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March 2011 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
A Celebration of Early California, Western, and American Art ...
Open Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 - 5:00 (other times, please call for an appointment)
1785 Coast Highway 1, PO Box 325, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 (Map)
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Visit us in our new home,
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Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, Southland & Beyond
Visit our archives page featuring a
"clickable" photo index
Palace of Versailles, Paris
Google Art Project,
Visit some of the world's great
museums on-line

Curious Geroge and the Man with the Yellow Hat
SF's Contemporary Jewish Museum presents Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey

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SF's California Historical Society presents Think California,
on exhibit through July

Phillip Meador at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery 2009
In Memoriam:
a dear friend of our gallery,
Philip Meador 1939-2011

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
State Hermitage Museum,
St. Petersburg
Google Art Project -Visit some of the world's great museums on-line

Google has created a website which utilizes its high tech wizardry to capture photographs and virtual tours of some of the world's most notable art, a glimpse inside some of the most famous museums. It is called "the Google Art Project" (http://www.googleartproject.com), and is worth your time to investigate.

Google has sent teams of photographers and technicians to photograph these treasures, and have made these museums accessible to millions who would otherwise never have the opportunity to view them in person. This online experience provides floor plans of the museum, and with your cursor, you can move through a museum's corridors and galleries as if

in a dream. Some of the images were gathered by a high tech cart wheeled through the museums by technicians, at times attached to a specialized bicycle, gathering up culture like a Zamboni clearing skate tracks from the ice at a hockey game. The video below shows this process in action.

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Freer Gallery of Art.  Washington, DC
Freer Gallery of Art.
Washington, DC
Germaldegalerie, Berlin
Germaldegalerie, Berlin
MOMA, New York
MOMA, New York
Museo Reina Sophia, Madrid
Museo Reina Sophia, Madrid
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid
 Uffizi Court, Florence
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Tate Britain, London
Tate Britain, London
Museum Kompa, Prague
Museum Kompa, Prague
National Gallery, London
National Gallery, London
Palace of Versailles, Paris
Palace of Versailles, Paris
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Paintings and photographs are not the same thing. Seeing paintings in person is a far better experience. Eyes are marvelous things. When you stand in front of a painting, you see the artist's work with two eyes, not just the one lens of a camera. Your eyes can move, adjust, move in close or from the other side of the room. Eyes discern the three dimensionality of impasto and can adjust. They see the color unaffected by any photographic processes. And, when you stand in front of a painting, you are standing in the very same relative space to that canvas as did the artist long ago. You commune, in a sense, with the artist's vision, daring, intention, and inspiration with the very same canvas in front of you, uninterrupted by cameras and photo processing.

To bear this out, here is an example. This past summer while visiting the Post Impressionists of the Musee d' Orsay exhibition, patrons would backtrack through the exhibit to view once again Van Gogh's Starry Night. They would comment that the experience of seeing the painting in person was unlike any photos of the painting they had ever seen. The paint colors and texture were rich and deep, compared to which a photograph seems washed out, flat, and with myriad stray reflections that do not register in person.

Cameras are different from our eyes. Where we have two eyes open all the time, there is but one camera lens, and it is open for an instant. It captures an image from one point, and sees the entire scope of its vision equally. Once a photo has been printed or put onto a computer screen, it can be studied by our eyes, but our eyes are not seeing the painting, rather we are peeking through the camera's lens from one point in an instant, and only after that captured image has been manipulated by photographic and computerized processes. Photographs can be amazing. They can show us scenes far away and from long ago, but when it comes to paintings, they are incapable of providing the same experience as viewing a painting in person.

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Above the Rhone
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

A helpful video tutoral on how to view the Google Art Project

Cameras are marvelous, they take our eyes where they otherwise could not go. Professional and artistic photographers can use cameras to compose images and guide their viewers' eyes through their camera lenses and photographic processes to view dazzling images which we otherwise would not see. Cameras also allow us to see things far away through both time and space, things far beyond the scope of our eyes. As a child flipping through piles of old National Geographic Magazines, we learned of worlds and people far away, our imaginations filled with wonder. The photos within those magazines were shot by some of the world's best photographers, artists who could tell a story with a camera, who could compose and create images which touched the hearts, minds and souls of people far away. They allow viewers to study images from our past, instants of time which made a difference, such as Joe Rosenthal's famed photo of Six Marines Raising the Flag on Iwa Jima or Alfred Eisenstaedt's V-J Day in Times Square at the end of World War II. Photography is a marvelous art form.

But paintings are marvelous as well. They are made up of artistic elements of composition, texture, nuances of light and shadow, and dazzling effects of color, all created with the vision, inspiration, talent and skill of artists courageous enough to do battle with an empty canvas. Paintings make physical statements and can be beautiful, evocative, set a mood, inform, inspire, or express the wide range of human emotion, both conscious and subconscious.

If time and money were not a problem, we would certainly advise seeing the paintings in these museums in person. But not even the most wealthy and leisurely among could manage to see it all. So, Google's service provides us an opportunity to get a taste, a peek, and a glimpse of what lies beyond the scope of our eyes. Now with Google we can visit these museums and through their lenses, see this marvelous art.
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Margret and H A Rey
Margret and Hans Augusto Rey
United States, late 1940s. H. A. & Margret Rey Papers, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi
Leave your worries on your doorstep, grab your coat and your yellow hat, and head for the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. They are hosting Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey.

Only the most literary among us would recognize the names of Margret and Hans Augusto Rey, but all of us can easily recall the characters of Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. Beginning in the 1940's onward, children have enjoyed the curious spirit of George. Perhaps the underlying reason for the success of these characters and their adventures is that they gave children permission to pursue their natural curiosities and interests without fear, always trusting in the ever present and protective presence of the man in the yellow hat.
Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat
Margret and H A Rey at Autograph Event
The Reys at a book signing
The series was first published in New York in 1941 with the first title being just Curious George. After the war, this first book was followed by Curious George Takes a Job (1947), Curious George Rides a Bike (1952), Curious George Gets a Medal (1957), Curious George Flies a Kite (1958), Curious George Learns the Alphabet (1963) and Curious George Goes to the Hospital (1966).

Part of what made the series interesting is that "the Man," or fully "the Man with the Yellow Hat," is never mentioned by name. It was "the man" who brought George from Africa to live with him in his house. As Curious George's adventures turn into misadventures, more often than not, it is the Man with the Yellow Hat who appears just in time to Save George.

Being saved at the last minute was not just the Rey's theme for their children's book series. It was something they lived through. They resided in Paris from 1936

Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat at Table
H. A. Rey, black color separation for “At breakfast George’s friend said,” Curious George Rides a Bike (1952), watercolor and charcoal on paper
Curious George and a Giraffe
H. A. Rey, final illustration for “George climbed up until he was in the sunshine again, high above the rain cloud,” Raffy and the 9 Monkeys (1939), later published as Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys (1942), Paris, 1939, watercolor on paper.
to 1940. Just hours before the Nazis marched into the city in June 1940, the Reys fled on bicycles carrying drawings for their children’s stories including one about a mischievous monkey, then named Fifi. Not only did the Reys save their animal characters, but they were saved by their illustrations when authorities found them in their belongings. This, in part, may explain why saving the day after a narrow escape became the premise of most of their Curious George stories.
After their fateful escape from Paris and a four-month journey across France, Spain, Portugal, and Brazil, the couple settled in New York in the fall of 1940. In all, the Reys authored and illustrated over 30 books, most of them for children, with seven of them starring Curious George. Seventy years after the arrival of Curious George in America, the monkey’s antics have been translated into over a dozen languages, including Hebrew and Yiddish, to the delight of readers, young and old, around the world.

When we were kids, we weren't aware that Curious George was a bit of an international phenomenon. George was known as "Curioso come George" in Italy, "Peter Pedal" in Denmark, "Nysgjerrige Nils" in Norway, "Nicke Nyfiken" in Sweden, "Utelias Vili" in Finland, "Hitomane Kozaru" in Japan, "Choni Ha'Sakran" in Israel and "Jorge el Curioso" in Spanish speaking countries. For fans of the Oscar nominated film, The King's Speech, note that George was originally called "Zozo" in the UK to avoid having a monkey with the same name as the King George VI.
Curious George in a Swing
H. A. Rey, final illustration for “This is George. He lived in Africa,” published in The Original Curious George (1998), France, 1939–40, watercolor, charcoal, and color pencil on paper.
The exhibition will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from November 14, 2010- March 13, 2011, and it is meant for kids of all ages. Throughout the duration of the show the Museum will present a variety of programs for adults and families. Check their website for more information.
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California Historical Society

Museums, like paintings, don't have to be large to be beautiful. Here is a tasteful gem awaiting your discovery.

Nestled on the 600 block of Mission Street, within steps of its much larger museum neighbors, SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the California Historical Society provides a look at California in the context of all its historical glory, from before the Gold Rush, through the '06 Quake, and onto its role as a dominant cultural and economic player on the world's stage. Most prominent in their exhibit are paintings by some of California's best artists of the early days of the late 19th and early 20th century, compositions which preserve for us scenes of a California no longer around.

From early rural scenes of San Francisco, through its early urbanization, the calamitous events of the 1906 earthquake and the city's rebirth afterward, the exhibit tells California's story. From throughout the state, images of California's diverse and dynamic landscapes, from the coasts, its great valley, and the Sierra, you see visions of the state as it was seen in those early days.

The selection of paintings exhibited at the California Historical Society exemplifies the quality and variety making California painting so compelling and historically important. We regret that we are are unable to give you much of a taste of this wonderful exhibit because photography in the museum is prohibited, but following are descriptions of the paintings on view, with examples of other works done by the particular artists from the Oakland Museum, the Crocker Museum, and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's collection.
Charles Graham etching of the Cliff House and Sutro Park Harpers Weekly April 1887
Charles Graham 1852 - 1911 , etching of The Cliff House and Sutro Park,
published in Harper's Weekly, April 1887
(this etching is on exhibit at the San Francisco Historical Society)
Charles Rollo Peters San Fernando Mission Crocker Art Museum
Charles Rollo Peters (American, 1862-1928)
San Fernando Mission, Crocker Art Museum
(on exhibit is
Charles Rollo Peters 1862-1928
Carmel Mission (before restoration)
Raymond Dabb Yelland Sunrise at Tracy Oakland Museum
Raymond Dabb Yelland, Sunrise at Tracy, Oakland Museum
(on exhibit is Raymond Dabb Yelland 1848 - 1900,
Ferry Boat on San Francisco Bay)
Also on Exhibit at the San Francisco Historical Society ...

Norton Bush 1834-1894
Mount Tam from Sausilito

Norton Bush 1834-1894
Angel Island from Sausilito

William Keith 1838-1911
Carmel by the Sea
William Hahn Return from the Bear Hunt Oakland Musuem
William Hahn, Return from the Bear Hunt, Oakland Museum
(on exhibit is William Hahn 1829 - 1887
Trip to Glacier Point, 1874

Abigail Tyler Oaks 1823 - 1886
Ocean Beach, San Francisco

William Krehm 1901 - 1968
Sierra Heights

Frederick Schafer 1839 - 1927
Lassen Park, Sierra Nevada Range

Clarkson Dye 1869-1955
Encampment in the Redwoods

William Krehm 1901 - 1968
Sierra Heights

Charles Dorman Robinson 1847 - 1933
Mt. Tam 1847 - 1933

Ludmilla Welch 1867 - 1925
Marin County

Matilda Mott 1845 - 1881
Chinese Fishing Village

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In Memoriam:
A dear friend of our gallery, Philip Meador 1939-2011

Hildur and Philip Meador visiting Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
in 2009, standing by Joshua Meador's painting, Almond Alley

A great friend of our gallery has died, and we truly miss him. With sadness, our hearts go out to his wife Hildur, son Joshua Philip, daughter Talitha, and grandson, Jayson. In recent months and weeks Phil had been working closely with us as we in prepared for our gallery's celebration of his father's 100th birthday exhibition. In numerous phone calls and a December visit to their home, Phil was enthusiastic, full of humor and most supportive. His twinkling eye brought a sparkle of magic to our endeavors, and we always looked forward to our day's work when it included a moment or two with Phil. We cannot match the obituary written by Rufus Ward, set forth in full as a section of this article, but we can relate how we got to know him.

We first met Phil and his wife Hildur while researching the career of his father, artist Joshua Meador. We were thrilled to find out Joshua had a son living in Southern California. We made contact, and in a few short weeks, we hosted Phil, his wife Hildur and Phil's mother Libby in our home. The Meador family saw our collection of Meador paintings and the rest of our collection, and a years-long friendship was born, including a number of projects to promote the art of Joshua Meador.

A little over a year ago, we enjoyed hosting Phil and Hildur on their recent trip to San Francisco to participate in the Grand Opening of the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. It was at this time that Phil very patiently explained Disney's Multi Plane Camera to me, and the painstakingly patient process it took to produce animation in the early years. He was truly pleased with the depth and scope of the Walt Disney Family Museum as it told the story of the early days of animation, and he marveled at what Diane Disney Miller and her husband Ron Miller had accomplished.

We also enjoyed Phil's excitement surrounding the recent honor bestowed on Joshua Meador by his hometown of Columbus, Mississippi. In October of 2009, Joshua was named to be one of Columbus, Mississippi's favorite sons, a rarified honor shared with playwright Tennessee Williams and sports broadcaster, Red Barber. Phil and Hildur attended the festivities along with their son Joshua Philip Meador and grandson Jayson Michael West.

Through Phil we got to know his mother and Joshua Meador's widow, Libby Meador. We knew her for only two years prior to her passing in November of 2008. It was a rich time for listening to stories of the old days, when the Meadors, Josh, Libby and Phil would pile into their station wagon and tear drop trailer and head off on painting excursions. Libby would recall a story and Phil would add to it, and conversely, Libby would add to memories Phil would share. It was most entertaining and informative to listen to the pair recollect the old days.

In one such conversation, Libby told us emphatically with Phil's nodding agreement that "Josh loved working for

Articles about Phil previously in our newsletter
Nov '09
Philip Meador
"Joshua Meador Day"
in Columbus, MS,
Family attends honors
Oct '09
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Hildur and Philip Meador Visit Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Sep '09
Philip Meador son of artist Joshua Meador
A Busy Time
for an Artist's Son,
Philip Meador

Disney Studios," but Phil and Libby both went on to emphasize that "Josh worked to live, but he lived to paint." Libby lived a long full life before passing at age 94, and it is easy to see where Phil received much of his enthusiastic nature and sense of humor. Libby's passing was a loss for Phil and all the Meadors, but their deep love for Libby and their gratefulness for Libby's life went forward.

In a humorous self deprecating manner, Phil would humbly point out that unlike his father, he had no artistic talents and couldn't draw to save his soul. But Phil had a long career in movie making in his own right. He worked for Disney Studios as a special effects photographer, supervisor, and optical supervisor. He loved working in the film industry and was a film fan.

a column from Columbus, Mississippi The Dispatch
Ask Rufus: Columbus has lost a friend
by Rufus Ward, February 19, 2011
Three generations of Meadors and friend Rufus King in Columbus, Mississippi
Oct. 2009 ... Great grandson Jayson, son Phil, & grandson Joshua Philip Meador along with Columbus Mississippi friend, Rufus Ward, retired attorney, historian for the Billips-Garth Archives, a Disney fan & Joshua Meador enthusiast. Joshua Philip Meador is holding the governor's declaration celebrating
Joshua Meador Day in the state of Mississippi.

Recently Columbus lost a very good friend. After a long fight with health problems, Philip Meador passed away in California. Phil was the son of Oscar winning Disney animator Josh Meador. Josh called Columbus home, and Phil recalled many enjoyable childhood trips to Columbus. Josh died in 1965.

I first met Phil while working on Columbus' Josh Meador celebration in 2009. He was a fascinating, kind-hearted person who was always ready for a good laugh. He seemed to really take to Columbus and he gave the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library four drawings of Columbus houses that his father had done. He also gave the library a paint box/easel with paints and brushes that Josh had used in the Disney television program Four Artists Paint One Tree. In addition Phil loaned the library almost a hundred drawings and paintings by his father for an exhibit.

Temple Heights by Joshua Meador Columbus Mississippi
A drawing of Temple Heights by Josh Meador that was given to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library by Phil Meador
During the celebration Phil presented a program at Mississippi University for Women where he told of growing up around the Disney Studio and his father's experiences during the Golden Age of Disney animation. Stories such as the time his father had his mother sit on the floor so that he could draw her blowing soap bubbles. That scene became Cinderella scrubbing the floor and being surrounded by soap bubbles containing her reflection.

Although Phil did not talk much about it, he had a very distinguished career of his own. He followed his father into the field of visual and special effects and worked for many years at Disney. A couple of years ago when the new Walt Disney museum was being established in San Francisco, the Disney family called on Phil to help set up an old Disney Studio multi-plane animation camera that would be on display.

Phil's movie credits are most impressive. During his career he was listed in the credits of 17 major films. They included: visual effects producer for "The Pagemaster," special photographic effects supervisor for "Splash," optical supervisor for "Millennium," photographic effects supervisor for "My Science Project," supervisor Disney Efx for "Return to Oz," special photographic effects for "Something Wicked This Way Comes," special photographic effects for "The Black Cauldron," and optical printer operator for "The Black Hole." Though not raised in Columbus, Phil enjoyed his visits here and his generosity will long be appreciated. He will be missed.

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

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Gallery Notes

  • A 100th Birthday Celebration: The Extraordinary Palette Knife Paintings of Joshua Meador is now at the gallery, your opportunity to view over forty paintings by this wonderfully gifted California landscape painter. Joshua Meador's film work is part of so much of Americana through his integral participation in so many of the classic Walt Disney films. Enjoy the exhibition online preview, and make plans to attend soon. One of them may well speak to you personally and give you years of enjoyment.
  • A Netflix tip ... we found a gem! Ken Burn's America, Thomas Hart Benton, narrated by Jason Robards.

    The film shows aspects of Benton's life, from his childhood in a well pedigreed Missouri political family, through his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academie Julian in Paris, his early career in New York, and his later career painting scenes of America. It includes films, interviews, and many of Benton's paintings, including glimpses of his relationship with his one-time student, Jackson Pollock.

    Ken Burns America Thomas Hart Benton DVD cover
    Ken Burns America: Thomas Hart Benton
    Indiana Murals Thomnas Hart Benton Indiana University
    Thomas Hart Benton's famed Indiana Murals, Indiana University
  • We have added photos of some of Gail Packer's etchings to our site. We've recently acquired a rare unbroken set of Gail's Four Seasons Series. On her webpage is a video of her working featuring Gail in her studio and explaining and demonstrating and explaining the etching process. Gail's etchings continue to gain new fans as gallery visitors view her work for the first time. And there is a well established community of collectors of her work.
  • Our neighbor Local Color Artist Gallery currently is exhibiting the marvelously colorful oil paintings of Lolly Petroni and the dramatic photography of Jerry Dodrill. Be sure to stop by for a visual treat.
  • Linda Sorensen's studio is located at 1580 Eastshore Road, at the lower parking area below the Terrapin Creek Cafe and the Local Color Artist Gallery. Most weekends, she can be found there painting "Open Studio", but it's best to call 707-875-2911 to make certain she'll be available. You may see selections of her works at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, or click on her website, LindaSorensenPaintings.com .
  • We're joining the Social Networking revolution via our Newsletter and our exhibit pages. Please, by all means recommend us to your friends. The best advertising is word of mouth, and these days, that includes the online world of Facebook, Twitter and the like.
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  • The Bodega Bay Fishermen's Festival requests participation of artists. Please contact artist@flex.com or you can contact us for an application. The Fishermen's Festival takes place April 30th and May 1st. The application deadline is March 20th.
  • The Chinese Historical Society in San Francisco is hosting Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s. Jake Lee was a notable watercolor artist and professional illustrator from Berkeley, and our gallery has several of his paintings. In the 1960's, he was commissioned by restaurateur Johnny Kan to create a series of water color paintings which hung in the private Gum Shan (“Gold Mountain”) dining room of the landmark Kan’s Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The paintings showcased milestones in early Chinese American history, including scenes of San Francisco’s Chinatown, railroad-building in the Sierra Nevadas, Sonoma wine country, cigar & lantern factories, and the 1888 champion Chinese fire-hose team of Deadwood, South Dakota.
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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
NOW ON EXHIBIT ... A 100th Birthday Celebration:
The Extraordinary Palette Knife Paintings of Joshua Meador, 1911-1965

through April 3, 2011

1785 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
the Small World Custom Framing
of Gary Smith
oil paintings of Linda Sorensen
the etchings
of Gail Packer
the Palette Knife paintings of Joshua Meador the
desert paintings of Kathi Hilton
of Jean Warren
oil paintings of
Alex Dzigurski II
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The Ren Brown Collection
A major focus is modern Japanese prints. Some of the world-famous artists from Japan are SHINODA Toko, TANAKA Ryohei, NAKAYAMA Tadashi, and Daniel KELLY. These woodblock, lithograph and etching prints may be abstract or representational, and often include handmade paper.

The gallery has been pleased to host the first US exhibits for many Japanese artists, such as TAMEKANE Yoshikatsu, AKIYAMA Iwao, HARA Yoko, and HAYASHI Takahiko. Regional artists of Northern California (John CHAMBERS, Micah SCHWABEROW, Noriko HASEGAWA, Pat TSENG, Seiko TACHIBANA and others) offer prints, sculpture, painting, jewelry and fine ceramics. It also carries a varied selection of Japanese Antique Furnishings.
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Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery Local Color Artist Gallery
photographer Jerry Dodrill & painter Lolly Petroni
Images beginning Feb 15th -
Reception is Sat Feb 19, 1-4 PM
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top
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Ron Sumner
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 Frugal Collector"
Mar - Apr 2011

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
“Mind~Body~Spirit” A collaboration of Twenty Four Artists ~In three consecutive exhibits~
In music the head is the melody, the body is the rhythm and the spirit is the harmony, you need all three parts to make music, so it is with this community exhibit. We are in a renaissance of creativity, the art is abundant in every form, we have come together to share in all aspects of this extraordinary time. In "Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit" These exhibits are the result of eight artists creating eight images, 8x8 inches. The artists chooses one subject and does it eight different ways. Each exhibit will have 64 images that will be hung in a mix.

In March "Body" Abstract Exhibit, Reception: Saturday, March 5, 3 - 6pm
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
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Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints

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

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
for info ... please call 707-942-0585

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Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
Located 30 seconds from the Continental Inn, 8 minutes from Nick's Cove, 20 minutes from Petaluma, 30 minutes from Point Reyes Station and Santa Rosa, 1 hour from San Francisco and the Napa Valley, 2 hours from Sacramento, 6 hours from New York, and 9 hours from Paris.
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525.
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Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
March 4—April 10, 2011 IN MATERIAL
Susan Field, Brooke Hall Holve, Elizabeth Sher: Artist Reception: Saturday, March 5, 4—6pm
In Material: A Conversation with the Artists April 7, 2011 (Thursday), 7pm

Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
"High Desert Outback" Paintings by Pam Lewis
Landscapes and wildlife of southeast Oregon, northeast California and northwest Nevada.
Guest Artists, Sonoma County Painters: Jeani Martini, Tamra Sanchez & Henry White

Artist’s Reception Sunday March 13, 2-5pm

9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
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West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
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Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

First Anniversary Exhibition Opening!

"Our new show, celebrating the completion of our first year in business, showcases the broad diversity of our interests. Antique, modern, and contemporary works in all media and many styles co-exist in our cozy environment."

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
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Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
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 WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

Family Tree: Fine Woodworking in Northern California
Jan 21 through March 13
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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
Well worth the effort ... while on the Big Island, visit its best Museum and Gallery,
with some impressive and historic Hawaiian art.
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Kilauea by Moonlight
Jules Taverier c 1890
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
Film of the Month: March 2 - March 31
Mary Poppins
1:00pm and 4:00pm | Theater (daily except Tuesdays and March 5, 13, and 20) Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who brings joy, order, and happiness to the Banks family. It's a "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
film that will make you want to sing and dance all the way home.

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San Francisco de Young Museum
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
February 19, 2011 - May 8, 2011
coming Summer 2011
Picasso from Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11, 2011 - September 25, 2011

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
through July 31, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
February 5, 2011 - June 5, 2011

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Curious George Saves the Day:
The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey

through March 13
Reclaimed Paintings
from the collection of Jacques Gaudstikker

through March 29, 2011

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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing ... Gallery of California Art

now on exhibit Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest
Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain,1600-1821

February 26, 2011 - May 29, 2011

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San Francisco

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 October 30, 2010 - April 17, 2011

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Emerging Artists:
Laine Justice
Andrew Sofie
Tramaine de Senna
February 11 - April 24, 2011

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

The Browns & The Van Pelts: Siblings in Peanuts
January 29 through June 19, 2011
Downstairs Changing Gallery

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

Lee and Grant
January 30 - March 20 ... provides a major reassessment of the lives, careers, and historical impact of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, rediscovering them within the context of their own time —based on their own words and those of their contemporaries, photographs, paintings, prints, coins, reproduction clothing, accoutrements owned and carried by the two men, documents written in their own hands, and biographical and historical records to reveal each man in his historical and cultural context.
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Mission San Francisco de Solano

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Ctr for the Arts
Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy
January 9 - March 27, 2011

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Grace Hudson Museum

check their website for their current exhibition

Grace Hudson Museum Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

ECO CHIC: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion
with Daniel McCormick: Iterations of Ecological Art and Design
February 19 - May 15, 2011

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Monterey Museum of Art
The Art of California, 1880 to the Present
... a selection of paintings and works on paper by artists who have been inspired by the grandeur and variety of land and sea on the west coast.
January 28 – October 23, 2011
MMA Pacific Street
Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
Roots in the Air, Branches Below:
Modern and Contemporary Art from India

February 25, 2011 through September 4, 2011

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Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum houses one of the state's premier collections of California art, offering the most comprehensive collection of art from statehood to the present.
See our November '10 issue for a closer look
Now on exhibit
Gottfried Helnwein: Inferno of the Innocents JAN 29 – APR 24, 2011
Like a modern-day Goya, Gottfried Helnwein’s art addresses themes of inhumanity, violence and the virtue of personal expression.


Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

See our July '09 issue for a closer look

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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.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum
All Things Bright & Beautiful
through June 11, 2011

All Things Bright & Beautiful
is the Irvine's traveling exhibition of fifty-eight important California Impressionist paintings from prized their collections, now home after a two year tour of eastern museums.
See our January issue for a closer look

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Garabedian: A Retrospective
January 22 - April 17. 2011

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

permanent collection
American 19th-Century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman
January 29, 2011 Through May 01, 2011
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Marc Muench: Explorations in North America
January 12 through May 8, 2011
Main Gallery

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Norton Simon Museum

Permanent collection,European paintings
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 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

Museum of California Art
Gardens and Grandeur:
Porcelains and Paintings
by Franz A. Bischoff

November 14, 2010 – March 20, 2011

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Museum of Art

QUILT VISIONS 2010: No Boundaries
October 24, 2010 - March 13, 2011

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Working the West: Selections from the Phippen Collection,
A celebration of the working cowboy as seen through the eyes of renowned Western artists who captured this vanishing way of life on the ranches of the American West.

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

Permenant collection: American Art
Rineke Dijkstra: Ruth Drawing Picasso, Tate Liverpool
November 2, 2010–April 24, 2011

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

now on exhibit ... Riches of a City: Portland Collects
FEB 5, 2011 – MAY 22, 2011
Riches of a City: Portland Collects celebrates arts patronage in Portland and the influence these collections have on the Museum. Portland’s rich tradition of art collecting began with its earliest citizens and continues to the present day.

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Grand Salon Installation
Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery
June 6, 2009 — Permanent

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists

Egoyomi: Japanese Picture Calendars
January 15–April 3, 2011
Gallery 107
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Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
William Eggleston
Anointing the Overlooked
Jan. 21–May 1, 2011

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville TN Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.
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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 Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
through April 10

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The Whitney Museum of American Art
Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time
October 28, 2010–April 10, 2011

The Whitney Museum of American Art New York

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