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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
November 2015

Now on view at the Gallery
Celebrating California Art
OPEN Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
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Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
Joshua Meador:
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"

Steve Martin Curates The Idea of North
Steve Martin Curates
The Idea of North at
LA's Hammer Museum

The Girl with the Pearl Earring
5 Years of Exceptional
Exhibitions at SF's
de Young Museum
Edwin Deakin Photo Portrait
from our March '13 issue ...
Edwin Deakin's Paintings
at Sacramento's Crocker
Now at the gallery
Joshua Meador's Last Symphony
Joshua Meador
"The Last Symphony"

Lawren Harris Canada Group of 7 Artist
Lawren Harris 1885-1970
A member of Canada's famed Group of Seven
Steve Martin Curates
The Idea of North, the paintings of Lawren Harris
at LA's Hammer Museum through January 24

Steve Martin began collecting fine art in 1968. In 2001, he began exhibiting at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, sharing his collection including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Edward Hopper. In 2006, he sold Edward Hopper's "Hotel Window" for $26,800,000. Now, he has curated a new show, "The Idea of North," introducing United States museum goers to one of Canada's Group of Seven, Lawren Harris.

While in his mid thirties, Canadian Lawren Harris helped forge a distinctively Canadian style of painting, meant to express the wild nature and vast size of the Canadian landscape. He worked with a group of artists now known as the Group of Seven. Harris' work is known for its stylized abstract modernistic style and simplified composition.
Steve Martin Curates the Idea of North
Steve Martin Curates The Idea of North,
the paintings of Lawren Harris,
at LA's Hammer Museum through January 24

Steve Martin briefly describes
The Idea of North, the Paintings of Lawren Harris

Lawren Harris is the best known of the Group of Seven. His work seems to resonate with his countrymen, expressing in a striking visual manner their feelings of their nation's uniqueness and beauty.

A. Y. Jackson, another member of the Group of Seven said, "Without Harris there would have been no Group of Seven. He provided the stimulus; it was he who encouraged us to always take the bolder course, to find new trails."

Moved and humbled by the landscapes he was painting, in time he decided not to sign his work, so that it would be judged on its own merit.

In 1926 at the age of 41, he quipped, "We are on the fringe of the great North and its living whiteness, its loneliness and replenishment, its resignations and release, its call and answer, its cleansing rhythms. It seems that the top of the continent is a source of spiritual flow that will ever shed clarity into the growing race of America."

Beatrice Djanhanbin introduces the visionary work of
artist Lawren Harris, a member of Canada's Group of Seven

North Shore, Lake Superior
, 1924

His paintings possess a spiritual dimension, often displaying the interplay of light and landscape, as if the land is poetically responding to the light like a heliotropic plant, harmoniously reaching out toward the warmth, energy and illumination descending from above.

While studying art in Germany from 1904-1907, be became interested in Theosophy, a mystical branch of religious philosophy which became evident in his landscapes of the wild nature of Canada's outback. Being from a wealthy family, he was freed from having to remain in the cities attending to his "day job." He had the rare fortune of being able to explore Canada's wilds and devote himself completely to his art.

In the 1920's, he organized painting expeditions to the Algoma Region and the North Shore of Lake Superior. There he developed his style known for its painterly thick impasto with thick decorative colors.

Lake and Mountains
, 1928

Mountains in Snow, Rocky Mountains,

The loosely formed Group of Seven (also known as the Algonquin School) never created a formal manifesto, but they lived and worked with two objectives: to offer a path for cooperation among Canada's artists and to cultivate and develop a distinctive Canadian artistic expression.

The group originally had seven members, Franklin Carmichael 1890-1945, Lawren Harris 1885-1970, A. Y. Jackson 1882-1974,

Frank Johnston 1888-1949, Arthur Lismer 1885-1969, J. E. H. MacDonald 1873-1932, and Frederick Varley 1881-1969. Later, others were invited to join the group: A. J. Casson 1898-1992, Edwin Holgate 1892-1977, and LeMoine FitzGerald 1890-1956. Two other artists are often associated with the group. Tom Thompson 1877-1917 was influential among the Group of Seven, but died prior to the formation of the group.
Lawren Harris Lake Superior 1923
Lake Superior, 1923

Isolation Peak, Rocky Mountains,

Mountains Near Jasper,

Baffin Island Morning, 1930

Emily Carr was associated with the group, but never as an official member.

The Hammer Museum is pleased to present The Idea of North: the paintings of Lawren Harris. They say in their exhibition page, "an innovator on par with the likes of Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

The exhibition runs through Jan 24.

The Hammer Museum Exhibition page | From our archives (June 2015) , Canada's Group of Seven |Back to the Top

San Francisco's de Young Museum

5 Years of Exceptional
Exhibitions at SF's de Young Museum

Over the last five years, many of Europe's most significant art has graced the walls of San Francisco's Hearst Galleries at the de Young Museum. Looking back, San Francisco has been blessed with an amazing cascade of art treasures.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
May 22, 2010 - Sep 6, 2010

James Whistler, Whistler's Mother
James Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black:
The Artist's Mother

This exhibition featured nearly 100 19th century works from masters who called France their home. Beginning with Bougereau and Courbet along with American ex-pat James McNeill Whistler to works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Degas, there are abundant examples of impressionism's beauty and diversity. Today, although many art movements have come and gone, the enduring attraction and power of impressionism still remains a

Claude Monet San Laz
Claude Monet: Saint-Lazare Station, 1877
Renoir The Swing
Pierre Auguste Renoir: The Swing 1876

an enduring artistic legacy worth treasuring for all time.

Among the paintings on view were Edouard Manet's The Fife Player, 1866, Frederic Bazille's Family Reunion, 1867, The Birth of Venus by William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1879, Berthe Morisot's The Cradle, 1872, Claude Monet's Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Festival of June 30, 1878, and Edgar Degas' Racehorses Before the Stands 1866-68 and The Dancing Lesson 1873-76.

The paintings are now at home at the newly renovated Musee D'Orsay in Paris.

Claude Monet the Magpie 320
Claude Monet: The Magpie, 1869

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post - Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay Sep 25, 2010 - Jan 18, 2011

Quick on the heels of the Musee D'Orsay's Impressionists was a sampling of their Post-Impressionist collection. Included in this exhibition were late impressionist paintings by Claude Monet and

Pierre Auguste Renoir along with early modern masters Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and the Nabi artists Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard.

Claude Monet London Pariament Burning
Claude Monet:
London Parliament Sun Through the Fog
When visitors came to Van Gogh's Starry Night, they would linger. Further along, as they were about to exit the exhibition, something extraordinary happened. Many would turn around, retrace their steps and visit Starry Night again, gazing as if they had never seen it before. With its deeply-colored impasto piled high, observers with tilted heads commented, "Wow, it's amazing how looking at the original is a different experience from seeing it in pictures."
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone
Vincent Van Goph:
Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888
Picasso Portrait of Dora Maar
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937

Les Demoiselles dAvignon Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso:
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
from Picasso's African Period

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris
Jun 11, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011

With the Musee National Picasso being closed for renovation, more than 100 of Picasso's masterpieces visited San Francisco. A variety of works spanning Picasso's entire career were chronologically displayed. Beginning with his early days in Paris, his Rose and Blue Periods, the exhibition proceeded through his Expressionist, Cubist, Neoclassical and Surrealist Periods. No one of Picasso's periods is necessarily chronologically distinct from others. Picasso often moved from one to the other and back again with ease.

Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Oct 29, 2011 - Feb 12, 2012

Paul Cezanne said, "What we call painting was invented by the Venetians." These paintings from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum present masterpieces by painters of the Italian Renaissance. With paintings by Montagne, Giorgiones, Titian, and Tintoretto, there are examples of how these painters allowed the natural world to break in, immersing their subjects with natural sunlight.

Titian Elector of Saxony
Titian: Portrait of Johann Frederick
Elector of Saxony

Like the exhibitions from the Musee d'Orsay and the Musee National Picasso, the paintings from the Kunsthistorisches Museum came to the San Francisco while their home museum underwent renovation. Recently, the de Young been able to turn other museums temporary dilemmas into enticing and extraordinary exhibitions for San Francisco's art loving community.

Titian Danae
Titian: Danae with Nursemaid
or Danae Receiving the Golden Rain, 1553 - 1554
Paul Gauguin Seed of the Areoi
Paul Gauguin, Seed of the Areoi, 1892
(the artist's teen-aged wife)

The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism
Sep 15, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012

William S. Paley 1901-1990 founded CBS and was a long time officer and trustee for New York's Museum of Modern Art. His collection, presented in no particular order, includes works by Paul Gauguin, Eduard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.

Paul Cezanne Milk Can with Apples
Paul Cezanne: Milk Can with Apples, 1879-80

David Rockefeller recruited and encouraged Paley to be President of the Museum of Modern Art. Under Paley's direction, he joined with Rockefeller in buying six works by Pablo Picasso from the Gertrude Stein collection. A painting from this group, Picasso's The Artist's Table was in San Francisco in 2011, part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's The Steins Collect Exhibition.

Johannes Vermeer Girl with the Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer:
The Girl with a Pearl Earring
, 1665

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
Jan 26, 2013 - Jun 2, 2013

The paintings of the Dutch Golden Age reflect the openness, modernity, prosperity and global consciousness of the Dutch people. Dutch painting was rich in landscape, still life and genre (everyday life) painting, but history painting was scarce and church art was nearly nonexistent.

Rembradt van Rijn Self Portrait
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait, c 1669

These were paintings being sold to a secular audience, unencumbered by traditions and authoritarianism still experienced in other parts of Europe.

Vermeer's The Girl with a Pearl Earring shows a young and prosperous girl wearing an exotic dress with an oriental turban, highly stylish at the time, influenced by Dutch trade with the Far East.

The exhibition included works by Carel Fabritius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Abraham van Beyeren, Pieter Claesz, Garrit van Honthrost, and Jacob van Ruisdael.

Georgia O'Keeffe Jack in the Pulput
Georgia O'Keeffe:
Jack in the Pulpit
No 2, 1930
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
Feb 15, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Georgia O'Keeffe Red Canna
Red Canna
, 1919
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
Feb 15, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
Feb 15, 2014 - May 11, 2014

From 1918 to the early 1930's, Georgia O'Keeffe spent her summers at Alfred Stieglitz's family estate on Lake George in upstate New York. She loved seeking out and capturing new subject matter in this rural setting, far from the hubbub of New York City life.

Her work on Lake George was one of the most productive phases of her career, and it is the place where she developed her modernistic style. The exhibition featured some stunning florals, simplified landscapes and rural barns.

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces
from the National Galleries
of Scotland

Mar 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This stunning exhibition was drawn from the collections of Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art.

From Botticelli's The Virgin Adorning the Sleeping Christ Child and Titian's Venus Rising from the Sea, the exhibition traverses major points of western art, including works from the Dutch masters through impressionism and post impressionism and ending with works by Picasso and Braque.

Sir Henry Raeburn Rev Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch
Reverend Robert Walker Skating on
Duddingston Loch
, 1795,
Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756-1823
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces
from the National Galleries of Scotland

Mar 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015
John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent:
Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
, 1892
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces
from the National Galleries of Scotland

Mar 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015
JMW Turner Burial at Sea
J.M.W. Turner: Burial at Sea, 1842
Tate, London
J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
Jun 20, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
Jun 20, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

JMW Turner Parliament Burning
urning of the Houses of Lords and Commons
October 16, 1834, Philadelphia Museum of Art
J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
Jun 20, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

Genius is seldom universally recognized in its own time, and such is the case with J.M.W. Turner 1775-1850. He laid the groundwork for impressionism, and blurred the lines of form with expressions of light, drama and power. He influenced Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and the impressionists who followed him.

The most amazing aspect of Turner's works is that they were created mostly between 1840 and 1850. It is most difficult to believe that when J.M.W Turner died in 1851, Claude Monet was only 11 years old.

Edwin Deakin Photo Portrait
Edwin Deakin (1838-1923), Image from Sunset publication circa 1900, Southern Pacific Company

Edwin Deakin's Paintings at Sacramento's Crocker Museum
by Daniel Rohlfing ... from our March 2013 issue

Many of these Edwin Deakin paintings are on permanent display at Sacramento's Crocker Museum. Deakin is among California's best 19th century painters. His paintings are known for their brilliant light and color and their compelling composition. Walking through the Crocker's galleries of great California paintings, it was easy to identify his distinctive and pleasing work.

He was born of aristocratic stock in Sheffield, England. His natural artistic talents lead to a "japanning" apprenticeship, painting landscapes and floral designs on furniture. That early experience proved to be his only formal art training.

Crocker Museum Exterior
Crocker Museum Sacramento

Yet, by age 18, he was a notable landscape artist in both England and France. While Edwin was still 18, his family moved to Chicago in 1856 where his father had a hardware store. During and after the Civil War, Edwin did portraits of Civil War heros, exhibiting them at the Chicago Art Academy. He had a promising career within the Chicago art scene. But fifteen years after the family's arrival and courtesy of Mrs. O'Leary's cow, they lost their family business along with much of Edwin's artwork in the Chicago Fire of 1871.

At age thirty-two, Edwin moved to San Francisco where he embraced California. After establishing himself in California, he visited Paris between 1877 and 1879, where he traveled and painted in Europe and exhibited at the Paris Salon. In 1882-1883, he had a studio in Denver, and then returned to the Bay Area where he maintained his residence and studios in San Francisco and Berkeley the rest of his life. Among his artistic triumphs was a series of paintings of California's twenty-three missions. These paintings were helpful in campaigning for the preservation of the missions. He was also invited to be a member of the exclusive California Bohemian Club.

His work owes much to the successful romantic landscape painters he first encountered when he arrived in San Francisco: Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran. His foreground trees silhouetted against sun drenched backgrounds were pleasing to the eye and his works were well received and acquired by the public.

Cattle Drive Near the Mission Edwin Deakin
Drive Near the Mission (1876)

Drive Near the Mission, 1876 Amid a foreground of silhouetted oaks and redwoods, a patch of sun illuminates a lone herdsman on horseback tending cattle with a sun drenched Spanish Mission and mountain in the background. This painting tells of a prosperous moment in the life of late 19th century northern California.

Eglise de Chelles, 1879 This French Gothic church with a shepherd and flock is both architecturally accurate but also spiritual. Deakin's painterly treatment of this scene bears witness to the high esteem he had for the realist and Barbizon painters of France, especially Jean Francois Millet whose L'eglise de Greville inspired Deakin when he saw it at the Musee du Luxembourg.

Eglise_de_Chelles_Le_Soir_Edwin Deakin
Eglise de Chelles (1879), reflecting Edwin Deakin's esteem for
Jean Francois Millet who painted L'egise de Greville in the early 1870's.

Christmas Day Hotel de Cluny Edwin Deakin
Christmas Morning, Hotel de Cluny, (after 1880, but not dated)

Christmas Morning, Hotel de Cluny, (after 1880, but not dated) In 1877, Deakin left California for Paris to seek out "the grand and picturesque." During his trip, Deakin sketched often at the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Hotel de Cluny and other notable architectural structures, sometimes with these structures adorned by snow. After his return to California in 1879, Deakin completed a painting entitled A Souvenir of Cluny, depicting a nun feeding sparrows on a snowy winter's day. An art critic of the San Francisco News Letter quipped, "Had the figure been omitted, it would have been a much better picture than it is." Deakin later produced Christmas Morning, Hotel de Cluny, perhaps heeding the critic's advice, featuring a stained glass window rather than the bird-feeding nun.

Humboldt Mountains, Ruby Range Nevada (1882) Two years after he arrived in California, Deakin returned to Chicago on the train to convince his parents and siblings

Edwin Deakin Humboldt Mountains Ruby Range
Humboldt Mountains, Ruby Range Nevada (1882)

to move to California. As the train rattled on the tracks, Deakin busied himself with his sketchbook, taking in the sights along the Central Pacific Railway. He was impressed by the Wasatch Mountains of Eastern Utah and the Humbolt Mountains and River in Nevada, especially the run from Truckee to Reno.

Le Coin de Cuisine (Kitchen Corner) (1883) Prior to 1882, Deakin did not do still life paintings. Between 1875 and 1877, Deakin shared a Parisian studio with artist Samuel Marsden Brooks who is also represented in the Crocker Museum's collection. Brooks' specialty was still life which diminished the rivalry between the two artists, but Deakin was also influenced and encouraged by Brooks to do more still life. Although Deakin painted this in his San Francisco studio, it depicts a European scene, with the stone fireplace and snow dusted architecture through the window. Although not very visible in the photo to the right, underneath the peaked roof outside are carved the words "liberte, egalite, fraternite," the motto of the French Republic.

She Will Come Tomorrow (1888) from The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens (1841). The story is a tragedy, of an orphan named Nell and her maternal grandfather who tries to provide for Nell by gambling. Instead of winning, the grandfather loses.

Le Coin des Cuisine Edwin Deakin
Le Coin de Cuisine (Kitchen Corner) (1883)
She Will Come Tomorrow Edwin Deakin
She Will Come Tomorrow (1888), derived from the title of Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop, published 47 years earlier in 1841.

To make matters worse, the grandfather suffers a breakdown, and after a series of downturns, Nell dies. The painting shows the tragic end of the tale, when Nell's grandfather is mentally infirm, yet he visits Nell's grave daily in anguish, awaiting her return. Elements in the painting show Nell's straw hat and lunch basket brought along by her grandfather. Her grave is highlighted by the sunlight falling on the stone slab.

On his European trip to find some inspiration, Deakin spent time in London and Paris among other European cities. Some of the paintings after this trip included narratives, like this one from Dickens' story. Here, Deakin set this tale in Westminster Abbey, testament to Deakin's love of old stone masonry and architecture. The birds visible through the open window into the courtyard reflect Charles Dickens' line, "where the birds sang sweetly all day long."

Strawberry Creek (1893), Berkeley. Edwin Deakin, like many San Francisco artists in the early 19th century, endured the problem of forged paintings marketed as originals. Deakin wrote, "There is no help for it that I can see. The only thing left for artists in San Francisco is to ... leave the city. There is no use trying to down the 'picture pirate.'"

Deakin followed up his sentiment with action, and moved across the bay to Berkeley in 1890. He bought a part of the Peralta estate. There he built a tile-roofed mission style home and studio where he remained for the next thirty-three years until his passing in 1923. Deakin found many subjects in Berkeley for his painting, with Strawberry Canyon being one of his favorite locales.

Strawberry Creek Edwin Deakin
Strawberry Creek (1893), Berkeley
Edwin Deakin Roses 1912
Grapes and Architecture Edwin Deakin
Grapes and Architecture (1908)

Roses (1912) In the first decade of the twentieth century, paintings of flowers both cultivated and wild became quite popular, especially in southern California. In Los Angeles, Paul De Longpre painted all kinds of flowers and vegetation, mostly in watercolor. In nearby Pasadena, Franz Bishoff became known as the King of the Rose painters. Spurred by the success of Paul de Longpre and Franz Bishoff, Edwin Deakin decided to offer up some friendly competition by creating some late career floral paintings of his own. As Deakin grew older, he continued to paint and exhibit. In this period of his career, he added paintings of profuse flowers, musical instruments, and other worthy objects to his still life paintings.

Grapes and Architecture (1908) In 1882, Edwin Deakin and his family spent a year in Denver. There, Deakin did new group of studio paintings he called "fruit studies." When Deakin returned to San Francisco, he continued doing fruit still lifes, and he often did grapes in front of stone walls and architecture. These paintings were well received and he continued doing them the rest of his professional life.

Today, Edwin Deakin is remembered as a romantic California painter. The crowning star of his career is a series of watercolor paintings of California's Spanish Missions, a project which he pursued for twenty-nine years. He is also known for his paintings of San Francisco's Chinatown and of the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire. He lived his last years in Berkeley, passing at the age of eighty-five.

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Jean Warren
On Sunday, November 15, 2015
Jean Warren will be hosting the gallery and presenting a demonstration.

She will have a wide selection of her work available for purchase
and may be persuaded to share a secret or two
as she demonstrates some of her techniques.
Drop in, "express your marvel," and take a treasure home.
Carl Dahlgren Sheep on Hillside


"Sheep May Safely Graze."
Sweet 19th Century works with special pricing, from our collection.
Consider a gift for ... yourself!

Lydia Vercinsky, Redwood Forest, 1964
We need space! This magnificent large painting
of a gentle redwood forest by Lydia Vercinsky (1918-2001)
measures (with frame) 43.5" high by 55.5" wide.
Be bold and make an offer!
(We will deliver to the Bay Area, but will not ship.)

Lydia Vercinsky Redwoods Midsized Thumb
Lydia Vercinsky, Redwoods 1964
oil on canvas, 36 x 48
Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving Mid

Happy Thanksgiving ... The gallery will be closed
Thursday, November 26.

But drop in during your Thanksgiving Weekend,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend.

Estero Cafe BBQ
Stop & Enjoy the Estero Cafe in Valley Ford

Linda Sorensen's "Estero Collection"
will remain on exhibit and sale at
Valley Ford's Estero Cafe through November, with changed selections

Open everyday for a great breakfast or lunch
or - newly added - a BBQ dinner, Wed - Sat, 5-9 PM

Salmon Creek Art Walk Salmon Creek Art Walk
1 Mile north of Bodega Bay
Sat & Sun, Nov 7-8, 10 am - 5 pm
Sonoma Coast Simone Wilson

John Hershey, Bodega Bay photographer,
participates in an artist reception with 10 painters and photographers
for the new book Sonoma Coast by Simone Wilson, local author and historian.
Both John and Simone will be there to talk about the book and sign copies.
Join them for a wine and cheese reception,
Fri Dec. 4, 5 pm to 7:30 pm, and Sat Dec 5, 2 pm to 5 pm
Gold Coast Digital, 1040 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa.

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 on Exhibit ... Joshua Meador: "I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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

IN SESBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
A regional art center,presenting exhibits, performances, classes and events,
in the visual, performing, literary and film arts – it means there's always something happening at our Center.
Fiber Arts VII ... a biennial exhibtion presenting fiber techniques
using both traditional and unusual materials
... through Nov 28, 2015
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472   707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"The Sporting Life" |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
The Grandeur of the Small, Stacy Schuett
through Nov 23

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 | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

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

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney & Dali: Architects
of Imagination, through Jan 3

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de Young Museum
Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's
Panama-Pacific International Exhibition
, 1915
through Jan 10

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Dec 6, 2015

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Legion of Honor

Breguet, Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
through Jan 10
Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Oakland Museum of California

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

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San Francisco

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

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Sculptured Fiber: West Coast Fiber Artists
Through November 20

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Snoopy and the Red Barron" through Apr 24

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

"A Fine Line, the Dr. Maurice Alberti print collection of European and American Masters
Oct 4 - Dec 6

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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

Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the
California Gold Rush

through Jan 10
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

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

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art
-Miniatures 2015
through Jan 15

Ongoing exhibitions ...
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
Back to Life, Bay Area Figurative Art
through May 1

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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

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

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
"Independent Visions"
Women Artists of California
works by Mabel Alvarez, Loren Barton, E.C. Fortune,
Elanor Colburn, Anna Hills, Grace Hudson,
Evelyn McCormack, Elsie Payne, Marion Wachtel
Edith White and Others ...
Oct 3 - Jan 21
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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Hammer Museum (at UCLA)
The Idea of North:
The Paintings of Lawren Harris
of Canada's Group of Seven
(currator, Steve Martin)

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

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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Norton Simon Museum

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Vaqueros & Hispanic Art

through Feb 7, '16
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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& 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
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail 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 Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts