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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
November, 2017
an Online Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting

Browse our Archives
(previous articles and exhibitions)
Museum Exhibitions Gallery Notes
Sonoma County Galleries

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Joshua Meador Captain Vallejo's Casa
Captain Vallejo's Casa
on the square in Sonoma
22 x 30

Joshua Meador

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Linda Sorensen Remembrance, Red Barn
Remembrance, Round Barn
(all proceeds of this painting
go to the Sonoma County
Art Trails Artist Relief Fund

Photo Essay, Bodega Bay
Waves of Compassion
by John Hershey

Joshua Meador Self Portrait
"Walt's Animation and
Special Effects Master
Josh Meador"
Linda Sorensen Photo Portrait John Hershey
Linda Sorensen's
Art Trails 2017
redwoods cabin open studio

Photo Essay, Bodega Bay Waves of Compassion
by Bodega Bay Photographer, John Hershey
A picture is worth a thousand words, and below are many pictures of Bodega Bay's effort to assist those evacuated from the Sonoma County fires.

It just doesn't seem possible that just one month ago, none of this tragic episode had occurred. It has been a very long month of unimaginable horror, but in the midst of it all, we discovered that our small town is not filled with small people. There are giants among us!

We learned we can meet disaster with generosity and energy in quantities previously unknown. Bodega Bay has long been famous for Hitchcock's The Birds, and Bodega Bay has always been renowned for its natural beauty, its miles of Sonoma Coastline, its quaint fishing village aura, its foghorns, barking sea lions and squawking gulls, its vistas from Doran Beach and Bodega Head and its sunsets, among the finest ever seen. But to this long list of attributes is a new fact. Bodega Bay is a place filled with strong, welcoming and caring people. --
Daniel Rohlfing
Patty Ginocchio photo published in the New Yorker, Oct 22, 2017
National coverage:
Patty Ginochio featured in

A Fire-Devastated Northern California
Takes Care of its Own

Rebecca Solnit, The New Yorker, Oct 22, 2017

KPIX - 5 report, Betty Yu reports, Bodega Bay Offers Help, Comfot to Wine Country Fire Victims
including interviews with Ginochio's Patty Ginochio and Pelican Plaza's Kelly Martin

Elsie Castro, an ever-ready
volunteer, readies food at Doran Beach

Amanda Bryant consulting
with volunteers on Doran Beach

John Hershey writes... These shots were taken over five days (Oct. 10, 11, 12,13, 14) at the the Bodega Bay Grange evacuation center and the Doran Beach evacuation supplies center.

Meals for evacuees were supported and funded by Waves of Compassion Foundation; CERT, and private donations.

In the current political climate, I did not photograph evacuees for their safety, as many among them might be undocumented.

Young family huddled with their dogs
on Doran Beach, "What now?"

Merlin Kolb working the grill at the Grange kitchen

Sue Tichava, Tami Pennington, Jim Moore,
Merlin R Kolb, and volunteers

Amanda Bryant, coordinator of
volunteer efforts at Doran Beach

Ceres of Sebastopol, Bodega Harbour's Bluewater Bistro, and Forestville's Backyard Restaurant provided food for the evacuees.

Some of these photos show some of the many free hot meals; cots for temporary lodging; free clothing, toys, and supplies: and the tireless volunteers who made it all happen.

Ceres of Sebastopol provided hot food
and healthy choices

Cell phones proved very valuable in coordinating the
Doran Beach and the Grange Evacuation Centers

Doran Beach's lead Ranger Jeff Mazzeo
with Amanda Bryant

Tammi Pennington serving dinner at the Grange
Serving at the Grange
Lunch is served at the Grange
chips and Sandwiches

Sharon Corbett preps for serving dinner

Evacuees and pet golden retriever
at a picnic table on Doran Beach

Piled food supplies at Doran Beach

Dave Blottie sets up his portable wi-fi
system for evacuees on Doran Beach

Evacuees comb through donated clothing items

American Red Cross emergency cot trailer
outside the door of the Grange

Emergency Red Cross blankets piled on a cot

Carolyn Conners, Lira Filippini and J.D. Driscoll
More scenes from Doran Beach

Linda Stout of CERT with Amanda Bryant
& Dawn Lundberg on Doran Beach

Linda Stout and Patty Ginocchio

Jean Warren helps sort donatied clothing. Many
evacuees needed extra clothing for the
chilling winds of Doran Beach

Flashlights for evacuees

Elsie Castro helps distribute food to
Doran Beach evacuees

Patty Ginochio with a Spanish interpreter
speaking with evacuees on Doran Beach

Amanda Bryant and daughter Elsie Castro
serving up hot coffee on a cold day

Amanda Bryant and Phil Warren with an evacuee
More Scenes from the Grange Hall

Donated clothing and supplies in the parking lot
outside the Grange, available for anyone in need,

Julie Schneider and sleeping bags

Mounds of donations ...

... much appreciated

Unloading the cots, hmmm, how do these work?

Lotus Fong explaining the use of a lanterm

Patty Ginochio, seemingly at work every moment, marshalling, consulting, encouraging
and energizing an army of volunteers.

Bedtime took an army of people to set up. Many evacuees helped out, kids often being the champions at mastering the secret of unfolding and deploying cots

Volunteers sorted, folded and presented clothing, blankets, etc etc etc for those in need.

The Grange Hall truly is a multi-purpose facility,
a shopping center for donated clothing, a dining hall and a sleeping ward, all in the same day, day after day.

A donated toy fire helmet took on special
meaning as people thought of the many
firefighters at work in Sonoma and Napa Counties

Stop in and thank a couple of
Bodega Bay heroes in person

Amanda Bryant's owns Eclectic Amanda,
a gift shop that (like Dr. Who's Tardis)
is bigger on the inside.

& Patty Ginochio's restaurant
Ginochio's Kitchen.
Italian BBQ, breakfasts and lunches
next to Gourmet Au Bay

Here are links to their websites
Eclictic Amanda
& Ginochio's Kitchen

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Joshua Meador Self Portrait
"First and Foremost
" provides a video sampling Joshua Meadors body of work.
Josh created over 2,000 canvases. He often explained to his admirers, 
"First and foremost, I'm a painter. Disney is my day job." 
Joshua Meador, Animation Effects Reel
"A Taste of what Joshua Meador brought to Disney Studios"

... including clips of Josh's work in
Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Saludos Amigos,
and the Monster of the Id from MGM's Forbidden Planet along with
examples of his signature work with water and oscilloscope effects.

Walt's Animation and Special Effects Master: Josh Meador (1911-1965)
Walt Disney Family Museum Blog ... by Daniel Rohlfing
Some months ago, I was approached by the Walt Disney Family Museum to write a brief article about Joshua Meador for their on-line Museum blog.

On October 11, just two days after the Tubbs Fire raged through Santa Rosa, the Disney Museum published the Meador article. In case you missed it, the full text and a link to the Walt Disney Museum Blog's website is below.

In the not too distant future, the Walt Disney Family Museum is considering an exhibition of Joshua Meador's animation work.
Disney Studios Sign
Joshua Meador had two careers: he is best known for his special animation effects work at The Walt Disney Studios for nearly 30 years and, away from Disney, he established himself as a major California landscape painter.
Joshua Meador Garrapata State Beach Plein Air
In the midst of the Great Depression, Josh graduated  cum laude from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. One of his fellow students at the Art Institute was Disney Legend, Herb Ryman. Ryman dared Josh submit his portfolio to “that animator in California.” Josh and his young wife Libby packed up and headed west. When Josh arrived at The Walt Disney Studios in 1936, Walt liked what he saw in Josh and hired him on the spot. His first key (though uncredited) assignment was as an animator on The Old Mill, after which he moved on to Walt’s greatest challenge to date, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Josh proved to be an imaginative filmmaker, helping raise animation from cartoons to high art. Josh contributed to Pinocchio (1940), and in the 1958 “Disneyland” television episode “Tricks of Our Trade,” he recreated his role as animation supervisor for the “Rite of Spring” segment of Fantasia (1940), developing the technique of using bubbling mud to simulate the lava. He animated on most Disney features and numerous shorts of the 1940s and 1950s, including Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Salludos Amigos (1943), and created animation effects for Song of the South (1946).
Meador Family Descendants
In 2009, Joshua Meador was honored with "Joshua Meador Day" by his native state of Mississippi. Josh's son Philip holds a certificate signed by the governor.
Three generations of Joshua Meador descendants

left to right: Joshua Meador's s great-grandson,
Jayson Michael West, son Philip & daughter-in-law Hildur, and grandson, Joshua Philip Meador
with the official Joshua Meador Day Proclamation

Josh's son Philip explained his father's two careers, saying, “In the early days at the Studios, Josh gave it all his energies, but when there was a long weekend or a hiatus, Josh, Libby and I would load the wood-paneled station wagon and teardrop trailer, and off we would go to the Northern California Coast or the Eastern Sierra or the Desert Southwest. Once there, Josh would paint all the time while Libby and I busied ourselves on long walks and such.”

As Josh was coming up to his twentieth anniversary with The Walt Disney Studios, he wanted to dedicate more of his energies to his fine art painting. Walt prized Josh's services, and did not want to lose him. In 1955, Walt called Josh into his office and negotiated a compromise. Josh would be free to paint full-time, but when Walt needed him, Josh would remain under contract on an “on-call' basis. Both men grew to like the arrangement. Under it, Josh did some of his most memorable work.

Throughout the 1950s, Josh worked on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Sleeping Beauty (1959), and The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963) with Fred MacMurray, who collected a number of Meador's paintings. Josh did the animation effects for Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), and was one of the sequence directors for Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959). He also worked on “Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color” and assisted with plans for Disneyland. At one point in the mid-1950s, Walt loaned Josh's animation services to MGM for whom Josh created the famous “Monster of the Id” for that studio’s 1950's legendary sci-fi classic, Forbidden Planet (1956).

In 1958, Josh was one of the four artists featured in the “Disneyland” television episode, “An Adventure in Art.” Walt himself introduced them: “Here at the studio we have many artists who achieved national reputation as painters in addition to their accomplishments in the field of animation.” The show featured Marc Davis, Eyvind Earle, Walt Peregoy, and Joshua Meador discussing their individual contributions to the animation of Sleeping Beauty, and then explaining their thought process as they demonstrate their personal approach to painting the same tree, which Walt described as “a fine old live oak.”

With Josh's “on-call” contract in effect, Josh and Libby moved to Carmel Highlands in 1955 and later near Mendocino in 1960. His paintings were featured in major galleries in Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

4 Artists Paint 1 Tree Joshua Meador
4 Artists Paint 1 Tree artists,
left to right: Josh Meador, Marc Davis,
Eyvind Earle, & Walt Paregoy

Joshua Meador Cannery Row
Joshua Meador's Canery Row,
Painted during his Carmel years, , circa 1955
(click photo, available through the gallery)

He participated in juried art shows and had many one-man exhibitions. He received favorable reviews by art critics, including Arthur Millier of the Los Angeles Times and Alfred Frankenstein of the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1958, he was guest speaker for the prestigious California Art Club, and often gave art talks and painting demonstrations.

Recently, my wife Linda and I traveled to Disneyland to meet with Joe Cosgrove, Meador's good friend from the early 1960s. Today, Joe is in his 80s, an active member of Disneyland's Club 33 and a true enthusiast. Joe met us at the park's gate and ushered us onto Walt's private railroad car, the “Lilly Belle.” As we rolled around the park, Joe told us story after story of Josh's career.

New to us was Joe's story of Josh's uncredited participation in Mary Poppins.With great energy, Joe related, “Walt called Josh to the studio to assist with the Dick Van Dyke dance scene with the penguin waiters.” He explained, “Walt needed to have live actors interacting with animated figures. Josh told me that the studio put up a blank screen, what they call a ‘sync screen” and an empty stage with marks. Josh had to be there for the shoot, making certain Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews hit their marks, because the animation was already in the can.”

Joe said that Josh's official credits at the Studio are legendary, but lamented that Josh did many things which remain uncredited. He added, “Josh didn't mind; he was part of a creative team. He loved working with them.” He then added, “When Walt needed him, Josh was there.”

Joe Cosgrove on the Lillie Belle at Disneyland speaking of Joshua Meador's career
Joe Cosgrove tells of Joshua Meador's Disney contributions while riding on the Lillie Belle,
Walt's private car on the Disneyland Train.
Joshua Meador Smoke Tree Ranch
Joshua Meador's Smoke Tree Ranch
Walt's Palm Springs get-away

Now on display in the lobby of the Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt appreciated Meador’s personal art, and purchased paintings to hang in his homes. One of these paintings is currently being exhibited in the lobby of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Josh Meador worked for Walt from 1936 until his passing in 1965.

Daniel Rohlfing owns Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and proudly features the works of Joshua Meador. In the 1950's, Josh and his family frequently visited Bodega Bay, one of Josh's favorite painting locales.

Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Joshua Meador page, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

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Linda Sorensen at her Redwood Cabin Studio near Monte Rio
Linda Sorensen at her
redwoods cabin studio near Monte Rio
Linda Sorensen's Art Trails 2017
Redwood Cabin Open Studio
This year, the plan was for Art Trails to be what it has always been, a big October festival in Sonoma County. Artists prepared throughout the year for Open Studios, where art lovers meet the artists in their creative spaces, view their art, and observe the artists' creative process.
But this year, the fires! Everyone in the entire region was affected. Within the Art Trails community, seven artists lost their homes, their art, and their studios.

Art Trails artist Bill Gittens lost his home, paintings and studio in Fountaingrove. He has been interviewed for an article in KQED's Art Blog. Bill and his wife have now relocated, renting space from a friend. Their time has been spent filing insurance claims, change of address forms and bureaucratic etc etc etc. But Bill is resolute, re-establishing his studio. When asked if the destruction would affect his art, he said, "I will paint Santa Rosa as it needs to be, and that is with fall leaves at this point, greens and yellows and oranges, oak trees that still have 60 shades of green.” Bill's website is

Artists, like the rest of the Sonoma County population, swung into action. Beyond assisting neighbors who lost their homes and those evacuated, artists debated what to do about Art Trails, their long-scheduled and planned-for event supposed to begin the weekend following the onset of the wildfires. After much discussion, it was decided to postpone Art Trails for one week.

So, preparations were made, refreshments were shopped for, displays were put up, signs put out, social media was posted and the doors opened.

Most artists reported that their attendance and sales were smaller than in the past. But many artists experienced how art was part of how people were healing. Visitors to Open Studios shared their stories. As Linda Sorensen put it, "Art Trails was well attended by everyone who was there."

Visitors viewing LInda's paintings

One gentleman, an Art Trails regular over the years, viewed one of Linda's paintings and

A visit from Bodega Bay watercololr artist
Jean Warren and her photographer husband Phil

mentioned that the piece would have looked great in his bedroom. He had just the perfect place for it. But then he revealed he had lost his home in the fire. This opened the door for him to tell his story.

And so it was for many artists in Art Trails. Art is therapeutic. It has the capacity to evoke the deepest hopes and feelings we possess and helps us deal with the fortunes and misfortunes confronting us in life.

Linda's redwoods cabin studio received high marks. Shaded and with dappled spots of sunlight, the experience of standing on redwood duff viewing

paintings in the forest is magical. Painting there benefits from the quiet, the air, the moderated weather, the tall dark and bright greens and rusty reds -- even if a painting of waves at sea is in progress.

And a special guest, Bodega Bay photographer John Hershey, worked on his collaborative project, Faces of Bodega Bay.

Although ART TRAILS 2017 is over, sales are still open. Linda's paintings are on display at Corrick's on 4th Street in Santa Rosa and at the Bodega Landmark Gallery in the inland town of Bodega. You may also contact Linda by email or phone.

Linda Sorensen Paintings . com | Bill Gittens Article (KQED Art Blog) | Bill Gittins Website | Art Trails Website | Back to the Top

Milford Zornes Book Announcement

Newly published Biography of Milford Zornes

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery friends Maria (Milford Zornes' daughter) and Hal Baker announce the release of a new biography of Milford Zornes, Warm Color in the Shade. Learn of Milford's fascinating life and travels, with anecdotes of conversations he had along the way. Here's the link to order.

Purchase Warm Color in the Shade online
Milford Zornes Website | our gallery's Milford Zornes page

Milford Zornes Sitting on Porch
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega

Linda Sorensen Inverness and Mt Vision

Linda Sorensen's
Inverness and Mt. Vision,
Tomales Bay 12 x 12

Linda Sorensen's paintings currently showing:

Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located inland in the town of Bodega, west end of town a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Corrick's "Art Trails Gallery,"
located in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street, just steps from Santa Rosa's newly reopened town Square.

At Corrick's in Santa Rosa
"Art Trails Gallery"

Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita
24 x 30
Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel
on Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio

Linda Sorensen now rents an artist's cabin/studio, located in Monte Rio, overlooking Dutch Bill Creek among redwoods -- near the Russian River.

She reports plenty of company from the mallards and mergansers on the Creek. This was the location for her Art Trails Open Studio 2017.

Linda Sorensen's Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda's redwoods cabin studio

Salmon Creek Art Walk is Saturday and Sunday, Nov 4 & 5, 10:00 - 4:00. Stroll the streets of this marvelous California Coastal neighborhood and discover the work of photographers John Hershey and Francesca Scalpi, sculptor Lillian Lehman and painter Robin Hale plus many more.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
is taking a break from conducting a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery, but continues as an online gallery. You may make arrangements to view specific artworks by emailing or calling us. Contact us by by phone 707-875-2911 or email us at We continue to host our website and Linda's site,, and publish our online newsletter every month.

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

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
featuring Joshua Meador and Linda Sorensen
and Historic Paintings of California

online only (and by arrangement) | Voicemail and Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
"Passages" Mixed Media Work by Jill Mellick
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
Guillaume Azoulay ... "Master of the Line"
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors
707-875-8925 | | Back to the Top

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 and view exemples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Lorenzo de Santis
Landmark Gallery's
Lorenzo de Santis
IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
including paintings by Linda Sorensen
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30 | | Back to the Top
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Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails

282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

IN SANTA ROSA Corrick's Art Trails Gallery |
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact::

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

"After The Fire"
Reception: Saturday, November 4th 4-7 pm
Exhibition: November 4th - November 25th, 2017

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
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Bohemian Legacy" celebrating our 27th Annual Early Artists of the Bohemian Club Exhibition and Sale |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
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 (707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
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

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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

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

Special Exhibition ... "Awaking Beauty,
The Art of Eyvind Earle ... through Jan 8, 2018
-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
"Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire"
through Feb 11

Permanent Collection

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
"Klimpt and Rodin" An Artistic Encounter"
Oct 14-Jan 28
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

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
Hearst Art Gallery

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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
Grace Hudson Museum

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

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel and Armin Hansen
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
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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 (NOW part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
"Moods of California"
through Feb 8

The Irvine Museum

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
The Hilbert Collection focuses
on California Scene Painting,
including most well known
20th century California watercolor artists

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art

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

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
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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
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum
& 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
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
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
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
Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art    

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

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