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November 2010
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Paul Seruisier The Flowery Fence Thumbnail
Tell the neighbors!
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay now at SF's de Young

Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel Thumbnail
Marion Kavanaugh & Elmer Wachtel,
Their Open Studio, 100 Years Ago
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Claude Monet, London Parliament Sun Through the Fog
Tell the neighbors!
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay now at SF's de Young
Claude Monet,
Study of a Figure Outdoors
Sisley_Alfred_Moret_BridgeAlfred Sisley, Moret Bridge

The de Young's new exhibition of paintings from the Musée d’Orsay takes visitors on a systematic tour through the range of styles offered by the Post-Impressionists.

Impressionism - Make no mistake, Impressionism was a breath of fresh air, a marvelous rebirth of creativity. But the creative wave of impressionism moved onward as artists experimented and explored new theories of color and light and new forms of expression. After the Impressionists, the 1880's brought new innovators such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne and Georges Seurat. These artists broke with impressionism in a diversity of experimental paths, ranging through Pointillism, Neo-Impressionism, Synthetism and Symbolism, as well as the groups of artists known as the School of Pont-Aven and the Nabis. Together, these diverse avenues are known as the Post-Impressionists.

The de Young's exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay is much like a master's seminar exploring each major group of Post-Impressionism, offering prime examples of each group. On the surface, the visitor is awed by the accomplishments of these visionaries, and perhaps on a subconscious level, a deeper appreciation of how one wave of innovation in any art or any field of endeavor sparks the the creativity of the next step.

Georges Lemmen, Beach at Heist

Pointillism and Neo-Impressionism

New ideas in color theory brought forth a systematic technique using pairs of opposites from the color spectrum (red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and violet) to create a greater vibrancy. These colors blend for the viewer in the mind, a process known as "optical mixture."

The major work of the neo -impressionists was Georges Seurat's 'A Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.' To prepare for this work, Seurat did many preparatory studies of his composition, painstakingly studying each character in its setting. In the study to the right,

Georges Seurat, Study for Afternoon
on The Island of La Grande Jatte
Camille Pissarro,
Hoarfrost, Peasant Girl Making Fire

Seurat experimented with the paint application processes, using a wider brushstroke here than the fine brush points used in the final work. When 'A Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' was exhibited, it inspired other painters.

Georges Lemmen was a Belgian painter who was influenced by Seurat, and during his neo-impressionist phase did landscapes and seascapes which typify pointillist technique. Heist is a popular coastal resort town in the Belgian province of West Flanders.

Although not having grown up as a peasant, Camille Pissarro felt his backgrounds did not disqualify him from using peasant themes. He believed such paintings kept him in touch with nature and sensation. In Hoarfrost, Peasant Girl Making Fire, Pissarro seeks to achieve "trembling color" in the smoky haze rising from the fire.

Vincent Van Goph, Starry Night
Vincent Van Goph, Imperial Crown
Fritillaries in a Copper Vase

Pablo Picasso, Large Still LIfe
Paul Cezanne,
Rocks Near the Caves above Chateau Noir

Cézanne / van Gogh

Paul Cézanne portrayed forms reduced to their geometries, seeking to depict objects as living beings. He once said, I will ‘astonish Paris with an apple’. Cézanne and others, Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier and Pablo Picasso, celebrate the refined beauty of the ordinary. These artists cropped compositions, compressed space and tilted the picture plane.

Vincent Van Goph arrived in Paris in 1886, a time of great change. The older impressionists Claude Monet and Camile Pissarro were experimenting with changes to their styles, and Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat were leading the avant-gard. When Van Goph first arrived he employed feathery impressionistic strokes, but soon he was producing radically colored compositions such as his "Bedroom at Arles."

When Van Goph painted Imperial Crown Fritallaries, he was living in Paris with his brother Theo. He was experimenting with opposing color combinations, blue and orange, and yellow and violet. In 1888, van Goph had relocated to Arles, a small provincial town on the Rhone River. At this time, he wrote to his sister about painting at night, "At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day, having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are citron-yellow, others have a pink glow, or a green blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it will be clear that putting little white dots on a blue-black surface is not enough." Starry Night is quite stunning in person, with rich impasto and deep glowing color, and no two- dimensional photo does it justice.
Paul Serusier, The Flowery Fence Le Pouldu
Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de The Clown Cha U Kao
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,
The Clown Cha U Kao

Paul Gauguin, Seascape with Cow

Paul Gauguin + Pont-Aven School / Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

In Pont-Aven in western France, Paul Gauguin lived simply and cheaply far from urbanized Paris. There, along with other artists including Emile Bernard, he developed a style known as Synthetism. These paintings are

Emile Bernard Madeleine in the Bois d'Amour

dominated by large blocks of bright color with exotic and spiritual themes.

In contrast with Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec remained in the bohemian life of urban Paris, drawing his inspiration from the cabarets and brothels of Monmartre. Toulouse-Lautrec chose performers and prostitutes as his models, using bright flat colors. His work was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints. Often his work had a sketchy look, leaving patches of bare canvas.

Bonnard Pierre The White Cat
Pierre Bonnard, The White Cat

Symbolism / The Nabis

The Symbolists included Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon, and they explored themes of mythology, philosophy and dreams. In The Poor Fisherman, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes shows a widower fishing as his older daughter picks flowers while tending a younger sibling. The painting is a social comment on the invisibility of the poorer classes.

The Nabis (Hebrew and Arabic for the word "prophet") were a group of disaffected Jewish art students, drawn together by a mutual interest in idealist philosophy and Symbolist literature. This group included Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard.

The Nabis drew their inspiration from Parisian life, including its domestic and private interiors. Felix

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes,
The Poor Fisherman
Felix Vollotton, Dinner by Lamplight

Vollotton asked, "Why is it always in the familiar places that the mind and the sensibility find the greatest degree of genuine novelty?"

In Vollonton's painting Dinner by Lamplight, a silhouette of the artist's back dominates the foreground, and his step-son is yawning while the rest of the family seems lifeless. This scene reflects the artist's attitude toward his own family. He had just married an art dealer's daughter, Gabrielle, to advance his artistic career. The move did not work out well, and he found it time consuming and exhausting to interact with his wife and step-children.

Henri Rousseau, War
Maurice Denis, Muses

Decoration / Rousseau

A close circle of patrons commissioned the Nabis painters, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis and Eduard Vuillard, to create large paneled works for domestic interiors.

Ker Xavier Roussel, The Terrace

Their goal was to merge art with daily life. They employed muted tones to resemble the tone of Italian fresco paintings and medieval tapestries. Henri Rousseau used flat forms, with subjects who were exotic and dreamlike. His work was a major influence on twentieth century movements, especially Surrealism.

Overall, the star of the show was Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. As I was just about to exit the exhibit ready to survive my transit through the exhibition gift shop, I heard a woman explain to her husband that she was going to trace her steps backward to see Starry Night "just one more time." But with a closer and steady eye, we are challenged and enriched by the work of the post impressionists, all seeking to allow us all to see the world with new eyes.

Make plans now to attend. Soon the holidays will be upon us and then, these marvelous works will be back in their newly renovated home in Paris.

Prior to visiting San Francisco, the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay visited the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Here is a very well done video production done by the National Gallery detailing the characteristics and influence of the Post-Imrpessionist painters.
The video runs nearly 10 minutes, and is best enjoyed using the full screen feature,

from our September issue.
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone Thumbnail
Round Two, The de Young presents Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond:
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces
from the Musée d’Orsay

Sept 25, 2010 - Jan 18, 201

View the marvelous online guide
to this same exhibition
provided by
the National Gallery of Australia

who hosted the
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces
from the Musée d’Orsay
over the summer of 2010.

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Pondering where to go next?
How about Sacramento's
newly expanded Crocker Art Museum!
Steven Kaltenbach Portrait of my Father
Steven Kaltenbach Portrait of my Father

The wait is over - the newly expanded Crocker Art Museum is open. Its gleaming new building with its well lit and comfortable galleries, cafe, and exceptionally friendly new visitors' entrance is now awaiting your first visit. Their stunning collection fits well into the Crocker's two buildings, the one, an old and stately classic mansion, and the other a spacious and sparkling architectural gem.

But museums are much more than their buildings, they are about their art. Here's a small peek at some of the Crocker's vast art collection, spanning some of the best in California and American painting.

One of the Crocker's more modern crowd pleasers is Steven Kaltenbach's Portrait of my Father. A very large canvas, The artist created this painting over seven years, as "testament to life, love, and loss confronting us all."
Flatland River Wayne Thiebaud SFMOMA
Flatland River 1997
Wayne Theibaud, at SFMOMA

For its initial special exhibition, The Crocker looked to an old friend. Wayne Thiebaud: Homecoming celebrates Sacramento’s most famous artist, Wayne Thiebaud, as he begins his 90th year.

Sixty years ago in 1951, Thiebaud held his first one-artist exhibition, Influences on a Young Painter, at the Crocker. This new exhibition features approximately 75 paintings and drawings and spans his entire career, from the artist’s early works to paintings fresh from his easel.

Our favorite was one entitled Five Figures, a scene with five well dressed men and women seated on chairs blankly staring in five different directions,

Wayne Theibaud Urban Square Oakland MuseumUrban Square,
Wayne Theibaud, Oakland Museum

each unconcerned by the other figures. After gazing at the painting a while, it strikes you that the shadows cast by the chairs have no figures in them at all. Other Thiebaud works show pies and cakes, outrageously sloped streets of San Francisco, and his famed patch-worked vistas of the California landscape.

Sacramento Art Museum Old and New
Sacramento Art Museum, Old and New

Crocker patron viewing Kaltenbach's Portrait of my FatherCrocker patron
viewing Kaltenbach's Portrait of my Father

Richard Notkin All Nations Have Their Moments of Foolishness
Richard Notkin All Nations Have Their Foolish Moments
Another rather daring piece is Richard Notkin's All Nations Have Their Foolish Moments. Like a puzzle, this illusionist painting is made up of 344 tiles, all in shades of gray. From afar, it looks like a photo of the 43rd President, but as one comes closer, each of the tiles in the three dimensional relief has a famed symbol, from artistic
statements of the past including the screaming horse in Picasso's Guernica and Michaelangelo's Pieta to more modern iconic images including the hooded prisoners of Abu Ghraib Prison. Taken together, the shaded individual images create the
John Hubbard Rich Day Dreams
John Hubbard Rich, Day Dreams

image of George W. Bush, a thoughtful, yet critical tapestry of his years in power. Like it or hate it, it does create a thoughtful response for viewers.

One of our favorites from the Crocker's collection was an impressionist painting by John Hubbard Rich entitled Day Dreams. The work was done in 1918, a compelling image done in a dance of light.

A much larger work and grand in its scope was Edwin Deakin's Notre s

Edwin Deakin Notre Dame and river boats on the Seine,
as seen from Ile Saint-Louis
Dame. The scene shows the back of Notre Dame with a group of boats on the River Seine as seen from Ile Saint-Louis. It creates a desire to plan a trip and stroll the streets of Paris.
Ann Bremer Portrait of a Young Lady
Ann Bremmer Portrait of a Young Lady

Ann Bremmer was known for her landscapes done in the San Francisco and Monterey where she would paint plein air and finish her work in her studios. Later in her career, she painted still lifes and figures. At the close of her painting career, she used a lighter palette as in A Portrait of a Young Lady. Even from across the gallery, this painting draws you in and is most compelling.

Closer to the hearts and minds of Bodega Bay viewers might be Jules Tavernier's Marin Sunset Back of Petaluma. The coastal hills and sunlit clouds is done justice by this masterful California painter.


Jules Tavernier Marin Sunset Back of Petaluma
Jules Tavernier Marin Sunset Back of Petaluma
Another of Edwin Deakin's Parisian paintings is Christmas Morning Hotel de Cluny, a marvelous depiction of a glowing warmth as seen through a stained glass window of a beautifully sculpted stone building, its entrance frosted in an evening's light snow.
Edwin Deakin Christmas Morning Hotel de Cluny in Paris
Edwin Deakin Christmas Morning
Hotel de Cluny in Paris

Paul Lauritz's The High Sierras displays a marvelous brightly lighted group of Sierra peaks contrasted with deep shadows and flowing glaciers down to a deep blue mountain lake. As many artists before and after, the grandeur of the Sierra has provided inspiration for some of their best work. Paul Lauritz painted extensively through the Sierra and the California deserts. He also was a teacher at both the Chouinard School of Art and the Otis Art Institute.

William Hahn's painting, Sansome Street San Francisco is one of the Crocker's epic canvases, the massive paintings once tightly displayed in the Crocker's Grand Salon.

Paul Lauritz The High Sierra
Paul Lauritz (1889-1975) The High Sierras
Now at home in the more spacious new wing, these paintings have room to breathe, and tell their tales. A thoughtful study of Sansome Street San Francisco will make you wonder what San Francisco looked like a little over 100 years ago.
Georgia O'Keefe It was a Man and a Pot
Georgia O'Keefe It Was a Man and a Pot

Georgia O'Keefe's It was a Man and a Pot needs no commentary as it stands well on its own as a thought provoking yet beautiful representation of the accomplishments of man tempered by the ephemeral nature of life.

You're going to enjoy the new Crocker, and we strongly encourage you to include a trip in your near future plans. Expect your visit to take two to three intriguing hours.

William Hahn Sansome Street San Francisco
William Hahn (1829-1887) Sansome Street San Francisco
If you have time, you may want to include a stroll through the Capital and its grounds. Inside the Capitol are more California paintings, including Governor portraits of the past. See our previous articles.

A practical footnote ... we did not thoroughly investigate the available parking, but there is metered parking conveniently located surrounding the park across the street. If you decide to park on the street, please take along lots of quarters, as the rate is approximately 12 minutes for each quarter.
previously from our July, 2009 issue

Sacramento's Crocker
Museum and its European
salon style presentation
California State Capitol
State Capitol Museum

Marion Kavanaugh & Elmer Wachtel,
Their Open Studio, 100 Years Ago


Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel

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LA Herald Article Title
Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel Eucalyptus at Evening


ONE of the events of the year in the art world of Southern California is the occasion when Elmer Wachtel and Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel open to the public their beautiful studio on the lower slope of Mt. Washington. When viewing their work there we feel that nowhere could it be seen to better advantage, and in Los Angeles it is rarely exhibited else where.

The eastern galleries, however, have frequent exhibitions of the work of both of these painters, and no interpreters of California landscape are more widely known or their exhibitions awaited with more pleasure. It has been said before in speaking of the work of these painters, the one in oil, the other in water color, that the classification of oils as epic and water colors as lyric in quality, though a beautiful distinction, can hardly be made In this case. Nothing could more strongly suggest the beauty of an epic poem than the calm and dignity of the "Eucalyptus at Evening," by Mrs. Wachtel, though we find in all her work the music of color that is lyric. Many of Mrs. Wachtel's recent water colors remained in Chicago after her exhibition there at the Thurber gallery, and this decreases the number of landscapes from her brush; but we return with pleasure to some of our favorites of last year's exhibition, such as the "Desert Showers."

A finer aquarelle (picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil) than this we could not hope to find in any exhibition of the present day on either side of the Atlantic.

Turning to Elmer Wachtel's superb

previously from our newsletter
Mary DeNeale Morgan Pt Lobos Cypress and Deep Blue Sea Thumb
Superbly Independent:
Early California Paintings by Annie Harmon, Mary DeNeale Morgan and Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel

Hearst Gallery St. Mary's, Moraga CA
through Sept 19th
landscapes, we are reminded of a phrase of some critic: "The splendor and amplitude of nature, not the skill of the painter, are the first and last things to affect the mind as one looks at his pictures." We feel that the dominant quality in his work is imagination —poetic vision—a quality that is temperamental, translated to the world with an individuality of expression.

The titles given these landscapes show in themselves the poetic spirit of the painter. "The Golden Hour" expresses so well the beauty of the sunlight on the distant hilltop. "Dawn" we remember as a lovely glow of color. "The Majesty of the Hills," firm and masterful in touch. Is most truly majestic, and in "The Silent Hills" we feel a silence that is almost melancholy.

"Across the Valley" is strongly characteristic in the treatment of the splendid trees that dominate the composition, still letting the eye wander back into the depths of the picture to the rugged hills In the distance. "Evening in the Foothills" and "October Evening," and other distinctive canvases in this most noteworthy exhibition. -- ELIZABETH WAGGONER

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Gallery Notes

  • A new gallery exhibition is taking place at North Point Gallery in San Francisco entitled Gottardo Piazzoni and his Legacy: Russell Chatham, Maurice del Mue, and Thomas Wood. The exhibit features family owned paintings by Gottardo Piazzoni and works by his grandsons Russell Chatham and Thomas Wood and a brother-in-law, Maurice del Mue.
  • Linda Sorensen's paintings are now listed on Askart.com. You may view her Askart page to see her latest works, or visit her website, LindaSorensenPaintings.com.

Photo of Jacques Goudstikker
at his gallery

SF's Contemporary Jewish Museum

Reclaimed Paintings from the collection of Jacques Gaudstikker
through March 29, 2011

After the Nazi invasion of his native Holland, art collector and gallery owner Jacques Goudstikker was forced to flee the Netherlands with his family in May 1940. Jacques died in a tragic accident while escaping as he left behind approximately 1,400 works of art, most of which were looted by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring.

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail
After the war and intervening decades of effort and negotiation, the Goudstikker’s family has successfully reclaimed 200 artworks from the Dutch government in one of the largest restitutions of Nazi-looted art. This exhibition presents a selection of the returned masterpieces alongside photographs and documents relating to Goudstikker’s life.
Pablo Picasso The Reader Thumbnail
Pablo Picasso
Reading 1932

Now in Seattle ... coming to SF's de Young the summer of 2011
Picasso, Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8 - January 17
Seattle Art Museum | See the Art Slide show

Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm Thursday & Friday: 10 am–9 pm Monday & Tuesday: closed
The works in this exhibition come from Picasso’s personal collection -
works of art the highly self-aware artist kept for himself with the intent of shaping his own artistic legacy. Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris—the largest and most important repository of the artist’s work in the world—the exhibition will feature work representing every major period from the artist’s prolific output over eight decades.

Pablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands ThumbnailPablo Picasso Jaquiline with Crossed Hands 1954

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or by prearranged appointment)

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

New to Smith and Kirk Gallery : the paintings of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
and the Sonoma landscape paintings of L.L. Sorensen
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer, fused glass art, paintings, jewelry, and creative pottery and sculpture.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
http://www.SmithAndKirk.com | 707-875-2976
LL Sorensen China Cove Glorious Day
"China Cove" LL Sorensen
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Artist Gallery
Through Nov 11, "CALIFORNIA HILLS"
plein aire landscape paintings by Ron Sumner and James Reynolds
Imaginative gift ideas including small paintings, festive pottery, fused glass, decorative gourds & jewelry
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron SumnerBodega School House
Ron Sumner

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Our Summer 2010 Exhibit:
Mythos Sun and Moon: Recent Work By Kyoto Artist Sarah Brayer
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while visiting galleries in Bodega Bay, dine at
The Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"

Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café,
perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup.
In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is, in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And 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
Don Ealy, A Passionate Painter
Grand Exhibition and Sale
Book Signing and Reception, Sunday, Oct 3, 12 - 4 pm

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

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"In Relation"
New Sculptures by Bobbi Jeanne Quercia

Reception: Saturday, November 6, 3 - 6 pm / November 5 - November 28, 2010

Gallery 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).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Sunday, Oct 9 Gala Opening 3 - 5 PM
"Paint the Forests 2010 Exhibit"

A juried exhibition of the National Winners in both the photo and art divisions. Major artists nationally participated in this year's event, which depicts the plight and beauty of our woodlands in each of the U.S. Forsest Regions with a special competition for art focusing on the Northern California Redwood Region. Net proceeds from the Exhibition support the Redwood Forest Foundation,
for info ... please call 707-942-0585
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Fall Show

http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | 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
October 1—November 14, 2010
DANGEROUS TOYS ... Monty Monty
November 19, 2010—January 2, 2011
THE RETURN OF THE LODI MADMAN: New Works & Venerable Classics
Michael Cooper, Artist Reception: Saturday, November 20, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
October 26 - December 5, 2010 Gallery Artists' Group Show
featuring Fine Art by Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis,
Soo Noga, Rik Olson, Linda Ratzlaff and Mylette Welch
along with Guest Artists: Debbie Van Dyke and Jill Keller-Peters

9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
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Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | 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.
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)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top
Sillouette of Cypress Kai Samuel-Davis Thumbnail
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.
Beginning October 9 "Art with Attitude"
strong content regarding politics, religion, war, myth, & the human condition

political cartoons of Honore Daumier and Thomas Nast, mid-century and contemporary works by Ed Corbett, Francis DeErdely, Evelyn Glaubman, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Joseph Hirsch, Tyler Hoare, Jim Spitzer, and others.
Reception, Sunday, Oct 10, 1 to 4 | Petaluma Art Walk Saturday, Oct 9, 4 to 7
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

Oct. 1 - Nov. 7: El Día de Los Muertos Petaluma
20 x 20: Annual Members Exhibition NOV 19 - JAN 2, 2011
We offer our artist members, once a year, the opportunity
to exhibit their work without the restrictions of a jury process.

http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

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.
http://isaacsartcenter.hpa.edu | Back to the Top
Jules Tavernier Kilauea by Moonlight c 1890 Thumbnail
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
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
Film of the Month: November 1-24, 2010
A Month of Mickey Mouse and Friends (1928-1942)
a selection of Mickey Mouse cartoons including: Steamboat Willie, the Karnival Kid, The Band Concert, Mickey's Birthday Party, and more!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Club
Theater tickets available online
Original Mouseketeers: Bobby, Sharon, and Cubby. Hear them talk with Lorraine Santoli, author of
The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book, about what it was like to work with Walt.

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San Francisco de Young Museum
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne
and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from
the Musée d’Orsay

September 25, 2010 - January 18, 2011

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Very Postmortem:
Japanesque: The Japanese Print
in the Era of Impressionism

October 16, 2010 - January 9, 2011

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San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Reclaimed Paintings from the collection
of Jacques Gaudstikker

through March 29, 2011
Art collector and gallery owner Jacques Gaudstikker of the Netherlands died while fleeing the Nazi invasion of his country, and 1,400 works of art were looted by lReichsmarschall Hermann Göring. After decades of effort and negotiations, much of this art has been returned to the family, in one of the largest restitutions of Nazi era looted art ever.
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Oakland Museum of California

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation
through Jan 9, drawings, paintings, & sculptures from Ratatouille, WALL-E,
UP, and Toy Story.
- The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works"... one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art"

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San Francisco

Prints by Paul Klee (1946)
August 07, 2010 - January 16, 2011
New Work: R. H. Quaytman
October 22, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Mad Science:

October 31, 2010 – February 6, 2011
the edgy and experimental work by this group of Bay Area artists, who are scholars, scientists, and classically trained artists.

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Peanuts . . . Naturally
August 28, 2010 through January 23, 2011
Portraits of Schultz
October 1, 2010 through February 6, 2011
Upstairs Changing Gallery

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Hearst Art Gallery

William Keith
The Saint Mary's College Keith collection, October 8 - December 18, 2011
More than 125 of Keithi's paintings will be on view, accompanied by a new publication on the artist's life and work.
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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
The American Scene,
New Deal Art, 1935-1943

October 3 - December 19, 2010
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Grace Hudson Museum

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider,
A California Indian Feast

through Nov 4

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Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862
Visions of Paradise: Art & The Power of Faith
through Nov. 7, 2010
Fletcher Benton: The Artist's Studio
and Living Walls: A Collaborative Installation

Saturday, Nov 20 - Feb 6, 2011

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Monterey Museum of Art
Miró, Matisse & Picasso:
Celebrating Color and Line

Oct 30 - Feb 27
MMA La Mirada
Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000
20th– and 21st–century artworks including paintings, sculpture, installation, new media, photography,
drawings, prints, and artist books.

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Crocker Art Museum

Wayne Thiebaud: Homecoming
OCTOBER 10 – NOVEMBER 28, 2010


Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Eye for the Sensual:
Selections from the Resnick Collection

October 2, 2010–January 2, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum

All Things Bright & Beautiful

opens Nov 10 through June 11, 2011

The museum will be closed
from Oct 24th to Nov 10th

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Stranger Than Fiction: Narrative in Works by Selected Contemporary Artists
September 18, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Yosemite: Then and Now
October 2, 2010 - January 23, 2011

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Photographing the American West: Selections from the Permanent Collection
06.12.10 - 02.27.11

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection
Through December 12, 2010
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Birds in Art
October, 2010 through January 2, 2011

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Norton Simon Museum

Hiroshige: Visions of Japan
June 04, 2010 - January 17, 2011
Permanent collection,European paintings
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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.
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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, November 6, 2010 to February 20, 2011
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.

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& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Masterpieces from
the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8, 2010–January 17, 2011

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

Thomas Moran at Shoshone Falls
OCT 23, 2010 – JAN 16, 2011

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell
from the Collections of
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

1st floor West, American Art Museum
Now through January 2, 2011

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Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Birth of Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

October 15, 2010–January 23, 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.
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The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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  Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
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