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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
We are a Sonoma County online fine art gallery featuring collectible
well-listed California artists of the late 19th through 20th centuries.
Our website includes large photos of paintings with artist biographies

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please call, text or email 707-875-2911

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Linda Sorensen
available for sale at
Corrick's in Santa Rosa
for their ART TRAiLS preview show
Linda Sorensen, Lavender Barn, Clearlake
Lavender Barn, Clear Lake
oil on linen canvas, 20 x 16

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
September, 2023

Our Painting of the Month
available for sale
Joshua Meador, Coastal Ranch, 30  40 oil on linen
Joshua Meador, 1911-1965
Coastal Ranch, Big Sur

oil on linen, 30 x 40

We dedicate our September issue
to the people of Maui. May their healing come soon.
Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii 1939
(Reprinted from our Jan, 2015 issue) Georgia O'Keeffe's 1939 Hawaii visit
and extended stay on Maui
Ruby Mazur, Pop Artist, Studio Burns in the Lahaina Fires
Rock & Roll painter Ruby Mazur's
Front Street Gallery in Lahaina
burned on the eve of its grand opening

Photo of Georgia O'Keeffe on Maui, 1939
Georgia at Hana's Black Lava Bridge
Nine Weeks in Hawaii,
Georgia O'Keeffe's 1939 visit to the Islands
by Daniel Rohlfing (this article was first published in our newsletter for January 2015)

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe's artistic life and her marriage were stalled. Regarding her art, New York art critics were labeling her New Mexico paintings as "mass produced." To spice up critic's opinions and to rediscover her artistic core, she took a little trip, leaving her beloved high New Mexico desert for the verdant pineapple fields of Hawaii.

In the 1930's, flying was available and a novel way of travel, but the majority of visitors made their trans-Pacific voyage aboard ship. Georgia booked passage aboard the SS Lurline, a luxury cruise ship often used by the well-heeled and Hollywood stars.

Georgia O'Keeffe sailed for Hawaii aboard the SS Lurline
SS Lurline docking in Honolulu in the 1930's

Five years earlier in 1934, Amelia Earhart had her airplane strapped to the decks of the Lurline and sailed for Hawaii, only to fly back solo to Oakland. Now it was Georgia's turn to spread her creative wings into Pacific winds.

Her trip over was enjoyable, but her arrival in Honolulu did not go well. The gentrified male-dominated culture of pineapple plantations did not meld well with Georgia's idea of how an artist's nose works. The pineapple bosses felt it unseemly for a woman to roam free on their plantations, and instead decided it would be wise to deliver a pineapple plant to Georgia's hotel. They took the liberty of peeling and slicing the fruit ready for Georgia's still life magic.

Georgia of course was disgusted. She abruptly changed course and decided to extend her stay in the islands and left the confines of her Honolulu hotel for the outer islands. On Maui, she found her greatest freedom, and consequently her greatest inspiration.

This brief trailer is for the children's book, Georgia in Hawaii. It tells of her Hawaiian visit of 1939 and how Georgia refused to be controlled by the Pineapple company, and how she left Honolulu to paint Hawaii as she wanted to, its coasts, its valleys and waterfalls and its flowers.

There she found unfiltered views of nature in remote and wild valleys and coastlines. She especially enjoyed the road to Hana along Maui's eastern shore, and stayed in the remote village of Hana. There she found her old self, and busied herself with exploration and painting.

In 1939, Americans knew far less of Hawaii than they do today.

Georgia O'Keeffe in front of Black Lava Bridge near Hana Maui
Georgia O'Keeffe visiting Hana's Black Lava Bridge

For Georgia, it was a feast of discovery. She wrote letters to her husband Alfred Stieglitz describing at length the dark and dense rainforests, the marvelously colored and exotic flora, and the magical black sand beaches. She painted word pictures for him of jagged black lava along the shore contrasted by the white splashes of surf.

Black Lava Bridge Hana Hawaii 1939 Georgia O'Keeffe
Black Lava Bridge
, Hana - Honolulu Academy of Arts
Georgia O'Keeffe Ioa Valley #3
Waterfall No 3
, Ioa Valley, Maui Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Ioa Valley #1 Georia O'Keeffe
Waterfall, End of the Road, Ioa Valley, Maui
Private Collection

She ventured up into the steep Ioa Valley with its looming vertical green walls and dazzling white waterfalls plummeting downward. She made it to the top of Mt. Haleakala, peering down into its deep crater and its endless vistas to the Big Island south across the Pacific adorned with fleets of floating clouds.

Georgia was a guest of the Kaeleku Sugar Plantation. The plantation manager assigned his 12 year old daughter, Patricia Jennings, to serve as Georgia's private guide. The notoriously independent artist surprisingly struck up an unlikely friendship with young Patricia, and for ten days, the pair explored to their hearts content.

Georgia O'Keeffe Ornamental Banana 1939
Ornamental Banana - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Georgia O'Keeffe Bella Donna 1939
Bella Donna - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe, Heliconia, 1939 painted after a trip to Maui in 1939
Heliconia -
Private Collection
White Bird of Paradise Georgia O'Keeffe
White Bird of Paradise -
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Hibiscus and Plumeria Georgia O'Keeffe
Hibiscus and Plumeria -
Private Collection

Hana was far different in 1939. When Georgia arrived, the town had a population of 3,500 residents, an international community of Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Portuguese, Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians. It had theaters, general stores, barber shops, restaurants, and it even had a pool hall.

Back in her New York studio, Georgia completed 20 Hawaii paintings, mostly of Hawaiian flowers, and not one of them a pineapple. Horrified, pineapple executives had pineapple plants shipped to New York by air, and Georgia finally painted their pineapple.

The trip was a success, for both her marriage and her career. Alfred Steiglitz exhibited Georgia's Hawaiian paintings during a New York February, a startling contrast. The critic for The New York Sun noted that her paintings “testify to Miss O’Keeffe’s ability to make herself at home anywhere.”

As Georgia O'Keefe's Hawaiian paintings were getting good reviews in New York, one of her paintings was getting national attention in a Dole Pineapple Ad Campaign. Please bear in mind that pineapple was a rather exotic item in 1940, and this ad campaign was designed to introduce pineapple to skeptical depression era consumers, people who had little idea of what a pineapple was.

White Lotus Georgia O'Keeffe
White Lotus -
Muscatine Art Center, Iowa

Georgia O'Keeffe Cup of Silver 1939
Cup of Silver -
The Baltimore Museum of Art

Georgia O'Keeffe Pineapple Bud
Pineapple Bud -
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jon B. Lovelace
Georgia O'Keeffe Pineapple Bud used in a Dole Pineapple Ad
Magazine Ad for Dole Pineapple
with Georgia O'Keeffe's Pineapple Bud

The plaque in the ad to the left showing Georgia's Pineapple Bud painting reads. "A Pineapple Bud from the Dole Plantation in Hawaii painted by Georgia O'Keeffe."

The Ad copy reads, "Perhaps you have never seen a pineapple bud -- and words cannot describe this glowing crater of color which on the Dole plantations grows and ripens into a luscious big pineapple ... Perhaps you have never tasted Dole Pineapple Juice; and there is no other way to discover the fragrant zestful goodness of this pure juice.  Just try it for breakfast ... after shopping or exercise ... with the children when they come from school ... whenever you or your family crave refreshment."

Addendum -- Friday, January 2, 2015

We just received an email note from Arnie Kotler, editor of Koa Books on Maui. He contacted us about Patricia Jenning's book, Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i. Patricia Jennings was the plantation owner's daughter mentioned in our article above who served as Georgia O'Keeffe's guide during Georgia's 1939 Hawaii visit. Patricia later wrote a book of the experience, and it is available via Koa Books website! Follow the links below.

From Arnie Kotler of Koa Publishing ... "Dear Daniel Rohlfing, ... Thanks for your article about Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawai'i in your new gallery newsletter. I'm wondering if you're familiar with the book "Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i," which I co-edited and published in 2011."

Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaii cover by Patricia Jennings
To order a copy of Patricia's book ...

SF Chronicle Article, Dec 15, 2011
Georgia O'Keeffe's visit to Hawaii
Patricia Jenninigs photo 1939 Patricia Jennings on Maui in 2011
To the left, Patricia Jennings and a friend, 1939

Above, Patrici Jennings today (2011),
enjoying her Hawaii home.
The Honolulu Academy of Art | Back to the Top

Rock & Roll painter Ruby Mazur's Front Street Gallery in Lahaina
burned on the eve of it's grand opening
... by Daniel Rohlfing

On a happier day, Pop Artist Ruby Mazur
Ruby Mazar's gallery on Front Street after the Lahaina Fire.
Drone shot of Ruby Mazur's gallery
on Front Street after the Lahaina fire.

The contrast of Ruby's colorfully charged rock and roll art compared with the ashen remains of his Front Street Gallery couldn't be more striking.

Like most artists, painting was Ruby's life. It wasn't just what he did. It was his home, his circle of friends, it was the first thing he thought about in the morning and what he dreamed about at night. His licks with his paint brush were as daring and blaring as any rock solo. His paintings were filled with the vibrancy and joy of reverberating rock.

The scene of burned out Front Street after the fire was a far cry of what had been just a short time earlier. Just before word of the fire arrived, Ruby's sons were in the gallery hanging paintings and adjusting lighting for the grand opening the next day.
Ruby Mazur, Carlos Santana
Ruby Mazur, Carlos Santana

Famed rock-and-roll painter Ruby Mazur tells his story of how his new gallery on Front Street in Lahani
burned to the ground on August 9, the eve of his gallery's grand opening, destroying about 100 of his paintings.
... From CNN's John Berman ...
Ruby Mazur, David Bowie Sax
Ruby Mazur, David Bowie Sax

A few clients had already come in to look around and one even made an offer, but was told to come back the next day.

But then the fire storm arrived. There was only time to flee. His sons made a back roads escape and eventually arrived at Ruby's hillside house "up-country" which was under threat from yet another fire. His sons told their dad they had to go NOW! They fled the house and looked for a room to rent. Nothing! They ended up spending the night in two rented U-haul trucks and blow-up beds in a parking lot at the airport.

The next day and days following, the details of the horror mounted and the totality of the horror came harshly into focus.

Ruby's story, although tragic, pales when compared to the stories of his Lahaina neighbors. They had stories of loved ones lost, inter generational homes destroyed, and their inter-generational community of Lahaina was wiped out. In the context of the entire tragedy, Ruby was fortunate. His sons escaped harm, and when he returned to his house it was still standing.

After having some time for reflection and grief, Ruby emotionally expressed he may never find the desire to paint ever again.

The total human and financial impacts on Lahaina, Maui and all of Hawaii is staggering. Rebuilding will take years. The lost loved ones, the homes, the memories, the history ... it is impossible to comprehend this disaster in all of its dimensions. Although the fire was over in a few hours, the grief will be with Ruby and all Lahaina residents for generations to come.

Ruby's story is recognizable by artists everywhere. His gallery wasn't just inventory, it was his life. Each painting had a history. They weren't just inventory, they were like his children. Each painting was not just a visual story, but was an idea built on relationships and memories, often with discussions and experiences with the rock artists themselves.

Ruby Mazur, Jerry Garcia, Truckin'
Ruby Mazur, Jerry Garcia, Truckin'
Ruby Mazur, Jimi Hendrix and Prince
Ruby Mazur, Jimi Hendrix and Prince
Ruby Mazur, Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
Ruby Mazur, Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
Just six years ago in 2017, a similar fire occurred in Sonoma County. And just like on Maui, people died and whole communities were burned to the ground. There were a few artists of the Sonoma County art community who lost everything, their studios, their paintings, their passions. That fire appears to have been of similar origin to the fires on Maui, created by a confluence of climate-change related drought and high winds. Both fires were ignited by downed power lines creating a fast moving blaze blow-torching everything in its path.

Before the fire ... A short video intro to Ruby Mazur
Much needs to be done. Hard lessons need to be learned of how to avoid fires in the future. Precautions need to be taken.

But for now, as a first step, the story needs to be told. The losses on Maui need to be comprehended, the tears need to be shed. The grief needs to be experienced and shared.
Ruby Mazur's Website | Back to the Top

Gallery Notes

Linda Sorensen in her Graton Studio at Atelier One prepping for Art Trails 2023 this Sept and Oct
Linda Sorensen in her Graton Studio at Atelier One

Cover of Art Trails Catalog, 2023
Art Trails Catalog '23
click photo to view the entire catalog on the Art Trails website.

Linda, Art Trails ad from the 2023 Art Trails Catalog

ART TRAILS '23 is fast approaching

Saturday and Sunday, Sept 30 - Oct 1  &  Oct 7 - 8, 10-5

Linda Sorensen's OPEN STUDIO,
#5, Atelier One,
2860 Bowen Street, Graton, CA 95444 / Art Trails
707-875-2911 /

Art Trails at Atelier One, Graton Postcard, 2023

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery has long been a supporter of Art Trails and Art at the Source.
Please note our gallery's ad, page 45 of this year's Sonoma County Art Trails 2023 "Collector's Guide".

in and around Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Showroom
open by appointment in Graton or Bodega Bay
an exceptional collection of late 19th and early 20th century paintings by well listed California artists
(including the Joshua Meador Collection, legendary animator for Walt Disney Studios) | 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
Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA In the nearby town of Bodega ... Dodrill Gallery
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
Famed photographer, world adventurer and rock climber Jerry Dodrill
and his exceptional photographs
... | 707-377-4732| Back to the Top
Jerry Dodrill, Dodrill Gallery, Bodega, CA
In the nearby town of Bodega ... Artisans' Co-op
featuring the talents of local artists ... photography, paintings, textiles, jewelry, ceramic and wood art
17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA 94922
...| 707-876-9830
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Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA Bodega Gallery
in the historic town of Bodega
We are located in the town's original blacksmith shop from the 1850's
and it has been an art gallery since the 1960's. We showcase jewelry, toys, paintings,
kinetic art, and decorative and functional ceramics, vintage ships, art, and antiques. | 415-515-4665
Bodega Gallery, Bodega, CA
Bodega Bay's John Hershey Photography
Bodega Bay resident photographer John Hershey displays his scenic shoreline and sea life images locally in restaurants, visitor venues and art shows. His 50 year career has encompassed multimedia production, commercial and personal photography, environmental portraiture, and community photojournalism.
John recently added interpretive infrared photography to his portfolio. 
John Hershey Photography Portfolio ...
John Hershey Photography Sales ...
\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. / 707-875-9240

Jean Warren Watercolor

What's nearby in Sonoma County?

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
hursdays through Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

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 as 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
Linda Sorensen, Lavender Barn, Clear Lake
Linda Sorensen's
White Barn circa 1880,
Sea Ranch

currently available at
Corricks Logo
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
Dennis Calabi
IN SANTA ROSA- Calabi Gallery |

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
home of many of Sonoma County's best artists
Sally Baker, Tim Hayworth, Bruce K. Hopkins,
Rik Olson, Susan Proehl, Sandra Rubin, Tamra Sanchez, 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 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

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
... 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 Bierstadt 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 websites 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"
(University of California, Irvine
Institute and Museum of California Art)

(formerly The Irvine Museum)

Irvine Museum Thumbnail
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Orange

Hilbert Museum, Chapman University

Hilbert Museum Chapman University Orange CA
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection

San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail Pasadena
Norton Simon Museum
-an Impressive Permanent collection,
European impressionist
and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena
Los Angeles
California African American Art Museum
adjacent to the LA Coliseum
(see our newsletter articleof their
Ernie Barnes Exhibition September 2019)
California African American Art Museum 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
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West
Phoenix Art Museum

Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

Palm Springs Art Museum Thumbnail
& 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

Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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.

We observe safe mask wearing and social distance protocols. We do not transact financial business or collect personal 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 bring 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 (usually 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 that 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 listening to your wishes, we can 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.