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January 2010
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

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21 yr old Jimmy Swinnerton,
humorously portrayed,
The San Francisco
Feb. 21, 1896

Phippen Museum Remington Sculpture
Prescott, Arizona's
Phippen Museum
hosts a Jimmy Swinnerton
& Maynard Dixon Exhibition
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The Smithsonian's
Jim Henson's
Fantastic World

visits his native Mississippi

Sonoma's Sam Cook
(In George Post's footsteps)
"the Family Collection"

Gallery Notes

Neighboring Galleries

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

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of previous newsletter articles
On Exhibition at the Gallery ... January 16 - April 16, 2010
Two Shows in one:
In our front room gallery

Paintings of the Parks
compositions created in our most dynamic landscapes from a wide selection of California's landscape artists
& in Room 2 of the gallery:
works offered for sale by the Meador family, including two from the Disney collection

Jonnevold Carl Henrik Yosemite Valley Thumb .jpgCarl Jonnevold Dzigurski Alexander Grand Tetons Thumb .jpg
Alexander Dzigurski

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Grace Fountain

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Milford Zornes
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Ralph Love
San Francisco Call Bannerhead 21-yr-old Jimmy Swinnerton,
humorously portrayed,
The San Francisco Call, Feb. 21, 1896

Thirty-six years ago, Jimmy Swinnerton died at the age of 98. He is known and beloved as the dean of the California Desert School. The story is legend of how the young yet highly successful twenty-nine-year-old cartoonist was given a death sentence, a prognosis that his life would end in weeks due to tuberculosis. At the urging of his boss William Randolph Hearst, Jimmy removed himself to the dry California desert in an effort to improve his chances.

Jimmy thrived in the desert. It became not only his cure but his passion. He refocused his career, choosing to convey the tenacious green life of the desert in his many paintings to follow. He continued his cartooning, but with a desert slant. He created a new strip, his famed Canyon Kiddies, a comical group of young Navajo children who lived harmoniously within a life harsh but filled beauty of the Southwest.

Today there are many still living who eagerly relate fond recollections of Jimmy's kind, dynamic and magnetic personality. Artist Bill Bender, now in his early nineties himself, recalls how he as a young man managed the courage to introduce himself to Jimmy, and in short order became his close friend, sketching partner and chauffeur. Artist Kathi Hilton recalls

Jimmy Swinnerton creating a self caricature

Jimmy's frequent visits to her childhood home where Jimmy would meet with her father John W. Hilton along with other Hilton guests such as Clyde Forsythe, Ed Ainsworth, Robert Rishell, and James Cagney. Lynne Rishell Spickard, daughter of Robert Rishell, recalls Jimmy as a warm grandfatherly presence.

But the man who would become the center of California Desert Painting began life as a confident and sophisticated newspaper cartoonist drawing for William Randolph Hearst. In the 1890's, he was already accumulating a following and was becoming a notable socialite personality. Here is a humorous piece from the San Francisco Call in the 1890's, portraying young Jimmy long before his bout with tuberculosis, long before he became enthralled with the desert, and before he became known for his grandfatherly demeanor.

"Around the Corridors,"
SF Call, February 21, 1896

This article is reprinted as it was in 1896. At that time, they used "Jimmy" and "Jimmie"
as interchangeable spellings. The caricature to the right accompanied this piece.

Jimmie Swinnerton, the caricaturist who draws little bears and big salaries, had a strange experience in Fresno, where he went with the Olympic minstrels to give a burnt-cork exhibition, last week.

Incidentally it is well to state that Jimmie has several fads, the most pronounced of which is a longing for loud haberdashery and the stage.

When he strikes a live town like Fresno it looks as though the advance agent for a five-ringed circus was on hand to plaster the dead walls with posters and subsidize the press with passes for the entire staff.

After the performance Jimmie adorned himself with his plug hat and one of his best arranged vests and sallied forth to mingle with the people. About midnight he got separated from his companions, and while attempting to find his way back to the hotel he suddenly ran across an Italian laborer who had wandered up to Fresno and found himself busted. He greeted the caricaturist with "Pleasa, I lika de nick. Please lenda me de nick."

Swinnerton looked at him a moment and evolved the happy idea of having some fun with the fellow. "What can you do my good man, for that sum of money?"

"Nota vera much. I cama de San Francis to hunta worka. I staya de dime museum fiva weeka. I gotta soma tattoo. Looka?"

He opened his shirt front and displayed a network of tricolored characters tattooed into the skin. A new idea entered Jimmy's head and he, grabbing the hungry man by the arm, took him to a restaurant, where the stranger was given plenty to eat. "Now come with me," said Jimmie, "and I will see that you get plenty of money with which to return to San Francisco." In a few moments Swinnerton burst into the sitting room of the hotel where his friends had assembled and were chattering before retiring. Jimmy waved his hand in a commanding way and asked for silence.

"Gentlemen," he began, "we have all suffered in this great world more or less and the needy should not be neglected because they are unfortunate. I have here with me one of the greatest specimens of the tatooeer's art ever exhibited to the American people. Sir, take off your shirt," he said, turning to his companion. The dime museum feature removed that article of clothing and stood bare to the waist before Swinnerton's friends.

"This man, gentlemen," he resumed, "is well known to me. I met him five years ago at the Central Park gardens, New York, and I am familiar with his history. In a few words he was cast up as a shipwrecked sailor on the Fiji Islands and was put into the hands of the chief's tattooers who worked on him one hundred and twenty-eight days, during which time he suffered the most excruciating pain, and was finally released and wandered around the island for three weeks in a half-demented condition. One afternoon he sighted a sail in the distance, and with the aid of a small rag he managed to attract attention, with the result that he was taken off and brought to America. Come gentlemen, examine the marvel, and see for yourselves. We will now pass the hat and will then move on to the next wonder. During the intermission the orchestra will play, 'Sweet Alice, Ben Bolt.'"

In a few seconds the boys had filled Jimmie's hat with small change, and as he handed the proceeds to the delighted Italian he said, "Did I give it to them about right?"

"Yas," responded the fellow, "I pay for dat tattoo fifta dollar in Chicag sex year ago."

Jimmie pulled down his vest.

Jimmy Swinnerton's Page on our Site See Little Jimmy with Betty Boop and the Canyon Kiddies in a Merrie Melodies Cartoon Back to the Top

Prescott's Phippen Museum hosts Jimmy Swinnerton & Maynard Dixon Exhibition

Before air conditioners, four lane freeways, and ubiquitous cell phones juggled with mocha lattes, Arizona's varying desert landscapes invigorated well trained and sophisticated San Francisco artists, Jimmy Swinnerton and Maynard Dixon. They used their art schooled skills offering their inspired interpretation of the desert's vastness, beauty and life. It is easy to forget. It is far too easy to forget what the desert artists first saw - an untamed Arizona.

The Phippen Museum helps us remember, and it is easy enough to find this museum on a map. But in the context of its place in the world of art, the Phippen Museum is strategically located at the intersection of the past and present. It provides visitors with the experience of the unspoiled Arizona through the eyes of artists of long ago, while supporting artists of the present and educating, encouraging and inspiring artists of the future.

The "Greatest Earth on Show" offers over forty masterful artistic scenes of the Arizona that was, as seen through the nearly century old paintings of Jimmy Swinnerton, Maynard Dixon and Gunnar Widforss.
Phippen Museum Sign on Hwy 89

The Swinnerton paintings are most impressive. Among them are his most highly auctioned piece, Sunset in the Grand Canyon, and a similar stunning piece entitled Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Also included are his Betakin Ruins, Monument Valley Thunderhead, Humphrey's Peak, Near Sedona and Morning Comes to the Valley.

The paintings on exhibit of Maynard Dixon include Tempe Butte and Camel Back Mountain. An impressive painting by Swinnerton and Dixon protege John W. Hilton entitled Canyon Sonata is a quiet nocturne of the Canyon below the stars. Other artists with works in the exhibition include John Gamble's Saguaro Evening, Emil Kosa's Superstition Sunrise, Gunnar Widforss's Grand Canyon of Arizona, Carl Oscar Borg's Needle Rock, Monument Valley, Ray Swanson's Sunset Storm, William Wendt's Mountain Landscape, and works by Ferdinand Bergdorff, Sam Hyde Harris and Marjorie Thomas.

Dr. Mark Sublette of Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe talks about Maynard Dixon.
Remington Sculpture outside Prescott's Phippen Museum

The exhibit extends through February 21. Twenty-four of the works on exhibit are being provided through the courtesy of Gary Fillmore of the Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, Arizona. You may read and learn more by visiting the Phippen Museum's website at

The Phippen Museum Prescott Arizona
The Phippen Museum and a dazzling Arizona sunset
George Phippen was a self taught painter and sculptor. Although he died young at age fifty, his life was full. In his honor, a group of artists in 1974 established a memorial fund in George Phippen's name with the goal of building a museum of western art in Prescott. In 1984, the museum opened its doors and started the work of promoting the region's fine art to the rapidly growing Yavipai County region.

Today the museum attracts art enthusiasts near and far. This spring, the museum will break ground on an expansion which will provide much needed exhibition and education space.

Donations of art and much needed funds have been offered by a growing and supportive group of boosters who wish the museum to continue and grow in its mission of celebrating the artistic heritage of the Arizona desert.

So, your next trip through Arizona, include Prescott on your itinerary and give the Phippen Museum a visit. Also, visit their website, and sign up for their newsletter. It is currently in a print version, but is well worth the read and we encourage you to subscribe.
Prescott's Phippen Museum
The Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ
| The Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, AZ
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Jim Henson's Fantastic World visits Jim Henson's native Mississippi
Jim Henson and Kermit

Mississippi seems to be having its day in the sun when it comes to influential animators.

October 16th of this past year, Mississippi honored one of its favorite sons, Walt Disney animator Joshua Meador with a state-wide day of honor.

Now, The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson proudly presents Jim Henson's Fantastic World, a

traveling Smithsonian exhibition. This same exhibition will soon be visiting California at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, July 17 - October 10, 2010.

Jim earliest memories were of his home in Leland, Mississippi. His earliest memories of puppetiering came from Edgar Bergen and the television puppets of Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Jim's family moved to Maryland where Jim became a studio arts major. One of his freshman year projects was to create a five-minute long puppet show for a local TV

station, and Kermit had his debut. Almost instinctively, Jim began using different materials for his puppets, flexible fabrics and foam rubber to allow his creations a range of emotional expressions, using his puppet creations in commercials and then landing an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He met collaborator Frank Oz in 1963 and the work of the pair continued to evolve. In 1969, the Muppets made their appearance on Sesame Street, and Bert and Ernie anchored a well known puppet family for generations of viewers.

He then took his imaginative team to the big screen, offering a range of Muppet and puppet films, including Fraggle Rock, Farscape, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth directed by Terry Gilliam.

You Tube video ... Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the Orlando History Center ... 14 minutes
Tragically in May of 1990, Jim Henson died at the age of 54 due to a rare streptococcus infection. Honors to his life and work abound, including a museum dedicated to his memory in Leland Mississippi, the Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit.

Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit | The Mississippi Museum of Art | The Fresno Metropolitan Museum | Our April '09 Jim Henson Article
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Sonma's Watercolorist Sam Cook
(In the footsteps of George Post)
"The Family Collection" now available
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Our gallery is pleased to present the Sam Cook Family Collection. Click on any of these thumbnails and visit our Sam Cook Page and link to individual photos of his work.

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Sam is known for his wet into wet method, and studied with famed watercolorist, George Post. He was also an art teacher, and often taught in tandem with well known Mendocino oil painter E. John Robinson.

Sam's technique involved first wetting the whole sheet of watercolor paper, then quickly blending in most of the color areas while wet. The finest details and darkest colors were applied when the paper was almost dry.

Sam Cook Photo
Sam Cook 1917-1999
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He exhibited his work through various art associations, including the Marin Watercolor Society, and with his students was one of the founding members of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, along with fellow artists Charlotte Britton and Elsie Nelson. He taught watercolor classes in California and Oregon.

He was a member of the California Professional Artists and the Society of Western Artists. The Sonoma Valley Hospital still displays his works.

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Gallery Notes
  • Booklet: There is now a 2009 Meador exhibition booklet available to be mailed, or at the gallery, that was not available when the exhibit opened. We also have copies of the 2006 Meador exhibit catalogue. Limited copies of prior exhibit catalogues are still available on request.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to be a Founding Member of the Walt Disney Family Museum. We have membership applications at the gallery. Our visits have been very rewarding, and we have not yet been able to absorb it all. Membership is available at various levels, and provides a number of benefits. The museum continues to offer screenings and special presentations, including on January 23 a lecture about the imagination and underwater exploration by Graham Hawkes.
  • At the gallery our rack of unframed vintage prints has become popular, such as the Ghost Town series by Clyde Forsythe, signed John W. Hilton desert prints, and Jimmy Swinnerton prints. Visit our prints bin.
  • Linda has some small paintings at the gallery, as well as three large paintings in the current exhibition at Petaluma Valley Hospital. Other popular living artists exhibiting at the gallery are Alexander Dzigurski II, and Kathi Hilton, daughter of John W. Hilton.
  • Dan will be a docent at the Bodega Bay Marine Lab out on Bodega Head, and invites others to consider volunteer work.

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
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IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
New Exhibition, January 16 - April 16, 201 Paintings of The Parks
Map & Location |

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


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

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
"A New Beginning 2010" through Feb 15
Jody Shipp, Ron Sumner, Florence Brass, Pam Wallace, & J.C. Henderson | Back to the Top

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Blue Heron Ron Sumner

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
New Artists, New Acquisitions, New Year
through February
& Paintings by Robert DeVee | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew

And while in Bodega Bay, see paintings by Robert DeVee at
The (increasingly popular) Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"
Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café,
perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup.

In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is,
in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Dogs" | Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
10 artists, 20 - 6"x6" images, 30 days
An astounding exhibit of thirty artists who have created their own story or theme in the form of twenty 6" by 6" images!

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

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Five Artists Paint their Favorite Subjects
Larry Cannon, Teresa Dong, Charles White,
Hye Seong Yoon & Stephen Sanfilippo
Artist Reception, October 3, 2009, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Back to the Top

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Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Presently showing new paintings in the gallery from
Timothy Horn. John Poon, Randall Sexton & Brian Mark Taylor | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
Bakers Dozen 2010: Quicksilver Presents the Work
of 13 Bay Area Artists January 22—February 28

Jenny Honnert Abell
, Cecily Axt, Louise Forbush, Cynthia Granados, Harley,
Kirk Hinshaw, Chiyomi Taneike Longo, Sherry Parker, Armando Ramos,
Deborah Salomon, Micah Schwaberow Lois Stopple, Susan Stover
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"The 4th Annual Invitational Exhibition" :: Jan. 19 – Feb 28, 2010
Featuring 31 Northern California Fine Art Painters, Printmakers & Sculptors
Reception: Saturday Jan. 23, 2-5pm Back to the Top

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"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
Paintings of the Coast by local artists, and fine crafts and household furnishings
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963

(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
fine art oils, encaustics, collage, ceramics, and jewelry. You'll find romantic wine country landscapes, ocean vistas, animal portraits, and whimsical narrative collages.
Artists Jocelyn Audette Michael-Che Swisher Barbara Harvie | | Back to the Top
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IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery Calabi Gallery Logo
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.
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level. If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at
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 in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art
Shining Brightly: Tapestry Weavers West Celebrates 25 Years
January 10 – February 21, 2010
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And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
NEW! in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Film of the Month: January 6-31, 2010
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
1:00 and 4:00 pm (daily except Tuesdays) tickets available online

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de Young Museum

"Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs"
through March 28, 2010
"Birth of Impressionism"
paintings from Musée d’Orsay
opens May 22

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011, an exhibition highlighting the colorful history of California through the institution’s remarkable collection of artwork.
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Legion of Honor

Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine
October 31, 2009 — July 4, 2010

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

“Our Struggle”: Responding to Mein Kampf
February 11, 2010 - June 8, 2010
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Oakland Museum of California

Opening in May 2010
, the new Gallery of California Art will showcase more than 800 works from the Oakland Museum of California's collection—one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art in the world.

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Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Adam Wolpert: Sonoma County Landscapes
Dec 18, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010

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Hearst Art Gallery

Out of This World
January 17 - March 14, 2010
Ralph Borge: A Symbolic Realist
and His Circle

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum
Happy Birthday, Beethoven!
Beginning December 16 , 2009
this exhibition will be available online through the
American Beethoven Society!
Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Dec 12, 2009 - Mar 14, 2010
Life of Making Celebrates the work and workings of three acclaimed artists who explore the boundary between the act of making and the art of living. Jim Melchert, June Schwarcz, and Kay Sekimachi
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Mission San Francisco de Solano

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum
Through the Viewfinder:
Mendocino Landscapes
November 21, 2009 – February 7, 2010

Grace Hudson Museum
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Treasures, Curiosities, and Secrets:
The Crockers and the Gilded Age
On view through May 9, 2010
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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art
Land & Sea,
Paintings and Photographs of
Monterey and Beyond

January 30-October 24, 2010
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Ansel Adams: Early Works
through Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Renoir in the 20th Century
February 14, 2010–May 9, 2010
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915
February 28, 2010–May 23, 2010
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum

Selections From The Irvine Museum, 2009
including Anna Althea Hills
October 6, 2009 to February 13, 2009
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008
Part I: July 18, 2009 - March 7, 2010 Extended!

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection:
American 19th-Century Landscape Painting
& American Desert Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Russian Empire
October 24-January 17, 2010
From Rembrandt's Studio:
The Prints of Ferdinand Bol
December 5, 2009 through March 7, 2010
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Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
Opening November 14, 2009
Evolution and Art in California

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica
Norton Simon Museum

The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
December 04, 2009 - March 22, 2010
Permanent collection,European paintings
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

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

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

"The Greatest Earth on Show"
Paintings of Maynard Dixon and Jimmy Swinnerton through February 21

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Los Olivos
Wilding Museum
America's Wilderness in Art:
A Growing Collection
January 13 through March 21, 2010

coming up, Milford Zornes Exhibition
March 31 through June 6
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& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Everything Under the Sun:
Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
July 11, 2009–August 29, 2010

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, A Documentation Exhibition
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

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

Permanent collection :
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Always After
(The Glass House)
January 21–May 31, 2010
Gallery 186
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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings
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High Museum of Art

Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius
October 6, 2009 through February 21, 2010
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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 Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia