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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
February 2017
an Online Gallery based in Bodega Bay, California
Celebrating Historic California Painting

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Stephen Seymour Thomas Carmel Dunes
Carmel Dunes, 1951
Stephen Seymour Thomas
Artist for Woodrow Wilson's
Presidential Portrait

The White House Gallery
of Presidential Portraits,
both Art and History

Hilton presenting Painting for Whitehouse
John W. Hilton at Ike's
Second Inauguration,
Sixty Years Ago

Now Available (click photo)
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John W Hilton A Morning in Spring
A Morning in Spring, 1969
John W. Hilton
This painting hung in the office of Leo Fender of Fender Guitars

The White House Collection of Presidential Portraits,
a collection of both Art and History

The White House gallery of Presidential portraits is both art and history. Artists used their skills to paint their president in a positive light. But these portraits don't begin and end with the artist, they are melded with history.

The lens of history bends the light, giving historical context to these paintings. History illuminates, gives dimension to light and shadow, and exposes the highs and lows of each P
resident's actions in office, his character, and his personal traits and qualities.

George Washington
George Washington (1) 1789 to 1797
Artist Gilbert Stuart, 1797


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson (3) 1801 to 1809
Artist Rembrandt Peale, 1800

Here are some of the official presidential portraits from the White House Collection. The artist and date of creation is included.

James Madison
James Madison (4) 1809 to 1817
Artist John Vanderlyn, 1816

Gilbert Stuart created many portraits of President Washington, including the portrait on the one dollar bill. This portrait of Washington was saved from the burning White House by First Lady Dolly Madison and Paul Jennings, one of President Madison's slaves.

Rembrandt Peale painted this portrait of Thomas Jefferson while he was Vice President for the second U.S. President, John Adams.

John Vanderlyn was a protege of Aaron Burr. Burr sent Vanderlyn to study in Paris and allowed him to live in his home while he painted portraits of Burr and his daughter.

George Peter Alexander Healey painted the portraits of the great men of his day. This portrait of Lincoln was done posthumously and shows a thoughtful Lincoln. A year earlier, Healey created a famous scene of with Lincoln listening to
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt (26) 1901 to 1909
Artist John Singer Sargent, 1903
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (16) 1861 to 1865
(posthumous) Artist George P. A. Healy, 1869
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant (18) 1869 to 1877
Artist unknown, late 1800's

military leaders as they considered the post Civil War Era. The painting is called The Peacemakers.

Ulysses S. Grant left the White House after serving two full terms. This portrait was done in the late 1880's after his death due to cancer in 1885 at age 63. In his last year, he worked feverishly on his memoirs and wrote magazine articles to help his family financially. The artist for his portrait remains unknown.

John Singer Sargent was being shown around the White House by President Roosevelt. Roosevelt was a bit impatient at the moment, and while standing the the base of a stairway, placed his hand on the banister and turned. Sargent told TR to hold his pose.

William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft (27) 1909 to 1913
Artist Anders Zorn, 1911
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson (28) 1913 to 1921
Artist Stephen Seymour Thomas, 1913
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt (32) 1933 to 1945
(posthumous) Artist Frank Salisbury, 1947

Anders Zorn was Sweden's greatest artist. He painted portraits of three American Presidents: Grover Cleveland, William Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery has paintings by Milford Zornes, a famous WPA watercolorist who, according to his daughter, kept prints of Anders Zorn paintings in his studio and believed himself to be related to the great Swedish painter.

Stephen Seymour Thomas is included in Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's Collection. He painted three portraits of Woodrow Wilson. When WW I broke out, Thomas left Paris where he had met and married his wife and settled in La Crescenta north of Los Angeles. In the late 1930's, a young Walt Disney Studios artist moved in next door, Joshua Meador. Thomas befriended the young artist and introduced him to members of LA's artistic community.

Frank Salisbury was known as Britain's Painter Laureate. He was a critic of modern art, especially his contemporaries Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Piet Mondrian. He painted portraits of six U.S. Presidents, and of the world leaders of his day including William Churchill.

Martha Greta Kempton was the official White House artist during the Truman administration. She painted five portraits of Truman, the first being the official portrait. When Truman sat down for this portrait, he was holding a
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy (35) 1961 to 1963
(posthumous) Artist Aaron Shikler, 1970

Harry S. Truman (33) 1945 to 1953
Artist Martha Greta Kempton, 1947

Dwight D. Eisenhower (34) 1953 to 1961
Artist J. Anthony Willis, 1967

handful of papers. With respect, Kempton asked the president to lay the papers down and relax while she painted. She always dressed in a formal cocktail dress as she painted, adding to her reputation as one of America's best dressed women.

Anthony Willis was a self taught artist. He worked only in oil and never used canvas, choosing instead to paint on masonite as it does not deteriorate. He did portraits of Henry Kissinger, General George Marshall and three U.S. Presidents: Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. Ike loved painters and painted for a hobby. He kept a closet-studio in the second floor residence, which his aides later said was the most secret place in the White House. While on golf trips, he visited artists and counted them among his personal friends, including Bodega Bay Heritage Artists John W. Hilton and Paul Grimm.

In 1970, Jacqueline Kennedy chose Aaron Shikler to do this posthumous character study of John F. Kennedy. He also did portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy and the Kennedy children. Later, he did the portrait of Nancy Reagan.

Lyndon B. Johnson (36) 1963 to 1969
Artist Elizabeth Shaumatoff, 1968

Richard M. Nixon (37) 1969 to 1974
Artist James Anthony Willis, 1984

Gerald R. Ford (38) 1974 to 1977
Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1977

Elizabeth Shaumatoff was born in 1888 to an aristocratic family in Russia. In 1917, she accompanied her husband to America where he served as a member of the Russian Purchasing Commission. After the October revolution, the couple asked to remain in the United States. Her talent for portraiture brought commissions from some of the most elite families in America, Britain and Europe. While President Roosevelt was posing for Shaumatoff on a porch in Warm Springs, Georgia, he suffered his stroke.

James Anthony Willis is the same artist who did President Eisenhower's portrait.

Everett Raymond Kinstler painted the official portraits of Presidents Ford and Reagan. He is best known for his "pulp" cover art for western, romance, crime and mystery paperbacks. He also created many book covers and created many book and magazine illustrations. He painted over 1200 portraits of leading people in business, entertainment and politics.

Jimmy Carter (39) 1977 to 1981
Artist Herbert Abrams, 1982

Ronald Reagan (40) 1981 to 1989
Artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1991

George H. W. Bush (41) 1989 to 1993
Artist Herbert E. Abrams, 1994

Herbert Abrams did the official portraits for President Carter and George H.W. Bush. During WW II, Abrams worked as a camouflage technician. He trained as a pilot and became a flight instructor. He lived many years in Manhattan after attending the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. He sold many of his paintings at the Greenwich Village Art Show. He taught at West Point for twenty years beginning in 1953 where he was commissioned to do the portrait of General William Westmoreland. He is the first artist to do a portrait for both a Democratic and a Republican president.

Bill Clinton (42) 1993 to 2001
Artist Simmi Knox, 2001

George W. Bush (43) 2001 to 2009
Artist John Howard Sanden, 2012

Barack Obama
Barack Obama (44) 2009 to 2017 ... This TIME cover
is a placeholder of sorts, as the Official Portrait of Barack Obama has not yet been unveiled.

Simmi Knox was the first African American chosen to paint an official portrait for a U.S. president. He was raised by his uncle, a sharecropper who already had eight kids of his own. At age 13, he was hit in the eye during a baseball game. Drawing was suggested as a way to cope with his recovery. Nuns recognized his talent and he pursued his formal art training from a number of institutions, receiving a masters degree from the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania. Comedian Bill Cosby helped raise Knox's profile by commissioning him to do portraits for himself and for 12 members of his family. He painted portraits for Mohammed Ali, Justice Thurgood Marshall and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

John Howard Sanden did portraits of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 1956, he graduated from the Minnesota School of Art. He taught at the Art Students League in New York. From 1955-1970, he served as Art Director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

And now, a new president has been inaugurated. The portrait below is of a younger Donald Trump. Ralph Wolfe Cowan did this portrait in the 1980's. He's now 85, and after having had difficulties negotiating artistic and financial terms for this previous portrait, he probably won't be painting President Trump's official portrait.

donald trump
Donald Trump (45) 2017 to ____
Ralph Wolfe Cowen (late 1980's)

After a contentious campaign and controversial election, President Trump's inaugural supporters were joyful and hopeful while his opponents were skeptical and fearful. After a bumpy and controversial beginning to his presidency, it will be the events and actions in the days, months and years to come which will provide a historical context for Donald Trump's presidential portrait. As stated at the beginning of this article, Presidential portraits are both art and history, with an emphasis on history. In the case of the new president, that history is now being written.

From an artistic point of view, which of the portraits shown above is your favorite? We'd like to hear from you ...

Norman Rockwell Lincoln for the Defense
Norman Rockwell was never chosen as the official artist for a presidential portrait, but some of his images of presidents are more famous and carry forth Rockwell's feel for the character of these Presidents. He was fascinated by President Lincoln, and was asked to paint portraits of the Presidents in office during his lifetime.
Dwight Eisenhower

Rockwell painted "Lincoln for the Defense" in 1962, remembering the 1859 "Almanac Trial" in Beardstown, IL. Lincoln argued that the state's witness could not have seen his client, Duff Armstrong, commit the crime from 130 feet away, because it was too dark. Lincoln read from the almanac, pointing out there was only a quarter moon which was setting at the time of the crime. Lincoln's client was acquitted.

Rockwell depicts the downstate Illinois lawyer Lincoln, suspenders down and cuffs rolled up. The strength of his argument is illustrated in Lincoln's determination as he looks upward with his strong jaw and his oversized fist on the defense counsel's table. At the time of this trial, Lincoln had no idea that he would be considered for the Republican nomination in 1860, or win the Election of 1860, or that his character would be tested by the horror of civil war.

Presidential Portraits, White House Historical Association | Back to the Top

Eisenhower Letter of Gratitude of Painting Given on the occasion of Ike's Innauguration in 1953
Above: Ike's letter of appreciation to John for his gift of Twentynine Palms Oasis, a painting Ike placed in his office. Later on, the painting was donated by Mamie Eisenhower to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert.
John W. Hilton at Ike's
Second Inauguration, 60 years ago

John W. Hilton was invited to attend President Dwight Eisenhower's Second Inaugural in January, 1957. Hilton met General Eisenhower at an outdoor Art exhibition in Palm Springs. Ike was drawn to the impasto in one of John's paintings, and managed to leave a finger print on the painting. Ike apologized, to which Hilton retorted, "Think nothing of it, General Eisenhower, that fingerprint makes my picture a collector's item."

That's when their friendship began. On future golfing trips to Palm Springs, Ike often would go missing for hours. He was over at Hilton's house painting.

Katherine Ainsworth's biography of John W. Hilton, The Man Who Captured Sunshine, chapter 37, records the meeting of Hilton and Eisenhower before Ike became president.

She wrote, "On weekends the Hiltons packed up whatever paintings John managed to turn out during the week and drove over to join other members of the Palm Springs Artist Guild in the outdoor art show on the grass in front of the Desert Inn. While their lives centered about their Twentynine Palms home, they realized that Palm Springs offered the most lucrative sales prospects. "

"One Sunday, John had just finished giving a painting demonstration when a quiet, smiling man drew closer to the picture and reached out to touch the surface and left his fingerprint in the wet paint. The man was overcome with embarrassment and apologized profusely."

Eisenhowers and Nixons at the Swearing In 1957
Ike and Mamie at the Swearing In
Ike and Mamie in 1953 Innaugural Parade
In the Inaugural Parade
"John just laughed and said, 'Think nothing of it, General Eisenhower, that fingerprint makes my picture a collector's item.' They met again at a dinner party at the Cochran-Odlum Ranch a few weeks later. Eisenhower, an amateur painting enthusiast, quizzed John on the technique he used to obtain a certain effect in his paintings."

" 'The General looked a little surprised when I invited him to come out to our place for a painting session,' said Hilton and then added, 'but I guess he wasn't offended because he came several times. I don't think anybody but his driver ever knew where he was.' "

"Painting was quite important to the private side of Dwight Eisenhower. He learned from Winston Churchill that painting was a great way to balance the demands of office. Although Ike never picked up a brush during WW II, after the war, he borrowed his granddaughter's paint set and got hooked."

John W Hilton presenting a painting for Ikes Oval Office
John W. Hilton presents Twentynine Palms Oasis.
If you know the identity of the gentleman receiving the painting, please let us know.

"As President, he kept a small and very private studio in the second floor White House residence and would steal moments from his schedule to seclude himself and paint."

John's presented Twentynine Palms Oasis at the White House sixty years ago. Four years later, Eisenhower left the White House and his personal belongings were shipped out, including John's painting. After Eisenhower's Death in 1969, Mamie Eisenhower presented Twentynine Palms Oasis to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert, California. The painting has since been acquired by a private collection.

John W. HIltons Twentynine Palms Oasis
a recent color photo of John W. Hilton's Twentynine Palms Oasis
John W. Hilton's Page on our site | Back to the Top

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Bodega Landmark
Gallery Collection,
Lorenzo De Santis

Linda Sorensen's Paintings can now be seen at the Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection, the gallery in the inland town of Bodega at the west end of Bodega Highway (Hwy 12), a half block from the Casino, and just across from the General Store and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

Our thanks to Lorenzo De Santis for showing Linda's work and hope you can all stop in and see this wonderful (and renovated) gallery very soon.

Linda Sorensen Hawk Hill to Point Bonita and the Farallones
Linda Sorensen's
Hawk Hill to
Point Bonita and
the Farallones
Kathi Hilton will be featured in an one woman exhibition and sale at the Palm Desert Historical Society March 17-20, 2017. Kathi will be on hand to offer some fascinating first hand stories of the Coachella Valley. Palm Desert Historical Society Website
Kathi and John Hilton
Kathi and John W. Hilton 
sharing their first joint exhibition
Palm Desert Historical Society Classic Desert Paintings by Kathi and John W. Hilton
March 17-20, 2017, 10 am-3 pm, Palm Desert Historical Society
opening reception, March 18, 11-1 pm
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is not at present a "brick and mortar" storefront gallery. We've moved out and now exist as an online only gallery, although arrangements can be made to view specific artworks. Please keep in touch with us by phone, email, our website, and our newsletters to keep up on where Linda's artist studio lands, and what new ways we may find to show and celebrate historic California art beyond the website itself.

Soon: a new gallery in our former Highway One space. Pacific Bay Gallery will open next door to The Ren Brown Collection, featuring the work of resident artist Noki Jones. We'll keep you informed about the opening of Pacific Bay Gallery in our newsletter. And we'll also keep you informed about where to acquire the watercolors of Jean Warren and the photographs of Diane Perry.

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

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
featuring Joshua Meador and Linda Sorensen
and Historic Paintings of California

online only (and by arrangement) | Voicemail and Text 707-875-2911

Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
"Beginning a New Year"
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, 94923
707-875-2922 | |
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Ren Brown Collection
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

Jean Warren Watercolor

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

IN SEBASTOPOL, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472  707.829.4797
Hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4pm

BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi 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

Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
"Splendid Journey," 40th anniversary show |707-865-1318| 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
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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

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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

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

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

-Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
-Monet: the Early Years
Feb 25 - May 29
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

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San Francisco

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

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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

Grace would have loved this one ...
"They Came to Washington: The First Ambassadors"

featuring lithographic portraits of Native American leaders
who came to Washington, D.C. to negotiate tribal right
in the early 19th century
. ... through March 12
Grace Hudson Museum

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

Ongoing exhibitions ...
Museums Permanent Collection
including William Ritschel and Armin Hansen
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
& 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
Along El Camino Real
through May 18
The Irvine Museum

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Thumbnail Los Angeles
Hammer Museum (at UCLA)

Hammer Museum
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
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
Laguna Beach
Laguna Museum of Art

-California Art and only California Art
Permanent collection includes many historic
California Artists of the Laguna Beach Art Association
Laguna Art Museum Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb
Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum
an excellent sampling of
Artists of the American West

Phoenix 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
Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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

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in Bodega Bay, in your home, or on-line.

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Pop-Up Galleries

... On occasion, when temporary opportunities fit, we will take Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery on the road.

How to Sell Paintings to Us

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

DO NOT CALL TO SELL ... Please EMAIL US ( along with a full-file jpg image of your painting. A picture is worth a thousand words. Include the name of the artist, its title, dimensions and conditions. Please include any history or provenance. We will read your note, do our homework, and write back and let you know if we wish to acquire your painting or give you our our ideas on how to sell your painting through other resources.