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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
June 2019
an online fine art gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting

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Now available from
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Jon Blanchette Mendocino House and Water Tower
Mendocino House
, Jon Blanchette
Oil on canvas on board, 20 x 24

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper
at New York's
Whitney and MOMA

Linda Sorensen at easel
Linda Sorensen
Art @ the Source, 2019
at Graton's Atelier One Studio
Now available, Linda Sorensen Studio
Linda Sorensen Lifeboat Keeper's Cottage
Stairway to Heaven, 24 x 16

Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1934, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1934, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Early Sunday Morning  ... Edward Hopper presents us with a normally busy New York street, but set in its most quiet moment.
The scene is reduced, free of patrons, delivery vans and taxis. Its intersecting vertical and horizontal lines are loosely painted with window signs blurred.
Like looking at a stage set before the actors appear, this Seventh Avenue scene emphasizes simplified forms and painterly planes.
This usually busy setting is, for the moment, quiet and contemplative.

Edward Hopper at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art
and the Museum of Modern Art
... by Daniel Rohlfling

Recently, Linda Sorensen and I visited New York to visit museums and see two Broadway shows. At the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, we saw works by Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth.

Edward Hopper, New York Interior, 1921, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, New York Interior, 1921, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
For Hopper, windows not only allowed people to look out, but also a way to look in.
in New York Interior, a young woman is pictured partially dressed
attending to a few stitches on a garment. She's a study in isolation.

Edward Hopper, 1882-1967

Edward Hopper visited Paris three times between 1906 and 1910. Decades later, he said that while he was in Paris, he never heard the name of Pablo Picasso. He then went on to say he heard much of the impressionists, and was most influenced Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh.

After Paris, Hopper's palette lightened up. Before his visits, his study of the old masters such as Goya, El Greco and Diego Velazques lead Hopper to embrace dark interiors.

The influence of the Impressionists caused Hopper to embrace light colors and to paint with quick strokes. Even late in his career, decades after his visits to Paris, Hopper said, "I think I'm still an Impressionist."

But for most observers, Hopper's art seems to have little in common with Monet, Cezanne or Van Gogh. Hopper summed up what he felt was important. He said, "for an American painter, in general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.”

Edward Hopper, Railroad Crossing, 1922-23, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Railroad Crossing, 1922-23, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Railroad Crossing is at the intersection between urban and rural America. Rural travelers must pause before crossing the busy tracks, transecting this otherwise calm and quiet scene. The solitary country house is framed by tall telephone poles, humming with electric power or busy telephone lines. The high contrast between light and dark echoes the contrast between the urban and rural.

Edward Hopper, Railroad Sunset, 1929, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Railroad Sunset, 1929, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

One of Hopper's most influential teachers was New York's Ashcan School painter, Robert Henri. Henri encouraged students to "make a stir in the world" ... "It isn't the subject that counts but what you feel about it." Another Henri quote put the same thought this way, "Forget about art and paint pictures of what interests you in life."

Hopper valued solitude in his personal life, and he made it the subject of his paintings. In both the urban settings of New York City and the rural scenes in Maine where he spent his summers, he explored how individuals are wrapped in cocoons of solitude.

In Railroad Sunset, the subject is a solitary control room atop the railroad tower. It is set against a wide, deep and empty landscape, rainbowed with grays, purples, yellows and oranges. The fading sunset is reflected on the parallel rails of track.

Hopper manages to paint a similar painting, this time at sunrise in crowded Manhattan. In Apartment Houses, East River, Hopper shows a wide sky with a line of identical apartment blocks awaiting the rising sun, each window providing an isolated apartment dweller's view of the approaching day.

Edward Hopper, Apartment Houses, East River, 1930, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Apartment Houses, East River, 1930, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Sunset, 1934, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Sunset, 1934, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Again, in Cape Cod Sunset, Hopper creates contrast between interior and exterior space.

Most artists painting a portrait of a house would place it front and center. Landscaping would be presented to frame and complement the house. But Hopper shows the house as an intruder into the wide and deep landscape. Its windows with shades and draperies allow us from the outside a glimpse of the dark interior.

Whether it was an urban or rural setting, Hopper drew a distinction between solitary individuals and the outside world.

In New York Movie, Hopper captures a uniformed usherette stealing a quiet solitary moment while a film is playing. She is standing, illuminated by a dim shaded courtesy lamp located near the stairway up to the projectionist's room. Around the corner in the darkened theater, movie patrons view a film. But the usherette isn't watching the film. She's lost in her private world, her concerns, and is not part of what is going on around her.

Hopper's wife Jo served as Hopper's model for his paintings. Critics mused that the usherette is similar to the bored waitress in Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergeres.

Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1939, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1939, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Both Manet's barmaid and Hopper's usherette are bored and apart from where they are. The grandeur and glamour of their workplaces has no effect on them. Although they are serving others engaged in entertainment and escape, they are both lost deep within their own sense of emptiness and solitude.

Morley Safer reports for CBS's Sunday Morning, Safer gives a preview of a 2007 Edward exhibition
at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts dedicated to Hopper's work from 1925 to 1950. (This report aired originally on June 10, 2007.)
Edward Hopper, Seven A.M., 1948, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, Seven A.M., 1948, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

For Hopper, windows worked two ways. Not only did they provide an opportunity to peek out, but they provide a passer by the opportunity to peek in. For Hopper, widows are the bridge between the inner thought and public discourse, the boundary between the private and the public self.

In Seven AM, he pictures a neat early morning storefront before the shop owner and patrons begin their day. Its neat lines and white walls are contrasted with the blue of an early morning sky and the dark indistinct green trees to the left, heavily drenched in early morning shadow.

This store entrance is a very public place, but Hopper shows it alone, apart from commerce. He shows us public places have private moments too.

At first glance, some might categorize A Woman in the Sun as a nude. Really, it's not. Its not about her nudity at all. It is about her, privately, as she is.

She has not yet dressed or applied makeup for her public face. She is alone, unmasked, peering out into the light of the coming day. Her unlit cigarette shows the depth of her thought, unhurried and introspective. Her stance is vertical, contrasting with her horizontal shadow. She appears to be contemplating the challenges which await her with the coming day.

Edward Hopper, A Woman in the Sun, 1961, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper, A Woman in the Sun, 1961, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Andrew Wyeth, Winter Fields, 1942, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Andrew Wyeth, Winter Fields, 1942, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World, 1948, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World, 1948, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Whitney Museum had only one painting by Andrew Wyeth, Winter Fields done in 1942.

It is similar to Hopper's compositional elements, a wide horizon and sky with a solitary subject in the foreground. But Wyeth's subject is a dead frozen crow. It's about death.

This painting was done during the early days of WWII. It is believed Wyeth is commenting on the deadly costs of war. The location of this painting is the Brandywine Valley near Wyeth's home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It was the site of a Revolutionary War battle. Wyeth is also making reference to the United States war with Germany and Japan.

The Museum of Modern Art's only Wyeth painting is Christina's World. Again, compositionally, this painting is similar to works by Edward Hopper. The crippled Christina is placed in the foreground, solitary and unadorned seated on the ground looking out at a distant farm house and barn. At first glance, the two buildings seem alone and stark. Close inspection of the painting shows a ladder up to the roof of the house, and a flurry of crows flying from the hayloft of the barn. But from the standpoint of Christina, she is isolated, her weak and disabled body keeping her from the rest of life. She is trapped in her solitude, unable to rise and walk to either the barn or house on her own, unable to climb a ladder to the roof or to fly like a crows.

Both Linda and I were struck by a glaring comparison.

At MOMA, Wyeth's Christina's World and Hopper's New York Movie were hanging in a place where they could be easily over looked ... in a busy corridor ... next to an escalator ... just steps from the rest rooms.

At the Whitney, Wyeth's Winter Fields and all the Hopper paintings pictured in this article are displayed in spacious well lighted galleries. Hopper's Early Sunday Morning had a wall of its own. While we were there, a class of younger school children were gathered on the floor with their teacher guiding them as they expressed their impressions of the painting.

MOMA seems willing to display Wyeth and Hopper as excess inventory, seeming left-overs after hanging their more prestigious paintings. On the other hand, the Whitney honored Wyeth and Hopper, elevating their importance and emphasizing education.

Why does MOMA persist in this placement of Wyeth and Hopper in the corridor? We are not the only people to notice. Andrew Wyeth's artist son Jamie uses humor to express his alarm. He tells the story of an usher at MOMA who tells of the most common questions he is asked. The usher said, "There are two questions, and both have the same answer. One is, 'Where is the men's room?' and the other is 'Where is Christina's World?'"

Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth and  New York Movie by Edward Hopper on display at the Museum of Modern Art, in a corridor next to an escalator
Two of American's greatest paintings depicting solitude,
Christina's World
by Andrew Wyeth and
New York Movie by Edward Hopper on display
at the Museum of Modern Art ... in a busy corridor ... next to an escalator ...
on the hurried path to the nearby rest rooms.

Early Sunday Morning by Edward Hopper on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in a gallery in front of visiting students
In contrast,
alone on a white gallery wall, Hopper's Early Sunday Morning
at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in front of visiting students as their teacher elicits student's first impressions of this painting.

The Whitney Museum of American Art | Modern Museum of Art | Back to the Top

Linda Sorensen High Surf
High Surf,
30 x 30
Bodega Bay Coast
Linda Sorensen Art at the Source 2019
Linda Sorensen Natures Abstract
Nature's Abstract ,
30 x 30, Grand Canyon
Linda Sorensen Trail to the Lighthouse
Trail to the Lighthouse,
12 x 16
Point Reyes National Seashore
Linda Sorensen After the Harvest
After the Harvest ,
24 x 30
Linda Sorensen Paintings. com | Back to the Top

Museum Trips in your future ...
See our Sep '17 issue ...
Ralph Hulett Out of the Tunnel Thumb
Orange California's
Hilbert Museum
of California Art
Now in Orange, CA
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through - Oct 19, 2019 

Hilbert Museum
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Ernie Barnes

Now in Los Angeles, CA
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective

California African American Museum
near the USC Campus and the LA Coliseum
through September 8, 2019

James Tissot Coming ... Oct 12 at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
Oct 12 - Feb 9
James Tissot
Coming ... Oct 21 to Denver, CO
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago;
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Denver Art Museum
opens Oct 21, 2019-Feb 2, 2020

Gallery Notes ...
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega
Linda Sorensen Contours Inkgrade

Linda Sorensen's
Contours, Ink Grade
24 x 30

Beyond Linda's studio, her paintings are currently showing at:

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

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

6th Street Playhouse, The Red Shoes Gallery
6th Street Playhouse, The Studio Gallery,
52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa.

At Corrick's
in Santa Rosa
"Art Trails Gallery"

Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita
24 x 30
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen's Studio is now open in Graton.

In Graton, visits are by appointment only,
except for events such as Atelier One HANDS ON ART
and ART TRAILS and Art @ The Source

We must make arrangements with you for entry.
707-875-2911 or email Linda at

(Note that the gate/doors are generally locked on weekends, and we must let you in)

Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay | Call or Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
2019, The Year of the Boar: 2019 Karhu Calendar, Nishimura Ryo, Ikuta Koji
707-875-2922 | | Back to the Top
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors, featuring the etchings of Guillaume Azoulay
707-875-8925 | | Back to the Top

Pacific Bay Gallery Azoulay
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Lorenzo de Santis
Landmark Gallery's
Lorenzo de Santis
IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
including paintings by Linda Sorensen
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30 | | Back to the Top
Linda Sopensen and Lorenzo de Santis
Linda Sorensen
Lorenzo de Santis
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails

282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

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

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
And currently has a number of originals by Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

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

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |

We are located at 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa.
Contact us with any questions at (707) 781-7070 or
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
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Rik Olson

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
Sally Baker, Marylu Downing, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery

 (707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
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
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings
through March 10, 2019

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art

Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
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
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters
Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
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.
San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings
from the Wendy Willrich Collection

Opening April 22, 2018
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine (now part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
Poems without Words
through Aug 10

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through - Oct 19, 2019

Bay Area Scene Painting
through Apr 27

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

American Art Collection
Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri,
Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran,
William Keith, Mary Cassatt,
Thomas Hart Benton and many more.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
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
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
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
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
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 New York , NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum at Night


By appointment only or online ... email or call ... / 707-875-2911

... IN GRATON, CA ...
Linda Sorensen's studio and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's showroom is now located in Atelier One, Graton. You may view all paintings in Linda Sorensen's or Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's online offerings. Call or email for an appointment.

... IN YOUR HOME ... Call or email for a an appointment. If appropriate, we'll bring the art to you (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

... ON LINE ... Call or email about pieces which interest you. We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases.

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by a few other Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING, ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US ( along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.