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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
November 2016
an On-Line Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
Celebrating Historic California Painting

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New from Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen Aground on Salmon Creed Beach
"Aground on Salmon
Creek Beach
24 x 30

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Transforms
Yes, We Still Exist,
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Transforms, this Time, On-Line

The Grand SLAM ... the
St. Louis Art Museum's
American Collection

"Swinnerton Stash"
from Ann Japenga's
California Desert Art . com

Robert Rishell Guardian
Robert Rishell 1917-1976

Yes, we're still around ...
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery transforms, this time online

Farewell to our gallery's home for the past 6 years,
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
will continue ON-LINE ONLY.

This photo was taken during a late October rain, 2 days before we closed our doors for the last time at this location. The palm tree, Bodega Bay's newest and tallest, was planted two days earlier.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery as pictured to the left has opened its doors at this location for nearly six years. We arrived from our prior Eastshore Road location in January 2011, but October 30th was our last day there.

We wish to thank our many gallery visitors and clients and our great gallery neighbors, Ren Brown and Robert DeVee of The Ren Brown Collection.

We also thank the father and son who purchased the building, Ron and Noki Jones. In coming months, they will open Pacific Bay Gallery in this location. They've already made some big changes including paving the parking lot and planting Bodega Bay's newest and tallest Palm Tree. Ron tells us it will unfurl its fronds by the end of November.

Will we open our gallery in a new location?

Not yet, while we scope out the possibilities. There is currently no appropriate space nearby. We choose to take this opportunity to dedicate our time and efforts to be more effective agents for our clients.

How will Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery work as an on-line gallery?

Our on-line gallery will continue. As we have done for the past decade, we will post all our paintings online, including biographical sketches of each artist. We will continue to feature our extensive collection of paintings by Walt Disney artist Joshua Meador and the contemporary paintings of Linda Sorensen. As we have done in the past, we will communicate with clients via email and telephone, and we will continue publishing our monthly newsletter with interesting stories of California Art and artists.

Here are 3 new ways we will meet the needs of our clients.

1. You may COME TO BODEGA BAY to consider specific pieces of art on an appointment-only basis. If some of our art interests you, email us or call and we will arrange a mutually agreeable time for you to come to Bodega Bay and view the item or items you are considering for purchase. This is an attractive option for people to visit and at the same time enjoy Sonoma Coast Scenery and our seaside trails, restaurants and shops. And when you return home, you can hang a new painting.

2. You may choose to VIEW PAINTINGS IN YOUR HOME. Yes, we can discuss bringing portions of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery to you. This service is an attractive option for those who find it difficult to visit us in Bodega Bay, and it provides you an opportunity to "try on" a painting and see how it feels in your home.

3. On occasion, our gallery will hit the road and become a pop-up gallery. We could pop up anywhere throughout the West, in Phoenix, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara or even Bodega Bay. When a suitable short-term location makes itself available and the circumstances fit, we will pop up temporarily. With a targeted marketing effort, social media and a hope and a prayer, we will open, make new friends and close some sales. When its over, we'll un-pop, and retreat to our on-line gallery in Bodega Bay.

from our January 2011 issue nearly 6 years ago, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's New Location | Back to the Top

The Grand SLAM,
the St Louis Art Museum's American Collection

Just last month, the St. Louis Art Museum reopened its reinstalled American Art Galleries. The museum also boasts impressive collections of European and Modern paintings including works by Corot, Matisse, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh.

Its American collection includes the largest collection of works by St. Louis artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), and amazing images by the St. Louis mid 20th century American Regionalist artist, Joe Jones (1909-1963).

The St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM for short) is located in a marvelous setting, nestled among the grassy knolls and trees of Forest Park, just north of the world famous St. Louis Zoo. Forest Park is one-third larger than San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and is home to a number of cultural institutions including the McDonnell Planetarium, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Muny Theater.

Map of Forest Park
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, one-third larger than San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
The Museum was founded in 1881, an independent entity within Washington University. After the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Forest Park, the museum moved into the Fair's Palace of Fine Arts

Today, after additions and renovations, it stands as one of America's great art museums, and a must-see stop to any art lover visiting the Gateway City. Below is a sampling of paintings from the St. Louis Art Museum's American Collection.

Winslow Homer The Country School1871
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), The Country School, 1871
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902),
Nooning on the Platte, 1859

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902),
California Redwoods, 1872
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
Jolly Flatboatmen in Port
, 1857

The American collection is deep in works from the early to mid 19th century. St. Louis was the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1904 and the center of Mississippi River commerce celebrated in the writings of Mark Twain. Consequently, the city became a lively locale for American painters.

An early work of Albert Bierstadt is called Nooning on the Platte, a work done before he ever set foot in California. And the works of St. Louis artist George Caleb Bingham certainly show the importance of Mississippi River life and the political life of the emerging Gateway City.

Of timely interest might be George Caleb Bingham's The County Election. When it was painted, slavery still existed. African Americans and women did not vote. There was no voter registration, and the man in red at the top of the stairs has his hand on the Bible, swearing he hasn't yet voted.

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
Raftsmen Playing Cards, 1847
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
The Belated Wayfarers , 1856

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
The Wood Boat, 1847

The man's vote wasn't secret either, as clerks behind the judge openly record his choice. There are no rules regarding electioneering, as one candidate is handing out cards as citizens prepare to vote. In this painting, Bingham seems to question the integrity of the election. He shows a well dressed man literally dragging a slumping body to the polls as he casts a glance to the candidate dressed in blue. Another man flips a coin as to suggest the contest might be determined by luck. In the foreground, two boys are absorbed in a childhood game, throwing a knife into the ground to determine the winner.
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
The County Election, 1851

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
Stump Speaking, 1853-54
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879),
Verdict of the People, 1856
Here are paintings by some of America's most famous painters which are on view at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Street of the Great Captain Cordoba, 1910
Paul Cornoyer (1864-1923)
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
The Tenth Street Studio, 1880
George Luks (1867-1933)
Houston Street, 1917
James Baare Turnbull (1909-1976)
The Church Supper
William Glackens Young Woman in Green
William Glackens (1870-1938)
Young Woman in Green, 1915
Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Thanksgiving, 1943
Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904)
Magnolia, 1885-1895
Albert Bloch, (1882-1961)
Archibald Motley Lawd My Man is Leavin
Archibald Motley (1891-1981)
Lawd, My Man is Leavin', 1940
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John Steuart Curry ( 1897-1946)
The Mississippi, 1935
Joe Jones View of St Louis
Joe Jones (1909-1963)
View of St. Louis, 1932

Produced for Joe Jones: Painter of the American Scene in 2011 at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Among the museum's treats are the paintings of Joe Jones (1909-1963). In 2011, the St. Louis Art Museum held an exhibition, Joe Jones: Painter of the American Scene. This son of St. Louis was certainly worthy of this honor.

Although the exhibition focused on Jones Missouri paintings, it also reflected Jones' drive and commitment to proletarian causes. Joe identified with the working class and was a member of the communist party.

Joe was a native St. Louis artist, muralist and activist. He was self taught and was considered to have painted in an American regionalist style, similar to Thomas Hart Benton. He lived in St. Louis until 1936 when he moved to New York where he remained most of the rest of his life.

Joe Jones (1909-1963)
Bottle Dancer, 1936

Joe Jones the Drought Farmer
Joe Jones (1909-1963)
The Drought Farmer

Joe Jones Miners
Joe Jones (1909-1963)
Marsden Hartley Smelt Brook Falls
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
Smelt Brook Falls, 1937
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
White Birches, 1908
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
Driftwood on the Bagaduce, 1939-40
(the Bagaduce is a river in Maine)

American Modernists are well represented with works by Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe. Hartley's Driftwood on the Bagaduce features twisted forms of bony driftwood branches erasing any division of river and sky. Harsh black outlines and the swooping branches imbue the painting with a frenetic energy

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Birch Trees at Dawn on Lake George, 1925

Georgia O'Keeffe Dark Abstraction
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Dark Abstraction

Georgia O'Keeffe's "Dark Abstraction" displays sensuous forms and colors, such as the delicate folds of red and green, evoking the intensely magnified shape of a flower. On the other hand, its graceful lines suggest a landscape. Georgia O’Keeffe often selected details of nature as her subjects and enlarged or distilled them until they took on a new appearance.

Alexander Calder, (1898-1976)
St. Louis Art Museum | Back to the Top

"Swinnerton Stash"
from Ann Japenga's California Desert Art . com

Jimmy Swinnerton with Alan and Lois Stoneman
Jimmy Swinnerton with Alan and Lois Stoneman. To the right is Palm Springs Museum Director, Fred Sleight.

Ann Japenga is a student of the California Desert. She holds in high regard the desert artists who found inspiration in its beauty, including the art of Jimmy Swinnerton. Jimmy came to Palm Springs at the dawn of the 20th century and became the Dean of the California Desert Painters. Ann arrived much later, but has since written of the Mojave's history, its colorful characters, stories, and legends.

Ann Japenga
Ann Japenga, Palm Springs journalist and writer,
California Desert Art . com
dedicated to the
history and landscape of the California Desert
Swinnerton Oil Sketch

In a recent publication of her online site, California Desert Art, she writes of a new group of Swinnerton works available for sale. With Ann's permission, here is what she had to say in ... about the Swinnerton Stash. We publish it here as an excuse to show some more of Swinnerton's love affair with the desert.

"When Alan and Lois Stoneman built a home at Thunderbird Country Club in 1960, they asked Jimmy Swinnerton to paint them a smoke tree (a favorite of Alan’s). Swinny borrowed the throw pillows from the couple’s sofa to make the painting match the decor. Over the years the Stonemans acquired more work by their friend, Swinnerton."

Jimmy Swinnerton Smoke Tree
Jimmy Swinnerton, Smoke Tree
Now their son, Alan Stoneman, is looking for a home for all seven of his parents’ Swinnerton oil sketches and oil paintings, including a prized scene of Monument Valley. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an entire Swinnerton collection that comes with a direct personal link to the artist.
When Swinnerton first came to Palm Springs in 1903, he said his friends called it a “drab heckhole”; it was no place for an artist. He painted it anyway, and is today the most famous of the California desert painters. For information and images contact Alan Stoneman:
Swinnerton Oil Sketch Swinnerton Oil Sketch
Swinnerton Oil Sketch Swinnerton Oil Sketch Swinnerton Oil Sketch
Swinnerton Stash Jimmy Swinnerton and Will Rogers
American humorist Will Rogers with
with Jimmy Swinnerton. Photo is from
Painters of the Desert by Ed Ainsworth, 1960
Jimmy Swinnerton's Page at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery . com
Jimmy Swinnerton was recruited out of art school in San Francisco along with his classmate Maynard Dixon to work as illustrators by newspaper publisher
Swinnerton Stash Jimmy Swinnerton
William Randolph Hearst. Jimmy became a renowned founding father of the newspaper comic strip.
Jimmy Swinnerton Smoke Tree Wash
Smoke Tree Wash
, 30 x 40
A diagnosis of TB required him to move to the California Desert. He arrived in Palm Springs in 1903, long before golf courses and air conditioners. Here are thumbnails of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's own "Swinnerton Stash." Click on any of the images to learn more of this San Francisco artist and Bohemian Club member who came to love the Mojave Desert.
Jimmy Swinnerton Yuma Desert
Yuma Desert
, 16 x 20
Jimmy Swinnerton oil sketch, Wild Mustard
Oil Sketch: Wild Mustard, 12 x 16
Jimmy Swinerton Nevada Desert
Oil Sketch: Nevada Desert, 12 x 16
Ann Japenga's California Desert Art | Jimmy Swinnerton's Page on our site | Back to the Top

We are no longer a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery. We've moved out and now exist as an on-line only gallery. Please keep in touch with us by phone, email, our website, and our newsletters to keep up on where Linda's artist studio lands, and what new ways we may find to show and celebrate historic California art beyond the website itself. If you have been putting off arranging to visit to see particular artworks from our inventory, please make arrangements with Dan.

Soon: a new gallery in our former Highway One space. Pacific Bay Gallery will open soon next door to The Ren Brown Collection, featuring the work of resident artist, Noki Jones. We'll keep you informed about the opening of Pacific Bay Gallery in our newsletter. And we'll also keep you informed about where to acquire the watercolors of Jean Warren and the photographs of Diane Perry.

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
on-line only
call: 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
"New Found Treasures"
with recently acquired mid century wood block prints

1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Ren Brown Collection
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors ... Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled. Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Visit Jean's site, .

Jean Warren Watercolor

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

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

members' show is coming soon

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Splendid Journey," 40th anniversary show |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

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

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection - renovated and reopened
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30 | | Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

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

john Anderson
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail
IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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

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

-- view location on Google Maps
Now through Jan 9, 2017
Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist
through Nov 6, 2016

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
-The Brothers Le Nain, Painters of 17th century France
Oct 8 - Jan 29
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
Faith Ringgold: An American Artist
through Jan 29

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Mr. Schulz Goes to Washington" through Dec 4

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
The American Soldier, A Photograhic Tribute
Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
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
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
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.
San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Monterey Museum of Art

Pacific Street Reimagnined ... through Summer
Monterey Places ... through Aug 29
Ongoing exhibitions ...
S.C. Yuan from the Museums Permanent Collection
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail 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
Masterpieces of California Art
through Jan 9
The Irvine Museum

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Los Angeles
Hammer Museum (at UCLA)

Hammer Museum
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Norton Simon Museum

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

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Art Museum Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89    
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
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
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
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
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
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
Ottowa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art    

Serving our Clients several different ways ...
in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

(Messagae Phone only)
707-875-2911 |


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us for a pre-arranged appointment. Once we arrange a time and place, come to Bodega Bay and view the art which interests you and take a treasure home.


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us for a pre-arranged in home appointment. First, we will discuss with you which artists and paintings interest you, and appropriate arrangements. After you make your choices and we make an appointment, we will bring the art to you.


... Call our message line and leave a call back time and number, or email us about pieces which interest you. We offer free FedEx shipping in the U.S for major purchases.

Pop-Up Galleries

... On occasion, when temporary opportunities fit, we will take Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on the road.

How to Sell Paintings to Us

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates.

DO NOT CALL TO SELL... Please EMAIL US ( with a full-file jpg image of your painting. A picture is worth a thousand words. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and conditions. Please include any history or provenance. We will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or give you our our ideas on how to sell your painting through other resources.