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Featuring The Joshua Meador
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by Kathi Hilton
Seascapes & Landscapes
by Alex Dzigurski II
Seascapes & Landscapes
by Linda Sorensen
Watercolors by
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Bodega Bay Photography by Diane Perry
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Now showing
Kathi Hilton Painting
The California Desert
Paintings of Kathi Hilton

Bodega Bay Heritage
Gallery Monthly
- October 2012
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00 (& by appointment 707-875-2911)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Also showing,
new from Joshua Meador:
Joshua Meador Painting
Joshua Meador's
Los Altos Ranch

Kathi Hilton Twentynine Palms Exhibition Opening Thumbnail
Now at the Gallery,
Kathi Hilton &
The California Desert

Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer's The Life Line
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

William S Paley Photo Portait Thumbnail
The William S. Paley Collection,from
NY's MOMA, A Taste for Modernism,
now at the de Young
Gallery News Visit the gallery
Museum Exhibitions
Bay Area, the Southland and beyond
past Newsletter articles
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news from
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Kathi at the reception for her work at the Twentyine Palms Art Gallery in September
Kathi Hilton at Twentynine Palms Exhibition
Kathi Hilton &
The California Desert

Kathi Hilton has impact. Gallery visitors praise her style. They stop, pause, inhale and involve themselves with her artistry.

They use adjectives like "luminescent, bright, soft, feminine and poetic." They marvel at how much is communicated with Kathi's delicate hues and soft colors. They analyze Kathi's backgrounds, often distant mountains against expansive skies gently transitioning from darker to lighter tones, comparing them with her impasto textured foregrounds of desert rocks and arid plants. And often, they add comments, softly saying in a near whisper, "I never knew the desert was so beautiful."

Kathi has an impressive artistic pedigree.

Her father was the famous desert painter, John W. Hilton, a master at rendering desert light and hues. He was truly a learned and renaissance man especially tuned in to the desert, its geology, its botany, its zoology, and its Indian cultures.

Kathi's father had a magnetic personality, attracting similarly minded and passionate people, many

Kathi HIlton Windows in Time
Windows in Time
, 18 x 24
Kathi HIlton Stardust
, 18 x 24
Kathi Hilton Whispering Dawn
Whispering Dawn, 24 x 18

of them accomplished in a wide variety of endeavors, all sturdy enough to endure the harshness of the desert, yet sensitive enough to exalt its majesty and beauty.

While growing up, Kathi's father's friends became her artistic uncles, among them Maynard Dixon, Jimmy Swinnerton and Clyde Forsythe and Marjorie Reed (also Kathi's baby sitter). John's friends also included non-artists. On several occasions, Howard Hughes flew out to visit John from Los Angeles to John's art gallery and gem shop in Coachella, landing his airplane on the highway out front. One time, he brought lobster for Kathi's birthday feast.

Kathi Hilton Glowing Moment
Glowing Moment
20 x 7
Kathi Hilton Dunes in Spring Dress
Dunes in Spring Dress
, 15 x 30

Kathi's painting style is closely attuned to her father's, but there are ways they differ.

Kathi's artistry is cradled in her kindly and personable nature. She paints almost exclusively with a palette knife, creating strikingly contrasting effects. Her smoothly painted backgrounds transition to textured foregrounds. Her soft color is achieved through the use of fossil wax, a mineral substance which reduces ultra violet rays nearly one-hundred percent. Kathi says this is one of the ways she achieves her soft luminosity.

Kathi Hilton Symphony in Sand
Symphony in Sand
, 36 x 48
Kathi Hilton Awakening Spring
Awakening Spring
, 20 x 24
Kathi Hilton Beaconing Palms
Beckoning Palms
, 24 x 36

Like other families, Kathi's family had its share of difficulties. She doesn't like to dwell on it, but the divorce between John and her mother resulted in a four year long estrangement between her father and herself. Over time, the difficulties were eventually overcome. Forgiveness and reconciliation allowed Kathi to reestablish a closer relationship with her father in his later years, including John and Kathi sharing several joint exhibitions.

Kathi Hilton Enchanted Oasis
Enchanted Oasis
, 16 x 20
Kathi Hilton Sands in Spring Dress
Sands in Spring Dress
, 24 x 30
Kathi Hilton First Kiss of Fall
First Kiss of Fall
, Grand Teton National Park, 16 x 20

John built a new home and a new life in Twentynine Palms where his magnetic and gregarious personality served him well.

At an open-air art show in Palm Springs, John Hilton met General Eisenhower. During WWII, Ike had learned from Winston Churchill the value of painting as a solitary and contemplative way to balance the demands of office. After the war, Ike took up painting.

When Ike served as President, Ike's aides would later say, the most secret place in the White House was the President's closeted studio in the second floor residence.

At that open-air art show in Palm Springs, Ike touched a fresh work by John Hilton, and immediately apologized to Hilton for leaving a finger print in the still wet paint. John graciously accepted Ike's apology and retorted, "That's OK General, you just raised the price of that painting significantly."

Kathi Hilton Touched by His Grace
Touched by His Grace
, 24 x 30
Kathi Hilton Tranquil Moment
Tranquil Moment,
Grand Teton National Park, 12 x 16
Kathi Hilton Golden Promise
Golden Promise
, 15 x 30

From this encounter, yet another Hilton friendship was born. Thereafter, when Ike visited Palm Springs, he would often go missing for hours. Only the President's driver knew he was over at Hilton's house painting. In 1957, John Hilton was invited to Washington for Ike's second inaugural, and John presented the President with a painting which Ike placed in the Oval Office. (See previous newsletter article)

John Hilton also enjoyed a friendship with one of his Twentynine Palms neighbors, actor James Cagney.
Kathi HIlton Joshua Dawn
Joshua Dawn
, 20 x 16
Kathi Hilton Miniatures
Whispering Dawn
, miniature pair, each 5 x 5

Like so many of John Hilton's friends, Cagney had a passion for the desert and truly loved the privacy and quiet he could find outside Hollywood. He enjoyed John Hilton's olympic-sized, sand-bottomed, thermally-heated, mineral-water pool, and would spend hours painting with Hilton in John's home studio. Kathi, who independently enjoyed a friendship with James Cagney's daughter and knew Jimmy in Los Angeles, grew even closer with him when she discovered the actor's close friendship with her father.

Kathi Hilton Flowering White Yuccas
Flowering White Yuccas
, 20 x 24
Kathi Hilton Enchanted Desert
Enchanted Desert
, 24 x 36
Kathi Hilton Dawns Dream
Dawns Dream
, 18 x 24

After Kathi had achieved some fame in her own right, she went to Jimmy for some advice. She told him that although many people enjoyed her paintings, they were always comparing them to those of her father. Kathi often retells the tale of the best advice she ever received. Jimmy responded to her saying, "Don't you worry about that Katy, you just paint what's in your heart."

Kathi Hilton Dawn in the PalmsDawn in the Palms, 11 x 14

Kathi took that advice and never again worried about how her work compared with her father's. She says with a twinkle in her eye, that she paints as Jimmy advised her, with her heart. Her show in September at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery was quite a celebration. Kathi was interviewed by the local press and met with people she had known back in her Twentynine Palms days.

We are most pleased to host Kathi Hilton & The California Desert in Bodega Bay. For those who have spent any time at all in the magical land surrounding Palm Springs, the Salton Sea, Death Valley, or Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park, you will particularly enjoy this show. So make to visit in October and experience Kathi's interpretation of the enchanted majesty of the California Desert. She'd be thrilled to learn you've chosen to add one of her works to your collection.

Kathi is best known for her paintings, but she has also worked with bronze.
Kathi Hilton Bronze Peaceful Palm
Peaceful Palm
, Bronze
Kathi HIlton Bronze Cacti
, Bronze
Kathi Hilton Yucca Fantasy
Yucca Fantasy
, Bronze
Kathi Hilton Saguaro
, Bronze
Kathi HIlton Bronze Yucca in Bloom
Yucca in Bloom
, Bronze
Kathi Hilton Bronze Palm
, Bronze
Kathi Hilton's page | Kathi Hilton & the California Desert | Back to the Top
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
presents "Shipwreck!
Winslow Homer and The Life Line"

A conversation between Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker while standing before Winslow Homer's "The Life Line" painted in 1884, with additional photos of the Tenth Street Studio Building where Winslow Homer had his New York Studio, and of Winslow Homer's "Northeaster" painted in 1895.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has created an exhibition seeking to achieve a deeper understanding of Winslow Homer’s thoughts as he created his masterpiece The Life Line (1884).

The historic record is filled with ample examples of maritime disasters and heroic feats and sacrifice. In The Life Line, Winslow Homer attempts to address an age old theme, the drama of people facing life-threatening and fearful situations. When wind and wave well up and create anxious and dire circumstances, how do humans respond? How do desperate circumstances help people find the strength to spring into action, willing to take the necessary risks to attempt heroic rescue?

The exhibition opens with "Shipwreck," marine catastrophes from the first great age of sailing ships ranging from the 17th through the mid 19th centuries. Next, museum patrons will experience, "They're Saved! They're Saved!," where the romance of rescue is explored, often featuring burly heros and damsels in distress.

Homer's The Life Line draws heavily from this traditional lore of shipwrecks. Disasters of this sort were a common occurrence when travel and commerce relied on sailing ships and the intrepid sailors who manned them.

Examples of Homer's work both before and after The Life Line show how Winslow was intrigued by the struggle for survival within the context of maritime disasters. The dimensions of the maritime drama are many, including the story of the struggle, the joy of successful rescue, and all too often, the stoicism exhibited in the face of tragedy and loss.

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The William S. Paley Collection, from NY's Museum of Modern Art,
A Taste for Modernism,
now at the de Young

William S. Paley spent his life pointing others to informative and interesting ideas. He built CBS, the Columbia Broadcasting Company. His influential demand for excellence raised the quality of news and entertainment. Paley always sought to inform, influence and at times inspire Americans' understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Outside the office, Paley continued his informative, influential and inspiring ways through his energetic promotion and association with the arts.

William S. Paley, founder of CBS

1990 documentary, introduction and conclusions by correspondent Dan Rather
on the occasion of Mr. Paley's passing

The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism presents paintings, sculptures and drawings from the late 19th century through 1970. Most of the works are from French Post-Impressionism and Modernism with works by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Andre Derain, Georges Rouault, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Here is a sampling of what is currently at the de Young.

Francis Bacon Studies for Three Heads Francis Bacon Studies for Three Heads Francis Bacon Studies for Three Heads
Francis Bacon 1909 - 1992, Study for Three heads
Paul Gauguin Milk Can with Apples
Paul Cezanne, Milk Can with Apples, 1879-80
Paul Gauguin Seed of the AreoiPaul Gauguin, Seed of the Areoi, 1892
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Madame Lili Grenier 1888
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Madame Lili Grenier, 1888
Paul Degas Two Dancers Pastel and Charcoal
Paul Degas, Two Dancers, Pastel and Charcoal, 1905

Henri Matisse, Odalisque with a Tambourine 1925-26
Henri Matisse, Odalisque With a Tambourine, 1925-26
(an odalisk is a term for a bedroom maid, derived from a Turkish term for the lowest ranking servant of a harem.)

Pablo Picasso Boy Leading a Horse
Pablo Picasso, Boy Leading a Horse,
Henri Matisse Woman with a Veil 1927
Henri Matisse, Woman with a Veil, 1927
Georges Rouault The Clown 1907
Georges Rouault, The Clown, 1907

Paley was the son of a Jewish immigrant family from the Ukraine. His father was a successful entrepreneur, establishing a highly profitable cigar business. As a young man, Paley was groomed to take over the family business. He received a good education, attending a military academy in Illinois and then a earning a business degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1927, the very early days of radio, Paley's family secured controlling interest in a string of 16 radio stations. The initial goal was to use the airwaves to promote their "La Palina" cigars. Cigar sales soon doubled, and within a decade, the string of 16 radio stations became a network of 114 affiliates.

Henri Matisse Woman Seated with a Vase 1941
Henri Matisse, Seated Woman with a Vase, 1941
Andre Derain Bridge over the Riou
Andre Derain, Bridge over the Riou, 1906

From his early days in radio, Paley learned that good inexpensive programing provided to station owners could sell advertising, bringing in huge profits for a network. Paley also observed the potential of electronic media for informing people. In the dark days before World War II, Paley built his Columbia Broadcasting System into an informative and powerful force, expanding its CBS news division as well as the entertainment wing.

During the war, Paley was commissioned a Colonel the psychological warfare branch of the Office of War Information under Gen. Eisenhower.

Edward R Murrow
Edward R. Murrow,
Person to Person, 1953-1958
Edward R Murrow Harvest of Shame
Ed Murrow documentary,
Harvest of Shame, 1960
Walter Cronkite Glenn Launching
Reporting on John Glenn's Launching in 1962

Walter Cronkite Announcing John Kennedy's Death
Cronkite announcing President Kennedy had died 1963
Walter Cronkite Moon Landing
Cronkite Covers the
First Moon Landing 1969

While based in London, he became close friends with the CBS News Chief, Edward R. Murrow. Soon after the war, Paley returned to New York to head CBS. He built Columbia Records which introduced through its CBS Laboratories the 33 1/3 rpm long playing record to compete with RCA's 45 rpm disk. And then came the age of television. Paley's long experience in radio had prepped him

well. He applied his decades of experience in this new medium.

Today, Paley is credited with being the genius who laid down the bedrock of what broadcasting could offer. One of his major accomplishments was demanding the independence of the news and entertainment divisions. From the best of Edward R. Murrow through the coverage of the early days of the space program and onto the establishment of 60 minutes, quality and independence in the news division was one of Paley's greatest accomplishments.

Jack Benny Radio
Jack Benny,
Radio and TV Pioneer
Burns and Allen Radio
Gracie Allen & George Burns, Radio transitions to TV
I Love Lucy
Sitcom, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Vivian Vance & William Crawley

James Arness and Dennis Weaver
Western, Gunsmoke with James Arness & Dennis Weaver
Ed Sullivan and the Beatles
Variety, Ed Sullivan presents Elvis, the Beatles and more

In entertainment, Paley had his hand in creating a long list of icons of American pop culture. In the radio days, old polished vaudeville performers transitioned their honed comedic timing and stage presence to radio. Jack Benny and the comedic team of Burns and Allen brought their magic to the airwaves. Later, many radio stars transitioned to television where Paley placed his demand for quality and innovation.

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News from our Gallery
  • GALLERY HOURS are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cell, phone, 510-414-9821
  • Gallery visitors often ask Dan if he is an artist. So far, the answer has been no, but now he's published. His Bodega Bay Bobcat

    Bodega Bay Bobcat
    was printed in the October 1st issue of The Press Democrat. No, he won't quit his day job. The bobcat was seen strolling the third hole of Bodega Harbour's golf course, looking for a lost ball no doubt.
  • Johannes Verbeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing Johaness Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring will be in San Francisco before you know it,
    along with Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
    Herbst Exhibition Galleries, The de Young Museum, Jan 26 - Jun 2, 2013

    The exhibition features 35 paintings representing 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States are the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
Now showing ... Kathi Hilton & the California Desert
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Paul Jacoulet - special woodblock exhibit
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Now showing .... Transitions: Artists Wanda McManus, Jim Butcher & Adam Bradley
Local Color Gallery proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists,
painters, sculptors, printmakers photographers and & creators of hand crafted jewelry

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron Sumner
What's showing 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

Yesterday and Today

New works by gallery artists and showing the influence of Early California paintings
through December

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Fleeting Spaces"
 pastel paintings by Jan Thomas & Oils by Cynthia Jackson-Hein

through October 29
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
jeanette@legrue.com / www.LeGrue.com  
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | 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
Lyrical Complexities, the sculpture of Charles Fahlen, through Nov 11, 2012
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Art Trails Preview Show, through Oct 21

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

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IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi

IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

Reception Oct 13, 5 - 8 pm

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top
Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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 WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

http://vintagebankantiques.com | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
El Dia De Los Muertos, 2012
http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
(See their new website!)

This marvelous museum tells Walt's story from his early days through his famed "Mouse Factory" & the Magic Kingdom.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
-- view locaiton on Google Maps

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de Young Museum
The William S. Paley Collection:
A Taste for Modernism

Sept 15 - Dec 30

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
A Wild Flight of the Imagination
Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

through Oct 14

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Man Ray and Lee Miller:
Partners in Surrealism, through Oct 14

Royal Treasures from the Louvre
Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette
Nov 17 - Mar 17

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present

through Oct 16
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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton
through Dec 30

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San Francisco

Cindy Sherman through Oct 08
Selections from the SFMOMA Collection

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Enrique Chagoya: Death and Taxes in Fantasylandia
Nov 4

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

NAME DROPPING, through Dec 9

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery

Art of the Cross, through Dec 16
Nyame Brown: John Henry’s
Adventures in a Post-Black World,
 through Dec 9
Missions of Will Sparks, through Dec 9

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

The Art of Handmade Paper,Oct 12 through Dec 12

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Grace Hudson Museum


Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,

including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham,
Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art
through Nov 18

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.

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Monterey Museum of Art
Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow
through Oct 21

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collecion

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum

Mark your calendars ... American Chronicles:
The Art of Norman Rockwell, Nov 10 - Feb 3, 2013l

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Southern California (and Arizona)

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures from the colonial period to World War II— a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum

Autumn's Glory, Winter's Grace
   through Jan 17
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

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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

Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
June 3 - Oct 14
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Flagstaff, AZ
Museum of Northern Arizona
Permanent Collection
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Phippen Museum

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
through Jan 6

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.

Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer
and The Life Line
through Dec 6

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus

Opening May 19
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York