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Milford Zornes, A Painter
of Influence
at Ukiah's
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Milford Zornes, A Painter of Influence
at Ukiah's Grace Hudson Museum (through Oct 13)

Milford Zornes was prolific. He lived to be 100 years old and painted daily with energy, discipline, and joy. He participated in multitudes of exhibitions and created thousands of paintings. He loved to tell stories with paint. Always, his goal was to achieve "the ideal" of a particular landscape.

Milford believed that anyone could paint -- all it took was lots of hard work and the willingness "to paint, paint, paint." As a child, his mother told him, "You will be an artist," and he was known by his playmates as "the kid who could draw." His parents instilled a persistent work ethic which Milford blended with his natural talents as an art teacher. He would encourage others the same as as he had been taught, to go on and paint some more.

Milford always loved to travel and wanted to know what was over the next horizon. As a young man, he bicycled his way through Holland, Belgium and France, stopping in many museums to view the Masters as he went. Over the decades he painted in Europe, Asia, Africa, Greenland, Mexico and Central America. His studios were based in Pomona, California and his prized home and studio in Carmel, Utah which had previously been the beloved home and studio of Maynard Dixon. He served as President of the California Watercolor Association, the America Watercolor association, and enjoyed friendships with many artists, including his fellow watercolor artists Millard Sheets, Phil Paradise, Phil Dike, Rex Brandt and George Post.

Milford Zornes Photo Steers Skull
Excerpt of a Milford Zornes Interview
November 1, 2007, part of the Otis Art Institute Legacy Project.
Milford Zornes attended Otis in 1927. He became a famous California water colorist. Milford was interviewed by Otis students in November 2007.
He passed away four months later in late February, 2008.

At the opening of this exhibition, Milford's daughter Maria Zornes Baker and her husband Hal shared a multitude of stories from Milford's life, his work ethic, his teaching, and his art.

In the early 1930's, Milford was in his twenties, energetic, enthusiastic, and daring. He was part of a group of watercolorists who painted outdoor subjects in a style which came to be known as "the California Style." The California Style was incorporated into much of the painting produced by artists working in the "WPA." The WPA hired artists of all kinds to create public art. By 1933, he was receiving awards for his watercolors which he produced for the P.W.A.P. art project. He won a one-man show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. where one of his watercolors was chosen by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to hang in the White House.

In 1943, Milford was drafted into the Army even though he was 34 years old. He was assigned as an army artist and was sent to the South Pacific, taking him to China, Burma, India and other exotic locales.

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Milford Zornes Burma Girldone during WW II, Burma Girl, 1944

Milford is known for his California Scene paintings. But in his exhibit are three stunning portraits. During WW II, Milford did many portraits, especially during the war as he was often asked to paint army personnel, but on occasion, he chose local subjects.

For his "Burma Girl" Milford applies his broad stroke landscape design style in portraiture. His portraits are good examples of one of Milford's guiding rules of painting, establishing the horizontal and the vertical. The girl's long neck and vertical lines seems to be inspired by the work of Modigliani, contrasted with the horizontal lines of her headcovering. His "Indian Boy" with its dark lined outline and large eyes, ears and hands suggests the influence of Picasso.

Milford Zornes Indian Boy
done during WW II, Indian Boy, 1944
Milford Zornes portrait of his wife Pat Zornes
Portrait of Pat Zornes (oil) Milford's wife, 1947

Milford was sickened by the poverty and conditions people had to endure because of the war. When Milford met his "Indian Boy," the boy had no shoes or suitable clothing. Milford used his own money to buy clothes and shoes for the boy, items he earned for carrying Milford's art supplies.

Milford Zornes Outside Scene from the studio Dixon / Zornes in Carmel Utah
View from his studio window in Carmel, Utah 1970
the same studio view previously enjoyed by Maynard Dixon
Milford Zornes Untitled Tree
Untitled (Tree), 1960

After the war, Milford did an oil painting, "Portrait of Pat Zornes," again suggesting the influence of Modigliani and Picasso. Her horizontal gaze is intersected with her long vertical hair and straight arms, lines echoed in the bow of her dress. Pat was Milford's second wife and the mother of Maria Zornes Baker.

His painting from the studio window was done in Carmel, Utah, yet another example of how Milford strove to establish the vertical and the horizontal in designing a painting. Milford bought the property for it had once been the beloved home of one of Milford's idols, Maynard Dixon. This view was painted by Milford many times as it was by Maynard Dixon before him. Both artists were captivated by the location and arranged to have their ashes spread on these hills.

Milford Zornes California Landscape
California Landscape
(oil) 1946

After the war, Milford experimented and developed his own personal direct painting style and he became well known as a key figure in the Regionalist American Scene Painting Movement. Milford went out of his way to free his time for painting. He would take teaching jobs and painting assignments, but never long term. In the early 1950's, Milford even took a short seasonal job working construction for the Thule Airforce Base in Greenland. Even though the base was 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the job paid well and allowed Milford the freedom to paint the rest of the year. He followed trips to Greenland with trips to Mexico where he would thaw out.

Milford Zornes Greenland
Thule Greenland, 1953
Milford Zornes Across to MauiAcross to Maui, 1968
Milford Zornes Photo  Color

Teaching came naturally to Milford. He never rested during a class. Often he would walk from student to student making helpful suggestions. At the end of the class students would gather for the critique. Milford would point out the strengths of each student's work, speaking truth but with great kindness. He taught his method of how to approach a scene, but encouraged students to blossom in their own way.

The last decade of Milford's life, he developed macular degeneration. Although this depressed him initially, he chose to continue painting and proved to be an inspiration to many who were facing difficulties. He inspired people to not let hardships keep them from their dreams.

Without central vision, Milford taught himself to use binoculars until he understood shapes. Then, he would reduce a scene to its most basic shapes. Since he couldn't see nuances of color, he used intensity to create depth and dimension. He said of his painting at this time that "Actually, I think I'm a better painter now." He was still fascinated with the painting process and still strived to achieve "the perfect painting."

Milford believed art was for everyone. He purposefully kept his prices low while being quite prolific. He wanted everyone to be able to afford one of his paintings - an original.

Milford believed a painter needs to "paint, paint, paint!" He said,"You learn to paint and then you paint to learn." Throughout his life, he would rise early and slept little. He was still painting at age 100, and was painting the week prior to his passing.

Milford Zornes Sorce  of theNile Uganda
Source of the Nile
(Uganda) 1986
Milford Zornes Canyon de Chelly 2001
Canyon de Chelly, 2001, Watercolor, 8 1/2 x 11
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery collection,
an example of Milford's painting with macular degeneration.
Milford Zornes Study for a Sea Cave
Study for a Sea Cave
(oil) 2002

This exhibition at the Grace Hudson Museum runs through October 13.

Their website invites you to come and experience "the exceptional work of James Milford Zornes (1908-2008), who preferred the term "painter" to "artist" when describing himself. An inspired American watercolorist saw himself as a common man sharing his subjects with the public. This painter’s work spanned nine decades and his travels took him around the world, painting and teaching as he went. While he painted in several mediums, he developed an international reputation based on his watercolor landscapes. His rhythmic, direct, simplified style of brushwork remains an important influence on watercolorists, especially the workshop students from Milford’s fifty years of art instruction. This exhibit is organized by the Grace Hudson Museum and curated by Maria and Hal Baker, Milford's daughter and son-in-law."

Milford Zornes Untitled Tree and People
Untitled, (People in the Park), 2000
Grace Hudson Museum | Milford Zornes page on our site | Photos in this article are courtesy of Maria Zornes Baker | Back to the Top

Ukiah's Grace Hudson Museum,
a California Treasure
Grace Hudson Photo

Before her 25th birthday, Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) had achieved national recognition for her sensitive and tender portraits of California's Pomo Indians. Her fame grew from her magazine illustrations for Sunset, Cosmopolitan and Overland Monthly. She lived most of her life among the Pomo Indians living in and around Ukiah, California. Grace married physician John Hudson who gave up his practice of medicine to pursue a life of archeological and cultural study of the Pomo people.

When Grace was 14 years old, her parents recognized Grace's talent and at great expense and sacrifice, sent her to study art at the San Francisco School of Design in 1879 followed by studies at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art.

Grace Hudson with Pawnee Friends 1902
Grace with Pawnee friends in Oklahoma circa 1904

Grace excelled in her studies and won awards for her work and admiration from her fellow students. She earned a reputation as "the lightening striker" for her ability to render drawings quickly.

With Grace's success in school came a streak of independence. Against her parents wishes, at age 19 she married William Davis, a man who was 15 years older. The marriage lasted only a year, and in 1885, Grace returned to Ukiah to live with her parents. In 1890, she married John Hudson, a physician with the North Pacific Railroad Company.

The young couple shared a passion for the Pomo Indians living in and around Ukiah. Due in part to Grace's success as an artist, John Hudson gave up his practice of medicine and dedicated his time to the archeological and cultural study of the Pomo Indians. Grace's paintings and portraits of the Pomo people were popular in her day and continue to portray the Pomo with a deep understanding, sensitivity and beauty. John became a renowned ethnologist. His collection of Pomo baskets and native American artifacts can be found in the Smithsonian, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum.

Grace Hudson Little Jack
Little Jack
, oil on canvas, 1916
Grace Hudson Dawn  of Song
The Dawn of Song,
oil on canvas, 1932

Throughout their lives, Grace and John Hudson dedicated themselves to the Pomo people. Because of their efforts, we have an opportunity to know them too, not as passing footnotes of history but instead as well rounded and and complete people. Grace's portraits give us an opportunity to gaze into the eyes of her subjects, her friends, and know some of the richness she enjoyed with her life among these people.

The paintings pictured in this article are currently on display at the Grace Hudson Museum and are published courtesy of the museum's curator, Marvin Schenk.

Grace reveals the Pomo mythology behind her painting The Dawn of Song. Grace writes, "After the Sun was hung in the sky, the leaves grew green, the flowers came and the whole world was happy. But having been so long in the darkness, it was a quiet world with only the sounds of the night ... until La-Mu, the Gopher Man, discovered sweet notes in the hollow step of an elderberry bush."

Grace's painting Little Jack relates the mythological story of how fire came to the Pomas (Northern Pomo people). According to the myth, Gopher and Rabbit retrieved fire from a people to the East. To remember the myth, the Pomo they would burn both ends of their flutes.

Next to My Namesake Mr. Hudson, the placard relates how Grace's friend Maggie sometimes asked Grace to take her newborn son to see "Mr. Doctor Hudson." Grace would play the part of nurse and attend to the infant's needs in her mother's brief absences. Grace commented on the baby's "delicious purple in his skin and fire in his eyes." She made him the subject of at least a half dozen paintings.

Her 1891 portrait of a sleeping Pomo baby, entitled "National Thorn," was the first in her series of numbered oil paintings which grew to over 680 works by the time of her death in 1937. This painting is part of what propelled Grace's growing fame and the growing interest in her work.

Grace Hudson National Thorn
National Thorn,
oil on canvas, 1891
Grace Hudson My Namesake Mr Hudson
My namesake Mr. Hudson, oil on canvas, 1895

In April, 1897, Yokia Treasures was published in Frank Leslies Monthly Journal within an article by Ninetta Eames. She wrote,"The three things most highly prized by the native Californian are his child, his basket and his dog. In 'Yo-ki-o' Treasures,' Mrs. Hudson has grouped the three with a felicitous regard for harmonious composition, the enormous basket forming the background for a half-clad child and a mongrel cur occupying relatively important positions in front. One's interest centers on the wonderful basket, whose mesh is so exquisitely delicate that only a microscope could do it justice. The stitches are set in almost as fine as threads in linen, and the artist seems hardly to have missed one. Such painstaking detail gives to (the picture) an historic value, for the art of basketry is well nigh lost to the tribes; and thus exact representation of the beautiful fabric of a Pomo basket will one day furnish a study for anthropologists."

In The Bride, a contemplative young Pomo girl is pictured on the on the eve of her wedding, She is surrounded by items of her dowry, baskets, ear sticks, and clamshell disk beads. Most of the items in this painting are in the collection of the Grace Hudson Museum. Both the items and this painting have remained in the possession of the Hudson and Carpenter families to this day.

Grace Hudson Yokia Treasures
Yokia Treasures
, oil on canvas, 1894
Grace Hudson The Bride
The Bride
, oil on canvas, 1930

Below is the link for the Grace Hudson Museum. It is located approximately 115 miles north of San Francisco, a two hour scenic drive north on Hwy 101.

The Grace Hudson Museum | Ukiah on Google Maps | Back to the Top

Thomas Hart Benton Sussana and the Elders
Thomas Hart Benton, Susanna and the Elders 1938
Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood,
Two Masterpieces at SF's De Young

The Great Depression halted the Roaring Twenties in its tracks, making joblessness and hard times a reality for most Americans. The art market, like everything else, was severly impacted.

American artists, like the rest of their countrymen, were reeling. Some responded to the hard times by embracing regional subjects, approaching their art with realism and sensibility.

For the regionalist painters, there was a difference to be drawn between the urban and the rural America, a distinction between the industrial and agricultural. Regionalists strove to represent the high ideals of democracy, including America's treasured sense of individualism but also the value of American community, where people work to solve problems together.

Today, regionalist painters view the paintings done during the Great Depression as valued expressions of the American ethic, a touchstone to the values which are at the core of the nation we wish to be.

Susanna and the Elders comes from the book of Daniel. In the story, a woman is trapped by two elders while she is bathing in private on her own land. The woman refuses their sexual advances and in retaliation, the men accuse her of adultery, and she is subsequently sentenced to death. The woman's life is spared only when the prophet Daniel uncovers discrepancies in the stories told by the two elders.

Thomas Hart Benton's rendition of this Bible story is most interesting in that he pictures the elders as Missourians of the 1930's, including himself as one of the elders. His painting was a shocking piece in its time, as it was a pointed critique of the hypocrisy and repressed sexuality of some religions. Benton goes out of his way to offend this hypocrisy by painting his classic nude with pubic hair, a detail often omitted in most fine art painting and pinup art of the time.

Benton's painting was meant to elicit response, and he could not have come up with a better one than if he had scripted it himself. Some of the initial public reception of Benton's Susanna and the Elders is recorded in In Thomas Hart Benton: A Life, by Justin Wolff. "The director of the museum, Meyric Rogers, threatened to ban the painting from the show on the grounds that it was "much too nude." Rogers acquiesced, however, and exhibited the painting, though with a rope around it to prevent viewers from taking too prurient an interest in its details, such as Susanna's pubic hair. Nevertheless, some local viewers expressed outrage: Mary Ellis, for instance, a sixty-five-year-old pastor, exclaimed, "The nude is stark naked. It's lewd, immoral, obscene, lascivious, degrading, an insult to womanhood and the lowest expression of pure filth." Benton, though, pretended to be unperturbed; upon hearing about Ellis's comments, he responded, "That's funny as hell."

Grant Wood Dinner for Thrashers
Grant Wood, Dinner for Threshers 1934

When Grant Wood was growing up in Iowa, one of his fondest memories was of the threshing time. During the harvest, winter wheat and oats needed the kernels of grain to be separated from the straw stalks and the chaff. In much the same communal effort as an Amish barn raising, Iowa farmers would work together. Women would cook and serve to keep their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers and neighbors well fueled for the task. Not only did the threshing fill a pressing agricultural need, but provided a time when the values of friendship, hard work, sharing and community were strengthened.

Grant Wood's Dinner for Threshers teaches a lesson of cooperation and community spirit. The fabric of the American ethic has more than the threads of our highly valued individualism, but also a strong heritage of shared communal endeavor and mutual benefit. Without it, the barns would not have been built and the crops not brought to market. This message was especially poingnant during the Great Depression, as the only way many individuals could stand on their own was with the assistance of a helping hand. Once helped and established, it was understood that it was incumbent to offer a helping hand to others.

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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.
  • Schoolhouse from The Birds by Ron Sumner
    School House from The Birds
    by Bodega Bay Artist, Ron Sumner
    Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock's 1961 film "The Birds" will be in the town of Bodega and in Bodega Bay over Labor Day.

    On Monday, Labor Day, Tippi will participate in the B-50 Festival in Bodega. Tippi and actress Veronica Cartwright will be signing autographs.

    Tippi will be appearing at the Tides for a 50th anniversary dinner and screening of "The Birds."
    More information is available at

    Tippi in the Birds at the Tides
    Tippi in The Birds at the Tides
  • Kudos to Sonoma County! Bodega Highway to Sebastopol and Bodega Avenue west to Hwy 1 have been recently repaved. Now its a smooth ride to Bodega Bay!
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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 Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
Now showing ... Harbors, Boats, and Reflections on the Water
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
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The Ren Brown Collection
Sarah Brayer:
Cloud Garden Paperworks | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Aug 14 - Sep 8, Mixed Bag, unique photography of Diane Miller

Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 |
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J C Henderson Neptune's Ocean
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
Now Showing ... to September 29
2013's Boho Show: "Bon Vivants"

3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Spray, Tape & Stencil"Dennis Beall
Ron Quercia paintings & Bobbi Jeanne Quercia sculpture
through Sep 30

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
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | 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) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman
Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

-In Pursuit of Happiness
Susan Ball and Frances Arnold through Sept 22
- ARTrails Preview Show
Show Dates: September 24 - October 20, 2013

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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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.

showing: "Intimate Enigmas" abstract stone sculpture by Easton, and "Summer Selection"

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
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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
"Uncovered Genius" The creative lives of Artists with disabilities through Sep 15
El Día de los Muertos Petaluma, 2013 Tree of Lives / Arbol de Vidas, Oct 5 - Nov 3

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
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
-- view location on Google Maps

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de Young Museum
Richard Diebenkorn, The Berkeley Years 1953-1996
through Sept 29

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

UNBUILT SAN FRANCISCO: The View from Futures Past
Curated by Benjamin Grant and Cydney M. Payton
Sep 6 – Dec 29
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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings

"Impressionists on the Water"
through Oct 13

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
through Sept 8

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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collection

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San Francisco

Currently closed for a major expansion

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
-Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabiilities, Jun 15 through Sep 15
Artistry in Wood, Sep 20 - Oct 20

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Mid Century Modern" through Oct 27

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery
Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art
In Studio Gallery through Sep 22
Points of View: Mary Lou Correia and Paul Kratter

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
Oct through Dec

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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 954
Kitchen Memories:
Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection

Sep 7 - Dec 1
(707) 939-7862

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Grace Hudson Museum

Milford Zornes: A Painter of Influence
through Oct 13

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art
Sep 5 - Nov 17

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

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Monterey Museum of Art

In Process: Andrew Schoultz
Jul 5 - Nov 17

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Permanent Collection
-coming in Feb '16 ...
Jules Tavernier, Artist and Adventurer

through May 11 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's 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 Irvine
The Irvine Museum
Mastering the Medium, Works on Paper
Jun 19 - Sep 19
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation
and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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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

-Permanent collection, European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

Sam Francis:
Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism
from California Collections
Aug 11 - Jan 5

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Rodeo! A Tribute to Louise Serpa

James Gallery
June 22 through September 22, 2013

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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

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