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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - June 2013
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00
(& by appointment 707-875-2911)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Now on Exhibit
Linda Sorensen Drakes Bay Overlook
Drakes Bay Overlook
Linda Sorensen, Oils
Joe Cosgrove at 29 years old
A Disneyland Visit with
Joe Cosgrove, 1950's LA - DJ
and Joshua Meador's Friend
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Historic Paintings
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Joe Cosgrove 1960Joe Cosgrove back in 1960 at age 29 A Disneyland Visit with Joe Cosgrove,
1950's LA - DJ and Joshua Meador's Friend

Joe Cosgrove was Joshua Meador's friend. With Josh as his personal guide, Joe learned of Josh's many contributions to Walt Disney films and to Disneyland. Over half a century ago, Joe visited with Josh in his Carmel Highlands studio and at his editing bay at the Disney Studios.

Joe and Janet Cosgrove aboud Lilly Belle
Joe today at 82, still thrilled by Disneyland, accompanied by his wife Janet aboard the Lilly Belle.

Linda Sorensen and I were privileged to meet Joe and his wife Janet at Disneyland. They graciously hosted us aboard Walt Disney's private railroad car, the Lilly Belle where we listened to story after story. We are grateful to Joe for sharing his first hand memories of Josh, and are pleased to share them with you.

Audio clips from Joe Cosgrove, speaking of his good friend
Joshua Meador with Linda Sorensen and Daniel Rohlfing
of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery while riding the Lilly Belle,
Walt's private Disneyland railroad car.

Meet the Soundtrack was created 74 years ago
by Joshua Meador, an innovative short film
shown during the intermission of Fantasia in 1940.
The film explains the importance of sound in animation.
Joe demonstrating stereo sound on twin car radios in 1960
In 1960, before FM stereo was in use ...
Joe Cosgrove and Marvin Collins listen to KPOL
AM and FM in AM/FM stereo using 2 car radios

In 1950's, Joe Cosgrove was a young broadcaster in his late 20's during the heyday of radio and the emerging era of television. He was the spokesperson for the Carmel Highlands Inn just south of Carmel. It was at a Carmel Highlands exhibition where Joe Cosgrove met Joshua and Libby Meador.

Even though Josh was twenty years older than Joe, the pair hit it off and became good friends. As an LA broadcaster, Joe was keenly interested in Josh's body of Disney work, both attributed and unattributed, in Disney films and in Disneyland attractions. But beyond the world of Disney, Joe learned of Josh's life as a painter, and was privileged to see Josh paint plein air and in his Carmel studio.

As the Lilly Belle rolled along, Joe reminisced. By the time Joe met Josh, Josh and Libby made their home in Carmel Highlands, just south of Carmel, and later on in Caspar, just north of Mendocino. From the mid 1950's until his passing in 1965, Josh remained under full contract at Disney Studios, courtesy of Walt, and Josh would return to LA to work on special projects for the studio. He maintained an apartment in Burbank where he would stay while working. Joe's friendship with Josh allowed Joe to peek behind the Disney curtain, seeing first hand many of the tools and tricks of the trade with Joshua Meador as his personal guide. And Josh gave Joe an insider's view to the imagination and creation of his favorite place on Earth, Disneyland.

As Joe tells it, Joshua Meador and Walt Disney had a special relationship. Walt once said, "I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great

Walt's private car, the Lilly Belle
Joe Cosgrove speaks of his Friend Joshua Meador aboard Lilly Belle

animator. I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man." Joshua Meador was proud to be part of that team and would add that Walt's quote would apply to many others on the team he had assembled.

Walt and Josh each had special talents and traits which brought out the best in the other. Josh enjoyed unencumbered freedom to explore and create, and was given all the necessary space and tools to meet each assignment. Walt even had an extremely sophisticated state of the art movieola built, a device used in piecing together elements of film and sound which resided in Josh's editing bay. Walt enjoyed the services of an exceptionally gifted artist, a dedicated perfectionist who was most appreciative and loyal to Walt. Josh was always grateful to Walt for giving him an opportunity to work for the studio, hiring Josh at the height of the Great Depression in 1936. Even though Josh had graduated from the Art Institute in Chicago, jobs of any kind were hard to come by during the Great Depression.

With amazement, Joe tells of how Josh's animation career rocketed after his arrival at the studio in 1936. He was named lead animator for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a production which included nearly six-hundred animators producing over two million animation cells. Joe tells the story as he heard it from Josh. From concept images of the characters, story boards were created. From the storyboards, animators created key scenes for the film, and to transition from one scene to another, animators called "tweeners" would take scenes of a character, and created in between scenes. This was done again and again until the resulting motion would be fluid.

Dan Linda and Janet Cosgrove abourt Lilly Belle
Dan and Linda with Janet Cosgrove
aboard the Lilly Belle.
Lilly Belle Interior
Interior of the Lilly Belle

In these early days, the film was produced on the "multi-plane" camera, a two story piece of specialized camera equipment which had a non-reflective watercolor background at the bottom, lit from the sides with room for animation cells to be inserted within the depth of field, close to the background to appear far away, and closer to the camera near the top for close-ups. Each time the animation cells were set, a single frame would be shot. Every twenty-four set-ups would produce one second of animated film. Slowly, and with a great deal of care and precision, the film was patiently and lovingly pieced together. This camera is now on display at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

The entire filming process was done by hand. No detail was left to chance. Walt went to great lengths. For example, he did not buy colored paints from the art market. He had mineral samples collected from the Mojave and Sonora deserts to mix his own colors.

Joe told us some things we had previously did not know about Josh. Josh was involved heavily in creating plans and doing pioneering work with "animatronics" at Disneyland. He told a story of walking into Josh's editing bay at the studio, and almost tripping over Abraham Lincoln's head sitting on the floor, the same animated head visitors see in Disneyland's Meet Mr. Lincoln. He went on to explain that Josh was in on the ground floor of audio animatronics

Walt in the Tiki Room with an animatronics parrot
Walt Disney visits the Enchanted Tiki Room

Joe told this story which he heard from Josh ... Walt did not originally plan for the Enchanted Tiki Room to be a part of the Park. At one of the many times in Walt's career that he needed money, he was approached by a wealthy restaurateur who wanted Walt to design an exciting restaurant for him. The restaurateur, one of Walt's many friends, gave Walt one-million dollars for the job. The result of the research and planning was the Tiki Room. Walt knew what he had was good, and wanted to incorporate the Tiki Room at Disneyland, and so he returned the restaurateur's money. Josh contributed to the motion and sound of the animals, lightning and thunder of the Tiki Room.

Holographic Ghosts in the Haunted Mansion
Holographic Ghosts Dancing
in the Haunted Mansion

Walt did research for Disneyland for many years before it was built. And Josh, as Walt's Animation Effects Director, was involved throughout the park, especially in the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.

While riding through the Haunted Mansion, Joe explained that Josh was involved with the holographic effects and the art on the walls. Our trip through the Haunted Mansion was stopped for a time, just as we were looking over the room with dancing ghosts, when Joe told that story.

While riding the gondola through the Pirates of the Caribbean, Joe said Josh told him of Walt's trip to New Mexico and how park officials allowed Walt to spend an entire night inside Carlsbad Caverns. It was that experience which inspired Walt to include cavern ceilings found in the Pirates of the Caribbean experience.

The Haunted Mansion
The antebellum exterior of the Haunted Mansion
Pirates of the Caribbean Visitors
Disneyland visitors gliding past animatronic characters inside Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean Cavern Ceiling
Cave ceilings, inspired when Josh spent
a night in Carlsbad Caverns, now part of
the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in Special Effects Scene done by Joshua Meador
Josh was on set for scenes in Mary Poppins where live actors and animated characters interacted. Here are Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

In another surprise, Joe Cosgrove told us of a long discussion he enjoyed with Josh concerning Josh's participation in the production and post production of Mary Poppins. Although not credited, Josh did significant work on the 1964 film. It is filled with what was, at the time, groundbreaking work with interactions between live and animated characters.

Josh told Joe he was had to be on set for the live action filming. It was done on a "synch stage," totally blank with a blue background. Josh had to make certain the actors, in this case, Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews, had to hit their marks where Josh in post production would produce the animated interactions. The visuals were complicated, but even more amazing when synchronized with the sound track.

With fondness and a twinkling in his eye, Joe eagerly told this story of Joshua Meador and his painting career we had not yet heard.

Joe once saw Josh burning some painted canvases. Joe was alarmed and wanted to save those not yet burned. Josh explained, "Joe, any great artist needs to get rid of paintings which are not perfect." He went on to explain that those which survived were catalogued, photographed, and signed.

Over the years, the family has lost track of Josh's photos, but they remain actively involved in promoting his work. Joshua Meador's widow Libby and her son Philip visited our gallery in 2006, and we have collaborated with the Meadors in presenting exhibitions of his work. At age 92, with joy and enthusiasm in her heart Libby Meador told us to offer individually wrapped chocolates when we show Josh's paintings, a practice we continue to this day.

Joshua Meador Fun Time with Frame
"Fun Time," (done when Disneyland opened)
by Joshua Meador 22 x 30
featuring the King Arthur Carousel
available through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Walt Dreamers Me Joe Cosgrove 600

Joe Cosgrove has written a book which was just published - Walt Dreamers Me - available as an e-book and in softcover. The book is based based on Joe’s firsthand experience with friends and mentors who worked closely with Walt during the 1930’s through the 1960’s. A portion of the book focuses on a wide range of extraordinary dreamers whose lives intersected with Walt Disney,

including Joshua Meador, Harrison “Buzz” Price, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Steve Allen, Charles E. Fuller and Billy Graham. Links to Joe's Facebook page and the book's page on are below.

Joe Cosgrove's Walt Dreamers Me on Amazon | The Walt Disney Family Museum
Joshua Meador Exhibition at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery | Joshua Meador page | Back to the Top

Irivine Museum Exterior
Home of the
Irvine Museum

Lasting Impressions:
Twenty Years of the Irvine Museum
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Yet again, the Irvine Museum has put together a dazzling exhibition from their famed collection. Not only do they have an extensive collection of works by many of California's best historic painters, but they possess some of those artist's greatest works.

Their current exhibition, Twenty Years of the Irvine Museum includes works by Granville Redmond, Benjamin Brown, Gordon Coutts, Paul Grimm, Anna Hills, Sam Hyde Harris, Amadee Joullin, Joseph Kleitsch, Emil Kosa, Edgar Payne, Frederick Schafer, Arthur Rider, Matteo Sandoena, Dorothy Schuster, and Millard Sheets.

Granville Redmond Moonlight Marsh Scene 960
Granville Redmond Moonlight Marsh Scene

Granville Redmond (1871- 1935). Due to scarlet fever, Granville Redmond became deaf at age three. Part of his early education included an emphasis in visual arts, drawing, painting, and pantomime. Among his art teachers and friends in California were Arthur Frank Mathews, Amédée Joullin, Gottardo Piazzoni and Giuseppe Cadenasso. Piazzoni even learned American Sign Language to communicate with his life long friend Granville, and they were neighbors in Tiburon. In the 1890's, Redmond studied in Paris at the Academie Julian. In Los Angeles, Redmond made his home in La Crescenta and was good friends with silent film star, Charlie Chaplin. Redmond even had a part in Chaplin's famous film, City Lights. Chaplin went to the extent of building a painting studio on the lot of the film studio for Redmond's convenience.
(see our newsletter article from Jan '12 )

Here are the artists from our collection currently on exhibit at the Irvine Museum.

Gordon Coutts (1868-1937)
was a successful artist on four continents. He was born in Scotland, receiving his first painting instruction in Glasgow. In Paris, he studied with Jules Lefebvre and he married a fellow art student, Alice Gray of Australia. The couple resettled to Melbourne and then moved to Sydney where Gordon was an instructor at the New South Wales Art Society. Next, Gordon exhibited at the Royal Academy in London before moving to San Francisco. In the Bay Area, the couple made their home in Piedmont and Gordon was an active member of the Bohemian Club. After a divorce with his wife, Coutts spent time in northern Africa where he painted portraits and scenes of Arab markets and architecture.

Gordon Coutts The End of the Day
Gordon Coutts, The End of the Day

When he returned to California, he developed tuberculosis, and moved to Palm Springs. There he built a Moroccan castle called "Dar Marrac," where he entertained many Hollywood legends including his friend Rudolph Valentino and artist friends. (Gordon Coutts page on our site)

Paul Grimm Cumulus
Paul Grimm, Cumulus Clouds
Paul Grimm San Jacinto
Paul Grimm San Jacinto

Paul Grimm (1891 - 1974) was born in South Africa. He came to the US with his parents when he was seven years old. He won an art scholarship while living in Rochester, NY, to attend the Royal Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany. He moved to Hollywood in 1919 at the age of twenty-six, working as an artist for the movie studios painting backdrops. In 1932, he moved to Palm Springs where he remained the rest of his life. President Eisenhower made it a point to visit Palm Spring artists during his golf vacations while President. He often visited Grimm as well as John W. Hilton. Ike said of Grimm, "I profited from the experience of seeing how a real artist creates the effects he wants." Grimm painted scenes of the Sierra, the coast, and portraits, but he is most known for his marvelous Mount San Jacinto paintings. The two pictured above currently at the Irvine are among his best. (Paul Grimm's page on our site)

Sam Hyde Harris Arcadia
Sam Hyde Harris Arcadia

Sam Hyde Harris (1889 - 1977) From the age of 14, Sam was a marvelously creative and successful commercial artist. At age 31, he was hired by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to do their poster advertising. Later, he did similar work for the Southern Pacific. The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento features a large painting done by Sam Hyde Harris which used to hang in the terminal in Santa Barbara. In 1906, Sam studied with Hanson Puthuff and began exhibiting with the California Art Club. He exhibited widely throughout the state. He was a well loved teacher and personality in the art world, known for his 6 foot 3 inch stature, his jovial humor and his ever present cigar. As an artist, he is known for pushing the eye of the viewer to unexpected places. He taught at the Chouinard School of Art. In 1946, Sam purchased Jack Wilkinson Smith's home home on Champion Place, "Artists Alley," in Alhambra, CA.

One of Sam's neighbors on Champion Place was artist Clyde Forsythe. Clyde had been Norman Rockwell's studio mate from his early days in New York, and hosted Rockwell for visits during many a fierce Massachusetts winter. Norman married a school teacher living on "Artist's Alley," and was a regular winter visitor thereafter. (Sam Hyde Harris' page on our site)

Anna Althea Hills (1882 - 1930) was one of the founders of the Laguna Art Association, a civic leader and a marvelous painter. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Cooper Union in New York before visiting Paris for study at the Academie Julian. She moved to Laguna Beach in 1913. As a skilled impressionist, she employed a light and colorful palette. She taught art in public schools in and around Laguna Beach while maintaining her participation in many art groups. She was a six time president of the Laguna Art Association. In 1930, she passed away at the age of 48.
(Anna Hill's page on our site)

Anna Hills Spell of the Sea
Anna Hills Spell of the Sea

Here are other paintings, part of Lasting Impressions: Twenty Years of the Irivine Museum...


Joseph Kleitsch The Oriental Shop
Joseph Kleitsch The Oriental Shop

Amedee Joullin
Amedee Joullin Marsh at Sunset
Joseph Kleitsch The Cloisters
Joseph Kleitsch The Cloisters
Emil Kosa Telegraph Hill
Emil Kosa Telegraph Hill
Edgar Payne Untitled Seascape
Edgar Payne, Untitled Seascape
Benjamin Brown The Mission
Benjamin Brown, The Mission
Granville Redmond Rocky Cove
Granville Redmond Rocky Cove
Arthur G Rider Low Tide on the Jetty
Arthur Rider Low Tide on the Jetty
Sandoena Matteo in her Kimono
Matteo Sandoena In Her Kimono
Millard Sheets Birth of Spring
Millard Sheets Birth of Spring
Dorothy Schuster On the Beach
Dorothy Schuster On the Beach
The Irvine Museum | Current Exhibition | Back to the Top

Alfred  Farnsworth Bolinas
Alfred Farnsworth, Bolinas 1901

The Bolinas Museum,
Historic Paintings of Coastal Marin

Bolinas is a beautiful corner of Southwest Coastal Marin, and according to, is known for its quirky reclusive residents and its unmarked roads. Locals kept removing road signs pointing the way to the town. Then, by ballot, the residents voted, telling the county there would be no more signs.

But this hide-away haven is not a newly discovered place. It has been known for for well over a century, and was home to many a great California painter in the late 19th Century.

The current exhibition of the Bolinas Museum runs through July 23, and shows us the Bolinas of the late 19th century. It presents a small but impressive number of works of coastal Marin by some of California's most renowned landscape painters. including Ludmilla and Thaddeus Welch, George Demont Otis, Jack Wisby, Manuel Valencia, Percy Gray and others.

So now is the time to make time to find this gem hide-away town with no signs pointing the way. The turn off isn't too far north of Stinson Beach on Hwy 1, but don't let anyone know you heard it from us. Put your GoogleMaps to work for an enjoyable visit to "historic" Bolinas, and see this wonderful exhibit.

Jack Wisby Stinson Beach from Bolinas
Jack Wisby, Stinson Beach from Bolinas, Little Mesa
Charles Dormon Robinson Bolinas Lagoon
Charles Dorman Robinson, Bolinas Lagoon
Manuel Valencia Cows on Mount Tam
Manuel Valencia, Cows on Mount Tam
Thadeus Welch Bolinas Beach
Thaddeus Welch, Bolinas Beach
Thaddeus Welch Bolinas Bay at Sunset
Thaddeus Welch, Bolinas Bay at Sunset
Thaddeus Welch View from a Steep Ravine
Thaddeus Welch, View from Steep Ravine
Ludmilla Welch Bolinas Lagoon
Ludmilla Welch, Bolinas Lagoon
Ludmilla Welch Summer Twilight Mount Tamalpais
Ludmilla Welch, Summer Twilight Mount Tamalpais 1905

Katherine Van Dyke Harker Stinson Beach Sandpit
Katherine Van Dyke Harker, Stinson Beach Sandspit

Louis Bassi Siegriest Downtown Bolinas
Louis Bassi Siegriest, Downtown Bolinas 1939
Elizabeth Holland Bolinas Embarcadero
Elizabeth Holland, Bolinas Embarcadero
George Scott Miller The Owl Landing in Bolinas 1927George Scott Miller, watercolor, The Owl Landing in Bolinas 1927
The Bolinas Museum | Historical Paintings of Coastal Marin | 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
  • An editorial comment ... "Iron Rangers" collecting 8 bucks a car on Bodega Head? What kind of a wrong-headed scheme is this? That's the surest way we can think of to curtail or even eliminate thousands of visitors to one of the most spectacular places on the Sonoma Coast. When people are discouraged from visiting Bodega Bay due to a bothersome nickle-and-dime use fee at our star attraction, they won't come here to visit Bodega Bay restaurants, shops and galleries which provide much more in sales tax and room occupancy revenue, dwarfing whatever might be collected at Bodega Head's parking lot. So much of everyone's use of these often-inclement resources is just for a quick stop just enjoy what all of us are entitled to enjoy. Will the artists have to pay $8 for one hour of watching the waves? Thumbs down!
  • Katrina Luksovsky, President of the Ford Island Historical Community Association (at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii) contacted Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. She informed us that one of our artists, US Navy Commander Karl Schmidt and his wife Grace lived in one of the houses located on Battleship row on December 7, 1941. The Schmidts would have had a an unobstructed view of the attack. As part of an historical project, she asks that any of the Schmidt family contact her with any information and photos they may have of Karl Schmidt. Katrina Luksovsky can be reached at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery would also like any information regarding Karl, and would be pleased to add any info and photos to his "page" on our website.
  • The San Francisco Symphony features Disney in Concert, Magical Music from the Movies, Sunday, July 28, 2:00 PM. These and other Concert Film concerts are coming this summer. 415-864-6000.
  • Local Art-At-The-Source open studio artists for the weekends June 1-2 and 8-9 are well-known local and Hawaii artist Wanda McManus (#84) at 575 Highway One (parking lot access from Smith Brothers Rd.), Pamela Leotta-Wallace (#86) at 1530 Bay Flat Rd., and Lillian Lehman, Linda Raye Sims, and Rakshika Thakor (#85a,b,c) at 225 Driftwood Ave (Salmon Creek). Our gallery's local Bodega Harbour artists are on display and often at work at the gallery: Jean Warren, Linda L. Sorensen and Diane Perry. And of course the Local Color Artist Gallery (a short walk away) is not to be missed for its local original art and crafts.
  • Community Center announces "Cruisin' the Coast -- A Beachy Car Show" along with BBQ, Live Music, and a Tiki Bar. There will be pink flamingos and tiki torches and more. Put on your aloha shirt, flip flops, and bring your surfboard. Woodies, VW Buses, Corvettes, cool trucks, Vintage Sports Cars too! JUNE 22nd, 10 to 4. $5 admission. 707-875-9609.
  • FIREWORKS!!! Fourth of July Fireworks in Bodega Bay will take place Friday, JULY 5 at 9:30 PM at Westside Park. Enjoy the Fourth by the Bay.
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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 showing ... "New to Us," Recently acquired works by Joshua Meador
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
Canvas and Clay
Paintings by Chiyomi Longo and Ceramic Arts by Tri Tran ... through July 7th
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Now showing ...
TOKO SHINODA | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
"Botanicals and Birds" through June 2
featuring artists Victoria Kochergin, Elizabeth Peyton, Vi Strain and Nancy Wheeler

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 |
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J C Henderson Neptune's Ocean
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
Now Showing ... Animal Fare, through July 7
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Ron Quercia paintings & Bobbi Jeanne Quercia sculpture
through June 24

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
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman

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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
Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Soo Noga and Bruce K. Hopkins
through June 30, 2013
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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.

now showing: "Intimate Enigmas" abstract stone sculpture by Easton, through July 7

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

Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
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
coming exhibition ... opening July 12, "Uncovered Genius" The creative lives of Artists with disabilities

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
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
-- view location on Google Maps

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de Young Museum
Girl with a Pearl Earring:
Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis

closes Jun 2

Richard Diebenkorn, The Berkeley Years 1953-1996
Opens June 22

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Curating the Bay
Apr 7 - Aug 25

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings

"Impressionists on the Water"
Opens June 1

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
through Sept 8

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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collection
-Summoning Ghosts: The art of Huag Liu
through June 30

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San Francisco

Selections from the SFMOMA Collection

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
-Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabiilities, Jun 15 through Sep 15

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Mid Century Modern" through Oct 27

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery
Carnival ...
July 14
150th Anniversary of St. Mary's College,
Best of the Permanent Collection

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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

-Roger Shimomura" Minidoka on my Mind
through Jun 16

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Grace Hudson Museum

Points of Encounter:
Catherine Woskow and Larry Thoma
through July 28

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
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
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Larger than Life, Exploring Scale in Contemporary Art
Jun 2 - Aug 18

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
Henri Matisse: Improvisation, through May 19
Facing Forward: through June 9
Return to the Sea, Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
Jun 13 - Aug 25

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Permenant Collection
through May 5 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"
-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
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 Irvine
The Irvine Museum
Lasting Impressions: Twenty Years of the irvine Museum, the museum's most popular
and important impressionist paintings ..
   through Jun 6
Mastering the Medium, Works on Paper
Jun 19 - Sep 19
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: ongoing
Scenery, Story, Spirit: ongoing
California Dreaming, through Jun 16
Labour and Wait
Opens Jul 2

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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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

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

-California Scene Paintings, 1930-1960, through Jul 28
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Shadows on the Mesa
through Jun 16

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Philadelphia , PA
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