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October 2009
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

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in October
Joshua Meador Almond Alley Thumbnail Joshua Meador To Water Thumbnail
Joshua Meador and selected Regionalist artists of California's Film Industry
Walt Disney Family Museum Sign Thumbnail
The Walt Disney
Family Museum opens with
understated elegance
in its new Presidio home

Philip and Hildur Meador Thumbnail
Hildur and Philip Meador Visit Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

"There's a Mystery There, Sendak on Sendak" at SF's Jewish Contemporary Museum
Don Fisher Photo
In Memoriam,
SF Philanthropist and Art Enthusiast Donald Fisher Dies

BBHPhoto Claude Monet
New York's MoMA presents
Claude Monet's Water Lilies

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SF Symphony Celebrates
the Opening of The Walt Disney Family Museum

Listings of our Neighboring Galleries

Listings of Museum Exhibits:
The Greater Bay Area, Southern California & Beyond

The Walt Disney Family Museum
opens with understated elegance in its new Presidio home

Its but one in a row of beautiful three story period red brick barracks lined up like uniformed soldiers along the Presidio's parade ground. The only way to know what resides inside this building is to read the humble army post sign outside which simply reads, "Building 104, The Walt Disney Family Museum." Its understated, and elegant.

Inside, the story of Disney's extraordinary life gently unfolds chronologically. The first gallery includes three creatively presented puppet shows relating Disney's childhood and early interest in art.

Proceeding through the gallery, you will see the sequential stepping

Exterior on Opening Day Disney Family Museum Presidio SF 9 27 09
The Walt Disney Family Museum as visitors arrive for its preview opening, Saturday Sept 26, '09

Visitors Entering the Disney Family Museum

stones of Walt's ever-inventive quest to advance the art of animation. First came live action with animation in the Alice Comedies, a series of 56 short films blending a live action girl with an animated cat. Then, the tale of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit unfolds, and how Disney's business fortunes changed and he was alone again, losing the rights to Oswald. To pick himself up, Walt created a new character, Mortimer Mouse. But Lilly Disney advised to change the character's name to Mickey, and Mickey Mouse was born.

In the late twenties and thirties, the film industry was making huge technological advances. Walt Disney was fascinated and determined to use these tools to advance the art of animation. He strove to improve sound synchronization, and pioneered the use of color. He wanted to blend classical music with animation, creating the Silly Symphonies as a testing ground for his later classic work Fantasia, even including the participation of famed conductor Leopold Stokowski.

To add a sense of depth to his animation, Disney Studios pioneered the Multi Plane Camera, a camera approaching three stories in height, where a watercolor background was photographed with transparent animation character cells inserted between the camera and a watercolor background. This allowed characters to be photographed at

varying depths in the frame. Each frame of film was carefully set up and photographed to create each precious second of film. Although very slow, the final result was worthwhile. The base of the multi plane camera is on exhibit in the gift store, and rises through the ceiling into the gallery above, allowing visitors to view it from both low and high perspectives.

Disney also stressed the importance of character and story, making all of his animated characters memorable individuals. First in The Three Little Pigs, Walt wanted the Big Bad Wolf to be somebody. Then, in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey and Doc, Happy, Bashful, and Grumpy could easily be named by any child or grownup long after they had viewed the film. He also strived to make "story" central to all his efforts. Technical wizardry was not enough. The story had to be worth telling.

Walt wanted his artists to understand characters in motion. He set up his own art school to assist his artists in understanding motion. He would bring in and film live action actors, dancers, and animals so his artists could study their natural movement. He hired some of the best local artists from the famed Los Angeles Chouinard Art School to come to Disney and hold classes.

The Museum doesn't just tell the good aspects of Walt's career, but also delves into his difficulties with an animation strike, noting it was the toughest period of his life. It also speaks of Disney Studios during World War II, producing films such as der Fuhrer's Face and Victory Through Air Power. Following this were some of the post-war projects, such as Make Mine Music and The Three Caballeros.

Here, the museum routes the visitor along the back of the second story encased with a vast glass-enclosed unparalleled view of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge framed by cypress and palm trees.

San Francisco's KTVU reports on the museum's opening

If one were to ask, "Why did they build the museum here?" a walk along this stunning windowed view would suffice as a plausible answer.

But the real answer is a bit more lengthy. Originally, sites in Disney's native Kansas City and Los Angeles were considered along with the San Francisco Presidio. In the end, the beauty of the Presidio site with its available period buildings, its location near members of the Disney family, and its proximity to LucasFilm and Pixar, current centers of the art of animation brought the museum to its current location.

After the view of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum visitor returns to the first floor via a spiral walkway which passes some of Disney's model trains and a wonderful model of Disneyland as it appeared in 1959. Visitors lean over the railing of the spiral ramp, pointing with recollecting eagerness at different Disneyland attractions amid a flood of memories, exclamations, and smiles. At the bottom of the spiral walkway is a display of old 1950's era television screens, displaying Disney on television: the The Mickey Mouse Club, and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. For older visitors, it is a comforting sight to see Walt as we saw him growing up, speaking to us through a floor model 1950's television cabinet.

The museum ends with a wall of tribute, exhibiting editorial cartoons drawn on the occasion of Walt Disney's death in 1966. In the center is a large print of a mouse-eared globe, shedding tears.

Quiet, gentle and elegant. This museum tells the tale of a man who had a passion to do the best job he could. His medium was animation, and his tools were his love of art, his drive for innovation, for story, for character, and his ability to recruit and build an immensely talented, creative and collaborative team to share and pursue his dream.

We've all been touched by Walt Disney, and this loving tribute provided by his family allows us all to visit with Walt Disney again. Walt's daughter Diane Disney Miller says that while growing up, Walt was "Daddy" for his family, not the famed center of Disney Studios. But through his studio, he was a bit of a father to us all. We felt we knew him too, when we attended his films, when we loyally watched him on Sunday evening television, or made that first wonderful trip to Disneyland. He was there, smiling, teaching, expressing wonder, and always entertaining.

Set aside some time soon, visit the Presidio and enjoy this extraordinary and loving tribute to Walt Disney.

    Walt Disney Family Museum | Back to top

Hildur and Philip Meador Visit Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Philip Meador Discusses Joshua Meadors Career with Collectors
Philip Meador discusses his father's career with art collectors Don Fields and his wife Ginger Rutland of Sacramento
Philip Meador remembers. When he was born in 1939, his father Joshua Meador was already a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, an exceptional painter and a part of the artistic team assembled by Walt Disney Studios. Young Philip grew up amid the stories and personalities associated with Disney studios. As Disney's director of special effects, Philip's father had a wide variety of animated effects to create, among them Zorro's famed "Z" and Tinkerbell's stardust.

But beyond the studio, Philip would accompany his parents on painting excursions, which today hold a special place in Philip's memory. These "vacations" involved pulling a tear-drop trailer throughout California, and into neighboring states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon. A typical day would have Josh setting up his easel and losing himself in a day of creative flurry while young Philip and his mother Libby would take long walks through some of the most scenic corners of the west.

Joshua Meador remained with the Disney Studio until his untimely death in 1965, but had curtailed his duties to do only special projects. He and his wife Libby

Philip, next to his father's painting, To Water
Philip and Hildur Meador
Philip and his wife Hildur in front of Joshua Meador's painting, Almond Alley

maintained a studio and gallery, first in Carmel Highlands and later in Caspar just north of Mendocino. During most of these years, Philip was grown and in the Navy.

After the service, Philip had his own life-long career at Disney. He says he didn't inherit his father's artistic talent, but that just meant that Philip's talents didn't include painting. His talent took him into the technical side of film making, working at Disney as a director of photography. In the early days of his career, he was trained on the now famed Disney multi-plane camera, and was recently consulted by the Walt Disney Family Museum in its operation. Since his retirement, he has worked to preserve his father's artistic reputation, not only as a Disney artist, but his extensive fine art landscape painting.

He has attended exhibitions, and written of his father's accomplishments. Most recently, he attended the opening of the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio, and graciously attended a reception at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery.

In October, he will visit his father's hometown of Columbus, Mississippi. The city is honoring Joshua Meador as a favorite son. As a boy, young Josh made some drawings on the walls of his family's garage. Now the city of Columbus is going to honor Josh by turning that garage into a small museum of animation. They are moving the structure to the backyard of the birthplace of another of Columbus' favorite sons, playwright Tennessee Williams. Philip and his wife Hildur will be attending the festivities and will make a presentation about his father's career.

Joshua Meador Exhibition | Back to top

"There's a Mystery There,
Sendak on Sendak"
at San Francisco's Jewish Contemporary Museum
Pen and Ink Drawing from Where the Wild Things Are
The story underneath the story, that's the story Maurice Sendak wants to tell children. He believes children are able to understand underlying truths relating to all aspects of life.

Above ... Maurice Sendak speaks of his love of story telling in an interview posted on YouTube by the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.
Maurice Sendak and friends

Maurice was born in Brooklyn of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in 1928. His earliest memories recall his parents' pain and the losses of family members during the holocaust. This pain was woven into his emotional fabric early on. His memories of his family and childhood friends all have become part of the underlying story.

This exhibit explores the undercurrents of Sendak's life, and how they speak through his work. Maurice Sendak, now 81, is the visitor's guide for this exhibit. On touch-screens throughout the exhibit, he elaborates how experiences of his childhood have enriched his writings.

In his career of sixty years, he has illustrated more than one-hundred picture books. Some of his more well-known titles such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Chicken Soup with Rice have been favorites for generations of young readers.

The exhibition includes original watercolors, sketches, drawings and dummy books from more than forty of Sendak's works. They are from the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.

Exhibition Page: San Francisco's Jewish Contemporary Museum
Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia | Back to top


Right ... Preliminary dust jacket for Where the Wild things Are, pen and ink, watercolor

Below ... Pen and ink drawing from Where the Wild Things Are

Preliminary cover Where the Wild Things Are
Pen and Ink Drawing from Where the Wild Things Are

Don Fisher Gap Founder
Don Fisher
Modern Art Enthusiast

In Memoriam, SF Philanthropist
and Art Enthusiast Donald Fisher Dies

Donald Fisher, founder of "The Gap," died of cancer on Sunday, September 27.

In business circles, he was known for his success as founder of The Gap and its spin off businesses Banana Republic and Old Navy. But what endeared him to many throughout the art world was his passion for modern art. Over his lifetime, he acquired many artists' works, and his collection grew to become one of the world's best. Towards the end of his life, he wanted his collection to be seen and appreciated. He had a dream of building a modern art museum in San Francisco's Presidio. But his plan drew opposition from a number of historical preservationists and roadblocks from others.

Rather than give up, Don persisted in his dream of making a gift of his collection to the people of San Francisco. He negotiated to partner with SFMOMA to expand their museum and house his collection.

With the addition of the Doris and Don Fisher collection, SFMOMA promises to be in league with the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Tate Modern in London. The planned revamping of the museum would triple its existing size and extend the current site south to Howard Street, adding an additional 100,000 square feet. The Fisher collection will be managed by a trust, and will work in partnership with SFMOMA.

The Fisher Collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn and Chuck Close.

For months, Don Fisher had offered the city to build a museum to house his collection at the Presidio. His proposed plans foresaw a museum structure on the Presidio's main parade ground, located just down from the newly opened Walt Disney Family Museum.

In this January 2008 You Tube video produced by Kenneth Baker of the SF Chronicle, Don Fisher discusses his dream of building "CAMP,"
the Contemporary Art Museum of the Presidio.

Unlike the Disney Museum which has renovated current Presidio structures carefully maintaining their original facade, Fisher's Museum called for a new structure, tastefully designed and built mostly underground. But some groups fearing the new structure would overpower some of the Presidio's older and historic structures opposed the Fisher proposal. Over months of hearings and meetings, the preservationists won the battle, causing Mr. Fisher to withdraw his generous offer, and move his museum elsewhere.

But the end of this story is good news for the art lovers of San Francisco. This marvelous collection will remain in San Francisco, and SFMOMA will now grow to become an even more significant home of modern art.

Kenneth Baker Article, SF Chron, Friday Sept 25, '09 | SFMOMA Don Fisher Obituary, SF Chronicle, Monday Sept. 28, '09 | Back to top

New York's MoMA presents ClaudeMonet's Water Lilies

BBHPhoto Claude Monet
Claude Monet, photographed about
three months prior to his passing in 1926.

BBHPhoto Claude Monet Water Lillies
Water Lilies, o/c 51 1/4" x 79" 1914-1926
"Monet's Water Lilies" opened Sept 13 and runs through April 12, 2010 at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

This is the first time since 2001 that MoMA is offering an exhibition featuring its three water lily paintings; and is including two guest paintings, Japanese Footbridge and Agapanthus.

Claude Monet lived to be 86 years old. During the last years of his life, he was doing as he had always done, seeing and painting, dedicated to capturing what the eye captured in its first impression.

Like other long-lived artists, Monet's art matured over the years. He possessed no crystal ball, and had no idea of what was to come in the world of painting. He had not heard the language of abstractionism, and certainly could not envision the post-WWII years nor of those artists who would be at the vanguard of new styles of expression.

Yet this father of impressionism was forging onward, innovating as he went. In his beloved aquatic gardens of Giverny, he painted on. By continuing on the path he began years ago, he was trailblazing toward abstractionism, seemingly unaware of the significance of his efforts.

In the first part of the twentieth century, this father of impressionism, then in his mid 80's, laid the foundations of abstractionism, way ahead of its time.

Why was this work different from his earlier work? Was it due to his advancing years and diminished eye sight? Did he feel his works weren't as worthy as earlier works (because he often did not sign them)? Although such questions initially seem valid, the answer appears to be no to all of them. Monet felt the work was worthy, and he requested the French government to accept a large number of his later works. Monet had his friend and former French Prime Minister, Georges Clemenceau, negotiat on his behalf.

Agapanthus o/c 6' 6" x 70 1/4" 1914-1926
Japanese Footbridge o/c 35 1/4 x 45 7/8" 1920-1922
MoMA Exhibition NY Times Review NY Times slideshow | Back to top

SF Symphony Celebrates the Opening of The Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney strove to bring classical music and animation together. For both children and adults, he saw animation as a powerful way to present classical music to new audiences, and at the same time, advance the art of animation.

In Disney's early masterpiece Fantasia, the film opens with silhouetted musicians carrying instruments to their chairs where they begin tuning. Here, Disney skillfully uses his animation to teach. Even small children begin to associate instruments with their sound. Then Leopold Stokowski climbs onto the podium, and with baton in hand, interrupted briefly by Mickey Mouse tugging at his tuxedo tails, Stokowski begins an unforgettable orchestration of J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

Joshua Meador The Last Symphony
The Last Symphony by Disney artist Joshua Meador, oil on canvas 24 x 34
Joshua Meador, one of the art directors for Fantasia,
did this surrealist style painting in honor of Salvador Dali's participation at the Disney Studios in 1947.

On Friday, October 16, the San Francisco Symphony offers an honorary nod of recognition back toward Walt Disney, thanking him for his blending of classical music and animation. In celebration of the opening of the new Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, the San Francisco Symphony offers a program featuring selections from Disney films Fantasia, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and other classics. Former San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Edwin Outwater will lead the orchestra.

Visit the San Francisco Symphony's website for ticket information.

The program
Rossini / Overture to William Tell,
Tchaikovsky / Waltz, from Sleeping Beauty Suite, Opus 66a
David/Hoffman/Livingston / “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” from Cinderella
Morey/Churchill, arr. Bishop / “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68
Mussorgsky / Night on Bald Mountain
Grieg / March of the Dwarfs, from Lyric Suite, Opus 54
Washington/Harline, arr. Bishop / “When You Wish Upon a Star,” from Pinocchio
Dukas / The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Event Page SF Symphony | Back to top

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Gallery Notes


  • Disney artist and effects director Joshua Meador 1911-1965 is the main focus of the gallery's exhibit during September and October. In mid-October, there are celebrations in Columbus, Mississippi where Joshua Meador is being honored as a favorite son of Columbus. An animation museum is to be built at the home and museum of another of Columbus' favorite son, playwright Tennessee Williams. A garage interior that Josh used instead of canvas will be transported and assembled there. Another event will occur in March 2010. Check the internet or contact us for specifics when they become available. We expect to hear about a raffle of an excellent large oil painting by Josh.
  • Major Western Paintings: through mid-December: The art gallery on the Concourse Level at the Bank of America at 555 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, has been hosting an amazing array of paintings constituting part of its "Art of the West" loan to various museums. Included are important works by such luminaries as Maynard Dixon, E. Martin Hennings, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Herbert Dunton, Edgar Payne, Frank Tenney Johnson, Oscar Berninghaus, and E. Irvin Couse. It is rare to be able to view such a stellar collection.
  • Important Informational Website: CaliforniaArt.Com . If you haven't already bookmarked and made frequent visits, you should certainly check out Nancy Moure's revamped website. Not only is it a very convenient place to find the contact and location information about the art galleries that feaure California's historic art, but there are also commentaries, reports of current events and opportunities of various sorts. Currently she comments on the controversial sale of some of the Orange County Museum's historic art.
  • Appropriate framing can sometimes present a challenge, particularly for mid-Century Regionalist paintings where the framing often has not withstood the test of time and didn't really complement the art. At the September-October exhibit, the artisan-made closed-corner arts & crafts frames of Holton Studio are featured, particularly on paintings by Josh Meador. Twelve different profiles are on view, many signed by the artisan. We trust that you will agree that these are an excellent choice for reframing these paintings, and also for Regionalist watercolors and photographic prints such as those by Edward Curtis.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to be a Founding Member of the Walt Disney Family Museum. We have membership applications at the gallery. Membership is available at various levels, and provides a number of benefits. The official opening of the museum is October 1, 2009, and timed-entry tickets are now available.
  • At the gallery we have added a rack of vintage prints, unframed, such as the Ghost Town series by Clyde Forsythe, signed John W. Hilton desert prints, and Jimmy Swinnerton prints. Very old prints from the 1800's are also included such as antique prints by Corot. Some Arthur Singer bird prints from American Home Magazine of the 50's. There are also paper memorabilia such as fruit box labels and railroad items. It holds some real treasures!
  • Our current gallery exhibit features the paintings of those artists who were strongly associated with the movie industry, such as Disney artists Joshua Meador, Bennett Bradbury, Phil Dike, and Ralph Hulett. Paramount's Jon Domela and independent Charles Wesley Nicholson. Others not currently on view for lack of space include MGM's Jon Blanchette. This exhibit is presented in celebration of the opening of the new Disney Museum in The Presidio, San Francisco. It also follows upon major museum presentations of the oil paintings of these "Regionalist" painters from mid-Century at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica and the Irvine Museum (see museum listings below). (Also, the Huntington Library, American Paintings Collection, has most recently acquired a Thomas Hart Benton painting in this category.)
  • This year's Map of fine arts and arts & crafts galleries in Sonoma County has been issued by the Sonoma County Gallery Group, and is available at galleries, visitors centers, wineries on the Wine Road, and other locations. There are several new galleries of note, and this Map and the website is a good way to plan a tour and find out about current exhibits.
  • Booklets of several of our exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address.
    - Joshua Meador 1911-1965 (September-October 2009 Exhibition; 2006 Exhibition)
    - Painters of the Desert;
    - Regionalist Watercolors;
    - 19th Century Paintings of Northern California;
    - Painters of Carmel (plus other Master Painters of the Sea).

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Current Exhibit: Joshua Meador & Regionalist Oil Painters of the Film Industry
Map & Location |

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass, Susan Amalia's
multi-media works, and Gary Smith's Custom Framing.
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
Gary Smith of Smith and Kirk Fine Art and Custom Framing
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
"ANIMAL HOUSE" Joanne Panizerra--photography, Nancy Winn--papier mache, John Sumner--oils, Mary Hoppert--watercolors, Tamsen Donner --oils
October 10 - November 15, Reception: Saturday October 10 1-4pm | Back to the Top

Ron Sumner Blue Heron Thumbnail
Blue Heron Ron Sumner

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Special Exhibit of Mezzotints by Mikio Watanabe
October 8 - November 15, 2009
& Paintings by Robert DeVee | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew

And while in Bodega Bay, visit Liya and Andrew at
The (increasingly popluar) Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"
Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café,
perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup.

In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is,
in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."
featuring paintings by Robert DeVee )

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Chasing the Moon" A stellar array of paintings that capture
the mystery & magic of the Moon and its many faces.
Champagne reception, Sunday, Oct 4, 1:00-3:00 PM
through November, '09 | Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
a multi-media figurative exhibit by seven Sonoma County artists

Kathleen Sheridan, Maria Cornejo, Sandra Rubin, Suzanne Edminster
Noel Yates, Joe Jaqua, Isabelle Proust
Reception, Sunday, October 4

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
John Rizzi Glassworks Shop IN Guerneville John Rizzi Glassworks
Retail Gallery and Studio
specializing in unique glass sculpture,
beads and jewelry
http://www.JohnRizziGlasswork | Back to the Top
John Rizzi at work in studio
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Five Artists Paint their Favorite Subjects
Larry Cannon, Teresa Dong, Charles White,
Hye Seong Yoon & Stephen Sanfilippo
Artist Reception, October 3, 2009, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Artists ...
Christin Coy, Jeanette Le Grue, John Poon, Bryan Mark Taylor
Timothy Horn, Nancy MacDonald, Randall Sexton | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
October 2—November 15, 2009 DOGGONE IT, SHIT HAPPENS:
New Work by John Holmes , Artist Reception: Saturday, October 3, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
2009 ARTrails Preview - Sept. 29 – Oct. 25
Preview artworks of over 30 Artists participating in the 2009 ARTrails Open Studios Tour
[ARTtrails runs 2 weekends, October 10-11 and 17-18, 2009 - 10am to 5pm]
Reception - Sunday Oct 4 :: 3 - 6pm Back to the Top

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
regional seascape and landscape painting, fine art photography, blown glass,
etching, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodwork, and jewelry by local artists.
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
Craig Collins, Craig Collins Furniture / Sharon Eager, Gallery Manager / Patrick Miller, Bohemian Stoneworks | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
fine art oils, encaustics, collage, ceramics, and jewelry. You'll find romantic wine country landscapes, ocean vistas, animal portraits, and whimsical narrative collages.
April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
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 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and
to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art | Back to the Top
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
Oakland Museum of California

The Art and History Galleries are currently under renovation, and will reopen in 2010.

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de Young Museum

de Young Museum: American Painting Collection, &
"Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011, an exhibition highlighting the colorful history of California through the institution’s remarkable collection of artwork.
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Legion of Honor

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
July 11, 2009 — November 8, 2009
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

There's a Mystery There:
Sendak on Sendak
September 8, 2009 - January 19, 2010

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Hearst Art Gallery

Out of This World
The Landscapes of Our Solar System

Oct 11 - Dec 13

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Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps 1472-1700
October 2 - January 17

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail Now Open
in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum
view site for time-entry tickets

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum
-To Remember: Charles Schulz Commemorates D-Day through Oct 12

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennial 2009, A juried exhibition of forty-eight North Bay Artists, SEPT 5 - NOV 29, 2009
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Mission San Francisco de Solano

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum
Edward S. Curtis Refocused
through November 8, 2009
Grace Hudson Museum
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Soaring Voices: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists through Oct 18,
Treasures, Curiosities, and Secrets:
The Crockers and the Gilded Age
November 6, 2009 – May 9, 2010

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art

Made in Monterey --presents the most important works in the
Museum's permanent collection
through Oct 25

Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Ansel Adams: Early Works
through Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Southern California
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Works of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,
July 4 - Oct 11, 2009

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The Irvine Museum

Selections From The Irvine Museum, 2009
October 6, 2009 to February 13, 2009
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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Picasso, Miró, Calder
Through December 6, 2009
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection:
American 19th-Century Landscape Painting
& American Desert Painting

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The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

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

Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
Mexican Calendar Girls,
The golden age of Mexican Calendar Art

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica

Norton Simon Museum

Ingres's 'Comtesse d'Haussonville'
from The Frick Collection
October 30, 2009 - January 25, 2010
Permanent collection,European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena

& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Michelangelo Public and Private: Drawings for the Sistine Chapel and Other Treasures from the Casa Buonarroti
October 15, 2009–January 31, 2010

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

through January 10, 2010
Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection
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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Edouard Manet's "Ragpicker" from the Norton Simon Foundation
May 22–September 7, 2009
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High Museum of Art

Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius
October 6, 2009 through February 21, 2010
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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 Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia