Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
March 2009 News, Articles, and Opinions from the world of California’s Heritage Art & Beyond,
& Gallery and Museum exhibits, near & far
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign
Celebrating Early California,
Western, and American Art

1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
just below and around back of the Terrapin Creek Cafe

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)

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Linda and Dan Photo
Linda Sorensen & Daniel Rohlfing

Current Exhibit: "Celebrate! The California Impressionists" Through April 20th (see preview)
An exhibit featuring our most stunning paintings, created by well-known artists of California's past,
whose work is widely represented in fine museums and prestigious private collections.
Plan a trip to Bodega Bay (Map & Location)

Gallery Note -- We will be Closed Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 27, 28, & 29, returning Friday April 3.

Hilton presenting Painting for Whitehouse
John W. Hilton presenting
"Twentynine Palms Oasis" for Ike's Oval Office, 1957
James Swinnerton
Jimmy Swinnerton's
Little Jimmy & Canyon Kiddies in Animated Cartoons

Kathi Hilton Photo Thumbnail
Kathi Hilton
is Painting Again
Rex Brandt Jetty Thumbnail
California Style Watercolors
of the WPA Era Live On
at the Smithsonian &
the Irvine Museum
Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio
Update - Contemporary
Museum of Art at the Presidio
SF Chron 3/1/09 (this is a link to the newspaper itself)

Update - Sonoma Artist
Jack Stuppin, new exhibit
Press Democrat 3/1/09 (link)
  • Please forward our newsletter link to your art-loving friends.
  • Need a reason to buy art in the near future? Sales tax goes up 1% April 1,
    No foolin'.
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Notes

Our Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits
Near and Far
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John W Hilton presenting a painting for Ikes Oval Office
John W. Hilton presents Twentynine Palms Oasis.
If you know the identity of the gentleman receiving the painting,
please contact us and we will publish his name.

John W. Hilton presenting
"Twentynine Palms Oasis"
for Ike's Oval Office
"Twentynine Palms Oasis" by John W. Hilton was John's gift to his friend and fellow painter Dwight Eisenhower on the occasion of his second inaugural in January, 1957. Ike placed the painting his Oval Office. After leaving office, Mamie Eisenhower presented the painting to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert, California.

Katherine Ainsworth's biography of John W. Hilton, The Man Who Captured Sunshine, chapter 37, records the meeting of Hilton and Eisenhower before Ike became president.

She writes, "On weekends the Hiltons packed up whatever paintings John managed to turn out during the week and drove over to join other members of the Palm Springs Artist Guild in the outdoor art show on the grass in front of the Desert Inn. While their lives centered about their Twentynine Palms home, they realized that Palm Springs offered the most lucrative sales prospects.

One Sunday, John had just finished giving a painting demonstration when a quiet, smiling

man drew closer to the picture and reached out to touch the surface and left his fingerprint in the wet paint. The man was overcome with embarrassment and apologized profusely.

John just laughed and said, "Think nothing of it, General Eisenhower, that fingerprint makes my picture a collector's item." They met again at a dinner party at the Cochran-Odlum Ranch a few weeks later. Eisenhower, an amateur painting enthusiast, quizzed John on the technique he used to obtain a certain effect in his paintings.

'The General looked a little surprised when I invited him to come out to our place for a painting session,' said Hilton and then added, 'but I guess he wasn't offended because he came several times. I don't think anybody but his driver ever knew where he was.' "

Painting was quite important to the private side of Dwight Eisenhower. In our January issue, we had an article about Eisenhower's painting hobby. He kept a small and very private studio in the second floor White House residence, and would steal moments from his schedule to seclude himself in the tranquil moments of putting paint to canvas.

John's presentation of Twentynine Palms Oasis was fifty-six years ago. Four years later, Eisenhower left the White House, and his belongings were shipped out, including John's painting. After Eisenhower's Death in 1969, Mamie Eisenhower presented Twentynine Palms Oasis to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert, California.

And now for some bad news. Twentynine Palms Oasis is currently missing and may be lost.

Based on the information in Katherine Ainsworth's biography, we contacted the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, hoping to stop by on some future trip to the Southland and photograph the painting. We envisioned it hanging somewhere near the entrance with an appropriate plaque. We were surprised that the hospital did not know of the painting.

But in the process of making our inquiries, we were fortunate to have contacted Jeannette DeBonne of the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She has been most appreciative of learning of Hilton's painting, and has been searching for it ever since. It seems that over the intervening years, the painting quietly disappeared. We hope it may have been placed in one of the hospital's many storage facilities, but it is quite possible it has found its way out the door. Ms. DeBonne is working to unearth leads to follow, but so far hasn't come up with the prize. We wish her encouragement as her search continues. If you have any information concerning this painting, please contact us.

John Hilton's page on our site | Back to the Top

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Jimmy Swinnerton Photo Portrait with Hat

Most think of James Guilford Swinnerton as the dean of California’s Desert Painters. But he had an exciting career as a cartoonist before he produced his first desert canvas.
Jimmy Swinnerton's Little Jimmy &
Canyon Kiddies in Animated Cartoons

Jimmy Swinnerton's "Little Jimmy" guest stars with Betty Boop in 1936
We have discovered two animated cartoons on, honoring cartoon strip characters made famous by Jimmy Swinnerton decades before.

The first cartoon is by Max Fleischer, with Swinnerton’s early newspaper cartoon character Little Jimmy as a guest star featured with Fleischer’s animated star, Betty Boop.

The second cartoon is a 1940’s era Warner Brothers color animated cartoon entitled "Mighty Hunters," featuring Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies. He drew the Canyon Kiddies strip for Good Housekeeping Magazine. For this animated project, Swinnerton provided 50 of his desert paintings to be used as backdrops. They give the animation a unique feel, merging the the two worlds of Swinnerton’s artistic life, cartooning and painting.

Swinnerton attended the San Francisco Art Association Art School where his teachers included William Keith and Emil Carlsen, and he had a talented classmate and friend there named Maynard Dixon.

Warner Brothers honors Swinnerton's comic strip, "Canyon Kiddies, " c 1940's in "Mighty Hunters."
In 1892, William Randolph Hearst noticed the talented 17 year old Swinnerton, and hired him to illustrate the news for the San Francisco Examiner. Young Jimmy drew editorial cartoons, sports cartoons, and he even did a cute little bear cub to accompany the weather report. But his career jumped from there. The weather bear cub became a comic called The Little Bears, and Little Bears and Tykes.

In 1896, Swinnerton transferred to the New York Journal. There, Jimmy’s Little Bears became Little Tigers. In 1904, Swinnerton created Little Jimmy, a smaller version of Jimmy’s persona who could be distracted from the simplest task, and yet survive improbable and disastrous consequences of impulsive curiosity. It proved to be quite popular among the comic loving public.

Then came the turning point in young Swinnerton's life. Jimmy was diagnosed with tuberculosis, a virtual death sentence. Doctors gave him weeks to live. At the urging of William Randolph Hearst, Jimmy responded to the dreaded disease by removing himself to the dry California and Arizona deserts.

After thriving in the urban whirl of New York, Jimmy fell in love with the desert.

Years later, he joked of his illness, saying “I forgot to die.” But just like Little Jimmy who survived calamity after calamity, the grown up Jimmy lived on. He responded to the desert’s beauty by returning to his fine art roots, creating canvases of the beauty he saw before him. Many of his desert compositions feature new green life, thriving within an expansive landscapes of vast desert lands and unending sky.

Soon, some of his canvases made their way back east, to dismal reviews by art critics. They didn't’t appreciate Swinnerton’s greenery in his paintings. They had a preconception of the Southwest as a wasteland. But Swinnerton persisted, and encouraged other artists to visit and paint the desert, like his old art school classmate, Maynard Dixon. Over time, Swinnerton collected a large group of desert friends and artists who used their artistry to let others know of the desert's appeal, among them artists Clyde Forsythe, John W. Hilton, LA Times editor Ed Ainsworth, and famed humorist, Will Rogers.

As his identity as a painter grew though, he didn’t give up on his previous cartooning career. He developed a new strip, called Canyon Kiddies which was published in Good Housekeeping Magazine.

These Canyon Kiddies were similar to Swinnerton's Little Jimmy in spirit, fun loving inquisitive kids exploring and reveling in the world around them. The Kiddies weren’t afraid of wolves, snakes, or other aspects of their environment. They didn’t fear the world around them; they accepted it as natural. In much of western European culture, children's literature taught that natural things were to be feared, for example, the wolves in or Peter and the Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Three Little Pigs. In contrast, the Canyon Kiddies saw the wolf, mountain lion, and rattlesnake, as their brothers.

Jimmy infused his Canyon Kiddies with the cultural traditions and beliefs of the native American people of the Southwest, his desert dwelling neighbors. Through the Canyon Kiddies, Jimmy guided his American comic reading audience to appreciate and celebrate the culture of the American Indian, and the beautiful desert they lived in and which Jimmy loved.

James Swinnerton's Page on our website | Back to the Top

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Kathi Hilton Photo
Kathi now lives and paints
near Roosevelt, Utah
Kathi Hilton is Painting Again
After a ten year long hiatus, we're pleased to announce that artist Kathi Hilton has returned to painting and her new works are gracing the walls of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. If you love the flowering beauty of California's deserts, you will love Kathi's work.

Kathi grew up amid the sights, sounds and scents of her father's home and studio. Kathi's father, John W. Hilton, was an artist, but so much more. His varied adventurous enterprises are made of the stuff of legend, and his constant flow of intriguing guests and friends could create its own volume of Who's Who. It was in this environment that she learned painting, in a home where creating art was central.
click images below for a closer look

With her fine eye attuned to the soft shades of the desert, Kathi achieves a very intriguing luminescence by mixing her oil paints with fossil wax. Her compositions are distinctively her own, but are well rooted in an impressive lineage of great desert painters. She learned from her father, who in turn learned from famed desert artists and friends including James Swinnerton, Clyde Forsythe, and Maynard Dixon.

Of her days growing up, Kathi tells the tale of one occasion when James Cagney was visiting her father. Cagney would escape the rigors of his Hollywood acting career and visit John on painting excursions. One day, as both men were at their easels, little Kathi joined in. She was frustrated that she couldn't paint as well as her father.

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Smoke Tree

At one point, Cagney turned to young Kathi and said, "Kathi, don't worry. You don't have to paint like your father, just paint what's in your heart." Of that day, Kathi now says, "That's the day I became an artist."

On another occasion, aviator Howard Hughes landed his plane on the highway in front of John's gem shop and art studio just south of Indio, California. He brought fresh Maine lobster, a true rarity in the California desert of the 1940's. The occasion was little Kathi's birthday, and Kathi reports that lobster still remains her favorite dish.

At present, Kathi has five canvases at the gallery and there are more to come. Stop by and enjoy them, and maybe take one home.

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California Style Watercolors of the WPA Era Live On
at the Smithsonian & the Irvine Museum
After the depression, the government owned WPA art was warehoused and much of it was eventually lost. But fortunately, some survived, and it is being celebrated by two exhibits, one at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and another at Southern California’s Irvine Museum.

Alden Krider - Activities of the National Youth Administration 1937, Oil on canvas
Unlike the Works Progress Administration (WPA) enacted during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, our recently passed stimulus package does not contain a provision to put artists to work for the national good.

Yet, there are two wonderful museum exhibits recalling the images and artists that arose from their depression era work. The purpose of the WPA artists program - including painters, playwrights, musicians, actors, sculptors, or filmmakers - was to create art which encouraged the communal work ethic -- that idea that Americans were pulling together to get through hard times. In the realm of painting, scenes of workers in agriculture and industry portrayed Americans at work.

“1934: A New Deal for Artists” is presently on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. It explains the story of how federal officials knew it was essential to employ the talents and labors of America’s artists to sustain America’s spirit. Artists were encouraged to depict "The

American Scene." Artists were not only employed to embellish public buildings, but they were also provided a sense of pride in serving their country. Their work embodied that spirit, reminding Americans
Carl Rosenberg Winter Scene
Carl Rosenberg Winter Scene 1934
throughout the country of the quintessential values of hard work, community, and optimism.

The exhibit runs through January 3, 2010, so if you’re going to be in Washington, this is one exhibit you’ll like to consider attending. The exhibit is drawn from the Smithsonian’s collection, and includes fifty-six paintings
Edmund Lewandowski Fishermans Village
Edmund Lewandowski
Fishermen's Village 1937

providing a striking visual record of America surviving a challenging episode in its history with character and strength.

The Irvine Museum is presenting “The Good Life California Watercolors, 1930 to 1950.” The exhibit runs through May 16, 2009. The paintings in this exhibit celebrate California life. The point examined in the title of the exhibit is that even though one was poor or challenged during the great depression, one was always blessed by the California life.

The Irvine exhibit includes works by Standish Backus (1910-1989), Rex Brandt (1914-2000), Phil Dike (1906-1990), Dong Kingman (1911-2000), Nat Levy (1896-1984), Barse Miller (1904-1973), Paul Sample (1896-1974), Milford Zornes (1908-2008) and many others.

Rex Brandt Newport Jetty
Rex Brandt 1914-2000
Newport Jetty
Arthur Riley Clam Forks
Arthur Riley 1911-1998
Clam Forks
Frank Meyers Cash for your Car
Frank Meyers 1899-1956
Cash For Your Car
Phil Dike Elysian Park LA
Phil Dike 1906-1990
Elysian Park, LA 1934
Emil Kosa Cloverleaf Fever
Emil Kosa Jr. 1903-1968
Cloverleaf Fever
Stan Backus San Bernardino Train Yard
Stan Backus 1910-1984
San Bernardino Train Yard, 1930
California Waterclor Association Logo

The spirit of the WPA watercolor artists still lives on. The California Watercolor Association is presenting its national competition at the Presidio’s Officer’s Club in San Francisco, March 18 - May 24. For more details, visit their site.

Events during the Exhibition -- Awards Reception - March 22, 2:00 to 4:00, Presidio Officers' Club Moraga Room, Paintouts - April 4 and May 2 , Jazz in the Gallery - April 30, 6:30 pm, Artists in the Gallery - every Friday 1:00 to 2:30, People's Choice Award - voting from March 18 to April 26 Directions -

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's
WPA California Style Exhibit
presented in March and April, 2008

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The Irvine Museum

California Watercolor Association

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Gallery Notes

  • We will be Closed Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 27, 28, & 29. A little vacation is in order. We'll be back Friday, April 3rd.
  • For our friends in the Palm Springs area, the Historical Society of Palm Desert Presents "Early Desert Artists: Longevity and Landscape," A celebration of three desert artists who are still painting at age 90 and up: Carl Bray, Bill Bender, & Sally Ward.

    The opening reception is Friday, March 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historical Society of Palm Desert. Carl Bray and Bill Bender will be in attendance. The art show and sale will continue from March 7 to March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Historical Society of Palm Desert: 72-861 El Paseo (behind Staples), Phone Number: 760.346.6588. Coordinator Contact: Hal Rover 760.799.2565
  • New Hudson River School painter Ellen Perantoni, who our gallery represents, is one of the 4 artists whose works have been chosen for inclusion in the Hudson Valley Quadricentennial celebrations this month (March 2009): New York City, Oswego, Peekskill, Lake Placid. One of her paintings will be projected as the backdrop of four performances of violinist /fiddler legend Mark O'Connor. Contact us for links and details.
  • Sales tax goes up 1% April 1st.
  • Booklets of several of our exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address.
    - Painters of the Desert; Regionalist Watercolors;
    - 19th Century Paintings of Northern California;
    - Painters of Carmel (plus other Master Painters of the Sea).
    - A booklet of our California Impressionists paintings is still in the works.
  • The gallery offers access to a collection of reference material - even Sister Wendy, of course. There are many books including a huge volume about Edward Hopper. There are also various slide shows available, such as Milford Zornes, and DVDs about various art movements and artists (including 4 Men Paint 1 Tree, Disney's short film that includes Joshua Meador 1911-1965). On a rainy day or any other gallery day, please accept our invitation to sit down and browse for a while, or have a DVD shown for you. Please speak up and tell us in advance about what you may wish to view or look through.
  • See the video on our Alexander Dzigurski page entitled The Palette & Symphony.
  • We still have a good selection of small, affordable works by Alexander Dzigurski II.
  • In addition to the desert paintings by Kathi Hilton (daughter of John W. Hilton) that we have showing, additional paintings are available that we can quickly obtain from the artist according to the preferences of interested persons. Please contact us for details.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is a member of the Sonoma County Gallery Group, which publishes a map of fine art galleries and has a website with information on a wide variety of current exhibitions. . We are also members of the Petaluma Arts Council, which has a marvelous new exhibition space in the train depot visitor's center area off Washington Street at Lakeville Road in Petaluma. The Weather Report juried exhibit continues through March 28.
  • Our Archives page has links to our previous gallery exhibits and monthly newsletters.

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
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IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Current Exhibit: Celebrate! (through April 20th) | (Map & Location) |

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass and Gary Smith's Custom Framing
along with works by a variety of local artists,
including works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
Current Gallery Exhibit: Small Works Members Show
now offering the stunning photography of Jerry Dodrill
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, 707-875-2744 | Back to the Top

Florence Brass Matanzas Creek Lavender Thumbnail
Matanzas Creek Lavender
Florence Brass

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
The gallery was established in 1989 and specializes in
contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Current Exhibit: Yoshio Ikezaki: The Poetry of Paper
Sumi Paintings, Paper Sculpture & Collage
February 26 - March 29, 2009 | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
Current Show:

"The Very Frugal Collector"
Paintings $2000 & Under,
Sunday March 8th, 2009, Champagne Reception 1 to 3pm,
Show Hangs Through May 1st | Back to the Top
Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
New Show Opening March 6:
"In Nature"
An installation of Landscapes. Reception Mar. 7 3-6pm.

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Lee Youngman features
the contemporary paintings of Paul Youngman
and other Sonoma and Napa County artists.
Also, she has a superb selection of paintings done by her father,
famed artist Ralph Love. | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
exhibits the works of Jeanette Le Grue, Timothy Horn, Christin Coy, John Poon, Nancy McDonald, Randall Sexton.
For aspiring and recreational artists, workshops are available.
photo to the left ... Jeannette Le Grue
with her
2nd place painting,
"Picture of Lilies, "
at the San Juan Capistrano Awards ceremony. | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
March 6—April 12, 2009 REEMERGENCE: NEW WORK
Al Longo, Artist Reception: Saturday March 7, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
Current Show: "Gesture & Stillness" - March 3 - April 12, 2009
Sally Baker - Vibrant watercolor still life paintings inspired by Asian aesthetic and love of color, Marsha Connell - Paintings reflecting the spirit of place - mood, shape, color, and spatial relationship, Gerry Arrington - Trompe l’oeil ceramics - sensual aspects of form, surface, texture and presence
Opening Reception - Sat. March 7 :: 3 to 5:30 pm Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
regional seascape and landscape painting, fine art photography, blown glass,
etching, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodwork, and jewelry by local artists.
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
Currently Showing: Small Packages
Works by Deborah Cushman, Dana Hooper, Janet Moore, Wendy Schwartz and Jean Warren
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
"an eclectic range of art that includes romantic wine country landscapes, whimsical animal portraits, and contemplative visual abstracts that allude to natural objects and mystery."
Jan, Feb, & March: By appointment only

April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
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 | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
and beyond
Oakland Museum of California

The Art and History Galleries are currently under renovation, and will reopen in 2010.
Exhibit:Future of Sequoias:
Sustaining Parklands in the 21st Century
February 7–August 23, 2009
Oakland Museum Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum

de Young Museum: American Painting Collection, & "Warhol Live" Warhol Live presents an exploration of Warhol’s work through the lens of music.
Feb 14 - May 17
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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Fine Arts Collection ... & Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present
February 19- August 15, 2009
California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent Collection, plus Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique
Feb 7 - May 31
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

"Jews on Vinyl" And You Shall Know Us
by the Trail of Our Vinyl
February 6 - June 9, 2009

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Hearst Art Gallery

Saint Mary's College of California
Bert Monroy: A digital artist paints with light
January 17 - April 5, 2009

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Coming to SF's Presidio
the Contemporary Art Museum
of the Presidio

report of the latest from the
SF Chron, March 1, 2009

Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio Also Coming to SF's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum "Opening is just months away"
Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
A.R.T.S 2009: Art Rewards the Student
MARCH 14 - APRIL 5, 2009

Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Historic paintings, plus Exhibition:
January 23 – March 29, 2009
Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon
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Monterey Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

Monterey Museum of Art

Santa Rosa
Byatt Claeyssens Gallery
Sonoma Academy

Jack Stuppin. "Songs of the Earth"
through Friday, March 27.
1:00 to 4:30 pm on Tues and Thurs
or by appointment

Sonoma Academy Claessens Gallery
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Animals in the Drawing Room:
Portraits by Mari Kloeppel
February 6 – May 31, 2009

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Grace Hudson Museum
The target date to reopen the
Grace Carpenter Hudson
painting exhibition is March 8th.
Please check before making the trip.

Grace Hudson Museum
San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Songs of the Earth:
Landscapes by Jack Stuppin

Jan 8 - April 5

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits
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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Visible Places: Works on Paper by Women
through March 22, 2009

San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail Irvine
The Irvine Museum

The Good Life
California Watercolors, 1930-1950
through May 16

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Norton Simon Museum

Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems
February 13–June 8, 2009
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena
Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection; American
Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting
02.11.09 - 05.09.09

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail

Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

The Indian Paintings of George de Forest Brush, Feb 26 - May 24, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum

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Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art

Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs
October 3, 2008–May 17, 2009
Exhibit Coming to SF's
de Young Museum, Summer, '09

Dallas Museum of Art Entrance Long Beach
Long Beach Museum of Art

California Seen: Landscapes of a
Changing California, 1930-1970

through April 5, 2009

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Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Impressionists Return
New Galleries Open December 19, plus
Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth
February 14–April 26, 2009

Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

George Catlin's Indian Gallery
through April 26, 2009, plus
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Works on Paper, through May 25, 2009
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Pride of Place:
Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age

February 1–May 3, 2009
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Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

Vermeer's The Astronomer
"Evolution and Exploration
through September 6, 2009
Atlantas High Musuem of Art Thumbnail Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia
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