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Alex Dzigurski II,
Land and Sea

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Left by the Tide
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00 (& by appointment 707-875-2911)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com

Alex Dzigurski II at Easel
Alex Dzigurski II
Land and Sea Exhibition,
Sept 5-30

Barnes Foundation Van Gogh The Postman Thumbnail
A PBS Documentary .... the new Philadelphia Campus of the
Albert Barnes Collection

In Memoriam (1938-2012)
Robert Hughes,
The Art of Critiquing Ar
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NOW on exhibit, through September, 2012
Alex Dzigurski II, Land & Sea

Alex Dzigurski II  n studio at his easel
Alex at his easel in his Mountain View Studio
Cypress Sunset Alex Dzigurski
Cypress Sunset, 18 x 24

Alex says, "Regardless the art form, the joy of creating something out of nothing is tremendously rewarding and intoxicating" This is the underlying sentiment which throbs through the mighty heart of Alex Dzigurski. He goes on to say, "In a way, the art you create is something tangible, it says you were here."

Alex Dzigurski Adriatic Fishing Boats
Adriatic Fishing Boats, Zadar,
Croatia 2004, 16 x 20

Bixby Widlflowers Big Sur Alex Dzigurski
Bixby Wildflowers, Big Sur, 18 x 24

Alex is now 44 years old and maintains his studio in Mountain View. He uses the same easel and studio used by his father, the famous land and seascape artist, Alexander Dzigurski. In his studio, Alex spends hours creatively working on canvases begun in the field, all to the sound of classical music filling his ears and in the

filtered natural light illuminating his canvas, surrounded by some of his father's and his own stunning masterworks.

When asked, Alex says there may be a small downside to having a famous artist for a father, in that many people tend to compare his paintings with his father's. But with a twinkle in his eye and animation in his voice he joyously proclaims that the

benefits far outweigh any negatives. He went on saying, "I'm honored that people compare my work to his." When asked to define how his father's work differs from his own, Alex thought for a moment and then characterized the difference saying. "My work is brighter while his is more subtle and more natural."

Venana Moonlight Alex Dzigurski
Ventana Moonlight, 24 x 20
Point Lobos Cypress Alex Dzigurski
Point Lobos Cypress, 20 x 16
Morning Light Carmel Valley Alex Dzigurski
Morning Light, Carmel Valley, 18 x 24

When speaking of the difficulties artists face today, Alex discussed how bad the current economic realities are, but then paused and expressed how his father, as a young artist, endured the great depression in his native Slovenia and the extreme hardships and dangers of World War II.

Alex Dzigurski Grand Teton Meadow
Grand Teton Meadow, 20 x 24

For both him and his dad, their paintings go beyond the times in which they were created. More than anything else, their art is saturated with optimism. It is in response to the glory and beauty to be found in nature all around them.

Halfdome Yosemite Autumn Alex Dzigurski
Halfdome Yosemite Autumn, 24 x 20
Alex Dzigursi Southbound Sunset
Southbound Sunset, 24 x 36

Alex was born when his father was 58 years old. For his dad, Alex's birth was a joyous rejuvenation. He was an actively engaging father, enjoying anew young Alex's inquisitiveness and his adventurous embrace of life. Both Alexander and his mother Dorothy nurtured young Alex in the art of painting, and Alex really loved his dad's tutelage. His dad was blessed to see Alex

attend the American Academy of Art in Chicago and see him graduate in 1990. After graduation, Alex often painted with with his father until his passing in 1995.

Some of Alex's professional associations include membership in the Palette and Chisel Club of Chicago, a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and a member of the California Art Club. In 2003, he was voted Artist of the Year at Simic Galleries in Carmel. He has participated in juried exhibitions throughout the West, including the Charles Russell Art Auction in Great Falls, Montana, the Pepper Tree Ranch Art Show in Santa Ynez, and the California Art Club

California Idyll Alex Dzigurski
California Idyll, 18 x 24

Exhibition in Pasadena. His work is represented in numerous prestigious private collections and by scores of people all across the country who just really like his work. Aside from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, Alex exhibits his work through galleries in Dallas, Carmel, and Lahaina as well as his own website, AlexDzigurski.com

Alex is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in art, but his pride extends beyond far beyond his painting. His wife Michelle is an art teacher - all bright eyes and and a blur of active loving energy
nurturing the artistic side of the next generation.

Point Lobos Springtime Alex Dzigurski
Point Lobos Springtime, 18 x 24
Alex Dzigurski Rocky Coast Mendocino
Rocky Coast Mendocino 16 x 20

And Michelle and Alex have two great kids, a son Nicholas who is attending Academy of Art University in San Francisco majoring in industrial design, and a daughter Haley, beginning her senior year in high school and busy submitting college applications.

Make plans to visit Bodega Bay during September and see this amazing exhibition of Alex's work, and add an Alex Dzigurski II to your collection.

Alex Dzigurski's Website | Back to the Top

A PBS Documentary...
The Albert Barnes Collection
and its new Philadelphia Campus

Barnes Collection Exterior
The Barnes Collection, Philadelphia Campus Exterior

If have never had a reason to visit the city of Brotherly Love, you have one now.

Philadelphia's newest museum contains the Barnes Collection, the most expansive and impressive collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and modernist paintings on the American continent.

Barnes Foundation The Postman Vincent Van Gogh
The Postman 1889, Vincent Van Gogh

Its dazzling new Philadelphia campus boasts of 181 works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 69 by Paul Cézanne, 59 by Henre Matisse, 46 by Pablo Picasso, 21 by Chaim Soutine, 18 by Henri Rousseau, 16 by Amedeo Modigliani, 11 by Edgar Degas, 7 by Vincent Van Gogh, and 6 by Georges Seurat.

How is it that such a collection comes to a new home in downtown Philadelphia?

The answer lies in the life story of Dr. Albert Barnes, a 19th century pharmaceutical entrepreneur who garnered a fortune creating Argyrol, an antiseptic silver compound used in the prevention of infant blindness. He had a life long appreciation of art and was influenced by one of his mates from his youth, New York ashcan painter, William Glackens.

Dr Albert Barnes Thumbnail William Glackens with daughter LennaAbove, Artist William Glackens with daughter Lenna Left: Dr. Albert Barnes

On a trip to Paris, Albert was introduced around the Parisian art scene by none other than Leo Stein. Once back home, Albert bankrolled his friend William Glackens, entrusting him to go to Paris and purchase art.

PBS Arts has created a documentary film of The Barnes Collection, and we recommend you view it. Based in the philosophy and philanthropy of Albert Barnes, the film centers of how he acquired this art and how he wished it to be used in perpetuity. Since Dr. Barnes death due to an auto accident in 1951, circumstances have changed and a new plan has been conceived and put forth. The result is that the collection has now been moved to its new campus in Philadelphia, and is located on a beautifully landscaped four and a half acre site on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the center of Philadelphia's cultural corridor. Now these masterworks can inspire art lovers across the globe. So, here's one to add to your "bucket list." Enjoy!

The PBS Arts documentary to the right is loaded with fascinating images of art, views of the new Barnes Collection campus in Philadelphia, and quotations from Albert Barnes himself about the joy of viewing paintings. In an article entitled "How to Judge a Painting," Barnes addresses the issue of why a person should consider owning art.

"What are some of the pleasures (of owning a painting)? The least is the mere possession. The best, the joy that one can feel but not express to others. Between these two extremes are pleasures that can be compared to the notes of a piano, limited in what can be produced only by the performer's skill and knowledge.

Watch The Barnes Collection on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.( 54 Minutes 45 Seconds)
For best viewing, use the expand screen option. After the first 20 minutes, click on "continue viewing."


from CBS Sunday Morning, their report on the The Barnes Collection
Jean Baptiste Camille Carot,
MMe de Larochenoire Artists Wife, 1870

Good paintings are more satisfying companions than the best of books, and infinitely moreso than very nice people. I can talk without speaking, to Cézanne, Prendergast, Daumier, Renoir, and they talk to me in kind. I can criticize them, and take without offense the refutation which comes silently but powerfully, when I learn months later what they mean, and not what I thought they meant.

A man with a house full of good paintings needs no subterfuge of excessive heat or cold to drive him north or south to get away from his own wearying self. Golf, dances, theater, dinners, traveling get a setback as worthy diversions when the rabies of pursuit of quality and painting and its enjoyment gets into a man's system. And when he has surrounded himself with that quality, bought with his blood, he is a king.

Chaim Soutine, Woman Seated in Armchair, 1919
Below are a few of the paintings and artists from the Barnes Collection.
Gustave Courbet, Woman with Pigeons, Mid 1860s
Edgar Degas, Three Dancers with Hair in Braids, 1900
Paul Gauguin, Haere Pape, 1892
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Leaving the Conservatory, 1876
Georges Seurat, The Ladies Man, 1890

Pablo Picasso, The Ascetic, 1903
William Glackens, Sunday on the Marne, 1915
Paul Cezanne, Bather at the Seashore, 1875
Henri Matisse, Dishes and Melon, 1906
Claude Monet, The Studio Boat. 1876
Edouard Manet, Laundry, 1875

Henri Rousseau, Portrait of a Woman in a Landscape 1893
Our previous Article about the Barnes Collection, June '12 | The Barnes Collection Site | Back to the Top

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In Memoriam (1938-2012)
Robert Hughes, The Art of Critiquing Art
Robert Hughes American Gothic Grim Reaper
Robert Hughes, contextually telling the story of Grant Wood and American Gothic

Robert Hughes wrote, "I have always tended to take art contextually. If I have any merits as a critic, they have to do with my ability as a storyteller ... and above all I wanted to tell a story." For Hughes, teaching his audience about the artist's story was a necessary element to explaining the art. He believed it was basic that one must know about an artist and the times in which he lived before being able to understand the richness contained in the art.

He was born in Sydney, Australia, the son and grandson of prominent attorneys. Well educated, Robert associated with "the Sydney Push," a group of artists, writers, intellectuals and drinkers, Australia's 1960 version of New York's "Algonquin Round Table." Before leaving Australia, he authored an authoritative history entitled The Art of Australia, published in 1966.

His wit, sarcasm, and ability to relate truth with a minimum of words is a skill best honed in Australia. He once compared the histories of America with Australia. He said, "I think the biggest single difference between Australians and Americans is that you were founded as a religious experiment, and we were founded as a jail."

He left Australia in 1964, living briefly in Italy and then settling in London. There he wrote of art for numerous publications including The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Observer. In 1970, he accepted a position as art critic for Time Magazine in New York.

Hughes was always controversial, never treating art as a precious and untouchable relic. To Hughes, art was alive, and its expression was from its inception, bold and confrontational.

A Nov, 2006 Charlie Rose conversation with art critic Robert Hughes about his eight-part PBS series and accompanying 600-page book."The Epic History of Art in America", profiling Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Part of Robert Hughes' American Visions -- Robert Henri and the Ashcan School

Robert Hughes reported on artists, telling their stories, delving into their thoughts and the throbbing pulse of their creations. He then translated that original energy through his own extensive verbal palette, creating for his audience a sense of art which was full of the vibrancy of the life in which it was created.

In 1978, Roone Aldrege of ABC recruited Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes to host a new magazine show called 20/20. The first broadcast took place on June 6, 1978 and was the one and only episode featuring Robert Hughes. Roone Aldrege found Robert Hughes so controversial, he severed the contracts of both Hughes and Hayes, and replaced them with the milder TV veteran, Hugh Downs.

But Robert Hughes was to meet with success in television. In 1980, the BBC broadcast his series, The Shock of the New, which explored the development of modern art since the impressionists. Done in Hughes' bold style, the series is praised for its combination of critical insight while making the world of art accessible and enlightening for the masses.

Perhaps the best way to define Robert Hughes is how he defined himself, "I am, after all, a cultural critic, and my main job is to distinguish the good from the second-rate, pretentious, sentimental, and boring stuff that saturates culture today, more (perhaps) than it ever has."

Robert Hughes
  • Above are a couple of videos, one from the Charlie Rose show broadcast in in 2006, and a clip we posted within an article from the Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly about New York's Ashcan School of painters in our March, 2010 issue
  • Below are the first two episodes of The Shock of the New, a PBS series developed by Robert Hayes.

Robert Hayes passed away on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74. His legacy for us all is to view art as it lives, learning of it in the context of the times and people who created it, learning of ourselves in the process.

BBC The Shock of the New,, episode 1, a commentary on modernity by Robert Hughes

Episode 2
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News from our Gallery
  • GALLERY HOURS are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cellphone, 510-414-9821
  • Desert painter Kathi Hilton is featured in a one-woman show at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery in September. Kathi will be present at the opening reception is Sunday, September 2nd. Desert painting enthusiasts from throughout the Palm Springs region will be attending. Dan will be there as well and will offer a report for the October Newsletter. The show moves to Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery in October. (Link to Twentynine Palms Art Gallery)
  • Our Gallery Reception for our Jack Stuppin: Songs of the Earth, The Joy of Color Exhibition was well attended and a good time was had by all. Jack enjoyed the opportunity to speak with so many who are interested in his work. The exhibition runs through Labor Day. Many prints are still available as well as cards, calendars and his hardbound museum catalogue book, Songs of the Earth, Landscapes by Jack Stuppin.
    Johannes Verbeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing
    Johaness Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring be in San Francisco before you know it,
    along with Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
    Herbst Exhibition Galleries, The de Young Museum, Jan 26 - Jun 2, 2013

    The exhibition features 35 paintings representing 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States are the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past

through Sept 30, Alex Dzigurski II, Land & Sea

Beginning Oct 3, Kathi Hilton

(also printbins of unframed vintage block prints, lithographs and watercolors)
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.

http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Double Vision: Ron Sumner & Don Sumner
Identical Twins ... but not identical art. Through August
Local Color Gallery proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists,
painters, sculptors, printmakers photographers and & creators of hand crafted jewelry

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron Sumner
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

Bohemian Flourish
Celebrating our 22nd annual Early Artists of the Bohemian Club, Exhibition & Sale
through September

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 paintings by Ron Quercia & sculptures by Bobbi Jeanne Quercia

Sept 1 - 30, Reception, Sat. Sept 1, 4, 3- 6 pm
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | 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).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
Fall classes will be starting just after a few big events, October 5th, 12th, 17th, & 26th.We will meet and travel to different locations nearby for plein air painting each Friday, 9 am – noon or 1 pm – 4 pm: 9am – noon $144. 1pm – 4pm $144. All day (both) $275. Your payment is good for 1 or all 4 sessions (no refunds or make ups for missed classes) :)
Pay online: http://legrue.com/1_classes.htm Jeanette Le Grue, P.O.Box 276TomalesCA 94971 707.878.9484/ jeanette@legrue.com / www.LeGrue.com  
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | 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
Aug 17 - Sep 23 THREADS OF ILLUSION - Adela Akers
September 22—October 4, 2012
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Aug 22 - Sept 30
 A Murder of Crows Featuring 3 Artists: Sally Baker, Marsha Connell & Micah SchwaberowGuest Artists: Lorraine Cook, James Freed & Carol Rosemond Reception: Sun, Aug 26, 2-4
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

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IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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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.

"Art Inspired by the Natural World"
The San Francisco Bay Area has produced a rich and varied art legacy.
Its natural beauty and reputation as a progressive oasis on the western frontier have always been magnetic to artists.
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top

Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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 WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

http://vintagebankantiques.com | 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
Digital Mixed Media, June 29 – September 9, 2012
Bay Area Artists Take Digital Photography to a New Level

http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
(See their new website!)

This marvelous museum tells Walt's story from his early days through his famed "Mouse Factory" & the Magic Kingdom.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
-- view locaiton on Google Maps

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de Young Museum

The William S. Paley Collection:
A Taste for Modernism

Sept 15 - Dec 30

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
A Wild Flight of the Imagination
Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

through Oct 14

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Man Ray and Lee Miller:
Partners in Surrealism, through Oct 14

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present

through Oct 16
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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton
through Dec 30

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San Francisco

Cindy Sherman through Oct 08
Stage Presence Theatricality in Art and Media
through Oct 08
Selections from the SFMOMA Collection

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Chester Arnold, "TREES", Jun 9 - Sep 9

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

NAME DROPPING, through Dec 9

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery

The Nature of Collecting:
The Early 20th Century Fine Art Collection
of Roger Epperson
through September 16

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen

Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Cross Pollination: The Art of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Jun 23 - Sep 23

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Grace Hudson Museum

Out of the Comfort Zone:
New Directions in Quilting

through Jul 29

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

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

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Specimens in Contemporary Art
September 6 - November 18, 2012

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

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Monterey Museum of Art
Auguste Rodin: Light and Shadow
through Oct 21

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collecion

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum

Red Hot and Blown:
Contemporary Glass from the Crocker's Collection
through - Sept 23
Mark your calendars ... American Chronicles:
The Art of Norman Rockwell, Nov 10 - Feb 3, 2013l

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governors Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)

see our Newsletter article, April 2011
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
The Irvine Museum

Paradise Found: Summer in California
   June 16 through September 20, 2012

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

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The Huntington Library

American Art Collection

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum
Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life
through Jan 21
Van Gogh's self portrait
from the National Galleryof Art in Washington

Dec 7 - Mar 4
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey
June 3 - Oct 14
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Flagstaff, AZ
Museum of Northern Arizona

Permanent Collection
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Phippen Museum

Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists

through July 12
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Selections From The Irvine Museum
JUN 16 – SEP 16

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

upcoming ... Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

upcoming ... George Bellows (1882–1925)
June 10–October 8, 2012

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jun 20 - Sep 3

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus

Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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