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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
January 2016

Now on view at the Gallery
Celebrating California Art
OPEN Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
(other times by appointment)

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Now on View
Joshua Meador Carmel Coast
Joshua Meador:
"Carmel Coast"
Oil on cavas, 20 x 27

The de Young's Jewel City,
Art from SF's Panama
Pacific Exposition
, 1915

Salvador Dali and Walt Disny
Salvador Dali & Walt Disney:
Parallel Paths

Monterey artists colony SF Call
A Look at The Monterey Art Colony ... SF Call, Aug 25, 1901

Now at the gallery
Nellie Moody Sonoma Grapes
Nellie Moody
Sonoma Grapes, 1877
oil on canvas, 10 x 14

a portion of Jules Guerin's Panoramic View of the Panama - Pacific International Exposition
The de Young's Jewel City, Art from
San Francisco's Panama Pacific Exposition
, 1915

For a taste of the times,
here's some newsreel footage courtesy of KPIX 5

It was a great party and was San Francisco ready! The newly opened Panama Canal made America's largest natural harbor accessible to the East and Europe. After the '06 Quake and fire, San Francisco was back, and eager to take its place among the great cities of the world, a leader in trade, and a center of culture.

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition covered a 635 acre marshland track along the bay, now filled with debris from the '06 Quake. Today, the location is home to San Francisco's posh Marina District. 19 million visitors came over the ten month show.

California Painters

For art lovers, it was a chance to see some of the best painters from Europe and America's East Coast, and for California painters, it was an opportunity to show their work alongside the best.

Of course, national boundaries aren't too helpful in pigeonholing artists. Worthy artistic ideas cannot be held by borders. Artists often travel and study abroad, and many live out their careers as ex-patriots.

One of the most notable California artists was E. Charlton Fortune. Because she disliked her given first name, Euphemia, and because women artists were not as easily recognized, she disguised her painting signature by beginning it with her first name initial "E." Her impressionist style is outstanding, and her painting The Pool shows off the elegant classical structure and color of the architecture present at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

E. Charton Fortune (1885-1969), The Pool .1915
Private Collection
E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Summer, 1914
Private Collection
Joseph M. Raphael (1869-1950), Spring Winds 1914
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
American Painters
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Saco Bay ,1896
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), The Artist's Studio in an Afternoon Fog, 1894
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. NY
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) ,
The Pennance of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, 1900
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

A true hit among the American artists on display was Winslow Homer's Saco Bay, 1886 and The Artist's Studio in an Afternoon Fog, 1894. Homer never taught in an art school or privately, but influenced generations of American painters. Robert Henri called his work "integrity of nature." N.C. Wyeth studied informally with Homer, and in turn, shared his admiration for Homer with both Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Homer often said, "Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems."

Edwin Austin Abbey was best known for his Shakespearean and Victorian subjects. Bostonian Leroy Willard Metcalf studied at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Academie Julian in Paris. Later, he taught in New York at the Art Students League and the Womans Art School, Cooper Union.

Leroy Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), Winter's Festival, 1913
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922), The Enchanted Mesa, 1913
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library,, Columbia University, New York
Robert Henri (1865-1929), Portrait of
Eulabee Dix Becker (
Lady in Black Velvet) 1911,
High Museum, Atlanta, GA

An entire gallery of the de Young's exhibition was dedicated to portraits on exhibition in 1915. An extremely vertical portrait of Eulabee Dix Becker by Robert Henri was striking. James McNeill Whistler's Study in Rose and Brown was quite pleasing. The striking light of Cecillia Beaux's New England Woman was impressive. Beaux was an American society portraitist, and was often compared with her contemporary, Mary Cassatt. She was quite successful among the ruling class, as her portraits were sympathetic to her subjects and quite beautiful.

James Whistler Study in Rose  and Brown
James McNeill Whistler (1934-1903)
Study in Rose and Brown 1884
Muskegan Museum of Art, Muskegan, MI
Cecillia Beaux (1855-1942), New England Woman, 1895
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916),
Portrait of Mrs. C. (Lady with a White Shawl) 1893
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916),
The Concert Singer 1890-92
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916),
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1867
The Hyde Collection, Glen Falls, NY

William Merritt Chase was best known for his portraits, including many of America's and Western Europe's most important men and women of his time. Late in his career, he taught painting at Carmel, California. Thomas Eakins was one of America's greatest artists. He is known for his portraits, often of intellectuals in Philadelphia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry Ossawa Tanner was an African American painter who was the first of his race to gain international acclaim for his painting. His portrait above is by Thomas Eakins, his teacher and fellow painter.

Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941), In the Studio 1910
William Benton Museum of Art, 0
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CN
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926),
Mother and Child with a Rose Scarf, 1908
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Gari Melchers (1860--1932), The Open Door 1905-10
Gari Melchers Home and Studio,
University of Mary Washington, Falmouth, VA

Mary Cassatt was America's greatest impressionist. She lived most of her adult life in France and was a close friend of Edgar Degas. She is often remembered because of a 1894 quotation by Gustave Geffroy who described Cassatt as "les trois grandes dames" of impressionism, alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot. She is best known for her paintings of the private lives of women and children.

Ellen Emmet Rand was born in San Francisco, but her family moved east while she was still a child. She studied in Boston and New York and was successful for her portraits. Her In the Studio, 1910 was a favorite at the de Young's exhibition, with patrons admiring a lovely young girl dressed in white holding a quite comfortable black cat.

Gari Melcher's The Open Door is composition storytelling at its best. Close up or from across the gallery, the viewer's eye is drawn in, exploring each tale, the outdoors beyond the window, the women chatting on the well lighted parlor couch and the woman in the darkened hallway, perhaps listening in and overhearing something she probably should not have heard.

William Glackens (1870-1938), The Green Car, 1910
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
John French Sloan, 1871-1951, Renganeschi's Saturday Night 1912
Art Institute of Chicago

In 1915, both Ashcan School William Glackens and John French Sloan were well known contemporary painters. The New York scenes above were, at the time of the PPIE, scenes of everyday life. Today, we recall their work as art which captured the scenes, mood, and flavor of life of an era long passed. At the time, they thought of themselves as journalists, capturing life around them and visually reporting on it. It is doubted they had a full appreciation that the whole of their artistic endeavors were accumulating a significant historical record.

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James Tissot (1836-1902), L'ambitieuse (The Political Woman) 1883-85
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

European art was a major component of the Panama-Pacific exhibition. The de Young's Jewel City Exhibition featured two very striking works of well dressed women. German Leo Putz's On the Shore and James Tissot's L'ambitieuse (The Political Woman) were most noticeable and garnered more than an equal share of admiration.

Leo Putz (1869-1940), On the Shore, 1909
Collection of Sigfried Unterberger
Andre Eduard Devambez (1867-1944), Le Charge, 1902-03
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Andre Eduard Devambez painted scenes of daily Paris life. Had he been in New York, he might have gotten along well with members of the Ashcan School. His Le Charge was loaned to the de Young's Jewel City Exhibition from its home at the Musee d'Orsay. Devambez shows confrontation between the Paris police and demonstrators in Montmartre. The shop lights and street lights fall flat against the dark clothing of police and citizens in what appears to be tense silhouetted face off, just moments before madness breaks loose.

Nicolai Fechin was a promising Russian portraitist with a most interesting style. After the Russian Revolution, he emigrated to the U.S., was active in Taos, New Mexico and often painted with California Desert painters, including Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery artist John W. Hilton. The Panama-Pacific Exhibition also was the American debut of Hungarian artists. Two of the most impressive portraits at the de Young's Jewel City exhibition were Robert Bereny's Portrait of Bella Bartok and Lojos Tihanyi's Self Portrait.

Eastern Europe
Russian Nicolai Fechin
(1881-1955), Lady in Pink
Fine Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Hungarian Robert Bereny (1887-1953)
Portrait of Bella Bartok

Hungarian Lojos Tihanyi (1885-1938),
Self Portrait 1914
Jewel City Exhibition Cover JEWEL CITY:

The exhibition book is available through
The de Young Museum Site
The de Young Museum | Back to the Top

Salvador Dali & Walt Disney: Parallel Paths: The Walt Disney Family Museum's
exhibition "Disney and Dali: Architects of Imagination" ends Jan 3.

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney Seemingly Parallel Paths
Walt and Salvador strolling

The parallel stories of these two seemingly different artists is quite striking. At the beginning of the twentieth century, American Walt Disney was born in December of 1901 and Spaniard Salvador Dali in May, 1904. Both had artistic leanings fueled by fanciful imaginations and encouraged by supportive mothers, and hindered by domineering fathers.

Dali and Disney Lakeside

Both enrolled in art schools at early ages, Disney to the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Dali to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Both held a love for where they grew up, Disney for Marceline, Missouri (inspiration for Disneyland's Main Street) and Dali for the stark landscape of Cap de Creus, the rocky bays of Costa Brava, and the fishing village of Cadaques, (frequent settings for many of his paintings.)

Both achieved great success early on, with each of their names being synonymous with their unique art. Dali graced Time Magazine's cover in 1936 at the age of 32. Walt would be on the cover just over a year later at the age of 36.

Both were fans of each other's work. Disney incorporated classically trained artists in an effort to advance animation, encouraging their artistic talents to bend reality and tell fanciful stories that could only be told with animation. Dali regarded Disney's work as Surrealist, capturing both the real and imagined.

Time Cover Salvador Dali Dec 1936
Salvador Dali, (age 32)
Cover, Dec 14, 1936
Walt Disney Time Cover Dec 1937
one year later, Walt Disney (age 36),
Time Cover, Dec 27, 1937

Disney and Dali finally met and decided to collaborate on a project. After Dali visited the Disney musical archives, he came upon a piece of music titled Destino, a composition of Armando Dominguez performed by Dora Luz.

John Hench of Disney studios storyboarded the project beginning in 1945 and into 1946, incorporating some initial sketches by Dali. But due to wartime expenses, the project was shelved. In 1999, Walt's nephew Roy Disney Jr. while doing some archival research unearthed the project. With the help of Disney's Parisian Production department he completed the project, directed by French animator Dominique Monfery.

Destino, first begun in 1945 by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, remained archived for
54 years until it was completed by Walt's nephew, Roy Disney Jr. The film was
completed by the Disney production team headquartered in Paris,
and was directed by French animator, Dominique Monfery.
Dali and Disney Sharing Ideas

After the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt built his famous Disney Studios. He brought in well known artists such as Phil Dike of the Chouinard School of Art and experts to teach classes, inspiring and enabling his already talented staff to greater heights. To think that Steamboat Willy was released in 1928, and just ten years later, the Disney Studios produced Fantasia -- what an explosive and creative place it must have been.

During this period, Walt recruited and hired the best artistic and technical talent he could find, including Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's featured artist, Joshua Meador, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. Meador was one of the directors of Fantasia and rose quickly to become Walt's Director of Animation Effects, a position he held for nearly thirty years.

Dali and Harpo

Part of the exhibition at the Disney Family Museum explained Dali's fascination with America's three great surrealists, whom he considered to be Cecil B. DeMille, Harpo Marx and Walt Disney. Dali first met Harpo Marx in 1936 in Paris. The following Christmas, Dali gave Harpo a new harp, strung with barbed wire. Harpo responded by posing for a photo of Dali sketching Harpo playing the barbed wire harp, with bandages on his fingers.

Joshua Meador's The Last Symphony a Disney homage to Dali
At Walt Disney's request, Joshua Meador painted
The Last Symphony, Josh's homage to Dali
based on the opening sequence from Fantasia.
It was shown at a reception for Dali at the Studios in 1946. Currently on display and available
at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Disney shared Dali's admiration of the Marx Brothers, and Harpo's talent at physical comedy and pantomime. He featured them in several of his Silly Symphonies.

Both Disney and Dali appreciated each other's unbridled talent, and they remained very good friends until Walt's passing in 1966.

The Marx Brothers, from Walt Disney's 1938
Silly Symphony: Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood

In 1951, Dali visited Walt's home and rode his 1/8 scale backyard model steam train. In 1957, Dali hosted Walt and Lillian at his home in Port Lligat, a bay on Spain's Cape de Creus peninsula, on the Costa Brava of the Mediterranean Sea.

Dali Disney Train 1951
Disney and Dali Architects of Imaagination Cover Disney and Dali,
Architects of Imagination

Available through the
Walt Disney Family Museum

Dali Disney dinner in Spain 1957
The Walt Disney Family Museum

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A Look at The Monterey Art Colony ... San Francisco Call, Aug 25, 1901
SF Call Banner Monterey Artists Colony

Monterey's Old Customs House
Impressionist Evelyn McCormack 1862-1948 made her studio in
Monterey's Old Custom's House.

Having spoken with many fans of California Art, we learned that many folks believe the Carmel-Monterey art community had its beginning after the 1906 earthquake leveled so much of San Francisco. But here is a 1901 article from the San Francisco Call that shows that the Monterey Peninsula attracted artists long before.

The author of this article, Harriett Quimby, cites a long list of artists who kept summer studios in Monterey or lived there year long. Although all of them were well known to her readers in 1901, some of these names are not well known today. The list includes Charles Rollo Peters, Charles Dickman, Harry Fonda, John Ivy (watercolorist), Chapell Judson, Evelyn McCormack, L. P. Latimer, Mrs. Mary Menton, Mrs. Briggs, Therese Morgan, J. Adam, Joseph Greenbaum, Theodore Wores, Amadee Joullin, and G. Cadenasso.

Miss Quimby's prose is written in the vernacular of her time, not ours, and can be an entertainingly flowery read, but is a bit too lengthy to reprint here. Here is the LINK. You may download the entire article as it appeared in print in 1901 in pdf form.

SF Call Monterey Artists Colony Full Page
SF Call's page layout for The Artists' Colony at Monterey by Harriett Quimby, August 25, 1901
Monterey Artist Evelyn McCormack
Miss Evelyn McCormack at work

Judson Chappel Studio Monterey
Studio of Chapell Judson

By featuring Evelyn McCormack, Harriet Quimby seems to have been doing her part to promote women artists, who at the time weren't able to crack into the upper echelons of the art world.

Evelyn McCormack
Evelyn McCormack 1869-1948

Evelyn McCormack studied art at San Francisco's School of Design with Emile Carlsen, Cecil Williams and Carl Yelland. She fell in love with fellow art student Guy Rose, accompanying him to Paris where they both studied at the Academie Julian. They both painted at Claude Monet's home in Giverny.

Before the '06 quake, she maintained her second studio in Monterey. After the quake, she made her home in the Royal Hotel in Monterey and established her

main studio on the second floor of the Monterey Customs House.

Her specialty was painting the historic buildings of Monterey. She was commissioned by the City of Monterey to paint 12 of the city's historic structures. These paintings hang in the Monterey City Hall and other city buildings. When the Del Monte Gallery opened in Monterey in 1907, critics favorably compared her work to Childe Hassam and Claude Monet.

Monterey Customs House Evelyn McCormack
Monterey Customs House
, Evelyn McCormack
Private Collection

Chapell Judson Sheep and Shepherd at Sunset
Sheep and Shepherd at Sunset
Chapell Judson 1864-1946

Home and studio of Harry Fonda
Lorenzo Latimer's Monterey Cabin Studio
Summer cabin studio of Lorenzo Palmer Latimer

Chapell Judson 1864-1948 was an impressionist painter from Kansas City, Missouri, who studied in Munich and Paris before settling in Northern California. He married the daughter of fellow artist Sydney Yard. He taught at the Mark Hopkins Institute and helped form the art department at UC Berkeley.

Harry Fonda 1864-1942 was born in Marysville. He moved to San Francisco and studied at the School of Design and in Paris at the Academie Julian. He taught art in the Monterey public schools and sold one of his paintings "House of the Four Winds" to President William McKinley.

Interior of Charles Rollo Peters Studio in Monterey
The interior of Charles Rollo Peter's' studio
SF Call, Aug 25, 1901 | Back to the Top

J C Leyendecker New Years 1937
J.C. Leyendecker, New Years 1937

The gallery will be closed CHRISTMAS DAY and NEW YEAR'S Day, Fri Dec. 25, Jan. 1.
Otherwise, we're OPEN regular Hours, Wed - Sun, Noon until 4:00
Big Watercolor News ... the Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Christopher Schink
Chrstopher Schink, jurist for the
SCA Water Media Exhibition at the Sepbastopol Center for the Arts

JAN 9 - FEB 7! 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.

Also on exhibit is the SCA Water Media Exhibition which promotes 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.

January 23, Saturday 1-4 pm     
Watercolor Wizard Workshop for children.
NO FEE. Minimum age: 8. Pre-register HERE online.
Jean Warren invites young artists to join in the fun and  come play with color and paint. Jean will help youngsters experience the techniques of the wet n'wet !!!???... oozles and more! The gallery has some of the best work in the country. What an inspiration! Watercolor demonstratons and individual help. Drop in between 1 - 4 pm. Jean is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and teacher of a watercolor class on Wednesdays at SCA.

January 24, Sunday 1-4 pm 
The Time of your Life with Watercolor (Adults)
Admission $65 ($60 for Members). Pre-register HERE online. Class limit:16!
"Curious to try watercolors for yourself? No pressure, just fun with expert help. All supplies are provided." Whet your appetite for watercolors. Watch bite-size demonstrations then try for yourself. What is wet n' wet? Lost and found edges? Negative painting and more! We will tour the exhibition together and use examples from the American Watercolor Society's exhibition as our source of inspiration. If you enjoy this appetizer, you can always come back for the main course as instructor Jean Warren teaches an adult watercolor class for all levels on Wednesdays at SCA. Jean is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.

American Watercolor Society | The Sebastopol Center for the Arts | Jean Warren Watercolors . com
Marine Mammal Center Fur Seal

Beyond artistic endeavors, Jean and Phil Warren
are renowned in Bodega Bay
for their activisim and advocacy of our sea life.

They are volunteer representatives of the Marine Mammal Center,
and can often be seen "on call" assessing the needs of
marine mammals reported to be in distress.

Taking their lead, we highly recommend making
a charitable gift to the Marine Mammal Center.

Carl Dahlgren Sheep on Hillside
Carl Dahlgren 1841-1920
Sheep on Hillside,
watercolor, 9 x 12


"Sheep May Safely Graze." (through the holidays)
Sweet 19th Century works with special pricing, from our collection.
Consider a gift for ... yourself!

Lydia Vercinsky, Redwood Forest, 1964
Hey this is a deal! ... Why? We need space! This is a magnificent large painting of
a gently atmospheric redwood forest by Lydia Vercinsky (1918-2001)
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: "I Dreamt I Was Painting"; 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
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
The 2016 Karhu Calendar is now available | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
JAN 9 - 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
"The Sporting Life" |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Jan 9 - May 31 "Third Time's the Charm", 18 artists show 3 paintings each
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
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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 - renovated and reopened
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 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 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

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's
Panama-Pacific International Exhibition
, 1915
through Jan 10

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

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

-- 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
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the
California Gold Rush

through Jan 10
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 Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton    
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
"Independent Visions"
Women Artists of California
works by Mabel Alvarez, Loren Barton, E.C. Fortune,
Elanor Colburn, Anna Hills, Grace Hudson,
Evelyn McCormack, Elsie Payne, Marion Wachtel
Edith White and Others ...
through Jan 21
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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 Los Angeles
Hammer Museum (at UCLA)
The Idea of North:
The Paintings of Lawren Harris
of Canada's Group of Seven
(currator, Steve Martin)
through Jan 24

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
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Vaqueros & Hispanic Art

through Feb 7, '16
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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& 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

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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
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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 Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts