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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
August 2019
an online fine art gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting


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Joshua Meador Rainy Conversation
New and available ... Joshua Meador
Rainy Conversation 8 x 6

Earnie Barnes Retrospective
Ernie Barnes Retrospective
LA's California African American Museum


Linda Sorensen Death Valley Raven Dawn
New ... Linda Sorensen
Death Valley, Raven, Dawn 16 x 20

The California African American Museum, next door to the Los Angeles Coliseum
The California African American Museum, next door to the Los Angeles Coliseum
  Ernie Barnes : A Retrospective
Artist Ernie Barnes
Ernie Barnes, 1938 - 2009
Ernie Barnes Sugar Shack
The Sugar Shack
, 1976
Collection of Jeanie and Jim Epstein - Kept on display at the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh
     






Fastbreak, 1987, commissioned by Lakers owner Jerry Buss in celebration of the team's NBA Championship that year.  The painting features Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper.  Collection of the Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.
Fastbreak
, 1987, commissioned by Lakers owner Jerry Buss in celebration of the team's NBA Championship that year.
The painting features Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper.
Collection of the Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.
Ernie Barnes, Around the Turn 1985
Around the Turn,
1985
Collection of Dale Mason Cochran

Ernie Barnes Double Dutch Private Collection
Double Dutch
, 1989
Private Collection
Friendly Friendship Baptist Church ,1994 The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Friendly Friendship Baptist Church
,1994
The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Room Full A'Sistahs, 1994 The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Room Full A'Sistahs,
1994
The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Collection of Ted Lange, 1980 (Curtis Mayfield's album Something to Believe In cover art) Collection of Ted Lange
Collection of Ted Lange,
1980
(Curtis Mayfield's album Something to Believe In cover art)
Collection of Ted Lange
Polo Game, 1985 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Polo Game,
1985
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
  Red Guitar, 2005 Collection of Ray Parker Jr.
Red Guitar,
2005
Collection of Ray Parker Jr.
Slap Shot, 1999 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Slap Shot,
1999
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Stored Dreams, 1962-94 Collection of Judy and Lary Howard
Stored Dreams,
1962-94
Collection of Judy and Lary Howard
Study for a Woman of Color, 2000 Collection of Nancy Jones Justice and FamilyStudy for a Woman of Color, 2000
Collection of Nancy Jones Justice and Family
The Maestro, 1982 (The jass-funk group The Crusaders' Ghetto Blaster album cover art) The Los Angeles Athletic Club CollectionThe Maestro, 1982
(The jass-funk group The Crusaders' Ghetto Blaster album cover art)
The Los Angeles Athletic Club Collection
   
   
   
Clown on Cork Painting #3 (The Melancholy Jest), 1964 The Norwood Collection
Clown on Cork Painting #3
(The Melancholy Jest),
1964
The Norwood Collection
Ali, 2008 Collection of Derek Dudley
Ali,
2008
Collection of Derek Dudley
Kareem (excerpt of Fastbreak), 1987 Collection of The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.
Kareem (excerpt of Fastbreak),
1987
Collection of The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.
Ernie Barnes Dance Studio 2002
Dance Studio,
2002
Collection of Rebecca and Troy Carter

  Final Study for the Drum Major, 2004 The  Kinsey African American Art and History Collection and the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation
Final Study for the Drum Major,
2004 The
Kinsey African American Art and History Collection
and the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation
Hoop Dreams, 1978 Collection of Paul and Brenda Hudson
Hoop Dreams,
1978
Collection of Paul and Brenda Hudson
In this Corner, 1999 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
In this Corner,
1999
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Match Point, 2008 The Melina Family Trust
Match Point,
2008
The Melina Family Trust

My Miss America, 1970 Collection of Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum
My Miss America,
1970
Collection of Friends, the Foundation of the
California African American Museum

Screen Door,2007 (unfinished work in progress) Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Screen Door,
2007
(unfinished work in progress)
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

 

Study for Spoken Word, 2006 The Dean Collection
Study for Spoken Word,
2006
The Dean Collection

Study for Steps, 1998 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Study for Steps,
1998
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
The American War Game, 1968 Collection of Coodie and Chike of Creative Control BEG
The American War Game,
1968
Collection of Coodie and Chike
of Creative Control BEG
The Competative Spirit, 2005 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
The Competative Spirit,
2005
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
The Rhythmic Gymnast, 1984 Private Collection
The Rhythmic Gymnast,
1984
Private Collection
   
Three Red Linemen, 1979 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Three Red Linemen,
1979
Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Window Wishing, 1993 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Window Wishing,
1993
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Photo of Ernie Barnes and Jimmy Walker ...  Ernie Barnes was the artist behind Jimmy Walker's Goodtimes character J.J.'s artistic pursuits.
Photo of Ernie Barnes and Jimmy Walker ...
Ernie Barnes was the artist behind Jimmy Walker's Goodtimes character J.J.'s artistic pursuits.

Southside with You, a biographical romantic film focusing on Barrack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. This scene shows the young Obama and Michelle infront of Ernie Barnes The Sugar Shack.
Southside with You
, a biographical romantic film focusing on Barrack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. This scene shows the young Obama and Michelle infront of Ernie Barnes The Sugar Shack.
   

Ernie Barnes in his own words

 

A video sampling of many of Ernie Barne's works

 

Ernie Barnes: the overlooked legacy of the athlete turned celebrity artist

The work of the football player who became a painter is finally being celebrated, from his Olympics artwork to his Marvin Gaye album cover

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 Ernie Barnes’ The Sugar Shack. Photograph: Courtesy of the Ernie Barnes estate

Historically noted as the first professional American athlete to become a painter, the artistic legacy of football player Ernie Barnes still remains overlooked.

But now, as part of a long overdue survey, his art is on view in Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective, which runs at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles until 8 September. Over 50 paintings, photos and ephemera – including his football helmet, the chair from his studio, and his paintbrushes – are on view, detailing his career, hidden from the spotlight. This is despite creating album covers for Marvin Gaye, receiving a commissioned by Kanye West and being named the official artist of the 1984 Olympics.

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“He’s not a part of art history,” said Bridget R Cooks, who co-curated the exhibition with Vida L Brown. “Barnes is not someone in any art history book that I own or have seen, but he has influenced thousands of people through the popular vehicles he accessed for his work.”

Barnes’ most famous painting is The Sugar Shack, a 1976 piece showing a group of dancers busting a move. The work was famously used on the cover of Marvin Gaye’s album I Want You, released that same year. The painting was inspired by an early experience Barnes had in Durham, when he managed a sneak peek of an event venue called the Armory, which was holding a R&B dance party. “He was young, peeking in the window,” said Cooks. “He was captivated by the style of dance and never saw that before.”

Barnes was born in 1938 and grew up in Durham, North Carolina during the Jim Crow era. His father worked as a shipping clerk for a tobacco company and his mother worked on the household staff of a lawyer. Barnes attended a segregated school and was always a fan of art, soaking up the works of Delacroix and Rubens long before he was allowed to enter museums because of segregation.

 Ernie Barnes playing for the San Diego Chargers between 1960 and 1962. Photograph: Courtesy of the Ernie Barnes family trust

He was also a prolific athlete, and chose from one of 26 scholarship offers. He studied at what is now North Carolina Central University, majoring in art, before being recruited to join the Baltimore Colts in 1959. He enjoyed a career at the Titans of New York, the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“He always had his sketchbook when he was playing football,” said Cooks. “After he got injured while on the field, he retired and focused on art full time.”

In 1966, Barnes had his first exhibition after impressing the owner of the New York Jets, Sonny Werblin, with his paintings. “In the 1960s, it was clear to him that he could make more money as an artist,” said Cooks. “At the time, athletes made very little money.”

Barnes painted female basketball players, Olympic runners racing towards the finish line and gymnasts waving around ribbons before a collection of world flags, in a piece titled The Rhythmic Gymnast from 1984. One of his paintings called Late Night DJ shows a female DJ in a red dress with a martini glass in a radio studio, about to put an LP on a record player.

He became recognized for being “the most expressive painter of sports since George Bellows”, and after his debut exhibition at the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City, Barnes continued to exhibit as an artist. In his prominent 1972 exhibit called the Beauty of the Ghetto, his works were described as a style known as “neo-mannerist”.

 Barnes with his 1984 Olympics artwork. Photograph: Chan Bush

“He was ignored by the mainstream art world,” said Cooks, the author of a book called Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum. “His 1972 exhibition was his one foray into one mainstream art institution, but he largely survived through this network of entertainers on commissions and became a part of an elite group. He was friends with famous athletes and celebrities, and he sold paintings to football players and did artworks for NFL administrators.”

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Barnes had close ties to the music world, especially after Gaye used his painting on the album cover. In turn, Barnes was asked by a number of artists to use his paintings for their albums, including the cover of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd’s 1979 album, Donald Byrd and 125th Street, NYC, as well as for Curtis Mayfield’s 1980 cover for Something to Believe In and The Crusaders’ cover for Ghetto Blaster in 1984.

Four years before his death in 2005, Barnes was commissioned by Kanye West to make a painting based upon the rapper’s near-fatal car accident, which now is a mural called A Life Restored.

But he also used his paintings as a vehicle for change. His painting Growth Through Limits shows a group of young men centered around a weed sprouting through a concrete sidewalk.

This image was plastered on a billboard in Los Angeles as part of a city campaign spearheaded by mayor Tom Bradley after the 1992 riots. He also participated in a 1995 group show called 20th Century Masterworks of African-American Artists II and made a remembrance painting after 9/11.

 Ernie Barnes’ painting Pool Hall. Photograph: Courtesy of the Ernie Barnes family trust

One of the notable works in this new exhibition is Pool Hall, which shows a group of people lurking around a dark, smoky poolhall. “He always painted everyday people,” said Cooks. “It’s a style of painting he became known for, and this became a relatable painting to African Americans.”

Barnes made this piece into prints and sold them, “to make it affordable art”, said Cooks.

Another piece in the show is My Miss America, which depicts a black woman with her eyes closed. Cooks said Barnes once said: “‘People are blind to each other’s humanity.’” Cooks went on: “It can be interpreted in many ways; it’s a philosophical nugget. It’s about being reflective about the commonalities and differences we have with the people around us. Maybe we don’t see each other and appreciate each other the way we should.”

He had an impact on his community with his expressive, figurative paintings. “People feel a sense of freedom of expression because they’re felt in his work,” said Cooks. “He is metabolizing his own understanding of art history, formal and informal, then making it relatable to a culture that is contemporary and racialized. He was able to make work that is accessible.”

Despite growing up in the segregated south, that didn’t stop Barnes from pursuing his dreams. “Being black was not a limitation to him,” Cooks said. “He was surrounded by black people and could see all the different attitudes and philosophies, in ways of which we survive. It shows a real love of blackness.”

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Museum Trips in your future ...
Maynard Dixon Men of the Red Earth
Now in Orange, CA
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through - Oct 19, 2019

Hilbert Museum
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Earnie Barnes Final Study for Drum Major

Now in Los Angeles, CA
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective
Now through September 8

California African American Museum
near the USC Campus and the LA Coliseum
through September 8, 2019

James Tissot Coming ... Oct 12 at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
Oct 12 - Feb 9
James Tissot
Claude Monet Giverny Bridge
Coming ... Oct 21 to Denver, CO
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago;
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Denver Art Museum
opens Oct 21, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
Monet Denver Exhibition Promo photo

Gallery Notes ...
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega
Linda Sorensen Contours Inkgrade

Linda Sorensen's
Contours, Ink Grade
24 x 30

Beyond Linda's studio, her paintings are currently showing at:

Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located in the town of Bodega, west end of town a half block from the Casino, and just across from the 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.

6th Street Playhouse, The Red Shoes Gallery
6th Street Playhouse, The Studio Gallery,
52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa.

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
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen's Studio is now open in Graton.

In Graton, visits are by appointment only,
except for events such as Atelier One HANDS ON ART
and ART TRAILS and Art @ The Source

We must make arrangements with you for entry.
Call
707-875-2911 or email Linda at lindasorensen@earthlink.net

(Note that the gate/doors are generally locked on weekends, and we must let you in)

Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel

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

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay
http://www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | Call or Text 707-875-2911
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

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
2019, The Year of the Boar: 2019 Karhu Calendar, Nishimura Ryo, Ikuta Koji
707-875-2922 |  rbc4art@renbrown.com
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail
Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors, featuring the etchings of Guillaume Azoulay
707-875-8925 |   Info@PacificBayGallery.com
PacificBayGallery.com | 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

http://www.JeanWarren.com

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
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top
Linda Sopensen and Lorenzo de Santis
Linda Sorensen
&
Lorenzo de Santis
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

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

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 | http://www.corricks.com/arttrailsgallery
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact:: http://www.corricks.com/contact-us

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.
And currently has a number of originals by Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

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

Corricks
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | http://www.calabigallery.com

We are located at 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa.
Contact us with any questions at (707) 781-7070 or info@calabigallery.com
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: info@calabigallery.com | 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.

http://www.calabigallery.com | 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).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
Rik Olson

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
http://www.gratongallery.com
Sally Baker, Marylu Downing, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
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

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery
http://www.paulmahdergallery.com

 (707) 473-9150 | Info@paulmahdergallery.com
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery
http://www.hammerfriar.com

 (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 Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts

Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
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
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society


California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-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
SFMOMA

Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings
through March 10, 2019
http://www.sfmoma.org

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Moraga
St Mary's College Museum of Art

Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Sonoma
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
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum

Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters
Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown

http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas
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.
San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Monterey
Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune

http://www.montereyart.org
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Monterey
Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
NEW TWO-YEAR LONG EXHIBIT
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings
from the Wendy Willrich Collection

Opening April 22, 2018
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
http://www.crockerartmuseum.org
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
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
El Camino del Oro, Sept 14 - Jan 11
Paintings of the California Missions era
by many of California's noted artists

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through - Oct 19, 2019

Bay Area Scene Painting
through Apr 27

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

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective
through Sept 8

California African American 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
Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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

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

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum at Night


 


By appointment only or online ... email or call ... Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / 707-875-2911

... IN GRATON, CA ...
Linda Sorensen's studio and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's showroom is now located in Atelier One, Graton. You may view all paintings in Linda Sorensen's or Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's online offerings. Call or email for an appointment.

... IN YOUR HOME ... Call or email for a an appointment. If appropriate, we'll bring the art to you (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

... ON LINE ... Call or email about pieces which interest you. We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases.


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 (Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com) 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.