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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
July 2017
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Linda Sorensen Bird Walk
Bird Walk
Linda Sorensen

Grant Wood American Gothic Thumb
America after the Fall
at London's
Royal Academy of Arts

Eyvind Earle at SF's
Walt Disney Family Museum
through Jan 8, 2018

General Valllejo and sculptor Jim Calahan
Sonoma's General Vallejo
Statue to be unveiled,
sculptor Jim Callahan

America after the Fall at London's Royal Academy of Arts
... by Daniel Rohlfing

In May, Linda and I visited the UK with stops in Edinburgh and London. London's Royal Academy of Art's exhibition "America After the Fall, Paintings of the 1930's" was high on our list.

The exhibition viewed America's art during the Great Depression, and how the art expressed America's self image as the country transitioned from a quiet agricultural society into an urban industrialized colossus.

Cities and industry were replacing agriculture. The Great Depression's deprivations and displacement caused millions to leave farms and villages and crowd into cities to find a job.

Industrialization set the agenda, and industry needed workers. Cities strained to accept farming refugees. Country folk, once accustomed to open space and a sense of tight rural community, now lived in close quartered ghettos working long hours in less than optimal conditions. The onetime community of rural life was being replaced by a new urban isolation.

America After the Fall, Paintings of 1930's tells the story of a nation in flux.
Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th
century's most powerful art - brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.
The Story of Agricultural America
Grant Wood (1891-1942), American Gothic, 1930
Grant Wood (1891-1942), American Gothic, 1930

The story of Agricultural America was best told by America's "Regionalist painters," especially, Iowa's Grant Wood (1891-1942), Missouri's Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) and Kansas' John Steuart Curry (1897-1946). These three studied in Paris, but left European and Eastern American influences behind as they dedicated themselves to mid-American values. They believed in the American backbone that once tamed the land and was undefeatable.

In the early 1930's, most people still lived on farms. They identified with the images produced by the Regionalist painters. And as these images

Grant Wood (1891-1942), Daughters of Revolution, 1932
Grant Wood (1891-1942),
Daughters of Revolution, 1932

suggest, they believed their cultural heritage and frontier fortitude could overcome any challenges.

Consequently, they were equally willing to reject new ideas imported from Paris or modernistic ideas forged in places like New York.

Art critic Robert Hughes speaks of Thomas Hart Benton who abandoned modernism
and New York's art world to return to the muscular heartland,
and of Grant Wood's vision "of the American rural Eden."
Hughes goes on to say that this American Eden never existed.

At the time of its debut, Grant Wood's American Gothic received a review by none other than Gertrude Stein. She thought the painting to be a satire of the repression and narrow-mindedness of rural America. Wood did not agree with this critique. He saw American Gothic as a tribute to the steadfast American pioneering spirit.

Daughters of Revolution is more difficult to understand. On its face, it appears to be another image paying homage to the indomitable American Spirit, but in truth, Wood said it was his only satire.

While Wood was creating a stained glass window for the Veteran's Coliseum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he decided to use stained glass manufactured in Germany. When members of the local Daughters of the American Revolution got wind of it, they protested. The women felt that using German glass in a window commemorating veterans of WWI was not acceptable. Wood included a private joke in this painting. The lace collar on the woman to the right was a gift Wood gave to his mother while studying in Germany.

Grant Wood (1891-1942), Fall Plowing, 1931
Grant Wood (1891-1942), Fall Plowing, 1931
Grant Wood (1891-1942), Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931
Grant Wood (1891-1942),
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931
Grant Wood (1891-1942) Death on Ridge Road, 1935
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
Death on the Ridge Road, 1935

Thomas Hart Benton studied in Paris and then settled in New York where the young artist found acceptance and success. But increasingly, he eschewed the avant-garde ideas of New York and declared himself an enemy of modernism. His paintings of sculpted colorful figures against a curvaceous backdrop told common truths of the common folk.

John Steuart Curry was conservative, but tried to remain unpolitical in his art. He depicted families surviving natural disasters and played with themes of man overcoming the challenges of nature. This is evident in his Hogs Killing a Snake which can easily be understood as a metaphor of American's taming of the frontier.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), Cotton Pickers, 1945
Thomas Hart Benton (1879-1975), Haystack, 1938
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), Hogs Killing a Snake, 1930
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946),
Hogs Killing a Snake, 1930
Paul Sample (1896-1974), Church Supper, 1933
Paul Sample (1896-1974), Church Supper, 1933
Doris Lee (1905-1983), Thanksgiving, 1935
Doris Lee (1905-1983), Thanksgiving, 1935
Marvin Cone (1891-1965), River Bend #4, 1938
Joe Jones (1909-1963), American Justice, 1933
Joe Jones (1909-1963), American Justice, 1933

Regionalism had many other adherents, many who depicted the community. These depictions included aspects of the "shining city on a hill," with its hallmark values of respect, hard work, honesty, truthfulness and faith all on prominent display. Many stories are being told in Paul Sample's Church Supper. These people at first glance seem to enjoy the benefits of small town community. But with some study, none of the adults look particularly happy, and only the children seem to be enjoying themselves, perhaps still unaware of the complexities of adulthood.

Joe Jones was a St. Louis artist who was quite liberal in his politics and unafraid to address tough issues though his art. Jones is respected by some, but hated by others. His bold painting American Justice speaks to the ugliness underlying idyllic rural life. He unmasks the underbelly of the American Eden, highlighting the stark division between oppressive whites and oppressed blacks.

The Story of Industrialized and Urbanized America

The industrialized and urban side of this exhibition includes a variety of images reflecting the new emerging America, so far unseen on the world's stage. Aaron Douglas's Aspiration seems to show Americans pointing toward a bright future, in this latest incarnation of their puritanical roots, the "Shining City on a Hill."

As if to embrace this new vision of America with energy and abandon, Paul

Phillip Evergood, (1901-1973), Dance Marathon, 1934
Phillip Evergood, (1901-1973) Dance Marathon, 1934

Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) , Aspiration, 1936
Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) , Aspiration, 1936

Cadmus' The Fleet's In and Phillip Evergood's Dance Marathon show Americans giving all their energies to pursue this new American Vision, although their actions fail to show any sense of mission or joy.

Paul Cadmus, (1904-1999) The Fleet's In, 1934

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), New York Movie, 1939
Edward Hopper (1882-1967), New York Movie, 1939

Edward Hopper gives us a glimpse into the private and perhaps alienated American's soul. In New York Movie, the theater usherette leans against a wall in a private moment, alone, while the audience, in the dark, focuses their

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Gas, 1940

attention on screen, unconcerned and unaware of the private drama going on within the usherette's mind and heart.

Gas, a symbol of power, the powerhouse behind American's love of the open road and the freedom it represents. But, in a silent moment, the gas attendant, like the theater usherette, is alone in his thoughts.

Charles Demuth (1883-1935) , And the Home of the Brave, 1931
Charles Demuth (1883-1935) ,
And the Home of the Brave, 1931

Charles Sheiler (1883-1965), Suspended Power, 1939
Charles Sheeler (1883-1965), Suspended Power, 1939
Charles Sheeler (1883_1965), Home Sweet Home, 1951
Charles Sheeler (1883_1965),
Home Sweet Home, 1951

Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler and Georgia O'Keeffe were major contributors to the Precisionist Art Movement, popular in the 1920's, and often celebrating America's urban landscape, its new bridges, skyscrapers and factories. This movement was also referred to as "cubist realism." These Precisionist images of American accomplishments often focused on clean lines and images of power. They seem void of any introspection, a pride in accomplishment without any consideration of its human cost or impact.

Georgia O'Keeffe hated being defined and certainly did not like critics speaking for her. Although she was strongly influenced by the Precisionist Movement,

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), Cow Skull with Calico Rose, 1931
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986),
Cow Skull with Calico Rose, 1931
Charles Sheeler ( 1883-1965), American Landscape, 1930
Charles Sheeler ( 1883-1965),
American Landscape, 1930

she said, "it is only by selection, by elimination, and by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things."

During her summer stays in New Mexico, Georgia would collect bones and take them back to New York. During the winter, she would paint them in her studio. Critics have ascribed all kinds of interpretations to this practice, but Georgia insists she painted them just because she thought bones were beautiful.

Helen Lunderberg ( 1908-1999), Portrait of the Artist in Time, 1935
Helen Lundeberg ( 1908-1999),
Portrait of the Artist in Time, 1935

Helen Lundeberg was a Southern California painter credited with establishing the Post-Surrealist movement. She worked in both the social realist and post surrealist styles. Like many during her career, she painted murals and created paintings for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) during the Great Depression.

In her Portrait of the Artist in Time, she symbolizes the stages of her life. The child's age is represented on the clock, two and a quarter. The blank paper on the table represents her unwritten future as she holds a flower bud, representing her undeveloped state. The adult shown in the portrait on the wall, the woman's fully bloomed rose symbolizes she has experienced sex and love. Connecting the child and the woman is a shadow, unmistakably meant to bridge the child with her eventual adult self. Its as if the painting is a paradigm, meant to show an infant America striving to grow into its adult self.

Alice Neel was one of the greatest portraitists of the twentieth century. Her paintings employed expressionistic line and color, and her figures seem to exhibit emotional intensity, with definable psychological elements.

Alice Neel (1900-1984), Pat Whalen, 1935
Alice Neel (1900-1984), Pat Whalen, 1935

Pat Whalen was a communist union organizer, active during the the era of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. Neel pictures him as a blue collar worker with clenched fists of resolve and determination. She speaks to the intensity of the struggle experienced by people as they fought for survival and worker's rights during the Great Depression.

Joe Jones (1909-1963), Roustabouts, 1934
Joe Jones (1909-1963), Roustabouts, 1934

In Roustabouts, Joe Jones once again paints a powerful image of American injustice, this time showing the underbelly of America's longshoremen. These faceless workers look to the boss man hoping for the chance for a day's pay, a chance to survive another day. In the distance, the smoke laden air and gray skies speak to a dismal horizon, and the limited hope and joylessness of these laborers.

It was interesting to view this exhibit in Great Britain. Although the British are very close to America in most areas, in the perception of history, they are very different. Their sense of history is far longer than Americans', and their history has endured many more transitions than ours.

Had we viewed this exhibition in Chicago or New York, Americans would probably have taken this exhibition of paintings on its face, as a matter of fact. But the British have a much longer view of history. They seemed to look at these paintings objectively, representing the way the young country was trying to cope with its new spurt of growth.

Looking back, these paintings are valuable, for they exposed America's transition of thought and self-perception as it faced difficult times. Looking forward, America will face new problems and transitions. It is our hope that America's artists be up to the task and tell the tale as well as the artists of the 1930's.

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Walt and Eyvind discussing Sleeping Beauty backgrounds
Walt and Eyvind discussing backgrounds
for 1958's Sleeping Beauty
Eyvind Earle at SF's Walt Disney Family Museum
through Jan 8, 2018

In 1953, Eyvind Earle was a newly hired background assistant artist at Disney Studios. That year, he participated in a new 3-D animation short entitled "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom," which won an Oscar and an animation award from the Cannes Film Festival.

Walt Disney was impressed by Eyvind's contributions to this film and gave him a new assignment. Eyvind was named to be the lead artist responsible for styling, backgrounds and colors for the studio's up and coming film, Sleeping Beauty.

Eyvind took the assignment seriously and did some deep research into medieval architecture and art. In his new private studio office, Eyvind went to work producing hundreds of 6" and 12" sequence sketches, and painted full scale watercolor backgrounds. He filled his walls with artwork.

A parade of Disney employees flocked to witness Eyvind's office and view his progress. The Sleeping Beauty project took six years, and at its height, Eyvind supervised ten background painters who worked from Eyvind's own tutorial panels.

Recalling the Sleeping Beauty project, Eyvind said, "I wanted stylized, simplified Gothic. Straight tall perpendicular lines like Gothic Cathedrals ... I used one-point perspective. I rearranged the bushes and trees in geometrical patterns. I made a medieval tapestry out of the surface wherever possible. All my foregrounds were tapestry designs of decorative weeds and flowers and grasses. And since it is obvious that the Gothic style and detail evolved from the Arabic influence acquired during the Crusades, I found it perfectly permissible to use all the wonderful patterns and details found in Persian miniatures. And since Persian miniatures had a lot in common with Chinese and Japanese art, I felt it was OK for me to inject quite a bit of Japanese art, especially in the close-up of leaves and overhanging branches."

An example of medieval background work for Sleeping Beauty
An example of Medieval background, c 1957
Regarding working at Disney Studios, Eyvind said, "I consider my six or seven years at Disney's the greatest art school in the whole world, because I worked hard and fast with the very, very best men in the industry.

There is no other place where such a vast number of the very best artists all worked in the same studio." In a similar vein, he said, "It was the art training of my life. There were 500 artists to learn from and you couldn't be limited in what you did because you'd be asked to draw everything under the sun."

An LA Channel 7 review of a previous Eyvind Earle exhibition held in Glendale.
This video is preceded by a 30 second online ad.
Four Artists Paint One Tree
Eyvind participated in Walt Disney's 4 Artists
Paint 1 Tree
, first broadcast on Disney's TV show
in 1958. Also participating were
Joshua Meador, Marc Davis, and Walt Peregoy.
The film is available on

In the lead up to the release of Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney featured four of his best artists in a film demonstrating different styles of painting entitled 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree. Eyvind Earle was one of these artists along with Disney's Director of Animated Effects, Joshua Meador, legendary character animator, Marc Davis, and background artist Walt Peregoy. The film remains highly popular today and is shown with regularity in classrooms and art schools. You may view 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree on

Eyvind was born in New York City in 1916. His father encouraged Eyvind to develop the habits of reading and painting daily. Eyvind adopted both and they served him well throughout his life. He traveled extensively with his father in Mexico and France, even having a solo exhibition in France at age 14. When he returned to the U.S., he worked briefly as an assistant sketch artist for United Artists. He took a year off and bicycled cross country from Hollywood to New York, paying for his trip by selling watercolors along the way.

Eyvind Earle tells of his childhood, his family,
his years at Disney and his fine art career. (13:30 min)

In 1943, Eyvind was drafted into the Navy and was stationed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida. In his off time, he drew cartoons of everyday Navy life. This lead to his being ordered to paint a large mural on the base.

His talent was noticed by his fellow sailors and officers. Eyvind made the most of this notoriety and made extra money painting portraits for both officers and enlisted men. After the war, Eyvind moved to New York with his new wife Alice, and soon Alice and daughter Kristen accompanied Eyvind on their move back to California in 1948.

Eyvinid in the Navy 1943
Eyvind Earle, US Navy Photo Portrait
, 1943-45
Eyvind Earle New York 1939
New York
, 1939
Eyvind Earle East River 1975
East River
, 1975
Eyvind Earle Watercolor Old Town 1954
Old Town
, 1954
Eyvind Earle Hillside Magic
Hillside Magic
, 1976

After Sleeping Beauty, Eyvind left Disney Studios, intent on making his mark in animation. He briefly worked for John Sutherland Productions before starting Eyvind Earle Productions in 1961. He quickly gained a reputation for innovation and creativity, producing trademark logos, film trailers, film advertisements, television commercials and animated specials for his company. A major success was his Christmas Special created for Tennessee Ernie Ford entitled The Story of Christmas (1963).

Eyvind Earle Steep Hillside
Steep Hillside
, 1994
Eyvind Earle Sierra 1949
, 1949
Eyvind Earle Self Portrait Sketch 1925
Self Portrait Sketch
, 1925 (age 9-10)
Eyvind Earle Orange Flowers 1940
Orange Flowers
, 1940
Eyvind Earle Yosemite
, 1994
Eyvind Earle Beach
Eyvind Earle Blazing Glory
Blazing Glory
, 1989
Eyvind Earle Coastal Paradise
Coastal Paradise
, 1995
Monument Valley Eyvind Earle
Mustard Field
, 1974

Giant Oak
, 1996

Morro Bay
, 1953

Monument Valley
, 1985
Eyvind Earle Forest Leaves
Forest Leaves
, 1958
Eyvind Earle Crashing Wave
Crashing Wave
, 1991
Eyvind Earle Red Barn and Fence
Red Barn and Fence
, 1975
Eyvind Earle Orchard
, 1984
Eyvind Earle Pastures of Early Spring
Pastures of Early Spring
, 1996
Eyvind Earle Point Lobos
Point Lobos
, 1989
Eyvind Earle Winter Tree
Winter Tree
, 1951
Eyvind Earle Tall Trees and Barn
Tall Trees and Barn
, 1969
Eyvind Earle Three Live Oaks
Three Live Oaks
, 1983
Eyvind Earle Three Noble Horses
Three Noble Horses
, 1993
Eyvind Earle Trees Draped in Winter
Trees Draped in Winter
, 1996
Eyvind Earle Where Eagles Fly
Where Eagles Fly
, 1993
Eyvind Earle Winter Oak
Winter Oak
, 1959

This success of his Tennessee Ernie Ford Christmas Special prompted Eyvind to begin another project, an animated Easter Special. The end result was a 30 minute long, animated masterpiece. It took Eyvind an entire year to complete.

But at the very last minute, the network balked and pulled the project, saying the stylized sequence of the crucifixion could be interpreted as being anti-Semitic.

Looking back at this painful experience, Eyvind said, "That was the beginning of the end of my motion picture career." He retreated into his fine art painting where he remained, happy and successful, the rest of his life.

Images from the Crucifixion sequence of Eyvind Earle's Easter Special, powerfully stylistic to the point it was considered too harsh for public broadcast.
Eyvind Earle Easter Special Eyvind Earle Easter Special Eyvind Earle Easter Special
Eyvind Earle Exhibition Walt Disney Family Museum
Two Floors of the Eyvind Earle Exhibition,
Walt Disney Family Museum, June 2017

Awakening Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle is now showing at the Walt Disney Family Museum through January 8, 2018. The many paintings on display convey Eyvind's deep connection to the American landscape.

The exhibition covers his story from his early days in New York, his youthful travels through Mexico and France, his days in the Navy, his tenure at Disney Studios and the production of Sleeping Beauty, and his 40 year long fine art career which followed. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2018.

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General Vallejo and sculptor Jim Callahan
Santa Rosa's Press Democrat reports,
"General Vallejo gets his own statue
in the Sonoma Plaza."

General Vallejo created the town of Sonoma and its plaza 180 years ago. On June 24th, the bronze statue of the General was unveiled on the Sonoma Town Plaza. The General, seated on a park bench like a beloved grandfather, is keeping eye out for his town and willing to tell its story.

Jim Callahan, the statue’s sculptor, said the sitting position is part of a genre of similar works around the world of other great figures ranging from Gandhi, to Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and Einstein. Here's a LINK to Clark Mason's Press Democrat article.

In July of last year, we reported on Jim Callahan's preparation for this statue.
At the time, some felt the proposed pose with the General in a seated position on a park bench was less than dignified.
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At the Landmark Gallery
in the town of Bodega
Linda Sorensen Inverness and Mt Vision

Linda Sorensen's
Inverness and Mt. Vision
Tomales Bay 12 x 12

Linda Sorensen's paintings can now be seen at ...

the Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located inland in the town of Bodega, west end of town a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Corrick's "Art Trails Gallery,"
located in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street, just steps from Santa Rosa's newly opened town Square.

By June 9: Gourmet Au Bay down on the waterfront. Eastshore to the bottom of the hill, then straight across the intersection, and slightly left over the little bridge.

At Corrick's in Santa Rosa
" Art Trails Gallery"
Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita 24 x 30
Linda Sorensen's Cabin Stuido
Linda Sorensen's cabin studio
on Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio

Linda Sorensen now rents an artist's cabin/studio, located near Monte Rio, overlooking Dutch Bill Creek among redwoods -- near the Russian River. She reports plenty of company from the mallards and mergansers on the Creek. A new series of paintings is in progress, several of which are already on view at Gourmet Au Bay on the Bodega Bay waterfront.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is not at present a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery. We've moved out and now exist solely as an online gallery. You may make arrangements to view specific artworks by emailing or calling us. Contact us by by phone 707-875-2911 or email us at We continue to host our website and Linda's site,, and publish our online newsletter every month.

Pacific Bay Gallery is Bodega Bay's newest gallery featuring the works of Noki Jones. It is located next to The Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay. You may remember it as our most recent storefront location ... easily identifiable by Bodega Bay's newest and tallest palm tree. They've made some vast improvements. Stop in and enjoy!

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) | Voicemail and Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
"Beginning a New Year"
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors
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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
Lorenzo de Santis
Landmark Gallery's
Lorenzo de Santis
IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection - renovated and reopened
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
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Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
the home for Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

IN SANTA ROSA Corrick's Art Trails Gallery |
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact::

Corricks has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community ... "a cultural hub."
Corricks has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including the paintings of Linda Sorensen.

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery

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

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
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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
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Legacy" celebrating our 27th Annual Early Artists of the Bohemian Club Exhibition and Sale -- through July 9
Champagne Reception, Sun July 16, 1-3 PM |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
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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

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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

Special Exhibition ... "Awaking Beauty,
The Art of Eyvind Earle ... through Jan 8, 2018
-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
The Summer of Love Experience:
Art Fashion and Rock and Roll ... through Aug 20

Permanent Collection

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
-Degas, Impressionism and the Paris
Millinary Trade ... through Sep 24
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

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

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San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum

"Callifornia's Wild Edge"Jul 8 - Oct 8
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

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Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

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
The Irvine Museum
Dusk till Dawn ... through Sep 28
The Irvine Museum

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
The Hilbert Collection focuses
on California Scene Painting,
including most well known
20th century California artists

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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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
Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
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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
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
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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

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

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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

Serving our Clients several different ways ...
in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

Voicemail and Text: 707-875-2911 | Email:


... Using Voicemail, TEXT or Email, leave a call back time and number. Once we arrange a time and place, come to Bodega Bay and view the art which interests you and take a treasure home. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE PHONE AT THE PRESENT TIME, so email or text is better.


... Using Voicemail, Text, or Email, request an pre-arranged in-home appointment. We will discuss which artists and paintings interest you, and make appropriate arrangements. After you make your choices, we will bring the art to you.


... Voicemail, Text, or Email us about pieces which interest you. We will answer your questions and process your purchase over the phone. We offer free FedEx shipping in the U.S for major purchases.

Pop-Up Galleries

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

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 ASK FOR OUR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR ART COLLECTION... Please EMAIL US ( along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. 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.