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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - November 2013
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
other times by appointment 707-875-2911 or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Now on Exhibit
Joshua Meador Cannery Row
Cannery Row, Monterey
Joshua Meador
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Monument Valley &
Canyon de Chelly,
A Painter's Paradise

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JFK 1916-1963, 50 years after,
Norman Rockwell's portraits
of the Candidates, 1960

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Murals by Robert Rishell
to be featured in a new Wine
Museum for Santa Rosa

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Monument Valley & Canyon de Chelly, A Painter's Paradise

Its BIG! No picture or painting can transmit the scale. Sheer cliffs 700 feet high! It is a banquet of color, gently curved layers of red and blue sandstone laid down over epochs and sculpted by eons of wind and rain! When seen in the pink and gold hues of dawn or evening light, it is a visual delight. What a challenge for artists .. what a thrill to bring this beauty to canvas.

Morning Coffee ...
photo by Daniel Rohlfing

From the rocks' perspective humans are a very new visitor. First came the Anasazi who lived here for nearly 1,000 years, a clever people of small stature who discovered ways to live in caves high up on cliff walls. There they built their homes, storing their grain and supplies high above enemies, predators and floods. More recently, the Navajo came and managed their herds and grew crops on the valley floor And now in the modern era, visitors from around the world come and absorb the beauty, history, and mass of this incredible landscape.

The first of these modern era visitors included writers and painters at the turn of the 20th century. They were seduced by the region's massive scope and incomparable beauty, and they went about the task of telling others.
Jade Fon Mittens
Mittens, Monument Valley
, Jade Fon 1911-1983
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection
Gary Fillmore Shadows on the Mesa
Shadows on the Mesa by Gary Fillmore

of the Blue Coyote Gallery
Cave Creek, Arizona
(click on image for more information)

Here's how Zane Grey put it: "The so-called civilization of man and his works shall perish from the earth, while the shifting sands, the red looming walls, the purple sage, and the towering monuments, the vast brooding range show no perceptible change."

Zane Grey wrote this into the guest register of the Wetherill-Colville Guest Ranch in Kayenta, Arizona, during his last visit to the fabled ranch in 1929. The Wetherill-Colville Guest Ranch hosted a Who's Who of great California Desert painters over the years. The story behind its famous guest register is told in Shadows on the Mesa by Gary Fillmore of the Blue Coyote Gallery in Cave Creek Arizona.

The Wetherill-Colville Guest Ranch was the best (and only) place for miles and miles around ... and it is historically significant because this is where so many great painters enjoyed congenial company while taking in the surrounding scenic treasures. Maynard Dixon, William Robinson Leigh, James Swinnerton, Carl Oscar Borg, Gunnar Widforss and many others swapped stories over camp dinners as they filled their days with sketching and painting trips.

And as they wrote about and painted this region, others came to behold it. Its scenery has become iconic American artistic expression and has often been used as a backdrop or metaphor for that part of the American story. This dynamic and dramatic landscape, massive in scope and colorful beyond description, possesses a distant horizon leaning toward a promising tomorrow.

Jimmy Swinnerton Agathla Needle
Agathla Needle
, Jimmy Swinnerton 1875-1974
Blue Coyote Gallery, Cave Creek AZ
Jimmy Swinnerton Betatakin Ruins
Betatakin Ruins, Jimmy Swinnerton 1875-1974
Blue Coyote Gallery, Cave Creek AZ

One of the first to come to the California and Arizona deserts was New York cartoonist Jimmy Swinnerton. Jimmy had graduated art school in San Francisco along with classmate Maynard Dixon. As young artists, they both worked for William Randolph Hearst in San Francisco. Later, the vast body of each artists work would center on their lives in the desert.

Swinnerton was a successful cartoonist in New York, creating some of the first newspaper cartoon character strips. After contracting tuberculosis, Mr. Hearst sent Jimmy to Palm Springs to recuperate in the dry air. In the desert, Jimmy revived and thrived. He lived to be 99 years old and is known as one of the founding fathers of the American desert school.

Others followed. Some of the best known paintings of Canyon de Chelly were done by Edgar Payne. The horsemen on the sunlit patch of canyon floor give a reference point to the dramatically steep cliffs of red and blue rising high above them.

Conrad Buff is known for reducing landscape to sculptural design elements. He was a close friend and painting partner of Maynard Dixon, and their painting styles do show some similarities.

Conrad Buff Canyon de Chelly at the Crocker Sacramento
Canyon de Chelly, Conrad Buff 1886-1975
Permanent Collection, Crocker Museum, Sacramento
Edgar Payne Canyon de Chelly
Sunset, Edgar Payne 1883-1947
Recently on exhibit at the Crocker Museum, Sacramento

John W. Hilton came along as a young painter in the 1930's. He made the acquaintance of the older painters, Jimmy Swinnerton and Maynard Dixon, and deep friendships was born. Both masters taught young Hilton, often borrowing Hilton's desert expertise and energy in arranging painting and sketching expeditions. Today, Hilton is well known for his paintings, but also his expertise of the Mojave and Sonoran geography, its native cultures, its botany, zoology, geology. He was a frequent writing contributor to Desert Magazine and Arizona Highways Magazine and counted among his painting friends actor James Cagney and President Dwight Eisenhower.

Milford Zornes was a highly successful California Style watercolor painter, beginning back in the 1930's. He lived to be 100 years old and was one of the greatest teachers of the California Watercolor style. The painting below was done in 2001 when Zornes was 93 years old. Like a visual version of Beethoven composing the 9th Symphony, Milford Zornes created this painting while suffering macular degeneration. In spite of his visual limitations, Zornes insisted on continuing his painting and teaching. With enthusiasm, he taught his students from his long and storied experience. He emphasized "the story line" the horizontal, with "chapters" the vertical, as visual means of connecting with an audience from within a composition.

John W. Hilton Monument
, John W. Hilton 1904-1983
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection
Milford Zornes Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly 2001, Milford Zornes, 1908-2008
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection
Ralph Love Agathla Peak
Agathla Needle, Ralph Love 1907-1992
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection

Another desert painter was Ralph Love, who could balance light and color to the joy of anyone's visual sense. Ralph's paintings of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley are prized. Senator Barry Goldwater, an avid collector of desert art, owned several of Love's Grand Canyon scenes. These are now on exhibit in the Goldwater Museum.

Apart from two years of formal training with artist Sam Hyde Harris, Love is self taught, drawing his instruction from books and constant practice. His style eventually grew to be quite polished and is reminiscent of Thomas Moran.

At his famous "Art Shack" in Temecula, California, Ralph would keep his trusted violin handy when painting. While awaiting the next wave of inspiration, he would fiddle away until it arrived.

Ralph Love Monument Valley
Monument Valley, Ralph Love
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection

Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley not only look great on canvas, but are also big winners on the big screen.

In 1939 John Ford filmed Stagecoach in Monument Valley, the first of many filming expeditions to the area. John Ford recognized the drama of this scenery and valued it as a backdrop for his stars. John Wayne was a large man and in a closeup easily filled a frame, but when closing in on John Wayne's face with Monument Valley behind, John Wayne loomed even larger and quickly became a monument in our cultural landscape.

The same tricks are at work among today's film makers. Below right, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp appear as the masked man and Tonto in 2013's The Lone Ranger. This shot from below looking up at the actors sitting high in the saddle works especially well with the 700 foot vertical sandstone cliffs of Canyon de Chelly behind them.

John Ford and John Wayne Stagecoach
Filmed in Monument Valley, 1939's Stagecoach
directed by John Ford starring John Wayne

The Lone Ranger
Filmed in Canyon de Chelly, The Lone Ranger released in 2013
staring Armie Hammer as the Masked Man and Johnny Depp as Tonto

We recommend trips to Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly for everyone. Stories, films, paintings and photographs just can't communicate it fully. We recommend traveling in the fall or spring avoiding summer heat, and to arrange for a Navajo guided 4 wheel drive tour of Canyon de Chelly. Looking at the Canyon from seven overlooks are wonderful, but being down in the Canyon looking up is an entirely different experience. It will excite your visual sense like few other landscapes can.

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JFK 1916-1963, 50 years after,
Norman Rockwell's portraits of the Candidates, 1960

Can you believe it? He's been gone longer than he lived.

That horrible Friday afternoon, the news from Dallas flashed across the nation. Those who recall that day still know where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. As Walter Cronkite fought back tears, we learned our President was dead. Over the next three days, we shared a communal grief not seen since Lincoln's funeral train slowly rolled its way to Springfield.

Los Angeles Times Nov 23 1963
John F Kennedy Portrait Norman Rockwell

What made this assassination especially so tragic was the youth of the young president and his widespread appeal.

The Kennedys brought a new sense of class and cultural refinement to Washington. The president was young, rich, witty, charming and eloquent. His beautiful young wife Jackie was stunningly popular, highly fashionable and well cultured. Their era was referred to as "Camelot," a Broadway musical hit at the time famous for its lyric, "In short, there's simply not A more congenial spot, For happily-ever-aftering than here in Camelot." A reason why so many were impressed with Jackie is she brought to Washington a love of the arts, including special care how the Kennedys would be depicted in art and photography.

During the campaign, the famous illlustrator and painter Norman Rockwell was sent to each candidate to do a portrait for the magazine's cover. Jack Kennedy's image graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on October 29, 1960 with Richard Nixon's portrait following a week later.

Norman Rockwell wrote of his experience of painting each candidate.

Here's what he had to say about his session with Mr. Kennedy. "It was a cold misty morning in Hyannis Port. Mr. Kennedy leaned out of an upstairs window in his pajamas and said to go right on into the house, he would be down in a minute. While Mr. Kennedy ate his breakfast, I selected a room in which to take photographs. As I posed him, I remarked that I thought a rather dignified serious pose would be best; his youthful appearance should not be emphasized. He agreed. Afterward we walked onto the breakwater near the house to see his sailboat. As we were returning to the house, Mr. Kennedy suggested that we try the pose again.

He felt that he had been a little stiff the first time. We did, and his expression was just what I had wanted -- serious, with a certain dignity, but relaxed and pleasant, not hard."

Norman Rockwell's session with Richard Nixon was more formal than his sesssion with Kennedy had been. Kennedy was at home, near his beloved Hyannis Port coast while Nixon was at the Capitol, his attention geared toward politics.

Here's what Rockwell said of the encounter with Vice President Nixon. "The Senate was in session. Mr. Nixon, as presiding officer, had to attend. I was told I could have forty-five minutes with him. A Secret Service man entered, then Mr. Nixon. In photographs he looks rather dark complexioned and grim. In person this impression is contradicted by his ruddy complexion and the grave animation of his face. Photographs were taken of Mr. Nixon and a Congressman for the latter's home-town newspaper. Mr. Nixon talked knowledgebly with the Congressman about his district. As I was posing him, Mr. Nixon remarked that he had a hard face to paint. I demurred. But while painting the portrait, I found it difficult to render my impression of him, for so much of his charm arises from his vigorous smile and his smooth, abrupt, warm manner."

Richard Nixon Norman Rockwell Portrait 1960

Both portraits were published on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post the two weekends prior to the election. Both images were well received and give no hint of Rockwell's preference. But Kennedy's red hair and complexion seem less harsh than the contrasts of Nixon's darker hair and eyes. Unbeknownst to Rockwell and everyone else at the time, his portrait of Kennedy would be published twice. Just over three years later, the same portrait was used for the cover of the memorial issue of JFK, three weeks after the assassination.

John F Kennedy Saturday Evening Post Cover 1960
October 29, 1960
Richard Nixon Saturday Evening Post Cover 1960
November 3, 1960
Jack Kennedy In Memoriam Cover Saturday Evening Post Dec 14, 1963
Dec 14, 1963,
Rockwell's last Saturday Evening Post cover
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Prepping for Harvest Murals by California Artist Robert Rishell to be featured in a new Wine Museum in Santa Rosa

A new museum dedicated to wine is coming to Santa Rosa. (see Press Democrat story)

Hopes are high the museum will open in early 2015. New developments can be viewed at The former AT&T Building in downtown Santa Rosa is about to undergo a long awaited renovation. The building's lower level will be dedicated to a wine museum telling Sonoma County's story of wine from the vineyard to the table.

Robert Rishell Wine Harvest 960
Robert Rishell"s 1957 mural of a California wine harvest

The core of the museum will be the Jim McCormick collection. Over the past thirty years, Jim, a Petaluma antique dealer, has accumulated over 4,500 wine related artifacts such as grape presses, wine cellar tools and even a collection of 900 corkscrews. In a recent Santa Rosa Press Democrat story, Jim stated, "Its all great stuff. I think its going to be a tremendous asset for downtown Santa Rosa." You may view many of these wine related items on Jim's website,

McCormick's collection includes five large murals by California painter Robert Rishell. Each is 4 x 12 feet. They will be mounted along the walls of the museum, a marvelous backdrop for the artifacts of Sonoma County's wine past. These paintings were commissioned by a Sacramento restaurant in 1957. The restaurant is no longer, but these magnificent murals by Robert Rishell survived and contine to continue to tell the story of California and its wine.

Wine Harvsest 3 Wine Harvest
Robert Rishell Ox Team and Wine Barrels
Robert Rishell's 1957 mural of a California wine barrell laden wagon pulled by oxen

Robert Clifford Rishell was instrumental in founding the Oakland Museum, and remained active in its support the rest of his life. He was son of an Oakland Mayor, Clifford E. Rishell (Mayor 1949-1961). His father was mayor during the building of the Bay Bridge. Robert was a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts, and later a member of the Society of Western Artists. He studied under Xavier Martinez. He was influenced to paint California's deserts by friend and artist Jimmy Swinnerton and became friends with another desert painter, John W. Hilton, and often exhibited at the Desert Southwest Art Gallery in Palm Desert, near Palm Springs.

His fame as an artist brought him an invitation to become a member of the Bohemian Club. His daughter recalls that Bob really enjoyed the Bohemian campouts, especially enjoying the antics of his tent mates, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and novelist Herman Wouk.

Ronald Reagan Portrait by Robert Rishell
Rishell's "Gubernatorial portrait of Ronald Reagan" at
the Capitol in Sacramento

In 1974, Robert Rishell was commissioned to paint the official gubernatorial portrait of Governor Ronald Reagan. This portrait is now on display in the California State Capitol Museum. It resides high on the staircase just off the main rotunda along with portraits of the rest of California's governors. (See our July '09 Newsletter) Rishell's paintings often feature a stark contrast of light and shadow, and are quite distinctive. As Bob used to say, "You need dark to show light." His works were included in the collections of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

Click here to listen to a KGO interview with Bob Rishell, March 1, 1969. This recording was supplied to us proudly by Robert Rishell's grandson.

Robert Rishell in his studio
Robert Rishell pictured
in his Oakland studio
These Robert Rishell paintings are now available from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Robert Rishell Redwoods
Trail of the Giants, oil, 30 x 40
Robert Rishell Mountain Trail
Mountain Trail, oil, 11 x 14
Robert Rishell Princess Family Horse
Princess Family Horse, pastel 23 x 29
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News from our Gallery
  • NEW Gallery Hours are 12:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Wednesday through Sunday.
    We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cellphone, 510-414-9821.
  • Thanks to Sonoma County and all the workmen who made this project happen! The repaving of Doran Beach Park road is complete, smooth sailing for Winnebagos and casual beach visitors.
  • The Salmon Creek Art Walk is coming up the weekend of November 2-3,
  • The sports fishing Dungeness crab season opens this weekend. Local charity crab feeds are around the corner. Commercial season is around the corner. Head to Bodega Bay for a painting and some crab.
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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 showing ... Harbors, Boats, and Reflections on the Water
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
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The Ren Brown Collection
Hossoya, Masayuki Linocuts and More Small Treasures
Through October | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
"Expressions," Phil Wright and Samantha Butler
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 |
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J C Henderson Neptune's Ocean
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
opening and reception, Oct 6th, "Kindred Spirits"
featuring Christine Crozier, Sibyl Johnson, Jane Hofstetter, Carolyn Hofstetter, Paul Kratter, Richard Lindenberg
Sergio Lopez, Anton Pavlenko, Bart Walker, & Craig Zugar
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
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
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

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

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

Paul Youngman
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

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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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.

Memento Mori, themes of life and death by a variety of artists | Back to the Top
The Photographers Memento Mori
Memento Mori

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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
coming exhibition ... opening "Uncovered Genius" The creative lives of Artists with disabilities through Sep 15
El Día de los Muertos Petaluma, 2013 Tree of Lives / Arbol de Vidas, Oct 5 - Nov 3

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
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
David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition
Oct 26 - Jan 20

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

UNBUILT SAN FRANCISCO: The View from Futures Past
Curated by Benjamin Grant and Cydney M. Payton
Sep 6 – Dec 29
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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings

Matisse from SFMOMA, Nov 9 - Feb 2

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art
Highlights from SFMOMA's collection
through Oct 27

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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

Currently closed for a major expansion

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Photography in Mexico from SFMOMA, Sep 28 - Jan 12

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Play Things: Toys in Peanuts"
Oct 16 - Feb 3

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
(Self portraits by
Chuck Close, Eduard Manet, Norman Rockwell, Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Ansel Adams, Charlie Chaplin, Alex Katz, C.S. Lewis, Le Corbusier, and Paul Robeson.)
Oct through Dec 15

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
Kitchen Memories:
Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection

Sep 7 - Dec 1
(707) 939-7862

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Grace Hudson Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
Nov 2 - Jan 5

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art
through Nov 17

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

In Process: Andrew Schoultz
through Nov 17

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Permenant Collection
-coming in Feb '16 ...
Jules Tavernier, Artist and Adventurer

through May 11 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"
-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
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
& "Levitated Mass"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
California Impressionism
through Jan 9, 2014
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation
and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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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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Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

Sam Francis:
Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism
from California Collections
through Jan 5

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

National Parks of the West

Nov 2 - Feb 23

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

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

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.

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

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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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