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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
December 2016
an On-Line Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
Celebrating Historic California Painting

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Sonoma County Galleries
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Stephen Seymour Thomas Makaapu Point
Stephen Seymour Thomas
a masterful Hawaiian piece,
Makapuu Point, Oahu, Hawaii, 1938
Watercolor, 15 1/2 x 25 1/2

Madge Tennent
"Hawaii's Paul Gauguin,"
Modernist Madge Tennent


Le Nain Brothers Self Portrait
The Brothers Le Nain,
17th Century French Trio
at SF's Legion of Honor
through Jan 29

Now Available (click photo)
call us, 707-875-2911
Richard Dey De Ribkowsky
Richard Dey De Ribcowsky
"Supper Time"
an homage to
17th century painting  
Oil on canvas, 22 x 28

"Hawaii's Paul Gauguin,"
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972

Madge Tennent Photo
Madge Tennent, 1889-1972
In 1923 at the age 33, Madge was traveling back
from extended stays in New Zealand and British
Samoa to her native England. She stopped in
Honolulu for a brief stay, but ended up calling
Hawaii home for the next 50 years.
Madge Tennent is known as the Gauguin of Hawaii. Born in England and having lived in Cape Town South Africa and studied in Paris, she didn't arrive in the Islands until she was 34. Linda and I were fortunate to catch the "Rhythm in the Round, The Modernism of Madge Tennent" exhibition at the Big Island's Isaacs Art Center.
Tennent Exhibition

She was born in in the village of Dulwich, England, in 1889, just south of central London. As a child, she moved with her family to South Africa, settling in Cape Town by 1894. There, her parents recognized and nurtured her artistic talents.

She continued her artistic studies in Paris from 1902-1906, studying drawing with William Bouguereau at the Academie Julian. She said that the three great inspirations of her life were Renoir, Picasso, and Gauguin, but Renoir more than the others.

Isaacs Art Center Video of the opening of the Madge Tennent Exhibition
September 2016.
After Paris, she returned to South Africa in 1915, where she established a studio and married a New Zealander Hugh Couper Tennent in 1915.
Madge Tennent Portrait
Portrait, c1918
while in New Zealand
After their wedding, Hugh and Madge returned to Hugh's home in Invercargill, New Zealand, the southernmost point of the Southern Island.
Madge Tennent Hugh Tennent
Hugh Tennent
, c1940. In 1917, Madge's husband Hugh was injured in WWI in France. During the war, Madge lived with her in-laws in Invercargill New Zealand. After the war, she accompanied Hugh to British Samoa where he served as Treasurer for the British Samoan government.
Madge Tennent in Cape Town Studio
Photo of Madge at age 25 in her
Capetown, South Africa, studio, 1914.
Portrait of an Old Lady Madge Tennent
Portrait of an Old Lady, c 1915
while living in New Zealand
Hugh, like most young ablebodied young New Zealanders and Australians, headed off to Europe to fight. Hugh was lucky - he severely injured his arm in France and returned home. Many of his countrymen were not as fortunate.

In 1917, Hugh sought out and received a position as Treasurer for British Samoa. Across the Pacific the couple sailed, and for the next six years, Madge immersed herself in Samoan culture and began her lifelong artistic quest to express her love for the people of Polynesia. In 1923, after six years in British
Madge Tennent Tuesday Child
Tuesday Child, c1920
Madge Tennent Girl with Apples
Hawaiian Girl with Apples
, 1926
Samoa, Hugh and Madge decided to return to England so their sons could be educated. En route, they stopped over in Hawaii. Their intent was to stay only a few days, but they were enchanted with the Hawaiian Islands and its people. They decided to make Hawaii their home. Madge would remain in the Islands for the next fifty years.

Madge's Hawaiian artistic life began as she put her artistic talents to work doing commissioned portraits of children. During this period, she received a gift from a friend, a book on the life paintings of Paul Gauguin, especially his Tahitian paintings.
Madge Tennent Local Color
Local Color, c1934
Madge Tennent Hawailans Hanging Holuku
Hawaiians Hanging Holuku
, 1934
Madge Tennent Reclining Girl
Reclining Girl, 1929
Madge Tennent Three Filipino Ladies
Three Filipino Ladies

Recalling her training in Paris, Madge was inspired and influenced by Gauguin's Polynesian work. She began painting Hawaiian women, large paintings with images of large island women portrayed with wild dazzling colorful swirls of heavy impasto.

Later Madge quipped, "The Hawaiians are really to me the most beautiful people in the world, no doubt about it, the Hawaiian is a piece of living sculpture."

According to "Madge Tennent's Creed," published in the Isaacs Center's exhibition booklet, here are some some of the things Madge tried to achieve in her painting.

She wrote, "To make heavy forms lyric, to organize and paint big subjects as one would conduct a symphony, to build up color shapes in a three-dimensional painting

Madge Tennent Hawaiian Girl
Hawaiian Girl
, 1935
Madge Tennent Hawaiian Bride
Hawaiian Bride
, 1935

much as one builds with bricks in a three-dimensional world, and to paint each picture in its most suitable rhythm ... used to give a sense of perpetual vibration or motion."

Madge Tennent Old Hawiian Riding AKA Cow Puncher
Old Hawaiian Riding (aka Cow Puncher) c1937
Madge Tennent Lei Sellers
Lei Sellers, c1939
Madge Tennent Hawaiian Singer
Hawaiian Singer
, 1940

By 1935, Madge's work was receiving widespread approval. She was given a multi-city one-woman exhibition visiting Paris, London, Cairo, New York. The following year, a number of these paintings were exhibited in California. They were received warmly in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but were refused in Oakland.

An incensed Diego Rivera wrote Tennent personally to vent his anger at the receiving committee’s “stupidity,” adding, “Had I been on the jury refusing your pictures, I would have RENOUNCED at once!” In the end, this retort from Diego Rivera didn't hurt.

Madge Tennent Hawaiian Girl in Blue
Hawaiian Girl in Blue
Watercolor and Ink, 1952
Madge Tennent Hawiaan Hula Dandy
Hawaiian Hula Dandy
, c1940
Madge Tennent Hawaiian in White Holuku
Hawaiian in White Holuku, 1949
Madge Tennent at the Honolullu Museum of Art
Photo of Madge when she lectured at the
Honolulu Academy of Arts in 1950
Today Madge Tennent is considered one of the most accomplished artists ever to have lived and worked in Hawaii. Outside Hawaii, Madge's works are in the collections of he Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D. C.), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).
Madge Tennent Two Lei Sellers
Two Lei Sellers
, 1956
In Hawaii, her works may be viewed at the Bailey House Museum on Maui, the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Bishop Museum, Spalding House and the Honolulu Museum of Art on Oahu, and the Isaacs Art Center on the Big Island.
The Isaacs Art Center | Back to the Top

The Brothers Le Nain,
17th Century French
Trio at SF's Legion of Honor, through Jan 29

This video is of a quick tour of The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth Century France
while it was on exhibit at the Kimball Museum in Ft. Worth, TX

Nearly four hundred years ago, the Brothers Le Nain, a trio of artistic brothers, worked collaboratively to produce portraits, altarpieces, Biblical scenes and dignified, realistic and luminescent scenes of French peasants.

Three Men and a Boy, 1640-1645 generally thought to be an unfinsiehd portrait  of the Three Le Nain Brothers National Gallery, London
Three Men and a Boy
, 1640-1645
generally thought to be an unfinished portrait
of the Three Le Nain Brothers
National Gallery, London
Four Figures at Table, 1630's National Gallery, London
Four Figures at Table, 1630's

National Gallery, London
The Peasant Meal, 1642 Louvre Museum, Paris
The Peasant Meal, 1642
Musee du Louvre, Paris
Children with a Cage of Birds and a Cat, c 1646 Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
Children with a Cage of Birds and a Cat
, c 1646
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Blacksmith at His Forge, 1640 Louvre Museum, Paris
Blacksmith at His Forge
, 1640
Musee du Louvre, Paris

While many of their contemporaries were creating classical mythic allegories or scenes of the heroic deeds done by the French King, the brothers often painted French peasants, giving us a vivid window into the daily life of Parisian peasants in the early 17th century.
Peasants at their Cottage Door, 1640's Fine Art Museums of San Francsico
Peasants at their Cottage Door
, 1640's
Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
The Happy Family, 1642 Louvre Museum, Paris
The Happy Family
, 1642
Musee du Louvre, Paris

Preparations for the Dance, 1643 Lawther Castle, Penrith, England
Preparations for the Dance
, 1643
Lawther Castle, Penrith, England

 Peasant Family in an Interior, between 1625-1548 Louvre Museum, Paris
Peasant Family in an Interior
, between 1625-1548
Musee du Louvre, Paris

They were born over four hundred years ago, Antoine (1598), Louis (1593) and Mathieu (1607). While popular in their day, they were forgotten after their deaths. About two hundred years later in the 1840's, their work was rediscovered by art historian "Champfleury" (Jules Francois Felix Fleury-Husson), a French art critic, novelist, and a supporter of the Realist Movement in literature and painting.

Peasant Interior with Old Flute Player, 1642 Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
Peasant Interior with Old Flute Player
, 1642
Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
The Resting Horseman, 1640-45 Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Resting Horseman
, 1640-45
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Milkmaid's Family, 1640 The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Milkmaid's Family
, 1640
The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Peasant Interior, 1642 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Peasant Interior,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Much of what we know of the Le Nain Brothers is from his writing. Nineteenth century artists Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet were also impressed with the Le Nain Brothers' painting and helped popularize their work.

Today, their work is admired for its deeply sympathetic and affecting portrayals of hard-working peasants.
Had the brothers been active in the art scene of New York around the turn of the 20th century, it isn't difficult to assume they would have gotten along well with the members of New York's Ashcan School.

Working nearly three hundred years earlier, they have shown us smiling faces, period dress and interior scenes of everyday people from of France as it was four centuries ago.
The Cart, or Return from Haymaking, 1641 Louvre Museum, Paris
The Cart, or Return from Haymaking, 1641
Musee du Louvre, Paris
Landscape with Peasants and a Chapel Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Landscape with Peasants and a Chapel

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Supper at Emmeus, 1645 Louvre Museum, Paris
Supper at Emmeus
, 1645
Musee du Louvre, Paris

Birth of the Virgin, 1645 Notre Dame, Paris
Nativity of the Virgin
, 1645
Notre Dame, Paris

The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1640 National Gallery, London
The Adoration of the Shepherds
, 1640
National Gallery, London
The Legion's exhibition includes one of the brother's most important religious works, Nativity of the Virgin, an altarpiece from Notre Dame Cathedral on display for the first time in the United States. The exhibition also includes loans from the Musee de Louvre, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Collection of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Bacchus and Ariadne, 1635 Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Orleans
Bacchus and Ariadne, 1635

Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Orleans
Allegory of Victory, 1635 Louvre Museum, Paris
Allegory of Victory
, 1635
Musee du Louvre, Paris

Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, 1641 Rheims Museum of Fine Arts, Reims, France
Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, 1641
Rheims Museum of Fine Arts, Reims, France
Saint Michael Dedicating His Arms to the Virgin, 1638, Church of Saint-Pierre, Nevers, France
Saint Michael Dedicating His Arms to the Virgin, 1638, Church of Saint-Pierre, Nevers, France
Nativity with a Torch, 1635-1640 Private Collection
Nativity with a Torch
, 1635-1640
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
Saint Jerome, 1642-1643 Private Collection
Saint Jerome
, 1642-1643
Private Collection
 The Pontifical Mass, 1646 Musee du Louvre
The Pontifical Mass, 1646
Musee du Louvre
Portrait of Henri II, duc de Montmorency between 1610-1650, Louvre Museum, Paris
Portrait of Henri II, duc de Montmorency

between 1610-1650, Musee du Louvre, Paris
 Portrait of the Comte de Treville, 1644 Private Collection
Portrait of the Comte de Treville
, 1644
Private Collection

A striking portrait on exhibit is that of le Comte de Treville, the Captain of the Royal Musketeers, the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas's novel, The Three Musketeers.

As head of the Musketeers, Treville was part of a plot to assassinate Richelieu in 1642. Louis XIII had Treville exiled, but within a year, both Richelieu and Louis XIII were dead. Anne of Austria rewarded Treville for his loyalty and made him a Count. This portrait was

done after he was named a Count. He is pictured with a sword and he no longer bears the signature musket of the Musketeers. This portrait with its exquisite brushwork helps rank the Le Nain brothers among the finest portraitists of French 17th century painting.
There is no record of the brothers having wives or children. They were born in a small town, Laon in the Picardy region of France. They received training from an unknown artist who traveled through their town. They were recognized by their peers as leaders in the art world of their day. All three were elected into the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris.
The Card Players, 1640-45 Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provance, France
The Card Player
s, 1640-45
Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France
Portraits in an Interior, 1647 Musee du Louvre
Portraits in an Interior
, 1647
Musee du Louvre
Smokers in an Interior, 1643 Louvre Museum, Paris
Smokers in an Interior
, 1643
Musee du Louvre, Paris
The Brothers Le Nain at the Legion of Honor | Back to the Top

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb
Bodega Landmark
Gallery Collection,
Lorenzo De Santis

Linda Sorensen's Paintings can now be seen at the Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection, the gallery in the inland town of Bodega at the west end of Bodega Highway (Hwy 12), a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Our thanks to Lorenzo De Santis for showing Linda's work and hope you can all stop in and see this wonderful (and renovated) gallery very soon.

Linda Sorensen Hawk Hill to Point Bonita and the Farallones
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to
Point Bonita and
the Farallones
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is not at present a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery. We've moved out and now exist as an online only gallery, although arrangements can be made to view specific artworks. Please keep in touch with us by phone, email, our website, and our newsletters to keep up on where Linda's artist studio lands, and what new ways we may find to show and celebrate historic California art beyond the website itself.

Soon: a new gallery in our former Highway One space. Pacific Bay Gallery will open next door to The Ren Brown Collection, featuring the work of resident artist Noki Jones. We'll keep you informed about the opening of Pacific Bay Gallery in our newsletter. And we'll also keep you informed about where to acquire the watercolors of Jean Warren and the photographs of Diane Perry.
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This just in, Thurs Dec 8, '16 ... Bodega Bay Fishing Boat Frees Whale ... KPIX Channel 5 News video

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
featuring Joshua Meador and Linda Sorensen
and Historic Paintings of California

online only (and by arrangement) | call: 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
"Celebrating Creativity"
a time of Thanks to both Clients and Artists

1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Ren Brown Collection
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings
are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association
and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Visit Jean's site

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection - renovated and reopened
now including the paintings of Linda Sorensen
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30 | | Back to the Top
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

members' show is coming soon

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

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

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

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Splendid Journey," 40th anniversary show |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

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

john Anderson
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, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts
Lee Youngman Photo Thumbnail
Lee Youngman
IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed California painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman

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

-- view location on Google Maps
Now through Jan 9, 2017
Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist
through Nov 6, 2016

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
-The Brothers Le Nain, Painters of 17th century France
Oct 8 - Jan 29
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Faith Ringgold: An American Artist
through Jan 29

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Mr. Schulz Goes to Washington" through Dec 4
"Celebrating 65 Years of Peanuts, On line Exhibition

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

Grace would have loved this one ...
"They Came to Washington: The First Ambassadors"

featuring lithographic portraits of Native American leaders
who came to Washington, D.C. to negotiate tribal right
in the early 19th century.
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

Pacific Street Reimagnined ... through Summer
Monterey Places ... through Aug 29
Ongoing exhibitions ...
S.C. Yuan from the Museums Permanent Collection
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
Masterpieces of California Art
through Jan 9
The Irvine Museum

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

Hammer Museum
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Norton Simon Museum

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Art Museum Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West

Phoenix Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
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
Art Institute of Chicago 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

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

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

Serving our Clients several different ways ...
in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

(Messagae Phone only)
707-875-2911 |


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us for a pre-arranged appointment. Once we arrange a time and place, come to Bodega Bay and view the art which interests you and take a treasure home.


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us for a pre-arranged in home appointment. First, we will discuss with you which artists and paintings interest you, and appropriate arrangements. After you make your choices and we make an appointment, we will bring the art to you.


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us about pieces which interest you. We offer free FedEx shipping in the U.S for major purchases.

Pop-Up Galleries

... On occasion, when temporary opportunities fit, we will take Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on the road.

How to Sell Paintings to Us

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates.

DO NOT CALL TO SELL... Please EMAIL US ( with a full-file jpg image of your painting. A picture is worth a thousand words. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and conditions. Please include any history or provenance. We will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or give you our our ideas on how to sell your painting through other resources.