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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
January 2017
an On-Line Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
Celebrating Historic California Painting

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William Ritschel Boats in the Surf
William Ritschel
Boats in the Surf
Mixed Media, 6 3/4 x 9

Joshua Meador Photo
Joshua Meador, admirer
of Granville Redmond
& William Ritschel
William Ritschel at easel
William Ritschel, famous in Europe and New York,
but Carmel was home
Granville Redmond and Charlie Chaplin
Granville Redmond
& his friend, Charlie Chaplain
(updated from Jan 2012)

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Joshua Meador Carmel Coast
Joshua Meador 1911-1965
Carmel Coast

Joshua Meador Photo
Photo of Joshua Meador, courtesy of Rufus Ward, Columbus, Mississippi
Joshua Meador, an admirer of both
Granville Redmond and William Ritschel

This month, we look at two artists revered by Joshua Meador: William Ritschel. 1864-1949 and Granville Redmond, 1871-1935.

There is no record of Meador meeting Ritschel, and Redmond died a year before Meador arrived in California, but he knew and respected their work.

Joshua Meador's widow and son have both passed away now, but in previous conversations with Libby and Philip Meador, they explained that Josh was awed by the paintings of Granville Redmond and William Ritschel.

Joshua and Libby purchased their first California home in La Crescenta, in the Verdugo hills north of LA. Although Granville Redmond died the year before, their La Crescenta home was next door to Redmond's widow and daughter, and the artist's studio. Josh listened and learned from his new neighbors about Redmond's life and career, and created the painting pictured below of the Redmonds' La Crescenta home.

Libby and Phil also expressed that Josh was excited by the beauty of Carmel and was deeply impressed with the work of William Ritschel. Between 1955 and 1960, Joshua Meador maintained his studio and home near where Ritschel built his famous Castle by the Sea.

Granville Redmonds Home Joshua Meador
Granville Redmond Home
(20 x 27)
painted by Joshua Meador in the late 1940's.
Private Collection - sold by Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Joshua Meador Foest Primeval
Forest Primeval
(20 x 27)
painted by Joshua Meador c. 1955 at Point Lobos State Park
Private Collection - sold by Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Joshua Meador's Page on our Site | Back to the Top

William Ritschel
William Ritschel, Smithsonian Photo
William Ritschel, famous in Europe & New York,
but Carmel was home
William Ritschel came to Carmel in 1911. By that time, the 47 year old artist had exhibited widely throughout Europe and and the East Coast. But after seeing Carmel by the Sea, he knew he was home.
William Ritschel at Easel with Pipe
William Ritschel at Easel with Pipe
Centurians Monterey Coast William Ritschel Oakland Museum
Centurions Monterey Coast, Oakland Museum

Although he continued to paint and exhibit elsewhere, his initial summer visits grew into William Ritschel's calling Carmel his home. In 1918, he built “Castel a Mare”, his castle-like home in the Carmel Highlands area, perched directly on the ocean’s edge.

Fellow Carmel artist Armin Hansen moved to Carmel in 1913. He eventually met William Ritschel five years later in 1918. Ritschel arranged for Hansen's work to be shown in a New York Gallery. This boost to Hansen's career was immeasurable, as Hansen became one of California's most famed and respected painters of the California Coast.

Armin Hansen Photo
(from our Jul/Aug edition 2015)
Monterey's Armin Hansen, "the West Coast's
Winslow Homer"
at Sacramento's Crocker
William Ritschel Smithsonian Photo
William Ritschel Portrait, Smithsonian Photo

Ritschel was born in Nurnberg, Germany in 1864. In 1883, he signed up for a four year stint as a cadet in the Imperial German Navy. In 1886, while serving on the proud frigate Prinz Frederick Karl II, the ship's captain gave Cadet Ritschel the use of an officer's cabin and commissioned him to paint sea shells. Little did Ritschel know at the time that this commission would lead to one of his works ending up in a prestigious collection. One of these shells was presented to the future King of England, Edward II, on the Island of Malta.

William Rtischel The Enchanted Pool
The Enchanted Pool
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Evening Tide California Smithsonian American Art Museu
Evening Tide, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum

After the Navy, Ritschel studied at the Royal Academy in Munich. During these years, he summered along the Dutch Coast, painting the sea. He became renowned for his marine scenes and his studies of horses.

Centurians by the Sea
Centurions of the Sea
California Coast Irvine Museum
Our Dream Coast, Irvine Museum
William Ritschel East River New York 1912 Monterey Museum of Art
Winter Morning, East River,
New York, 1914
Monterey Museum of Art

In 1895, Ritschel, now 30, accepted an invitation from a cousin living in New York. He loved the New World, and by 1900 he was living in Suffolk County, New York. He married Bella Zora Hollingsorth, a woman ten years younger than himself and a widow from Texas. At age 40, in 1904, Ritschel became a naturalized citizen.

Ritshel was successful as an artist and was able to pay for trips around America and to Europe. In 1911, he visited California and spent his first summer painting in Carmel. The next year he visited France for four months, and the following year, he painted and exhibited in Norway.

In 1916, he held a one man exhibition at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, not far from downtown Manhattan. He featured paintings of Carmel. The exhibition was well received, and Carmel's natural beauty was appreciated by many New Yorkers. Following is a review from Brooklyn's Daily Eagle, published in the Spring of 1916, praising Rischel's paintings, saying "they grip the imagination while gratifying a natural craving for truth."

Dolphins Honolulu Museum of Art
Dolphins, Honolulu Museum, 1928
Boats Returning Home Irvine Museum
Boats Returning Home, Irvine Museum
Mammoth Cove Carmel William Ritschel
Mammoth Cove, Monterey Museum of Art, 1925
"For depicting elemental strength in wave action no collection yet seen at the Pratt Institute Art Gallery has ever approached that of William Ritschel. And yet, the eleven coast marines in the assemblage of nineteen canvases on view are in no wise literal transcripts of nature; they are filled with the poetic and sympathetic personality inherent in the artist. They might be termed at first blush as “strong,” so convincing are they, but they are far more than strong; they grip the imagination while gratifying a natural craving for truth.

In the main, the marines are scenes on the California Pacific coast. While the locale differs only slightly in these canvases, the points of view differ widely. They deal with solid, everlasting rocks along shore and with the everlasting surging, dashing and smashing of enrolling ocean waves, sometimes lapping them with caressing motion and, at other times, deceptively resting under moonlight that dimples the wave summits. The way that Mr. Ritschel varies his marines is suggestive of the way Beethoven repeated his themes in his sonatas, conveying delight for his ingenuity on introducing the themes in variations.
“The Enchanted Pool, Carmel-by-the-Sea,” was an inspiration, with its inset of deep blue in the pool in the foreground, its massed and solid rocks and its glimpse of a great breaker coming in, in the background. Tumult is seen in the waves dashing far out, in “Glory of the Morning;” broad with its incoming tide is “Play of the Waves;” and surf dashing into a semi circular rock mass, in “Shadows of

Carmel Highlands Coast William Ritschel
Carmel Highlands Coast, 1918

Moonlight in Monterey William Ritschel
Moonlight in Monterey
, Saginaw Art Museum

the Cliff;" “Fog and Breakers” and “Instealing Fog” elicit admiration for the artist’s work.

He plays his decorative rocks about in masterly fashion, as in “Morning Hour.” Suavity joins strength in the moonlight effects in “There Shall be Light” and “Golden Path Across the Sea,” and five variations on his theme are seen in “Tidepool,” “Storm Swept Cypress,” “Breezy Morning,” “Monterey Cypress,” “The Opal Sea” and “Pine Branch.”
Back to the Top | William Ritschel's page on our site

Granville Redmond as a dance hall owner
in Charlie Chaplin's 1918 film, A Dog's Life
Charlie Chaplin
and Historic California
Landscape Painter,
Granville Redmond (1871-1935)
Artists often seek out the advice of other artists, regardless of their medium. Although they have different accents, they speak the same language. While seeking to perfect his pantomime techniques, early movie producer, director and actor Charlie Chaplin sought the advice of a deaf artist, the famed California landscape painter, Granville Redmond.

Granville Redmond lost his hearing as a small child, and it was Redmond's deafness along with his artistic sense which intrigued Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was so taken by Redmond that he included Redmond in eight of his films. On the movie lot, Chaplin provided Redmond a painting studio and became an avid collector and an influential promoter of Redmond's work.

Granville Redmond as the sculptor in the opening scene from 1931's
City Lights with Charlie Chaplin, one of the AFI's 100 Greatest Movies

Granville Redmond, When Hearts Beat as One, San Francisco's de Young Museum
Granville Redmond's When Hearts Beat as One, SF's de Young Museum

When just a toddler, young Redmond suffered a case of scarlet fever which left him deaf and mute. He attended the California School of the Deaf in Berkeley (now UC's Clark Kerr Campus). His teacher in Berkeley, Theodophilus D'Estrella, encouraged Redmond to study art at the San Francisco School of Design under Arthur Mathews and Amedee Joullin.

At the school, he became friends with other Tonalist artists, Gottardo Piazzoni and Giuseppe Cadenasso. Both encouraged young Redmond, and Piazzoni was so moved to learn sign language, a step which insured a life-long friendship with Redmond.

Next up for the talented Redmond was study in Paris at the Academie Julian where he studied under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. He shared living quarters with Douglas Tilden, a fellow graduate of the California School

for the Deaf. In 1895, his career took a giant leap when his Matin d'Hiver was accepted for the Paris Salon. After his return from France, he painted in Southern California.

In 1899, he married Carrie Ann Jean, also deaf, from Illinois. Together they had three children, and lived a portion of their lives nestled in the hills north of LA in La Crescenta. Like all good painters of his day, he was a member of all professional painting associations, and even was a member of San Francisco's famed Bohemian Club. His paintings in both Northern and Southern California were earning him a reputation as a bold colorist. Critics also noted his use of pointillism and likened his work to Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro.

Granville Redmond died in the Spring of 1935 in Los Angeles. His work resides in the collections of the Laguna Beach

California Oaks 1910, Granville Redmond, Irvine Museum
Granville Redmond, California Oaks, 1910, Irvine Museum
Museum, the Irvine Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Stanford University Museum, the De Young Museum, the Oakland Museum, the New York City Museum and the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the California School for the Deaf, now in Fremont.
California Landscape with Flowers, Irivine Museum
California Landscape with Flowers
, Granville Redmond, Irvine Museum
Here's a list of Charlie Chaplin films in which Granville Redmond appeared.

1. City Lights (1931) -- Redmond plays the role of  a sculptor; this film was written & directed by Charlie Chaplin. The little tramp (Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl.

2. You'd Be Surprised (1926) -- Redmond plays the role of a butler and deputy coroner.

3. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) -- Redmond plays a party guest. Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

4. The Idle Class (1921) -- it was also known as Vanity Fair; Redmond played a guest. Considered one of Chaplin's best short comedies, Chaplin plays the dual role of a tramp and a rich idler.

5. The Kid (1921) -- Redmond played a friend to a leading character. Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, the tramp finds and takes care of an orphaned boy (Jackie Coogan).

6. A Day's Pleasure (1919) -- also known as "A Ford Story;" Redmond played a boat passenger. Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

7. Sunnyside (1919) -- Chaplin plays a farm hand who falls in love with the neighbor's daughter. (uncertain what role Redmond played)

8. A Dog's Life (1918) -- Redmond plays a dance hall proprietor. The little tramp (Chaplin) and his dog struggle to survive in the inner city.

Redmond in a scene from A Dog's Life, 1918

A Dog's Life, 1918
Chaplain explains, "He's a thoroughbred, my dog is," as Redmond looks on
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Bodega Landmark
Gallery Collection,
Lorenzo De Santis

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

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

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

Soon: a new gallery in our former Highway One space. Pacific Bay Gallery will open next door to The Ren Brown Collection, featuring the work of resident artist Noki Jones. We'll keep you informed about the opening of Pacific Bay Gallery in our newsletter. And we'll also keep you informed about where to acquire the watercolors of Jean Warren and the photographs of Diane Perry.
Just another great reason
why folks love to call
Bodega Bay their home

Bodega Bay Fishermen
Free Whale

Thurs Dec 8, '16 ... Bodega Bay Fishing Boat Frees Whale ... KPIX Channel 5 News video

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

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

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

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

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

Jean Warren Watercolor

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

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

members' show is coming soon

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

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

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

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

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

john Anderson
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail
IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts

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

-- view location on Google Maps
Now through Jan 9, 2017
Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

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

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

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art

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

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Celebrating 65 Years of Peanuts, On line Exhibition

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

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

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

featuring lithographic portraits of Native American leaders
who came to Washington, D.C. to negotiate tribal right
in the early 19th century
. ... through March 12
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

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

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

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel and Armin Hansen
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

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

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

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

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

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

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Norton Simon Museum

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

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

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

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

Permanent Collection: American Art

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

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

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts
Ottowa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art    

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in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

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Pop-Up Galleries

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

How to Sell Paintings to Us

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

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