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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
September 2019
an online fine art gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
celebrating Historic California painting

Serving clients by appointment In Northern California and beyond,
in Bodega Bay, Graton, in your home, or online.

Our paintings are posted with prices, but all transactions
are conducted off-line, via phone or email, with purchases done by
credit card, paypal or check.
California sales tax of 8.25% applies for purchases within California.

Email: | Voicemail and Text: 707-875-2911

Jack Laycox Beyond Glouchester
New and available ... Jack Laycox, 1921-1985
Beyond Glouchester, oil on canvas, 25.75 x 43.5

Earnie Barnes Retrospective
Ernie Barnes Retrospective
LA's California African American Museum
Atelier One Open House Thumb
Graton's Atelier One
Sat & Sun, Sept 28 & 29
Linda Sorensen Scotty Creek Breakers
New ... Linda Sorensen, oil on linen,
Scotty Creek Breakers 12 x 36

The California African American Museum, next door to the Los Angeles Coliseum
The California African American Museum, next door to the Los Angeles Coliseum

Three Red Linemen, 1979 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Three Red Linemen,
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Ernie Barnes
1938 - 2009

Ernie Barnes : A Retrospective
His work is visual poetry, vibrant, rhythmic, pulsating and alive.

His paintings celebrate the grace and dignity of African Americans playing jazz, dancing, singing, playing sports, worshiping and dreaming. His figures, elongated with eyes closed, reveal an explosive passion.

For six years, Ernie Barnes was a professional football player for the Colts, Chargers and Broncos, but that's a minor footnote to his story.

His father was a shipping clerk for Liggett Myers Tobacco Company in Durham, North Carolina, and his mother headed up the household staff of a prominent Durham attorney.

Young Ernie was chubby and unathletic. His way of dealing with bullying was to retreat to quiet corners and find refuge in his beloved sketch books.

One day at school, while sketching in a quiet corner, his school's masonry teacher Tommy Tucker who was also the weightlifting coach, found Ernie. He was impressed with Ernie's drawings and asked him about his grades and goals. Tommy shared how bodybuilding improved his strength and outlook on life and soon Ernie had a new friend and a new direction.

Stored Dreams, 1962-94 Collection of Judy and Lary Howard
Stored Dreams,
Collection of Judy and Larry Howard

Artist Ernie Barnes
Ernie Barnes, 1938 - 2009
Ernie Barnes Sugar Shack
The Sugar Shack
, 1976
Collection of Jeanie and Jim Epstein - Kept on display at the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh
The Maestro, 1982 (The jass-funk group The Crusaders' Ghetto Blaster album cover art) The Los Angeles Athletic Club Collection
The Maestro,
(The jaz--funk group The Crusaders' Ghetto Blaster album cover art)
The Los Angeles Athletic Club Collection
Ernie Barnes Double Dutch Private Collection
Double Dutch
, 1989
Private Collection
Ernie Barnes Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams
Collection of Paul and Brenda Hudson

With Tommy's guidance and encouragement, by the time Ernie was a senior in high school, he was captain of his football team and the state shot-put champion. He received 25 athletic scholarship offers, but segregation prevented him from attending Duke University or the University of North Carolina. He ended up attending the all black North Carolina College at Durham (formerly the North Carolina College for Negroes) where he majored in art.

In 1956 when Ernie was 18, he went on a field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Ernie looked but could not find any work by Negro artists. He asked the docent. The docent explained, "Your people don't express themselves that way."

Twenty-three years later (1979), Ernie returned to that same museum for a solo exhibition of his work. North Carolina's governor Jim Hunt attended. In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by North Carolina University. And, in 1999, that same university awarded him "The University Award," its highest honor.

Ernie Barnes in his own words
Ernie Barnes Hula Hoop 1970
Hula Hoop
, 1979
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Many of Ernie's paintings are filled with figures, but sometimes he focuses on an individual. In Hoop Dreams and Hula Hoop done in 1978 and 1979, he shows long limbed figures in athletic action but removed from others in a deserted brown-grassed pasture straight out of an Andrew Wyeth painting.

On critic praised Ernie Barnes' nod to Andrew Wyeth by giving a new name to Hula Hoop, calling it "Christina's Inner World.

Hoop Dreams
also recalls Wyeth's Christina's world, showing the distant solitary prairie house balanced by the brown wooded planked backboard behind the the homemade bushel basket hoop.

Red Guitar, 2005 Collection of Ray Parker Jr.
Red Guitar,
Collection of Ray Parker Jr.
Collection of Ted Lange, 1980 (Curtis Mayfield's album Something to Believe In cover art) Collection of Ted Lange
Collection of Ted Lange,
(Curtis Mayfield's album Something to Believe In cover art)
Collection of Ted Lange

One of Ernie Barnes' elements was that most of his figures have their eyes closed. Ernie believed that first impressions of people's worth is all too often a quick visual impression. With eyes open, it was Ernie's experience that people first saw color and didn't see anything else. When their eyes were open, their minds quickly closed.

Raised black in the American South, Ernie was tuned into racism first hand. He was sickened that people often stopped at color. So Ernie chose to paint his figures with eyes closed, his artistic way to remove the color element. Ernie wanted his paintings to inspire a deeper interconnectedness, so his viewers, of whatever race, could appreciate the gifts, strengths, and potential of other human beings.

Study for a Woman of Color, 2000 Collection of Nancy Jones Justice and FamilyStudy for a Woman of Color, 2000
Collection of Nancy Jones Justice and Family
My Miss America, 1970 Collection of Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum
My Miss America,
Collection of Friends, the Foundation of the
California African American Museum
Screen Door,2007 (unfinished work in progress) Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Screen Door,
(unfinished work)
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Another aspect of Ernie Barnes' paintings was his respect for the dignity and strength of black women. In My Miss America 1970, Ernie makes an unmistakable statement of what beauty is and what it isn't. Real beauty is in the unconditional love expressed in hard work, long hours, enduring strength and an abiding love that persists and endures in spite of all kinds of obstacles.

Window Wishing, 1993 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Window Wishing,
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Similarly in Study for a Woman of Color, he shows the saint-like character a black woman must have to continue onward, while enduring racial smears, taunts and hatred.

In Screen Door, he shows the strength of a black woman within a relationship, showing so much love in a candid embrace, an intimate glimpse.

In Window Wishing, Ernie makes a powerful statement. The store's window exhibits thin and faceless manikins dressed in high fashion, a beauty women should strive for. But for Ernie, the three real women peering at the store window are the real beauties, although here, they may be allowing themselves a brief flight of momentary fantasy.

Ernie Barnes and Jimmy Walker

TV producer Norman Lear was taken by Ernie Barnes' art. When casting the character J.J. for his TV hit Good Times, he was struck by Ernie's figures with elongated arms and legs, expressing joy, grace and fulfillment in movement.

Photo of Ernie Barnes and Jimmy Walker ...  Ernie Barnes was the artist behind Jimmy Walker's Goodtimes character J.J.'s artistic pursuits.
Photos of Ernie Barnes and Jimmy Walker ...
Ernie Barnes was the artist behind Jimmy Walker's Good Times character J.J.'s artistic pursuits.

He cast comedian Jimmy Walker for the part, who physically embodied the artistic elements found in Ernie's elongated figures.

As the show progressed, Lear made the character J.J. into an artist, and used Ernie Barnes' paintings in the show.

The Sugar Shack (pictured at the beginning of this article) is perhaps the best known of Ernie's paintings and was used in the show's opening and closing credits, seen by millions.

Ernie Barnes Dance Studio 2002
Dance Studio,
Collection of Rebecca and Troy Carter
Friendly Friendship Baptist Church ,1994 The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Friendly Friendship Baptist Church
The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Room Full A'Sistahs, 1994 The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection
Room Full A' Sistahs,
The Hardy Nickerson Family Collection

Another defining aspect of Ernie Barnes' art is the pure joy expressed by his figures.

The colorful clothing and expressive movement with all kinds of rhythmic gestures are inviting, generating in others an infectious spirit. Ernie's paintings reflect the joyful communal dignity experienced within the African American community.

A major portion of Ernie's work dealt with athletics. Ernie was named the "Sports Artist of the 1984 Olympic Games." LAOOC President Peter Ueberroth said Barnes "captured the essence of the Olympics."

A video sampling of many of Ernie Barne's works
Fastbreak, 1987, commissioned by Lakers owner Jerry Buss in celebration of the team's NBA Championship that year.  The painting features Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper.  Collection of the Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.
, 1987, commissioned by Lakers owner Jerry Buss in celebration of the team's NBA Championship that year.
Featured are Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Kurt Rambis and Michael Cooper. Collection of the Los Angeles Lakers, Inc.

Ernie Barnes with Kareem and Magic 1987
Ernie Barnes with Kareem and Magic, 1987

Since retiring from the Lakers at age 42 in 1989, Kareem Abdul Jabbar has been active as an actor, a coach, a global cultural ambassador for the Obama administration and an author and guest columnist. Kareem visited the Ernie Barnes Retrospective exhibition when it opened and wrote a review in the Hollywood Reporter.

In it, he offers his personal insight, "I was one of the subjects in his 1987 painting Fastbreak (featured in the CAAM exhibit, as is The Sugar Shack), which was commissioned by the Los Angeles Lakers. It shows Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Kurt Rambis and me running down the court, the ball midair with no one controlling it. Our feet seem to be floating above the floor and our legs are positioned as if we are dancing to some music that only we can hear.

"The four of us who are black and in the foreground seem to be communicating telepathically, as if we understood what this game — what all games — meant to us individually and to other African Americans. That we were playing for all of us. This same sense of individual elation at pushing the limits of the body, while at the same time pushing how the world sees what we are capable of, is a hallmark of most of his sports paintings, many of which are in this exhibit."
(Link to Kareem's article in the Hollywood Reporter.)

Ernie Barnes, Around the Turn 1985
Around the Turn,
Collection of Dale Mason Cochran
Polo Game, 1985 Ernie Barnes Family Trust
Polo Game,
Ernie Barnes Family Trust

Beyond painting and football, Ernie appeared on television and in movies. In 1967, he was a guest on I've Got a Secret, as the ex-football player turned artist. In 1969's Number One staring Charlton Heston and Jessica Walker, Barnes played Deke Coleman. In 1981, Barnes played baseball catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League in the television movie Don't Look Back with Lou Gossett Jr. playing pitcher Satchel Paige.

Barnes' paintings were also used in many television productions. Beyond Good Times, his works appeared in Columbo, The White Shadow, Dream On, The Hughleys, The Wayans Bros, Wife Swap, and Soul Food. In the movies, his paintings are featured in 2002's Drumline, 1991's Boyz N The Hood, and 2016's Southside With You.

Ernie Barnes died in LA in 2009 due to a battle with myeloid leukemia. He requested that his ashes be spread in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina, and also in Carmel, California, one of his favorite places to visit.

Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective is on view through September 8th at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, next door to the LA Coliseum. While we were there, we stopped in and saw the Space Shuttle Endeavour, located steps away at the California Science Center. The New George Lucas Museum is under construction nearby. In future years, Exposition Park will be even more of a premier LA destination.

The Rhythmic Gymnast, 1984 Private Collection
The Rhythmic Gymnast,
Private Collection
Ernie Barnes . com | The California African American Museum | back to the Top

Linda Sorensen in her Studio, Sept '19
Linda Sorensen at work in her Atelier One studio, Sept '19

Atelier One Open House
2860 Bowen St., Graton

Sat & Sun, Sept 28 & 29
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Graton's Atelier One, once an old apple warehouse, now houses Sonoma County artist studios,
home for some of
Sonoma County's best artists.

Each year, the artists open their studio doors. Live music and treats are provided and YOU are invited in.

Come and enjoy! Speak with the artists
and consider taking some art home.

Some scenes from Atelier One's Open House last year, September 2018

Museum Trips in your future ...
Maynard Dixon Men of the Red Earth
Now in Orange, CA
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through -Oct 19, 2019 (See our August 2019 Newsletter)

Hilbert Museum
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Earnie Barnes Final Study for Drum Major

Now in Los Angeles, CA
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective
Now through September 8

California African American Museum
near the USC Campus and the LA Coliseum
through September 8, 2019

James Tissot Coming ... Oct 12 at San Francisco's Legion of Honor
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith
Oct 12 - Feb 9
James Tissot
Claude Monet Giverny Bridge
Coming ... Oct 21 to Denver, CO
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature
Major lenders include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris;
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago;
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Denver Art Museum
opens Oct 21, 2019-Feb 2, 2020
Monet Denver Exhibition Promo photo

Gallery Notes ...
At the Landmark Gallery
in Bodega
Linda Sorensen Contours Inkgrade

Linda Sorensen's
Contours, Ink Grade
24 x 30

Beyond Linda's studio (by appointment), her paintings are currently showing at:

Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection,
located in the town of Bodega, west end of town a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Also visit the Artisans Coop nearby.

Corrick's "Art Trails Gallery"
located in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street, just steps from Santa Rosa's reopened Town Square.

and there will be open studios (see above) in September, and a selection at Graton Gallery in late December 2019 into January 2020, reception December 21, 2-5pm

At Corrick's
in Santa Rosa
"Art Trails Gallery"

Linda Sorensen Hawks Hill to Point Bonita
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to Point Bonita
24 x 30
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen's Studio is now open in Graton.

In Graton, visits are by appointment only,
except for events such as Atelier One WE HAVE YOUR ART
and ART TRAILS and Art @ The Source

at other times we must make arrangements with you for entry.
707-875-2911 or email Linda at

(Note that the gate/doors are generally locked on weekends, and we must let you in)

Linda Sorensen at Easel at Monte Rio Redwood Cabin Studio
Linda Sorensen at her easel

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay | Call or Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Ren Brown
Ren Brown
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | | Back to the Top
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail
Pacific Bay Gallery

Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
Noki and Ron Jones, proprietors, featuring the etchings of Guillaume Azoulay
707-875-8925 | | Back to the Top

Pacific Bay Gallery Azoulay
Bodega Bay's Jean Warren Watercolors
Bodega Bay resident Jean Warren says her paintings are reflections of the places she has lived and traveled.
Jean is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society,
California Watercolor Association and full member of Society of Layerists in Multi-Media.
Visit Jean's site and view examples at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Lorenzo de Santis
Landmark Gallery's
Lorenzo de Santis
IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
including paintings by Linda Sorensen
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
Fri-Mon, 10:30 - 5:30 | | Back to the Top
Linda Sopensen and Lorenzo de Santis
Linda Sorensen
Lorenzo de Santis
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails

282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown

IN SANTA ROSA Corrick's Art Trails Gallery |
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | Contact::

Corrick's has been a Santa Rosa Treasure since 1915,
a downtown stationery store serving the community's "cultural hub."
Corrick's has long supported local artists with its impressive "ART TRAILS GALLERY,"
including paintings by Linda Sorensen.
And currently has a number of originals by Maurice Lapp ... (see our August 2017 article)

located on Fourth Street, steps away from Santa Rosa's revitalized town square
and Fourth Street's Russian River Brewery

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |

We are located at 456 Tenth Street in Santa Rosa.
Contact us with any questions at (707) 781-7070 or
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
Rik Olson

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
Sally Baker, Marylu Downing, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
and various guest artists
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top
Paul Mahder Gallery Thumbnail IN Healdsburg Paul Mahder Gallery

 (707) 473-9150 |
222 Mill Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Weds - Mon, 10-6, Sundays, 10-5
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
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community"

Petaluma Center for the Arts

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 Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-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

Wayne Thiebaud: Paintings and Drawings
through March 10, 2019

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

St Mary's College Museum of Art

Hearst Art Gallery

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
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
(707) 939-7862
Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb
Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

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

Elizabeth Holland McDaniel Bolinas Embarcadero thumbnail
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.
San Jose Museum of Art Thumbnail
Monterey Museum of Art

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel, Armin Hansen
and E. Charlton Fortune
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Salvador Dali Museum

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
Nature's Gifts
Early California Paintings
from the Wendy Willrich Collection

Opening April 22, 2018
& their marvelous Permanent Collection
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan
Capitol Museum Sacramento Thumbnail 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 (now part of UC-Irvine)
The Irvine Museum
El Camino del Oro, Sept 14 - Jan 11
Paintings of the California Missions era
by many of California's noted artists

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
Hilbert Museum, Chapman University
Collecting the Art of California
at Gardena, California High School, 1919-1956

Now through - Oct 19, 2019

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena San Marino (near Pasadena)
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
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective
through Sept 8

California African American Art Museum
& Beyond
Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Museum
(see our Newsletter article
from February, 2015)

Honolulu Museum of Art Kamuela, HI (Big Island)
Issacs Art Center
65-1268 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI  96743
(See our Dec '16 article "Hawaii's Paul Gauguin," 
modernist Madge Tennent, 1889-1972)

Isaacs Art Center
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
( see our article Mar 2018
French and American Paintings )
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art
Portland Art Museum Thumbnail
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
Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail
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 New York , NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Its extensive collection of American Art
Metropolitan Museum New York
Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts
American Art
Permanent Collection
Detroit Institute of Arts Ottawa, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canada National Gallery of Art
Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum at Night


By appointment only or online ... email or call ... / 707-875-2911

... IN GRATON, CA ...
Linda Sorensen's studio and Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's showroom is now located in Atelier One, Graton. You may view all paintings in Linda Sorensen's or Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's online offerings. Call or email for an appointment.

... IN YOUR HOME ... Call or email for a an appointment. If appropriate, we'll bring the art to you (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

... ON LINE ... Call or email about pieces which interest you. We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases.

At present, we are acquiring few paintings. We are interested in considering works by Joshua Meador, or exceptional paintings by a few other Historic California artists. We do not do miscellaneous consignments but do represent artist estates. We do not provide appraisal services.

DO NOT CALL AND EXPECT A THOUGHTFUL ANSWER REGARDING YOUR PAINTING, ... INSTEAD, Please EMAIL US ( along with a high resolution jpeg image of your painting. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and condition. Please include any history or provenance. Rather than responding off the cuff, in a timely fashion we will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or we may give you our our ideas on how best to market your painting through other resources.