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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
JULY 2018
a fine art gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting

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( thumbnail guide to previous articles and exhibitions )
Museum Exhibitions Gallery Notes
Sonoma County Galleries

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Joshua Meador Carmel Coast Large Thumb
Joshua Meador, Carmel Coast
Oil on linen, 20 x 27

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Now available at the
at Linda Sorensen's Studio
Linda Sorensen The Green and the Gold
The Green and Gold
Sonoma County

Joshua Meador Paintbrush thumb
Joshua Meador's
Paintbrush Sequence,
in Disney's Aquarela do Brasil
Joshua Meador Tending the Net square thumb
Joshua Meador Exhibition, at
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's
Showroom in Graton
JMW Turner Peace Burial at Sea
J. M. W. Turner's
Maritime Paintings at the
Tate Britain (3rd in Series)

Joshua Meador's Paintbrush Sequence,
in the Aquarela do Brasil segment of Walt Disney's Saludos Amigos
J B Kaufman South of the Border with Disney Cover
South of the Border with Disney by J. B. Kaufman available through the
Walt Disney Family Museum Bookstore.

In her Forward for J. B. Kaufman's book, South of the Border with Disney, Diane Disney Miller reported that 1941 was a worrisome year for Walt Disney and his studio. Walt was of course quite aware his problems were insignificant compared with the magnitude of world war, but because of the war in Europe, Disney studios income was cut nearly in half.

But Walt had to face the distressing news that Disney Studio's 1940 releases of Pinocchi and Fantasia, although artistic triumphs, did not well at the box office. Also, labor unrest was spearding across America due to expanding war related industries, and this unrest was beginning to threaten the film industry. Walt was feeling the pains of financial stress.

Walt Disney Studios Sign
Walt Disney Stuidos neon sign, circa 1940
J B Kaufman and Diane Disney Miller
Author and Walt Disney historian J. B. Kaufman
discusses another of his Disney books with Diane Disney Miller at the Disney Family Museum

But the war brought an opportunity to Walt. A newly formed government agency, The Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (the CIAA) recruited Hollywood Studios to visit Latin America and include Latin American themes into their pictures, all in an effort to counter Nazi influences in the region. Walt served as a cultural ambassador. This endeavor provided a productive and creative interlude for Walt. It alwo was a way of replacing some of the lost revenues from European film releases.

Several teams of creative studio artists would make an extensive tour South America, with one team including Walt and his wife Lilly.

At the time, Diane writes she was 7 and her little sister was 4. Their adult cousin Marjorie stayed with them for about three months as their parents toured in South America.

The three groups left at slightly different times and had different itinereries. The Blair Party included Lee and Mary Blair, Herb Ryman and Jack Miller. They visited La Paz and toured the mountains of Bolivia and Peru, and sketched on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Walt arrives in Rio 1941
Walt and Lilly Disney arriving in Rio with "El Groupo."

When the tour ended, the artistic teams returned to the studio, and in a flurry of activity, Disney Studios released Saludos Amigos in 1942. The film was divided into four segments, Lake Titicaca, Pedro, El Gaucho Goofy, and Aquarela do Brasil. Based on the success of Saludos Amigos, Walt followed with the production of The Three Caballeros, released in 1945.

Saludos Amigos was being produced, a marvelously talented 31 year old animation effects artist named Joshua Meador was called on showcase his skills. Meador, a cum laude graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago had been with the studio since 1937 and had become an energetic and innovative film maker. Soon after his studio arrival, he had made significant contributions to both Pinocchio and Fantasia.

Saludos Amigos Poster

Aquarela do Brasil ... and Joshua Meador's animated paintbrush

J. B. Kauffman writes in South of the Border with Disney, "In the opening "paintbrush" sequence of Aquarela, Meador creates another landmark." Meador's sequence set to the throbbing percussive rythyms of Aquarela do Brasil "is richly evocative: the animated paintbrush paints a palm tree, which becomes an exotic bird and flies away. A bunch of bananas, with the addition of a glob of black paint, becomes a flock of toucans, snapping their bright yellow beaks like percussion instruments. Brilliant red paint, splashed on the screen in the shape of orchid petals, continues to run down in rivulets that form a pair of flamingos, which being to samba. This is a fluid, senuous, vibrant Brazil, pulsing with life expressed as only the animated film can express it."

"The introduction of Donald Duck is equally imaginative: Meador's brush paints a stylized orchid, then a curious bee that beings to investigate it. Suddenly, the petals nsam shup, and the orchid, with the bee trapped inside, beings to shudder and shake violently -- revealing itself as Donald, who continues his furious convulsions until the bee escapes from his mouth."

Over the remainder of his career, Joshua Meador was Walt's Director of Animation Effects. Among his many contributions were the Wide World of Color's Kalaidoscope opening, the "Z" in Zoro, part of the Oscar winning effects time for
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the penquins dancing with Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, and animatronics work for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Carribean and Kon Tiki Land.

Joshua Meador Paintbrush sequence Aquarela do Brasil
Joshua Meador, demonstrating some of the behind the scenes effort for the paintbrush sequence.

He had his hands in lots of other things too, such as Darby O'Gill and the Little People and the "Flubber" movies starring Fred MacMurry. MacMurry was a Meador friend and became an avid collector of Meador's paintings.

As satisfying and successful as he was at Disney Studios, Joshua Meador always thought of himself as "first and foremost," a painter. He considered himself an impessionist, but did not like labels. Meador felt impressionism could be influenced by Modern Art. He painted landscapes and seascapes throughout much of California, its mountains, deserts and especially its seacoasts. He often visited and painted in Bodega Bay and Sonoma County in the early 1950's, had his own studio in Carmel Highlands in the late 1950's, and built his dream home and studio on the Pacific cliffs north of Mendocino in Caspar in the early 1960's. In August of 1965, he passed away at his Caspar studio of a heart attack at the age of 54.

J. B. Kaufman's website | Walt Disney Family Museum Bookstore | Joshua Meador's page | Back to the Top

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Joshua Meador Tending the Net
Tending the Net
36 x 30
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Carmel Coast Midsized Thumbnail
Carmel Coast
20 x 27
Joshua Meador Boats in Monterey
Boats in Monterey

20 x 27
Joshua Meador Beach at Caspar Point
"Caspar Point" 22 x 34
(N of Mendocino)

Meador family collection
Joshua Meador The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters 24 x 34
Joshua Meador Veiled Morning
Veiled Morning 20 x 27
Joshua Meador Cannery Row Midsized Thumb
Cannery Row 22 x 30
Joshua Meador Pow Wow Midsized Thumbnail
Pow Wow 18 x 14
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Forum
Forum #1825, 22 x 30
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Smoke Trees Midsized Thumbnail
Smoke Trees 20 x 27
Disney Collection
Joshua Meador Chicken Race Santo Domingo Pueblo
Chicken Race, Santo Domingo Pueblo
Meador Family Collection 20 x 27
Joshua Meador Sheep Ranch Mendocino Midsized Thumbnail
"Sheep Ranch" Mendocino 24 x 34
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador Sierra Wilds Midsized Thumbnail
"Sierra Wilds"
(near Lone Pine, CA)
24 x 34
Joshua Meador To Water Midsized Thumbnail
"To Water" 22 x 30
Joshua Meador Road to Mt Whitney Midsized Thumbnail
Road to Mt. Whitney 20 x 27
Joshua Meador Web of Snow
Web of Snow 20 x 27
Meador Family collection
Beatty, Nevada east of Death Valley NP
Joshua Meador Wild is the Wind Midsized Thumbnail
Wild is the Wind 24 x 34
Meador Family Collection
Joshua Meador Strolling in the Park Midsized Thumbnail
Strolling in the Park 24 x 36
Meador family collection
Joshua Meador The Last Symphony Midsized Thumbnail
The Last Symphony
24 x 34
Meador family collection,
done for a reception held
in honor of Salvador Dali, welcoming him for
his residency at the Disney Studios in 1947

J. M. W. Turner, His European and Venitian Paintings
at London's Tate Britain [Third in a series of four articles]
Tate Britain Museum
The Tate Britain, on the Thames in London
From the time J. M. W. Turner was 18 until he was 40, British citizens were bound to the Island due to the Napoleonic Wars.

When the wars ended, Turner and many British citizens satisfied their built up travel appetites and booked trips.
JMW Turner Self Portrait
Self Portrait by JMW Turner, age 22, c 1799

Turner traveled in Germany, France and Italy. He loved Venice and visited there three times. In 1819, he stayed for five days, a week in 1833, and nearly two weeks in 1840.

Visitors to the Tate Britain with JMW Turner Self Portrait
J. M. W. Turner,
English landscape paintings
at London's Tate Britain

Artistically, he was drawn by the influences of Titian, Tintoretto and Canaletto, but Turner was enticed also by the writings of his younger contemporary, the poet Lord Byron. Byron lived in Venice between 1816 and 1819 on the Grand Canal with 14 servants, 2 monkeys, 2 mastiffs and a fox. It was in Venice that Byron composed his first songs of Don Juan.

In 2011, the Tate Britain hosted an exhibition featuring many of J. M. W. Turner's Venetian paintings. At that time, they said viewers said that Turner's Venetian paintings were among his most luminous and magical of all his paintings. Rather than creating a visual tour of the medieval city, Turner painted Venice with his own sensibilities to light, color and the reflections of water.

JMW Turner The Dagano San Giorgio Citella from the Steps of Europa
JMW Turner's, European,
Venetian and Italian
paintings at the Tate Britain

Trailer for Mr Turner, a film on the life of JMW Turner, available on Amazon.
Mr. Turner received four Academy Award nominations,
and Timothy Spall received the Best Actor award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival


Vistors to the Tate Britain and JMW Turner's Self Portrait
Visitors to the Tate Britain
admiring JMW Turner's Self Portrait,
age 22, c 1799

Below are Turner's Venetian paintings on exhibit at the Tate Britain during our visit in May 2017. Information below is taken from the museum's website and placards.

Euorpean and Venitian Paintings, JMW Turner at the Tate Britain
JMW Turner Rome from the Vatican Raffaelle preparing paintings for the Logia
Rome from the Vatican, Raffaelle preparing paintings for the Loggia, 1820
JMW Turner The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grisons
The Fall of an Avalanche in the Grisons, 1810
JMW Turner Italian Landscape with Bridge and Tower
Italian Landscape with Bridge and Tower, 1827-28

Rome from the Vatican, Raffaelle preparing paintings for the Loggia, 1820 ... Turner was 42 years old during his first trip to Italy. Rome was filled with settings for many classical and mythological tales he wanted to tell visually. For Turner, Rome was the capitol in many ways, the seat of the ancient Roman Empire, the seat of the Christian Church, and most importantly, the capitol of great art of the Renaissance. In this painting, he celebrates Raphael preparing paintings for display in the loggia of the Vatican.

The Fall of an Avalance in the Grisons, 1810 ... There are no reports that Turner ever visited the Grisons in eastern Switzerland, nor are there any reports that he ever witnessed an avalance. In 1808, Turner may have been inspired by news reports of an avalanche at Selva, Switzerland which killed 25 people. He exhibited this painting in 1810, an almost abstract scene of nature's overwhelming elemental forces.

Italian Landscape with Bridge and Tower, 1827-28 ... Some years after his first trip to Italy, Turner created a nuber of landscapes inspired by Italian subjects. He painted many of these on a continuous roll of canvas tacked into a stretcher. The tree and aqueduct or bridge are eliments in many Itaial compositions.

JMW Turner Palistina
Palestrina, 1828
JMW Turner Rouen A View from the Left Bank
Rouen, A View from the Left Bank
in the Faubourge, St. Sever
, 1827-28
JMW Turner View of Orvieto Painted in Rome
View of Orvieto Painted in Rome, 1828-29

Palestrina, 1828 ... In ancient times, Palistrina was known as Praeneste, and its loveliness was praised by the Roman poets, Horace and Virgil. But this is a contemporary painting, showing Palestrina as part of Italy's decline. This painting was done as a commission for Turner's patron, Lord Egremont who wanted a companion painting for a landscape he owned by Claude Lorrain.

Rouen, A View from the Left Bank in the Faubourge, St. Sever, 1827-28 ... For a time, this painting was considered to be Italian, but a sketch of this painting was discovered in one of Turner's small jotting sketchbooks filled while he was touring in Northern France.

View of Orvieto Painted in Rome, 1828-29 ... Turner painted this during his visit to Rome in 1828. It is located north of Rome nearly halfway to Florence. It dates back to Etruscan times and has been conquered and reconquered ever since. Turner showed this painting, one of a small group he exhibited in Rome in 1828. He later reworked it before showing it in London in 1830.

JMW Turner Harolds Pilgrimage Italy
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Italy, 1832
JMW Turner St Bernedetto Looking towards Fusia
St. Bernedetto, Looking towards Fusina, 1842
JMW Turner the Ponte Delle Torri Spoleto
The Ponte Delle Torri Spoleto, 1840-45

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Italy, 1832 ... Lord Byron's epic poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Childe is an archaic title for the son of a nobleman) saw parts of Italy's past as profoundly poignant. Turner acknowleged that the Italy of old had lost its liberty and its integrity, but was still breathtakingly beautiful. When Turner exhibited this painting, he included these lines from Byron's poem, "… and now, fair Italy! ... Thou are the garden of the world … Thy wreck a glory, and thy ruin graced ... With an immaculate charm which cannot be defaced."

The Ponte Delle Torri Spoleto, 1840-45 ... Spoleto is north of Rome in Ubria, known for its Ponte delle Torri (Bridge of Towers). Turner passed through this town in 1819 while enroute to Rome. As he did with many of his Italian compositions, he enhanced to real scene before him with an imagined sense of atmosphere.

St. Bernedetto, Looking towards Fusina, 1842 ... Turner seldom painted what was before him as he saw it, yet managed to capture the essence of the spirit of a place. John Ruskin, a leading art critic of England's Victorian era, expressed this thought about Turner when he wrote about this painting, "Without one single accurate detail’ it was ‘the likest thing to what it is meant for ... of all that I have ever seen." To put it another way, Venice didn't look like this the day Turner painted this scene, but Turner's treatment of color, light and water all added up to what people thought about Venice.

JMW Turner The Dagano San Giorgio Citella from the Steps of the Europa
The Dogano San Giorgio Citella from the Steps of the Europa, 1842
JMW Turner The Sun of Venice Going to Sea
The Sun of Venice Going to Sea, 1843
JMW Turner Heidelberg
Heidelberg, 1844

The Dogano San Giorgio Citella from the Steps of Europa, 1842 ... "A critic of the Art Union wrote of this painting in 1842, saying, "Venice was surely built to be painted by Turner. Unlike his work in Rome, Turner's scenes were not dominated by ruins. Instead, he explored Venice's combination of water, light and the grand architecture of the Renaissance which all seemed, according to Turner, to visually flow together.

The Sun of Venice Going to Sea, 1842 ... Here, Turner pictures a fishing boat named "Sol di Venezia" (Sun of Venice) emblazned across its sail. The vessel is headed out to sea with Venice disolving into the background. This picture may hint at Venice's decline. At critic John Ruskin loved this painting and was thrown out of the Royal Academy's exhibition for trying to copy it.

Heidelberg, 1844 ... Turner thought of himself as a common man and was not impressed by power or privilege. In this German scene in Heidelberg, Princess Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of English King James I, is married to the Elector Palatine, Friedrich V, in 1613. The couple was known for their lavish entertainments. But Friedrich lost control of the Palatine in 1620 and the couple lived the rest of their lives in exile in Holland. It could we be Turner's version of the expression, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."

At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega
Linda Sorensen Cypress Over Highway One
Linda Sorensen's
Cypress over Highway One
9 x 12

Linda Sorensen's paintings currently showing at:

Linda Sorensen's Studio,
Atelier One, Studio #5, 2860 Bowen St., Graton, CA.
By appointment only, 707-875-2911 or

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

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

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

Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita
24 x 30
AT LAST!  Linda has a new artist studio in Graton, the "California Artists Community," and BODEGA BAY HERITAGE GALLERY will also operate there only BY APPOINTMENT. 

Linda has moved into STUDIO #5 in the Atelier One Building, 2860 Bowen St. (cross street Donald St., parking lot on that corner), Graton.  This is a unique artist studios building of about 20 artists including architect Lamont Langworthy.

The studios are open only by appointment except for open houses such as Art At The Source in June and Art Trails in October, plus the Atelier One open house in September. 

Photo of Linda's studio in the A@TS article above. It's a short walk to Graton Gallery and fine restaurants and tasting rooms.  Visit us there during Art @ The Source June 2-3 and 9-10. Four other artists are participating at Atelier One. And visit Linda at Lillian Lehman's sculpture studio in coastal Salmon Creek north of Bodega Bay.  Follow the yellow signs.
Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel
Linda Sorensen's Studio is now open in Graton.

With fondness, Linda has said goodbye to her cabin in the Redwoods
along Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio. She will miss the redwoods, the mallards and mergansers. We are glad so many of you were able to enjoy the spot during last year's Art Trails.

In Graton, visits are by appointment only, 707-875-2911
or email Linda at

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

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

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

by appointment in Graton and Bodega Bay; collection is online. | Voicemail and Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923

Fanciful Figures: Then and Now, through Jun 3

707-875-2922 | |
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Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors
707-875-8925 | | Back to the Top

Pacific Bay Gallery Azoulay
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Jean Warren Watercolor

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

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

Art @ The Source Exhibition ... through June 10
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

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

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

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

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |
Migrations, Opening Reception, Saturday, June 9, 4-7
Art of Iva Hladis ... through Jul 28

456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"The Finishing Touch," May 2018
See their wonderful old California gallery upstairs. |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery

 (707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

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

john Anderson
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

-- view location on Google Maps
Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Cult of the Machine, Mar 24 - Aug 12
Permanent Collection

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Truth and Beauty: Pre-Raphaelites and Old Masters
Opens June 30
-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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail

San Francisco

Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season thru Oct 28

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
downstairs through Sep 16 ...
My favorite Peanuts: Reflections of Family & Friends
upstairs tthrough Aug 5 ...
50 Years of Franlkin
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art
California Watercolor Association
Watermedia: The Color of Summer
thru Aug 26

Hearst Art Gallery

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

Our People, Our Land, Our Images
Jun 30 - Sept 30
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
Walnut Creek
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

E.. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit

Opens May 24 - August 27

(See our March 2018 article)

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

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum

Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings
from the Wendy Willrich Collection

Opening April 22, 2018
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail 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 (now part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
"Harmony of Light, Spring in California"
through Jun 21

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

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

Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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San Marino (near Pasadena)
The Huntington Library

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting
Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art
Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935
Jun 24 - Jan 13
-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association

Laguna Art Museum
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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

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

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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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
Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art    

Serving our Clients several different ways ...
in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

Voicemail and Text: 707-875-2911 | Email:


... Using Voicemail, TEXT or Email, leave a call back time and number. Once we arrange a time and place, come to Bodega Bay and view the art which interests you and take a treasure home. email or text is better to inform us about your interests and to avoid messages that we have difficulty deciphering.


... Using Voicemail, Text, or Email, request an pre-arranged in-home appointment. We will discuss which artists and paintings interest you, and make appropriate arrangements. After you make your choices, we will bring the art to you.


... Voicemail, Text, or Email us about pieces which interest you. We will answer your questions and process your purchase over the phone. We offer included FedEx shipping in the U.S for major purchases.

Pop-Up Galleries

... On occasion, when temporary opportunities fit, we will take Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on the road.

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

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