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Jack Stuppin: Songs of the Earth, the Joy of Color
Jack Stuppin Summer at Elephant Rock
Jack Stuppin's
Elephant Mountain

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - July 2012
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,

Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00 & by appointment
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Also showing,
Joshua Meador:
Scenes of Sonoma County
Joshua Meador Bodega Pier
Joshua Meador's
Bodega Pier

Jack Stuppin Thunb
Jack Stuppin Exhibition,
"Songs of the Earth"
The Joy of Color

Joshua Meador Self Portrait Thumbnail
Sonoma County
as painted by Joshua Meador,

1940's and 50's
Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Thumbnail
Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds,
filmed in Bodega Bay
Fifty Years Ago
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Jack Stuppin, "Songs of the Earth"
Jack Stuppin Exhibition
"Songs of the Earth" The Joy of Color
Scenes from the Pomegranate Communications
2013 Calendar of Jack Stuppin's Work

now at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery through Labor Day

Jack Stuppin's friends will tell you he is a force of nature, but the message contained in his paintings is that all of us are. The landscape is not an objective thing apart from us. Jack wants us to know we are part of it in all its power and its joyful majesty.. It is within us.

Jack is well read and contemplative, He expresses himself with positive exuberant confidence and joy. His painting is the embodiment of his spirit. He has always

***** Mark your calendars for a reception at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on Saturday, July 21 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. *****
Jack will be on hand to meet visitors along with Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Artists Jean Warren, Linda Sorensen and Diane Perry.
Dan will meet and greet. Our neighbor Ren Brown has graciously accepted our invitation to open The Ren Brown Collection during the reception.

been thrilled with color which lead to studies in art and painting. Like all artists, Jack begins with the daunting task of facing a blank canvas, but then designs his landscape compositions with a sense of mission. He is knowledgable of how color affects the conscious and subconscious mind, and employs this understanding as he infuses his artistic expressions with color.

Jack Stuppin Pacific Day Oregon
Pacific Oregon Day, 2008

The underlying philosophy of Jack Stuppin's approach to landscape painting is well capsulated in a phrase from Walt Whitman's Songs of the Rolling Earth,
"The substantial words are in the ground and sea, They are in the air, they are in you."

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman

Through his painting, Jack Stuppin responds to the vibrancy and life all around him, the landscape, the land, sea and air. With his understanding of the painting art, the science of color and how it is perceived, Jack seeks to express and share his joy in the sustaining power and majesty of the landscape. People are more than the sum of their parts, they are part of

life's web and the surrounding life. Jack's landscapes are an invitation for the viewer see the surrounding landscape in new ways, to reverberate and reflect its power, life, joy and majesty.

Jack Stuppin Arroyo Hondo
Arroyo Honda, 2011
Jack Stuppin Laguna Stream
Laguna Stream, 2010

This exhibition includes all twelve scenes from Pomegranate Communications 2013 Calendar of Jack Stuppin's work. Each of the twelve images is offered as a framed "one of three" limited edition pigment print on canvas. Unframed images are also available, printed on "color elegance platinum rag," each signed and numbered in a limited edition run of 12. . All works are accompanied with artist signed certificates of authenticity.

Of course, the 2013 Pomegranate Communications 2013 Songs of the Earth Calendar and greeting cards are available for sale.

Jack Stuppin Michaels Apples
Michael's Apples, 2008
Jack Stuppin Purple Pepperwood
Purple Pepperwood, 2011
Jack Stuppin West County
West County, 2010
Jack Stuppin Summer Elephant Mountain
Elephant Mountain, 2005
Jack Stuppin Summer Armstrong Woods
Summer, Armstrong Woods, 2010
Jack Stuppin Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock and Dead Tree, 2009
Jack Stuppin Radiant Adirondack
Radiant Adirondacks, 2011
Jack Stuppin Kaaterskill Falls
Kaaterskill Falls, 2009
Jack Stuppin Russian River Rhapsody
Russian River Rhapsody, 2011 (29 3/4 x 28 3/4)

Josh Meador and sketch pad
Josh with ever present sketch pad
Sonoma County as painted by Joshua Meador
1940's and 50's

Joshua Meador loved his day job at Disney Studios. But his true passion was plein air painting. Sonoma County was one of his favorite locales. After World War II when he was on hiatus from the Disney studios, Josh along with his wife Libby and their son Philip would load up their wood-paneled station wagon and teardrop trailer and head to the glory of California's landscapes. Although Josh never set up his studio in Sonoma County, he did visit here regularly, and really enjoyed Bodega Bay.

Today, Josh is best known as a major pioneer in effects animation. His son Phil often abbreviated Josh's accomplishments by saying "Josh was the one who put the fairy dust in Tinkerbell and the "Z" in Zorro." But he was much more than that. Whether the bubbling lava in the Rite of Spring section of Fantasia, the soap bubbles sequence in Cinderella, the water scenes in Dumbo or the  Monstro chase sequence in Pinocchio, Josh would find ways to enable challenging artistic ideas into Disney animation. In the mid 1950's, Walt loaned Josh to MGM Studios to do special effects animation for their sci-fi blockbuster and now genre classic, Forbidden Planet.

As a high school student in the late 1920's, Josh was a top-notch student and athlete. He impressed many people and was honored with an appointment to the Naval Academy. But with extraordinary courage, he informed his father that he wanted to study art instead. To his father's credit, he accompanied Josh to Chicago where Josh's portfolio gained him admission into the prestigious Art Institute. After graduating cum laude, Walt Disney hired him. Libby and Josh made their way to California to embark on an exciting thirty-year long career, participating in all the major Disney films of that early era.

Joshua Meador participates in 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree.
This Disney short film was produced and broadcast as part of
Walt Disney's Sunday night television episode entitled,
s in Art, broadcast in April of 1958.
It is introduced and narrated by Walt Disney,

Joshua Meador Bodega Dock
Bodega Dock, Private Collection

The paintings below were done in Sonoma County in the late 1940's and early 1950's. The Meador family vacationed here because Josh enjoyed all the opportunities Sonoma County offered for scenic plein air painting. All of the Sonoma County paintings which are still available will be on display at the gallery during July and August. The ones marked "private collection," are paintings we have sold.

Bodega Dock show's Merideth Wharf as it looked in better days, unloading the catch of local fishermen. Today, this vintage structure is dissolving from its pilings, the effect of weather and neglect. (Private Collection)

Rainy Day
is a scene on the road leading out of the town of Bodega. The vantage point Josh had for this painting was atop the Bodega General Store.

Bodega Pier
is just what its name suggests, a pier somewhere on the inner bay, with empty wooden rowboats, towards sunset.

Joshua Meador Rainy Day
Rainy Day (Bodega),
Available, on view at the gallery
(This painting appears to have been done plein air
from atop of today's Bodega Country Store.)
Local Bodega residents recall the farmhouse which is no longer standing.

Joshua Meador Bodega Pier
Bodega Pier, Available, on view at the gallery
Joshua Meador Inner Harbor
Inner Harbor (Bodega Bay), Available, on view at the gallery
Joshua Meador Captain Vallejo's HouseCaptain Vallejo's Casa (Sonoma) , Available, on view at the gallery

Inner Harbor shows assorted sailboats and fishing boats at rest in a classic circular composition.

Captain Vallejo's Casa
is the home of General Vallejo's older brother who was the leader of the Mission Sonoma's garrison. It still stands today as the Swiss Hotel on the square in downtown Sonoma, just a couple of doors down from the Sonoma Mission.

shows a boat, neglected and allowed to wind up on the mudflats of inner Bodega Harbor, seemingly cast away. (Private Collection)

Duncans Mills
shows the town as it looked in the late 1940's. The building to the left still stands, although today it is painted red. The building which houses today's Cape Fear Restaurant has not yet been built.

Stewarts Point is just south of the Stewart's Point General Store. On a recent drive north, we noticed that parts of that old redwood fence are still standing. (Private Collection)

Joshua Meador Duncans Mills
Duncans Mills,
Available, on view at the gallery
Joshua Meador Castaway
(Bodega Bay), Private Collection
Joshua Meador Stewarts Point
Stewart's Point,
Private Collection
Joshua Meador
(Bodega Bay), Private Collection
Joshua Meador Windbreak
(location undetermined),
Available, on view at the gallery

In Remote, a lonely fishing boat is at rest, secured by lines to unused pilings awaiting another day at sea. (Private Collection)

Windbreak is a recent acquisition for our gallery. As of yet, we've not determined the locale. It certainly has the look and feel of Sonoma or Mendocino Counties. To those with long memories,please let us know if you can identify its location.

Joshua Meador's Page on our website| Back to the Top

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, filmed in
Bodega Bay Fifty Years Ago
Alfred Hitchcock and one of The Birds
Hitch poses for an obvious visual homage to Edgar Allen Poe

The film The Birds wasn't Alfred Hitchcock's first movie in Sonoma County. In 1948, he filmed Shadow of Doubt in Santa Rosa. A decade later, while choosing a location for The Birds, Hitchcock remembered Sonoma County's Bodega Bay. The town and its scenic bay was perfect for Hitchcock to capture the essence of an English seaside village portrayed in Daphne DuMaurier's short story of the same name.

Tippi Hedron in her Astin Martin heading to Bodega Bay in the Birds 1962

Above the town of Bodega Bay is Bay Hill Road. From this scenic perch, Hitchcock filmed Tippi Hedren driving her Aston Martin into town. You can travel the same road today. But now there are trees in that gulch.

(Side notes ... Sean Connery debuted as James Bond in Dr. No the same year as The Birds, but his Aston Martin did not show up until the third James Bond film, Goldfinger in 1964. Also in 1964, Tippi starred with Sean Connery in Marnie.)

Hitchcock later jokingly said of The Birds that it was the scariest movie he had ever made. The joke was that he paid for its production with his own money and could have lost it all. Other risks facing Hitchcock were film's special effects which required a mix of live birds, mechanical birds, birds on strings, optically overlaid birds in flight, and birds appearing to be hacking away at children on the run. Add all that cinematic trickery along with the unrepealable fog, the film certainly had more than its fair share of uncertainty.

One of the most iconic gems in the film is the old Potter School house, in the town of Bodega, five miles south of Bodega Bay. In one of the film's most night-marishly memorable scenes, children are running from the school and down the street while under arial attack from flocks of crows and gulls. Using movie magic, the scene switches locale as the kids leave the school from Bodega Lane in Bodega to running toward the the bay down Taylor Street in Bodega Bay .

Ron Sunner Bodega School House
"Bodega School House" by Local Color Artist Gallery's watercolor artist Ron Sumner
(Available through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery) Ron's work is featured along with paintings by his twin brother Don at Local Color Artist Gallery during July and August.

A movie secret is that close-ups of the kids running while nipping birds harassed them was done in studio with the children running on a treadmill with moving backdrops behind.

A couple of restaurant scenes, portions of the gas station fire, and the boat dock scenes were filmed at the Tides Wharf and Restaurant. The actual gas station fire was lighted in a parking lot at Universal Studios with a background mock up of Highway One and the Tides Wharf.

Since the film, The Tides Wharf was completely rebuilt in the 1990’s and is located across Highway One from the Visitors Center. But photos and some items in their souvenir shop pay homage to the seafood restaurant's famous Hollywood past.

The old ranch house in the film was located on Bay Flat Road. It was part of the Gafney ranch which was located on Bodega Head for nearly a hundred years. Exterior shots of the Brenner House appear in the film. The house has long since been demolished, but the cedar grove is still there and is visible from the Tides and Highway One. Today, the land is part of the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, and often proudly gets mentioned to visitors to the Marine Lab.

Hitchcock and Michael
Michael and his friend Alfred
Hitchcock outside the Bodega General Store

Hitch's Entrepreneurial Spirit lives on ... Bodega's new grocer, Michael Fahmie hoped to set up a quiet shop at the Bodega Country Store. His idea was to create a small town grocery with a specialized deli while enjoying the quiet life of West Sonoma County. But his plan for the quiet life has had to make an adjustment or two.

To serve the visiting movie fan tourists, Michael began featuring a few items of Hitchcock memorabilia, but he soon saw his idea take root. Even 50 years after the film was released, Hitchcock buffs pilgrimage to Bodega to be photographed in front of the Potter Schoolhouse. And with a little help, Michael draws these folks into his store.

What help you may ask? With some ingenious skills of persuasion, Michael has enlisted the aid of Alfred Hitchcock who now spends his days posing for fans outside Michael's store. This appealing invitation has caused many a curious driver to pull in. They often have their picture taken standing next to Sir Alfred and then stroll inside for a peek.

What's "in store" for them is Michael's growing Hitchcock museum. Aside from the souvenirs you'd expect, he has prints of Edith Head's costume concept sketches signed by the film's star Tippi Hedren and some of the films background props including two wall hangings from Suzanne Pleshette's humble teacher's home next to the school. He's working on adding a small attached theater with looping video of the film. Tippi Hedren has visited Michael and may stop by over Labor Day Weekend when she will be appearing at the Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay.

Tippi Hedron at Bodega Country Store
Tippi Hedren while on a recent visit to the Bodega Country Store

Michael's website is visited by film buffs world wide who send comments and stories and assist him in acquiring new items for his museum. He's been interviewed on TV (See Channel 5's Eye on the Bay above) and newspapers, and he is finding it more and more difficult to meld into the quiet life background. Visitors often leave with a souvenir, a taste of Michael's culinary magic from his lunch counter -- the Crab macaroni and cheese and his smoked crab chowder are local favorites. When in Bodega, be sure and stop in say Hi to Michael, but take care and watch overhead for an attack from above.

The town of Bodega will be be celebrating Bodega Big Event Sunday, August 3, 2012. In a fund raiser for the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department, there will be a parade down the main street, with a costume contest, BBQ, and live music from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. You can get more info on Michael's Website.

Michael's Website | Read more in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. | Tippi Hedron at the Tides | Back to the Top

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News from our Gallery
  • GALLERY HOURS are 11:00 a.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.

  • Gallery friend and Bodega Bay photographer John Hershey is holding a Digital Photographer's Workshop, Thursday July 19th at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club. Learn to use all the buzzers and whistles on your camera, discuss composition and the "photographer's eye," enjoy a bayside photographing safari and enjoy a catered lunch. A fun time to be had by all. http://www.JHersheyPhoto.com/July_Workshop.html.

  • Dorothy Rishell
    Dorothy Rishell

    Dorothy Rishell 1918-2012 passed away April 13. She was wife of Bay Area artist Robert Rishell 1917-1976. After her husband's death, Dorothy never remarried. She grew up in the Oakland hills and attended Oakland schools. As a student at the California College for Arts and Crafts, she met Robert and the couple was married in September of 1941. They shared an art studio in their Oakland home. Her paintings won awards in juried shows including a first place at the De Young Museum. While her husband Bob was in Hawaii during WWII, Dorothy worked as a touch up artist for Eastman Kodak in San Francisco. After the war, she and her husband were active in Bay Area art circles, and were among those responsible for what would become the Oakland Museum. Among her many civic activities were creating murals for Oakland's Children Hospital where she served as a volunteer. Read more in the SF Chronicle.

    Johannes Verbeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing Johaness Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring be in San Francisco before you know it,
    along with Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
    Herbst Exhibition Galleries, The de Young Museum, Jan 26 - Jun 2, 2013

    The exhibition features 35 paintings representing 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States are the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.

  • Washington DC's Corcoran Gallery is considering a move from its century long location across from the Whitehouse. With only room enough for 3% of their collection, they want and need more space. Read more in the Washington Post.
Diane Perry Lady Washington Mast

Stop in at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and view Diane Perry's marvelous local photography.
Diane's photography inludes
Bodega Bay's recent visit from the tall ships,
Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Diane's photos have been very popular among our gallery visitors. She offers
8 x 10 matted prints for $35.00 / $50.00 framed
and quite popular are her
sets of cards, packages of 10 (2 each of 5 different photos) for $12.00
featuring Diane Perry's very patient and artful eye
as she photographs Bodega Bay's great landscape, flora and fauna
Diane's page on our website

Diane Perry Lady Washington in Campbell Cove
Jean Warren  Abstract Watercolor

NEW WORKS are available from
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's
Watercolorist Jean Warren (NWS)

"The creative process blends structure with a flurry of passion and intuition."

"I use abstraction or fractured images to express the rhythms or movement that are inherent in the scene."

Stop in and enjoy Jean's paintings.

Jean's page on our website

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, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
now on exhibit ... Jack Stuppin: Songs of the Earth, the Joy of Color
Reception: July 21, 4pm - 7pm
also: Joshua Meador's Sonoma County paintings; Bohemian Club artists; and
Caifornia Style Watercolors
(also printbis of unframed vintage block prints, lithographs and watercolors) plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Yoko Hara, May 4 - June 17
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Twin Brothers: Ron Sumner & Don Sumner
Identical Twins ... but not identical art. Through August
Local Color Gallery proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists,
painters, sculptors, printmakers photographers and & creators of hand crafted jewelry

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron Sumner
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

Bohemian Flourish
Celebrating their 22nd annual Early Artists of the Bohemian Club, Exhibition & Sale
Champagne Reception, July 15, 2012

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "Hills, Sand, Sea: Birds of the Sonoma Coast"
paintings by Chris Grassano
July 1 - July 30, Reception, Sat Jul 7, 3- 6 pm
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | 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

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.

Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525.

http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | 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
Jul 6 - Aug 12. COLLECTANEA
Reception: Sat Jul 7, 4 - 6 pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Jul 11 - Aug 19: "Dog Treats" Joyful paintings by Mylette Welch
A percentage of Mylette's sales will go to benefit the Healdsburg Animal Shelter
Guest Artists: Susie Peterson/Richard Moore, Linda Schroeter & Gen Zoric
Reception: Sunday, July 15, 2-4pm

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  | artshow@gratongallery.com
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
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi

IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
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.

Current exhibit:
"Art Inspired by the Natural World"

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top

Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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 WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

http://vintagebankantiques.com | 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
June 29 – September 9, 2012
Bay Area Artists Take Digital Photography to a New Level

http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
The museum tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" & the Magic Kingdom.
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

March 24, 2012 - August 19, 2012
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
A Wild Flight of the Imagination
Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

through Oct 14

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Opening Jun 14, Man Ray and Lee Miller:
Partners in Surrealism, through Oct 14

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present

through Oct 16
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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton
All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters
of the San Francisco Bay Area
: Through Aug 19

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San Francisco

Mark Bradford, through Jun17
Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present:
Selections from the SFMOMA Collection
Paul Klee and Josef Albers: Parallel Construction
June 07 October 08, 2012

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Chester Arnold, Jun 9 - Sep 9

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Leveling the Playing Field through Aug 12

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

The Nature of Collecting: The Early 20th Century Fine Art Collection of Roger Epperson
July 8 - September 16

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Cross Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Jun 23 - Sep 23

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Grace Hudson Museum

Out of the Comfort Zone:
New Directions in Quilting

through Jul 29

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,

including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham,
Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Cardboard Institute of Technology presents:
Cardburg 2012, The Super Track 
June 10 - August 12, 2012 

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.

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Monterey Museum of Art
Water, Paper, Brush
Apr 5 - to be deternined


Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collecion

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum

Red Hot and Blown:
Contemporary Glass from the Crocker's Collection
Mar 17 - Sept 23
Mark your calendars ... American Chronicles:
The Art of Norman Rockwell, Nov 10 - Feb 3, 2013l

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Haggin Museum

"if you've not been here yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& California, American and European impressionists.
and ...
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker, (Norman Rockwell's mentor) and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
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
The Irvine Museum

Paradise Found: Summer in California
   June 16 through September 20, 2012

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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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 paintings
Lessons of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Apr 20 - Sep 03

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
June 3 - Oct 14
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Flagstaff, AZ
Museum of Northern Arizona

Permanent Collection
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Phippen Museum

Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists

through July 12
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& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Selections From The Irvine Museum
JUN 16 – SEP 16

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.

upcoming ... Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

upcoming ... George Bellows (1882–1925)
June 10–October 8, 2012

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jun 20 - Sep 3

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus

Opening May 19
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