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March 2012 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly News
from our gallery
the Gallery
Death Valley Scotty Portrait by Orpha Klinker
Death Vallery Scotty's Portrait
by Orpha Klinker
Returns to Scotty's Castle

Shadows on the Mesa by Gary Philmore Thumbnail
Museum of Northern Arizona
Shadows on the Mesa,
Paintings of the New West

Bambi National Film Registry
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Celebrates Bambi's Selection
by the National Film Registry

from Neighboring Galleries
Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, the Southland & Beyond
Our Archives,
past Newsletter Articles
&Gallery Exhibitions
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An informative Video introduction of Death Valley Scotty
by "Ranger Megan" of BarZ
Death Valley Scotty's Portrait by Orpha Klinker Returns to Scotty's Castle
Orpha Kinker with Sister Hazel
Orpha Klinker
(with the broad brimmed hat)
poses with her sister Hazel
Death  Valley Scotty by Orpha Klinker
Scotty's Portrait by Orpha Klinker
In his 1960 Painters of the Desert, former Los Angeles Times editor and writer Ed Ainsworth wrote about Orpha Klinker's (1891-1964) having painted Death Valley Scotty's Portrait. He writes ... "Just a year or two before Death Valley Scotty died (1872-1954), he invited Orpha and Mrs. Robert William Walsh, whose father had been a longtime friend of Scotty, to take over his entire castle for a month if they wished. They did.
Ed Ainsworth LA Times Editor and Author
Author & LA Times editor,
Ed Ainsworth

Painters of the Desert Ed AinsworthPainters of the Desert,
cover art, Ed Ainsworth, 1960

"I felt like a princess rattling around in that huge palace," Orpha recalls. "Scotty would come up from his own little shack in the back and pose for me by the front gate. He spun one yarn after another about the 'immigrants,' as he called all tourists and about the early days of Death Valley, about getting shot at. But he never told me the secret of his gold."

The fine portrait of Scotty done by Orpha is the last ever painted of him; just as the color photographs taken by painter John Hilton were the last photos. Orpha completed her Death Valley experiences by painting Shoshone Johnny at an encampment of the '49ers, the organization dedicated to preserving Death Valley lore. Shoshone Johnny, like Scotty, is dead now.

Death Valley Scotty (aka Walter Edward Scott) was born in Kentucky in 1872. From childhood on, he was on the move. His

Shoshone Johnny by Orpha Klinker
Charcoal Portrait
of Shoshone Johnny

by Orpha Klinker
Death Valley Scotty boarding train 1926
Walter Scott, Death Valley Scotty boarding a train in 1926

family was involved in harness racing, giving young Scotty a whirlwind of an education. Then, after a trip to the ranching lands of Nevada and his first taste of Death Valley, he became an entertainer with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The travel and showmanship of those years tooled Scotty for his next adventures as a gold miner, except rather than rely on a pick, shovel, and hard work, Scotty mined the gold belonging to his all-too-willing investors, men easily swayed by Scotty's charmingly seductive tales of wealth. |

Well into middle age, Scotty charmed his last investors, Albert and Bessie Johnson of Chicago. Albert Johnson was wealthy enough not to allow his losses with the con-man Scotty mar his liking for him. Scotty was always welcome and often present at the Johnsons' Death Valley Mansion, so much so that the place eventually became known as Scotty's Castle, in spite of the fact that Scotty never lived there or owned the place. And just as Scotty became a fixture of the castle, so he took root at the core of Death Valley lore.

Orpha Klinker decked out in stylish plumes
Rugged desert painter and
high fashion artist

Orpha Klinker, here decked out in stylish furs and feathers,
from the Museum of the
San Fernando Valley

Orpha Klinker has received many honors. She received honors from the American International Academy, Washington, D.C. She has been honored in France, Belgium, Mexico and India. Her paintings were in the collections of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Edgar Bergen (to whom she had given art lessons), Percy Grainger and many others.

Orpha studied in Paris at the Julian and Colarossi Academies, worked professionally as an illustrator in New York, and worked for the "Ladies Home Journal" in Philadelphia. Prior to her trip to France, she studied with California artists Anna Althea Hills and Paul Lauritz.

Because Scotty was a good friend of desert painters such as John W. Hilton, it is no surprise that Orpha Klinker was invited to Scotty's Castle to do a portrait of the man behind the legend.

Today, Orpha Klinker is known for her portraits, her paintings of historical California buildings, and as a desert and pioneer painter. The Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara has produced two films regarding Orpha's painting career, and the YouTube versions are posted below. The videos pay tribute to Orpha's paintings of the California adobes.

Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara presented this biographical sketch of Orpha, noting her accomplishments and associations
as part of the Los Angeles Art Scene..

Sullivan Goss presented this historic exhibition of plein air paintings
by Orpha Klinker and contemporary photographs by Bill Dewey,
documenting the history of California architectural landmarks.
Below ... Works by Orpha Klinker currently on exhibit at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery (click on photos to link to larger images)
Orpha Klinker Valley Oaks and Mountains

Valley Oaks and Mountain,
Oil on canvas, 25 x 30
Orpha Klinker Goats Chavez Ravine

Goats, Chavez Ravine,

Oil on canvas laid down on paperboard, 14 x 19
Orpha Klinker Winter Touches the Desert

Winter Touches the Desert
Etching, 6 3/4 x 9 
(with a fascinating personalized note thanking
"Howard" for placing Orpha's portrait of
Will Rogers and Wiley Post "in the fair.")
Scotty's Castle, Death Valley NP | Sullivan Goss Page on Orpha Klinker | Orpha Klinker on our website
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Flagstaff's Museum of Northern Arizona
Shadows on the Mesa – Paintings of the New West
February 11 – May 28, 2012
James Swinnerton Monument Valley

Monument Valley scene by James Swinnerton
Museum of Northern Arizona
Shadows on the Mesa by Gary Fillmore  Cover Art

Shadows on the Mesa by Gary Fillmore
of the Blue Coyote Gallery
Cave Creek, Arizona
(click on image for more information)
Carl Hoerman Gods of the Deep Grand Canyon
Gods of the Deep
, 1950, by Carl Hoerman
This painting is included in the Shadows on the Mesa book and is currently on exhibit at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Oil on canvas 31 x 28
Museum of Northern Arizona Sign

From Cave Creek, Arizona and its famed Blue Coyote Gallery, our good friend and desert painting expert and enthusiast Gary Fillmore has curated an extraordinary exhibition of Northern Arizona paintings now showing at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. The exhibition is entitled Shadows on the Mesa. Gary has written a book featuring the paintings on exhibit, Shadows on the Mesa, Artists of the Painted Desert and Beyond, and you may order it online.

In honor of Shadows on the Mesa, here are desert works from our collection currently on exhibit at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Ralph Love Aglatha Needle Monument Valley
Agathla Needle,
Monument Valley, by Ralph Love
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16
Ralph Love Monument Vallery
Monument Valley
by Ralph Love
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36
Grand Canyon 1905 by Ralph Davison Miller
Grand Canyon 1905 by Ralph Davison Miller
Oil on canvas, 12 x 18
Grace Fountain Grand Canyon 1930
Grand Canyon 1931
, once exhibited at the
San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, Oil on canvas, 35 x 42
Dedrick Stuber Monument Valley
Desert Cathedral
, Monument Valley Dedrick Stuber
Oil on board, 20 x 24

Many of California's best painters have ventured into Arizona to paint the magnificence of its vast deserts, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Here is a sampling of some of our gallery's paintings, scenes of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Click on the photos to link to our page for each painting. These works will be on exhibit at our gallery to coincide with the Shadows on the Mesa exhibit in Flagstaff.

John W Hilton Momument
Monument, 1951, by John W. Hilton
Oil on canvasboard, 16 x 20
Jade Fon Monument Vallery
"Mittens" Monument Valley, by Jade Fon
Watercolor, 15 x 21
Matthew Leizer Monument Valley
Monument Valley
by Matthew R. Leizer
Watercolor, 18 x 24
Museum of Northern Arizona | Blue Coyote Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ | Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Painters of the Desert Exhibition Feb '08
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National Film Registry Library of Congress
The National Audiovisual Conservation Center of the Library of Congress,
Culpeper, Virginia
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Celebrates Bambi's Selection
by the National Film Registry
Disney Poster Bambi

On Saturday, March 3, The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio will host two special screenings of the Disney Classic, Bambi. Each screening is hosted by Disney Historian, J. B. Kauffman and will feature some Bambi artifacts drawn from the museum's collection.

Bambi (1942) is the sixth classic film from the Walt Disney Studios to be included in the National Film Registry. Previously chosen were Steamboat Willie (1928), The Three Little Pigs (1933), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937, Fantasia (1940) and Pinoccio (1940).

National Film Registry Library of Congress

Bambi was Walt's favorite of his studio's films, and since its debut seventy years ago, it has been well received by generations of fans. The film is filled with memorable characters and scenes. To create these moments, Disney artists designed nature studies, learning how to best capture realistic qualities. With skilled animation effects, these studies blended with Disney's experience as storyteller to create a film which connected and resonated with the audience. Bambi is a story of parental love and devotion for the ages. It has also become known for its eloquent and powerful call for the conservation of nature.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery celebrates along with the Walt Disney Family Museum because our gallery's artist Joshua Meador was one of the key effects animators who helped create this memorable film. After his graduation from the Art Institute in Chicago, Joshua Meador arrived at the Disney Studios in 1936. He had the privilege of participating in the creation of four the Disney Films now included in the National Film Registry, Snow White in 1937, Fantasia and Pinocchio in 1940, and now Bambi, 1942.

In 1988, Congress established the National Film Registry to actively preserve and protect the cultural heritage of American Film. By using a variety of physical and digital methods, films are preserved in as close to their original state and appearance as possible. For years, historic cultural treasures have been lost due to film degradation of materials, neglectful storage and care, and external events ranging from bankruptcies to wars.

Disney Poster Snow White
Snow White, 1937
Disney Poster Fantasia
Fantasia, 1940

No historical cultural treasure is immune from the impact of passing time. Even the Egyptian pyramids have been worn by the sands of time. But with the best efforts and resources, the National Film Registry protects the best of our film heritage for future generations.

Each year, the twenty-five new films are chosen. They must be culturally, historically or aesthetically significant to merit inclusion, and have an enduring significance to American culture. In 2011, there were 2,228 films recommended to be nominated, so it is indeed a high honor to be chosen. The registry currently includes 575 films.

The selections are not limited to Hollywood classics or full length features. Historically significant films including newsreels, silent films, experimental films, short subjects, television films, and music videos are considered as well as feature length films. For example, the personal 8mm Zapruder film taken the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination is included.

Like any honor, such as being accepted into the Baseball Hall of Fame or being nominated for this year's Academy Awards,

Disney Poster Pinocchio Pinocchio, 1940

films included in the National Film Registry are subject to a wide range of opinion and critique. This year has been no exception, and a quick Google search will reveal some of what critics had to say. But in the end, a host of great films are chosen, and protected for posterity. Here is a list of the films chosen this year.

2011 Films ... Allures (1961), Bambi (1942), The Big Heat (1953), A Computer Animated Hand (1972), Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963), The Cry of the Children (1912), A Cure for Pokeritis (1912), El Mariachi (1992), Faces (1968), Fake Fruit Factory (1986), Forrest Gump (1994) Growing Up Female (1971), Hester Street (1975), I, An Actress (1977), The Iron Horse (1924), The Kid (1921), The Lost Weekend (1945), The Negro Soldier (1944), Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies (1930s-1940s), Norma Rae (1979), Porgy and Bess (1959) The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Stand and Deliver (1988), Twentieth Century (1934), and War of the Worlds (1953)

Original 1942 Trailer for Bambi
Trailer for These Amazing Shadows,
a documentary about the National Film Registry
Walt Disney Family Museum | Joshua Meador's Page | National Film Registry | Back to the Top

News from our Gallery
  • Fish Fest 2012

    Our WINTER HOURS are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday However, we are always happy to be called to the gallery during different times on appointment or if you are early or late for our regular hours. Cell phone 510-414-9821, which is posted in the gallery window.

    Old Ship lovers, TAKE NOTE, April 4-9! Arrival of Lady Washington Highlights Port Rumiantsev Anniversary Celebration The Lady Washington is a replica whose namesake traded in the Pacific waters in the late 1700s. She is similar also to the  Chirikovwhich arrived here March 15, 1812, when Bodega Bay was known as Port Rumiantsev.  The Lady Washington is out of Gray’s Harbor, Washington, an historical seaport.  She will visit Bodega Bay April 4-9, 2012, as part of her winter transit, returning north from San Francisco. The gallery is participating in the events, including flying an historic Russian flag!
    More info at

  • The Salton Sea History Museum and Visitor Center is now open. or call 760-574-5471. Our artist John W. Hilton lived near the NE shore of the Lake at Rancho Dos Palmas, and hosted notables there as his guests including General George Patton, and fellow desert artists such as Maynard Dixon and Jimmy Swinnerton. John W. Hilton enthusiast Jennie Kelly is a long term friend of our gallery and has been a driving force preserving and retelling the lore, artistry and magic of the majestic regions around the Salton Sea.
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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
now on exhibit ... "From the Fifties" &
California Desert Paintings in honorof Flagstaff, Arizona's "Shadows on the Mesa"
(also printbins of unframed vintage block prints, lithographs and watercolors) plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.

Japanese woodblock prints from 1850 to 1950 
Celebrating Traditional Imagery by such artists as Hiroshige, Hasui, Hokusai, Jacoulet & Yoshida
Now through March 2012 | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
a look back at works by gallery partners Ron Sumner, Jody Shipp, Judy Henderson, Florence Brass,
Olga Storms, Pamela Wallace and Tom Moyers. through March 18
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | | Back to the Top

Boega School House 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

Spring Ahead:
an outstanding selection of new work by our award winning artists:
Jack Cassinetto, Ray Carpenter, Christine Crozier, Don Ealy, Allen Figone,
Ronald Goldfinger, Jane Hofstetter, Paul Kratter, Sergio Lopez, Kyle Paliotto,
Dave Sellers, Robert Semans, Bart Walker, Wanda Westberg, & F. Michael Wood
reception Mar 11, 1-3, exhibition runs through April |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "1 + 1 = 2"
 March 3 - March 29, 2012
Reception:  Sunday, March 4, 3 -6 pm
Sixteen local artists paint two paintings each.
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
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). | Back to the Top
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

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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. | Back to the Top

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 2—April 8, 2012, ONE ANOTHER ONE
Chris Beards, Artist Reception: Saturday, March 3, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
March 6 - April 15:
"Textures", paintings, prints & drawings by Rik Olson & Susan Ball
Guest Artists: Marsha Connell & Hillary Williams

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
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
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.
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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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.

"100 Years of Bay Area Art"
The San Francisco Bay Area has produced a rich and varied art legacy.
Its natural beauty and reputation as a progressive oasis on the western frontier have always been magnetic to artists.
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |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
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
11th Annual Member’s Exhibition
November 18, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Good Company: Great Clay and Glass in California, 1932 - 2012
Jan 20 - Mar 4, reception Jan 21, 2-4 pm
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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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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
The WDFM tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" and the Magic Kingdom. Displays superbly present pre-computerized animation, explaining the artistic, technical, and imaginative processes,

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail

San Francisco
de Young Museum
The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights
from the McCoy Jones Collection
through Jun 10

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

A Wild Flight of the Imagination
Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

through Oct 14

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900
through Jun 17

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present

through Oct 16

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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art

showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton
All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters
of the San Francisco Bay Area
: Through May 4

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San Francisco

Mark Bradford, through Jun17
Rinike Dijkstra. a retrospective through May 28

San Francisco
Chinese Historical Society of America

Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Exhibition closing March 24
See our April '11 newsletter article

and your Jake Lee page

Chinese Historical Society San Francisco

Santa Rosa Charles M. Schultz Museum
Leveling the Playing Field
through Aug 12

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs
February 24 – May 27, 2012

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Hearst Art Gallery

The Veil: Visible and Invisible Space ... through Mar 25
& The William Keith Gallery ... ongoing
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Outfitters: The contemporary art of Clothing
through May 13

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen

Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

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

Jan 14-Mar 18
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Grace Hudson Museum

Out of the Comfort Zone: New Directions in Quilting
through Jul 29

Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,

including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham,
Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)

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Monterey Museum of Art
From Dawn to Dusk:
Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

through Dec 12

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.

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Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Walker Evans, Through Apr 8

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Crocker Art Museum
Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
through May 6 Stockton
Haggin Museum

"if you've not been here yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection other California,
American and European impressionists.

-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)

and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
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
The Irvine Museum
Gardens and Grandeur
Porcelains and Paintings by Franz Bischoff

Nov 12 - Mar 8, 2012

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Night and Day, The Paintings of Lockwood DeForest
through April 8
Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Special Installation of Modern French Paintings
through May 31
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
through Apr 12
The Original Print: An Introduction to Printmaking
in the Postwar Period
through Apr 12
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
through May 20
Richard Bunkall: A Portrait
Nancy Baker Cahill: Fascinomas

through Apr 22
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Flagstaff, AZ
Museum of Northern Arizona

Shadows of the Mesa
now through May

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists
through July 12

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

Luminous: The Art of Asia
Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise
Feb 9 - April 29

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Mark Rothko
through May 27

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

upcoming ... Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

upcoming ... George Bellows (1882–1925)
June 10–October 8, 2012

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The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum

American Art
Permanent Collection
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