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May 2011 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
A Celebration of Early California, Western, and American Art ...
Open Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00 - 5:00 (other times by appointment)
1785 Coast Highway 1, PO Box 325, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 (Map)
email: Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com | www.BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
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Visit us in our new home,
1785 Highway One, Bodega Bay
from our gallery
Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, Southland & Beyond
Now at our gallery ... California's Northern Coast, Paintings of Monterey, Marin, Sonoma & Mendocino Counties,
Works by Linda Sorensen and an eclectic selection of works from our collection
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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's

Salute to Sonoma's Historic Plaza
and some noteworthy connections
to the world of California painting
Napoleon Primo Vallejo (1850-1923)
Chris Jorgensen (1859-1935)

& Joshua Meador (1911-1965)

The "Bubbles" in Walt Disney's Cinderella, and other amazing footnotes and links about the animation-effects and painting career of artist
Joshua Meado

April 30 & May 1

Preview of
Bodega Bay's Fishermen's Festival
& its fine art Art Tent

May 28 & 29

The Bodega Bay Short Film Festival
Seeks to Showcase Emerging Talent
on the shores of Horseshoe Cove,
the home of the Bodega Marine Lab

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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's Salute to Sonoma's Historic Plaza
and some noteworthy connections to the world of California painting

Napoleon Primo Vallejo (1850-1923), Chris Jorgensen (1859-1935)

& Joshua Meador (1911-1965)

Areal Photo of Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma's historic Plaza, home to the Sonoma Mission
and Captain Salvador Vallejo's La Casa Grande, now the Swiss Hotel.
(Captain Salvador Vallejo was General Mariano Vallejo's youngest brother.)
Our gallery and the town of Sonoma share Southern Sonoma County, but we're west and they are east, and a world away.

The hour long drive from Bodega Bay to Sonoma is to travel from the from the heart of California's coast to the heart of the wine country, from the wilds of the scenic Pacific to the center of Northern California's past, the home of the Sonoma Mission and of General Mariano Vallejo.
Sonoma County Map Bodega Bay to Sonoma
One of our connections with Sonoma is a painting in our collection done by Napoleon Primo Vallejo, youngest of the four sons of General Mariano and Benicia Vallejo.
General mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
General Mariano
Guadalupe Vallejo
1807 – 1890
Napoleon was born when California was born, 1850 on Sonoma's Plaza in La Casa Grande. Napoleon grew up nearby at the family's home, Lachryma Montis, "Mountain Tears." There the family built a small cottage out back for their youngest son to follow his interests without getting underfoot in the main house. It was called Napoleon's Cottage, and it is still there today.

In the cottage, Napoleon pursued his interests in nature and painting. Later in life, he continued his boyhood loves of art and nature, but considered himself a writer and historian who strived to record his family's remarkable history in the best possible light as the transitional Bear Flag Republic evolved from being Mexico's Alta California to becoming America's Golden State.
Sons of Mariano and Benicia Vallejo
Benicia Vallejo
Francisca Benicia
Carrillo Vallejo 1815–1891
Napoleon's Cottage Lachryma Montis, Sonoma, CA
Napoleon's Cottage at Lachryma Montis in Sonoma, CA
Breaking Wave by Napoleon Primo Vallejo
Our gallery's Crashing Waves, 1895
by Napoleon Primo Vallejo, 1850-1923
(click photo to view on our website.)
Joshua Meador's Captain Vallejo's Casa located in Sonoma California c late 1940's
Joshua Meador's Captain Vallejo's Casa (c late 1940's)
on the Plaza in Sonoma, California
(click photo to view on our website.)

Another of our connections with Sonoma Plaza is our painting by Walt Disney artist Joshua Meador. Meador really enjoyed Sonoma County, doing many scenes of the coast in Bodega Bay and nearby Duncans Mills and the town of Bodega. But he made the trek across the county to Sonoma Plaza in the late 1940's, and produced this painting entitled Captain Vallejo's Casa.

Captain Salvador Vallejo was General Mariano Vallejo's youngest brother and during the Bear Flag Revolt, was the head of the garrison at the Vallejo Mission. In 1846, both General and Captain were captured by John C. Fremont and were held prisoner at Sutter's Fort. After the war, the Vallejos proved their allegiance to the United States. Mariano Vallejo became one of the initial members of California's State Senate. During the Civil War, Salvador Vallejo was commissioned a Major in the Union Army, and saw service as far east as Arizona, but did not see combat.

Today, Captain Salvador Vallejo's La Casa Grande still stands. It now is home to the Swiss Hotel, a fine hotel and Italian restaurant, preserving a scenic and historic corner of Sonoma's glorious past. The building was constructed in 1836. If only those walls could talk.

Sonoma Mission, Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma California

A third area of interest in Sonoma Plaza is the magnificent series of watercolor paintings of the California Missions done by the Norwegian-Californian artist, Chris Jorgensen (1859-1935). He came to San Francisco with his mother in 1874 where Chris attended the California School of Fine Arts. He married a fellow student, Angela Ghirardelli.

Chris painted California landscapes and traveled the length of the El Camino Real where he created a series of watercolor paintings of all 21 California Missions. These paintings were exhibited at the Bohemian Club and in Washington, D.C.

Chris's son Virgil donated the collection of watercolor paintings of the California Missions to be housed and exhibited at the Sonoma Mission.

These remarkable and historic paintings hang in what used to be the Mission dining room, and are kept in subdued light which helps preserve them, but the low light and glass over the paintings make photography difficult.

So even though the town of Sonoma is located on the other side of Southern Sonoma County, it is a fascinating and scenic place for a visit. Make plans for a trip soon.

Early on in our art collecting and beginning our gallery, Linda and I have focussed on the paintings of Joshua Meador. At first, we just liked his paintings, but we also did research and got to know his widow Libby and their son Philip. We have been continually learning more of his fascinating career in animation and fine art painting.

One of the latest nuggets of information comes to us courtesy of a blog entitled Le Monochrome by a native of Columbus, Mississippi and BFA grad from Mississippi University for Women named Haley Gilmore. Josh also grew up in Columbus, Mississippi and attended art classes at MUW, and is considered to have been the school's first male student. Haley shares the tale she heard from Josh's son, Philip Meador, of how Josh made careful observations of the

reflective characteristics of light in soap bubbles patiently produced by Libby Meador, his wife and assistant, as Josh gazed on with his keen artist's eye. Joshua used these observations in creating the animated soap bubbles in Walt Disney's Cinderella.

The other nuggets of information comes to us from the film critic and journalist Bruce Eder. He authored a brief but an entertainingly enlightened biographical sketch of Joshua Meador now published on the widely read website AllMovie.com. This website is a popular a on-line reference for film buffs and fans.

Mr. Eder begins Josh's biography with Josh's hometown, that he is one of Columbus, Mississippi's favorite sons, an honor shared with playwright Tennessee Williams. He points out that Josh had an appointment to attend the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, but chose to study art instead. He highlights Josh's animation achievements at Disney, and his ground breaking animation work in MGM's innovative science fiction special effects classic, Forbidden Planet. And we were most pleased to see that Mr. Eder mentioned Josh's interest in Bodega Bay as one of his frequent and favored painting locations.

Through his long career at Walt Disney studios, Josh's talented hand touched so much of America's film heritage. But as a landscape artist, he

Josh at work at the Disney Studios.
offers a unique and marvelously complimentary view of California's dynamic and beautiful landscape. As a gallery, we are pleased to offer many of Joshua Meador's paintings, and as art lovers, we have truly enjoyed getting to know the wonder of his life and career, and his marvelous and generous family. Stop in soon and enjoy his paintings in person.
Josh's page on our Website   Our recent 100th Birthday Exhibition of Josh's paintings
A Preview of
Bodega Bay's Fisherman's Festival
& its Fine Art Tent, 2011
Fishing Boats at Bodega Bay's Spud Point MarinaFishing boats at the Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay

After several lean years, the fishing community of Bodega Bay has some things to cheer about. After the very best crab season in years, and the promise of the first commercial salmon season in four, things are looking up. Once again, enthusiastic optimism for the Bodega Bay's historic fishing industry is high, and this year's Bodega Bay Fish Fest and Blessing of the Fleet promises to be the center of celebration.

As in previous years, the Fish Fest will be the scene for some exciting events, including the traditional Sunday morning parade of boats and blessing of the fleet. This ceremony includes a flower wreath cast upon the waters honoring the fishermen lost at sea. more below

But for us in the arts, of special interest is the Fine Art Tent. Below are this year's participants, a sample of their work, a brief statement of their approach to their art, and links and contact information to learn more of their work.

2011 Fisherman's Festival Fine Art Tent Participants
Wanda McManus A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods,
Watercolor, 28 x 36
Wanda McManus
Watercolor and Mixed Media

"My painting might be called abstract realism. There are always elements of abstraction and points of recognizable images places and things. Strong asymmetrical compositions and varied perspectives are tools that
I use to show off color."


Linda Sorensen
Landscapes in oil

"My paintings are based on realism but simplified and stylized with elements of modernism to enhance mood. I do not view the structures of the land as static, but instead as organic shapes that might ripple or gallop away, if only as a result of geologic time. I like to capture the depth of a scene as if the viewer were soaring over it
or moving around inside it."

Linda Sorensen Ridge to the Sea
Ridge to the Sea, Coleman Valley Rd
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40
Grapes by Diane Luiz
Fantasy Grapes, Watercolor , 16 x 20
Diane Luiz

"Watercolors have a wonderful glow
and I love its exciting, surprising results,
Watching the colors blend redefining the subject matter. Painting local scenes is a favorite of mine, but I enjoy painting a variety of subjects."


Sean Foote
Landscape Photography

"I have always believed that there is inherent beauty in all things. My mission as an artist is to present much of what the world has overlooked in a fresh way. To capture color, light and structure all mixed in compositions that offer a unique viewpoint. To look closer and bring details of that unique beauty to the surface. I will continue to evolve as an artist through my life journey and experiences with my art and my travels."

Sean Foote Photo
Beach Reflections, color photograph, 8 x 10
Scott Van Cleemput PHoto of Fishing Boat Scott Van Cleemput
Local Photography,
phases and energy of the ocean

In addition to wedding and portrait photography my love of the ocean, through a 20+ year surfing relationship with the ocean, has had me attempting to capture the seemingly infinite moods of the Pacific along our unique coastline.
I see this as a life-long endeavor to share the sometimes fleeting beauty that presents itself to those fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time.

Van Cleemput Photography.com
Donna Klie
Watercolor / Mixed Media

"I enjoy working in watercolor and mixed media collage. Through my artwork I hope to evoke the sense of a place or object via the use of abstract shapes, colors and texture."

Fort Ross Collage Donna Klie
Fort Ross, Collage, 18 x 11
Shari Rodriguez Chinook Salmon Nicholas Rodriguez
Color Pencil

"My drawings are brought forth from my life long passion for fishing."


Charlie Callahan
recycled and found objects, mixed media

"... My paintings as mandalas mimic patterns in photo realistic detail viewed from afar representing cyclical balance, symatics, and the evolution of our physical nature existing through time. Closely viewed, squiggles of layered drippy paint make the image. If our bodies are a microcosm of the ocean, there are problems which can be seen in the debris laying on the coast, that I recycle into collages and installation."

(415) 672- 9764
Sealife Charlie Callahan
John Hershey Photos Sunset in Stone & Llama StanislausLeft: Sunset in Stone
Right: Llama Stanislaus
John Hershey

"From my Bodega Bay home, I experience Sonoma County "up close and personal" through my dual passions — a camera and a bicycle. Cycling the county’s lush farmlands, vineyards, and extraordinary coast, I photograph constantly changing light and atmosphere — a true multimedia life-experience. And as the West County Llama photographer and Fishermen's Festival photojournalist, I am fortunate to be able to capture moments within the local community — people and events that also help make Bodega Bay such an amazing place to be."
Visit John Hershey's Site
Diane Perry
Photography of local sea life

“Have camera, will travel” is my mood. Attempting discovery of and preservation of magical images has been a passion that has led to many happy adventures (with hiking boots on feet and camera in hand!).  Bodega Bay is one of my favorite focus areas and it is home!"

Diane Perry Sunset Bodega Bay
Sunset Bodega Bay

Kai Samuels-Davis Sunset
Bodega Bay Sunset,
oil on wood panel, 36 x 60 inches

Kai Samuels-Davis
Oil Paintings

"My figurative and landscape work represent melancholic and self-reflective moments not often shared, which are meant to provide a quiet escape. The two subjects work together to create their own world, the landscapes providing an environment and surroundings for the figures who inhabit them. The work invites interpretation so that the viewer can relate the images to their own thoughts which creates a unique experience for each individual"


Diana Majundar
Oil paintings

I am inspired by the beauty of this place: from a foggy morning in Jenner to the little fishing boat on the bay. My paintings are a reflection of the place and time. I am a stuent at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a full time mom. I have experimented with charcoals, oils, and acrylics. My subject matter has varied from still lifes to landscapes to figure. I paint custom portraits and my work has been accepted to various shows in Sonoma County.
707 875 9352

Diana Majundar Sunny in Bodega BaySunny in Bodega Bay, oil on canvas, 20 x 30

    Alice Kayuha

2011 Fish Fest Logo and Post Card

This blessing of the fleet began in Bodega Bay over fifty years ago at the ‘Discovery Days Celebration’ in 1958. Back then, some 17 festively decorated boats were blessed in the parade – appropriately led by Eddie, William and Steve Smith, members from the large local Miwok Indian family which began the commercial fishing industry in Bodega Bay in the 1920's.

This year, beyond the parade of boats and blessing of the fleet, Bodega Harbour will be hosting a golf tournament, seafood, and Sonoma wine tastings. Kids enjoy the festival as well, as there is a play area for face painting, spin paintings, games, free kit lessons, pony rides and llamas and guest pets on parade. So stop in, and enjoy the 2011 Fiserhman's Festival, a unique annual Bodega Bay event.
Bodega Bay's new Fisherman's Memorial at the Spud Point Marina
The Spud Point Marina's new memorial for fishermen lost at sea,
here decorated for the recent memorial service for the well loved and
long-tenured Bodega Bay fisherman, George Boos
Check the website for more details http://www.bbfishfest.org
The Bodega Bay Short Film Festival Seeks to Showcase Emerging Talent
on the shores of Horseshoe Cove, the home of the Bodega Marine Lab

Make way Cannes, Telluride and Sundance, Bodega Bay is about to make waves. We're pleased and excited to host the Bodega Bay Short Film Festival, Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29! Visit the festival's website.
Bodega Marine Lab located on the shores of Horseshoe Cove
The Bodega Marine Lab alongside Horseshoe Cove

Half a century ago, Alfred Hitchcock came to Bodega Bay and filmed his horror classic, The Birds. In homage to that heritage, the Bodega Bay Short Film Festival has adopted a Raven for its logo.

The purpose of the festival is to seek out young and innovative film makers giving them an affordable place to shine, but in a marvelously breathtaking locale.

The festival showcases independent filmmakers from around the world who won't have to compete with films featuring stars and huge budgets. It's a way for new talent to shine. Kirk Demorest, one of the co-founders of the Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival, says, “True independent film projects at festivals like Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto, have been all but usurped by the pet projects of movie stars and producers. These power festivals (once accessible to emerging directors with a real cinematic voice), generally thrive on the prestige and business brought by these stars and their trappings. We, on the other hand, are delighted to present the debut short from a sixteen-year-old filmmaker from Cleveland.”

Films are required to be 15 minutes in length or less, and must have been produced no later than January of 2008. Both expenses for film makers and prizes are modest, but the exposure for emerging talent is priceless as these young artists strive to establish their credentials.

Bodega Bay Short Film Festival Logo
To date, the jury panel will include Ed Begley, Jr., Jack McGee, Share Stallings and Ken Schretzmann. Ed Begley began his career on the hit TV series St. Elsewhere, and since appeared in a long list of films and television settings. Most recently, he's been at work behind the camera as a writer and director. Jack McGee appeared in The International with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts and the Father of Invention with Kevin Spacey. Share Stallings won an Emmy for the PBS Curious George TV Series. She was also the Producer of Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey. Ken Schretzmann is most recently known for editing the box office smash “Toy Story 3” from Disney/Pixar (winning an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature). His motion picture credits include “Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Men in Black,” and “Get Shorty.” His film career began at age 9 when he shot his family’s “documentary shorts” on 8mm. A Long Island native, he now calls the East Bay of San Francisco his home.
Gallery Notes
  • Our current gallery exhibition is entitled California's Northern Coast, Paintings of Monterey, Marin, Sonoma & Mendocino Counties, featuring works by Linda Sorensen and an eclectic selection of works from our collection.
  • When people visit our gallery, we often recommend they see the sights on Bodega Head to take in breathtaking vistas, to spot whales, and to view our famed "Hole in the Head."

    Recently, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat carried an article by columnist Gaye LeBaron entitled Crisis Could Have Been Ours. Gaye reminds us all that the recent catastrophe at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear plant could have been our disaster. Read her article published Sunday, April 17th on the Press Democrat Site.
    Bodega Bay's Hole in the Head under Construction in the early 1960's
    "5 Decades ago, protesters halted plan
    to build reactor on fault at Bodega Head
    Press Democrat file photo
    "In 1959, debate over the decision to build a PG&E nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay intensified, ultimately leading to the plan being abandoned in 1964, after construction was under way. The 142-foot-wide hole dug for the reactor (left) today is filled with water and can be viewed by visitors to Bodega Head."
  • Jean Mannheim is the subject of a new book, From the Versatile Brush, the Life and Art of Jean Mannheim.
    Click the book jacket below for more info. One of the paintings from our gallery's collection, almost six feet by four feet in size, is in the book.

    Jean Mannheim Photo with Pipe
    With pipe

    Jean Mannheim by Stairs in his Studio
    by stairs in his studio
    Jean Mannheim Photo Portrait
    photo portrait
    "For nearly four decades, Mannheim was an active teacher and mentor and a well-known contributor to the Southern California art scene. The title of the book is drawn from a 1916 art review that highlighted the breadth of Mannheim’s paintings, ranging from formal and casual portraits, to scenes of people at work or play, to plein-air landscapes of California’s unspoiled shorelines, valleys, mountains and deserts. His body of work not only provides a glimpse of the impressionist movement that energized and supplied an identity for the burgeoning Southern California population, but also captures and preserves images of a bygone era."
  • The Thunderbird Foundation of the Arts in Mt. Carmel, Utah is hosting "Zornes." The home for the Thunderbird Foundation was once the summer home of California artist Maynard Dixon. Later on, the home was sold to Milford and Pat Zornes.
  • We have added photos of some of the late Gail Packer's etchings to our site, along with a video of her working in her studio and demonstrating and explaining the etching process. Gail's etchings continue to gain new fans as gallery visitors view her work for the first time while maintaining a well established community of collectors of her work.
  • Linda Sorensen's studio is located below the Terrapin Creek Cafe and the Local Color Gallery. Most weekends, she can be found there painting "Open Studio", but it's best to call 707-875-2911 to make certain she'll be available. You may see many of her works at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, or click on her website, LindaSorensenPaintings.com .
  • Linda has accepted the office of Treasurer of the local gallery nonprofit organization, Sonoma County Gallery Group, scgg.org. The membership drive for art galleries and associate members is currently winding up, preparatory for the new map, which enjoys wide distribution. Check its website for information on galleries and exhibits as well as to view an online version of the map.
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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Now at home in our new location!

1785 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
the Small World Custom Framing
of Gary Smith
oil paintings of Linda Sorensen
the etchings
of Gail Packer
the Palette Knife paintings of Joshua Meador the
desert paintings of Kathi Hilton
of Jean Warren
oil paintings of
Alex Dzigurski II
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The Ren Brown Collection
Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. We offer rotating exhibits throughout the year.
A major focus is modern Japanese prints. Some of the world-famous artists from Japan are SHINODA Toko, TANAKA Ryohei, NAKAYAMA Tadashi, and Daniel KELLY. These woodblock, lithograph and etching prints may be abstract or representational, and often include handmade paper.
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Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Pamela Wallace & Linda Gambol
May 5 - June 20, reception May 14
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | http://www.localcolorgallery.com | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron SumnerBodega School House
Ron Sumner
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

The Hand Crafted Frame
showcasing Hand Painted & Hand Made Frames that create the perfect pairing of art and frame
Exhibition opeingin, May 1st, 1 - 3 with chamagne & music
through July 10

http://www.christopherqueengallery.com |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Honoring the Muse"
Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-7 pm
Open: May 5 - June 27, 2011

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243

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Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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).
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
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Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
Located 30 seconds from the Continental Inn, 8 minutes from Nick's Cove, 20 minutes from Petaluma, 30 minutes from Point Reyes Station and Santa Rosa, 1 hour from San Francisco and the Napa Valley, 2 hours from Sacramento, 6 hours from New York, and 9 hours from Paris.
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525.
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Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799

April 15—May 22, 2011 ADAM WOLPERT: NEW PAINTINGS, Artist Reception: Saturday, April 16, 4—6pm April 7, 2011 (Thursday), 7pm
May 27—July 4, 2011, WINTER LANDSCAPES, Jerrold Ballaine Artist Reception: Saturday, May 28, 4—6pm

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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Soo Noga - Abstract Paintings - April 12 – May 22

9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912

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Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
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West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
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Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

From Landscape to Mindscape

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
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Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at WarrenDavisPaintings@yahoo.com
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097

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Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company by Evvy Eisen
March 25- May 15, 2011, Reception – March 26, 4-7pm featuring Drakes Bay Oysters

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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
The WDFM tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" and the Magic Kingdom. Displays superbly present pre-computerized animation, explaining the artistic, technical, and imaginative processes, Well Worth a Visit!

Film of the Month:
Film of the Month: May 1 - May 31 Dumbo,1:00pm and 4:00pm (daily except Tuesdays, and May 21 & 22) | Theater

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San Francisco de Young Museum
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
February 19, 2011 - May 8, 2011
coming Summer 2011

Picasso from Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11, 2011 - September 25, 2011

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- July 31, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
February 5, 2011 - June 5, 2011

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum
Are We There Yet?
5000 Years of Answering Questions with Questions
March 31, 2011 - July 2011
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Oakland Museum of California

May 1, 2010 - Dec 2, 2013
Gallery of California Art
Explore our New Gallery
The new Gallery of California Art showcases more than 800 works from OMCA's collection...More»

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San Francisco

The Steins Collect:
Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde

May 21 - September 06, 2011

San Francisco
Chinese Historical Society of America

Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Through September 16, 2011

See our April '11 newsletter article

Chinese Historical Society San Francisco
Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

The Browns & The Van Pelts: Siblings in Peanuts
January 29 through June 19, 2011
Downstairs Changing Gallery

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Jun Kaneko
March 26 – June 5, 2011
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Hearst Art Gallery

Gift of the Gods: Exploring Maize,
Culture and Indigenous Art in the Americas

April 10 – June 19
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Bedford Gallery, Lesher Ctr for the Arts
Land of Magic: Artists Explore Make-Believe
April 10 - June 12, 2011
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Mission San Francisco de Solano

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 95476 (707) 939-7862

ECO CHIC: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion
with Daniel McCormick: Iterations of Ecological Art and Design
February 19 - May 15, 2011

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Grace Hudson Museum

American Masterpieces
Stories of Home
Mar 19 - June 19
Grace Hudson Museum

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
The Modern Photographer: Observation and Intention |
through July 3, 2011

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Monterey Museum of Art
-Monterey NOW: Mari Kloeppel
March 17-July 10, 2011
MMA Pacific Street
See our Newletter, Mari's 2009 Crocker Museum Exhibition
-From Dawn to Dusk:
Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

April 27, 2011 - December 2012
MMA La Mirada

Monterey Museum of Art

Crocker Art Museum

Daniel Douke: Bytes of Reality
MARCH 26 – JULY 17, 2011

Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits
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Haggin Museum

see our Newsletter article, April '11

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection other California,
American and European impressionists.
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell's mentor and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
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.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum
All Things Bright & Beautiful
through June 11, 2011

All Things Bright & Beautiful is the Irvine's traveling exhibition of fifty-eight important California Impressionist paintings from prized their collections, now home after a two year tour of eastern museums.
See January issue of our newsletter

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Drawn to Modernism:
Selected Gifts from Wright S. Ludington

April 16 - July 24, 2011

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation
02.26.11 - 06.26.11

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Life and Truth: French Landscapes from Corot to Monet
Now Through July 10, 2011
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Marc Muench: Explorations in North America
January 12 through May 8, 2011
Main Gallery
May 28, 2010: Summer exhibition
"The Desert Speaks: The Art of Fernand Lungren"

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Norton Simon Museum

Permanent collection,European paintings
Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World
April 22, 2011 - August 01, 2011
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 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

Museum of California Art
Clayton Brothers: Inside Out
... surveys the brothers’ edgy aesthetic inspired
by California skateboard and surf culture,
punk rock, folk art, cartoons, and street art.
May 15 - Sept 4

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Museum of Art

January 9 - May 22, 2011

Oceanside Museum of Art Exterior

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

April 16 through July 10, 2011
“Is art in the genes or in the ‘jeans’?”
multigenerational Western Artists.fathers with sons,
grandfathers with granddaughters.
See Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's previous exhibition,
"Generations" featuring Johw W. Hilton and Kathi Hilton

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Missions of Will Sparks
February 25 – June 26, 2011
the complete Alma de Bretteville Spreckels collection of Sparks’ final suite with paintings of California, the Southwest and Mexico missions. Painter, etcher, and muralist, Sparks was known for his mission and nocturnal adobe scenes
Santa Barbara Historical Society
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
March 10–June 5, 2011

Permenant collection: American Art

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Grand Salon Installation
Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Grand Salon, Renwick Gallery
June 6, 2009 — Permanent

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Nashville, TN
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior
Feb. 20–May 29, 2011

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville TN Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.
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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 Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
Four Bathers by Degas and Bonnard
April 20–August 14, 2011
Norman M. Feinberg Entrance, Lobby South, 1st Floor

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The Whitney Museum of American Art
A large selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York

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