Salon. Back in California, he continued to paint some Parisian scenes, and Christmas Morning Hotel de Cluny is one such work. The internal light emerging through stained leaded glass onto snow accumulated on the ledge by the windows, the climbing ivy and snow dusted walkway below provide the promise of warmth and welcoming hospitality amid the chill of winter. This painting is on permanent display at Sacramento's Crocker Museum, and is one of our favorites.

Christmas Night, 1894, Paul Gauguin
Approaching Squall, Point Reyes Christmas Day
, Linda Sorensen
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection

Paul Gauguin's Christmas Night is definitely a Christmas painting. It shows a nativity scene with real livestock and costumed characters in an otherwise 19th century European winter scene, snow covered roofs with a steeple in the background. The nativity scene in the foreground is in dark shadow. One cannot escape the conclusion that Gauguin is commenting on how the Christmas story relates to his contemporary world, focusing on its message of peace, tranquility and promise.

And here's one by Linda Sorensen, an incidental Christmas painting captured here in Bodega Bay on Christmas Day, 2009. The weather reports forecast a frontal system. Looking out across the water midday, we noticed this dark cloud approaching across the Pacific. From our deck, Point Reyes was in bright sunlight while ominous front of clouds, the darkest I had ever seen, rolled southward. Linda found the scene intriguing and created a painting which contrasts with warmth and illumination of light and foreboding. We'll have the painting at the gallery during December.

Magazine Covers and Illustrations of the Christmas Season ... William Glackens was one of New York's Ashcan painters. The Ashcan school is known for its lively street scenes of New York, most notably of the poorer neighborhoods. This illustration from Colliers shows the mayhem, joy and busy activity surrounding a Christmas celebration dominated by curious and active youth overseen by seemingly overwhelmed adults. It is comical, and a window to a Christmas past.

Maynard Dixon had established himself as most interested in the Southwest and native American cultures. Here, in a Sunset Cover for Christmas, 1917, a cowboy in chaps (maybe Dixon himself) is arm in arm with Santa and a blanketed Native American.

Yuletide Revels, 1910, Colliers Illustration
William Glackens
Christmas edition cover, Sunset Magazine
by Maynard Dixon
A Soldier's Christmas, December 22, 1917
Charles Leyendecker, Saturday Evening Post

Christmas Dinner, December 8, 1917
Charles Leyendecker, Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post is well known for its cover depictions of American life. Charles Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell who followed him told entire stories in one frame. Like movie directors, Leyendecker and Rockwell would marshall the best in casting, costuming, and composition.

Here are two Christmas covers by Charles Leyendecker. A Soldier's Christmas shows the joy of generosity and tenderness, as an American soldier shares a piece of bread with a small European child. The American soldier finds his highest calling, bringing peace and the gift of life, offering an answer to why we were in the war.

In Christmas Dinner, Leyendecker shows the grateful face of a young soldier, anticipating the joy of a Christmas dinner, filled with the flavors and memories of home. The rifle strapped to the helmeted lad are secondary to his thoughts of home and his loved ones at Christmas. Its as if the soldier is is saying what all soldiers wanted to say, "I'm OK and I can't wait to be home again soon."

In Santa's Route, Norman Rockwell asks his audience to consider the logistical problem faced by Santa, how to cover the entire globe in one night. Rockwell is commenting on the navigation needs of American parents, how to preserve the fantasy while considering the practicalities of the season.

Santa's Route, Christmas Cover Dec 16, 1939
Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post

Christmas Homecoming, Cover, Dec 25, 1948
Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post

In Christmas Homecoming, Rockwell shows an American family gathered to welcome their returning soldier. In this homecoming, the young man appears to have a quickly stuffed bag filled with unfolded laundry in one hand while toting a load of gifts under his other arm. The soldier is enduring a hug from a joyous mother while the rest of the extended family waits their turn. Rockwell himself puffs on his pipe, observing the scene.

Commercial Art ... There are tons of examples, but perhaps the grandfather of them all has to be what the Coca Cola Company did with Santa Claus. From varied traditions in Europe blended with the older 19th century versions of Santa, Coca Cola created a new Santa Claus of immense proportion and dimension, pure joy, rosy red cheeks and jolly laughter enough to shake a room. It is one of the grandest achievements in commercial art, how Coca Cola redefined Santa Claus.

Christmas Santa, an early 20th century example
of a Coca Cola Advertisement
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Happy Birthday Monet, 7 Paintings You Won't Believe Are His

Claude Monet was born in 1840, and his 173rd birthday was celebrated November 14. In commemoration, the Huffington Post published an article by Basil Hayden citing 7 paintings which most art lovers, at first glance, would

Claude Monet Portrait by Pierre Auguste Renoir
Portrait of Claude Monet
by his close friend Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1872

not believe to be the work of Monet. There isn't a water lily in any of them, and when viewed chronologically, they provide an interesting visual tour through Monet's early artistic life.

Claude Monet, View At Rouelles Le Havre 1858
Claude Monet Mouth of the Seine
Claude Monet, Mouth of the Seine 1865

View at Rouelles Le Havre 1858 ... Rouelles is located in Northern France along the English Channel. Claude Monet's family relocated to Le Havre in 1945 when young Claude, called Oscar at the time, was only five years old. Monet's father wanted his son to follow him in the grocery business, but young Claude expressed an interest in art and music. At age 11, young Claude was selling charcoal caricatures which he sold for ten to twenty francs. His mother passed away in January of 1857. A year and a half later, this painting was done when Monet was 17 or 18 years old.

Mouth of the Seine, 1865 ... At age twenty-five, Monet made his debut at the Salon in Paris with this seascape. The painting shows the busy seaport across the English Channel from Portsmouth. The painting is noteworthy due to the brown choppy waters and characters struggling against the elements underneath a partly cloudy sky.

"Camille," or "La Femme a la Robe Verte" 1866 ... was done by Monet when he was twenty six and features Camille Doncieux, a model gracing many of Monet's works and the woman whom he married in 1870. She was mother to Monet's two sons. She was weakened by childbirth and died in 1879.

Banks of the Senne Bennecourt 1868 ... again features Camille Doncieux while she was pregnant with the couple's first son. Camille is seated on the banks of the Seine. The young couple was staying in the inn reflected in the river and they had just crossed the river in the row boat. This painting shows the earmarks of impressionism, an open air setting, broken brush strokes revealing fluctuating light.

Claude Monet Camille 1868
Claude Monet, Camille, 1866
Claude Monet Banks of the Seine Bennecourt 1868
Claude Monet Banks of the Senne Bennecourt 1868
 Claude Monet Pheasant 1869
Claude Monet, Pheasant, 1869

Pheasant, 1869 ... By today's standards, paintings of dead animals range from bad taste to outright sacrilege, but when Claude Monet was 29 years old, painting still lifes of recently killed game was as common a subject as a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers

Le Japonaise, 1876 ... In the late 1600's, some Japanese ceramics had arrived in Europe and there was interest. In 1868, Japan ended a long period of isolation; Japanese art, photography and printing techniques soon became popular in Europe. Japanese prints proved most influential, especially in the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. The Japanese aesthetic was intriguing to European tastes, and for a time was the fashionable rage.

Claude Monet Le Japonais
Claude Monet, Le Japonaise, 1876

Claude Monet, De Rue Montogueil in Paris, June 30, 1878

De Rue Montogueil in Paris, June 30, 1878 ... This painting is often thought to be a Bastille Day celebration, but it is for a special event celebrating "Peace and Work," June 30, 1878. Bastille Day, July 14 was not set as a national holiday until two years later in 1790. This was one of several celebrations organized for the third Universal Exhibition of Paris, calling attention to France's success as a republic. The painting reverberates with the reds, blues and whites, the colors of France, portraying the young French democracy as spirited and alive.

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News from our Gallery
  • Gallery Hours are from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cellphone, 510-414-9821.
  • The gallery will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4, 5, and 6 as Linda and Dan take an Aloha break. You may reach us via our gallery voicemail and email, 707-875-2911 and We love hearing from you.
  • Jean Warren will be at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, and will be demonstrating her watercolor technique. Stop by, say "Hi," and add a Jean Warren painting to grace your home and highlight your collection.
  • With sadness, we note the passing of Hanne-lore Nepote, widow of artist Alexander Nepote (1913-1986). Hanne-lore was part of the Society of Layerists in Multi Media (SLMM) since its founding and served as its first president. She celebrated her 90th birthday this past August and was remembered in a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the New Vision Methodist Church in Millbrae.
  • Jack Stuppin along with fellow painters Bill Wheeler, Tony King and Adam Wolpert offer an exhibition at the Occidental Center for the Arts entitled "Paintings." Read more in the Press Democrat. Jack Stuppin was featured in a Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exhibition in 2012 entitled Jack Stuppin: Songs of the Earth and the Joy of Color.

  • Like Ike, George W. Bush has taken a tip from Winston Churchill and is pursuing a hobby, painting! On Nov, 20, the former president presented Jay with a portrait of Jay.
    • Painter? Former Pres. George Bush on Jay Leno ... George Bush's new pursuit, after reading Winston Churchill's essay, Painting as a Pastime, recommending palette and easel.

      During WW II, Churchill balanced the demands of office with painting. He advised the Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower to consider doing the same. After the war, Ike borrowed his granddaugther's paint set and was hooked.
    Painting as a Pastime Winston Churchill

    When he became President, Ike kept a studio on the second floor residence of the White House and treasured quiet lunch hours painting in the solitude of his studio. On trips to Palm Springs for golf excursions, he would visit John W. Hilton, painting with him and getting artistic advice. Ike kept a Hilton painting on the wall of the Oval Office.

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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
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1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
Now showing ... (a) Harbors, Boats, and Reflections on the Water; (b) Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
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The Ren Brown Collection
Holly Downing, John Edwards, Katsunori Hamanishi,
Shigeki Kuroda, Takahiro Sato & Mikio Watanabe | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
"Celebration" Holiday Show
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 |
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What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
opening and reception, Oct 6th, "Kindred Spirits"
featuring Christine Crozier, Sibyl Johnson, Jane Hofstetter, Carolyn Hofstetter, Paul Kratter, Richard Lindenberg
Sergio Lopez, Anton Pavlenko, Bart Walker, & Craig Zugar
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Interiors" a show of 34 artists 6" x 6" paintings
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

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Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
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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 painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman
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

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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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. |Back to the Top

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Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
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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 Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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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

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de Young Museum
David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition
Oct 26 - Jan 20

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

UNBUILT SAN FRANCISCO: The View from Futures Past
Curated by Benjamin Grant and Cydney M. Payton
Sep 6 – Dec 29
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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings

Matisse from SFMOMA, Nov 9 - Feb 2

Andreas Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter through Feb 2

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jason Lazarus: Live Archive through Mar 23

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Oakland Museum of California

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

-A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco through Jun 29

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San Francisco

Currently closed for a major expansion

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Photography in Mexico from SFMOMA, Sep 28 - Jan 12

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Play Things: Toys in Peanuts"
Oct 16 - Feb 3

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
(Self portraits by
Chuck Close, Eduard Manet, Norman Rockwell, Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Ansel Adams, Charlie Chaplin, Alex Katz, C.S. Lewis, Le Corbusier, and Paul Robeson.)
Oct through Dec 15

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
Site and Senses: the Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design
Dec 20 - Mar 2
(707) 939-7862

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Grace Hudson Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
Nov 2 - Jan 5

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

New Neon: Light, Paint & Photography
Dec 5 - Feb 23

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

through Dec 31

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Permanent Collection
-coming in Feb '16 ...
Jules Tavernier, Artist and Adventurer

through May 11 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"
-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
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 Irvine Museum
California Impressionism
through Jan 9, 2014
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
through Jan 26

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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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.

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Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings

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Museum of California Art

Sam Francis:
Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism
from California Collections
through Jan 5

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

National Parks of the West

Nov 2 - Feb 23

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

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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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