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We are a Sonoma County online fine art gallery featuring collectible
well-listed California artists of the late 19th through 20th centuries.
Our website includes large photos of paintings with artist biographies

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Linda Sorensen

White Barn Sea Ranch
canvas print 18" x 24"
available at Corrick's

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
November 2023

our November Painting of the Month
our November Painting of the Month  Grazing Sheep among Wildflowers, 1921 Grace Allison Griffith 1885-1955 available for sale Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Grazing Sheep among Wildflowers,
Grace Allison Griffith 1885-1955
available for sale
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Linda Sorensen and Grace Allison Griffith, Annual Sale, Graton Atelier One, Nov 17 & 18, 2023
Linda and Grace - Graton's
Atelier One Open Studios, Nov 18 & 19
Linda Sorensen oil paintings and
Grace Allison Griffith watercolors

Jon Blanchette, Mendocino House, 20 x 24
The house in Jon Blanchette's
painting is now
Mendocino's Kelley House Museum

Linda and Grace - Graton Atelier One Open Studios, Nov 18 & 19
Linda Sorensen oil paintings and Grace Allison Griffith watercolors
Linda and Grace, Open Studio, Atelier One for artists Linda Sorensen and Grace Allison Griffith

Linda and Grace is an exhibition that includes contemporary oil painter Linda Sorensen and famous Sebastopol watercolorist Grace Allison Griffith 1885 - 1955. Both celebrate Sonoma County landscapes in styles uniquely their own. Grace spent her youger and older years slightly north alongside her family's "Griffith Woods," and Grace and several of her family members are interred in Gilliam Cemetary on Sullivan Rd at Dyer Rd, overlooking Graton and Atelier One. Linda Sorensen has her artist studio at Atelier One in Graton. Having so many wonderful artist studio neighbors makes for a stimulating Atelier One atmosphere, and Graton itself has long been an artist colony.

Atelier One's building as it looked back in its apple warehouse days.
Atelier One is a brick-tile building in Graton and is an old apple warehouse which has been seismically retrofitted and divided principally into individual artist studios. Originally, Atelier One's building was home to O.A. Hallberg & Sons Apple Products in Graton. The Hallberg facilities were the core, if you will, of the Sonoma County Apple industry. Today, it is wonderful to have this historic building retrofitted and repurposed as a home to Sonoma County artists.

This year, the Graton Annual Open Studios Sale at Atelier One has at least twelve participating artists. Between 11am and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, the public can come and feel part of this wonderful artistic community, visit with the artists in their working environs - including across-the-corner Studio 9000 collective - and even acquire a treasure to take home.

Redwood Empire Juice label
A label for one of the apple products
produced at the Hallberg and Sons Apple Products facilty

Graton Annual Open Studios Sale Flyer

This year's Atelier event, Linda Sorensen is sharing her studio space with the works of a famous painter of Sebastopol's past, Grace Allison Griffith, 1885 - 1955.

Grace was a well-known watercolorist throughout California and even had an international reputation in what was then the Kingdom of Hawaii (in 1910-1911) and in both England and Scotland (during the first half of the 1920's). In Hawaii, the local Honolulu press dubbed her "the Wizard of Watercolor." In England, she was invited to become a member of the Royal Watercolor Society.

Grace grew up on the Griffith fruit ranch on Laguna Road not far from Graton. Her father was fruit rancher Nathaniel Griffith who brought the Gravenstein Apple to Sebastopol. It is kind of fitting that Grace's paintings are available for viewing in Atelier One. In her lifetime, she may well have visited Atelier One's building back in the day when the scent of apples filled the building.

As a young artist Grace did horticultural drawings for her father's close friend, Luther Burbank. She studied art with Bohemian Club member Lorenzo Latimer. As an established artist in California, she sold her paintings through prestigious galleries, such as Gumps in San Francisco, the Clairmont Hotel Galleries in Berkeley, and the Kanst Gallery in Los Angeles. (And of course Rosenberg's Department Store in Santa Rosa; it is not surprising when Sonoma County families have her paintings.)

Linda Sorensen's Website | Grace Allison Griffith | Back to Top

The house in Jon Blanchette's painting
is now Mendocino's Kelley House Museum
... by Daniel Rohlfing
Mendocino House, Jon Blanchette, 1965-75  as Jon Blanchette painted it approximately 60 years ago.  oil on canvas laid down on board, 20 x 24, available for sale, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Mendocino House
, Jon Blanchette, 1965-75
as Jon Blanchette painted it approximately 60 years ago.
oil on canvas laid down on board, 20 x 24,
available for sale, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Blanchette's Mendocino House as it appears today. now the home for The Kelley Museum
Blanchette's subject as it appears today.
now the home of the Kelley House Museum

Jon Blanchette's (1908-1987) painting of a large house in Mendocino has long been one of my favorite paintings in Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's collection. It reminds me of the architectural paintings of New England by Edward Hopper, clean-cut pleasantly colored houses with angled architectural features enhanced by effective use of shadow.

Recently, my wife Linda came across a current image of the same house, which allowed us to identify the subject of the painting. Yes, this house still stands today and is home to Mendocino's Kelley House Museum. The house was built in 1861 by one of the founders of the town of Mendocino, William Kelley.

Central Coast painter Jon Blanchette loved Mendocino. He painted the house sometime between the years 1965 and 1975 (before it was restored starting in 1975), during a decade-long stretch when he held annual summertime painting workshops in Mendocino.

Kelley House Museum

Today, The Kelley House Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Mendocino's history, maintaining the 162 year old house with period furnishings, some owned by the Kelley family. They have a bookstore including many publications of Mendocino history as well as a monthly newsletter. They consider it part of their mission to continue building and maintaining an extensive archive of Mendocino's history, publications, photos and art work.

In Jon Blanchette's painting Mendocino House are two distinctive elements, one behind and one in front of the house. Behind the house is a looming water tower, and in front of the house is a thriving Monterey cypress tree. Neither the water tower nor the tree survive today. As of this writing, we do not know when or why the watertower was removed, but we continue to try to find out.

"The Daisy's Tree" being felled, Oct 15, 2003 The same tree in Blanchett's painting, approximately 35 years later. Photo by Bill Brazille, teacher, Mendocino High School
"The Daisy's Tree" being felled, Oct 15, 2003
The same tree in Blanchett's painting, approximately 35 years later.
Photo by Bill Brazille, teacher, Mendocino High School

But the cypress tree has an interesting story. Twenty years ago, on October 15, 2003, the dying old Cypress tree on the Kelley House front lawn was felled. At that time, it was estimated to be 100 to 125 feet tall, and was considered to be the third largest cypress tree on the Mendocino Coast. The tree was known as "Daisy's Tree." Daisy was William Kelley's daughter, born in 1859, and she is believed to have helped her father plant the tree when she was a child.

In the summer of 2003, the Mendocino County Planning Department delived some bad new. The cypress tree in front of the Kelley House Museum was diseased and had become a risky liability. By this time, the old tree had grown quite large, and was loved by the community. Suggestions that the tree had to go caused empassioned efforts to save the tre An arborist was called in to consult, and the report was not good. He objectively pointed out dead limbs at the top and scarred marks around the base indicating underlying issues with the roots. Due to the extent of disease, the Mendocino Historical Review Board reluctantly listened to the arborist and approved removal of the tree for public safety.

William Kelley, one of the founders of Mendocino
William Kelley, one of the founders of Mendocino
He built Kelley House in 1861.
About William Kelley ... News of California's 49er goldrush inspired Canadian William Kelley and his younger brother James. Together, they left their native Prince Edward Island and headed for California. They traveled by sea via the isthmus of Panama. While there, they both contracted cholera. William survived, but his brother James died.

William continued to San Francisco. In a short period of time, he joined the crew of the Ontario, a sailing ship docked in Benicia. William signed on as the ship's carpenter. On a voyage up the coast, the ship sailed into Big River (what Mendocino was called back then) on July 19, 1852.

William liked the area and saw it as his opportunity to build a life. He became a local businessman, beginning all manner of businesses. He became involved in real estate, retaining the ownership of the land of many businesses and collecting rent. With hard work and time, he became wealthy and one of the founding fathers of the town of Mendocino.

Collage of Daisy Kellley photos throughout her life, as a child approximately 6, and ages 17, 20, 50 and 93 in 1952.
Collage of Daisy Kellley photos throughout her life,
as a child approximately 6, and ages 17, 20, 50 and 93 in 1952.

the MacCallum House Inn today, formerly the home of Daisy Kelley and Alexander MacCallum
the MacCallum House Inn today,
formerly the home of Daisy Kelley and Alexander MacCallum
Daisy Kelley grew up to become a notable citizen of Mendocino. Although she had a penchant for world travel, she spent most of her life living in Mendocino. As a child, she grew up in the Kelley house. During her teenaged years she lived with relatives in San Francisco, traveling in Europe and attending the Young Ladies Seminary in Benicia. She was bright and well educated, and spoke six languages including French and Spanish.

When she was 20 years old in 1879, she met and married Alexander MacCallum. After their wedding, the young couple lived with her parents in the Kelley House where her son Donald was born. In 1882, Daisey and Alexander moved across the street into what is now the MacCallum House Inn.

Briefly for a few years, the couple moved north to Glen Blair north of Fort Bragg where Alexander was Superintendent of a sawmill owned by Daisy's uncle, Captain Samuel Blair. The family next moved to San Francisco where Daisy at age 47 witnessed the 1906 Earthquake. She was a member of the Red Cross and helped distribute food and clothing and helped reunite families.

In 1908 when Daisy was 49 years old, her husband died. After his death, she returned to Mendocino to care for her mother Eliza and manage the family's business interests. After her mother died, Daisy again traveled in Europe. At age 64, she was in Egypt in 1923 where she attended the opening of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. When Daisy returned to Mendocino, she was well known for her philanthropic efforts, especially among children. She offered sewing classes at her home, and left her large personal library to the Mendocino Library. She remained involved in the Mendocino community and died there in 1953 at the age of 94.

This video is produced by the Kelley House Museum. Taken from the museum's photo archives, it shows Mendocino's historic watertowers
dating back to 1880. Rain water was collected and pumped into the towers for year round use. Today, many of these century old watertowers
have been preserved and serve as gift shops, artist studios and residences.

Jon Blanchette, Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA 1968
Private collection

About Jon Blanchette ... From 1965 through 1975, artist Jon Blanchette was a summertime resident artist of Mendocino where he painted and held workshops.

The rest of the year, his home and artist studio were in Aptos, CA where he was well known for his paintings of the Central California Coast. Many of his paintings were of rural Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

Jon Blanchette was born in 1908 in Shepton Mallet, Sommerset in the South of England. He studied in Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Art Institute. In 1931, he painted sets for Fox Studios in Hollywood. During WW II he was employed by Lockheed and Douglas Aircraft Companies where he did production illustrations.

When he retired in 1948, he moved to Aptos where he pursued painting and teaching. He died in Santa Cruz in 1987 at the age of 79. To date, I've not yet found a photo or self portrait of Jon Blanchette, but hope to run across and post one soon.

Jon Blanchette, Mendocino Church, c late 1940's early 1950's
Jon Blanchette, Mendocino Church, c 1965-75
oil on canvas laid down on board, 20 x 24,
available for sale, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Photo of Mendocino Presbyterian Church today approximately 70 years after Jon Blanchette painted it.
Photo of Mendocino Presbyterian Church today
approximately 70 years after Jon Blanchette painted it.
Our gallery also has another Jon Blanchette painting done in Mendocino, this one showing in the distance Mendocino Presbyterian Church atop the bluffs above the Pacific. The church would have been about 100 years old when Blanchette painted it. Today, the Church is a California Historical Landmark, #714, and even has its own Wikipedia page. The church was built in 1867-68. Its construction with old growth redwood was shepherded in part by William Kelley. Daisy Kelley would have witnessed the construction as an 8-9 year old and would have been one of its earliest parishioners.
These two Jon Blanchette paintings are also available from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Jon Blanchette, Three Boats Oil on canvas on board, 20 x 24
Jon Blanchette, Three Boats
Oil on canvas on board, 20 x 24
Jon Blanchette, Coast on a Winter's Day Oil on canvas on masonite, 20 x 24
Jon Blanchette, Coast on a Winter's Day
Oil on canvas on Masonite, 20 x 24

The Kelley House Museum, Mendocino | Wikipedia - Mendocino Presbyterian Church, Mendocino, CA
Jon Blanchette's page on our site | Back to the Top

Gallery Notes
Keven Brown of Corricks, downtown, Santa Rosa
Keven Brown of Corrick's

A new exhibition is happening at Corrick's in Santa Rosa

Friends in Art: the works of
Maurice Lapp and Micah Schwaberow

Reception, Friday, November 3, 5pm - 7pm
Exhibition at Corrick's, November 3 through November 28

Next Month
in our December issue
Young Maury Lapp, 1925-2014 (Grabbing the Lion's Tail) in front of the Art Institute of Chicago
Maury Lapp grabbed the Lion's tail
at the Art Institute of Chicago
and never let go

Banner for Corrick's November 2023 exhibition for Santa Rosa artists Maurice Lapp and Micah Schwaberow
Keven Brown announces "Friends in Art" at Corrick's Stationery, Gallery and Gifts
637 Fourth Street in downtown Santa Rosa

Maurice Lapp 1925-2014 grew up in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. After teaching for a few years in Oakland, he settled in Santa Rosa where he continued his painting and taught at Santa Rosa Junior College. Maury was interested in urban architecture and cityscapes. For Maury, tall rectangular buildings became abstract forms which conveyed an array of moods. His palette and non-objective style helped spur the West Coast's Abstract Expressionist movement.

Micah Schwaberow 1948-2022 worked in woodblock prints. He trained at the studios of Toshi Yoshida for more than a year in the art of Japanese printmaking. He developed a style of his own, a style which avoids the typical key lines and flat areas so familar in Japanese prints.

Keven Brown of Corrick's writes ... "We consider ourselves so very fortunate to be able to offer extensive selections of these two Sonoma County artists, who had such an impact through their art, lives, and friendships. Maury and Micah were friends themselves, so it's fitting that their work be shown and offered together in this exhibit, running November 3rd - 28th."
Corrick's event page | Back to the Top

... in and around Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom
open by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay
an exceptional collection of late 19th and early 20th century paintings by well listed California artists
(including the Joshua Meador Collection, legendary animator for Walt Disney Studios) | Call or Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Mendocino Coast
"Mendocino Coast"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | | Back to the Top
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Linda Sorensen Peak, south of Hopland, CA

Linda Sorensen Paintings

You may meet Linda and view her paintings at her studio in Graton by appointment,
or arrange to see specific paintings at other locations. Linda paints colorful and imaginative
landscapes emphasizing design and influenced by abstraction and Post-Impressionism. | 707-875-2911

Linda Sorensen at her easel, photo by John Hershey
Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA In the nearby town of Bodega ... Dodrill Gallery
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
Famed photographer, world adventurer and rock climber Jerry Dodrill
and his exceptional photographs
... | 707-377-4732| Back to the Top
Jerry Dodrill, Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA
In the nearby town of Bodega ... Artisans' Co-op
featuring the talents of local artists ... photography, paintings, textiles, jewelry, ceramic and wood art
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
...| 707-876-9830
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Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA Bodega Gallery
in the historic town of Bodega
We are located in the town's original blacksmith shop from the 1850's
and it has been an art gallery since the 1960's. We showcase jewelry, toys, paintings,
kinetic art, and decorative and functional ceramics, vintage ships, art, and antiques. | 415-515-4665
Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA
Bodega Bay's John Hershey Photography
Bodega Bay resident photographer John Hershey displays his scenic shoreline and sea life images locally in restaurants, visitor venues and art shows. His 50 year career has encompassed multimedia production, commercial and personal photography, environmental portraiture, and community photojournalism.
John recently added interpretive infrared photography to his portfolio. 
John Hershey Photography Portfolio ...
John Hershey Photography Sales ...
\Jean Warren Sand Harbor
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. / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby in Sonoma County?

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL - Sebastopol Center for the Arts
... see website for on-line activities
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
hursdays through Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
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 as the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
Corricks offers a number of originals by famed Santa Rosa artist, Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery
Linda Sorensen's White Barn 1880, currently available at Corricks
Linda Sorensen's
White Barn circa 1880,
Sea Ranch

currently available at
Corricks Logo
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA- Calabi Gallery |

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
Rik Olson

IN GRATON - Graton Gallery
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
Sally Baker, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Saturday and Sunday check website

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS - Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg - Paul Mahder Gallery

(707) 473-9150 |
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | check for hours
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA - Petaluma Arts 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
-- see website for details
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 Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
... see website
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
closed, see website
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

... see website
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
open, see website for details
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
... see website
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
see website
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
... see website
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

... see website
St Mary's College Museum of Art
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

... see website
551 Broadway, Sonoma CA
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

... see website
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

... see website
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

... see website
Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
... see website
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

prepurchased tickets required, ... see website

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
... see websites
Capitol Museum

... see website
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

... see website
-Largest exhibition of Albert Bierstadt 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) (for all museums below, see websites for hours and protocols.
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"
(University of California, Irvine
Institute and Museum of California Art)

(formerly The Irvine Museum)

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange

Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection

San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist
and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena
Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barnes Exhibition September 2019)
California African American Art Museum 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
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
& 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
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
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 New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum 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
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum Exterior

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is mostly online. We maintain a gallery showroom (by appointment only) at the Atelier One artist studios building in Graton, California, sharing space with Linda Sorensen's artist studio.

Our newsletter includes reports/articles about artists, museum exhibits, and other arts subjects, often with videos and links.

We observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect personal data via our website. All client contact/information is via phone, text, email or in person by appointment.

Daniel Rohlfing
Daniel Rohlfing
For an appointment, email or call ... / 707-875-2911

To view and purchas paintings from us, you may ...

Visit our gallery showroom in GRATON, CA ...

Have us bring selected works to your home ...
Call or email for a an appointment. (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

Or, purchase from our website.
We offer FedEx shipping (usually included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases. 707-875-2911.

Our Gallery Showroom and Linda Sorensen's Studio in Graton

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery specializes in Historic California Paintings 1850-1950 and the contemporary art of Linda Sorensen.  Our gallery showroom and Linda's artist studio are open by appointment.  We ask that visitors wear masks and practice social distancing. Email, text or call us for an appointment.  As our collection is larger than what we have on display at any one time, we want to learn your interests and preferences. After listening to your wishes, we can have the paintings you want to view ready for your visit.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and Linda Sorensen's studio
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery .com / Linda Sorensen Paintings . com /  707-875-2911
Atelier One, Studio 5, 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA 95444 (not a mailing address)

If you wish to sell a painting to us ...

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. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING (especially, do not leave a voicemail message requiring us to phone you), ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US ( along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.