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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
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Linda Sorensen
Linda Sorensen, Cumulus over Hogback, Wrights Beach, Bodega Bay
Cumulus over Hogback
(Wrights Beach, Bodega Bay

Cover, Art Trails 2021, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Catalog
Ralph Hulett, A Look Back, Bunker Hill in Los Angeles
Two California
Museum Shows of Note

Now at Bodega Bay Heritage
Gallery showroom in Graton

Joshua Meador, Genesis
Joshua Meador 1911-1965
oil on linen, 27 x 40


Linda Sorensen, Art Trails 2021, a video introduction


It has been two years since the last Art Trails, and now in September 2021 we hope you will consider reviewing the Collectors Guide, visiting the preview exhibits, and going to artists' studios during two weekends September 18, 19 and 25, 26 (hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for participating studios), or by appointment. 

Consider viewing the preview at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in person or virtually via the website, representing each of the participating artists.  Use the maps in the Guide to locate the open studios, and follow the blue Art Trails signs locally during the event.

Art Trails, galler 1

Please keep track of the printed and/or electronic COLLECTORS GUIDE not only to choose which studios to visit during the two weekends, but also because the artists are generally available by appointment during this period and throughout the year and beyond.  The printed Guide can be obtained from the preview exhibits, the artists' studios during the event, and various central locations in Northern California.  The Guide and other information about the artists can be accessed at 

Art Trails Gallery 2
Sonoma County Art Trails is a longstanding juried event.  Each accepted artist must show in their own studio, and display a high degree of professionalism.  Safety is paramount.  Applicable masking (etc.) rules are posted onsite and according to what the County may require.  Masks are required at the indoor preview exhibits, and accordingly food or beverages are generally not provided in indoor settings such as the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) reception Thursday September 16, 5-7 p.m. (although refreshments will be available at the outdoor patio).

Art Trails Gallery 3

Linda Sorensen is an Art Trails artist and is pleased to participate in this year's event.  Her studio is located in Graton, California, at the historic old former apple warehouse converted to artist studios.  The building is called Atelier One, and it is located at 2860 Bowen Street.  Her studio is Number 5 on the first floor of the building, next to the south ramp and gate.  Three other artists in the building are participating this time:  Elizabeth Peyton (second floor, north end), Nancy Dempster (first floor, south end), and Nishi Marcus (first floor, south end).

Art Trails Gallery 4

In addition to the SCA preview, Linda is also participating in the preview shows at Fulton Crossing on River Road in Fulton and Corrick's on 4th Street in downtown Santa Rosa, and also is featured in a continuing area of display of her artworks at Corrick's Art Trails Gallery.

Art Trails Gallery 5

Linda participated in setting up the exhibit in the gallery at SCA, and had the opportunity to take some photos as the project was near done.  These photos do not show everything at the exhibit, but all artworks can be viewed online at and of course can be viewed in person at the extended open hours of SCA during the event.

Art Trails Gallery 6

For further details or to set a special appointment please contact Dan or Linda at  or, or 707-875-2911 (text or phone).  We hope to see you or hear from you.
Art Trails Gallery 7 Art Trails Gallery 8

Two California Museum Shows of note
The Hilbert Museum

Our Golden State:
Landscape Paintings
from the Hilbert Collection

November 9 - April 18, 2022
It's a glorious visual history, a step back, a time machine trip to the people, the rhythms, the vibrancy of early 20th century LA life.
One Sunday Morning, Millard Sheets
One Sunday Morning
, Millard Sheets
Long before the Los Angeles Dodgers made Chavez Ravine their home, the area was a thriving barrio. Within the ravine were several rural Mexican-American communities, Palo Verde, La Loma and Bishop. The area was cohesive, but poor. People lived in Chavez Ravine because of housing discrimination elsewhere. The communities within Chavez Ravine were filled with a distinctive Mexican-American flavor, now lost.

In the 1940's, the city of Los Angeles thought of the ravine as a blighted area and targeted it for better uses. After a series of developers pursued opportunities, Walter O'Malley and his Dodgers team, who at that time were playing their games in the LA Memorial Coliseum, gained deed to 352 acres to build Dodger Stadium. The ball park opened in 1962.
Another area of the city which has disappeared due to development projects is Bunker Hill. In the early part of the 20th century, Bunker Hill was the scene of wealthy Victorian Homes and classic bungalows. Beginning in the 1950's, chunks of the hill were removed and many of the Victorian style homes were demolished.

In 1924, the hill was tunneled through, and was a distinctive geographical feature separating downtown LA from the Western end of the city.

It was viewed as a wealthy residential suburb through the end of World War I, but as street cars and freeways increased, the wealthy were drawn to Beverly Hills and Pasadena. Bunker Hill's Victorians soon gave way to decay.
Last Look Back (1960), Ralph Hulett
Last Look Back
(1960), Ralph Hulett
Oil Field, Signal Hill, Jake Lee
Oil Field, Signal Hill, Jake Lee

Shipyard, Milford Zornes
Shipyard, Milford Zornes

In the early 1920's, oil was discovered on Signal Hill (now in the city of Long Beach). Originally it was called by its Spanish name, Los Cerritos.

After oil was discovered, the area became part of the Long Beach Oil Field. In short order, Signal hill was covered with over 100 oil derricks. From a distance, it appeared that the hill was covered by long quills and was nicknamed "Porcupine Hill."

Signal Hill was used by Balboa Studios. Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle were two of the studio's actors who had films shot on Bunker Hill.

One of the major reasons for Los Angeles' explosive growth was Long Beach Harbor. Through it ran not only goods for the city, but also the nation. As the American West grew, so did its busy port. By the 1920's, the Port of Los Angeles overtook San Francisco as the West Coast's busiest port, one of the largest in the World.

Being a hive of activity, the Harbor became the backdrop for many Hollywood movies and was visited by many embarking or returning from ocean cruises. The Harbor was also the location for the one and only flight of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose." It flew for only 26 seconds, reached an altitude of 70 feet and a speed of 135 mph. The Goose proved it could fly.
(University of California Irvine - Institute and Museum of California Art)

formerly the Irvine Museum
The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound
in California Painting -- through February 19, 2022
This exhibition features 24 paintings from the Irvine Museum Collection and the Buck Collection, and includes two films covering the early to mid 20th century.

The goal of the exhibition is to highlight the musical rhythmic aspects of landscape, in color, sound and composition. Of course these tools of interpretation may be used with many paintings, but they are especially helpful in appreciating California landscape paintings.
Constellations and Grasses, Gordon Onslow Ford
Constellations and Grasses, Gordon Onslow Ford
Scrub Oak in a Canyon, John Bond Francisco
Scrub Oak in a Canyon,
John Bond Francisco
San Gorgonio in Spring, Agnes Pelton
San Gorgonio in Spring
, Agnes Pelton
Curated by Erin Stout, PHD, The Resonant Surface encourages us to look deeper and experience paintings recognizing elements of compostion and harmony.

The museum's exhibition page states, "Musical landscapes, rhythmic abstractions, sound and color experiments, and other multisensory subject matter play with the immediacy of visual perception. The exhibition considers these kinds of explorations in image, movement, and sound in early to mid-20th century California painting. It traces the ways artists have long used painting to investigate the complex nature of perception beyond vision, building connections across time, space, images, objects, and sensations."

"Four main themes develop these connections: correspondences, rhythm and abstraction, dynamism and flux, and visual music. By activating our multiple senses—looking, but also listening and feeling—the presented works of art can be experienced as vibrant, interconnected surfaces that “resonate” within and beyond the spaces they occupy."
 Country Road, William Henry Clapp, 1943
Country Road
, William Henry Clapp, 1943

in Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom
by appointment only in Graton or Bodega Bay
(with masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer) | Call or Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Mendocino Coast
"Mendocino Coast"
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

Linda Sorensen Peak, south of Hopland, CA

Linda Sorensen Paintings
You may meet Linda and view her paintings at her studio in Graton by appointment,
or arrange to see specific paintings at other locations. Linda paints colorful and imaginative
landscapes emphasizing design and influenced by abstraction and Post-Impressionism. | 707-875-2911

Linda Sorensen at her easel, photo by John Hershey
\Jean Warren Sand Harbor
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 / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Sebastopol Center for the Arts IN SEBASTOPOL - Sebastopol Center for the Arts
... see website for on-line activities
home of Sonoma County's Art @ the Source and Art Trails
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours when able to reopen: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm
Corricks Kevin Brown
Corrick's Keven Brown
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.
Corricks offers a number of originals by famed Santa Rosa artist, 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
OPEN Weekends, see website for up to date information
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
Sally Baker, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Mylette Welch
Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Saturday and Sunday check website

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 | check for hours
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
-- see website for details
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
... see website
de Young Museum
Permanent Collection
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
closed, see website
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

... see website
-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
open, see website for details
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
... see website
Oakland Museum of California

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

San Francisco

... see website

SF Museum of Modern Art

Santa Rosa
see website
The Museums of Sonoma County

Sonoma County Museum Thumbnail
Santa Rosa
... see website
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

... see website
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

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

... see website
Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

... see website
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
... see website
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

... see website
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

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

Salvador Dali Museum

prepurchased tickets required, ... see website

Salvador Dali Museum Monterey Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum
Open Thurs - Sun, 10-5, masks, ... see websites
Capitol Museum

... see website
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

... see website
-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) (for all museums below, see website for hours and protocols.
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
(University of California, Irvine
Institute and Museum of California Art)

(formerly The Irvine Museum)

The Resonant Surface:
Movement, Image and Sound
in California Painting
... through Feb 19, 2022
Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange
Our Golden State:
Landscape Paintings
from the Hilbert Collection
November 9 - April 18, 2022

Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

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
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barne's Exhibition September 2019)

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 Exterior


Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is mostly online. We maintain a gallery showroom (by appointment only) at the Atelier One artist studios building in Graton, California, sharing space with Linda Sorensen's artist studio.

Our newsletter includes reports/articles about artists, museum exhibits, and other arts subjects, often with videos and links.

For the duration of the pandemic, we will observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect data via our website. All client contact/information is via phone, text, email or in person by appointment.

Daniel Rohlfing
Daniel Rohlfing
For an appointment, email or call ... / 707-875-2911

To view and purchas paintings from us, you may ...

Visit our gallery showroom in GRATON, CA ...

Have us pring selected works to your home ...
Call or email for a an appointment. (up to 200 miles from Bodega Bay).

Or, purchase from our website.
We offer FedEx shipping (included in price) in the U.S. for major purchases. 707-875-2911.

Our Gallery Showroom and Linda Sorensen's Studio in Graton

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery specializes in Historic California Paintings 1850-1950 and the contemporary art of Linda Sorensen.  Our gallery showroom and Linda's artist studio are open by appointment.  We ask visitors wear masks and practice social distancing. Email, text or call us for an appointment.  As our collection is larger than what we have on display at any one time, we want to learn your interests and preferences. After listing to your wishes, we will have the paintings you want to view ready for your visit.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery and Linda Sorensen's studio
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery .com / Linda Sorensen Paintings . com /  707-875-2911
Atelier One, Studio 5, 2860 Bowen St, Graton, CA 95444 (not a mailing address)

If you wish to sell a painting to us ...

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 (especially, do not leave a voicemail message requiring us to phone you), ... 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.