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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
newsletter, June 2021
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Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen, Tomales Point, Across outer Bodega Bay
Tomales Point, across Bodega Bay
oil on linen, 24 x 30

Linda Sorensen, Old Lifeboat Station, Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore
Linda Sorensen's Studio
Art @ the Source
Atelier One, Graton, CA
Sam Hyde Harris, Eucalyptus and Marsh
Southern California Impressionists:
Bodega Bay Heritage
Gallery collection

Now at Bodega Bay Heritage
Gallery Showroom in Graton
Joshua Meador Mendocino Coast 24 x 36
Joshua Meador, 1911-1965
Mendocino Coast
oil on linen, 24 x 36

Clouds' Illusions - Selections from Linda Sorensen's Open Studios,
Art @ the Source, June 5-6, 12-13, 2021 ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Atelier One, Studio #5, 2860 Bowen Street, Graton, CA 95444


JUNE 5-6 and 12-13 are the 2021 Open Studios weekends of about 90 artists participating in Sonoma County's open studios program, Art At The Source. Open hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm. each of the four days. You can also contact the artists about by-appointment possibilities.

Catalogs are available online at and in paper form at

open studios and distribution points such as Visitor Centers, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and local hotels, etc.

Lillian Lehman's sculptures will be on view in Salmon Creek, and Bodega Bay oil painter Linda Sorensen will show at her studio in Graton. Her AATS video is shown here.

Southern California Impressionists
from the
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery collection

French Impressionism began it all, the importance of light in the moment.

When American Impressionists carried this movement to America, and when they came to Southern California, extraordinary things happened.

California Impressionists were inspired by its coast, its mountains and deserts.

The colorful California hills, eucalyptus trees, poppy-covered hillsides, and increadible light soon made California impressionism a worthy branch of the Impressionism Movement. The thumbnails in this article are linked to the artist page for each artist. From those artist pages, you can click to each of the individual paintings we offer.
Ruth Manerva Bennett, Oak Grove
Ruth Manerva Bennett 1899-1960
Oak Grove
Richard Dey De Ribcowsky Rialto Bridge Venice, Italy 1917
Richard Dey de Ribcowsky, 1880-1936
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy, 1917
French Impressionism challenged the conventions of traditional art, creating art which reflected the vibrancy and modernity of the world in which they lived. They focused on how light affected color, using color rather than dark lines to define shape. Quick short strokes brought life into paintings, showing subjects and figures as they appeared in a brief moment of time.
American artists, many of whom studied with the French Impressionists, made their way to Southern California. California gave impressionist artists new material. Southern California's coasts, its mountains, its deserts and its people all were new subjects for Impressionist painters. Also, as California's population was growing exponentially, there was a ready market for paintings of California scenes.
Clyde Forsythe River Reflection
Clyde Forsythe, 1885-1962
River Reflection
Sam Hyde Harris Eucalyptus and Marsh
Sam Hyde Harris, 1889-1977
Eucalyptus and Marsh
Arthur Merton Hazard Lupines on a California Hilside 1923
Arthur Merton Hazard, 1872-1930
Lupines on a California Hillside,
Anna Althea Hills White Roses
Anna Hills, 1882-1930
White Roses 1904
In those early days, Los Angeles County along with Orange and Riverside Counties where uncrowded and not yet "ruined by improvements." Smog and crowded freeways had not yet arrived. The graceful hillsides of the San Gabriel Mountains stood out like jewels from the valleys below. Eucalyptus trees, not yet thought of as Australian weeds, were prized by painters for their tall, languid and graceful lines shimmering in heavenly light. People loved paintings of poppies, and many of the early California impressionists were ready and willing to provide them.
Among the early elite of the Southern California Impressionists were Franz Bischoff, Alson Skinner Clark, Jean Mannheim, John Marshall Gamble, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Hanson Puthuff, William Wendt, and George Symons. But they were by no means the only ones. Others artists followed, many who worked in Southern California's burgeoning film industry. Art associations and art schools began in the West.
Louis Krupp Borrego Springs
Louis Krupp, 1888-1978
Borrego Springs
Paul Lauritz Passing Storm Carmel
Paul Lauritz, 1889-1975
Passing Storm
Leon Lundmark Moonllight nocturne
Leon Lundmark, 1875-1942
Gustave Adolph Magnussen Pekingese Dog, 1924 canvas laid down on board, 11 x 14
Gustave Magnussen, 1864-1944
Pekingese Dog, 1924

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to present our Southern California Impressionists. These artists painted the yet unblemished California they saw before them, long before bursting populations, mega-cities, freeways, traffic jams, skyscrapers, and bridges. Their paintings were of a relatively unblemished land abundant with hope, beauty and promise.

Should you wish to view and perhaps acquire one or more of these paintings, please email or call us at or call or text us at 707-875-2911.

You may make an appointment and view artwork at our Gallery Showroom in Graton. We are open to other arrangements. Shipping is included, within the U.S. Sales tax of 8.5% applies for sales within California.
Jean Mannheim Sunset Glow
Jean Mannheim, 1863-1945
Sunset Glow 
Peter Nielsen Still Life
Peter Nielsen, 1873-1965
Still life
Dedrick Brandes Stuber The Charm of Old Ships
Dedrick Stuber, 1878-1954
The Charm of Old Ships

George Gardner Symons Seacoast
George Symons, 1861-1930
Sea Coast
Florence Young Inlet
Florence Young, 1873-1974
Frances Upson Young The Edge of the Desert Mt. San Jacinto, near Palm Springs, CA
Frances Upson Young, 1870-1950
The Edge of the Desert

The light is visible at the end of the tunnel, but Covid restrictions are not over just yet.
Prior to visitng galleries or museums, check their websites for the latest information.

in Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom
by appointment only in Graton or Bodega Bay
(with masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer) | Call or Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Mendocino Coast
"Mendocino Coast"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | | Back to the Top
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail

Linda Sorensen Peak, south of Hopland, CA

Linda Sorensen Paintings
You may meet Linda and view her paintings at her studio in Graton by appointment,
or arrange to see specific paintings at other locations. Linda paints colorful and imaginative
landscapes emphasizing design and influenced by abstraction and Post-Impressionism. | 707-875-2911

Linda Sorensen at her easel, photo by John Hershey
\Jean Warren Sand Harbor
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 / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts IN SEBASTOPOL - Sebastopol Center for the Arts
... see website for on-line activities
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours when able to reopen: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm
Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
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.
Corricks offers a number of originals by famed Santa Rosa artist, 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
OPEN Weekends, see website for up to date information
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
Sally Baker, 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 Saturday and Sunday check website

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 | check for hours
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
-- see website for details
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
... see website
de Young Museum
the de Young Open, and Frida Kahlo
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
closed, see website
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

... see website
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
open, see website for details
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
... see website
Oakland Museum of California

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

San Francisco

... see website
Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings
through March 10, 2019

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
see website
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
... see website
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

... see website
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

... see website
551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

... see website
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

... see website
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

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

Salvador Dali Museum

prepurchased tickets required, ... see website

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
Open Thurs - Sun, 10-5, masks, ... see websites
Capitol Museum

... see website
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

... see website
-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) (for all museums below, see website for hours and protocols.
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
El Camino del Oro, Sept 14 - Jan 11
Paintings of the California Missions era
by many of California's noted artists

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
LA Area Scene Paintings from the Hilbert Collection,
A Fine Romance: Images of Love
in Classic American Illistration

through - April 18, 2020
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

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
Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barne's Exhibition September 2019)

California African American 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 Exterior


Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is mostly online. We maintain a gallery showroom (by appointment only) at the Atelier One artist studios building in Graton, California, sharing space with Linda Sorensen's artist studio.

Our newsletter includes reports/articles about artists, museum exhibits, and other arts subjects, often with videos and links.

For the duration of the pandemic, we will observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect data via our website. All client contact/information is via phone, text, email or in person by appointment.

Daniel Rohlfing
Daniel Rohlfing
For an appointment, email or call ... / 707-875-2911

To view and purchas paintings from us, you may ...

Visit our gallery showroom in GRATON, CA ...

Have us pring selected works to your home ...
Call or email for a an appointment. (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

Or, purchase from our website.
We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases. 707-875-2911.

Our Gallery Showroom and Linda Sorensen's Studio in Graton

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery specializes in Historic California Paintings 1850-1950 and the contemporary art of Linda Sorensen.  Our gallery showroom and Linda's artist studio are open by appointment.  With appropriate masks and social distancing, you have the opportunity to view paintings in person, without crowds or pressure.  Email, text or call us.  After learning what you're interested in, we will have the paintings you wish to view ready for your visit.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and Linda Sorensen's studio
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery .com / Linda Sorensen Paintings . com /  707-875-2911
Atelier One, Studio 5, 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA 95444 (not a mailing address)

If you wish to sell a painting to us ...

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 (especially, do not leave a voicemail message requiring us to phone you), ... 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.