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September 2009
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

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On exhibit now through October
Joshua Meador and selected Regionalist artists of California's Film Industry
Walt Disney Family Museum Exterior with GG Bridge Thumbnail
Diane Disney Miller
soon realizes a dream,
The October 1 opening of
the Walt Disney Family Museum

Philip Meador son of artist Joshua Meador
A Busy Time
for an Artist's Son,
Philip Meador
In 2010, the Musee d'Orsay visits SF's de Young
with Back to Back Exhibitions

BBHPHoto Whistlers Mother Thumbnail
In May 2010,
the Impressionists

Paul Gauguin Women on the Beach Thumbnail
... In September 2010,
the Post Impressionists

Thomas Hart Benton The Yankee Driver Thumbnail
In San Marino,
The Huntington Library's
American Collection

Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe
New Film Georgia O'Keeffe premieres September 19
on the Lifetime Network
Listings of our Neighboring Galleries

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

Gallery Notes

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Diane Disney Miller soon realizes a dream, The Walt Disney Family Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum Exterior with GG Bridge
Soon to open its doors on the Parade Grounds of San Francisco's Presidio

Opening October 1st, the Walt Disney Family Museum has quite a tale to tell - the story of a genius, the story of a man who with both perspiration and inspiration laid the foundations for a a truly magical kingdom.

Diane Disney Miller's father Walt was the epitome of a dreamer, a hard-working and risk-taking entrepreneur, a man with a passion for art, a fascination with the technology of his age, and the vision and energy to blend them in a creative flurry. Undeterred by false starts, he persisted and so began Walt Disney Studios.

One of the most compelling evidences of Walt Disney's genius was his assembled team of artists. He was the master artist using his own creativity and his recognition of the excellence in others to express his vision. Together they created fantasy for millions, and made history. Walt recruited the best artistic talent he could find. Many of them were students of the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Others, such as Joshua Meador, came from the top art schools elsewhere. To assist his team, he brought influential artists to the studio to inspire and guide. He melded and often created new technologies of filmmaking to bring this art to the screen.

Walt came to Hollywood in 1923, a few years before the time when previously black and white silent films burst forth with sound and color. He came to the capitol of film making with a dream. He had little to offer, other than his own character, courage, and his willingness to never stop trying. During World War I, young Walt had lied about his age to enlist. He drove an ambulance for the American Ambulance Corps in France. Upon returning home, he began a couple of filmmaking ventures both ending in failure. Bankrupt, he headed west to join his brother Roy, already in California.

In 1928, Walt created Mickey Mouse. Later that year, Steamboat Willie opened in New York, billed as the first animated cartoon with sound. It received grand reviews. Distributors flocked to Walt to obtain the rights for the character. But Walt had learned from a previous experience with a character creation named Oswald the Rabbit, that such deals were not in his best interest.

The seed had been sown. Walt and his team continued their efforts, while the studio and its team grew. Meanwhile his family began to grow as well. Lillian and Walt gave birth to Diane Marie Disney in 1933. A year later, his creative team added Donald Duck to the studio's family of characters. In 1936, Walt welcomed a twenty-five year old graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago to the Disney team. In time, a series of successes built with names we all know so well: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Pinoccio, Bambi, and Dumbo and so many others.

The rest of the story can be mused over at the Disney Family Museum, located on the parade grounds in the Presidio, San Francisco. Opening Day for the general public is October 1. Their regular hours will be Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Please visit their site for details and for timed-entry tickets. Memberships are available.

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San Francisco Presidio Exterior
Walt Disney Family Museum Exterior, SF Presidio
A Busy Time for an Artist's Son, Philip Meador

When Joshua Meador 1911-1965 passed away unexpectedly at age 54 in the midst of great artistic success, his son Philip was twenty-five. But now, at age 70, Philip is amazed and grateful to witness a rebirth of interest in his father's paintings. During September and October, there is a confluence of three Joshua Meador events, causing Philip, his wife Hildur, and their family to pack suitcases and hit the road.

In late September, Philip will be attending the opening festivities of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Joshua Meador was part of the Disney team for nearly thirty years, from 1936 to 1965, and Josh worked on all the classic films of that era. Philip is a retired cinematographer.

Birthplace of Tennessee Williams Columbus Mississippi
Tennessee Williams birthplace and museum in Columbus, Mississippi, and new home of the Joshua Meador animation museum.
In October, Philip and the entire Meador family will be attending celebratory events in Columbus, Mississippi. Both Josh and Libby Meador grew up there, and the city is honoring Josh with an animation museum to be located on the grounds of the Tennessee Williams museum. (More information in the October issue)
Philip Meador at a 2006 exhibition of his father's work at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club
Philip discusses a Meador painting entitled "Village in the Valley," Cambria Pines near Hearst Castle during a Meador exhibition at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club, November 2006 (catalogue available)
While in San Francisco attending festivities at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Philip and his wife Hildur will be honored at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery with a
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reception on Sunday, September 27th during our current exhibit, Joshua Meador and selected Regionalist artists of California's Film Industry.
The Walt Disney Family Museum | Back to the Top

In 2010, the Musee d'Orsay visits SF's de Young with back to back exhibitions
... In May,
the Impressionists will visit

Auguste Renoir Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre
Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre 1876
SF's de Young will host back to back visiting exhibitions from Musee d'Orsay, in Paris.

In May 2010. "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay" includes almost one-hundred works from the mid-nineteenth century masters.

In their early years, Renoir, Monet and other impressionists were hard pressed to be able to afford paint. But they were discovering new ways to depict light and shadow, and that shadow is not brown or black, but the reflected color of objects around them, resonating with the vibrancy of life.

Known to most Americans as "Whistler's Mother," James Abbott McNeill Whistler 's famed painting has two official titles, Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, or Portrait of the Artist's Mother. It is the most famous American painting outside the United States.

Memory plays tricks, it edits, reevaluates, reorders and reconstructs, and so it was for Whistler as he recalled memories of his mother. The painting's clean lines, neutral chromatic colors, and intentionally balanced and sparse composition explores the artist's aesthetic memory of his early years. The monochrome print hanging to the left of his mother reflects the palette of the painting itself. It is a print of the Thames, an art form which interested Whistler.

Regarding painting, he adhered to two principles. He believed that line is more important than color and that black is the fundamental color of tonal harmony.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Portrait of an Artist's Mother
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1,
also called Portrait of the Artist's Mother 1871

Young Claude Monet had long been unsatisfied with what was being taught in art schools. But in 1862, as he studied under Charles Cleyre in Paris, magic happened. He met other young painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frederic Bazille and Alfred Sisley. Together, they explored new approaches to painting the effects of light, en plein air, using broken color and rapid brush strokes.

Monet painted The Saint-Lazare Station just after he left Argenteuil to settle in Paris. At that time, he wanted to be known as a painter of modern life.

Monet was out to capture his first glimpse of a scene, his first impression rather than to study a scene to extract its detail. He believed that the first impression was the visual experience. Depicting studied detail would only detract from the initial impression.

Claude Monet The San Lazare Station
Claude Monet (1840-1926) The Saint-Lazare Station 1877
The exhibit's highlights will include: The Fife Player by Edouard Manet (1866), Family Reunion by Frédéric Bazille (1867), Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 or Portrait of the Artist’s Mother by James McNeil Whistler (1871), The Birth of Venus by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1879), The Cradle by Berthe Morisot (1872), Saint-Lazare Station by Claude Monet (1877), Rue Montorgueil, Paris. Festival of June 30, 1878 by Claude Monet, Racehorses Before the Stands by Edgar Degas (1866–1868), The Dancing Lesson by Edgar Degas (1873–1876) Portraits at the Stock Exchange by Edgar Degas (1878–1879), and The Swing by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1876).
The de Young Museum | Musee d'Orsay | Back to the Top

... In September 2010,
The Post Impressionists
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone 1888
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone 1888

The Post Impressionists extended impressionism in new directions. The post impressionist painters continued using thickly applied paint and vivid colors applied with distinctive brush strokes, but emphasized form, often distorting it for effect, and used unnatural color.

Vincent Van Gogh was fascinated with stars and the colors of the night. In a letter to his sister in 1888, he wrote, "Often it seems to me night is even more richly coloured than day". The Starry Night in the collection of the d'Orsay is serene, city lights reflecting on waters

Pierre Auguste Renoir Dancing in the Country 1883
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Dancing in the Country 1883

and stars overhead with lovers strolling in the foreground. Another starry night painting now in the collection of the MoMA in New York expresses more of the violence within Van Gogh's psyche, with flame shaped trees, while the sky and stars whirl in a cosmic vision.

Pierre Auguste Renoir's Dancing in the Country is one of a pair of paintings, the other depicting a contrasting formal ballroom dance entitled City Dance. Studied together, there are many similarities and contrasts. Both paintings exhibit a pair captured by the magic of their dance. But it is easily apparent that the formality and restraint of the city ballroom lacks the spontaneity and gaiety of the country dance in the open air.
Paul Gauguin Tahitian Women on a Beach 1891
Paul Gauguin Tahitian Women, on the Beach 1891

In 1891, Paul Gauguin relocated to Tahiti to be free of the need to struggle for money and "live in the ecstasy, calm and art." In his painting, Tahitian Women, on the Beach, he shows two women of status, covered fully with mission clothing, seemingly melancholy and in rigid poses. Its as if Gauguin who came to Tahiti to escape social structures and demands finds two souls imprisoned by similar forces even in a tropical paradise. Gauguin admired Manet, and here uses simplified shapes. He also exhibits the graphic style and vivid colors of Matisse.

Notable works in this exhibition include: A Dance in the Country by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883), The Circus by George Seurat (1891), Self Portrait, Starry Night over the Rhone, and The Artist’s Bedroom at Arles by Vincent van Gogh (1889), Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ and Tahitian Women, On the Beach by Paul Gauguin (1891), Still Life with Onions by Paul Cézanne (1895), and The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1907)

In our May edition, we reported on another reason why Gauguin may have escaped to Tahiti. German researchers have taken a second look at the archived evidence and offer a new explanation, that during a fight outside a brothel at Arles, Paul Gauguin cut off Van Gogh's ear. The story of his self mutilation was constructed to give Gauguin plausible cover. Soon afterward, Gauguin left France for the south Pacific. In its an interesting read with an accompanying video interview.

The de Young Museum | Musee d'Orsay | Back to the Top

Thomas Hart Benton The Yankee Driver The Huntington Library
The Yankee Driver, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920
San Marino's The Huntington Library's
American Collection

Henry and Arabella Huntington came by his wealth by working for his uncle, Collis P. Huntington, one of the owners of the Central Pacific Railroad. Henry began his California career in San Francisco, but moved to Los Angeles in 1902. At that time, he bought the San Marino Ranch, and began transforming the property into the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Today, the Huntington Library hosts half a million visitors a year.

The art collections occupy three buildings. The European art is located in the Huntingtons' home, a large Beaux-Arts mansion designed by Myron Hunt. The American Art is located in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries, featuring art from the colonial period. A third gallery, the Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing, is used for temporary exhibitions.

One of the most recent additions to the American collection is The Yankee Driver by Thomas Hart Benton. Benton was from Missouri, but spent summers

Huntington Library Exterior Mary Cassatt Breakfast in Bed The Huntington Library
Breakfast in Bed, Mary Cassatt, ca 1894

on Martha's Vineyard. His subject for The Yankee Driver was a Vineyard old time native named Billy Benson, a local character who did odd jobs. Benton believed American artists should represent the lives and stories of people they knew. He became a leader of a group of artists known as Regionalists, who celebrated American folkways and rural life.

A real prize among the collection is Breakfast in Bed by Mary Cassatt. Born in Pennsylvania, Mary lived most of her life in France where she became

life in France where she became close friends with the French Impressionists. The French Impressionists used short strokes of unmixed color to capture their first visual impression of a scene. Mary became the only American to exhibit with the core group of French Impressionists, including Edgar Degas, Claude Motet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro.

Another treasure is The Long Leg done by Edward Hopper. The painting shows the Long Point Light at Provincetown, Massachusetts in mid afternoon light. Although at first glance the painting appears to be a scene of leisure, there are no figures, and it contains elements of Hopper themes of isolation, melancholy and loneliness.

Edward Hopper The Last Leg Huntington Library
The Long Leg, Edward Hopper, ca 1930
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New Film Georgia O'Keeffe premieres September 19 on the Lifetime Network
The cable network Lifetime will premiere a newly completed original film George O’Keeffe. It stars Academy Award nominated Joan Allen as Georgia O’Keeffe and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons as legendary photographer Alfed Stieglitz. The film will first air on September 19th. Please check local listings.

The film explores the turbulent twenty-year-long relationship between O’Keeffe and Stieglitz as O’Keeffe struggled to establish her own artistic path. In 1929, she began spending part of each year in New Mexico, a location which inspired her to new heights of artistic expression. Twenty years later, she made New Mexico her permanent home.

Joan Allen as Georgia OKeeffe
Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Student's League in New York where she studied with William Merritt Chase. But it was Stieglitz who promoted her work. By the mid 1920's, she was one of America's best known artists. With fame came the need for new material.

In 1929 at the age of 42, she and a friend Beck Strand visited Taos, New Mexico. This proved to be the turning point in her life. She was enlivened by the New Mexico scenery, and grew artistically. She met another photographer at this time, a younger and less well known Ansel Adams. In 1949 at the age of 62, Georgia made New Mexico her permanent home. In 1977, President Gerald Ford awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She lived to the age of 98, passing away in 1986.

Footage of the 92 year old Georgia O'Keeffe
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Gallery Notes


  • Reception September 27: Joshua Meador and selected Regionalist artists of California's Film Industry will be the subject of the gallery's exhibit during September and October. Although still in the works, Joshua Meador's son Philip is planning to attend the show on September 27 and be available for discussions at a reception that date. He will be in the area to attend the special guest preview of the Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. In October, he travels to Columbus, Mississippi where Joshua Meador is being honored as a favorite son of Columbus. An animation museum is to be built at the home and museum of another of Columbus' favorite son, playwright Tennessee Williams. A garage interior that Josh used instead of canvas will be transported and assembled there.
  • Appropriate framing can sometimes present a challenge, particularly for mid-Century Regionalist paintings where the framing of that time has not withstood the test of time and didn't really complement the art. At the September-October exhibit, the artisan-made closed-corner arts & crafts frames of Holton Studio are featured, particularly on paintings by Josh Meador. Twelve different profiles are on view, many signed by the artisan. We trust that you will agree that these are an excellent choice for reframing these paintings, and also for Regionalist watercolors and photographic prints such as those by Edward S. Curtis.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is proud to be a Founding Member of the Walt Disney Family Museum. We have membership applications at the gallery. Membership is available at various levels, and provides a number of benefits.
  • At the gallery we have added a rack of vintage prints, unframed, such as the Ghost Town series by Clyde Forsythe, signed John W. Hilton desert prints, and Jimmy Swinnerton prints. Very old prints from the 1800's are also included such as antique prints by Corot. There are also paper memorabilia such as fruit box labels and railroad items. It holds some real treasures!
  • The Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa is exhibiting Bohemian Club member Edwin Deakin. "California Painter of the Picturesque" runs through September 20. The exhibit holds some dazzling large canvas works. Click and read our article from our August newsletter.
  • Our current gallery exhibit features the paintings of those artists who were strongly associated with the movie industry, such as Disney artists Joshua Meador, Bennett Bradbury, Phil Dike, and Ralph Hulett. Others not currently on view for lack of space include Jan Domela and Jon Blanchette. This exhibit is presented in celebration of the upcoming opening of the new Disney Museum in The Presidio, San Francisco. It also follows upon major museum presentations of the oil paintings of these "Regionalist" painters from mid-Century at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica and the Irvine Museum (see museum listings below). (Also, the Huntington Library, American Paintings Collection, has most recently acquired a Thomas Hart Benton painting in this category.)
  • The new Map of fine arts and arts & crafts galleries in Sonoma County has been issued by the Sonoma County Gallery Group, and is available at galleries, visitors centers, wineries on the Wine Road, and other locations. There are several new galleries of note, and this Map and the website is a good way to plan a tour and find out about current exhibits.
  • Booklets of several of our exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address.
    - Painters of the Desert;
    - Regionalist Watercolors;
    - 19th Century Paintings of Northern California;
    - Painters of Carmel (plus other Master Painters of the Sea).

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

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

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

Reception, Friday, July 3, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
"Reflections of the Bay"
the skilled watercolors of Ron Sumner
and introducing sculptures by Aaron Poovey | Back to the Top

Ron Sumner Blue Heron Thumbnail
Blue Heron Ron Sumner

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Now showing - Carol Brighton: "Notes from a Mountain Journal"
Monotypes and Handmade Paper Works
August 13 - September 27, 2009
& Paintings by Robert DeVee | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew

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

In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is,
in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
through September:
19th annual
Artists of the Bohemian Club show
"BOHEMIAN RENDEZVOUS". | Back to the Top
Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"An On Going Exhibit, of Small Works"
Through October 31
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
John Rizzi Glassworks Shop IN Guerneville John Rizzi Glassworks
Retail Gallery and Studio
specializing in unique glass sculpture,
beads and jewelry
http://www.JohnRizziGlasswork | Back to the Top
John Rizzi at work in studio
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Beginning in October, Five Artists Paint their Favorite Subjects
Larry Cannon, Teresa Dong, Charles White,
Hye Seong Yoon & Stephen Sanfilippo | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
September 6th - Tomales Founder's Day & SALE One day only!
Once a year the sleepy little town of Tomales, CA comes to life for a day of old-time fun! There is a parade at noon, book sale and raffles in the park,
barbeque, and live music.
OPEN STUDIO Jeanette Le Grue opens her studio 1-5pm FINE ART SALE Founder's Day special prices in the gallery too! One day only,
September 6th, 1-5pm!!! | 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
August 21—September 27, 2009 DA BISHOP: NEW PAINTINGS:
September 19—October 1, 2009 CALABASH: A CELEBRATION
Preview Exhibition benefiting Food for Thought. Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"Peace, Pastures & Beasties" - Aug. 18 – Sept. 27 Three northern California artists, Lorraine Cook, Janet Moore, and Nancy Winn display their newest work in this colorful show that promises to delight the viewer.
Janet Moore - Impressionist paintings of Sonoma County farms and ranchlands
Nancy Winn - Papier-mâché sculptures of creatures real and imagined
Lorraine Cook - paintings of Buddhist prayer flags from the artist's travels to Bhutan Back to the Top

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

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
Through September 20 ... D.A. Bishop Surf, Collection, Oil on Canvas / Diana Bundy, At the Shore, Copper Sculptures / Mo Ryan, Beach Series, Oil on Canvas / George "Zack" Smith, Waves, Oil Pastel on Canvas / Craig Collins, Craig Collins Furniture / Sharon Eager, Gallery Manager / Patrick Miller, Bohemian Stoneworks | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
fine art oils, encaustics, collage, ceramics, and jewelry. You'll find romantic wine country landscapes, ocean vistas, animal portraits, and whimsical narrative collages.
April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level. If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and
to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art | Back to the Top
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
Oakland Museum of California

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum

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

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

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

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

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

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Hearst Art Gallery

California in Relief: A History in Wood and Linocut Prints
July 25 - Sept. 20, 2009

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Edwin Deakin
California Painter of the Picturesque
July 3 - Sept 20
Spectacular 19th century California landscape artist and Bohemian Club Mmbr

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail One month to go ...
Opening October 1
in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum

read more ...

SF Chron & the LA Times
Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum
-To Remember: Charles Schulz Commemorates D-Day through Oct 12

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Metamorfaces: The Curious Work of Warner Jepson, Curated by Jim CallahanSurprising manifestations of blended electronic video and audio signals.
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Mission San Francisco de Solano

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

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Soaring Voices: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists
Opens August 8

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art

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

Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Alexander Calder: Color in Motion
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Southern California
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
Works of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,
July 4 - Oct 11, 2009

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Irvine
The Irvine Museum

The Outsiders
Modernism in California,

through September 16
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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form
Through January 3, 2010
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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

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

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The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

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

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

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica

Norton Simon Museum

Permanent collection,
European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena

& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance
June 25–October 18, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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

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

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

Opening Soon
Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius
October 6, 2009 through February 21, 2010
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia
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