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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
October 2015

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Celebrating California Art
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Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
Joshua Meador:
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Allistair Sooke
The BBC's Allistair Sooke
asks, "Why elite art prices
are so astronomically high?"


Pixar Studios Emeryville, CA
Five Years ago,
"Pixar, 25 Years of Animation
Oakland Museum Exhibition

Now at the gallery
Joshua Meador's Last Symphony
Joshua Meador
"The Last Symphony"

Allistair Sooke The BBC's Allistair Sooke asks.
"Why elite art prices
are so astronomically high

by Daniel Rohlfing
Allistaire Sooke and Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
In 2011, Allistaire Sooke told the story of the World's Most Expensive Paintings. Here he stands with Picasso's 1932 painting Nude, Green Leaves and Bust which sold for $106,482,500 in 2010. Click HERE
to view the entire BBC Documentary.

Have you ever marveled at the ridiculously high prices paid for elite works of art?

Allistair Sooke ponders this question and offers possible answers in a 2011 BBC production entitled "The World's Most Expensive Paintings." Since this film, more records have been set. Billionaires continue to compete for the privilege of paying the largest sum ever for pieces of art. Below, in descending order are Allistaire Sooke's 2011 findings, followed with a few record-breakers since this documentary was first broadcast.

Mark Rothko White Center
10. Mark Rothko, White Center, 1950, $72.84 M
Royal Family of Quatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

10. Mark Rothko's White Center was purchased by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa of the Royal Family of Quatar for $72,840,000. It used to belong to David Rockefeller who purchased the painting in 1960 for under $10,000 and displayed it in his 56th floor office of Rockefeller Plaza. Since being purchased by Sheikh Khalifa, the painting has not been seen.

9. Peter Paul Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents was painted in 1611-12. It was not thought to be by Ruebens until quite recently when it was compared with Rubens' Samson and Delilah. Study of the brush strokes determined unquestionably that it was Rubens' work, and after the attribution was made, its value rose exponentially. Since works by the old Dutch masters don't seldom make it to auction, this piece drew a great deal of attention. It sold for $72,530,000.

Peter Paul Rubens The Massacre of the Innocents
9. Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the
1611-12, Art Gallery of Ontario, $72.53M

It was purchased by Canadian publishing businessman Kenneth Thompson and consequently donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

8. Pierre Auguste Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Gallette (smaller version) was painted in 1876. It is not known which one was done first the smaller or the larger version. The larger of the two resides in the collection of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

The smaller was sold at auction for $78,100,000 in 1990 at Sotheby's in New York to Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito. At the time, Saito is quoted to have said he was going to have this painting cremated with him along with Vincent Van Gogh's portrait of Dr. Gachet (#6) on this listing of the world's most expensive paintings which Saito had just purchased two days earlier at New York's Christies Auction. But when Saito's companies ran into financial difficulties, he used his version of Bal du Moulin de la Gallette as collateral for a loan, and it is now believed to be in the collection of a Swiss collector.

Pierre Auguste Renoir Moulin de la Gallette
8. Pierre Auguste Renoir, Bal du Moulin de la Gallette (smaller version), 1876. $78.10M
Purchased Ryoei Saito Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito of the Daishowa Paper Manufacturing Co., but now believed to be in a private collection of a Swiss collector.

Renoir Moulin de la Gallette
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Bal du Moulin de la Gallette (larger version), 1876, collection of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Claude Monet Waterlily Pond
7. Claude Monet's Water Lilypond (“Le Bassin aux Nympheas”) 1919, Private Collection, $80.38M
7. Claude Monet Water Lily Pond (“Le Bassin aux Nympheas”), 1919 is a large canvas, measuring just over 6' 7" wide. Unlike many of Monet's late water lily paintings done in Giverny, this one is signed.
It was put up for auction by a foundation begun by Indiana industrialist J. Irwin Miller, chairman of Cummins Engine Company headquartered in Columbus, Indiana. When put up for auction, Christies expected it to sell for 35 to 45 million dollars. Since the sale, they said its final sale price of $80,379,591 was fueled by the weak dollar and demand by new Russian
Vincent Van Gogh Dr Gachet
6. Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet (first version), 1890, $82.50M, also purchased in 1990 by Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito.
Vincent Van Gogh Portait of Dr Gachet Musee d'Orsay
Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet (second version), 1890. Collection of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

buyers. The painting has not been seen since the auction, and its buyers remain anonymous.

6. Vincent Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet (1st version) was done in 1890. Like Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Gallette, there are two versions of this painting. It was sold for $82,500,000 in New York at Christies, just two days before the same buyer purchased Renoir's smaller version of Bal du Moulin de la Gallette. At the time, buying paintings seemed to be a crazed manly activity, not too different from big game hunting. The game was reserved for the richest players with the deepest pockets.


Francis Bacon Triptych 1976 Left Francis Bacon Triptych 1976 Center Francis Bacon Tryiptych 1976 Right
5. Francis Bacon, Triptych 1976, 1976, sold for $86,281,000 at Sotheby's in New York in 2008.
It was purchased by Roman Abramovich, a Russian businessman, investor and politician.
5. Francis Bacon's Triptych 1976 was purchased by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. Maria Baibakova, another wealthy Russian art collector, speculates that she and other wealthy Russians, once forbidden to purchase luxury items are making up for their deprivations of the past. Bacon was an Irish figurative painter known for his abstracted figures and his personal excesses with drinking and gambling. In 1976 it sold for $86,281,000.
Gustav Klimpt Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II 1912
4. Gustav Klimpt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 1912. In 2006, it was sold sold for $87,936,000 to a private investor. In 2014, it was loaned long-term to New York's Museum of Modern Art.
4. Gustav Klimpt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II was the second of two portraits done for German industrialist Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. Prior to WWII, the paintings hung in the family home, but were seized by the Nazis during the war. After the war, the paintings ended up in the Austrian Museum.
Pablo Picasso Dora Maar Au Chat
3. Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar Au Chat, 1941.
It sold at Sotheby's in 2006 for $95,216.000.
The museum was reluctant to return them to their rightful owners, but after a judgment was rendered in 1976 in the Republic of Austria v Altman case, the Klimpt paintings were returned to Maria Altman, niece of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, and it was subsequently sold at auction for $87,936,000.

3. Pablo Piccasso's Dora Maar au Chat, 1941. Dora Maar was Picasso's lover, and is pictured here seated with a small cat on her shoulders. During their nearly ten year relationship, Picasso painted Dora Maar many times. It was purchased by a Russian buyer, now believed to be Bidzina Ivanishvili who had sold his bank in Moscow just prior to the auction for $550,000,000. The painting fetched $95,216,000 at auction.
2. Pablo Picasso's Garcon a la Pipe (Boy with a Pipe) was painted in 1904, during young Picasso's Rose Period. This painting was done soon after Picasso had settled in the Montmartre section of Paris, and shows a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand while wearing a wreath of flowers on his head. The Washington Post published an article about the excessively high sale price of $104,168,000. They quoted Picasso expert Pepe Karmel who said, "I'm stunned that a pleasant, minor painting could command a price appropriate to a real masterwork by Picasso. This just shows how much the marketplace is divorced from the true values of art."
Pablo Picasso Boy with a Pipe
2. Pablo Picasso, Garcon a la Pipe (Boy with a Pipe), 1905. It sold for $104,168,000 at Sotheby's in New York in 2004.

1. Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, 1932. It sold for $106,482,500 at Christies in New York in 2010.

1. Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust was done in 1932 and features Picasso's mistress, Marie-Theresa Walter. It is currently on long term loan to the Tate Modern in London. It sold at Christies in New York for $106,482,00. At the time it was the most ever paid for a painting at auction.

Edvard Much The Scream
Since the completion of the referenced film, another record. Edvard Munch's The Scream (pastel) sold at Christies in New York in 2012 for $119,922,600

Since this film was released, THE MADNESS Continues!
With seemingly every major auction, new records are set only to be broken again and again.

Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold at Sothebys in New York in 2012 for $119,922,600. This painting shares its title with three other paintings by Edvard Munch. Three of the four are painted in oil, and this one is a pastel. All show a figure with an agonized expression set against an orange sky, often referred to as an icon of our times.

Three studies of Lucian Freud Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud
sold in November of 2013 for $142.40 million at Christies in New York.

Women of Algiers Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers sold for $179,000,000 in May of 2015.

Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud. According to Forbes Magazine, the most important factor driving huge prices is the rise of the mega-rich. With the luxury market "firing on all cylinders," and as long as the rich get richer, the trend will not reverse itself. It sold for $142,400,000.

Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers - a series of 15 paintings by Picasso. The entire series was purchased in 1956 for $212,500. In 2015, one of these paintings, Version O, was sold for $179,400,000 in May of 2015 by Christies in New York. It was purchased by the former Qatari Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

Some Closing Thoughts ... It doesn't take too much to conclude that these prices have little to do with the art or the artists who created them. None of the artists ever dreamed of such amounts being paid for their work. Conversely, as a few elite paintings fetch unimaginable heights, equally competent works of art are way underpriced, and often ignored.

What's left for us to conclude? The ridiculous prices for elite works of art are but a sub-chapter of a greater economic story, the rise of a new billionaire class seeking to secure their dominance on the world's economic stage.

This wealthy class is seemingly investing in an illusion for world wide consumption ... that they are king of the mountain, the top of the heap. They eagerly pay fortunes for these paintings with sums far beyond the reach of most museums and collectors. By doing so, do these ultra rich buyers hope to make their piece of art the object of world wide envy? By being the owner of the most expensive painting ever, do they seek to elevate their own importance as the owner of a piece of immortality.

When a piece of art is auctioned for the highest price ever paid, the art itself seems to lose some of its original meaning. As the auctioneer continues to collect outrageous bids, the piece of art becomes disassociated with the artist and its moment of creation. As the price rises, it increasingly becomes a status symbol, a possession unattainable for the rest of the word, and in some cases, it becomes the most expensive painting ever bought ... at least until the next one comes along.

One thing we've learned from many old works of art, be they sculpture, music, paintings or writings, is that good art lasts through the ages. We remember the names of the artists ... Michelangelo, Bach, Rembrant and Shakespeare, but the names of

Vincent Van Gogh Landscape Under a Stormy Sky
Vincent Van Gogh's
Landscape Under a Stormy Sky, 1888
Sotheby's Nov. 5 auction estimate?
$50,000,000 - $70,000000

the rich and powerful fade. By acquiring and owning an artist's immortal works, buyers attempt to own some of the artist's immortality. But in the end, art isn't ownable, one cannot possess genius. To try to possess ideas is like trying to hold a handful of water.

The good news here is that ultimately, art has little to do with prices and value. It has to do with the agelessness and value of art and artistic ideas and the noble adventure taken by artists as they strive to express and create. In the end, it is that expression of life that's the real value ... and it is priceless.

Stay tuned, more to come! Yes, more auctions and more paintings tempt the records to fall once again. On November 5, Sothebys in New York is auctioning Vincent Van Gogh's Landscape Under a Stormy Sky, painted in Arles in 1889, a year before the artist's death. Sothebys catalog lists the estimates for this painting to be between $50,000,000 and $70,000,000, but who knows where it will end up?

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In our September 2010 edition, we wrote about the superb Pixar Exhibition at the Oakland Museum.
"Pixar: 25 Years of Animation)

by Daniel Rohlfing
Pixar's Entry Emeryville

[Reprint from 2010] Walt Disney would have been proud! The creative spirit he so energetically put forth vibrantly lives in the art of a new generation of innovative animators headquartered in Emeryville.

As Pixar Studios celebrate their first quarter-century, these wizards of animation dazzle us with ever evolving computerized magic, but not surprisingly, they are well rooted in the same principals which guided animators and artists of the past. Pixar: 25 Years of Animation now at the Oakland Museum exhibits its creative process, a mixture of "technology coupled with a deep commitment to nurturing creativity and imagination."

The exhibition is divided into the three major elements of Pixar animation, Characters, Story, and World.

A character in a film is a vehicle. Characters move the story forward and give viewers something to hang onto. Pixar strives to create characters who are full of desire, yearnings, thoughts, and passions. When they really work well, viewers are able to see themselves in these characters.

At Pixar, characterization is not just putting eyes on a car, but putting thoughts and feelings in the car's mind, or "under the hood."

Three fourths of Pixar's time is spent developing stories! An original concept moves through writing a script, and then visual representations of the script are created by hand. Storyboards and story reels are then made.

John Lasseter leads a studio tour of Pixar in Emeryville

Story reels are combinations of story board drawings along with temporary dialog and sound effects. After a long collaborative process, involving the creative input of a large cross section of the Pixar community, versions of the story are told, retold, improved, polished, and distilled. Only the essence is what gets to the screen.

The goal of a Pixar film is to take viewers to places that exist only in imagination. If they were real places, a regular movie camera would do. But all kinds of worlds are possible for these animators, and they invite us to join them journeys of imagination. The worlds created by Pixar's animators are consciously and laboriously built, but bring thrills of wonderment to us viewers.

Pixar's Angler Fish Finding Nemo
From the danger filled world of the deep, the Angler Fish takes aim at characters Dory and Marlin in Finding Nemo
Pixar's John Lasseter
John Lasseter
Pixar's Joe Ramft
Joe Ramft

Posted Quotations at the exhibit

John Lasseter ..."Computers don't create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation are artists."

Joe Ramft ..."If the story isn't there, all the breakthrough computer graphics in the world piled onto it won't matter."

Tia Kratter ... "Little by little, the paintings and drawings come together on a board and start building a visual description of this world we've never seen before."

Bob Pauley ... "When you see the movie, all the work that we do should disappear. You want people to believe in these characters and feel like they're in the story with them."

The exhibition includes generous examples of concept drawings, story boards, and 3-D clay models of now familiar characters known worldwide. Highlighting the exhibit are two rare and amazing media experiences, the Toy Story Zoetrope, and a very widescreen presentation entitled Artscape.

Pixar's Tia Kratter
Tia Kratter
Pixar's Bob Pauley
Bob Pauley
Pixar's Remy at work in Ratatouille
Akin to Pixar's animators at work,
Remy seasons a creation in Ratatouille

The Toy Story Zoetrope is hard to picture in words or even still pictures. One must see it to believe it. (see the KGO video above) The first thing you see is a large flat disk, about six or seven feet in diameter. Onto the disk are attached a series of dolls or character models arranged sequentially, each in a different stage of a motion. Then the disk begins turning, quickly accelerating into a whirring blur.

Then movie magic happens! The lights go out and a strobe light goes on, and in an instant, the whirring blur becomes full motion animation. You see each figure , as if they are standing perfectly still, but in a smooth steady motion. It is magic before your eyes. The lights go back on, and the animated motion returns to a whirring blur, and the observer is left with an expression of wondered disbelief. It is common for people to remain to watch the sequence several times, amazed at how the human eye can be fooled. They want to see the magic again.

Artscape is a very very widescreen video presentation shot onto a screen with three coordinated video projectors. It shows Pixar story boards coming to life, with a camera lens zooming into frames of the storyboard allowing sketched character ideas come to full life. Without a single word of narration, this film conveys the idea of process, how an idea builds to a concept, and how the concept is refined and moves toward realization. In magical sweeps of motion, line drawings gain color, motion and sophistication, and return again to their original lines. What is amazing is that children viewing this presentation get it. They thrilled as their favorite characters came to life. The film ends with Pixar's ever present emblematic and inquisitive lamp observing a rolling ball of yarn -- dated John Lasseter, 1986.

Pixar: 25 years of Animation is a tribute to the artistic roots of animation, how artists use their tools to create stories, characters, and worlds which speak to us in ways accessible in no other way. Not surprisingly, there were many parallels to be found with the Walt Disney Family Museum, which shows the achievements and processes used by an earlier generation of animation pioneers. We suggest you see both, and celebrate the growth of this wonderful art form!

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation
Oakland Museum
The Walt Disney
Family Museum
Pixar Studio
Emeryville, CA
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LOCAL ARTIST EVENTS: Linda Sorensen's exhibit featuring paintings of the Estero Americano continues at the Estero Cafe in Valley Ford. ArtTrails will be held at artists' own studios (and various preview exhibitions) the weekends of October 10/11 and 17/18 but there are no open studios on the Coast. Local artists' work is shown in our locale in various venues: at our gallery, the Ren Brown Collection, and nearby restaurants and businesses that we can update you about if you stop in or call. Local artists whose works are available include Robert deVee, Wanda McManus, Ron Sumner, John Hershey, Diane Perry, Jean Warren, Micah Schwaberow, and Pamela Wallace, among others.

A new Bay Area Art Treasure

acquired by Stanford's Cantor Arts Center

Edward Hopper's New York Corner, 1913
now on exhibit ...
Edward Hopper New York Corner 1913
Charles Desmarais

The San Francisco Chronicle names its new art critic

Charles Desmarais, currently president of the San Francisco Art Institute, will become the Chronicle's Art Critic beginning November 1. He has headed the SFAI for four years and previously headed art institutes in other parts of the U.S.

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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Now on Exhibit ... Joshua Meador: "I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
Now Showing ... Seiko Tachibana | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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
"The Sporting Life" through Dec 31
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "The Grandeur of the Small", Stacy Schuett
through Nov 23
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

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

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

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

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

john Anderson
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IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at, 101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts
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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) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney & Dali: Architects
of Imagination, through Jan 3

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de Young Museum

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Oct 17 - Jan 10

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Dec 6, 2015

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Legion of Honor

-High Style:
Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

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

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San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
but closed for renovations
SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
SLANG Aesthetics! The Art of Robert Williams
Through September 20

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Celebrating 65 Years of Peanuts" through Dec 13

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

"A Fine Line, the Dr. Maurice Alberti print collection of European and American Masters
Oct 4 - Dec 6

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum

Thursday, Oct 1 - Nov 1
Grace Hudson: Painter of the Pomo People
Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art
-Iconic Masterpieces of
Early California Painting
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection
Edward Hopper: New York Corner
Through February 8, 2016

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Armin Hanson: The Artful Voyage
Through - Oct 11
Back to LIfe, Bay Area Figurative Drawings
Oct 11 - May 1

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan)
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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum!

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton    
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
"Independent Visions"
Women Artists of California 1880-1940
works by Mabel Alvarez, Loren Barton, E.C. Fortune,
Elanor Colburn, Anna Hills, Grace Hudson,
Evelyn McCormack, Elsie Payne, Marion Wachtel
Edith White and Others ...
Oct 3 - Jan 21
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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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

-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Vaqueros & Hispanic Art

through Feb 7, '16

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

Permanent Collection: American Art
Director's Cut, Selections from the Maine
Art Museums Trail ... through Sep 20
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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
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 Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts
Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Your's Sincerly, John Singer Sargent
through Nov 15

Museum of Fine Arts Boston New York
Museum of Modern Art
Moma New York