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Linda Sorensen Nature's Abstract
Linda Sorensen
Nature's Abstract
The Grand Canyon, Arizona 
Oil on linen, 30 x 30

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - January 2015
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
Joshua Meador's Boat Anchorage
Joshua Meador
Boat Anchorage
oil on linen, 18 x 24

Suzanne Valadon 1893 Self Portrait Thumb
Artist's Model and Post-
Impressionist Painter,
Suzanne Valadon

Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii 1939
Nine Weeks in Hawaii,
Georgia O'Keeffe's 1939
visit to the Islands

Time Out by Tamra Sanchez at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Member's Show
"Time Out", Tamra Sanchez
and other members at
Sebastopol's Center for the Arts
Currently on Exhibit
at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
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Artist's Model and Post-Impressionist Painter,
Suzanne Valadon by Daniel Rohlfing
Photo of Le Chat Noir in Monmartre

She was there. Suzanne Valadon was there!

For several brief and magical years in the late 19th century, Le Chat Noir in the Montmartre district of Paris was the scene where struggling artists -- writers, poets, playwrights, models, painters and musicians -- gathered, shared absinthe and ideas blended with the joys and miseries of life. The place proved to be a cauldron of unparalleled creativity and originality, providing new forms and new directions for a variety of performing and expressive arts. And Suzanne Valadon was there!

Suzanne Valadon, photo portrait, circa 1880's
Poster for Le Chat Noir by Toulouse-Lautrec
Famed Poster for Le Chat Noir
by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Video slide show of photos and the paintings of Suzanne Valadon

She was given the name Marie-Clementine Valadon and was the uncelebrated daughter of an unmarried laundress. She was poor, rebellious and most independent. She began working at the age of 11. She was hardened from four years of long hours. She worked as an assistant in a milliner's workshop, made funeral wreaths, sold vegetables, and waited tables. Then, at risk of life and limb, she joined the circus at age 15.

Dance at Bougival,
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1882-83
Suzanne Valadon, model

In 1880, due to injuries suffered in a fall, she found a new way to support herself, serving as a model for struggling artists. Consequently she became a muse, lover, and collaborator for artists who would later become some of France's greatest painters. Her voluptuous, passionate and seductive qualities made her excellent modeling talent, while her inquisitive, ambitious and provocative nature allowed her to learn from the artists she worked for.

Suzanne Valadon by Amedeo Modigliani
Suzanne Valadon Portrait,
Amedeo Modigliani 1880

She posed for Amedeo Modigliani in 1880, and subsequently for Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, Théophile Steinlen, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others. She was good friends with Edgar Degas and composer Erik Satie.

The Hangover,
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1888-89
Suzanne Valadon, Model
Suzanne Valadon Portrait, 1885
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Self Portrait
, Suzanne Valadon, 1883

Due to Marie's focused and rebellious determination, Toulouse-Lautrec gave her the nickname of Suzanne, based on the Biblical account of Susanna and the Elders in the book of Daniel. The nickname remained, and Marie became Suzanne Valadon.

She modeled successfully for ten years, teaching herself to paint while learning much from what she observed modeling. She has been imortalized in Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1882-83. During the early 1880's, Edgar Degas was impressed by the young model's line drawings and paintings and purchased her work, encouraging her efforts.

Degas remained a Suzanne's friend until his death in 1917.

In 1894 at the age of 29, Suzanne became the first woman to attend the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. As a painter, Valadon is known for her still lifes, portraits, flowers, and memorable landscapes, all noted for their composition and vivid color. She's best known for her candid female nudes. In Suzanne's day, it was considered improper for a woman artist to paint female nudes. But Suzanne wasn't about to express herself by fitting into norms or rules set by anyone other than herself.

Valadon's paintings lacked the "delicate hand" often associated with women artists of the time. Her work featured rich color, bold open brushwork, and firm black outlines of her figures emphasizing body structure.

Girl Braiding Her Hair
Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1885
Model, Suzanne Valadon
Self Portrait, Suzanne Valadon, 1893
Portrait of Composer Eric Satie,
Suzanne Valadon 1893

The firm outlines in her nudes helped contrast the play of light on curves. Her paintings are noticably different from male painters of the time, showing women in personal moments at their toilette, reclining nudes pictured in the warm light of interior scenes. Her work focused on composition often featuring boudoir decor.

Valadon's experience as a model taught her to view the model's body within the context of the work of art. How was Suzanne Valadon able to accomplish this at a time when other women couldn't? It has much to do with her low social caste. Having been born into extreme poverty and surviving a working life since the young age of eleven, her hard-knock experiences enabled her to be accepted among a small circle of young starving male artists who only became influential and famous years later.

She held no allegiance to anyone's code of propriety other than her own. This made her shine as a model, and enabled her to paint women in an unidealized manner, not overtly sexualized but nonetheless interesting, compelling, and alluring.

Nudes, Suzanne Valadon, 1919
Casting the Net, Suzanne Valadon 1914
Flowers on a Round Table
, Suzanne Valadon 1920
Portrait of Maurice Utrillo, Suzanne Valadon 1921
Suzanne's son, born in December of 1883
when she was 18 and working
as a mondel in Montmartre

Suzanne had a son who also became an artist. In 1883, she gave birth to an illegitimate son, Maurice Utrillo. Suzanne's mother helped care for Maurice while she returned to modeling. Later, Valadon's friend Miguel Utrillo signed papers claiming Maurice was his son, although Suzanne never stated who the father was.

The Abandoned Doll, Suzanne Valadon 1921
Still Life with Tulips and Fruit Bowl
Suzanne Valadon, 1924

Anecdotally, Diego Rivera is believed to have shared this humorous story, "After Maurice was born to Suzanne Valadon, she went to Renoir, for whom she had modeled nine months previously. Renoir looked at the baby and said, 'He can't be mine, the color is terrible!' Next she went to Degas, for whom she had also modeled. He said, 'He can't be mine, the form is terrible!'

Reclining Nude, Suzanne Valadon 1928

Finally, at a cafe, Valadon saw an artist she knew named Miguel Utrillo, to whom she spilled her woes. The man told her to call the baby Utrillo: 'I would be glad to put my name to the work of either Renoir or Degas!'"

Today, some of her works may be seen at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Grenoble, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Photo of Suzane Valadon
in studio at her easel, 1926
Still Life with a Basket of Apples
and a Vase of Flowers
, Suzanne Valadon 1928
Young Girl in Front of a Window,
Suzanne Valadon 1930
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Georgia at Hana's Black Lava Bridge
Nine Weeks in Hawaii,
Georgia O'Keeffe's 1939 visit to the Islands

by Daniel Rohlfing

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe's artistic life and her marriage were stalled. Regarding her art, New York art critics were labeling her New Mexico paintings as "mass produced." To spice up critic's opinions and to rediscover her artistic core, she took a little trip, leaving her beloved high New Mexico desert for the verdant pineapple fields of Hawaii.

In the 1930's, flying was available and a novel way of travel, but the majority of visitors made their trans-Pacific voyage aboard ship. Georgia booked passage aboard the SS Lurline, a luxury cruise ship often used by the well heeled and Hollywood stars.

Georgia O'Keeffe sailed for Hawaii aboard the SS Lurline
SS Lurline docking in Honolulu in the 1930's

Five years earlier in 1934, Amelia Earhart had her airplane strapped to the decks of the Lurline and sailed for Hawaii, only to fly back solo to Oakland. Now it was Georgia's turn to spread her creative wings into Pacific winds.

Her trip over was enjoyable, but her arrival in Honolulu did not go well. The gentrified male-dominated culture of pineapple plantations did not meld well with Georgia's idea of how an artist's nose works. The pineapple bosses felt it unseemly for a woman to roam free on their plantations, and instead decided it would be wise to deliver a pineapple plant to Georgia's hotel. They took the liberty of peeling and slicing the fruit ready for Georgia's still life magic.

Georgia of course was disgusted. She abruptly changed course and decided to extend her stay in the islands and left the confines of her Honolulu hotel for the outer islands. On Maui, she found her greatest freedom, and consequently her greatest inspiration. There she found unfiltered views of

This brief trailer is for the children's book, Georgia in Hawaii. It tells of her Hawaiian visit of 1939 and how Georgia refused to be controlled by the Pineapple company, and how she left Honolulu to paint Hawaii as she wanted to, its coasts, its valleys and waterfalls and its flowers.

nature in remote and wild valleys and coastlines. She especially enjoyed the road to Hana along Maui's eastern shore, and stayed in the remote village of Hana. There she found her old self, and busied herself with exploration and painting.

In 1939, Americans knew far less of Hawaii than they do today. For Georgia, it

Georgia O'Keeffe in front of Black Lava Bridge near Hana Maui
Georgia O'Keeffe visiting Hana's Black Lava Bridge

was a feast of discovery. She wrote letters to her husband Alfred Stieglitz describing at length the dark and dense rainforests, the marvelously colored and exotic flora, and the magical black sand beaches. She painted word pictures for him of jagged black lava along the shore contrasted by the white splashes of surf.

Black Lava Bridge Hana Hawaii 1939 Georgia O'Keeffe
Black Lava Bridge
, Hana - Honolulu Academy of Arts
Georgia O'Keeffe Ioa Valley #3
Waterfall No 3
, Ioa Valley, Maui Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Ioa Valley #1 Georia O'Keeffe
Waterfall, End of the Road, Ioa Valley, Maui
Private Collection

She ventured up into the steep Ioa Valley with its looming vertical green walls and dazzling white waterfalls plummeting downward. She made it to the top of Mt. Haleakala, peering down into its deep crater and its endless vistas to the Big Island south across the Pacific adorned with fleets of floating clouds.

Georgia was a guest of the Kaeleku Sugar Plantation. The plantation manager assigned his 12 year old daughter, Patricia Jennings, to serve as Georgia's private guide. The notoriously independendent artist surprisingly struck up an unlikely friendship with young Patricia, and for ten days, the pair explored to their hearts content.

Georgia O'Keeffe Ornamental Banana 1939
Ornamental Banana - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Georgia O'Keeffe Bella Donna 1939
Bella Donna - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Heliconia -
Private Collection
White Bird of Paradise Georgia O'Keeffe
White Bird of Paradise -
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Hibiscus and Plumeria Georgia O'Keeffe
Hibiscus and Plumeria -
Private Collection

Hana was far different in 1939. When Georgia arrived, the town had a population of 3,500 residents, an international community of Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Portuguese, Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians. It had theaters, general stores, barber shops, restaurants, and it even had a pool hall.

Back in her New York studio, Georgia completed 20 Hawaii paintings, mostly of Hawaiian flowers, and not one of them a pineapple. Horrified, pineapple executives had pineapple plants shipped to New York by air, and Georgia finally painted their pineapple.

The trip was a success, for both her marriage and her career. Alfred Steiglitz exhibited Georgia's Hawaiian paintings during a New York February, a startling contrast. The critic for The New York Sun noted that her paintings “testify to Miss O’Keeffe’s ability to make herself at home anywhere.”

As Georgia O'Keefe's Hawaiian paintings were getting good reviews in New York, one of her paintings was getting national attention in a Dole Pineapple Ad Campaign. Please bear in mind that pineapple was a rather exotic item in 1940, and this ad campaign was designed to introduce pineapple to skeptical depression era consumers, people who had little idea of what a pineapple was.

White Lotus Georgia O'Keeffe
White Lotus -
Muscatine Art Center, Iowa

Georgia O'Keeffe Cup of Silver 1939
Cup of Silver -
The Baltimore Museum of Art

Georgia O'Keeffe Pineapple Bud
Pineapple Bud -
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon B. Lovelace
Georgia O'Keeffe Pineapple Bud used in a Dole Pineapple Ad
Magazine Ad for Dole Pineapple
with Georgia O'Keeffe's Pineapple Bud

The plaque in the ad to the left showing Georgia's Pineapple Bud painting reads. "A Pineapple Bud from the Dole Plantation in Hawaii painted by Georgia O'Keeffe."

The Ad copy reads, "Perhaps you have never seen a pineapple bud -- and words cannot describe this glowing crater of color which on the Dole plantations grows and ripens into a lucious big pineapple ... Perhaps you have never tasted Dole Pineapple Juice; and there is no other way to discover the fragrant zestful goodness of this pure juice.  Just try it for breakfast ... after shopping or exercise ... with the children when they come from school ... whenever you or your family crave refreshment."

Addendum -- Friday, January 2, 2015

We just received an email note from Arnie Kotler, editor of Koa books on Maui. He contacted us about Patricia Jenning's book, Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i. Patricia Jennings was the plantation owner's daughter mentioned in our article above who served as Georgia O'Keeffe's guide during Georgia's 1939 Hawaii visit. Patricia later wrote a book of the experience, and it is available via Koa Books website! Follow the links below.

From Arnie Kotler of Koa Publishing ... "Dear Daniel Rohlfing, ... Thanks for your article about Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawai'i in your new gallery newsletter. I'm wondering if you're familiar with the book "Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i," which I co-edited and published in 2011."

Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaii cover by Patricia Jennings
To order a copy of Patricia's book ...

SF Chronicle Article, Dec 15, 2011
Georgia O'Keeffe's visit to Hawaii
Patricia Jenninigs photo 1939
To the left, Patricia Jennings and a friend, 1939

Above, Patrici Jennings today,
enjoying her Hawaii home.
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Tamra Sanchez Time Out
Time Out
, Pastel
Tamra Sanchez
"Time Out", Tamra Sanchez
and other members at Sebastopol's
Center for the Arts - Annual Members Show
by Daniel Rohlfing

One glance was enough. As soon as I entered the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, I wanted to share this Sonoma County treasure in our gallery newsletter and encourage people to see it by January 3! There isn't enough space to share it all, so I limited myself to my ten best favorite paintings. I did my best, but my best ten list ended up with 17 paintings, and it could have easily been many more.

Click on most of paintings to link to the artist's personal website.

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts provides a centralized location for art performances, films, exhibitions, classes and events in Sonoma County. There's always something going on. The organization thrives with the contributions of time and talents of local artists, teachers, volunteers and generous donors.

Tim Brody Barn Portal
Barn Portal
, Pastel
Tim Brody
Elizabeth Burg Self Portrait
Self Portrait, Acrylic
Elizabeth Burg
Kelly Burke Gilbert
, Oil on linen
Kelly Burke

Linda Sorensen Sentinel Old Grove
Sentinel, Old Grove,
Oil on canvas
Linda Sorensen

Reemergence of Nature
, Oil on canvas
Thomas Creed
Sterling Hoffman Pacific Tetons
Pacific Tetons
, Oil
Sterling Hoffman
Carol Watanabe Sonoma County Homestead
Sonoma County Homestead
, Acrylic
Carol Watanabe
Bert Kaplan Rolling Sonoma
Rolling Sonoma, Pastel
Bert Kaplan
Rik Olsen Off Coleman Valley
Off Coleman Valley, Oil on canvas
Rik Olsen
Pacific Twilight Mitchell Clark
Pacific Twilight
, Pastel
Clark Mitchell
Phil Salyer The Old Prospector
The Old Prospector, Oil on canvas
Phil Salyer

Marylu Downing Yesterday
Yesterday, Mixed Media
Marylu Downing

Cynthia Jackson-Hein_Graduate School
Graduate School, Oil on linen
Cynthia Jackson-Hein

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Jean Warren Lake Alpine the Sierras
Lake Alpine, the Sierras, Watercolor
Jean Warren
Sasha Pepper Contemplative
Contemplative, Oil on Canvas
Sasha Pepper

Vintage Vespa, Mixed Media
Carolyn Wilson | Back to the Top

Gallery News

Our 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

Hole in the Head:
The Battle for Bodega Bay
and the Birth of the Environmental Movement

Nov 2 - Feb 9
Now at the Sonoma County Museum,
425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, CA 707-579-1500

Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant Foundation
IT ALMOST HAPPENED ... half a century ago ...
The foundation for the Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant reactor
being built on Bodega Head ... today, our famous Hole in the Head

The exhibition chronicles the story of the nuclear power plant, proposed for construction at Bodega Head in 1958, and its defeat by members of the local community in 1964. Stories will focus on the lives of the individuals involved in the struggle against PG&E and the arguments made against the plant on one of California’s most pristine coastal areas. This project not only honors the region’s earliest environmental activists but shows their enduring legacy for our region.

The project will include an in-gallery exhibition featuring text, photographs, artifacts and multimedia—mostly in the form of edited video interviews. The interviews will include new video collected for this project, as well as edited segments from a rich collection of existing video histories in SCM’s collection. (Click to See the article in the Press Democrat)

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In mid-July, we began publishing our
Art Moment of the Day.

To the right is our Art Moment for
Thursday, December 11
"Hope all you locals faired well in last night's storm. We love the rain, but not all at once and with so much wind ... but so it goes. Our gallery will be open today, not that we expect a flood of visitors, but perhaps one or two will brave the elements. One of Meador's many skills was his ability with water effects, This little painting has movement, and today, you can feel the wind on your face and stinging rain."

You may view all our past Art Moments
on our archives page.

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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
Vineyards, Orchards, Ranches & Farms
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection

New Exhibit of Woodblock Prints
Maki, Haku ... Tamekane, Yoshikatsu ... Fukami, Gashu ... Schwaberow, Micah
2015 Karhu Calendars have arrived! | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

What's showing 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
"The Traveling Painters" Bart Walker, Paul Kratter, & Sergio Lopez |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery

Free Flight III
" Third Time's the Charm" (triptych)
January 9 - May 31, 2015, Reception:  Saturday, January 10, 3 -6 pm
Eighteen artists - each artist painting three pieces!
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |

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
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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

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | 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
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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 Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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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 Youngman

Paul Youngman
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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
"All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
through Feb 9

-- view location on Google Maps
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de Young Museum
Keith Haring: The Political Line
through Feb 16
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Jan 25

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Houghton Hall: Portrait of
an English Country House

through Jan 18

Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

through April 12

-- 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
but closed for renovations
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Nov 2 - Feb 8
Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement
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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Peanuts in Wonderland" through April 26

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery
Christo and Jeanne Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, January 25 - March 22
Photography by Robert Gumpert: Take a Picture/Tell A Story & "I need some deoderant. My skin's getting restless," Psychiatric Emergency Services
January 25 - March 22
William Keith, January 25 - March 22

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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
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
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

Warren Chang
through April 6
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
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
through Jan 11

& 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!
Time to visit & see 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
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
Scenic View Ahead
The Westways Cover Art Program
through Jan 15
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
"A Grand Adventure" through Jan 4
an exhibition of a century of major Western painting including works by Bierstadt and Moran and Dixon.

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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.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
through July 13

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
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail 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