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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
September 2015

Now on view at the Gallery
Celebrating California Art
OPEN Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
(other times by appointment)
707-875-2911 or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Museum Exhibitions Archives,
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Now at the gallery
Joshua Meador I Dreamt I Was Painting
Joshua Meador:
"I Dreamt I Was Painting"
JMW Turner Burial at Sea Thumbnail
JMW Turner
Painting Set Free

at SF's de Young
through Sept 20

Armin Hansen Salmon Trawlers
Armin Hansen,
The Artful Voyage,

Sacramento's Crocker
through Oct 11

Joshua Meador Wild is the Wind
Countess Elektra Rozanska, writes, "Joshua Meador ...
Moods and Mediums"

Now at the gallery
Joshua Meador's Last Symphony
Joshua Meador
"The Last Symphony"
Cover Art JMW Turner Paintings Set Free
Exhibition publication
J.M.W.Turner, Painting Set Free
JMW Turner: Painting Set Free
at SF's de Young through Sept 20

J. M. W. Turner Quotations ...
"I don't paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like."

"I did not paint... to be understood. I wished to show what such a scene was like."

"Light is therefore colour."

"It is necessary to mark the greater from the lesser truth: namely the larger and more liberal idea of nature from the comparatively narrow and confined; namely that which addresses itself to the imagination from that which is solely addressed to the eye."

Light! Turner's paintings explode with light, -- bright white light.

Take a moment and scan these sample thumbnails of Turner paintings currently on exhibit at the de Young. Consider what they have in common.

JMW Turner, Approach to Venice
Approach to Venice, 1844
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.
JMW Turner Europa and the Bull
Europa and the Bull, 1845
Taft Museum of Art
Cincinnati, Ohio
JMW Turner Light and Colour Moses Writing the Book of Genesis
Light and Colour, Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, 1843, Tate Britain, London
JMW Turner Neapolitan Fisher Girls Surprised Bathing by Moonlight
Neapolitan Fisher Girls
Surprised Bathing by
, 1840
Huntington Library,
San Marino, CA
JMW Turner Whalers Boiling Blubber Entangled in Flaw Ice
Whalers Boiling Blubber
Entagled in Flaw Ice
, 1846
Tate Britain, London

Burial at Sea JMW Turner
Burial at Sea, 1842
Tate, Londo

Turner painted this as a memorial to his friend and rival, Sir David Wilkie (1885-1841). He died while sailing home from the Holy Land. When a critic said the darks were too black, Turner quipped, "I only wish I had any color to make them blacker."

War The Exile and the Rock Limpet JMW Turner
War The Exile and the Rock Limpet, 1842
Tate London

This painting evokes war and peace as abstract concepts. It was painted soon after Nepoleon's ashes were returned to Paris, yet the emperor is shown here alive on the Island of St. Helena.

Without delving into subject matter, these painting all seem to burst forth from a center of bright white light.

Turner seems to use this bright light as the source for telling his stories. As the light diffuses, it takes on the shapes of vague ships, boats, seas, storm clouds, sunsets, buildings, landscapes and figures.

Blue Rigi JMW Turner
Blue Rigi Sunset, 1842
Tate, London

Whether he is telling a tale of mythology or history, or a scene of daily 19th century life, the light is the narrator.

As Turner's light breaks into its constituent colors, he often contrasts brilliant light with silhouetted shadows. His images captivate our attention and in some cases, seem as haunting as a dream.

Snow Storm Steamboat Off a Harbour's Mouth JMW Turner
Snow Storm Steamboat
Off a Harbour's Mouth, 1842
Tate, London

JMW Turner Approach to Venice
Approach to Venice,
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

What is extraordinary about Turner's paintings is how modern they appear to be. But how is this possible?

His life span (1775-1851) is way out of synch with other modern artists or movements. He never knew of impressionism, post-impressionism, or any variant school of modernism. He was born just one year before the War for American Independence, and died a full decade before Abraham Lincoln became president. When he died in 1851, Claude Monet was an 11 year old boy. Vincent Van Gogh would not be born until after Turner's death.

He did not benefit from the influence of so many artists and movements which we consider part of the sequential family tree of art. The question is inevitable and has been asked by many, "How was Turner able to produce such a body of work in the 1840's?"

The answer is evasive, but it might have something to do with how we understand the source of the artistic idea. Perhaps great art draws from a deep well that has little to do with time or history. Just as the figures drawn on cave walls were quite abstract, those pre-historic artists on dark cave walls drew ideas from the well of their experience, tempered with the their own terror and courage, their hopes and fears.

Hurrah for the Whaler Erebus, Another Fish JMW Turner
Hurrah for the Whaler Erebus, Another Fish,
1846 Tate, London

A not uncommon scene in the 1840's, here, a whaler cuts up a whale, hoisting up the head while crew carves blubber from the carcass. There is no record of a whaling ship named Erebus. Turner probably wanted to harness the current interest in the Erebus, one of a pair of ships on expedition at the time, off seeking a Northwest Passage around North America.

Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons JMW Turner
Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons
October 16, 1834, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Turner watched Parliament burn from the southern bank of the Thames, feverishly sketching on the spot. This scene shows the twin towers of Westminster Abbey eerily illuminated by the fire.

The Dogano San Giorgio Citella from the Steps of the Europa JMW Turner
The Dogano San Giorgio Citella
from the Steps of the Europa
, 1842
Tate, London

Turner captured this scene from the steps of the Hotel Europa on the Grand Canal. A critic from the Art Union in London wrote in 1842, "Venice was surely built to be painted by Canaletto and Turner."

Maybe art has little to do with the conscious world, and much to do with the subconscious. If this is the case, people of the 21st century are no more sophisticated than those of the early 20th, 19th or 18th centuries, or those from millennia ago.

Art history therefore may not be so much a case of sequential art movements, but a question of depth, how deep the artistic idea is drawn from an ageless well of common human experience, and how ably is that art expressed.

Perhaps this may be what made Turner tick. He managed to find a way to express with power, ideas which touched people in their subconscious -- he struck a chord through their perception of light. He found a visual pathway to speak to people's sense of hope and life, of darkness, fear, and even death.

The Sun of Venice Going to Sea JMW Turner
The Sun of Venice Going to Sea, 1843
Tate, London

Read more ...
JMW Turner Self Portrait Thumbnail
... From our
July/August Newsletter
J. M. W. Turner:
Painting Set Free

at SF's
de Young
Of course there were the critics, those needing more concrete representations of reality, like green trees and blue sky, and something recognizable in a painting before it can be considered art. Those who held to such ideas critiqued Turner harshly, and such critics still exist today. But true artists, like J. M. W. Turner did in the 19th century, strive onward, unthwarted. They brush off their courage and head again for the blank canvas, the blank sheet of paper, the pile of awaiting clay. For inspiration, they cast downward into the well of human experience and strive to create, expressing their vision in new ways.
J. M. W. Turner on film

To the right is the trailer for the 2014 film, Mr. Turner, written and directed by Mike Leigh. It premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where Timothy Spall won the award for Best Actor. Dick Pope, the film's cinematographer, received a special jury prize for the film's cinematography.

Below are two brief films of J. M. W. Turner, the first produced by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2013 for an exhibition in Melbourne. The second is an excerpted version of a film about J. M. W. Turner produced by the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. and narrated by Jeremy Irons.

Cannes Film Festival (2014) - Mr. Turner Trailer - Mike Leigh Biopic HD

JMW Turner, National Gallery of Art Film, narrated by Jeremy Irons

Turner from the Tate, A video produced by the Art Gallery of South Australia for their exhibition of Turner paintings from the Tate in 2013

the de Young's J. M. W. Turner, Painting Set Free | Back to the Top

Armin Hansen,The Artful Voyage,
Sacramento's Crocker, through Oct 1
by Daniel Rohlfing
Armin Hansen Men of the Sea
Men of the Sea
Monterey Museum of Art

He's California's painter who made Monterey his home, a big burly artist who captured the daring men who battled the elements making a living from the sea.

The '06 Quake shook San Francisco and altered countless lives, among them a 6 foot 4 inch 20-year-old art student attending the Mark Hopkins Institute named Armin Hansen.

After the shaker, Hansen continued his art education at The Royal Academy in Stuttgart, Germany, with Carlos Trethe. After graduation, he maintained a studio in a rustic art colony near Oostende on the Belgian Coast.

Armin Hansen Jeweled Waters
Jeweled Waters 1923,
Monterey Museum of Art
Armin Hansen Drifting
, Collection of Donna and Mark Salzberg
He was fascinated by the burly life of fishermen. To observe his subject close up, he worked on a Norwegian trawler, experiencing the ocean's motions and moods. He observed his shipmates close up. When in port, he rushed to his studio to paint, or nurtured his artistic curiosity by touring Europe's finest museums and galleries.
Armin Hansen Self Portrait
Armin Hansen Self Portrait

His career in Europe was showing promise. He was winning prizes for his paintings and critical recognition. But Armin left that life behind and returned to California's Bay Area, teaching at Berkeley. Within a year of his return, he settled in Monterey. In the 1910's and '20's, he taught landscape classes for the Monterey Branch of the California School of Art. In one of these classes, he met his future wife Frances whom he married in 1922. During this period, he assisted in the formation of the Carmel Art Association.

Armin Hansen Kitty and the Blue Wagon
Kitty and the Blue Wagon 1915
Irvine Museum
Armin Hansen Storm Birds
Stormbirds 1924,
Smithsonian American Art Museum

In 1925, he was elected to the National Academy of Design and became a member of New York's Salmagundi Club. In the 1920's, he was better known in the East than he was in his native California, but his reputation was established and growing. Today, he is fondly remembered as the "Winslow Homer of the West Coast." Although he did some landscape and western work, he is best known for his paintings of rough and weathered men of the sea, strong

Armin Hansen Salmon Trawlers
Salmon Trawlers
Collection of Donald Head

Armin Hansen Monterey Fishermen
Monterey Fishermen

Collection of Donna and Mark Salzberg
Armin Hansen Thanks Be to thee O Lord
Thanks Unto Thee O Lord

Monterey Museum of Art

men willing to take on the challenging and real moods of the sea.

During the Great Depression, Hansen's savings were erased and like the rest of economy, his artwork wasn't selling. He diversified his subjects in an effort to increase sales, turning to popular cowboy scenes and still lifes. But today, it's his paintings of the fishermen of the sea that linger, that record for us in exceptional graphic

Armin Hansen Cowboy Sport
Cowboy Sport
, Monterey Museum of Art
Armin Hansen Nino
Monterey Museum of Art
Armin Hansen Vespers
Monterey Museum of Art

style the courage, character and strength of California's fishermen.

Of the paintings in this exhibit, perhaps the most iconic is "Nino" done in 1919. The fisherman leaning into the oars does battle with the swelling seas. With canvas and bold oranges and blues, Hansen transports us into a world he knew, loved and honored. This is no passive image of a sailor, it is Hansen's homage to fishermen everywhere.

Armin Hansen Photo
From our July/August Newsletter
Monterey's Armin Hanson, "the West Coast's
Winslow Homer" now at Sacrament's Crocker

Come and feel the spray. Treat yourself to the Armin Hansen experience awaiting you at the Crocker.

Armin Hansen, The Artful Voyage at the Crocker

... next up ... The Monterey Museum of Art, Armin Hansen the Artful Voyage opening Oct 29

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Countess Elektra Rozanska and George Goebel
Countess Elektra Rozanska receiving a community
theatre thespian award from
1950's comedian George Goebel

Countess Elektra Rozanska, and her article,
"Joshua Meador Moods and Mediums"

She was in the movies 60 years ago. Although she never became a star, Countess Elektra Rozanska's movie credits include The Buccaneer (1958) and Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).

Although the Countess never admitted it, she was not a real Countess; she played one in Hollywood. She added the title and changed a single letter in her first and last names to give her screen name some panache. Her real first name was Electra (with a "c" rather than a "k") and her last name was Rozanski (with an "i" rather than a "a"). But in a town where Marion Morrison became John Wayne and Norma Jeane Mortenson became Marylyn Monroe, I don't suppose we should come down too hard on Countess Elektra.

To supplement acting, she worked as a speech therapist, was active in the Pasadena community theater and wrote a column for the Pasadena Star News. The following column is about her experience walking in the hills north of Hollywood and encountering Walt Disney artist Joshua Meador at his easel. We don't have any photos of Countess Elektra's encounter with Joshua Meador, or of the painting he was working on that day, but below are some similar scenes done during the same period by Joshua Meador near his La Crescenta home.

It is interesting to hear an artist grappling with the distinction between artistic movements, such as impressionism versus modernism. He may have been thinking particularly of the contributions of his friend Conrad Buff, who reduced the landscape to simplified shapes and bold colors and marks, yet had been born in 1886 and seemed ahead of his time for United States modernism. Meador espouses expressing oneself with whatever one's vision requires, and the result is different from his contemporaries just as Turner's was at a far earlier time.

Meador Moods and Mediums --
Artist Explains Canvas Techniques
by Countess Elektra Rozanska
Joshua Meador Wild is the Wind
Joshua Meador's Wild is the Wind,
currently available on view at the gallery

Painting is older than writing and when man could not express himself in speech as he wished, he used this medium.

The history of painting really began in the remote ages when man had to depend upon his existence as a hunter. In the caves of Spain many pictures can be found depicting animals and executed with line that would do credit to modern draftsmen. The ancient Egyptians used much flat color and this is also true of the Greeks.

Granville Redmond's Home
Joshua Meador painted the Home of Granville Redmond. Josh did not know the great painter, arriving in La Crescenta after his death, but he painted the home where Redmond's widow and daughter resided, his La Crescenta neighbors.
The paintings is now in a private collection.

Not long ago I ambled up a rustic lane in the foothills to be stopped by a figure sitting under a huge red umbrella, paint brush stuck between his teeth, squinting and scanning northward.

Valley His Paradise
It was Joshua Meador, noted artist, who told me that he had found La Canada Valley an inspiration and his paradise.

After a dissertation on the arts, I hinted that it would be a privilege to view some of his paintings and he invited me to his studio.

Meador, with his charming wife Elizabeth and young son Philip, live in a delightful house which nestles in the hills among pine and olive trees close to the San Gabriel range.

I was intrigued by the landscapes, still lifes and beautifully executed pen sketches which show the artist's love of fantasy.

In 1940 Joshua and Elizabeth Meador moved to La Crescenta and many of his sketches and paintings have been done within walking distance of their home. Their mutual love of art has bound them in an idealistic romance and the artist gives credit to his wife for his progress and inspiration.

As a boy Meador showed great talent for painting and was known as the school artist, starting his career as a cartoon animator by drawing on the margins of his books at Lee High School, Columbus, Miss.

Columbus did not have an art school and Joshua took a correspondence course in art.

He worked diligently for two years after graduating and entered Pittsburgh Art Institute. Convinced that what he was seeking was not to be found at this school, he entered Chicago Art Institute, graduating in 1935 with high honors.

"What an inspiration it must be up here away from smog, noise and maddening crowds," I commented. "It is just that," Meador said, he drew a brush over the blue sky of a landscape. "This high altitude, glorious scenery, the sunshine with its play of light and shadow is a haven for artists. Dusk and night lend themselves particularly to rare scenic effects."

"In what medium do you enjoy expressing your moods?" I asked. "In all mediums and forms," the artist replied. "I get joy painting the sea, it has a terrific pull on my artistic sense."

Joshua Meador Verduga Hills
Joshua Meador, Verduga Hills
private collection

Curious about the development of cartoons, I asked how he developed a sequence, such as the fire scene in Bambi.

"You're touching on a subject that is very technical and lengthy," he answered. "A sequence first is developed in the story department. Then it is given to the director who controls the picture. The effects work is turned over to the effects department where it is drawn. This is my special field. Then the effect is interpreted by the artist to whom it is assigned."

"How is a sequence interpreted?" I queried.

Joshua Meador Neighbor's House La Crescenta
Joshua Meador's Neighbor's House
in La Crescenta, Private Collection

Sequence Interpretation
"First of all thumbnail sketches must be drawn. These are placed in continuity until the idea begins developing. It is elaborated upon and must be worked out until it is a finished drawing. Then color may be added. When it is okayed, animation is begun and the mood of the sketches is carried over into the scene throughout the movement."

I inquired what was meant by animation.

"It is making your idea move through a series of drawings. Many times I have to create the mood to fit properly into the sequences to establish the feeling," he explained. "Animation has to do with color changes, background effects such as water, clouds, smoke, designs, patterns and changes in the mood of the picture."

Joshua Meador is a conservative painter, but feels that a lot of conservatives are ignoring valuable points of the modern trend in art.

"I think conservative artists can gain much, particularly from the brilliance of color and strong design in composition," he said. "We could not ask for anything more beautiful than the symmetry of modern building. I think it is expressive of our century and country."

Joshua Meador Warming in the Sun
Joshua Meador's Warming in the Sun,
(The figure in this painting is Joshua's wife, Libby,
spreading a picnic while Josh painted. Libby told us a mountain lion had scampered down and up a not too distant hill as they arrived. The painting is presently in the Meador family's private collection.)

Work Not Modernistic
Noting his interpretation of one of the lovely spots in our valley, I said he did not lean toward modernism.
Joshua Meador Strolling in the Park
Joshua Meador Strolling in the Park
Meador Family Collection, Available
through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

"No, I think I'm inclined toward impressionism and the conservative school. I want to paint and interpret the way I feel and not be influenced by any one school."

As to adherence to fundamental rule, he admitted, "I like to select a subject according to the emotional quality and enjoy painting it emotionally rather than breaking it down to rule, form or dynamic symmetry."

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Linda Sorensen's "Estero Collection"
will be on exhibit at
Valley Ford's Estero Cafe, beginning Aug 31

A great place for breakfast and lunch with Samantha and Ryan in charge!

Are you interested in discovering the expressive artist within?
Jean Warren ... Watercolor class
"The Creative Process in Watercolor"
Sebatopol Center for the Arts
6 Wednesdays, Oct 14 - Nov18
Fee $135 / $130 members

Jean Warren

Art for Life
A benefit for Face to Face
September 19, 2015 ... Sebastopol Center for the Arts

"I invite you to attend Sonoma County's longest-running art auction where I will be showing a piece of my work. Net proceeds from the Art for Life benefit Face to Face, whose mission is to end HIV in Sonoma County while supporting health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS." ... John Hershey

John Hershey Hummingbird

And at our neighboring gallery, The Ren Brown Collection
Elements ...
Ren states: "Our gallery has represented Seiko Tachibana for over twenty years.  Please join us to see a show highlighting recent intaglio prints and also more paintings than shown in previous exhibits.  Her new themes are often drawn from nature, with titles such as Fern Butterfly Effect or Origin-Spores.  

"The dynamism of Seiko's work has been recognized by collectors world-wide as she has exhibited in Japan, the US and in Europe. She has pieces included in the collections of  such museums as LACMA, Portland Art Museum, Royal Museum in Antwerp and SF Legion of Honor.

"We are thrilled with this exhibition, and hope you will be able to view it soon in Bodega Bay,

"Best wishes, Ren, Robert, Sam and Julie

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 - and local artists
Now on Exhibit ... Joshua Meador: "I Dreamt I Was Painting"
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
Now Showing ... Seiko Tachibana (see gallery notes) | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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
"Evergreen Bohemia" |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"The River Runs Through It"
Wildlife of West County
Chris Grassano

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery | 888
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
Easton Crustacean Dancing Dream 144
Easton, Crustacean Dancing Dream, American Alabaster
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European fine prints
The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

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

Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
Hammarfriar Gallery Thumb IN Healdsburg Hammerfriar Gallery

 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4

john Anderson
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 Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"
Petaluma Center for the Arts
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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 Youngman
Paul Youngman
Paul Youngman
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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
Disney & Dali: Architects
of Imagination, through Jan 3

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
J.M.W Turner: "Painting Set Free"
through Sept 20

De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Dec 6, 2015

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-High Style:
Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

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

Oakland Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
but closed for renovations
SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County
SLANG Aesthetics! The Art of Robert Williams
Through September 20

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Animating Comics" through Oct 18

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery
Bright and Beautiful,
Early California Watercolors,

through Sep 13

"A Fine Line, the Dr. Maurice Alberti print collection of European and American Masters
Oct 4 - Dec 6

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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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 954
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum

During some construction in Ukiah
Thursday, Oct 1 - Nov 1
Grace Hudson: Painter of the Pomo People
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
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st
century artworks including paintings, sculpture,
new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Monterey Museum of Art
-Lasting Impressions, Pedro de Lemos
through Sep 28

Ongoing exhibitions ...
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
Armin Hanson: The Artful Voyage
Through - Oct 11

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan)
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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum!

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Haggin Museum Stockton    
Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures
from the colonial period to World War II—
a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
"Sunlight and Shadow
The Tradition of
Plein Air Painting"
Jun 2 - Sep 24
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
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

-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Vaqueros & Hispanic Art

through Feb 7, '16

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

Permanent Collection: American Art
Director's Cut, Selections from the Maine
Art Museums Trail ... through Sep 20
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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
Tha National Gallery Washington DC Thumbnail Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art Thumbnail
Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
The Brooklyn Museum Thumbnail
New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts