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September 2010 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone Thumbnail
Round Two, The de Young presents Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne
and Beyond:
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces
from the Musée d’Orsay

Sept 25, 2010 - Jan 18, 2011

Pixar Entryway Emeryville Thumbnail
25 Years
of Animation

now at the Oakland Museum

Mary DeNeale Morgan Pt Lobos Cypress and Deep Blue Sea Thumb
Superbly Independent:
Early California Paintings by Annie Harmon, Mary DeNeale Morgan and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel

Hearst Gallery St. Mary's, Moraga CA
through Sept 19th

Oceanside Museum of Art Sailor at SF Dock Thumbnail
Painting WW II:
The California Watercolor Artists.
Ann Japenga notes an exciting
exhibition at the
Oceanside Museum of Art
through Oct 3
Gallery Notes Neighboring Galleries Museum Exhibits:
The Bay Area, So. CA & Beyond
Visit our archives page
featuring a "clickable" photo index
Round Two -- The de Young presents Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond:
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,
Sept 25, 2010 - Jan 18, 2011

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Above the Rhone
Vincent Van Goph Starry Night Over the Rhone

Soon at the de Young, fresh from its visit to Australia's National Gallery in Canberra, will be the "Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay."

After a memorable San Francisco visit, we bid adieu to the "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay" which closes September 6. It will visit the Nashville's Frist Museum before returning to Paris in January.

Beginning in the mid to late 19th century, a loose association of painters rose in prominence, and became known as Impressionists. The name "Impressionist" comes from art critic Louis Leroy when he offered a satiric review of a painting by Claude Monet entitled Sunrise Impression (Soleil Levant). The review has been pretty much forgotten, but the term Impressionist remains, and is uttered with reverence and adoration by art lovers everywhere.

The impressionists found a way to express the world in a new way, taking their easels out of the studio to paint plein-air. With small thin visible brush strokes they captured exciting visual effects, achieving bold use of unmixed color to create intense color vibration, Their open compositions of ordinary subject matter, and depictions of the changing qualities of light, have thrilled the art loving public ever since.

Flowing from Impressionism came Post-Impressionism. The term Post-Impressionism was first used by British art critic Robert Fry to describe French Art from Manet onward. The Post -Impressionists extended Impressionism. They continued using vivid color, thick applications of paint, distinctive brush strokes, and real life subjects for their compositions, but they were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms and use more unnatural color.

Pierre Aguste Renoir A Dance in the Country
Pierre Auguste Renoir
A Dance in the Country

Paul Gauguin Tahitian Women on a Beach
Paul Gauguin Tahitian Women on a Beach

Paul Gauguin and the Yellow ChristPaul Gauguin Yellow Christ

Prior to visiting San Francisco, the Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay visited the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Here is a very well done video production done by the National Gallery
detailing the characteristic and influence of the Post-Imrpessionist painters.
The video runs nearly 10 minutes, and is best enjoyed using the full screen feature

George Seurat and his followers used tiny dots of color which became known as pointillism. Paul Cézanne wanted to restore a sense of order and structure, making impressionism solid and durable. He reduced shapes while maintaining the bright colors of impressionism. Camille Pissaro explored pointillism which he called scientific impressionism, but returned to a purer form of impressionism later in his career. Vincent Van Goph used vibrant swirling color to convey feeling and his state of mind.

Taken as a group, the post impressionists certainly weren't a cohesive movement. As their movement proceeded, younger painters continued working geographically, exploring Fauvism and Cubism.

Vincent Van Gogh Bedroom at Arles
Vincent Van Gogh Bedroom at Arles
Henri Rousseau Snake Charmer
George Seurat The Circus
George Seurat The Circus
Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait
Vincent Van Goph Self Portrait

KGO Channel 7 Into to the Post Impressionist Exhibition
(a 15 second ad proceeds the two minute long video)
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay will be at the de Young, September 25, 2010 - through January 18, 2011. Included in the exhibit are paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac with some paintings from later in the careers of impressionist painters Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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Previously from our newsletter
de Young Birth of Impressionism Exhibition
May, '10
Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,
May 22 - Sep 6, 2010

De Young Birth of Impressionism Exhibition June, '10
Musee D' Orsay visits the de Young,
Worth Sitting Up and Taking Notice

Albert Bierstadt Painting Fish Market in Rome Thumb August, '10
Albert Bierstadt
at the de Young,
Six Paintings
Apart From
What You Might Expect

Pixar's Entry Emeryville
Entry to Pixar's Studio in Emeryville
Pixar: 25 Years of Animation
now at the Oakland Museum

Walt Disney would be proud! The creative spirit he so energetically put forth vibrantly lives in the art of a new generation of innovative animators headquartered in Emeryville.

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

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

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

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

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

John Lasseter leads a studio tour of Pixar in Emeryville

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

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

KGO Channel 7 views Pixar: 25 Years of Animation
(a 15 second ad proceeds the two minute long video)
Pixar's Angler Fish Finding Nemo
From the danger filled world of the deep, the Angler Fish
takes aim at characters Dory and Marlin in Finding Nemo
Pixar's John Lasseter
John Lasseter
Pixar's Joe Ramft
Joe Ramft

Posted Quotations at the exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artscape is a very very widescreen video presentation shot onto a screen with three coordinated video projectors. It shows Pixar story boards coming to life, with a camera lens zooming into frames of the storyboard allowing sketched character ideas come to full life. Without a single word of narration, this film conveys the idea

of process, how an idea builds to a concept, and how the concept is refined and moves toward realization. In magical sweeps of motion, line drawings gain color, motion and sophistication, and return again to their original lines. What is amazing is that children viewing this presentation get it. They thrilled as their favorite characters came to life. The film ends with Pixar's ever present emblematic and inquisitive lamp observing a rolling ball of yarn -- dated John Lasseter, 1986.

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

Pixar: 25 Years of Animation
Oakland Museum
The Walt Disney
Family Museum
Pixar Studio
Emeryville, CA
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From past issues of the Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly

Walt Disney Family Museum Displays Paintings (Apr 2010)
Diane Disney Miller soon realizes a dream
The Walt Disney Family Museum
(Sep 2009)
Previous Gallery Exhibit
(Sep - Oct 2009)
Joshua Meador 1911-1965
and selected artists of California's Film Industry

Paintings by Disney animators from the
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Collection
Joshua Meador, Ralph Hulett, Bennett Bradbury

Superbly Independent:
Early California Paintings by Annie Harmon, Mary DeNeale Morgan and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel

Hearst Gallery St. Mary's, Moraga CA through Sept 19th
Mary DeNeale Morgan
Marion Kavanagh Wachtel

These three "superbly independent" women were indeed gifted artists, but the gender biased times in which they lived slighted them of the notoriety they deserved. St. Mary's Hearst Museum is pleased to celebrate their artistry, giving their work some well deserved recognition.

Annie Harmon 1855-1930 was born into an affluent family who made their fortune in the lumber industry. She grew up exposed to culture, and never had to worry about making a living or finding a financially

Annie Lyle Harmon
Annie Harmon Eucalyptus Menlo Park

suitable gentleman to marry for her financial security. Her brother married the daughter of famed artist William Keith. Previously, Annie studied painting with William Keith, and although she maintained her independent artistic identity, she considered William Keith her mentor. She is featured in some of the photographs of William Keith's studio along with other women artists. Keith was kind to women artists, providing them a congenial atmosphere to create their art.

During William Keith's final year as he endured a protracted illness, Annie Harmon wrote Keith a letter. In it, she recollected the earlier days, "We can never forget the good old studio days with our Master of Art, nor can we forget the stick that used to come flying across the Studio to make us jump and laugh when our minds were so intent on our work."

Annie Harmon exhibited her work

Annie Harmon Oak Menlo Park

Annie Harmon Trees and Path

Annie Harmon Pines, Poison Oak - Menlo Park

with the San Francisco Art Association and in the Women's Building at the Chicago Columbian World's Fair of 1893. Although prolific, she lost over 400 paintings in her studio in the San Francisco Press Club Building during the 1906 earthquake.

Mary DeNeale Morgan 1868-1948 attended the California School of Design in San Francisco in the late 1880's, studying with Arthur Mathews, Virgil Williams and Amedee Joullin.

From her family home in

Mary DeNeale Morgan Point Lobos- Cypress and Deep Blue Sea
Oakland, she would often walk to the Berkeley home of William Keith and show him her sketches. At Keith's suggestion, she worked in tempera, at the time often called opaque watercolor. She developed a tonalist style, striving to achieve a softness and luminosity of the northern California landscape.

Mary DeNeale Morgan Tall Cypress-Point Lobos

Mary's first studio was in her family's Oakland home. There she met with other members of the Oakland Sketch Club and she would paint portraits with live models, one of which was her brother's Oakland High School classmate, Jack London.

Her Oakland based studio did not suffer damage during the 1906 earthquake. Soon after the tragedy, she spent two weeks in the destroyed city sketching collapsed buildings. Her earthquake sketches are on display at the Pacific Grove Public Library.

In 1907, she had her first solo exhibition at the Hahn

Mary DeNeale Morgan Pumpkins Carmel Valley

Gallery in Oakland. William Keith visited the exhibition and purchased one of his student's paintings of Pacific Grove. Her favorite subject on the Monterey Peninsula was its cypress trees. She was to make Carmel her home.

Mary DeNeale Morgan never married. She had suitors, but chose to share her home with her mother and her sister who had become a widow, Jeannie Morgan Klenke. Mary's sister-in-law, artist Charlotte Elizabeth (Bodwell) Morgan moved to Carmel in 1923 and maintained a studio with Mary. Mary organized the Arts and Crafts Club of Carmel, teaching classes there until 1925. In 1914, she invited and hosted William Merritt Chase who came to teach for the summer. In 1927, she and her sister-in-law Charlotte organized the Carmel Art Association which still is active today. Mary's passing was fitting in that when she died in 1948, she had an unfinished work on her easel.

Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel 1870 - 1954 was born in an artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was an artist, and her grandfather was a member of the Royal Academy in London. Marion studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and later in New York with William Merritt Chase.

Before returning to Milwaukee, she taught art in the Chicago public schools and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Then she had an offer from the Sante Fe Railroad which changed the direction of her life. She was offered an opportunity to paint murals for the Sante Fe Railroad ticket office in San Francisco. The railroad trip west brought Marion to Sante Fe and to the Grand Canyon, places she would return to on artistic treks later on.

It is reported, but no reliable source is noted, that William Keith introduced Marion to his good friend Elmer Wachtel 1864-1929. Elmer had studied with William Keith between 1892 and 1894.

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel
Crystal Craig and Lake George near White Lodge
However the pair came together, Marion and Elmer were married in Chicago in 1904, and since, her paintings were signed Marion Kavanagh Wachtel. The artistic couple maintained homes in the LA area first in the Mt. Washington area until 1921, and then in the Arroyo Seco area of Pasadena. The couple traveled throughout the Southwest, painting as they went. Marion chose to work in watercolor, perhaps so as not to compete with her husband, and became known as the best watercolorist in California with her masterful control of tone and color.

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel Study for The Sentinel

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel Lone Pine - Cypress Point

Marion remained a tonalist, with no examples of her work even hinting at impressionism. Her favored subject, the tall eucalyptus showed Marion's preference for strong undulating line, favored by painters of Art Nouveau. She was popular on both coasts and she exhibited widely, often with her husband.

After her husband's death in 1929, her interest in painting

temporarily waned, but in 1931, she picked up her brushes again, painting the hillsides of the San Gabriel Mountains near her Arroyo Seco home. She died at her Pasadena home in May, 1954.
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Painting WW II: The California Watercolor Artists.
Ann Japenga notes an exciting exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art, through Oct 3
Barse Miller, Barse Miller, Waving Goodbye and Good Luck

The California Water Color Society was an important presence in American art in the 1930s through 1970s. The painters had been perfecting their abilities to document everyday life when World War II came along.

Their medium was portable, cheap and immediate -- well-suited to capturing the war domestically and on the front lines. Life magazine commissioned some of the artists—among them, Barse Miller, Paul Sample, and Fletcher Martin -- to depict preparations for conflict. Now, for the first time, The Oceanside Museum of Art has collected World War II watercolors by California artists. The exhibit–Painting World War II—is curated by Glen Knowles, an art professor at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster.

Arthur Beaumont USS Los Angeles

Phil Paradise, Evening on the Home Front

Some of the artists represented are big names in California art—Milford Zornes, Millard Sheets, Phil Paradise—and many also painted in the desert, influencing the growing ranks of Smoketree Painters. Zornes, for instance, painted a fresco at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet.

Painting World War II is on view through October 3rd.

Ann Japenga is a Palm Springs writer specializing in stories about the California deserts and the West. View her website

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Gallery Notes

Joshua Meador, Inner Harbor

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery - new space.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery now has a satellite gallery. A section of Bodega Bay's Smith & Kirk Contemporary Art and Custom Framing on Hwy 1, next to the Ren Brown Collection, has provided an opportunity to feature other paintings besides the exhibits in the main gallery nearby on Eastshore Road. Smith & Kirk is open Wednesdays through Sundays, so we will be seen by more of the visitors to Bodega Bay. We will be found there some days, and are nearby and available most times. A selection of paintings by Nels Hagerup, Joshua Meador, Alexander Dzigurski and his son Alex II, and John W. Hilton's daughter Kathi are currently featured.

Linda Sorensen's Paintings now showing
at Smith and Kirk Gallery in Bodega Bay

Also on exhibit at Smith & Kirk are the paintings of Linda Sorensen -- yes, that's Linda of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. Stop at Smith & Kirk and take a look. You can also keep up with her new works online at and on

L.L. Sorensen, Vineyard Carousel

Bodega Bay's Visitors of Summer, Gray Whales

We have gray whales in Bodega Bay this summer. There seems to be a large population of krill in our waters, causing a group of juvenile gray whales to stay for the summer rather than head to their historic feeding grounds in Alaska. They may stay until the migration south to Mexico for the winter. So visit the coast soon and bring along a good set of peeled eyes, a long lens camera, and binoculars to Bodega Head, and take in the show.


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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, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or by prearranged appointment)
Now showing ... Influenced by French Impressionism,
California and American Impressionist Paintings from our gallery collection

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

New to Smith and Kirk Gallery : the paintings of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
and the paintings of L.L. Sorensen
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer, fused glass art, paintings, jewelry, and creative pottery and sculpture.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
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"Kirby Cove" LL Sorensen
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Artist Gallery
"PAINT & INK " Rik Olson with Sue Gonzalez ~ Paintings,
Judy Hutchinson ~ Sculpture, Tom Killion ~ Japanese-style woodcuts
August 24 ~ September 26th
Reception: Saturday Sept. 4th 1 to 4 PM | Back to the Top

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Morning Star Rik Olson

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Spring 2010 Exhibit:
MYTHOS: Sun and Moon
Recent work by Sarah Brayer
Now extended through Labor Day. | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while visiting galleries in Bodega Bay, dine at
The 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
BOHEMIAN SOJOURN ... 20th Annual Exhibition
Early artists of the Bohemian Club, 1870's - 1920's |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Quercia Gallery presents
September and October Show 2010 "Shadow Boxing"
New Paintings 2010 by D.A. Bishop
Reception: Sunday, September 5, 3 - 6 pm -- Open: September 3 - October 31, 2010

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Sunday, Oct 9
Gala Opening 3 - 5 PM
"Paint the Forests 2010 Exhibit" | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
September 5th (the day before Labor Day)
OPEN STUDIO & "Tomales Founders Day" | 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 20—September 26, 2010 ONE ACROSS THE BOW: Works on Paper
William Smith, Artist Reception: Saturday, August 21, 4—6pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912

"Beauty and the Beasts" : August 17 - September 26
Mylette Welch, Marsha Connell, Ann Martin Garland & Suki Diamond
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Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
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
Join us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, "Looking West" -- Landscapes by Wendy Goldberg, Kai Samuels-Davis, Darryl Vance -- , Show continues through August 22, 2010
West County Design, 14390 Highway One, Valley Ford, CA 94972, 707-876-1963
Craig Collins, Craig Collins Furniture, Sharon Eager, West County Design,
Patrick Miller, Bohemian Stoneworks
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top
Sillouette of Cypress Kai Samuel-Davis Thumbnail
Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

Calabi Gallery presents a new exhibition “Postwar Modernism of the West,” featuring abstract art by Paul Beattie, Karl Benjamin, Dorr Bothwell, Hans Burkhardt, Charles Howard, Ynez Johnston, Walter E. Kuhlman, Marry Fuller McChesney, Robert P. McChesney, and Louis Siegriest.

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top

Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
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
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions
and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

July 16 – September 19, 2010
Art of the Doll: Protection, Healing, Power and Play | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
Well worth the effort ... while on the Big Island, visit its best Museum and Gallery,
with some impressive and historic Hawaiian art. | Back to the Top
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Kilauea by Moonlight
Jules Taverier c 1890
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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

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online

Film of the Month:
September 1 - 30, 2010
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Sunday September 12, 2010
REEL LOCAL with Jan Wahl

Saturday September 18 Sunday September 19
A Tribute to Fess Parker

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San Francisco de Young Museum
from Musée d’Orsay"
Birth of Impressionism"
Closes ... September 6th

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
September 25, 2010 - January 18, 2011

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Impressionist Paris: City of Light
Jun 5 - Sep 26, 2010

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design
for Jewish Life

April 22, 2010 - October 3, 2010
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Oakland Museum of California

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation
drawings, paintings, & sculptures
from Ratatouille, WALL-E,
UP, and Toy Story.
- The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works"... one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art"

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San Francisco

"Calder to Warhol,
Introducing the Fisher Collection"

Through September 19

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas
July 10 – September 12, 2010
22nd Annual Artistry in Wood
September 11 – October 17, 2010Bob Stocksdale: A Life at the Lathe
From the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
September 11 – October 17, 2010

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Peanuts . . . Naturally
August 28, 2010 through January 23, 2011

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

Superbly Independent: Early California paintings by Annie Harmon, Mary Deneale Morgan, and Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel July 25 - September 19, 2010

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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 Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Visions of Paradise:
Art & The Power of Faith
Aug. 21 – Nov. 7, 2010
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider,
A California Indian Feast

through Nov 4
Grace Hudson Museum

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

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Crocker Art Museum

Galleries Closed
JUNE 7 - OCTOBER 9, 2010

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art
Land & Sea,
Paintings and Photographs of
Monterey and Beyond

January 30-October 24, 2010
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art

Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

-Land & Sea: Paintings and Photographs of Monterey and Beyond.
Through October 24
Featuring paintings, photographs, watercolors and etchings, Land & Sea will offer visitors a unique look at how Monterey’s natural and urban landscape has influenced the many artists who lived and worked in Monterey and abroad.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum
"Saving Paradise"
Over a hundred years ago, many artists were fascinated with the splendor of California, which compelled them to paint the scenic beauty of California. Although the great romantic image of Old California remains, the unique landscape has changed dramatically. For our time, we are fortunate to be able to view some of these rare paintings and are able to briefly return to a time long ago when California was an unspoiled paradise.
Through Oct 23

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Chaotic Harmony:
Contemporary Korean Photography
July 3 - September 19, 2010

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Colors of the West: The Paintings of Birger Sandzén, Apr 17 - Sept 12 McCALLUM WING
In 1894 Sandzen immigrated to the United States. Considered a post-Impressionist for his use of color and expressionist in technique, Sandzén created vibrant and dynamic paintings of prairie and western landscapes. In 1908, he made his first trip to Colorado and in 1915 became a regular visitor to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. He found the Southwest and its mountains “… a paradise for the painter.”

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection
Through December 12, 2010
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

The Desert Speaks: The Art of Fernand Lungren
June 16 through September 19, 2010

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Norton Simon Museum

Hiroshige: Visions of Japan
June 04, 2010 - January 17, 2011
Permanent collection,European paintings
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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.
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Museum of California Art
Main Gallery:
California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction
July 18, 2010 – October 31, 2010

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Museum of Art

Painting WW II:
The California Watercolor Artists
through Oct 3

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Portraits of the West: The Kenneth M. Freeman Legacy Exhibition
"Rembrandt of the Rodeo"
June 26 through October 24, 2010

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& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Masterpieces from
the Musée National Picasso, Paris
October 8, 2010–January 17, 2011

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings
from the Crocker Art Museum:
JUN 12, 2010 – SEP 19, 2010

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, A Documentation Exhibition
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

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

Permenant collection:
the Impressionists
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Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The Birth of Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

October 15, 2010–January 23, 2011

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville TN Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus
is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
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The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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  Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
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