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banner painting (right),
Sunset Symphony
by Linda Sorensen

Now Showing, paintings by
John W Hilton Hellhole CanyonJohn W. Hilton,
Joshua Meador Untitled Fishing BoatsJoshua Meador,
Robert Rishell Mountain Trail
& Robert Rishell
Linda Sorensen Sunset Symphony
Celebrating California, American & Western Art, Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00 & by appointment
1785 Coast Highway One, Bode
ga Bay, CA 94923 / / Art!
June 2012 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly Gallery News Visit the gallery
Blue Coyote Gallery's Gary Fillmore Photo
Shadows on the Mesa, a new book
by Blue Coyote Gallery's
Gary Fillmore

Philadelphia's New
Museum Treasure, The
Albert Coombs Barnes Collection

Ralph Hulett Grape Vineyards Thumbnail
The Fallbrook Art Center Hosts
This Enchanted Land,
American Regionalism, 1930 - Today

Museum Exhibitions
Bay Area, the Southland and beyond
past Newsletter articles
and gallery exhibitions
news from
neighboring galleries

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Gary Fillmore Mid Sized Thumbnail Shadows on the Mesa, a new book by
Blue Coyote Gallery's Gary Fillmore
Shadows on the Mesa Gary Fillmore Blue Coyote Gallery Cave Creek Arizona

In "Shadows on the Mesa," Gary pays tribute to a special place and time. In the early days of the twentieth century, the Wetherill-Coville Guest Ranch was host to a community of artists who brought the gift of their artistry to the wonders of the surrounding desert. He focuses on a large group of notable painters who set up their base camp at John and Louisa's Wetherhill Guest Ranch, among them Maynard Dixon. William Robinson Leigh, James Swinnerton, Carl Oscar Borg, and Gunnar Widforss.

In his research of historic Arizona Desert Painting, Gary learned of a gathering of well known artists at the Wetherill-Coville Guest Ranch in 1922. Gary wondered what such a gathering would have been like and lamented there was no record of what was said over the dining table. But as he dug deeper, he met the Harvey Leake, the great-grandson of John and Louisa Wetherill.

Initially, Gary was only interested in a specific gathering which occurred in August of 1922, but with Harvey providing the guest registry of the hotel, a twenty-five year long parade of visitors was now known. Between 1919 and 1943, a Who's Who in Southwest painting plus a long list of notables outside the art world all had visited this humble guest ranch situated near Monument Valley.

Kayenta AZ Map
James Swinnerton Aglatha Needle Monument Valley
James Swinnerton, Aglatha Needle, Monument Valley
Gunnar Widforss Grand Canyon
Carl Oscar Borg, the Grand Canyon
Teddy Roosevelt Kayenta Wetherill Ranch Visitor 1913
Wetherill Guest Ranch Visitor, former President Teddy Roosevelt, 1913

Certainly one of the more recognizable visitors to the Wetherill Guest Ranch was Teddy Roosevelt. He had signed into the first registry for the ranch, but that document was stolen due to it having the former President's signature, a real loss for the story of the Wetherill Ranch and to Arizona history.

Harvey Leake told Gary of fascinating stories he had heard from his mother, tales of native Americans arriving at the Trading Post on foot or horseback to trade woven goods, pelts or turquoise and silver jewelry in return for supplies. Harvey learned from his mother that John and Louisa's lodge served as a base camp for a truly adventurous group of visitors. They would provide bed and board and then outfit visitors with supplies loaded onto pack mules and horses for expeditions to the outback, with John often serving as guide to the wonders of Monument Valley.

With Harvey's help, Gary Fillmore was able to reconstruct some of this fascinating history, how a long list of notable desert painters who came to paint the majesty of Monument Valley shared the humble hospitality of the Wetherill-Coville Guest Ranch. The real treasure here is the paintings themselves, an artistic testament to the shared marvel these artists held for this landscape and the people who lived there. Their art can only inspire us to see what they first saw, to explore and appreciate for ourselves the wonder of this magic land.

Maynad Dixon Knower Grand Canyon
Maynard Dixon, Earth Knower, Grand Canyon, Oakland Museum Collection
Carl Oscar Borg Grand Canyon
Carl Oscar Borg, the Grand Canyon
Gunnar Widforss Breezy Point
Gunnar Widforss, Windy Point
William Robinson Leigh Grand Canyon
William Robinson Leigh, Grand Canyon, Blue Coyote Gallery
John Wetherill once wrote, “The desert is home.” Harvey says of his great-grandfather's short statement, “I realized he was not speaking of the gracious, comfortable lodge where he and Louisa hosted their many guests down through the decades, but the rugged land of canyons, mesas, and monuments where adventurers who had the will to adapt could overcome their sense of estrangement from nature and gain ancient insights that had been lost to civilized society.”

A similar sentiment was recorded in the Kayenta lodge's registry by author Zane Gray who wrote, “The so-called civilization of man and his works shall perish from the earth, while the shifting sands, the red looming walls, the purple sage, and the towering monuments, the vast brooding range show no perceptible change.”

Gary Fillmore is the creative energy behind Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, Arizona. He has arranged for museum exhibitions, authored books and given talks concerning the desert, its history and the art it inspired. Below are links to Gary's Blue Coyote Gallery, and a link to purchase Shadows on the Mesa.
Gary Fill mores Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ | Order page for Shadows on the Mesa | Back to the Top|

Ralph Love Aglatha Peak
Ralph Love, Agathla Needle, Monument Valley
Grace Fountain Grand Canyon
Grace Fountain
Grand Canyon
John W Hilton "Monument" Monument Valley
John W. Hilton
Monument, Monument Valley
Dedrick Stuber Desert Cathedral
Dedrick Stuber, Desert
Monument Valley
Carl Hoerman Grand Canyon
Carl Hoerman, Grand Canyon
featured in
Shadows on the Mesa
These paintings of Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and
the Grand Canyon are available from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery.
Click photos for enlargements and info.
John W Hilton Rainbow Bridge
John W. Hilton, Moonlight at the Rainbow's End, Monument Valley
(courtesy of Kathi Hilton)
Ralph Love Monument Valley
Ralph Love
Monument Valley
Ralph Davison Miller Grand Canyon
Ralph Davison Miller
Grand Canyon
Jade Fon Mittens Monument Valley
Jade Fon, Mittens,
Monument Valley
Milford Zornes Canyon de Chelly
Milford Zornes
Canyon de Chelley

Albert Coombs Barnes, 1940
Philadelphia's New Museum Treasure,
The Albert Coombs Barnes Collection

In 1912, Albert visited Paris and gained an invitation to visit a salon at Gertrude Stein's home. There he met Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Through another Paris contact, Paul Guillaume, he became aware of the works of Amedeo Modigliani, Geiorgio de Chirico, and Chaim Soutine. With his excellent eye, and the effects of the world-wide depression, Barnes was able to acquire great art at bargain prices. After decades in relative obscurity, this incredible collection will soon be available in Philadelphia -- masters whom you know well, but works you have not yet seen.

Albert Barnes was a gifted chemist who made a fortune in the pharmaceutical industry. He also possessed a keen interest in art, and throughout his life, he invested his fortune in art and establishing the Barnes Foundation in his name as an educational institution primarily focused on the needs of the underprivileged, and charged with managing his art collection for the ages. As a collector, he actively sought out the best of the impressionists, post-impressionists, and modernist masters.

Barnes Foundation Philadelphia Campus
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Paul Cezanne The Card Players 1890-92

While in his late 30's, Albert Barnes approached his old high school buddy William Glackens who was an active member of New York's Ashcan School. Barne's asked Glackens to go to Paris with $20,000 and buy paintings for him. Glackens returned with 20 paintings, which became the core of the Barnes collection.

Over time, his collection grew to include 69 paintings by Cézannes, 60 by Matisse, 44 by Picasso and a huge block of 181 works by Renoir. Other artists represented in his collection include Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Seurat, Degas, and Van Gogh. One would have to be an astronomer to handle the assumed worth of this collection, and it has been estimated by some experts to be in the range of 20 to 30 billion dollars.

But Albert Barnes wasn't in art for the investment or prestige. He wanted his art to be for the benefit of students. He was less than accommodating to the discipline of "art history" which he said "stifles both self expression and appreciation of art." He set up his foundation to enable visitors to have a direct interaction with the art, even labeling his approach as "hands on." He wanted art to be approachable and appreciated by the masses.

El Greco,
Apparition of the Virgin Child To Saint Hyacinth, 1605-10
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Girl with a Jump Rope, 1876
Amedeo Modigliani, Girl in an Evening Dress, 1918
Paul Cezanne Leda and the Swan 1880

Back in 1923, Barnes showed off his collection to a less than appreciative audience who, at the time, thought the paintings were too avant-garde. Being at the receiving end of criticisms from the traditional and cemented mind sets of the establishment, Albert Barnes held that establishment in low esteem, especially their henchmen, the art critics.

Barnes had his collection housed in an estate in Lower Marion in a building designed by Paul-Phillippe Cret, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He had the paintings hung showing relationships between paintings and objects, for example paintings were placed near furniture and well crafted medieval, Renaissance and Early American hinges (explained in the video). The paintings were hung without curatorial comment, so viewers could assess the art on its own merit.

He also limited access to the collection, requiring visitors to make appointments by letter, and on occasion refusing appointment requests. In two famous snubs, on separate occasions Barnes refused requests by authors James A. Michener and T.S. Eliot. Later on, a creatively stealth James Michener viewed the collection masquerading as a steelworker.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
Leaving the Conservatory, 1886-87
Toulouse-Lautrec_Henre_de_A_Montrouge_1886-87_320.jpgHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec,
" A Montrouge" Rosa La Rouge
, 1886-87
Pablo Picasso, Young Woman Holding a Cigarette, 1901
Maurice Brazil Predergast Idyl 1812-15
Edward Manet Tarring the Boat 1873

Another limitation of the collection were its limited hours of access. Only in 1961 were the collection's viewing opportunities increased to two days per week. By the 1990's, the Foundation had difficulty financing the building maintenance and staff, and relented in allowing 80 paintings to make a three-year long tour. The tour did well, attracting crowds in numerous locales.

Amedeo Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings, 1916
Edgar Degas, Group of Dancers, 1900
Vincent Van Gogh, The Postman, 1889

Needless to say, the sequestration of this marvelous collection drew wide criticism and controversy. After a court challenge, the collection has moved to its newly constructed location in Philadelphia on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with greatly enhanced access. We believe Albert Barnes' fear that the art won't be accepted and appreciated by the masses is, in 2012, ill founded. In fact, the reasons for visiting Philadelphia have just been greatly increased. We believe the availability of the collection goes a long way towards achieving its founder's dream, that these paintings endure to enlighten, educate, and inspire new generations of people to the joy and wonderment of this great art.

Georges Seurat Models 1886-88
Henri Rousseau Attacked by a Tiger 1904
Paul Gauguin, Mr. Loulou, 1890

Claude Monet, The Studio Boat, 1876

Claude Monet, Madame Monet Embroidering, 1875 | Back to the Top

Ralph Hulett Grape Vineyards 1944
Ralph Hulett, Grape Vineyards, 1944
The Fallbrook Art Center hosts
"This Enchanted Land,
American Regionalism, 1930 - Today" is FEATURING "This Enchanted Land, American Regionalism 1930 - Today" at the Fallbrook Art Center (103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook, CA). The exhibition opens May 19th and runs through July 1st. It is an opportunity to gaze upon works by a long list of California Style Watercolor masters.

From regionalist compositions of California's landscape to social realism scenes in its thriving cities, California Style Watercolors daringly defined and captured the essence of California and Californians from the 1920's into the 1950's.

Fallbrook Art Center
Fallbrook Art Center

Pioneers painters like Millard Sheets. Milford Zornes and Phil Dike helped establish this new method, using large sheets of paper, wet into wet backgrounds, free ranging broad bright brush stokes and use of the paper color as a color value in the painting.

This exciting method of painting proved to be an excellent way of telling a story in paint. It has proved a great medium to evoke memories and emotion, and express a wide range of social comment. Perhaps that is what attracted such able artists to engage in it. They could do more than create pleasing pictures - they could use their art to express thought, emotion, and social commentary.

Standish Bachus Jr Hop Kiles 1940
Standish Bachus, Hop Kilns, 1940

Hardie Gramatke Gracie  Mansion 1944
Hardie Gramatke, Gracie Mansion, 1941

Dong Kingman Celebration 1971
Dong Kingman, Celebration, 1971

Although probably not a major consideration while the artists painted these works, their works today often have become effective windows to the past In the Southend. We can gain a feeling for what Angel's Flight was like in its hey-day or the buzz of life around Olivera Street, or the wonder created by LA's very first tangled free-ways. In the north we see hectic workplaces in Chinatown, street scenes of steep San Francisco streets, views of San Francisco Bay the way it used to be or fog filtered visions of California Coast.

Phil Dike Boats at Aliso
Phil Dike, Boats at Aliso

Jade Fon Benecia Fishing Village
Jade Fon, Benecia Fishing Village, 1940

Take the opportunity to view this show featuring well over 100 California Style Watercolors. You may preview the show with a pretty comprehensive slide show on the website.

Emil Kosa Jr  Mountain Lake 1930's
Emil Kosa Jr., Mountain Lake, 1930's
Millard Sheets Gaviota Range 1932
Millard Sheets, Gaviota Range, 1932

David Solomon Laguna Beach TownDavid Solomon, Laguna Beach Town, 1932
Jake  Lee  San Francisco Embarcadero
Jake Lee, San Francisco Embarcadero
Maurice Logan Boats in HarborMaurice Logan, Boats in Harbor| Fallbrook Art Center | Back to the Top

Ralph Baker
Ralph Baker
Jade  Fon
Jade Fon

James March Phillips
James March Phillips

Thelma Speed Houston
Thelma Speed Houston

Robert Landry
Robert Landry
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to offer California Style Watercolors.
These artists are but a sampling. Click photos for enlargements and info.
Charles Keck
Charles Keck

Elmer Stanhope Paladenas Fish
Elmer Stanhope
Ralph  Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Robert C Wood
Robert E. Wood

Milford Zornes

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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 cell, phone, 510-414-9821.

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

    The exhibition features 35 paintings representing the range of subject matter and technique characteristic of 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.

Diane Perry Lady Washington Mast

Stop in and view Diane Perry's marvelous local photography.
Diane has been busy lately, adding a new set photos of
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
  • Local Bodega Bay fisherman Mark Anello has risen to the rank of esteemed local hero. "June," a California Gray Whale was entangled in fishing gear in Southern California where local attempts to free her from the gear failed. June managed to haul the tangled mess 400 miles north, where she was encountered by Mark Anello and his crew of the Annabelle in North Sonoma Coast waters off Gualala. Although June was initially uncooperative, she settled down and allowed the fishermen to do what they could. They worked with bamboo poles and hooks for 90 minutes, and managed to free her. Afterward, in a whale version of a victory lap, June circled the Annabelle as if to say, "Thanks guys!" SF Chronicle/ Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
  • Noted oil painter Ellen Perantoni (also featured by our gallery), whose unique style is part of the New Hudson River School, is being featured at Green, at 92 Partition Street, Saugerties, New York.  Information:  845-418-3270.  
Jean Warren  Abstract Watercolor

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 ... California Style Watercolors
& "From the Fifties ... John W. Hilton, Joshua Meador & Robert Rishell"

(also printbins 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 | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
John Hershey, Mike Shoys, & Tom Moyer, Photography "Through the Lens"
& scuptures of TBarny
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 | | 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

A delightful array of fresh paintings depicting
Human Nature
Ray Carpenter, Christine Crozier, Don Ealy, Allen Fignone, Ronald Goldfinger, Paul Kratter, Sergio Lopez, Kyle Paliotto, Dave Sellers, Robert Semans, Bart Walker, Wanda Westberg and F. Michaeil Wood.
Reception May 6, 2012 |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "Inner Light - Outer Music" by Vicoria Whitehand & Sandy Eastoak
May 3 - 31, 2012
Reception:  Saturdayday, May 5, 1, 3 -6 pm
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | 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). | 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)
The Inside . . . Thalia Straton and The Outside . . . Ray Mendieta and Kristine Pallas | 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. | 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
April 13 - May 20 Beyond Words: New Portraits & Faces
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

April 17 - May 27
"Inverness", Luminous oil paintings by Jill Keller-Peters

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | 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.
West County Design  Previews Art at the Source    Open Studio Tour , June 2-3 & 9-10, 2012(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | 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.

"100 Years of Bay Area Art"
The San Francisco Bay Area has produced a rich and varied art legacy.
Its natural beauty and reputation as a progressive oasis on the western frontier have always been magnetic to artists.
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |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
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | 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
"A Culture Within"Japanese American experience through art
featuring the work of Henry Sugimoto
April 7 - May 29
| 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

The Cult of Beauty:
The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900

through Jun 17
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

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

Master Artist Tribute IX: Richard McLean
& The William Keith Gallery ... ongoing

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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

Color Theory: The Use of Color in Contemporary Art
Mar 31-Jun 10

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 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

Inner Visions
Women Artists of California
Mar 17 - Jun 7

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
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& 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