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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
June 2015

Now on view at the Gallery
Celebrating California Art
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Linda Sorensen, Snowclouds Grand Canyon
Linda Sorensen
Grand Canyon 
Art at the Source 2015
Sonoma County Artists
Turning Heads
Rufus Ward
Columbus, Mississippi's
Eloquent Historian Rufus Ward,
a Joshua Meador fan
An Introduction
to Canada's
Famed Group of Seven
NEW at the gallery
Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
Joshua Meador
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Oil on linen, 18 x 14

Art at the Source Logo Art at the Source 2015
Sonoma County Artists Turning Heads
Tribal Canvas
, Rebecca Love

In recent weeks, actor Robert De Niro told grads of New York University's School of the Arts, "You didn't have that choice, did you? You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognized your passion. When you feel that, you can't fight it. Just go with it."

Bad Hair Day
, Lillian Lehman

"When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense."

Sonoma County's artists express their inspirations at the upcoming two Art@TheSource studios weekends June 6-7 and 13-14.

Bull's Eye
, Jeff Watts
Sherri Ortegren
West County Morning, Sherri Ortegren

There are also mid-week events, and at the preview exhibitions such as at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Gallery One in Petaluma, and Corricks in Santa Rosa.

Linda Sorensen Left Leaning OakLeft-Leaning Oak, Linda Sorensen

Linda will be a guest artist at Lillian Lehman's sculpture studio in Salmon Creek, 225 Driftwood.

Lillian Lehman Sherri Otegren and Linda Sorensen
Lillian Lehman, Sherri Ortegren and Linda Sorensen, all showing at studio 87 in Salmon Creek
, Stacey-Schuett

For two weekends (June 6 & 7 and again on June 13 & 14) Art@TheSource artists will open their studios to the general public. Its an excellent opportunity to meet the artists in that special place where their magic takes place. And, should any of their work tickle your fancy, it's your opportunity to support a local artist by making one of their creations one of your treasured possessions.

A big part of Art@TheSource fun is the members' exhibition at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Each artist submits one of their pieces for this joint exhibition. When gathered together under one roof, it gives one a sense of the diverse artistic wealth expressed by Sonoma County artists. A percentage of these sales goes to support Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and to promote artistic endeavors throughout the county.

Here are glimpses of a few works by a few of the artists participating in this years show.

Cello Player,
James Selby
Tomales Bay Aglow
, Terry Sauve
Persimmons and Pomegranates,
Pamela Wallace
Morning at Lake Cleone
, Beverly Bird
Doran Beach 2
, Paula Matzinger
Click the Catalog Cover to link to a PDF copy, or copies are available at galleries and wineries and local businesses throughout the county, including Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Bird Puzzle
, Diana Majumdar
Fog Surrounds Eucalyptus
, Bill Theis
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Columbus Dispatch Masthead Columbus, Mississippi's
Eloquent Historian Rufus Ward,
a Joshua Meador Fan
Columbus Chronicles Cover Art
click on the photo to link to Amazon's page for Columbus Chronicles

His name is Rufus Ward. He is the author of "Columbus Chronicles," a grouping of tales from Rufus' regular column in the Columbus Dispatch which tells the stories of his beloved stately antebellum city of the South.

Rufus Ward
Rufus Wardd
Philip Joshua and Jayson Meador with Rufus WardJoshua Meador's son Philip, grandson Joshua and great-grandson Jayson along with Rufus Ward accepting the official certificate signed by Mississippi's governor creating
"Joshua Meador Day"

In 2009, Rufus befriended the Joshua Meador family and helped with the official recognition of Joshua Meador as one of Columbus, Mississippi's favorite sons. Philip Meador spoke highly of Rufus and was most grateful for his assistance in telling Joshua Meador's story.

Below is Rufus Ward's Columbus Dispatch column from April 25. He continues speaking of Joshua Meador with a dose of hometown pride.

Rufus Ward, April 25, 2015 Recently there was a television series about some treasure hunters out west having found an old map that they thought would lead them to a long lost gold mine. The program featured them searching across rocky landscapes, seeking the lost mine. The scenery where the treasure hunters were venturing looked much like some of the scenes once painted by Columbus native and long time Disney animation effects director, Josh Meador.
Joshua Meador Oatman Mine
Joshua Meador's Oatman Mine, NW Arizona
Private Collection
Joshua Meador's Desert Planes
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection
Joshua Meador Valley of Fire
Joshua Meador's Valley of Fire

The television images and story brought to mind something Phil Meador, Josh's son, once told me. Often, Josh would take his wife, Elizabeth (Josh was married to Elizabeth Alston, his high school sweetheart from Columbus), and Phil and the family dog on weekend trips in their station wagon with a teardrop trailer in tow. Elizabeth and Phil would go walking, while Josh, with the dog for company, would go into the country side and paint or draw. Josh especially loved drawing or painting the rugged beauty of Nevada's "Valley of Fire," where he would sometimes even hunt for storied lost treasure.

From the late 1930s through the 1950s animation experienced its golden age, with Walt Disney Studios its foremost practitioner. At Disney, Columbus native Josh Meador supervised effects animation. He is best known for his creative

visual effects in Walt Disney productions such as "Bambi," "Fantasia," "Cinderella" and "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea." Meador was a sequence director for "Make Mine Music" that won first place for animation at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival and was co-winner of the 1954 Oscar for special effects for his work on "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (at that time technical Oscars were presented in the name of the studio, not the individual).

Meador was considered one of Disney Studio's most talented artists and has been called one of five "most notable effects animators in history." In 1954, MGM asked Walt Disney to lend them his "best effects man" to help with the special effects in its ground-breaking science fiction movie "Forbidden Planet." Disney sent them Meador.

Josh Meador, however, did much more than just animation. Meador was a noted artist in his own right. He had a lifelong love affair with art. His mediums covered the spectrum from pastels to ink washes to pen and ink to oils. He drew posters for the U.S. Forest Service and was one of the first artists to use Smokey Bear to promote forest fire prevention. His oil paintings of California scenes won many awards and fifty of his works were included in Walt Disney's personal collections.

In the late 1950s, Josh was an effects animator working on the Disney feature, "Sleeping Beauty." To publicize the upcoming release of the movie in 1959, Walt Disney devoted one of his weekly television programs to "Adventures in Art" with a segment titled "4 Artist Paint 1 Tree," It featured four animators, one being Meador, who were working on "Sleeping Beauty." Disney called them not just Disney animators but artists with "national reputations." Disney described their their work on "Sleeping Beauty," and then showed them while describing their style of painting as they each painted the same tree.

"4 Artists Paint 1 Tree" was first broadcast
on Walt Disney's Sunday TV show in 1958.
Walt introduces and narrates the film as Josh and three other
demonstrate their painting technique as they paint the same tree.

Josh won many awards in jury shows for his landscapes executed in oils. And though most of his major exhibits were on the west coast, one exhibit was at the National Academy of Design.

Lowndes Public Library Columbus Mississippi
Lowndes Public Library
Columbus, Mississippi
Joshua Meador's Stockhard House
Lowndes Public Library Collection
Columbus, Mississippi

When he would return home to Columbus for visits he still enjoyed painting and drawing. The Meador family has given the Columbus Lowndes Public Library a painting he did of the old and now demolished Stockhard House and drawings of three other Columbus houses including Temple Heights and the Harris-Wade house. Both of those houses were across the street from Meador's childhood home.

Joshua Meador Cloud Patterns
Joshua Meador's Cloud Patterns, now at the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Originally, this painting belonged to Walt Disney and is of his Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs.
Joshua Meador California Coast
Joshua Meador's California Coast, 24 x 36
LBJ Presidential Library Collection
Austin, Texas

In 1965, at age 54, Josh Meador died of a heart attack at his home in Caspar, California. Shortly before his death he had completed a painting for President Lyndon Johnson and had been designated as the artist for NASA's Apollo Moon Landing program.

The Walt Disney Family Museum in California recently had an exhibit of art work by Walt's "artist friends." The seven featured artists ranged from Norman Rockwell to Josh Meador. The Meador painting on exhibit was Disney's "Smoke Tree Ranch," which had hung in Walt Disney's office.

Joshua Meador Painting in Saving Mr Banks
Joshua Meador's Smoke Tree Ranch
on Walt's Office wall in Saving Mr. Banks
Joshua Meador Walt Disney's Smoke Tree Ranch
Joshua Meador's Smoke Tree Ranch, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

The painting even shows up hanging in Disney's office in last year's hit movie, "Saving Mr Banks." That painting is closely tied to a painting (Cloud Patterns) given to Columbus by the Meador family and which hangs in the lobby of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Disney had a Meador painting of his Smoke Tree Ranch hanging in his office and, according to Phil Meador, another hanging in one of his homes. When Walt died the Disney family kept the ranch painting that hung in the office but gave the ranch painting that had hung in a residence to Mrs. Meador. In turn, the Meador family gave the painting "Cloud Patterns" to Columbus .Through the generosity of the Meador family, people in Columbus have the rare gift of a painting by Josh

Meador of Walt Disney's ranch that had been owned by Walt Disney and hung in one of Disney's residences.

For anyone interested in reading more about Josh Meador's paintings or even buying one, I would suggest visiting the web site of the Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery in California. The gallery owners are good people, friends of the Meador family and handle the sale of paintings for the Meador estate. Their web site is found at:

 Rufus Ward is a Columbus native a local historian. E-mail your questions about local history to Rufus at

Joshua Meador Smoke Trees Disney Collection Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Smoke Trees, Joshua Meador,
also from the Disney Collection,
Joshua Meador: I Dreamt I Was Painting Exhibition
Rufus Ward Column, Columbus Dispatch | Rufus Ward's Columbus Chronicles | Joshua Meador's Page on our Site
"Joshua Meador: I Dreamt I Was Painting" Exhibition page | Back to the Top

An Introduction to Canada's
Famed Group of Seven
Canada's Group of Seven
Six of the Seven, plus their friend Barker Fairley. From left to right: Frederick Varley, A. Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Fairley, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald. Photo taken at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto in 1920.

Artists seem to love to bend every definition meant to pin them down. Canada's Group of Seven is no exception. For example, the Group of Seven, over time had 10-12 members, depending on how the group is defined, but who's counting?

They are also known as the Algonquin School, but whatever their number or how they are defined, they did create a distinctive and new Canadian Art, as large, daring and divergent as the vast Canadian landscape.

The group believed a distinctive Canadian art could be achieved through direct contact with nature, drawing inspiration from the vast natural Canadian landscape.

The group originally was formed prior to WW I. The group would meet at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The war split the group temporarily, but they got back together after the war to form their first group exhibition in 1920, urged by the support of Eric Brown, Director of the National Gallery.

Although the group's exhibition met with mixed reviews, not well received by traditionalists who believed that the Canadian landscape was not well suited as a subject for art, they became more and more accepted over the next decade. By 1930, members of the group became well known as pioneers in creating a Canadian School of Art.

A video compilation of works by Canada's Group of Seven
J E H MacDonald
J. E. H. MacDonald 1873-1932

J. E. H. MacDonald helped found the Group of Seven. He came to Canada at age 14 from England, settling in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied art and became a commercial designer for Grip Ltd.

He wanted to establish a Canadian style of art. He remained true to his vision, even in the face of fierce rejection and critique. The established art community was used to smooth blended muted tones, and found MacDonald's bright intense colors hard on the eye.

Dark Autumn, Rocky Mountains
J. E. H. MacDonald, 1930

Today however, MacDonald is admired for his rich command of color. One critic boldly compared his work to another once rejected artist, "His brushwork is at once disciplined and vigorous. His best on-the-spot sketches possess an intensity and freshness of execution not dissimilar from Van Gogh."

German Prisoners
, 1918-1920,
Frederick Varley

Frederick Varley believed art to be a spiritual vocation. He wrote, "The artist's job is to unlock fetters and release spirit, to tear to pieces and recreate so forcefully that . . . the imagination of the onlooker is awakened and completes within himself the work of art."

During WWI, he accompanied Canadian troops in the Hundred

Frederick Horsman Varley 1881-1969

Days offensive from Amiens, France to Mons, Belgium. Initially eager to go to Europe, he was deeply disturbed by what he saw there. He wrote, "We’d be healthier to forget [the war], and that we never can. We are forever tainted with its abortiveness and its cruel drama."

Red Maple A Y Jackson 1914
Red Maple
1914, A. Y. Jackson,
National Gallery of Canada

As a young man, Andrew Young Jackson worked his way to Europe on a cattle boat. He returned to Canada, and studied at the Art Institute in Chicago before returning to France to study at the Adademie Julian.

After Lawren Harris bought one of his paintings, Jackson accompanied other founders of the Group of Seven on painting excursions to Algonquin Park north of Lake Superior.

Andrew Young Jackson
Andrew Young Jackson 1882-1974
Lawren Thomas Canada Group of Seven
Lawren Thomas 1885-1970

Lawren Harris is best known of the Canadian Group of Seven. His works are more abstract and simplified. Over time, he decided not to sign his work so that it would be judged on its own merit.

His works are known for their rich color and thick painterly impasto.

As A.Y. Jackson claimed: "Without Harris there would have been no Group of Seven. He provided the stimulus; it was he who encouraged us to always take the bolder course, to find new trails."

Afternoon Sun Lake Superior Lawren Harris
Afternoon Sun, Lake Superior,
Lawren Harris 1924

Frank Johnston was given a commission to paint the home front during WWI for the Canadian War Memorials Fund. He sketched Ontario's Royal Canadian Air Force at their training camps, including some scenes of aircraft in various maneuvers, some of which he developed into paintings.

As a member of the Group of Seven, he once said, "It took us out into the open air to look at Canadian landscape as distinct from European landscape. It necessarily meant that each was free to look at the landscape which attracted him."

What Greets the Eye When You Look Back at the Pilot Frank Johnston 1918
What Greets the Eye When You Look Back at the Pilot,
Frank Johnston, 1918
Frank Johnston 1888-1949
Franklin Carmichael
Franklin Carmichael 1890-1945
Autumn Hillside, Franklin Carmichael, 1920
Gallery of Ontario
Youngest of the original Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael remained on the fringe of the group and was most closely associated with the newer members of the group. He was greatly influenced by Tom Thompson, whom he accompanied on weekend sketching trips. Today, he is most famous for his watercolors of the Ontario landscape.
He felt strongly about the internal source of an artist's inspiration. "It is imperative that the artist reveal through the medium in which he is happiest, what he sees, thinks and feels about his surroundings." 
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Poplar Woods, 1920, Lemoine FitzGerald
Winnepeg Art Gallery

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald was the only member of the Group of Seven based in Western Canada. As his career advanced, his style became more abstract.

Like others in the group, he believed the best way to explore our inner selves is to explore the wonders just beyond us. He put it this way, "We can only develop an understanding of the great forces

LeMoine FitzGerald
Lemoin FitzGerald 1890-1956
behind the organization of nature by endlessly searching the outer manifestations. And we can only know ourselves better and still better by this search. There is an indefinable solidity that penetrates the work and a fine humility comes through the enlarged vision of the eternal wonders that surround us."
Edwin Holgate
Edwin Holgate 1892-1977
Edwin Holgate studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and later taught there. He is known for his portraiture and his female nudes done in outdoor settings. As WWI broke out, he was visiting in Ukraine. He had to cross Asia to return to Canada. Once home, he returned to France with the Canadian Army.

When Holgate exhibited his nudes in the 1930 Group of Seven exhibition, The Toronto daily Star's art critic acclaimed: “Holgate sets a new fashion in nudes - away from

Early Autumn 1938, Edwin Holgate

French decadence to the Laurentians for a background; splendidly painted nudes without cosmetics." He presented nudes free and natural in the wilderness setting, just like Canadians like to think of themselves.

White Pine, A. J. Casson

A. J. Casson is known for his farm scenes, landscapes and forest paintings of the Ontario landscape.

His style was unique, distinctly his own. The clearly defined lines and well thought out composition of his works make lasting impressions from the first glance. He captured the pastoral scenes of early Ontario, now overtaken with the fastly expanding urban scene.

A J Casson
A. J. Casson 1898-1992

His work is loved by his countrymen, and Casson has received honors from many Canadian organizations. His work fit well into the goal of the Group of Seven, defining a new Canadian Art, and has given insight into Canada's roots, its vast and beautiful landscape.

Arthur Lismer
Arthur Lismer 1885-1969

Arthur Lismer studied in Antwerp and was influenced by the Barbizon and Post Impressionist painters. During WW I, he spent time in Nova Scotia and was fascinated with camouflaged ships. Here, the Olympic's camouflage had been added at the height of the German U-Boat threat, and was painted to make the ship more difficult to identify and target. This glimpse of the busy Halifax Naval Base is loved by Canadians, a reminder of

Olympic with Returning Soldiers 1919
Arthur Lismer

the sacrifice of their sons during WWI. The Olympic carried over 200,000 British, American, and Canadian troops to and from Europe.

Kitwancool, Emily Carr, 1928
Emily Carr (1871-1945) and her painting career is similar to California's Grace Hudson (1865-1937) in that both pioneering artistic women painted indigenous people. While Grace Hudson focused on the Pomo Indians in Northern California, Emily Carr made sketching trips to the aboriginal villages on the west coast of Vancouver Island, home of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, known among English speaking people as the "Nootka."

She then studied in Paris at the Academie Colarossi and was influenced by the post impressionists and Fauvists.
Emily Carr
Emily Carr 1871-1945 with friends

When speaking of her work among the aboriginal people of British Columbia, Emily said, "I glory in our wonderful west and I hope to leave behind me some of the relics of its first primitive greatness. These things should be to us Canadians what the ancient Briton's relics are to the English. Only a few more years and they will be gone forever into silent nothingness and I would gather my collection together before they are forever past."

Tom Thompson 1877-1917
Tom Thomson 1877-1917

Tom Thomson was a most influential Canadian artist. He influenced the Canada Group of Seven, but he died under mysterious circumstances before the group was formally established.

He was a self taught artist and graphic designer. He made trips to Algonquin Park north of Toronto. Members of the Group of Seven appreciated Thomson's love of rugged natural scenery, and like

West Wind
, Tom Thompson

Thomson, they used broad brushstrokes with liberal applications of paint to capture the stark beauty and vibrancy of the Canadian landscape.

While on a canoe trip in 1917 on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, Thomson disappeared. Less than a month before his 40th birthday, his body was discovered floating in the lake eight days later. The death was ruled a drowning, but stories ranging from suicide to murder persist.

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Gallery News
Our Gallery Hours are from 12:00 P.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
California Coast Joshua Meador LBJ Presidential Library Collection

"California Coast" 1965, Joshua Meador 1911-1965
LBJ Presidential Library Collection, Austin, Texas

We offer our thanks to Casey Newbegin of the LBJ Presidential Library for sending us a photo of Joshua Meador's Coastal California which currently hangs at the LBJ Library.

Josh created this seascape for President Johnson in 1965 when he was honored by President Johnson for being named to be the artist aboard the aircraft carrier chosen to retrieve the first astronauts that landed on the moon. Sadly, Josh died later in 1965, and thus did not live to witness the moon landing or the astronauts' historic return four years later.

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Lillian Lehman, Sherri Otegren and Linda Sorensen
Lillian Lehman, Sherri Ortegren and Linda Sorensen,
all showing at studio 87 in Salmon Creek

Two Weekends, Saturday and Sunday
June 6-7 & June 13-14

Three Artists, One Stop: Open Studio #87
225 Driftwood Ave, Salmon Creek (northern Bodega Bay), CA
also Diana Majumdar at the Old Creamery (turn at Dinucci's)
and Pamela Wallace and Linda Gamble (turn at Eastshore) Bodega Bay

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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Now on Exhibit ... Joshua Meador: "I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
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The Ren Brown Collection
A show Celebrating 25 years in Bodega Bay | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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
"The Traveling Painters" Bart Walker, Paul Kratter, & Sergio Lopez |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Valerie Powell Retrospective
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

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

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
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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

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

J.M.W Turner: "Painting Set Free"

June 20 - Sept 20
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Dec 6, 2015

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Legion of Honor

-High Style:
The Brooklyn Museum
Costume Collection
Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
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

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
but closed for renovations
SF Museum of Modern Art Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
"LIFE, Labor, and Purpose:
The Photography of
Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel"
June 20 - August 30, 2015
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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Animating Comics" through Oct 18

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery
Bright and Beautiful,
Early California Watercolors,
Jul 12 - Sep 13

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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

Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

May 30 - Aug 30

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
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 ...
-Iconic Masterpieces of Early California Painting
-S.C. Yuan from the Museum’s Permanent Collection
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
Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage
Jun 28 - Oct 11

& their marvelous permanent collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan)
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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
"Sunlight and Shadow
The Tradition of
Plein Air Painting"
Jun 2 - Sep 24
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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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

-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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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
through July 13

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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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