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Kathi Hilton Beckoning Palms
The California Desert
Paintings of Kathi Hilton

Bodega Bay Heritage
Gallery Monthly
- November 2012
Celebrating California, American & Western Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 4:00 (& by appointment 707-875-2911)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com / Art@BodegaBayHeritageGallery.com
Also showing,
new from Joshua Meador:
Joshua Meador Windbreak
Joshua Meador's
Los Altos Ranch

Norman Rockwell Triple Self Portrait Thumbnail
American Chronicles:
The Art of Norman Rockwell

at Sacramento's Crocker

Poster Art for Forbidden Planet Thumbnail
Joshua Meador, loaned to
MGM for their 1956 Sci-Fi
Thriller, Forbidden Planet

Mary and Conrad Buff Thumbnail
Mary & Conrad Buff,
Author & Illustrator,
Newberry & Caldecott Medal Nominees
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American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at Sacramento's Crocker
by Daniel Rohlfing

Ten years ago, Linda and I visited New York for a Broadway and museum tour. At the Gugggenheim we were fortunate to view a traveling exhibition of Norman Rockwell paintings. Back then, the buzz about Norman Rockwell took the form of a question, "Illustrator or Artist?" After viewing the exhibit, we answered emphatically: he was both, an illustrator who could communicate grand ideas in simple but meaningful form, and an amazing artist who could touch the heart, using nuances of light, facial expression and visual perspective.

During Rockwell's lifetime, art critics dismissed Rockwell's genius, saying it tended toward sentimental and idealistic portrayals of America life. He was not considered a "serious painter". Rockwell seemed above such criticism, and wore the label of "illustrator" proudly. Over nearly five decades, Rockwell produced over three hundred paintings for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Taken as a whole, Rockwell captured a wide scope of moments in American life, expressing values of patriotism, community, heartfelt emotion, youthful exploration and discovery, humor and mutual respect.

Norman Rockwell did not invent the career of creating covers for magazines. Before Rockwell, his mentor J.C. Layendecker produced over 400 covers for the Saturday Evening Post between 1896 and 1950.

Norman Rockwell Triple Self Portait
Triple Self-Portrait 1960
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960
Norman Rockwell No Swimming
No Swimming 1921
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, June 4, 1921

Layendecker received similar critiques of his paintings' being illustration rather than art. He quipped, "(I) would rather have my work reproduced well and enjoyed by the masses than to have a select few view it in a museum or gallery."

After producing covers for nearly fifty years, when Rockwell came to the point of overtaking Layendecker's record number of covers, Rockwell stopped submitting cover paintings, purposely not eclipsing the career of his respected friend and teacher. Today, much of Layendecker's work resides just south of Sacramento at Stockton's Haggin Museum. Read our article from April, 2011We encourage you to visit the Haggin Museum in Stockton to supplement the Rockwell exhibition at the Crocker.

At Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, we feel a close connection with Norman Rockwell because of his association with a group of artists in our gallery collection. Prior to submitting his portfolio to the Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was the studio-mate of a New York cartoonist, Clyde Forsythe. In fact, it was Clyde Forsythe's insistence that prompted Rockwell to amass the necessary courage to submit his work to the Saturday Evening Post. When it came to submitting his work for publication, Rockwell feared rejection. Forsythe, not fearing anything, yelled to Rockwell, “Do a cover. What the hell, you’re as good as anybody!”

Norman Rockwell Going and Coming
Going and Coming 1947
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, August 30, 1947
Norman Rockwell Girl and the Mirror
Girl at Mirror 1954
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954
Norman Rockwell The Art Critic
Art Critic
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, April 16, 1955
Norman Rockwell The Connoisseur
The Connoisseur 1962
Oil on canvas
The Saturday Evening Post, January 13, 1962

When Clyde Forsythe left New York, he moved west and became well known as a painter of the California Desert. Clyde made his home and maintained his studio on quiet Champion Place in Alhambra, California, just south of Pasadena later dubbed, "Artist Alley." Among Clyde's neighbors on that street were an impressive group of American artists: Frank Tenney Johnson, Jack Wilkinson Smith, Eli Harvey, Tex Wheeler, Sam Hyde Harris, and desert painter Marjorie Reed. Of course all of these artists had associations with wider circles of the Southern California artistic community. Norman Rockwell liked to escape the winters in Massachusetts by visiting all his artist friends in California. Hosted by Forsythe, Rockwell enjoyed the camaraderie of the Southern California painters, and even

Norman Rockwell The Problem We All Live With
The Problem We All Live With
Oil on canvas
Look Magazine, January 14, 1964

married Mary Barstow in 1930, a school teacher who lived on Champion Place.

For the next two decades, Rockwell was an annual visitor to Alhambra, where he maintained a studio at the Barstow family residence, enjoyed the California artistic community, and was frequently seen riding his bicycle in Alhambra and Pasadena.

A rare and wonderful museum experience awaits! Make plans now to visit Sacramento and the Crocker Museum's American Chronicles The Art of Norman Rockwell. The exhibition opens November 10th and runs through February 3. Also make plans to visit Stockton to see the work of Rockwell's mentor, J.C. Layendecker at the Haggin Museum.

Sacramento's The Crocker Museum | Stockton's Haggin Museum | The Norman Rockwell Museum| Back to the Top
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Forbidden Planet Poster Art Fifty-Six Years Ago
A Ground-Breaking, Big-Budget Intro
for a New Genre in Film,
MGM's Forbidden Planet, Precursor of
2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, & Star Trek

At Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, we often speak with pride of the achievements of artist Joshua Meador 1911-1965. His marvelous impressionistic California landscapes are admired daily at our gallery, and interest in his animation career with Walt Disney Studios abounds. In 1956, Walt came to Josh to ask a favor. Walt asked Josh to take on a special project, where the Disney studios would loan out Josh's services to MGM Studios for their new concept, a high budget science fiction film requiring extraordinary animation effects.

Below is a blog post by Lee A. Beatens, August 18, 2011 in his blog, Disleelandia, the Happiest Blog on Earth. Along with Lee's posting are videos associated with Forbidden Planet, and photos from the Meador family collection.

Forbidden Animator Traded
by Lee A. Beatens, Aug 18, 2011

Presented June 16, 1999 at the historic Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles for a sold out crowd of over 2,000. This show preceded a screening of the 1956 classic Forbidden Planet and was hosted by Star Trek's George Takei. Special Guests: Anne Francis, Warren Stevens, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, electronic tonalities composer Bebe Barron
and Robby the Robot!

It wasn't unusual for movie studios to swap their top stars. A fair trade was always welcome, but not always accepted. Case in point is the attempt to have Shirley Temple play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Her studio said no and now Judy Garland has the honor of the iconic role!

But what was more unusual was to lend out technical talent. But with Forbidden Planet, MGM just didn't have the animation department to render the special effects needed to really sell the movie.

Joshua Meador Forbidden Planet Credits

The "Id monster" is illuminated by Joshua Meador's effects. Within the story line, the monster is visible as a result of its contact with a defensive "force field" energy barrier and "ray gun" weapons fire from the good guys, headed by actor Leslie Nielsen in his first leading-man role.
Joshua Meador Photo Portrait

So they called Walt Disney and,
long story short, borrowed this man,
Joshua Meador.

In his time with Disney, Joshua Meador was considered one of the best effects animators that the studio had. So I kept a keen eye on the frames of Forbidden Planet, and found these images of work done by Joshua Meador.

First the character was drawn in pencil, so none of the traditional cells were used. Then these images were shot on Hi-con film with the polarity reversed. It was then done in negative, which gave the Monster its red tint and yellow eyes. It was also shot in reverse which made the Monster see-through.

Did you get all of that? Me neither! But the simpler laser effects were also done by Meador in a more traditional way, as were the landing United Planets Cruiser and Robby the Robot's overload.

The Id by Joshua Meador
The Id Monster, illuminated
Joshua Meador Forbidden Planet Spaceship_LandingUnited Planets Cruiser C-57D landing beam Joshua Meador Forbidden Planet Robbie the RobotRobby the Robot's overload

I've always loved this film, but have usually focused on the fact that Leslie Neilson plays one of his few leading man roles in the production. But for some reason, I just happened to catch the opening credits this time around, and when I saw 'Joshua Meador Through Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions', I knew I had another reason to keep this film in my top ten favorites of all time!

Joshua Meador Forbidden Planet Concept Drawing from the Family Collection
Concept Drawing for Forbidden Planet
from the Meador Family Collection

Addendum ... To the left is a concept drawing done in preparation for animation work on Forbidden Planet. The rocky alien world with a backdrop of the mysteries and wonder of space was not new ground for Meador. In 1939, he was the director of a segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia entitled The Rite of Spring.

During this period of Joshua Meador's life, he was focusing his time on his fine art career at his cliffside home and studio near Mendocino. Some of his paintings were included in the collection of President Lyndon Johnson, and although years off, Josh was commissioned to be the artist aboard the aircraft carrier which would retrieve the first lunar astronauts after their landing.

Joshua Meador Self Portrait
Joshua Meador Self Portrait,
Meador Family Family Collection

Unfortunately, Josh died in 1965 and was unable to fulfill this honor. Above and to the right is Joshua Meador's self portrait, now treasured by the Meador family.

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Mary & Conrad Buff, Author and Illustrator,
Newberry and Caldecott Medal Nominees

Long before Mary and Conrad Buff teamed together to write great books for children, they both made significant marks in the world of fine art.

Mary (1890-1970) studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Art Academy as well as with painter Birger Sandzen. After a short stint of teaching in Idaho, Mary arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1920's, she served as an assistant curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 1922, she met and married a local painter, Conrad Buff.

Conrad Buff (1886-1975) left his Swiss homeland at age 16, arriving in the United State in 1902, speaking no English. After a time working as a farm worker in a Swiss section of Wisconsin's dairy country, he made his way west, and never looked back. He arrived in San Francisco shortly after the 1906 earthquake, and soon headed south to Los Angeles. He paid his expenses by painting houses and eventually enrolled as an art student at the Art Student's League in Los Angeles. By the 1920's, Conrad was in his early thirties, and his painting was beginning to receive attention in portraiture and landscape painting. In 1922 when he was thirty-six, he met and married thirty-two year old Mary Jordan Marsh.

Mary and Conrad Buff in Painters of the Desert
Mary and Conrad Buff,
pictured in Painters of the Desert by Ed Ainsworth.
Conrad Buff at Easel
Conrad Buff at his easel,
back against weathered western structure

Not much is written of Mary Buff's painting career, except that she enjoyed painting Indian subjects. Although no auction record yet exists for her paintings, she was an accomplished painter and was a member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Beach Art Association. Ed Ainsworth in his book, Painters of the Desert wrote, "She (Mary) decided that one artist in the family was enough, so she herself gave up painting, and from this unselfish resolve, there came a rewarding success story. The team of Mary and Conrad Buff, writer and illustrator of children's books, evolved."

Consider that Conrad's life began in the breathtaking Lake Constance region in the Appenzell Province of Switzerland. Conrad's first visions of landscape included snow capped mountains and glaciers draining down into green meadows with cattle. As a child, he felt compelled to put this compelling scenery into pictures. But his home life and his relationship with his parents did little to nurture his natural artistic yearnings. At age 14, his father guided him into an apprenticeship at a bakery. Mixing raisins, currents, flour and wheat over long hours and hot ovens was not Conrad's idea of a good time. He lobbied his parents for a life in art, and a compromise was reached. Conrad would learn to be a Swiss lace designer. His father argued it was a way to be in art without starving. Conrad studied arts and crafts in Munich, but knew lace designing was not for him. At

Mary Buff at Easel
Mary Buff at her easel, painting a scene
while looking into the light

Portrait of Mary Buff by Conrad Buff
Conrad Buff, Portrait of Mary Buff
Available through Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Self Portait Conrad Buff
Conrad Buff, Rare double sided Self Portrait
Available through
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Conrad Buff Mittens Monument Valley pictured in Painters of the Desert
Conrad Buff painting of Monument Valley's Mittens,
cover art for Painters of the Desert by Ed Ainsworth

age 19, he left Switzerland, his parents, and lace design behind, and headed to America with lots of hope and determination combined with no money, no English skills, no friends, and no contacts.

His first idea was to head to a part of America where Swiss-Americans could help him. He made his way to a Swiss dairying region in southwest Wisconsin. But this idea didn't pan out. The established Swiss dairymen were all too willing to provide him long hard hours with little pay, with the only advantage of hearing his native language. The work was exhausting, and left him little time for art. He soon made up his mind to try a different part of America, and the young man headed west. It took him ten years to get to Los Angeles. Along the way, he was a cowboy, a railroad worker, mule skinner, shepherd, and house painter.

He was most moved by the scenery of the west, especially the vast solitude of the desert, its vast mesas, plunging red cliffs and how light and shadow danced with massive geologic forms.

As World War I was ending around 1918, an opportunity came to Conrad. Artist Edgar Payne had been commissioned to paint hallway murals of outdoor scenes. Payne decided to rent an empty piano factory in Tropico, California and hire artists to work on an assembly line basis. Payne hung up 100 foot long sheets of muslin and sketched out the scenes filled with trees, flowers, lakes, mountains and clouds. Then Payne's helpers went to work. Fred Sayer painted foreground, Jack Wilkinson Smith painted trees, Peter Nielsen painted flowers, and Conrad Buff painted mountains and clouds. With a little money in his pocket, he made his way to the Eastern Sierra and the Owens Valley and to Arizona and made his transition to becoming a serious landscape artist.

As his painting career was taking off, he met and married Mary Marsh. The couple married in 1922. Conrad's career included some commissions for murals for the new Edison Building in Los Angeles, and for banks in California and Arizona.

Mary Buff and Conrad Buff Dancing Cloud

Then came the depression, a setback for the Buffs and for everyone else. But at this time, he met artist Maynard Dixon. Dixon was born in 1875, eleven years older than Buff. Dixon was impressed by Conrad's style and the locale of some of his paintings. As it turned out, Buff had painted in some of the same locales Dixon had painted, and both were amazed at how they saw different things and the striking differences in the paintings they produced. Dixon soon bought property in Utah where he made his home the rest of his life, and the Buffs were frequent visitors.

From these trips came the idea to write children's books of the Navajo. Mary was a teacher and needed material for her classroom. It wasn't long before Conrad had been enlisted as Mary's illustrator.

Conrad Buff and Maynard Dixon at Table
Conrad Buff and Maynard Dixon at Table
Conrad Buff Illustration Dancing Cloud Hogan and Monumentillustration from Dancing Cloud Dash and Dart Cover illustration from Dash and Dart
illustration from Dash and Dart

Their first book was entitled Dancing Cloud, 1937. Now Conrad's seemingly wasted wandering years through the west kicked in. He avidly drew his recollections of Indians, hogans, sheep, burrows, and scenes of the Navajo land. Mary wrote the text first, and then Conrad added art which was integrated with Mary's narrative. The book was quite popular and received high critical praise. Over the next quarter century, Conrad and Mary would write thirteen more books. In 1943, Dash and Dart received a nomination for the Caldecott Medal for illustration. In 1947, 1952, and

1954, Mary's narrative was nominated for the Newberry Medal for The Big Tree, The Apple and the Arrow, and Magic Maize.

Dash and Dart (1943) told the story of twin fawns exploring their forest home. The artwork was done in sepia, very soft drawings of wildlife, butterflies, squirrels, and deer. The rhythmic prose tells the tale of Dash and Dart, brother and sister fawns. They are drawn as real deer, no suggestion of human attributes or dialogue. With respect and childlike innocence and sensitivity, it spoke to children as they too explored the wondrous world around them.

The Big Tree (1947) told the age- old story of a three-thousand year

Mary and Conrad Buff The Big Tree Conrad Buff Illustration Big Tree

old sequoia tree named Wawona, from the time long ago when it was a seed packed into a small cone to the present giant 300 foot tall, having survived twenty-five centuries of attacks from enemies, the most threatening from man and his swinging axes. Then in the last pages of the book, two horsebacked conservationists ride far below Wawona's towering heights and have a conversation, with one of the men reflecting, "I'll never forget what John Muir said about these trees when he was pleading for them to be saved, 'Through all the eventful centuries since Christ's birth, God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanche and a thousand storms. It is left to the American people to save them from the sawmills.'"

The Apple and the Arrow (1952) takes place in 1291 A.D. high in the Swiss Alps, and is an interpretation of the William Tell legend. Walter and his family live among the towering peaks and make their living herding goats. But circumstances resulting from the Swiss revolution against their occupying Austrian overlords places Walter's father in a difficult predicament as he is ordered to aim and shoot the apple off his son's head with his great crossbow. This story has thrilled children challenging their sense of bravery, honor, and resolve for centuries, and the Buffs bring their narrative and illustrative skills to enliven the tale again.

Conrad Buff illustration Big Tree and Deer

Magic Maize (1954) tells the story of a Mayan Indian boy who comes upon a rare piece of jade while he is secretly planting "magic maize." The piece of jade leads to a series of adventures and in the end, even Fabian's father is convinced that the "old and the new" can live in peace.

Conrad and Mary Buff made their home in Eagle Rock, California. Their son, Conrad Buff III and their grandson, Conrad Buff IV were famous in their own right, both extending the family's artistic endeavors. Conrad Buff III was a noted Los Angeles architect, and among his many projects, he built a home for his parents in Eagle Rock. Conrad Buff IV worked as a film editor, winning an Oscar for his work on Titanic in 1998.

Mary and Conrad Buff The Apple and the Arrow Mary and Conrad Buff Magic Maize

Conrad and Mary Buff enjoyed many friends from the artistic community in Los Angeles. During a 2005 visit to Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, Libby Meador, widow of Disney artist Joshua Meador, had high praise for both Conrad and Mary Buff for their warm welcoming when the Meadors arrived in Los Angeles in 1936 and for their long friendship.

(By Daniel Rohlfing)|Conrad Buff's page on our site| Back to the Top
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News from our Gallery
  • GALLERY HOURS are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cell, phone, 510-414-9821
  • Photographer Diane Perry has introduced a new format to the gallery that is proving popular - photographic prints on "wrapped" canvas, of her detailed wildlife and Bodega Bay schenic works.
  • Kathi Hilton Twentyine Palms Art Gallery September 2012

    New Exhibition in the works
    Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's current exhibition, Kathi Hilton and the California Desert
    will next visit the Historical Society of Palm Desert.

    Plans call for an April Exhibition featuring works by Kathi Hilton and well-known Desert Artist, Bill Bender

    The Historical Society of Palm Desert
    72-861 El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert CA.
    Open Oct - May., Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10 - 3 Free Admission.

    Palm Desert Historical Society
    The Historical Society of Palm Desert
  • A replica of the HMS Bounty used for the 1962 film starring Marlon Brando
    which visited Bodega Bay in June, 2008 has sunk during October's Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Coast.
    Story in pictures, National Geographic | Story in our Newsletter, July 2008
    HMS Bounty in Bodega Bay 2008
    HMS Bounty in Bodega Bay, June 2008, just south of Bodega Head
    Bounty Sinking
    HMS Bounty sinking, Hurricane Sandy, October 2012
  • Johannes Verbeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing Johannes Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring
    will be in San Francisco before you know it,
    along with Dutch paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
    Herbst Exhibition Galleries, The de Young Museum, Jan 26 - Jun 2, 2013

    The exhibition features 35 paintings representing 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States are the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665) by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.

What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
Now showing ... Kathi Hilton & the California Desert
plus Bodega Bay resident artists
Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography), and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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The Ren Brown Collection
"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific.
Paul Jacoulet - special woodblock exhibit
http://www.renbrown.com | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
"HOLIDAY SHOW ~~ IMAGINE THE GIFTS"  November 13th ~ December 30th
Local Color Gallery proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists,
painters, sculptors, printmakers photographers and & creators of hand crafted jewelry

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 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

Yesterday and Today

New works by gallery artists and showing the influence of Early California paintings
through December

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

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Sea, Land, City" Triptychs
through December 31, 2012

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243
http://www.quercia-gallery.com | Back to the Top

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
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).
http://www.AnnexGalleries.com | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Landscapes and Gardens by Charles White

Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
http://www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

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.
jeanette@legrue.com / www.LeGrue.com  
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. http://www.TomalesFineArt.com | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
October 20—December 31, 2012 THE LAST WINDOW SHOW: Vintage Collectible Sculpture by Monty Monty
November 16—December 31, 2012 LAST HURRAH Artists Reception: Saturday, November 17, 4—6pm
November 25th (Sunday), 4—6pm Holiday Open House/Community Treelighting Featuring the Susan Comstock Swingtet
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Oct 24 - Dec 2: Pam Lewis "The Great Basin"

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  | artshow@gratongallery.com
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

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IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477
http://www.artbodega.com | Lorenzo@ArtBodega.com | Back to the Top

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.
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant)
http://www.westcountydesign.com | Back to the Top

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis

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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.

Reception Oct 13, 5 - 8 pm

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952
http://www.calabigallery.com |Back to the Top
Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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
El Dia De Los Muertos, 2012
http://www.petalumaartscouncil.org | Back to the Top

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
(See their new website!)

Special Exhibition: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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 locaiton on Google Maps

Disney Museum Exterior Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum
The William S. Paley Collection:
A Taste for Modernism

Sept 15 - Dec 30

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Royal Treasures from the Louvre
Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette
Nov 17 - Mar 17

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

- The Radical Camera:
New York's Photo League, 1936-1951through Jan 21
- California Dreaming
Jewish Life in the Bay Area from
the Gold Rush to the Present
through Apr 28
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Oakland Museum of California

ongoing Gallery of California Art
showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton

through Dec 30

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San Francisco

-Photography by Doug Rickhard, a virtual roadtrip via Google Maps to places where unemployment is high and opportunities are few. Link

Selections from the SFMOMA Collection

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Thomas Cole's Peace at Sunset
Through Jan 13

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

NAME DROPPING, through Dec 9

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery

Art of the Cross, through Dec 16
Nyame Brown: John Henry’s
Adventures in a Post-Black World,
 through Dec 9
Missions of Will Sparks, through Dec 9

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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 Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

The Art of Handmade Paper,Oct 12 through Dec 12

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Grace Hudson Museum

The Comprehensive Keith: A Centeniel Tribute
through Jan 27

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,

including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham,
Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero.
The green roof building on Wharf Street
is the Bolinas Museum)
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art
through Nov 18

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

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.

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Monterey Museum of Art
Chuck Close: Works on Paper
through Feb 17
Monterey Now: Annette Corcoran
through Dec 31

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collecion

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum

American Chronicles:
The Art of Norman Rockwell
Nov 10 through Feb 3, 2013l

http://www.crockerartmuseum.org Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
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
The Irvine Museum

Autumn's Glory, Winter's Grace
   through Jan 17
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Permanent Collection

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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

Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Museum of California Art

White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre
through Feb 24
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
through Jan 6

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.

Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013

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

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer
and The Life Line
through Dec 6

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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus

Opening May 19
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