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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
March 2016

Joshua Meador Bay Frontage
New at the Gallery -- Joshua Meador, Bay Frontage, (Monterey) 18 x 24

Celebrating California Art
OPEN Wed - Sun, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
(other times, give us a call, we're close by
and, if we're available, we're happy to host an impromptu appointment)

707-875-2911 (gallery) or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 |

(previous articles and exhibitions)
Museum Exhibitions Map to the Gallery
news from neighboring galleries
Linda  Sorensen 'Round  Midnight Thumb
Linda Sorensen's
'Round Midnight
oil on linen, 18 x 24

Conrad Buff Sunlit Face Thumbnail
Jewels from our Collection

A New Gallery Exhibition
Beginning March 2 through May

Haig Patigian Thumb
Haig Patigian 1876-1950,
SF's Great Public Sculptor

Pierre Bonnard self portrait
SF's Legion of Honor
Pierre Bonnard:
Painting Arcadia

Alex Dzigurski Napa Autumn
Alex Dzigurski's
Napa Autumn
Oil on canvas, 14 x 18

And, Read our Gallery Notes

Jewels from our Collection
A New Gallery Exhibition, March 2 through May, 2016
This show presents some of our best paintings from some of California's best historic painters. Below are photos of some of the paintings on exhibit and brief bio sketches of the artists who created them.
Sunset Glow, Mt. Shasta 1921 James Everett Stuart, 1852-1941 oil on board, 11 x 17
Sunset Glow, Mt. Shasta
James Everett Stuart, 1852-1941
oil on board, 11 x 17
Lupines on the Northern Coast Manuel Valencia 1856-1935 oil on canvas, 22 x 36
Lupines on the Northern Coast

Manuel Valencia 1856-1935
oil on canvas, 22 x 36

James Everett Stuart 1852-1941 was 8 years old when he arrived in California in 1860. He studied in San Francisco with Thomas Hill and William Keith. His early works were filled with the mood and mystery of the French Barbizon School. He loved the wild areas of the west, painting north to Alaska, and he held a special fascination with Yellowstone. He was a Bohemian Club member. His paintings have hung on the walls of many of the club's prestigious members including at the White House.

Manuel Valencia 1856-1935. Manuel Valencia is descended from California's Spanish aristocracy. His grandfather was administrator of San Francisco's Presidio. He studied in Mexico and was a member of the Esquela de Bellas Artes de Mexico. In San Francisco, he studied with Jules Tavernier and painted often with artist friends Angel Espoy and Carl Jonnevold. He worked as a commercial artist and was art editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, a position paid for by art patron M. H. de Young. He sold one of his paintings of Yosemite to President William McKinley.

Grazing Below Mount Tamalpais Gordon Coutts 1868-1937 oil on canvas 11 1/2 x 18 1/4
Grazing Below Mount Tamalpais

Gordon Coutts 1868-1937
oil on canvas 11 1/2 x 18 1/4
The Edge of the Desert Frances Upson Young 1870-1950  oil on cavas, 25 x 30
The Edge of the Desert

Frances Upson Young 1870-1950
oil on canvas, 25 x 30

Gordon Coutts 1868-1937 was famous on four continents. He began his studies in Glasgow, Scotland and then attended the Academie Julian in Paris. There he met and married fellow artist Alice Gray, an Australian from Melbourne. He accompanied Alice back to Australia were he taught at the Art Society of New South Wales in Sydney. After achieving success down under, he and Alice exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and then moved to San Francisco where he was a member of the Bohemian Club. After the earthquake in '06, he moved to the Piedmont section of Oakland near fellow artist Xavier Martinez.

After Alice and Gordon divorced in 1918, Gordon visited North Africa, doing scenes and portraits of daily life in Tangiers. In 1925, he developed tuberculosis and moved to Palm Springs. He built his desert home in the motif of castles he knew in Tangiers, which today is a historic hotel named Korakia. When Coutts lived there, he was the toast of Palm Springs and hosted artist friends such as Nicolai Fechin, Grant Wood, Winston Churchill, and even silent era film star Rudolph Valentino.

Frances Upson Young 1870-1950. Frances Upson studied at the Cleveland School of Art and at Alnqick and near Oxford, England. In 1892, she married attorney Robert Young. They moved to Hollywood where Robert became Hollywood's City Attorney before the city was annexed to Los Angeles. She continued her art studies with Paul Lauritz, Lorenzo Latimer, Anna Hills and Beatrice Whittlesey. She was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association.

Frances was caught up in a monumental mix up in the annals of art history. In recent years, details of her life and those of a similarly named artist named Florence Young were melded into one. The merging of the biographies of these two artists became an amalgam, a newly minted artist named Florence Upson Young whose works supposedly included the known paintings of both painters.

This historical anomaly was discovered and untangled by art historian and author Maurine St. Gaudens, and is addressed in her new four-volume book set Emerging from the Shadows, a thorough survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960. Our Frances Upson Young painting The Edge of the Desert is featured in this book. Maurine St. Gaudens' Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960 and Frances' painting, The Edge of the Desert are now available for viewing as part of Jewels from our Collection.

Lupines on a California Hillside, 1923 Arthur Merton Hazard, 1872-1930 oil on canvas, 24 x 34
Lupines on a California Hillside,
Arthur Merton Hazard, 1872-1930
oil on canvas, 24 x 34
Springtime in the Desert Dedrick Brandes Stuber 1878-1954 oil on canvas, 30 x 36
Springtime in the Desert

Dedrick Brandes Stuber 1878-1954
oil on canvas, 30 x 36

In Boston, Arthur Merton Hazard 1872-1930 was a member of "The Boston School," a group including Edmund Tarbell and Joseph DeCamp. In Paris he studied with Henri Blanc. He is known for his portraits of Boston's society women. Due to failing health, he moved to the kinder climate of Los Angeles where he did portraits including silent movie stars Charles M. Russell and Douglas Fairbanks. He is also known for his California landscapes. His work is in the collections of The Red Cross Museum, Washington DC, the National Museum, Temple Israel Boston, and the Houses of Parliament in Ottowa, Canada.

Dedrick Stuber 1878-1954 came to California in 1920 and is known for his landscape paintings in California and Arizona, especially his stylized eucalyptus trees. He studied at the Art Students League in New York and was deeply influenced by Barbizon painters Camille Corot and Charles Francois Daubigny. In the light of California, his bright skies and forms of clouds are distinctively his. His work resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the Pasadena Art Museum, The Fleischer Museum of Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Irvine Museum.  He was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Glendale Art Association, the Painters and Sculptors of Southern California.

Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy 1917 Richard Dey DeRibcowsky 1880-1936 oil on canvas. 20 x 30
Rialto Bridge
, Venice, Italy 1917
Richard Dey DeRibcowsky 1880-1936
oil on canvas, 20 x 30

Sunlit Face Conrad Buff 1886-1975 oil on paperboard, 16 x 24
Sunlit Face
Conrad Buff 1886-1975
oil on paperboard, 16 x 24

Richard Dey DeRibcowsky 1880-1936 was born in Bulgaria in 1880 and studied in Paris, Florence and St. Petersburg. In 1904 at the young age of 24, he moved to Buenos Aires. There he founded the Academy of Beaux Arts in Buenos Aires. In 1920, he moved to the U.S., continuing his travels in America and Europe. Two of his paintings of Venice done in 1917 are in our gallery collection. While living in Los Angeles, he was in an automobile accident, leaving him wheelchair bound the rest of his life. He resided at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where his paintings were displayed on the walls and were offered for sale.

Conrad Buff 1886-1975 was born in Switzerland and studied in Munich. At age 19, he distanced himself from his demanding father, leaving Switzerland for America. He first worked on a Wisconsin dairy farm in an isolated rural Swiss-speaking region, but in two short years, made his way to Los Angeles where he quickly became associated with local artists.

At this time, Edgar Payne received a huge commission for murals for the Congress Hotel in Chicago. He hired young local artists to assist creating these murals and Buff was fortunate to join with Jack Wilkerson Smith, Peter Nielsen, and Grayson Sayer in completing Payne's vision. He married his wife Mary who later became a successful children's author, and Conrad illustrated her award-winning stories. After becoming an established painter in his own right, he became a close friend and painting partner of Maynard Dixon and he and Mary were close friends of a young Walt Disney artist, Joshua Meador and his wife Libby.

Desert Charm c 1954, Mt. San Jacinto Paul Grimm, 1870-1950 oil on canvas, 24 x 30
Desert Charm
c 1954, Mt. San Jacinto
Paul Grimm, 1887-1965
oil on canvas, 24 x 30
Paul Lauritz Passing Storm
Passing Storm, Carmel, California
Paul Lauritz 1889-1975
oil on board, 23 x 36
(this painting is published in
Painters of the Desert by Ed Ainsworth, 1960.)

South African Paul Grimm 1891-1977 studied at the Dusseldorf Royal Academy before moving to Hollywood in 1919. After arriving in California, he painted backdrops for silent films before settling in Palm Springs. There, desert painters Edgar Payne and Jimmy Swinnerton were among his friends. He is well known for his desert scenes, paintings of the California Missions, and his portraits of Native Americans. His studio on North Canyon Road had a notable artist visitor, Dwight Eisenhower. Ike said, "I profited from the experience of seeing how a real artist creates the effects he wants."

Paul Lauritz 1889-1975 was born in Larvik, Norway. After brief art studies in Larvik, his family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. From there, Paul made his way south to Portland and soon afterward established himself in Los Angeles. With hard work, he established a reputation for his portraits, landscapes and seascapes. He was a well beloved art teacher at both the Chouinard School of Art and the Otis Art Institute, with many of California's great painters among his students. He was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Royal Society of Art in England and the Salmagundi Club in New York. His work is displayed in many museums, including Sacramento's Crocker Museum, the Irvine Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Eucalyptus and Marsh Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977 oil on canvas, 20 x 24
Eucalyptus and Marsh

Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977
oil on canvas, 20 x 24

Fall in the Canyon, Anza-Borrego State Park John W. Hilton 1904-1983 oil on canvas, 18 x 24
Fall in the Canyon,
Anza-Borrego State Park
John W. Hilton 1904-1983
oil on canvas, 18 x 24

Sam Hyde Harris 1889-1977 Sam's 6' 3" height, his affable personality and his unique artistic talents have gained him an honored place at the table of California artists.

At the age of 15, he came to LA from Middlesex, England, arriving in 1904. He studied painting with a long list of artists including Hanson Puthuff. In 1913, he visited Europe's museums. When he returned to LA, he married Phoebe Mulholland, niece of William Mulholland of the LA Water District. During the Great Depression, he taught art at the Chouinard Art Institute. After a divorce, he purchased a home owned by Jack Wilkinson Smith on Champion Place in Alhambra just south of Pasadena. The block became known as "Artist's Alley," and the "Montmartre of the Southwest." His neighbors included Frank Tenney Johnson, Eli Harvey, Clyde Forsythe. Every winter, Clyde Forsythe's old studiomate from New York, Norman Rockwell, would visit. Sam is well known for both his commercial work and his fine art paintings, especially his stylized eucalyptus trees. Late in his career, he painted many desert scenes and was a close friend of Jimmy Swinnerton.

John W. Hilton 1904-1983 studied with many of the greats, including Jimmy Swinnerton, Maynard Dixon, Clyde Forsythe and Nicolai Fechin. He was born in China, the son of missionary parents. As a young man in LA, he made jewelry for wealthy clients, including silent film stars. At this time, he made gem hunting excursions into the desert and was hooked. By the 1930's, he moved to Thermal, California, a small town between Palm Springs and the Salton Sea.

There, he opened a gem shop where he tried to sell his "self-taught" early paintings. One of his early customers was Jimmy Swinnerton. In short order, Jimmy and his artist friends Clyde Forsythe and Maynard Dixon were good friends. The gem shop's back room became John's private art school with an impressive faculty of great painters. In time and with lots of hard work, John developed into a fine painter. His articles and paintings were often published in Desert Magazine and Arizona Highways Magazine. He was a member of New York's Salmagundi Club. Later in his career, he studied with the great Russian portraitist Nicolai Fechin who often visited the Palm Springs area. He also was friends with fellow artist Dwight Eisenhower, an
association which lead to one of John's paintings hanging in Ike's Oval Office.

Song of Bodie 1974 Ralph Love 1907-1992 oil on canvas, 14 x 18
Song of Bodie
Ralph Love 1907-1992
Oil on canvas, 14 x 18

Joshua Meador Cliff Shapes
Cliff Shapes, Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador 1911-1965
Oil on linen, 24 x 36

Ralph Love 1907-1992 was a preacher who played the violin and painted. In the 1950's he opened his ART SHACK in Temecula, located in the high desert of eastern Orange County, California. While painting or teaching, if he had run out of inspiration for painting, he would lay down his brushes and pick up his violin and play a bit until the next wave of inspiration would arrive. He studied briefly with Sam Hyde Harris, but was, for the most part, self taught. He is especially well known for his desert paintings and his paintings of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Senator Barry Goldwater, an avid art collector of desert paintings said, "Ralph Love is the finest living American artist I know, and I could look at his work all day long." His daughter is Lee Love Youngman of the Lee Youngman Gallery in Calistoga.

Joshua Meador 1911-1965 is best known as Walt Disney Studios Director of Animation Effects during the glory days of early Disney animation 1937-1965. But, although he truly loved his "day-job," Josh always thought of himself as an impressionist. He often mused, "Impressionism can be informed by modern art." His painting Cliff Shapes is an example, done with a technique employing nearly alternating perpendicular palette knife stokes of cliffs rising above beachcombers near his home north of Mendocino in Caspar.

Our gallery features the Meador Family Collection including some paintings once owned by Walt Disney. Our Joshua Meador webpage includes two films, one called 4 Artists Paint 1 Tree done for Disney's TV show in 1958, featuring Joshua Meador demonstrating his palette knife technique. The other is an effects reel of effects Joshua Meador created.

(PLEASE NOTE ... Most of our Meador collection is not currently at the gallery. If you wish to see particular Meador paintings, give us an advance request noting the time of your visit, and we will have the painting for available for viewing when you arrive.)

Haig Patigian 1876-1950,
San Francisco's Great Public Sculptor
Haig Patigian William McKinley Statue Arcata CA
President William McKinley, erected 1906,
Haig Patigian William McKinley Statue Arcata CA
President William McKinley, holding sway in
the unlikely locale of Arcata, CA's town square.

In 1905, 29 year-old Haig Patigian was a young self taught sculptor living in San Francisco. Out of nowhere, he received a fantastic commission. A real 49er named George Zehndner who had made his fortune during the Gold Rush had met President William McKinley in 1901, and was quite impressed. A short time after this meeting, President McKinley was assassinated, and Zehndner was moved to honor him.

He decided to place a bronze statue of McKinley in the center of his adopted home town, Arcata, California, and he chose a promising young San Francisco sculptor to do the work.

Haig Patagian was thrilled by the commission, and by April of 1806, the bronze was finished. It was to be shipped on the 18th, but on that awful day, San Francisco shook. Haig believed his completed 8' statue was lost in the rubble, like most of the rest of his beloved San Francisco.

Later he learned his statue had fallen in the studio, but it had been cushioned by a plaster model. An alert workman from a nearby machine shop along with some willing passers-by moved the statue onto a wooden wagon and it was pulled into the street. At that point, the workers abandoned the site.

Haig Patigian SF Firefighters
San Francisco's
Volunteer Fire Department, 1933
By the time Haig was able to visit the location, he found the ashes of the burned wagon, but his statue miraculously survived and lay amid the ashes in relatively fine shape. With some spit and polish, the bronze crated up and shipped off on a steamer to Eureka and was presented atop its pedestal in Arcata on the Fourth of July, 1906. Two thousand Arcatians attended the unveiling.

Over the last century to the present day, some citizens expressed and continue to express displeasure with the statue, but none of this criticism was based on the quality of Patigian's artistry. As a liberal college town in Humboldt County, California, some locals do not appreciate a statue in the center of their town, because some disapproved and continue to disapprove of McKinley's
Haig Patigian SF Firefighters Inscription
Pedestal inscription ...
To Commemorate the Volunteer Fire Department
of San Francisco 1849-1866 Erected 1933 by the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit
late 19th century racist and imperialistic policies.

Patigian chose not to get caught up in this controversy. Like a good artist, a commission is a commission, and he busied himself with new challenges.

Haig was born in 1876 to parents who were teachers for the American Mission School in the Armenian city of Van, at the time, part of the Ottoman Empire. At age six, he told his mother he wanted to be a sculptor. Haig inherited an interest in the visual arts. His father, Avidis Patigian, was one of the first to experiment with the new art of photography. While taking photos of tall rocks which looked like a castle, he was observed by Turkish authorities and accused of selling the photos to the Russians.

Haig Patigian Pflueger Met Life Tableau
Tableau done for the Pflueger MetLife Building
today, the centerpiece of the facade of San Francisco's Ritz Carlton
Haig Patigian Helen of California de Young Museum
Helen of California, a sculpture of Helen Willis, 1927
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Soon afterward, Avidis Patigian posed as a courier as he successfully fled to New York. Once in America, he made his way to Fresno to establish a new home for his family. After two years scrimping, borrowing and saving, he had enough to send for his family to make the hard and dangerous journey to California.
Haig Patigian Vanity
1916, shown at the Panama-Pacific Exposition
scanned from the Exposition's Illustrated catalog
Haig Patigian with Helen of California
Haig Patigian with his sculpture of American tennis star Helen Wills Moody, from a newspaper clipping, 1928
Haig Patigian Thomas Starr King Sacramento
Thomas Starr King by Haig Patigian 1931
on the Grounds of Sacramento's Capitol Grounds
since 2009

One of Haig Patigian's more notable commissions was to create a bronze of Rev. Thomas Starr King to stand along side a bronze of Junipero Serra in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Thomas Starr King was a Unitarian preacher from New England who became the preacher of the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco in 1860.

Haig Patigian Thomas Starr King
Thomas Starr King
by Haig Patigian 1931
in Capitol Hill's Statuary Hall from

A gifted orator and writer, Thomas Starr King forcefully supported that California remain in the Union as the Civil War approached. Later, Abraham Lincoln credited Starr for preventing California becoming a separate republic.

Patigian's statue of Starr remained in Statuary Hall for 78 years. In 2006, Republican State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth authored a resolution that Starr's statue should be replaced by one of Ronald Reagan. Hollingsworth said at the time, "To be honest with you, I wasn't sure who Thomas Starr King was, and I think there's probably a lot of Californians like me." To support his cause, he pointed out that Starr wasn't born in California, but for argument's sake, let us also point out that neither was Ronald Reagan or Junipero Serra.

In San Francisco, young Haig Patagian became a wildly successful sculptor. He spent most of his career in San Francisco. He did spend a year of study in Paris, and on one occasion met Auguste Rodin. He showed the master photos of many of his works to which Rodin replied, "“Vous etes un sculpteur.” (Yes, sir, you are a sculptor.)
Haig Patigian Abraham Lincoln Statue SF City Hall
Abraham Lincoln
in front of San Francisco's City Hall
Like many notable San Franciscans, Patigian was an active member of the Bohemian Club and served as its president for two terms. In the 1920's he designed the Owl Shrine, a 40 ft high hollow concrete and steel structure located center stage at the Bohemian Grove site in Monte Rio, California, along the Russian River. The Owl Shrine is the centerpiece of the "Cremation of Care" ceremony held each year at the Bohemian Grove.
Haig Patigian Lincoln Inscription SF City Hall
Pedestal Inscription, "Lincoln, Erected by Public Subscription under the auspices of the Lincoln Monument League representing the Grand Army of the Republic & the Lincoln Grammar School
Association of San Francisco .... MCMXXVII"
Haig was active in the San Francisco art community throughout his sixties. He was slowed by heart problems in 1949. On September 10, 1950, his wife Blanche died, and Haig died nine days later at the age of 74. He believed America could do much more to beautify their cities. Today he is honored fort the quality and grandeur of his work. Although photos and portraits seldom show Haig smiling, his brother recalled him as a loving person who enjoyed playing the banjo and cracking jokes.
Haig Patigian Gen Pershing
General Pershing Statue 1922
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Haig Patigian Owl Boehmian Grove Russian River CA
Bohemian Owl illuminated by fire,
overlooking the club's annual
"Cremation of Care" ceremony.
Haig Patigian Gen Pershing Inscription
Pedestal Inscription ... In Tribute to General Pershing and the Victorious Armies of the United States and her Co-Belligerents During the World War 1914-1918
Presented by Dr. Morris Herzstein 1922
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SF's Legion of Honor,
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

Pierre Bonnard, Self Portrait, 1904 Private Collection
Pierre Bonnard, Self Portrait, 1904
Private Collection
Maison Naissance, birthplace of Pierre Bonnard October 3, 1867 in Fortenay-aux-Roses
Maison Naissance, birthplace of Pierre Bonnard
October 3, 1867 in Fortenay-aux-Roses

French post-impressionist Pierre Bonnard helped define modernism in the period between impressionism and abstraction. His works are known for their decorative use of bright color, and his compositions often depict intimate interior spaces exhibiting his exceptional visual wit.

First brought together by the Musee d'Orsay, this exhibition now visits San Francisco's Legion of Honor, the first exhibition of Pierre Bonnard's work to be shown on the West Coast in half a century. The exhibition features works from all of Bonnard's artistic periods, including his early "Nabis" masterpieces, plus some of his experimental photography and later interior scenes for which he is well known.

Early in his career, Bonnard was inspired by Paul Gauguin. He also was exposed to Japanese prints, eyeing them at an exhibition at the Paris School of Fine Arts in 1890. Along with friends from the Academie Julian, Maurice Denis, Edouarde Vuillard and Paul Serusier, he formed an aesthetic avant-garde movement known as "the Nabis," with symbolistic leanings.

A wide video sampling of the artwork of Pierre Bonnard (5 Min)
Woman with Cat, or The Demanding Cat, 1912 Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
Woman with Cat, or The Demanding Cat, 1912
Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay

The Dressing Table, 1908 Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
The Dressing Table
, 1908
Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
Woman in Checkered Dress, 1890-91 Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
Woman in Checkered Dress
, 1890-91
Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
The Dining Room in the Country Pierre Bonnard, 1913 Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Dining Room in the Country
Pierre Bonnard, 1913
Minneapolis Institute of Art

After making several trips to Normandy, he bought a country house in Vernonnet in the Seine Valley which he called "Ma Roulotte" (My Caravan). The panoramas fired his imagination.

Since Giverny was close by, he often visited Claude Monet. Monet encouraged Bonnard to "break free from naturalism and develop his own poetic interpretations of nature.

The Large Garden, 1895 Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
The Large Garden
, 1895
Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
House Among the Trees, or My Caravan at Vernonnet, 1918 Pierre Bonnard, 1918
House Among the Trees
or My Caravan at Vernonnet, 1918
Pierre Bonnard, 1918
Pierre Bonnard Man and Woman
Man and Woman
, 1896
Pierre Bonnard, Musee d'Orsay
Pierre Bonnard The Work Table
The Work Table
, 1896
Pierre Bonnard, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Pierre Bonnard
Nu Dans un Interieur
, 1935
Pierre Bonnard, National Gallery, Washington D.C.

In the early 1890's, Bonnard explored themes of intimacy, probably due to the influence of his friend Edouarde Villard. These are not extraordinary scenes, but show us sentimental scenes of intimacy or personal solitude.

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Emerging from the Shadows

Newly Published ... Emerging from the Shadows
by Maurine St. Gaudens
a four-volume survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960

Author Maurine St. Gaudens is the granddaughter of noted San Francisco jeweler, Maurice Saint-Gaudens, and the third-cousin of the esteemed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Her artistic background led to her career as a respected Fine Arts conservator and the establishment of the Maurine St. Gaudens Studio in Pasadena, California. Maurine has been a good friend of our gallery and one of our paintings in our current show is included in this book. See our newsletter from August, 2013.

This four-volume set presents 320 women artists who lived and worked in California as well as throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. This work encompasses a range of styles—from the realism of the 19th century to the modernism of the 20th.

Read more from the Emerging from the Shadows website.
Order your copy from Schiffer Publishing.

Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows Emerging from the Shadows
Alfred Hitchcock Film Fest
Bodega Bay's Annual Hitchcock Fundraiser ...
Proceeds benefit the Art Programs at
Bodega Bay School  and Tomales Elementary

MARCH 12 Schedule of Events
Local Hitchcock enthusiast Dan Sneed will
introduce the showing of two Hitchcock thrillers:
3:30 PM, a showning of The Birds.
7:00 PM, a screening of North by Northwest.

$10 for one film, $18.00 for both

Click here to purchase online
or Click email the Bodega Bay Area Chamber
APRIL 9 & 10 ... Visit the ART TENT at
Bodega Bay's Annual Fisherman's Festival
See the official Fish Fest Website for more details

APRIL 23 & 24
The TALL SHIPS return to Bodega Bay
The Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain


The weekends of

JUNE 4th and 5th
& JUNE 11th and 12th

Our gallery will be hosting
ART AT THE SOURCE, featuring artists
Linda Sorensen, Jean Warren and Molly Lipsher

June 15th, we will open a
themed exhibition of California's Women Painters

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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Juried by Frances Mc Cormack, Associate Professor San Francisco Art Institute.
through March 20, 2016
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

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” through APRIL 24TH |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
New Paintings by Inna Talantova
through Mar 28

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top

Read about 1st Friday Artwalks, first Fri of the month
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection - renovated and reopened
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4

john Anderson
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 Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts
Lee Youngman Photo Thumbnail
Lee Youngman
IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed California painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman

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

-- view location on Google Maps
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de Young Museum
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork
through April 10

Permanent Collection
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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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Legion of Honor

-Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcaadia
through May 15
-Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

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

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San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
Currently closed for renovations
OPENS May 14
SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Running Fence
through Apr 17

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Snoopy and the Red Barron" through Apr 24

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

William Keith and the Battle for Hetch Hetchy
through May 1

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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 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth;
current exhibit of Tom Killion block prints

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

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Crocker Art Museum
Back to Life, Bay Area Figurative Art
through May 1

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Nature of Water,
Our Most Precious Resource

The Irvine Museum

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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Hammer Museum (at UCLA)

Hammer Museum
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Norton Simon Museum

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Art Museum Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89    
& Beyond
Hololulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
Days of Grace:
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawai‘i

through March 6

Honolulu Museum of Art Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Special Exhibition Feb 14 - May 10
Van Gogh's Bedrooms
3 versions of his bed chamber at Arles
36 Van Gogh paintings,
letters, and drawings on exhibit

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York Ottowa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art