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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

February 2016

Joshua Meador
New at the Gallery -- Joshua Meador, Veiled Morning, 20 x 27

Celebrating California Art
OPEN Wed - Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
(other times, give us a call, we're close by
and, if we're available, we're happy to host an impromptu appointment)

707-875-2911 or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 |

Map to the Gallery
Museum Exhibitions Archives,
(previous articles and exhibitions)
news from neighboring galleries
New at the gallery
Joshua Meador Bay Frontage
Joshua Meador's
Bay Frontage
oil on linen, 18 x 24

Ending at the Sebastopol
Center for the Arts,
AWS and CSA Exhibitions

Granville Redmond
The Laguna Art Museum--
California Art,
and only California Art

Bill Bender at Easel
Bill Bender 1918-2016
Last of the "Painters
of the Desert"

Now at the gallery
Grace Allison Griffith Sheep Sonoma
Grace Allison Griffith
Grazing Sheep, Sonoma 1924
Watercolor, 13 1/2 x 16 1/2

And Read our Gallery Notes


Now at the
Sebastopol Center
for the Arts,
Exhibitions ...
through Feb 7!

to the right,
a video invitation to attend
from Catherine Devriese,
Visual Arts Director
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Carla O'Connor, Bellissime, Gig Harbor, WA (Sold)

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is hosting the traveling 148th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. The exhibition is making seven stops across the U.S., and Sebastopol is one of them! Other stops on the tour include the Salmagundi Club in New York, Pawtucket, RI, Columbia, TN, Tullahoma, TN, Marshall, TX, Carmichael, CA.

The AWS Traveling Exhibition is one of the premiere watercolor shows in the world, with 1,200 participating artists from 28 countries. The AWS began in the years after the Civil War and has held its annual exhibitions ever since. Those chosen for membership have established themselves to possess a consistent style and to have demonstrated considerable skill in the medium. Applicants also must have a history of winning prizes in juried exhibitions with professional standing in order to gain admission.

Antonio Masi, Highline, Garden City, NJ

Edwin Shuttleworth, Sandlot Football,
Boynton Beach, FL

Frederick Graff, Mousehole Harbor, Medina, OH

Hsiao-Hui Huang, Faith, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Kathleen Conover, Ageless Ingenuity, Marquette, MI

Kris Parins, Nine Bicycles, Sarasota, FL

Stephen Quiller, Ouzel Bird and Hidden Falls,
Creede, CO

Tony Couch, Rural Economics, Cumming, GA

William Vrscak, Behind the Playground, Pittsburgh, PA

Also on exhibit is the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) Water Media Exhibition which promotes local California talent. Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's own Jean Warren's work is part of this exhibition. It is juried by Christopher Schink, a renowned watercolorist who studied with Rex Brandt and Barse Miller.

This year's grand prize winner is Twin Palms of Mendocino by Carolyn Lord of Livermore. You may see more of Carolyn Lord's paintings locally at the Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa. See our neighboring gallery listings below. Carolyn studied with Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, George Post, Milford Zornes and Robert E. Wood.

The SCA presents exhibits and live performances as well as providing classes and local art events. In Sebastopol, the Art Center is the happening place. Over time, you will see some great art and meet the local talent responsible for making it. Drop in soon and take a lingering look, and make plans to return often.

Beverly Bird, Dad at Fort Ross, Merit Award
Rio Nido, CA

Linda Cloonan, Afternoon Solace,
Coordinator Award

Carol Mills, Contains Lead, Forestville, CA

Bruce Dodson Stormcoast,
Guerneville, CA

Jean Warren, Flower Power, Bodega Bay, CA

Carolyn Lord, Twin Palms of Mendocino,
Best of Show, Livermore, CA
Suzanne Bean, Varda Landing, San Raphael, CA

Razieh Mir-Sepasi, Chairs Still Warm, Santa Rosa, CA

Patricia Patty Davis, My Iris, Santa Rosa, CA

Phyllis Rapp, Merit Award, Healdsburg, CA
Making Sweet Honey From Past Sorrows
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Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach, California
The Laguna Art Museum
California Art, and only California Art

Located in Laguna Beach on the cliffs above the Pacific, the Laguna Museum of Art exhibits both historic and contemporary California Art ... and only California Art. Below is a sampling from their permanent collection seen on exhibit this past December, along with historical biographical sketches of the artists, many of whom were among the founders of the Laguna Beach Art Association.

Thomas Hill 1829 - 1908,  Yosemite Venal Falls, Bear on a Log, 1874
Thomas Hill 1829 - 1908,
Yosemite Venal Falls, Bear on a Log, 1874

Thomas Hill 1829-1908. In the late 1800's, Thomas Hill was known as one of San Francisco's best resident artists alongside William Keith and Albert Bierstadt. He is best known for his grandiose paintings of the Sierra and Yosemite. Upon the death of his friend Virgil Williams, Hill became the director of the California School of Fine Arts. John Muir asked Hill to accompany him to

 Julian Rix 1850 - 1903, Untitled, 1880
Julian Rix 1850 - 1903, Untitled, 1880

Alaska to paint Glacier Bay. Muir said of the invitation, "Hill could paint ice better than Keith." Hill died in 1908.

Julian Rix 1850-1903. He sketched outdoors and painted in his studio. He was one of California's earliest painters to employ a Barbizon style. His works have strong color, accentuated by use of a strong palette knife. After some success in the East where his work was compared with George Inness and Homer Martin, he returned to California. In San Francisco, he studied at the California School of Design with Virgil Williams and Thomas Hill.

He joined the Bohemian Club where he became close friends with Joseph Strong, Raymond Yelland and Jules Tavernier. For a time he shared a studio with Jules Tavernier.

William Hahn 1829-1887. In 1869, William Hahn met San Francisco artist William Keith in Dusseldorf. In 1871, Hahn accompanied Keith to Boston where the two shared a studio. In 1872, the two came to San Francisco. Hahn enjoyed the wonder of the California landscape, making excursions into the Sierras, Yosemite, and the Napa Valley. In 1876, he was a member of the Bohemian Club and director of the San Francisco Art Association. Although he remained active and involved on the East Coast and lived in London for several years, he considered the Bay Area home. While on a trip to his native Germany, he died in Dresden in 1887.

William Hahn, 1829-1887
Benjamin Chambers Brown 1865-1942 Laguna Vista, 1915
Benjamin Chambers Brown 1865-1942
Laguna Vista, 1915
 Elmer Wachtel 1864-1929. Sierra Winter Scene, 1920
Elmer Wachtel 1864-1929. Sierra Winter Scene, 1920

Prior to his arrival in Pasadena in 1896, Benjamin Chambers Brown 1865-1942 studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts in Paris. In California, he was known for his portraits, but increasingly was drawn to painting landscapes, and quite often the scenes around Laguna Beach. Brown was quite proud of his California paintings, so much so that when a New York dealer suggested he conceal his California residence, Brown defiantly began adding the word "California" beneath his signature.

Elmer Wachtel 1864-1929. Wachtel's earlier work was tonalist, but as his career progressed, he employed more play with light and

impressionist techniques. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with William Merritt Chase. After continued studies in London, Wattle returned to California, establishing his studio in back of his parent's home on Griffin Avenue in LA. In 1904, he married Marion Kavanaugh, who was introduced to Wachtel by William Keith. The couple soon proved

themselves to be artistic royalty. For the next quarter century, they traveled in their specially equipped motor car and painted throughout Southern California and the Southwest.

California painter Franz Bischoff 1864-1929 is known for his landscapes, florals and ceramics. The second meeting of the California Art Club was held at Bischoff's studio on February 5, 1910. Fellow artists Carl Oscar Borg and William Wendt were in attendance. Critics likened Bischoff's expressive use of color with Fauvism. His vivid compositions led some to say he was flirting with Expressionism. In March of 2011, Sacramento's Crocker Museum hosted its Summer of Impressionism. Part of that exhibition was organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and was called Gardens and Grandeur which featured a stunning array of Bischoff's porcelains and paintings.

Franz Bischoff 1864-1929,  Three Women at the Seashore, 1920
Franz Bischoff 1864-1929,
Three Women at the Seashor
e, 1920
William Wendt 1865 - 1946 Spring in the Canyon, 1930
William Wendt 1865 - 1946
Spring in the Canyon, 1930

William Wendt 1865-1946. Today, William Wendt is one of California's best known landscape painters. He was a co-founder of the California Art Club. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. During the 1890's, he made several early trips to California with fellow student and close friend George Gardner Symons. They were among the first impressionist painters to paint in California. During his career, Wendt's work became stronger and bolder. Art historian Nancy Moure wrote "Wendt was carving out the underlying structure of the mountains, delighting in the folds of the earth. His colors moved from organic to stronger purer tones, and for a time he was fascinated with brilliant greens.

Karl Yens 1868-1948. Karl left his native Germany for New York, arriving in 1890. During his first decade in America, he was commissioned to do murals in New York and Washington. In 1910, he was active in LA and Pasadena. In 1915, he won a medal for his paintings at the Pan California International

Exposition held in San Diego's Balboa Park. He is remembered for his portraits, still lifes, genre subjects and many studio figure studies, often done in a decorative style executed with bold color. He exhibited widely, and was a member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Beach Art Association.

Frank Cuprien 1871-1948 is known for his opalescent seascapes. He was a leading member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, and is often referred to as the Dean of the Laguna Beach Art Colony. He was well schooled, having studied at the Art Students League and Cooper Union in New York and the Academie Julian in Paris. His rustic studio was located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific and he called it "The Viking." His studio was the site of art exhibitions and his well known piano recitals.

 Karl Yens 1868 - 1948, The Ride with a Snap, Venice, CA, 1918
Karl Yens 1868 - 1948,
The Ride with a Snap, Venice, CA, 1918
Frank Cuprien 1871 - 1948, The Golden Hour, 1923
Frank Cuprien 1871 - 1948,
The Golden Hour
, 1923
Granville Redmond 1871 - 1935, Talk on the Beach, 1931
Granville Redmond 1871 - 1935,
Talk on the Beach, 1931

Granville Redmond 1871-1935 graduated the California School of Design, but preferred living in California's Southland. He lived in LA from 1898 to 1909, and after a time back in the Bay Area, he came to LA a second time in 1917. He was completely deaf and was a close friend of silent filmmaker and star, Charlie Chaplin. Redmond's most famous compositions are of California hillsides blanketed with wildflowers. In his painting Talk on the Beach, Redmond gives us an intimate view of beach life, where a young woman walks toward the viewer while others seated behind seem to be gossiping about her.

Carl Oscar Borg 1879-1942 was a frequent visitor to Laguna Beach, and was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association. His major job upon arrival in California was as a photographer and painter for Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the

Carl Oscar Borg 1879-1947, Great River Grand Canyon, 1932
Carl Oscar Borg 1879-1947,
Great River, Grand Canyon 1912

Carl Oscar Borg 1879-1947, Golden Shores, Laguna Beach. 1920
Carl Oscar Borg 1879-1947,
Golden Shores, Laguna Beach. 1920

mother of William Randolph Hearst. She gave Borg an opportunity to return to Europe to study art. In California, Carl enjoyed painting the desert and the Grand Canyon. Back in LA, he helped found the California Art Club.

Clarence Hinkle 1880-1960. Although he studied in some of the best art schools and his teachers

included Arthur Mathews and William Merritt Chase, he later claimed he learned most from walks through the Louvre. He was intrigued by the work of Thomas Gainsborough, Lawrence Copley and Henry Raeburn. In 1917, he moved to Los Angeles and taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and was an instructor at the Chouinard School of Art. His students included Millard Sheets and Phil Dike. After living a brief time in Laguna Beach, he made Santa Barbara his home.

Anna Hills 1882 -1930, After the Storm, Hemet, CA, 1931
Anna Hills 1882 -1930,
After the Storm, Hemet, CA
, 1931
Anna Hills 1882-1930, Cloud Shadows, 1918
Anna Hills 1882-1930, Cloud Shadows, 1918

Clarence Hinkle 1880 - 1960 Laguna Beach, 1960
Clarence Hinkle 1880 - 1960
Laguna Beach, 1960

After studies in Paris, Anna Hills 1882-1930 came to California in 1912. She had abandoned her earlier tonal approach to painting and adopted an impressionist style, employing richer and brighter color, often using a small palette knife. Her preferred locales for landscape painting were near her home in Laguna Beach, the Mission at San Juan Capistrano, and the California and Arizona deserts. She helped establish the Laguna Beach Art Association and served several terms as its president.

Edgar Payne 1883-1947. Except for a short stint at the Art Institute of Chicago, Edgar Payne was self taught. He is best known for his paintings of the Laguna Beach Coast, the Sierra and the Canyons of Arizona. In 1920, he was founder of the

Laguna Beach Art Association along with Anna Hills, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt and Carl Oscar Borg. The first meeting of the association took place in his studio. He married fellow artist Elsie Palmer in 1912. The couple separated in 1932 because Payne's career overshadowed Elsie's. Towards the end of his life, Elsie returned to care for Edgar who showed remorse.

Edgar Payne 1883 - 1947, Sierra Packer, 1939
Edgar Payne 1883 - 1947
Sierra Packer, 1939
Edgar Payne 1883 - 1947 Eternal Surge, 1920
Edgar Payne 1883 - 1947
Eternal Surge, 1920

Carl Schmidt 1885-1969. Carl was born in rural Minnesota and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to California early in the 20th century, settling in Southern California where he was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Los Angeles Art Association, and the San Bernardino County Art Association. A mural of his can be seen at Trinity Methodist Church in San Bernardino.

Conrad Buff 1886-1975 is known for his abstract paintings of desert landscape, noted by his use of blocks of bright color. His compositions did not accurately portray the landscape before him. After 1910, he began using a cross hatching technique. He is also well known for his illustrations for children's books written by his wife, Mary Buff. Conrad met Marry when she was an assistant curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Later in his career, he was a good friend and painting partner of Maynard Dixon, and he and his wife Mary became close friends with a young artist at Disney Studios, Joshua Meador and his wife Libby.

Carl Schmidt 1885 - 1969, El Paseo Street, 1924
Carl Schmidt 1885 - 1969, El Paseo Street, 1924
Conrad Buff 1886-1975,  Mt. Morrison, 1930
Conrad Buff 1886-1975
Mt. Morrison, 1930

In 2003, a notable landscape titled Canyon Land sold at auction for $77,000.

Conrad Buff 1886-1975 Late Winter Landscape, 1930
Conrad Buff 1886-1975
Late Winter Landscape, 1930
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Bill Bender 1918-2016, Last of the Ed Ainsworth's
Painters of the Desert
Ed Ainsworth's Painters of the Desert 1960
Painters of the Desert
Ed Ainsworth, 1960
published by Desert Magazine, Palm Springs, CA
Bill Bender at 90
at age 90, Bill Bender 1919-2016

In 1960, LA Times editor and columnist Ed Ainsworth published a book containing articles about California's famed desert painters, among them Jimmy Swinnerton, Maynard Dixon, Clyde Forsythe, Nicolai Fechin, Paul Lauritz, Conrad Buff and John W. Hilton. The youngest member of this elite fraternity of painters was a 41- year-old Bill Bender.

Bill Bender died on January 5th, his 97th birthday. According to Ed Ainsworth, Bill Bender's painting stands on its own, yet is intricately laced with the teaching of his old mentor (44 years his senior), Jimmy Swinnerton.

Bill Bender at Easel
Bill at easel in his studio, below a photo portrait
of his mentor, Jimmy Swinnerton.

Jimmy helped Bill achieve a mastery of the basics. Bill often quoted Jimmy who taught, "If you can't see it, you can't paint it." Bill went on to say, "Lots of times he would tell me to sit and look at something so that I would be able to paint it and sometimes it was only four square feet of dirt."

Ed Ainsworth wrote, "Swinnerton explained the mystery of shadows and the innumerable shades of color embodied within them if they were to be translated to canvas. He particularly stressed there is a balance in all nature and that if the painter will look long, and philosophically, enough, he can detect the balance.

Jimmy advised Bill not to paint horses in his desert landscapes until he mastered the colors of the desert. Today, he is known for his

Bill Bender painting plein air with Swinnerton
A young and shirtless Bill Bender paints with
Jimmy Swinnerton on one of their many
plein air painting excursions.

Smoke Tree in the Wash

desert landscapes, as well as his paintings of horses, cattle, and ranch scenes.

As Bill's painting career advanced, he sold paintings to notable desert visitors, among them, fellow artist President Dwight Eisenhower. Ike often visited the Palm Springs area to play golf, and became a friend and patron with several desert painters including John W. Hilton and Bill Bender. Bill had vivid memories of Ike's visit to his studio with a full contingent of Secret Service agents.

Bill Bender with Muse and Model
Bill with one of his
favorite models, muses & critics

During the Cold War, John W. Hilton was commissioned by the Air Force to visit the Philippines and Vietnam to do some painting. Hilton was told to bring along a second artist and John chose young Bill Bender.

When Jimmy Swinnerton first introduced Bill to John, John says he was captivated by young Bill's personality and his desire to learn to paint.

Hilton first became aware of Bender's fear of flying while at the Los Angeles airport as they were to depart on their trans Pacific trip. John's encouragement and generous doses of martinis gave Bill the fortitude to continue.

Freelance writer Ann Japenga writes of her friend Bill that he was "the poster boy for longevity." He was into holistic medicine and was the picture of perfect health.

Japenga writes that Bill was a stuntman in the movies and a lineman. He rode horseback

Sundown at Zzyzx Hot Springs

Come Rain or Shine
, Monument Valley

stringing line from Kernville to Lone Pine. She writes, "Bill was 100% cowboy, but still very caring and kind." She reports she had just received a Christmas card from Bill and his handwriting was perfect. He left his mark on the world, and he will be truly missed.

Kathi Hilton reports that Swinnerton had called Bill "the kid," and Bill in turn called her the same thing.

Upon hearing the news of Bill's passing, Kathi told the story of John W. Hilton's memorial service held at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. She said Bill comforted her that day, telling her, "Now you're the last of the Desert Painters." While reminiscing, Kathi recalled a box of letters she has which Bill had sent to John and Barbara Hilton. Kathi said she was going to reread those letters and then send them along to us for publication. She said Bill's letters were most entertaining because he illustrated them with drawings. Stay tuned to our newsletter for more.

Ann Japenga's California Desert Art .com
Kathi Hilton's page | John W. Hilton's page | Jimmy Swinnerton's page | Back to the Top


Jennie Kelly and Kathi Hilton at the Twentynine Palm Art Gallery
Jenny Kelly (1949-2015) and Kathi Hilton
at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, 2007

Our gallery has lost a great friend. Jennie Kelly was an amazing woman. She established the Salton Sea History Museum and worked diligently to promote the history of the Salton Sea, including those who came before her, such as the California Desert Painters.

She fought to preserve John W. Hilton's Rancho Dos Palmas near

Jennie Kelly Photo
Prior to being an environmental activist and a passionate preservationist of Salton Sea history, Jennie worked as a model and was an amazing horsewoman.
Jennie Kelly and Linda Beal at the Salton Sea Museum
Jennie Kelly and her good friend and museum associate,
Linda Beal at the Salton Sea Museum

the Salton Sea's North Shore Beach and Yacht Club, and his Art and Gem Shop in Thermal. Those in attendance at her memorial praised Jennie for her empassioned advocacy for the Salton Sea, and rededicated themselves to teaching people about its history and being politically active to safeguard its fragile ecology.

Several years ago, Jennie drove from Palm Springs to Roosevelt, Utah, to visit with desert artist Kathi Hilton, the daughter of artist John W. Hilton. The two became good friends. Soon afterward, Kathi's paintings were on exhibit at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery where I met Jennie and journalist Ann Japenga of

Jennie's memorial was held on the shores of her beloved Salton Sea, at the Albert Frey designed North Shore Beach and Yacht Club, on Saturday, January 30.

For information about the efforts to restore the Museum, please call 760-250-8927 or email The museum's website is ... Daniel Rohlfing

Emerging from the Shadows

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

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

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

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

Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows
Joshua Meador Jacks Horses
Joshua Meador 1911-1965
Jack's Horses 1948
oil on linen, 14 x 18


"Sheep May Safely Graze."

Lydia Vercinsky, Redwood Forest, 1964
graceful redwoods atmospherically portrayed
We want to find a home for this painting!

This is a magnificent large painting of a gently atmospheric redwood forest by Lydia Vercinsky (1918-2001) It
measures (with frame) 43.5" high by 55.5" wide.
Perfect for a great room or a large public space. BE BOLD, and make an offer.
We will deliver to anywhere in the greater Bay Area or Sacramento, but will not ship.

Lydia Vercinsky Redwoods Midsized Thumb
Lydia Vercinsky, Redwoods 1964
oil on canvas, 36 x 48
(special in-gallery pricing)

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Now on Exhibit ... Joshua Meador: plus "Sheep May Safely Graze" modest-priced 19th Century works; plus many new small works by local artists including an entirely new display of the creative watercolor paintings by Jean Warren
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
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Ren Brown Collection

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

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
through FEB 7! The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is hosting
the traveling 148th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.

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

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
New Paintings by Inna Talantova
Feb 5 - Mar 28

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

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

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

Read about 1st Friday Artwalks, first Fri of the month
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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

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery
starts February 20 (to April 9)
Moving Target: American Dream

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

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

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

-- view location on Google Maps

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de Young Museum
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork
closes Feb 28

Permanent Collection
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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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Legion of Honor

-Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia
opens Feb 6 - May 15
Permanent: European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

Ongoing: Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works
from the OMCA's collection

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San Francisco

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

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Inside Magnolia Editions: Collaboration and Innovation
through Feb 7

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Snoopy and the Red Barron" through Apr 24

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

William Keith and the Battle for Hetch Hetchy
through May 1

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

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

Bolinas Museum

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

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

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

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

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

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

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

The Irvine Museum

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

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Hammer Museum (at UCLA)

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

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Norton Simon Museum

-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
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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
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Pasadena Museum of California Art
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Vaqueros & Hispanic Art

through Feb 7, '16

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& Beyond
Hololulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
Days of Grace:
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawai‘i

through March 6

Honolulu Museum of Art Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

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

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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

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

Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

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

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