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Trail of the Giants
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Joshua Meador Rain People
Joshua Meador
Rain People
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Musee Picasso Paris Reopens
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Thanks Geoffrey Holder,
An Artist's Life Well Lived
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Musee Picasso Paris Reopens
after an extensive 5 year renovation

News report of the Musee de Picasso's reopening

After five years, the Picasso Museum in Paris is reopening. The grandiose 17th Century Hotel Sale in the Marais district is now larger with expansive well lighted interiors. A new reception hall is housed in the former stables and visitors can now visit a recreation of Picasso's studios in the basement. The Museum's 40 display rooms now house 400 pieces, a small fraction of the museum's collection of 5,000 works.

As visitors make their way through the museum they see Picasso's periods in rough chronology, beginning with his blue period through the Cubist and Surrealist phases and on to his late re-interpretations of master painters.

Below is our Newsletter article from June, 2011 when a portion of the Paris Picasso Collection delighted thousands of art lovers when it visited San Francisco's de Young Museum.

Musee National Picasso in Paris
Musee National Picasso in Paris, now open after restorations
San Francisco's de Young hosts
Picasso: Masterpieces
from the Musee National Picasso, Paris
From our June 2011 Newsletter

"Picasso!" ... far more than a name, more like a force of nature. His extraordinary gifted talent expanded established norms, leaving in his wake a stunningly stylized body of work in whatever artistic medium he chose.

His greatest contribution was as co-founder of Cubism along with Georges Braque, where parts of objects or models were analyzed and then reassembled in an abstracted form, using a multitude of viewpoints, placing the subject into a greater context.

Picasso Celestina (1904)
Celestina (1904), from the artist’s Blue Period

Through effective use of intersecting surfaces, random angles and the loss of depth, Picasso could reveal energies within his subject which could reach beyond normal paths of perception and speak directly to the sub-conscious, beautifully reinventing accepted ideas of shape, color, and design.

The de Young's exhibition dips into each loosely defined period of Picasso's career, allowing us to analyze and abstract the characteristics of each.

Pablo Picasso Photo Portrait
Photo portrait of Picasso
Jean-Gilles Berizzi

Then, the exhibit challenges us to reassemble the parts of his career into a cohesive whole, much like the creative process Picasso used creating one of his cubist paintings.

This exhibition features over 100 masterpieces from the permanent collection of the Musee National Picasso including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from his long and fabled career. The overlapping periods of his career include The Blue Period (1901-1904), the Rose Period (1904-1906), the Expressionist Period, also known as his African Period (1907-1909), Cubism 1909-1916), Neoclassicism (1917-1925) and Surrealism (1925-1930's).

Picasso (1881 - 1973) achieved success in a wide variety of styles in both painting and sculpture. From early in his childhood in the 1880's in the city of Málaga in the Andalusian region of Spain until his passing in Mougins in the South of France in 1973, his genius seamlessly exhibited an openness to experiment with a variety of theories, styles, techniques and ideas. Modern scholars divide the styles of his career into periods, all in an effort to grasp and understand his magic.

Picasso Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907)
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) from his African Period

Picasso's Blue Period (1901-1904) was a dark time when he created somber paintings using blue and blue-green shades. Many of his Blue Period works featured gaunt mothers, prostitutes and beggars. Picasso was in his early twenties, and was deeply saddened by the suicide of a friend, Carlos Casagemas. Casagemas shot himself in the left temple while seated at the L’Hippodrome Café in Paris. Picasso was not present, but when he learned of his friend's death, he began paining in blue.

Two Brothers (1906) from the Rose Period

The Rose Period (1904–1906) followed the Blue Period. The elevated mood of these paintings are in marked contrast to the Blue Period with the use of orange and pink colors often depicting circus people, acrobats and harlequins, and presented a reborn and much livelier spirit.

During this period, Picasso had a warm relationship with Fernande Olivier, a Parisian model, and he enjoyed the camaraderie of other contemporary French painters. The Rose Period is considered a transitional year for Picasso, a time when he was rising from the depths of his Blue Period and embracing life anew. Although both the paintings of the Blue and Rose Periods where done in Paris, the Blue Period work is considered to be influenced more by Spanish traditions while the Rose Period is considered to be more influenced by French painting.

Picasso Cubist Man with a Guitar
Man with a Guitar (1911)
an example of Analytic Cubism

Picasso's African Period lasted from 1907 - 1909 marked by a time when Picasso was greatly influenced by African sculpture, especially ceremonial masks. As French Imperialism ventured deeper into the African continent, a flood of exotic artifacts came to Paris accompanied by exaggerated stories of cannibalism and fantastic tales. Picasso's friend Henri Matisse helped introduce Picasso to the magic of African art. His painting Les Demoiselles (above) is considered to be the first Cubist work done with African influences, especially the figures on the right side.

During the next phase of his career, Picasso worked closely with Georges Braque. Moving from Picasso's African period, the pair evolved into Analytic Cubism (1909-1912). This period is noted for its monochromatic use of browns and neutral colors as well as objects analyzed in terms of their shape. After 1912, Analytic Cubism evolved into Synthetic cubism (1912-1919) where paper fragments of wallpaper or newspaper were pasted into compositions, the first use of collage in fine art.

Picasso Neoclassical Portrait of Olga (1917)
Portrait of Olga (1917), Neoclassical Period

After World War I, Picasso worked in a neoclassical style (1917-1925). As the war ended, the world seemed to need a rest, and perhaps due to that reality, artists laid aside avant garde styles, choosing to renew their interest in classical traditions and figuration. For Picasso, this was a time when he experimented less with Cubism.

Picasso Guernica 1937 Museo Reina Sofia Madrid
Guernica (1937 ), at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid (not part of the de Young's exhibition) merging neoclassical and synthetic cubist elements

His neoclassical works contained images of centaurs, minotaurs, nymphs, and fauns inspired by the classical world of Italy. His famed Guernica borrowed classical themes from his neoclassical period and merged them with analytic cubism. Guernica is a large canvas, perhaps Picasso's most famed painting, warning of the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war.

Picasso_ Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937
Pablo Picasso Reading 1932
Reading (1932)
Pablo Picasso Jacquiline with Hands Crossed 1954
Jacqueline with Hands Crossed (1954)
Two Women Running on a Beach Pablo Picasso 1922
Two Women Running on the Beach (1922), neoclassical women in togas
Pablo Picasso The Kiss 1969
Le Baiser (The Kiss) (1969)

In the middle of the 1920's, Picasso was working with Surrealists (1925-1930's) , although he never liked being labeled as one. But appealing to Picasso was Surrealism's challenge of dealing with physical and psychological states through exaggerated use of imaginary form and distorted perspective.

The whole of Picasso's career is far greater than the confines of one period. These periodic divisions only an aid in understanding the entirety of his artistic life. Throughout he worked in a variety of styles, often merging influences and languages of style in later works. He was prolific, avant-guarde, and individualistic, an artist for the ages.

So make plans now to visit the de Young and enjoy this grand opportunity. The de Young offers you the rare opportunity to view masterpieces from each of his artistic periods, abstract from each a portion of his genius, and reassemble them into your own appreciation of Picasso.

This YouTube video provides a large sampling of Picasso's work, accompanied by Mozart's The Magic Flute Mozart (7:50).
Tip ... best seen with the full screen feature

Thanks Geoffrey Holder, 1930-2014

At 6' 6", Geoffrey Holder was a giant, but his height was the least of it. Whether through dance, choreography, painting, acting, directing, singing, teaching or speaking, Geoffrey always was a giant of an artist.

Known widely as the early 70's pitchman for 7-Up or the bad guy in James Bond film Live and Let Die, Geoffrey's resume was far more impressive. He was lead dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York, won two Tony's for directing and designing costumes for Broadway's The Wiz, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his painting.

Geoffrey died of pneumonia in Manhattan on October 5. Below is an article entitled "The Paintings of the Amazing Geoffrey Holder" from our January 2013 newsletter.

Geoffrey Holder, "Simply Marvelous" A rare performance with an audience, providing a glimpse into the private life and philosophy
of this marvelously multifaceted artist.
The Paintings of the Amazing Geoffrey Holder
by Daniel Rohlfing, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly, January 2013
Goeffrey Holder
Geoffrey Holder

While recently browsing Netflix film choices, I discovered the 1976 film "Swashbuckler." Its impressive cast drew my attention, Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Anjelica Huston, Genevieve Bujold, Beau Bridges, and Geoffrey Holder.

I cannot recommend you see this film, other than as a curiosity to see all these stars in a swashbuckling romp. But it left me wanting to learn more about Geoffrey Holder. I did some digging and found his amazing paintings.

Geoffrey Holder Girl with Guitar 1956
Girl with Guitar, Goeffrey Holder
(Carmen De Lavallade, the Artist's Wife), 1956

Many of us first became aware of Geoffrey Holder in the early 1970's when he was featured in 7-Up commercials. Geoffrey's broad smiling face and deep baritone voice patiently explained the difference between "cola nuts, and un-cola nuts". His signature laugh and tall stature has gained him widespread fame, while his talents in the world of dance have lead to a monumental career as a dancer and choreographer. He has participated in a large body of work with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and later won two Tony Awards for his direction and costume design for The Wiz as well as his work in movies and recording.

But I was surprised to learn that Geoffrey has also expressed himself through painting.

His paintings like the rest of his artistic life, owes much to his Caribbean heritage. Geoffrey has blended his island roots with African colors and rhythms. He's mixed his Trinidad heritage with a dash of flair from the African American experience and stirred in influences from the post impressionists. He paintings also owe much to Geoffrey's experience with dance, as his paintings show a balance and grace along with emotional expression.

Geoffrey Holder Last Mac
Geoffrey Holder, Last Mac
Geoffrey Holder Lena
Geoffrey Holder, Lena A gift to singer Lena Horn

The artistry in Geoffrey's paintings reflect an inner beauty found throughout his many artistic endeavors. He has provided a wide body of work, a banquet through the spoken word, through acting, dance, design and painting, and it is all Geoffrey Holder.

All his life, Geoffrey has been a painter. Born in 1930, Geoffrey credits his love of painting from watching his older brother Boscoe, who has since become a successful artist in Great Britain. Young Geoffrey imitated his brother as they both drew inspiration from their Caribbean heritage and surroundings.

In 1952, Geoffrey was given a huge opportunity thanks to his incredible dancing talents. Choreographer Agnes de Mille saw Holder dance on the island of St. Thomas and

Geoffrey Holder Lovers
Geoffrey Holder, Lovers

invited Geoffrey to New York where he studied at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance. He became a principal dancer of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York for 1955 and 1956. He also met and married dancer Carmen de Lavallade who was a cast mate in Truman Capote's 1954 Caribbean musical, House of Flowers.

The cast included Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Juanita Hall, Ray Walston, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. Geoffrey was the one responsible in recruiting a trio of steel drum musicians from Trinidad for the production.

In 1957, he received a high honor for his painting when he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting. His career then moved to movies (including a James Bond film) during the 1960's and his 7-Up association added to his fame in the early 1970's. Later in 1975, he received Tony Awards for his direction and costume design for the Wiz.

Geoffrey Holder Blue Bow
Geoffrey Holder, Blue Bow
Geoffrey Holder Bouquet
Geoffrey Holder, Bouquet
Geoffrey Holder Flower in her Hair
Geoffrey Holder, Flower in her Hair

But even with all of this going on in his dancing, directing and acting careers, he says he always painted and it has been how he has always made his living, with his work receiving high praise in exhibitions and inclusion in notable collections.

Critics note that nearly everything in Geoffrey's painting has notes of influence from his native Trinidad. They have an unmistakable tropical palette, vibrant colors providing pleasing harmonies. His colors seem to dance as they tell the stories of his homeland. Technically he has moved from oils to a combination of oil, wax, and grease-based pencils and sticks to achieve a variety of eye-pleasing effects.

Geoffrey Holder, Neptune
Geoffrey Holder, Neptune
Geoffrey Holder Tempo
Geoffrey Holder, Tempo
Geoffrey Holder Girl Talk
Geoffrey Holder, Girl Talk

His painting at times shows an influence of the post impressionists, such as his Lena (above) which is in part an homage to the portrait style of Amadeo Modigliani. And not far beneath Geoffrey's surface are inspirations of Paul Gauguin. Geoffrey visits Paris annually, and has painted there extensively, recharging his creative batteries.

Geoffrey's 1976 film Swashbuckler is available on Netflix, and it features a long list of stars. I highly recommend Carmen and Geoffrey. Filmed in 2009, it documents the careers of Geoffrey and his wife, dancer Carmen De Lavallade.

Trailer for Carmen and Geoffrey, 2009
Carmen and Goeffrey Geoffrey and Carmen
Geoffrey and Carmen
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Because Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery features Joshua Meador's paintings and tells the story of his career at the Disney Studios, we are always eager to learn more of the talented friends and colleagues Josh had at the studio.

One of the most daring of Disney's projects was the sci-fi interpretation of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," The project required major special effects contributions from Disney's talented team of filmmaking pioneers.

The film won Academy Awards in 1954 for Best Animation Effects and Best Art Direction, in large part to animation effects of Joshua Meador and matte art by Peter Ellenshaw.

Peter Ellenshaw discussing 20000 Leagues with Walt Disney
Peter Ellenshaw and Walt Disney discuss matte art for
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in Peter's Studio

Trailer for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea -- 1954

Below, courtesy of the Ellenshaw Newsletter, is a reprint of their celebration of Peter Ellenshaw's contributions to "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." Follow the link to learn more of Peter and his son Harrison, an visual effects and matte artist who has worked on a long list of memorable films.

Ellenshaw Newsletter Masthead
Captain Nemo's submarine, the Nautilus, approaches Vulcania.
This shot combined matte painting and miniatures.
Peter Ellenshaw and Walt Disney's
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
courtesy of the Ellenshaw Newsletter

SIXTY YEARS AGO, the epic film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea based on the classic novel by Jules Verne was released by Walt Disney. It went on to win Oscars® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Special Effects. Memorable for the Harper Goff design of the iconic Nautilus submarine and a battle with a giant squid, the movie was Walt's first live action film shot on new stages at the Burbank lot.

Peter Ellenshaw had just moved to California from his native England having worked there on all four of Disney's early live action costume dramas including Treasure Island and The Sword and the Rose. The studio was a beehive of activity with multiple projects in progress, including Disneyland (for which Peter painted an aerial view of the yet to be completed park shown on the ABC television show, also called 'Disneyland,' hosted by Walt himself).

Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
A large water tank with miniatures is combined
with a matte painting and scenic backing for this dramatic scene from
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Down shot of Vulcania lagoon. Matte in front of miniature.

But Peter's main concentration was designing the underwater miniature sequences and providing over 25 memorable matte paintings for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The film was a critical success, however it wasn't until several re-releases that it finally broke even with the cumulative box office receipts covering the huge (at the time) production cost of $10 million.

Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
The original matte painting 'Vulcania lagoon' on masonite is 
10 feet by 5 feet. It is seen here with the live action portion filled-in 
by Peter Ellenshaw in 1955 for exhibit at Disneyland.
Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Detail of the painting that is now with the Walt Disney Archives.

James Mason looks on as Peter paints (1954). 
The center of the painting (lagoon) would be cut out later
to reveal the "real" water and miniature Nautilus.
Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Another Ellenshaw matte painting with only a dozen extras 
rephotographed many times to represent hundreds of prisoners.
(A further description is detailed in the book "Ellenshaw Under Glass".)
Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
The port of San Francisco in 1866 as depicted by Peter Ellenshaw 
for the opening of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
Ellenshaw Matte Painting 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Many years after the release of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" 
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PARTY ... the Calabi Gallery -- Santa Rosa
Our good freind Dennis Calabi of the Calabi Gallery is hosting DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & Calabi Gallery''s 5th Anniversary Fiesta, Saturday, November 1st, 4 - 7 PM

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery friend/artist Wanda McManus is hosting a private showing and sale of her watercolor paintings at her home on Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Drop in, take a look and take a painting home. 339 Sanderling Court, Bodega Bay, CA 707-875-2116 or email Wanda at

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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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Now showing ... Vineyards, Orchards, Ranches & Farms
Grace Allison Griffith
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"One Ocean One Voice"
Mayumi Oda ...
silkscreen prints and recent paintings through Nov 9 | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery Alas no more ... A salute for our friends and good neighbor
Local Color Artist Gallery
Closed as of October 8. From their website ...
"Thank you to all of our patrons and collectors through the years."

Visit their page and let them know they will be missed | Back to the Top
J C Henderson Neptune's Ocean
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"The Traveling Painters" Bart Walker, Paul Kratter, & Sergio Lopez ... through Nov |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Infinate" -- paintings by Ron Quercia, Sep 1 - Dec 29
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |

Dennis Calabi of the Calabi Gallery is hosting DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
& Calabi Gallery''s 5th Anniversary Fiesta, Saturday, November 1st, 4 - 7 PM

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
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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
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
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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 Art Center
Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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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 Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
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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
"All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
through Feb 9

-- view location on Google Maps
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de Young Museum
Keith Haring: The Political Line
through Feb 16
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Jan 25

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Legion of Honor

Houghton Hall:
Portrait of an English Country House

through Jan 18

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

through April 12

-- 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
but closed for renovations
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
coming -- Nov 2 - Feb 8
Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement
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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Peanuts in Wonderland" through April 26

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery
Pueblo to Pueblo:
The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery
Oct 12 through Dec 14

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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

Days of Grace: 
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

through Dec 28
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
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

Warren Chang
through April 6
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
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
through Jan 11

& 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!
Time to visit & see 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 Irvine Museum
Scenic View Ahead
The Westways Cover Art Program
through Jan 15
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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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Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
New Branch Museum in Palm Desert
"A Grand Adventure" through Jan 4
an exhibition of a century of major Western painting including works by Bierstadt and Moran and Dixon.

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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.

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
through July 13

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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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