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California Art - Books

California Art - Guidebooks

Alexandra Chappell, ed.
City by the Bay: San Francisco in Art and Literature
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002

Includes Ansel Adams, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Joan Didion, Richard Diebenkorn,
Dashiell Hammett, Jack Kerouac, Dorothea Lange, Jack London, Armistead Maupin,
Amy Tan, Wayne Thiebaud, Mark Twain, and others.

Kevin Bruce
Large Art in Small Places
Discovering the California Mural Towns

Ten Speed Press, 2009

Gloria Gerace
Urban Surprises: A Guide to Public Art in Los Angeles
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept,
Princeton Architectural Press/Balcony Press, 2002

John Villani
Art Towns California
Norton, 2008

Visual Arts - Historical

Suzanne Abel-Vidor, Dot Brovarney, and Susan Billy
Remember Your Relations: The Elsie Allen Baskets, Family & Friends

Ehrhard Bahr
Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles
and the Crisis of Modernism

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press

Craig D. Bates and Martha J. Lee
Tradition and Innovation:
A Basket History of the Indians of the Yosemite-Mono Lake Area

Yosemite Association, 1991

Brian Bibby,
The Fine Art of California Indian Basketry
Berkeley,CA: Heyday

Nancy Boas,
The Society of Six: California Colorists
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997

Gordon H. Chang, Mark Johnson and Paul Karlstrom, eds
Asian American Art - A History, 1850-1970
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008

Daniell Cornell and Mark Dean Johnson
Asian/American/Modern Art - Shifting Currents, 1900-1970
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 2008

Victoria Dailey, Natalie Shivers, and Michael Dawson
LA's Early Moderns: Art/Architecture/Photography
Princeton Architectural Press/Balcony Press, 2004

Covers Galka Scheyer, Walter and Louise Arensberg, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler,
Will Connell, Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, Edward Weston,
John Cage, Anais Nin, Jake Zeitlin, Merle Armitage, Harriet and Sam Freeman,
and many others

Janice T. Driesbach, Harvey L. Jones, and Katherine Church Holland,
Art of the Goldrush, Oakland Museum of California,
Crocker Art Museum, and University of California Press, 1998

Susan Ehrlich, ed.
Pacific Dreams: Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art, 1934-1957
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA (at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Oakland Museum, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art), 1995

William H. Gerdts and Will South
California Impressionism
NY, Abbeville Press, 1998

Includes work by Franz Bischoff, Alson Clark, Joseph Raphael, Guy Rose,
William Wendt, John Frost, Evelyn McCormick, Bruce Nelson, and many others

Hearst Art Gallery,
Early Artists of the Bohemian Club
Moraga, CA: Hearst Art Gallery, St Mary's College of California, 2002
Essay by Ann Harlow, exhibition curated by Julie Armistead and Nancy Ferreira

Mark Hilbert and Michael Trotter
Everyday Life In California: Regional Watercolors 1930-1960
California Heritage Museum
(available from California
includes work by Milford Zornes, Emil Kosa, Jr., Millard Sheets,
Rex Brandt, Phil Paradise, Lee Blair, Dong Kingman and others

Edan Milton Hughes
Artists in California, 1786-1940
Published by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Mark Dean Johnson
At Work: The Art of California Labor
Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books

Harvey L. Jones
Twilight and Reverie - California Tonalist Paintings (1890-1930)
Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum of California, 1995

Includes Arthur and Lucia Matthews, George Innes, Granville Redmond,
Charles Rollo Peters, William Keith, Eugene Neuhaus, Gottardo Piazzoni and others

Bruce Kamerling
100 Years of Art in San Diego:
Selections from the Collection of the San Diego Historical Society"

San Diego: San Diego Historical Society, 1991

Birgitta Hjalmarson
Artful Players: Artistic Life in Early San Francisco
Foreword by William H. Gerdts
Glenndale, CA, Balcony Press, 1999

Susan Landauer,
California Impressionists
Irvine Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games,
Berkeley, CA: University of Califonia Press, 1996

Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last
California Style: California Watercolor Artists, 1925-1955
Beverly Hills, CA: Hillcrest Press, 1985

Gordon McClelland and Jay Last
California Watercolors 1850 - 1970: An Illustrated History and Biographical Dictionary
Hillcrest Press, 2002
(available from Crunruh Books)

Kathleen Manning
San Francisco Early Prints: 1848-1900
A Limited Edition Portfolio
Sausalito, CA: Windgate Press

William C. Miesse with Robyn G. Peterson
Sudden and Solitary: Mount Shasta and Its Artistic Legacy, 1841-2008
Heyday, 2008

Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media
Los Angeles, Dustin Publications, 1998

Edith Hopps Powell
San Francisco's Heritage in Art Glass
Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing, 1976

Scott A. Shields,
Artists at Continent's End, The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907
Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, February, 2006

includes Jules Tavernier, William Keith, Charles Rollo Peters, Arthur Mathews,
Evelyn McCormick, Francis McComas, Gottardo Piazzoni, Arnold Genthe, and others

Arnold Skolnick
Paintings of California
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997

Eva Slater
Panamint Shoshone Basketry: An American Art Form
Berkeley, CA: Heyday

Patricia Trenton, William H. Gerdts
California Light 1900 - 1930
Laguna Art Museum

Ruth Lilly Westphal,
Plein Air Painters of California, The North
Westphal Publishing, 1986

(available from Crunruh Books)
Includes work by Arthur Mathews, E. S Charlton Fortune, Armin Hansen,
Joseph Raphael, Emil Carlsen, Colin Campbell Cooper, and many others
__ Terry St. John, "The Society of Six"
in Plein Air Painters of California, The North
(Traditional Fine Arts Organization website)

Ruth Lilly Westphal
Plein Air Painters of California, The Southland
Westphal Publishing, 1982

Includes William Wendt, George Gardner Symons, Edgar Payne and Guy Rose,
Joseph Kleitsch, Donna Schuster, and Alfred Mitchell
(available from Crunruh Books)

Visual Arts - Historical - Individual Artists

Visual Arts - Historical - Photographers

Victoria Dailey, Natalie Shivers, and Michael Dawson
LA's Early Moderns: Art/Architecture/Photography
Princeton Architectural Press/Balcony Press, 2004

Covers Galka Scheyer, Walter and Louise Arensberg, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler,
Will Connell, Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, Edward Weston,
John Cage, Anais Nin, Jake Zeitlin, Merle Armitage, Harriet and Sam Freeman,
and many others

Thomas W. Fels
Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography 1849-1950
Santa Barbara Museum of Art/Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1992

with essays by Therese Heyman, David Travis

Stacey McCarroll
California Dreamin': Camera Clubs and the Pictorial Photography Tradition
Boston, MA: Boston University Art Gallery, 2004

San Francisco Views - 1850-1915
Sausalito, CA: Windgate Press

Photographers include Eadweard Muybridge,
Isaiah West Taber, Carleton Watkins, and Balfe D. Johnson

Richard Steven Street
Photographing Farmworkers in California
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004

Foreword by Kevin Starr

Visual Arts - Contemporary

Thomas Albright,
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985

Stephanie Barron, Sheri Bernstein, and Ilene Susan Fort,
Made in California - Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000

with essays by Stephanie Barron, Sheri Bernstein, Michael Dear,
Howard N. Fox, and Richard Rodriguez

Sheila Braufman,
Jewish Themes, Northern California Artists
Berkeley, CA: Magnes Museum, 1987.

Karin Breuer, Ruth E. Fine, and Steven A. Nash
Thirty-five Years at Crown Point Press
Making Prints, Doing Art

University of California Press, 1997 (in association with The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Kathan Brown,
Why Draw a Landscape,
San Francisco, CA: Crown Point Press, 1999

Alexandra Chappell, Ed.,
City by the Bay: San Francisco in Art and Literature
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002

Includes Ansel Adams, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Joan Didion, Richard Diebenkorn,
Dashiell Hammett, Jack Kerouac, Dorothea Lange, Jack London, Armistead Maupin,
Amy Tan, Wayne Thiebaud, Mark Twain, and others.

Meiling Cheng,
In Other Los Angeleses Multicentric Performance Art
Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press, 2002

Rene di Rosa
Local Color - The di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1999
Essays and forwards by Tessa deCarlo, Maria Porges,
Rene di Rosa and Richard Reisman
includes work by Squeak Carnwath, Imogen Cunningham, Alan Rath,
Ruth Bernhard, Bruce Conner, Peter Saul, James Barsness, David Best,
Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, and many others.

Henry Hopkins
California Painters: New Work
Chronicle Books, 1989

Kit Duane and Michelle Kellman, eds
Craft of Northern California: Ceramics, Glass, Metal, Jewelry, Textiles, Wood

Berkeley, CA, Alcove Books, 2003

Margaret Dubin
The Dirt is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California
Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books

Hilarie Faberman
Fired at Davis: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture
by Robert Arneson, Visiting Professors, and Students
at the University of California at Davis

from the Paula and Ross Turk Collection
Stanford, CA: Cantor Arts Center, 2005

Kurt Edward Fishback
Art in Residence
(book of photographs of California artists)

Suzanne Foley,
Space/Time/Sound, Conceptual Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: The 70s
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1980
includes work by Tom Marioni, sculptor/performance artist Richard Alpert, Howard Fried,
Bonnie Sherk, Alan Scarritt, Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds, Darryl Sapien, Terry Fox,
Paul Kos, Linda Montano, Lynn Hershman, Mel Henderson, Stephen Laub, Paul Cotton, John Woodall,
and others.

Diana Burgess Fuller and Daniela Salvioni
Art/Women/California, 1950-2000

University of California Press and the San Jose Museum of Art
includes sections written by Adrienne Rich, Whitney Chadwick,
Paula Gunn Allen, Angela Y. Davis, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Janice Mirikitani,
and many others

Catherine Grenier
Los Angeles, 1955-1985
Paris, France, Centre Pompidou, 2006

Doug Harvey, ed.
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain
Smart Art Press and the Irvine Fine Arts Center, 2004.
Includes Judith Scott, Noah Erenberg, Greg Pelner, Donald Mitchell,
Tammy Brackens, John McKenzie, Michael Bernard Loggins,
and others.
Catalogue of an exibition of California artists with developmental differences.
Curated by Elena Mary Siff. At Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica.

Hecho En Califas: The Last Decade 1990-1999
Edited by Rebecca Nevarez and Julie Reynolds
Catalog of exhibition curated by Richard Alexander Lou and
Rebecca Nevarez
Introduction: Rose Marie Cano
Essays by Richard Alexander Lou, Lorenza Muñoz,
and Gómez-Peña
Dedicated to Alida Amabile

Here and Now:
Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collection

The Oakland Museum, March 11 - May 8, 1994.
Essays by Phil Linhares, Rene di Rosa

Barbara Isenberg
State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work
Ivan R. Dee, 2005

Mark Johnstone, Leslie Aboud Holzman
Epicenter: San Francisco Bay Area Art Now
Chronicle Books, 2002

Caroline A. Jones
Bay Area Figurative Art 1950-1965
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989

Paul J. Karlstrom, ed.
On the Edge of America, California Modernist Art, 1900-1950
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996

Suzanne Lacy
Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art
Bay Press, 1994

Susan Landauer
The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996

Elaine Levin,
Movers & Shakers in American Ceramics: Defining Twentieth Century Ceramics
A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly

American Ceramic Society, 2003
Includes work by Ralph Bacerra, Otto and Vivika Heino, Luckman Glasgow,
Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, Judy Chicago, Stephen De Staebler, Otto Natzler,
Marilyn Levine, John Roloff, Jerry Rothman, Frans Wildenhain,
and Marguerite Wildenhain

Carl E. Loeffler and Darlene Tong,
Performance Anthology: Source Book for a Decade of California Performance Art
San Francisco: Last Gasp/Contemporary Performance Arts Press, 1989

The Magic Show: An International Mail Art Exhibition,
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 1983
Essay: Elena Siff, Catalogue Notes: Jeff Greenwald
includes Nancy Webber, Leslie Caldera, Harry Reese, Richard Ross, Astrid Preston, Madame X, and many others

Judy Malloy, ed.
Women, Art and Technology
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003

Includes California artists Helen Mayer Harrison, Sonya Rapoport, Lynn Hershman,
Pauline Oliveros, Brenda Laurel, Pamela Z, Valerie Soe, Diane Fenster, and more

Peter Plagens,
Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000

Otto B. Rigan
New Glass
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Book Company, 1976
Photographs by Charles Frizzell
Includes work by Jad King, Fred Abrams, Peter Mollica, Dan Fenton,
Casey Lewis, Sanford Barnett, Narcissus Quagliata, Judy Jansen,
Kristin Newton, Elizabeth Devereaux Tallant, Richard Posner,
Kathie Stackpole Bunnell, Bill Cummings and Hilda Sachs,
Judy Raffael, James Hubbell, and Paul Marioni

Heath Schenker, Editor
Picturing California's Other Landscape: The Great Central Valley
published in conjunction with The Haggin Museum
Berkeley, CA: Heyday

Eva Schlegel
L.A. Women. Artists and Architects
Vienna, 2005
(available from D.A.P.)
__ Eva Schlegel

Peter Selz,
Art of Engagement - Visual Politics in California and Beyond
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, January 2006

with an essay by Susan Landauer

Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present
Curated by Elena Mary Siff
Essays: Gordon Wagner, Ann Ayres, Diana Zlotnick, George Herms;
Santa Barbara, CA Contemporary Arts Forum 1986

Includes: Kim Abeles, Bob Anderson, David Avalos, Edmund Bereal, Wallace Berman,
John Bernhardt, Martin Bernstein, Robin Bush, Leslie Caldera, Kai Bob Cheng,
John Cushing, Elaine Miller David, Loretta DeGrandis, Bill Dietsch, Bradford Edwards,
Melvin Edwards, Boyd Elder,Michael Farber, Sabato Fiorello, Llyn Foulkes,
Charles Frazier, Karen Fuson, Simone Gad, Phillip Garner, Don Gasiewicz,
Shirley Glass, Louis Goodman, George Herms, Anna Holmer, Bruce Houston,
Sandra Jackman, Ray Jacob, Clare Johnson, Daniel LaRue Johnson,
Edward Kienholz, Janice lowry, Barry Markowitz, Fred Mason, Michael C. McMillen,
Ron Miyashiro, Steven Dean Moore, Michard Allen Morris, Phillip Orlando,
John Outterbridge, Aage Pedersen, Richard and Shirley Pettibone, Noah Purifoy,
Dave Quick, Edward V. Quoss, Alfred Ramirez, Almita Ranstrom, James Risser,
Ronald G. Robertson, Nancy Rubbins, Alison Saar, Italo Scanga, Ellen Shriebman Salk,
Jill Sattler, Bettye Saar, John Schroeder, Arthur Secunda, Suzanne Siegel, Elena Siff,
Sylvia Salazar Simpson, Deborah Small, Alver Smith, Ruth C. Snyder, Randolph Sommer,
Mim Spertus, Erika Suderburg, Ben Talbert, William Tunberg,
Jeffery Vallance, Robin Lee VanLear, Gordon Wagner, Nancy Youdelman

Mary Stofflet
California Cityscapes,
San Diego, CA: The San Diego Museum of Art, 2001

Watts: Art and Social Change in Los Angeles, 1965-2002
Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University,The Haggerty Museum of Art, 2003

John C. Welchman, ed.
Recent Pasts - Art in Southern California
from the 90s to Now
, SoCCAS Symposium Vol. I
Southern California Consortium of Art Schools/JRP/Ringier

Cécile Whiting,
Pop L.A. - Art and the City in the 1960s
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006

Stephen Wilson
Information Arts
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003

Visual Arts - Contemporary, - Individual Artists

Visual Arts - Contemporary - Photographers

Louise Katzman
Photograpy in California, 1945-1980
NY: Hudson Hills Press
in Association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (SFMOMA) 1984
Foreword by Henry T. Hopkins
Introduction by Van Deren Coke

Marla Kennedy and Ben Stiller, with Jane Brown and Craig Krull, eds.,
Looking At Los Angeles
Metropolis Books, 2005

Includes photographs by: John Baldessari, Kaucyila Brooke, William Claxton,
Will Connell, John Divola, Christina Fernandez, Helen K. Garber, Anthony Hernandez,
Dennis Keeley, Viggo Mortensen, Karin A. Mueller,
Catherine Opie, Bill Owens, Ed Ruscha, Catherine Wagner
Garry Winogrand, and many others.
Essay by David L. Ulin.

Troy Paiva
Night Vision, The Art of Urban Exploration
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2008

Richard Steven Street
Photographing Farmworkers in California
Stanford University Press, 2004

Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
NY: Distributed Art Publishers, 2003

Lew Thomas,
Structural(ism) and Photography
San Francisco, CA, NFS Press, 1978

  • Carrie Mae Weems
    __Carrie Mae Weems: Recent Work
    by Carrie Mae Weems, Thomas Piche, Thelma Golden
    George Braziller and Everson Museum of Art, 2003

Museums and Galleries - Catalog Lists

California Heritage Museum - Books

Crocker Art Museum - Publications

Hearst Art Gallery, St Mary's College of California

Koplin Del Rio Gallery - Catalogues

The Irvine Museum Publications

John Natsoulas Gallery

Oakland Museum of California - Books & Media

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Publications

Louis Stern Finearts - Publications

Visual Arts - In Depth Web Sites/Articles

Tee A. Corinne, Lesbian Photography on the U.S. West Coast: 1972-1997


See also California Writers, Poets, Playwrights, Journalists

Christopher Buckley and Gary Young, eds,
The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place
Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books

Christopher Buckley, David Oliveira, and M.L. Williams, eds,
How Much Earth:The Fresno Poets, Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books

Alexandra Chappell, ed.
City by the Bay: San Francisco in Art and Literature
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002
Includes Ansel Adams, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Joan Didion, Richard Diebenkorn,
Dashiell Hammett, Jack Kerouac, Dorothea Lange, Jack London, Armistead Maupin,
Amy Tan, Wayne Thiebaud, Mark Twain, and others.

Michael Davidson, ed.
The San Francisco Renaissance: Poetics and Community at Mid-Century
Cambridge University Press, Reprint edition, 1991.

Mathias de Breyne
The Baby Beats & The 2nd San Francisco Renaissance
Cullowhee, NC: New Native Press and France: La Main Courante, 2006
includes CD with readings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima,
Bob Kaufman, Jack Hirschman, Jack Micheline,
Cole Swensen, Ken Wainio, Thomas Rain Crowe and others.

Shonda Buchanan
Voices from Leimert Park: a poetry anthology
Tsehai Publishers, 2006

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,
William E. Justice, and James Quay, eds.
California Uncovered:
Stories for the 21st Century

Berkeley, CA: Heyday
Published in Collaboration
with the California Council for the Humanities

Margaret Dubin,
The Dirt is Red Here:
Art and Poetry from Native California

Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books

Ida Rae Egli, ed,
No Rooms of Their Own: Women Writers of Early California, 1849-1869
Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 1992

Gail Rudd Entrekin and Kathryn Napier Stull, Eds
Sierra Songs & Descants:
Poetry and Prose of the Sierra

Nevada City, CA: Hip Pocket Press

Dana Gioia, Chryss Yost, and Jack Hicks,
California Poetry From the Gold Rush to the Present
University of Santa Clara/Heyday Books

Jack Grapes, ed.
Twelve Los Angeles Poets
Los Angeles, CA: Bombshelter Press, 2001
Work by Ruth Bavetta, Chiwan Choi, Sharon Duncan,
Alan Fox, James Gregory, Jean Katz, Wayne Liebman,
Candace Moore, Susan Salomon Neiman, Caron Perkal,
Elaine Warick, and Vicki Whicker

Robert Hass and Jessica Fisher, eds.,
The Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley's Poetry Walk
Heyday Books

Healdsburg Literary Guild
A Day in the Life of Healdsburg
Healdsburg Literary Guild, 2008

Sonoma County writers
(available from Booklocker)

Rick Heide,
Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California

Jack Hicks, James D. Houston, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Al Young, eds,
The Literature of California, Volume 1
Native American Beginnings to 1945

The University of California Press, 2000

Ava Fran Kahn
Jewish Voices of the California Goldrush
A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Detroit, MI, Wayne State University Press, 2002

Brenda Knight
Women of the Beat Generation:
The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution

New York: Conari, 1996

The Los Angeles Bards Live In Pasadena
Hen House Studios

Peter Maravelis, ed
San Francisco Noir
NY:NY, The Little Bookroom, 2005

Eddie Muller, Alejandro Murguia, Sin Sorracco, Alvin Lu,
John Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nisbet,
and David Henry Sterry
(available from Akashic Books)

Jim Miller,
Sunshine/Noir Writing From San Diego and Tijuana
San Diego City Works Press, 2005

Michael Miller and Ben Trigg, eds.
Carving in Bone: An Anthology of Orange County Poetry
Anaheim, CA: Moon Tide Press

Includes Hope Alvarado, Brendan Constantine, Mifanwy Kaiser,
Michael Kramer, Chelsea Kurnick, Lee Mallory, Mary McIlvaine,
Eric Morago, Steve Ramirez, G. Murray Thomas, Shawn Marie Turi,
Gabriela Anaya Valdepena

John Miller. ed.
San Francisco Stories - Great Writers on the City
Chronicle Books, 2004

New California Poetry Series
University of California Press

Jonah Raskin
Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, Fugitives
Northern California Writers and Their Work

Running Wolf Press, 2004

Times Ten: Anthology of Northern California Poets
Concord, CA: Small Poetry Press, 1997
work by David Alpaugh, Richard Callin, Sharon Fain,
Forrest Hamer, Jamie Irons, Lynne Knight, Melody Lacina,
Kathleen Lynch, Lisa Sitkin, and John Waldman

Paul Vangelisti and Evan Calbi
L.A. Exile: A Guide to Los Angeles Writing, 1932-1998
NY, Marsilio, 1999

Manuel J. Vélez, ed.
La Calaca Review
poetry and prose by Chicano authors
San Diego, Calaca Press

Francisco Alarcón, Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado, Olga Angelina García Echeverría,
tatiana de la tierra, Marc Pinate, Frances Marie Treviño,
Rich Yañez and many others

Donna Wares, ed. My California: Journeys by Great Writers
Introduction by Pico Iyer
Angel City Press, 2004

Includes writing by Michael Chabon, Thomas Steinbeck, Dana Gioia,
Matt Warshaw, Patt Morrison, T. Jefferson Parker, Edward Humes, Mark Arax,
Deanne Stillman, Rubén Martínez, Percival Everett,
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Mary Mackey, Gerald Haslam, Aimee Liu,
D.J. Waldie, H,ctor Tobar, Firoozeh Dumas, devorah major, Carolyn See,
Chryss Yost, Anh Do, Derek M. Powazek, Daniel Weintraub, David Kipen,
Veronique de Turenne

Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Lauren Stuart Muller and Jana Sequoya Magdaleno, eds
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women
Oxford University Press, 2008

Judy Yung, Gordon H. Chang, and Him Mark Lai
Chinese American Voices - From the Gold Rush to the Present
Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 2006

Literature - Writers' Lives and Letters

See also California Writers, Poets, Playwrights, Journalists

  • Mary Austin
    __ Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson
    Mary Austin and the American West
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009

    __ Kevin Hearle, ed.
    Essential Mary Austin
    Berkeley, CA: Heyday

    __ Mary Austin's Regionalism: Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography
    Charlottesville, VA, University of Virginia Press, 2004

  • Richard Brautigan
    John F. Barber, ed.
    Richard Brautigan
    Essays on the Writings and Life

    Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2007

  • María Amparo Ruiz de Burton
    __Amelia María de la Luz Montes
    and Anne Elizabeth Goldman
    María Amparo Ruiz de Burton
    Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives

    Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2004

  • Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
    __ Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
    The Shirley Letters:
    From the California Mines, 1851-1852

    Introduction by Marlene Smith-Baranzini

  • John Fante
    __ Stephen Cooper
    Full of Life - A Biography of John Fante
    Santa Monica, CA: Angel City Press

  • Allen Ginsberg
    __ Jonah Raskin
    American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl
    and the Making of the Beat Generation

    Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 2004

  • Barbara Guest
    Barbara Guest
    Forces of Imagination: Writing On Writing
    drawings by Laurie Reid
    Kelsey Street Press, 2003

  • June Jordan
    Valerie Kinloch
    June Jordan Her Life and Letters
    Praeger Publishers, 2006

  • Jack Kerouac
    __Kevin J. Hayes, ed.
    Conversations with Jack Kerouac
    University Press of Mississippi

  • Jack London
    __ Jonah Raskin, ed
    The Radical Jack London
    Writings on War and Revolution

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008

  • Carey McWilliams
    __ Peter Richardson,
    American Prophet - The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams
    Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2005

  • Frank Norris
    __Frank Norris Collected Letters
    Compiled by Jesse S. Crisler
    William Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner
    Book Club of California

  • John Steinbeck
    __ Susan Shillinglaw
    with photos by Nancy Burnett
    A Journey into Steinbeck's California
    Berkeley, CA: Roaring Forties Press

    __ Rick Wartzman
    Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of The Grapes of Wrath
    NY, NY: Public Affairs, 2008

  • Wallace Stegner
    __ Page Stegner, ed
    The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner
    Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007

    __ Page Stegner, ed
    Wallace Stegner's West
    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2008

  • Amy Tan
    Natalie M. Rosinsky
    Amy Tan: Author and Storyteller
    Compass Point Books, 2007
    Music - Historical

    Arthur Bloomfield
    50 Years of the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Book Company,
    San Francisco, CA, 1972

    David W. Bernstein
    The San Francisco Tape Music Center
    1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde

    University of California Press, 2008

    Peter La Chapelle
    Proud to Be an Okie
    Cultural Politics, Country Music, and
    Migration to Southern California

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007

    Joan Chatfield-Taylor
    San Francisco Opera : The First Seventy-Five Years
    Chronicle Books, 1997

    Father Owen Francis Da Silva, O.F.M.,
    Mission Music of California:
    A Collection of Old California Mission Hymns and Masses

    New York : Da Capo Press, 1978,
    (reprint of 1941 edition published by Los Angeles:
    Warren F. Lewis, 1941, 1954)

    Gerald Haslam, with Alexandra Haslam Russell and Richard Chon
    Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California
    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2005

    Mary Dominic Ray,
    Gloria Dei : the story of California mission music
    Sacramento, Calif., State of California, Dept. of Parks and Recreation
    in cooperation with the California State Parks Foundation
    and the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of California, 1975.

    Jose Rodriguez, ed,
    Music and dance in California
    compiled by William J. Perlman,
    Hollywood: Bureau of Musical Research, 1940

    David Schneider
    The San Francisco Symphony: Music, Maestros, and Musicians
    Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1983

    Catherine Parsons Smith
    Making Music in Los Angeles - Transforming the Popular
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007

    Tom Stoddard
    Jazz on the Barbary Coast
    California Historical Society, Heyday Books,
    San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation, 1998

    includes Jelly Roll Morton, Sid LeProtti, Reb Spikes, Wesley Fields,
    Alfred Levy, Charlie "Duke" Turner, and more

    Music - Contemporary

    Peter Belsito,
    Hardcore California: A History of Punk and New Wave
    San Francisco: Last Gasp

    Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette,
    William Green, Steve Isoardi,
    Jack Kelson, Horace Tapscott,
    Gerald Wilson, and Marl Young
    Central Avenue Sounds
    Jazz in Los Angeles

    Berkeley, CA, University of California Press

    John Cain
    Life's A Good Gig-A Gringo musician's journey
    into the world of Latin music
    , 2007

    Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Eddie S. Meadows, Editors,
    California Soul - Music of African Americans in the West
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998

    Brian Edge, ed.
    924 Gilman
    AK Press, 2004

    Anthony Fawcett
    California Rock California Sound:
    The Music of Los Angeles and Southern California

    Los Angeles: Reed, 1978

    Barney Hoskyns
    Hotel California: The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash,
    Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles,
    and Their Many Friends

    Wiley, 2007

    Stephen Joseph Loza
    Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American music in Los Angeles
    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993
    includes Los Lobos, Eddie Cano, Lalo Guerrero, and Willie Herrón. among others

    David Reyes and Tom Waldman
    Land of a Thousand Dances: Chicano rock 'n' roll from Southern California
    Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1998

    Tom Stoddard
    Jazz on the Barbary Coast
    California Historical Society, Heyday Books,
    San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation, 1998

    includes Jelly Roll Morton, Sid LeProtti, Reb Spikes, Wesley Fields, Alfred Levy, Charlie "Duke" Turner, and more.

    Allan Ulrich,
    The art of film music:
    A tribute to California's film composers

    the Oakland Museum, 1976

    Michael Walker
    Laurel Canyon:
    The Inside Story of Rock-And-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood

    Faber & Faber, 2006

    Joseph Zitt
    Surprise Me with Beauty: The Music of Human Systems
    Metatron Press, 2006

    Music - in Depth Web Sites/Articles

    The History of Music in California (Standing Stones)

    Jim Horton, The History of Experimental Music in Northern California

    Mark Van Proyen,
    "Moshpit Metaphysics: The Politics of Punk in San Francisco 1976",

    Bad Subjects, Issue #56, Summer 2001


  • Christensen Brothers
    __ Sally Bailey, Striving For Beauty:
    A Memoir of the Christensen Brothers' San Francisco Ballet

    Philadelphia: PA, Xlibris, 2003

    __ Debra Hickenlooper Sowell,
    The Christensen Brothers - An American Dance Epic
    Routledge, 1998

  • Isadora Duncan
    __ Isadora Duncan
    My Life

    Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1996

    Sabrina Jones
    Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography
    Hill and Wang, 2008

    __Peter Kurth,
    Isadora, A Sensational Life
    NY: Little Brown, 2001.

  • Anna Halprin
    Janice Ross
    Anna Halprin - Experience as Dance - Anna Halprin
    University of California Press

  • Michio Ito
    Caldwell, Helen,
    Michio Ito: The Dancer and his Dances
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1977.

    Renee Renouf, "San Francisco Ballet History", Ballet Magazine,
    October 1999

    Rodriguez, Jose, ed,
    Music and dance in California
    compiled by William J. Perlman,
    Hollywood: Bureau of Musical Research, 1940


    Harry Justin Elam
    Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of
    Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka

    Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1997

    Eli Simon
    Masking Unmasked: Four Approaches to Basic Acting
    Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

    Film - Individual Artists

    Murray Garrett
    Hollywood Candid - A Photographer Remembers
    Abrams Books, 2000

    Hirschfeld's Hollywood: The Film Art of Al Hirschfeld
    text by David Leopold
    NY: Abrams, 2001


    Baer, Kurt,
    Architecture of the California Missions,
    University of California Press, 1958.

    Reyner Banham,
    "Los Angeles The Architecture of Four Ecologies"
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press

    Anne Bloomfield and Arthur Bloomfield
    Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights
    Illustrated by Kit Haskell

    John Galen Howard
    Sally B. Woodbridge
    John Galen Howard and the University of California -
    The Design of a Great Public University Campus

    Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 2003

    Phoebe S. Kropp
    California Vieja - Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006

    Esther McCoy
    Five California Architects
    2nd ed, Hennessey & Ingalls, 1975
    includes Bernard Maybeck, Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene,
    and R.M. Schindler

    Elizabeth McMillan, Melba Levick,
    "Casa California:
    Spanish-Style Houses from Santa Barbara to San Clemente"

    Rizzoli, 1996

    Douglas Congdon-Martin and Robert Winter
    Arts & Crafts: The California Home
    California Heritage Museum/Schiffer Publishing, 1998

    Kathryn Masson,
    Santa Barbara Style
    Rizzoli, 2001

    Kathryn Masson,
    Sonoma Valley Style - At Home in California's Wine Country
    photographer: Steven Brooke, NY: Rizzoli, 2005

    Patrick Pascal
    Kesling Modern Structures:
    Popularizing Modern Design in Southern California 1934-1962

    Introduction by David Gebhard
    Glendale, CA, Balcony Press

    Paige Rense, ed.
    Hollywood At Home
    NY: Abrams, 2005

    Diane Dorrans Saeks,
    San Francisco Style
    Chronicle Books, 2004

    Eva Schlegel
    L.A. Women. Artists and Architects
    Vienna, 2005
    (available from D.A.P.)
    __ Eva Schlegel

    Tim Street-Porter,
    The Los Angeles House:
    Decoration And Design In America's 20th Century City

    Hennessey & Ingalls, 2005

    Marc Treib, Editor
    An Everyday Modernism The Houses of William Wurster
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996

    Mary Whitesides
    Wine Country Architecture & Interiors
    Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2004

    Robert Winter, Ed,
    Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California
    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1997

    Sally B. Woodbridge and John M. Woodbridge,
    San Francisco Architecture
    An Illustrated Guide to the Outstanding Buildings,
    Public Art Works, And Parks In The Bay Area Of California

    Ten Speed Press, 2005

    Art Education

    Lisa Adams
    Los Angeles: Peeps' Island Press, 1999

    Valerie Kinloch
    June Jordan Her Life and Letters
    Praeger Publishers, 2006

    Pauline Oliveros
    Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice
    iUniverse, 2005

    Natalie M. Rosinsky
    Amy Tan: Author and Storyteller
    Compass Point Books, 2007

    Eli Simon
    Masking Unmasked: Four Approaches to Basic Acting
    Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

    Anna Deavere Smith
    Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-up Advice on Making a Life
    in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

    Anchor, 2006

    Morton Subotnick's "Creating Music" (website)

    Art California Home

    California Arts and Humanities Institutions

    Film Artists
    Visual Artists
    New Media
    Broadcast Media

    Event Calendars
    Museums, Art Spaces, Galleries
    Literary Publishers, Places

    Arts Web Portals
    Visual Artists - Registries
    Musicians - Registries
    Writers - Registries

    Art Schools
    Artists Residencies
    Arts Education

    Critics and Curators
    Arts Magazines
    Newspapers, Magazines

    Art Councils, Organizations

    Athletic Teams

    Cultural Heritage
    California Living

    Advocacy, Service
    Exhibitions, Collections

    California Songs


    Critics, Curators, Founders, Directors, and Advocates

    This section focuses on people who have written about or presented the
    work of California arts and artists. California-based Art Historians in other fields
    are listed under Nonfiction - Historians

    Visual Arts and Architecture - Critics, Curators, Founders, Directors, and Advocates

    Visual Arts Critics and Curators - Historical

    Thomas Albright
    (died May 1984)

    Gene Autry
    (Autry National Center)

    Wallace Berman

    Sister Karen Boccalero
    (d. 1997)
    (LA Times)

    William Clapp
    (Karges Fine Art)

    Karen Jepson Ciraulo

    Brother Fidelis Cornelius
    (1877-1962) press_releases/muir_keith_house_exhibit.html
    (Sierra Club)
    (Edan Hughes)

    Edwin Bryant Crocker
    Margaret Eleanor Rhodes Crocker
    (Crocker Art Museum)

    L. Clarice Davis

    Ruth K. Franklin
    (Stanford Report)

    Seymour Fromer
    (1922-2009) (NY Times)
    (J Weekly

    J. Paul Getty
    (1892 - 1976)

    Armand Hammer

    Therese Thau Heyman
    _ (UC Berkeley)
    (Oakland Museum of California)

    Judith Hoffberg

    Joan Hugo

    Carl Loeffler
    (SF Chronicle)

    Charles Fletcher Lummis
    (Southwest Museum of the American Indian)

    Nancy Newhall
    (1908-1974) (Wikipedia)

    Peter Palmquist
    (1936-2003) (LA TImes)

    John Petersen
    (San Diego Union-Tribune)

    Arlene Raven
    (Women Artists of the American West)

    Robert Sobieszek

    Ted Streshinsky
    (1923-2003) (ASMP)

    Christine Tamblyn
    (Video History Project/Afterimage)

    Rev. Joseph Worcester
    (San Francisco Bay Area Arts & Crafts Movement)

    Richard P. Wunder
    (d. 2002) Times)

    Visual Arts and Architecture - Critics and Curators

    David Avalos
    (National Latino Research Center)

    Robert Atkins

    Karen Atkinson

    Kenneth Baker (

    Jacquelynn Baas (UC Press)

    Neal Benezra (SF Chronicle)

    Amy Berk

    Bill Berkson§ionID=2&navID=365

    Sarah Beserra
    (The Plein Air Scene)

    Aaron Betsky

    Nancy Boas (UC Press)

    Suzaan Boettger
    (Women Environmental Artists Directory)

    Gray Brechin

    Eli Broad
    (Broad Foundation)

    Whitney Chadwick (SFSU)

    Gordon Chang (Stanford)

    Claudia Chapline

    Terri Cohn
    (Women Artists of the American West)

    Caryn Coleman

    Kevin E. Consey

    Wanda Corn (Stanford)

    Victoria Dalkey

    Darlene DeAngelo
    (LA Times)

    Rene and Veronica di Rosa
    _di Rosa Preserve
    _"Artful Refuge" (metroactive)

    Lori Fogarty
    (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Peter Frank
    (Research Channel)

    Rebecca Camhi Fromer

    Jonathan Green
    (UCR/California Museum of Photography)

    Phyllis Green (SCWCA)

    René de Guzman

    Glen Helfand

    Spencer Jon Helfen
    (Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts)

    Thomas S. Hines (UCLA)

    Kate Hoffman
    (Huntington Beach Art Center)

    Edan Hughes

    Barbara Isenberg
    (Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities)

    Mark Dean Johnson (SF State)

    Harvey Jones (The Monthly)

    Paul J. Karlstrom

    Christopher Knight,0,1638638.storygallery
    (Los Angeles Times)

    Susan Landauer (UC Press)

    Ysa D. Le
    (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)

    Vivian LeTran
    (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)

    Leah Levy (UC Press)

    Constance Lewallen (UC Press)

    Samella Lewis
    (the History Makers)

    Philip Linhares
    (Oakland Museum of California)

    Douglas MacAgy
    (Davis Publishing)

    Cheech Marin

    Carl Mautz

    José Montoya and Esteban Villa
    (Royal Chicano Air Force)

    Nancy Moure

    Suzanne Muchnic
    (UC Press)

    Donna-Lee Phillips
    (Photography Criticism CyberArchive)

    Kathryn Reasoner (California College of the Arts)
    _ (di Rosa Preserve)

    Lawrence Rinder (BAM)

    Moira Roth (Mills College)

    Peter Samis (Museums and the Web)

    San Francisco Chronicle - art online on
    critics include Kenneth Baker, John King, Alison Bing, and Reyhan Harmanci

    Ann Schnake (ArtsChange)

    Lynn Schuette

    Michael Schwager
    (Sonoma State University)
    __ (di Rosa Preserve)

    Allan Sekula (CalArts)

    Peter Selz
    (Smithsonian Archives of American Art)

    Scott Shields (UC Press)

    Joan Irvine Smith (The Irvine Museum)

    Tyler Stallings§ion_id=4 (UCR)

    George Stern (George Stern Fine Arts)

    Steven Stern (California

    Elena Mary Siff

    Lee Simpson (Sacramento State)

    Elizabeth Thomas (BAM)

    Lew Thomas

    David Trend
    (UC Irvine)

    Daniella Thompson (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association)

    Karen Tsujimoto (UC Press)

    Mark Van Proyen§ionID=4&typeID=13 (SFAI)

    Anuradha Vikram

    Don Wakefield

    June Wayne

    John C. Welchman

    Cécile Whiting (UCLA)

    Megan Wilson

    René Yañez (Target)

    Laura Zucker (CGU)


    California Literature - Critics - Historical

    Joan London Abbott
    (1901-1971) (The World of Jack London)

    Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa
    (1942-2004) (A Web Alter for Gloria)

    Alfred Arteaga
    (UC Berkeley News)

    Madeline Gleason
    (1909-1973) (Wikipedia)

    Pedro Pietri
    (Calaca Press)

    John Thomas (Virtual Venice)

    California Literature - Critics

    (Irene Reti, "Alta and the History of Shameless Hussy Press, 1969-1989",
    University of Santa Cruz, University Library)

    Alurista (Wikipedia)

    Frank P. Barajas

    Terry Beers (California Legacy Project)

    Joshua Clover (

    David Cole (Bay Tree Publishing)

    Mark Cull (Red Hen Press)

    Lucille Lang Day (Scarlet Tanager Books)

    Fred Dewey
    (Santa Monica Mirror)

    Geri Digiorno

    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Margaret Dubin (Heyday Books)

    Carolyn Dunn

    Dave Eggers

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    (City Lights)

    Amelie Frank

    Kate Gale (Red Hen Press)

    Barry Gifford

    Dana Gioia

    Xico González

    Jack Grapes

    Richard Hansen

    Robert Hass (Heyday)
    __ (Dia Center)

    Katherine Hastings
    (Word Temple Poetry Series)

    Kevin Hearle

    Jack Hicks (UC Davis)

    Richard Hughey

    Joyce Jenkins

    Howard Junker (ZYZZYVA)

    William E. Justice (Litquake)

    Ava Fran Kahn (Wayne State University Press)

    Mifanwy Kaiser (Poetix)

    Kathy Kieth

    Elaine Kim (UC Berkeley)

    Chris Kraus

    Ralph Lewin (CCH)

    Rick Lupert

    Sandra McPherson (UC Davis)

    Peter Maravelis (Akashic Books)

    Malcolm Margolin (Wikipedia)

    Laura Moriarty (EPC)

    Peter Richardson

    Luis Rodriguez

    Elisabeth Sherwin (Printed Matter)

    Richard Silberg (Red Hen Press)

    Denny Smithson (KPFA)

    G. Murray Thomas
    __ (Poetix)

    Paul Vangelisti (Wikipedia)

    Hertha D. Sweet Wong

    Marvin X (African American Literature Book Club)


    Music Critics and Directors - Historical

    Grace Bacon
    (Festival Opera)

    Louis Botto
    (1952 (?) - 1997) (Chanticleer)

    Philip Brett
    (University of California)

    Ira F. Brilliant
    (The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies)

    William Andrews Clark Jr.
    (Los Angeles Philharmonic Story - PBS)

    Sidney Robertson Cowell
    (Libary of Congress - California Gold)

    Anne Crowden
    (1928-2004) (SF Classical Voice)

    Phil Elwood
    (The Last Post )

    Nicholas England
    __ (LA Times)

    Laurette Goldberg
    (Berkeley Daily Planet)

    Bill Graham
    (Seth Rogovoy's Berkshire Beat)

    Jim Horton
    (1944-1998) (Leonardo on-line)

    Gaetano Merola
    (1881-1953) (Wikipedia)

    David Nadel
    (1946-1996) (Ashkenaz)

    Joseph Wilbur Spencer
    (1937-2001) (The Musical Offering)

    Music Critics and Directors

    Charles Amirkhanian

    Sandra Bernhard
    (Herbert Barrett Management)

    Sarah Cahill

    Peter Cavanaugh

    Jeff Chang

    George Wolfgang Cleve
    (Midsummer Mozart Festival)

    Robert Cole
    (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Ry Cooder (Wikipedia)

    Douglas Daniels
    (UC Santa Barbara)

    David Gans
    (The Grateful Dead Hour)

    Ted Gioia (UC Press)

    Robert Hilburn (John Stodder)

    Thomas S. Hines (UCLA)

    Joshua Kosman
    (American Mavericks)

    Eric Kujawsky
    (Redwood Symphony)

    Greil Marcus (Wikipedia)

    Davitt Moroney (UC Berkeley)

    Halifu Osumare
    (Palgrave Macmillan)

    Tim Perkis (Noisy People)

    Donald Pippin
    (Pocket Opera)

    Kit Rachlis (LAIH)

    Dawn Reyen

    Derk Richardson
    (San Francisco Chronicle/

    Juan Pedro Gaffney Rivera (Coro Hispano)

    Sandor Salgo
    (Stanford Magazine)

    San Francisco Chronicle - Music & Nightlife online on
    Critics include Joshua Kosman, Derk Richardson, Joel Selvin,
    Kathleen Wilkinson, Steven Winn, Daniel King, Aidin Vaziri,
    Andrew Gilbert, Neva Chonin, and Chuy Varela

    piero scaruffi

    Tom Schnabel (Artsconversations)

    Pierre R. Schwob (Classical Music Archives)

    Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (CalArts)

    Bud Spangler

    Tom Stoddard (California Historical Society)

    Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times)

    Carl Stone

    Michael Tilson Thomas (American Mavericks)

    V. Vale

    Michael Walker

    Clyde Woods (UCLA)

    Joe Zitt


    See Also California Dance

    Dance Critics and Company Founders - Historical

    Harold Christensen

    Lew Christensen
    (1909-1984) (SF Ballet)

    Willam Christensen

    Yvonne Cootz
    (d. 1997)
    (Cross Cultural Dance Resources)

    Isadora Duncan
    (Women in History)

    Alma Hawkins
    (UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures)

    Bella Lewitzky
    (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    (Lewitzky Dance Company Archive)

    Joseph Rickard
    (d. 1994) (The Huntington Library)

    Ruth St. Denis
    (1878 -1968)
    (Sufi Ruhaniat International)

    Michael Smuin
    (SF Chronicle)

    Dance Critics and Company Founders

    Charles Anderson
    (Company C)

    Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, Laura Elaine Ellis, and Shereel Washington (Black Choregoraphers Festival)


    Lily Cai

    Carmen Carnes

    Rita Felciano (the danceview times)

    Mark Foehringer

    Frit & Frat Fuller (KIN Dance Company)

    David Gere (UCLA)

    Joe Goode

    Ed Groff (CalArts)

    Ashraf Habibullah (Pakistan Link)

    Anna Halprin

    Kelly Hargraves and Lynette Kessler (Dance Camera West Film Festival)

    Bonnie Oda Homsey (ARDC)

    Mary Ellen Hunt (

    Malathi Iyengar (Rangoli)

    Robert Moses
    __ (Stanford)

    Taisha Paggett

    Paul Parish
    (the danceview times)

    John Pennington

    Louise Reichlin

    Patricia Rincon

    Ruth Rosenberg
    (Capital Public Radio)

    Michael Sakamoto

    Lewis Segal (Los Angeles Times)

    Judith Smith (AXIS)

    Janice Steinberg (SDSU)

    Lula Washington

    June Watanabe (Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts)

    Margaret Wingrove

    Meg Wolfe


    Theater Critics and Company Founders - Historical

    José Antonio Burciaga
    (CSU Northridge)

    Robert Chesley
    (1943-1990) (The Estate Project)

    Allan B. Estes, Jr.
    (d. 1984) (Theatre Rhinoceros)

    Robert Fahrner
    (d. 1995) (UC Davis)

    Ralph Miller
    (Daily Cal)
    __ (East Bay Daily News)

    Lee Strasberg

    Theater Critics and Company Founders

    Idris Ackamoor

    Sasha Anawalt (Western Knight Center)

    José Antonio Burciaga, Marga Gomez, Monica Palacios,
    Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash)

    Toby Cole sr=1-10/ref=sr_1_10/002-6824471-5586427?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 (

    Quentin Easter (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre)

    Robert Hurwitt (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Alberto Ibarra (ChUSMA)

    Barbara Isenberg

    Albert Johnson
    (Bakersfield Community Theatre)

    Tram Le
    (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)

    Charles McNulty,0,3073765.storygallery
    (Los Angeles Times)

    Dakin Matthews (Wikipedia)

    Steven Leigh Morris (LA Weekly)

    Eli Simon (UC Irvine)

    Luis Valdez (Wikipedia)

    Ed Waterstreet (Ability Magazine)

    Jennie Webb

    Anne Marie Welsh

    Stanley Williams
    (San Francisco Chronicle)

    Steve Anker (CalArts)

    Bruce Baillie

    Scott Bukatman (Stanford)

    Carina Chocano (Los Angeles Times)

    F.X. Feeney (Wikipedia)

    Scott Foundas (Variety)

    Edith Kramer 2005citycouncil/packet/061405/2005-06-14%20Item%2029.pdf
    (City of Berkeley)

    Mick LaSalle (Wikipedia)
    (Complicated Women : Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood -

    Robert Redford (Wikipedia)
    _ (Sundance)

    Steve Seid (Media Arts Resource)

    Henry Sheehan

    Ella Taylor
    (LA Weekly)

    Emily Thompson (UC San Diego)

    Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)

    Morrie Warshawski

    Federico Windhausen (CCA)


    Carl Loeffler
    (1946-2001) (SF Chronicle)
    _ (Cyberstage)

    Christine Tamblyn
    (Video History Project/Afterimage)

    Anne Bray (LA Freewaves)

    Anna Couey

    Abigail Derecho

    Dick Hebdige (Wikipedia)

    Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley)

    Fran Dyson (UC Davis)
    __ (Catherine Richards)

    Pamela Grant-Ryan

    Douglas Kahn (UC Davis)
    _ (Pulse Field)

    Roger Malina (Oundle Society)

    Judy Malloy
    (MIT Press)

    Margaret Morse (UCSC)

    Marisa S. Olson

    Kris Paulsen

    Richard Rinehart

    Steve Seid (Media Arts Resource)

    Darlene Tong

    David Trend

    Meredith Tromble
    http://://§ionID=2&navID=365 (SFAI)

    Victoria Vesna

    Noah Wardrip-Fruin

    Stephen Wilson

    Elayne Zalis


    Eric Avila (UCLA)

    Neva Chonin (San Francisco Chronicle/

    Dana Frank
    (UC Santa Cruz)

    Dick Hebdige (Wikipedia)

    Robert Hilburn (John Stodder)

    Patricia Kim-Rajal (Sonoma State)

    Vivian LeTran (Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association)

    Aidin Vaziri (San Francisco Chronicle/

    Arts Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs

    see also Literary Magazines

    abLA - Art.Blogging.LA


    Aljadid, A Review & Record of Arab Culture and Arts

    Architectural Digest

    art ltd.

    Artmatters -
    Online Magazine of the Nevada County Arts Council

    Artbeat - Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County



    Backstage West

    Cal Literature and Arts Magazine

    California Historian - Conference of California Historical Societies

    California History Magazine - California Historical Society

    California Studies Blog

    Carquinez Review

    Chicano Rap Magazine

    Dance Magazine

    Dixon's Independent Voice

    The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest


    The Los Angeles Review


    Metroactive - The Arts (Silicon Valley)

    The Monthly (East Bay)

    News From Native California

    The OC Art Blog

    Pasadena Living Magazine

    Poetix - Southern California Poetry

    Poetry Flash

    Sacramento Stage & Theatre

    San Francisco Art Magazine

    San Francisco Classical Voice

    SFGate Culture Blog


    The Sun Runner - The Magazine of California Desert Life & Culture

    Sunset Magazine

    The Threepenny Review

    Umbrella Online
    _Selections from Umbrella

    Weakly Itch

    Xispas - Chicano culture, art, and politics



    City and County Newspapers and Magazines

    California Newspaper Publishers Association

    Early Newspapers of Sonoma County

    Los Angeles Press Club

    San Diego Press Club

    110 Degrees - Contra Costa Living

    Ability Magazine

    Around Here Magazine

    Bay Nature

    The Berkeley Daily Planet

    Chico News and Review

    Coastal Post (Marin County)

    Contra Costa Times


    The Daily Cal

    Davis Enterprise

    Diablo - The Magazine of the East Bay

    East Bay Express

    The Healdsburg Tribune

    Historic Kern Quarterly$20

    KoreAm Journal, The Korean American Experience

    LA Weekly

    Lodi News-Sentinel

    Mendocino Beacon

    Merced Sun Star

    Mountain Democrat (Placerville)

    The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)

    Sacramento Bee


    San Diego Union Tribune

    SF Bay Guardian


    The San Francisco Chronicle

    San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center

    The San Jose Mercury

    Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara News-Press

    Sierra Sun (Truckee)

    Solano Magazine

    Sonoma Country Free Press

    Sonoma Index-Tribune

    Sonoma West Times & News

    Street Spirit

    Tahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)

    Tahoe World (Tahoe City)

    The Union (Grass Valley)

    Union Democrat (Sonora)

    Village Life (El Dorado Hills)

    The Windsor Times

    Wired Magazine

    Foundations, Funders, and Philanthropists

    Alpert Awards

    Art of the Matter

    Black Rock Arts Foundation

    The Broad Art Foundation

    California Community Foundation
    _Joan Palevsky
    (LA Times/Californinia Community Foundation)

    California / International Arts Foundation

    California Story Fund (California Council for the Humanities)

    Community Foundation for Monterey County

    Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Creative Work Fund

    Edwin Bryant and Margaret Crocker (Crocker Art Museum)

    Louise M. Davies (The Almanac)

    Deluxe Foundation

    Joseph Drown Foundation

    Durfee Foundation

    East Bay Community Foundation

    The Fellows of Contemporary Art

    Film Arts Foundation

    Flintridge Foundation

    Fleishhacker Foundation

    Foundation Center - San Francisco Branch

    The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

    The Getty Foundation

    Gould Family Foundation

    Bill Graham Foundation

    Walter & Elise Haas Fund

    William Randolph Hearst Foundation

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    James Irvine Foundation

    William James Association

    Koret Foundation

    League of California Community Foundations
    ___Directory of California Community Foundations

    LEF Foundation

    Marin Community Foundation

    Narada Michael Walden Foundation


    The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    Daniel Pearl Foundation

    Rex Foundation

    The San Francisco Foundation

    Leland Stanford

    George Sugarman Foundation

    Doreen. B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

    University of California Institute for Research in the Arts

    Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

    Arts Councils, Organizations, and Associations

    see California Arts Councils, Institutions, and Associations

    Professional Athletic Teams

    Club Deportivo Chivas USA

    Golden State Warriors

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Los Angeles Clippers

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Los Angeles Galaxy

    Los Angeles Kings

    Los Angeles Lakers

    Los Angeles Sparks

    Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

    Oakland Athletics

    Oakland Raiders

    Sacramento Kings

    Sacramento Monarchs

    San Diego Chargers

    San Diego Padres

    San Francisco 49ers

    San Francisco Giants

    San Jose Sharks

    Cultural Heritage and Exchange

    See also:
    Folk Musicians

    African American Art and Culture Complex (San Francisco)

    African Studies Center (UCLA)

    Alemannia Music Foundation

    Alliance Francaise of Napa

    Alpentanzer Schuhplattler - Sacramento (Austrian and Bavarian Folk Dance)

    American-Scandinavian Foundation of Los Angeles

    Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley

    The Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Fresno

    Brazivedas (Bay Area Brazilian culture)

    British Academy of Film & Television Arts

    California Asian American/Pacific Islander Arts Network

    California Cultures (Calisphere)

    California Indian Heritage Center

    California Institute for Yiddish Culture And Language

    California Missions

    California Japanese Ceramic Arts Guild

    California Native American Heritage Commission

    The California Pomo People

    The Celtic Arts Center of Southern California

    Center for African Studies (UC Berkeley)

    Center for Asian American Media

    Center for British Studies (UC Berkeley)

    Center for German and European Studies (UC Berkeley)

    Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies at UCSB

    El Centro Chicano, Stanford University

    Chinese Culture Center Artist Network

    Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

    Chinese Historical and Cultural Project

    Contexts for Iranian Traditional Music in Los Angeles

    Convivio Society for Italian Humanities (San Diego)

    Croatian American Cultural Center (San Francisco)

    Crossroads Irish-American Festival (San Francisco)

    European Union Center of Excellence at UC Berkeley

    Feuchtwanger Memorial Library (USC)

    Four Directions Institute of Native American Studies

    French Culture

    The Goethe-Institut San Francisco

    Greek Heritage Society of Southern California

    Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

    Institute of European Studies - University of California at Berkeley

    Institute of Modern Russian Culture, Los Angeles

    International Center for the Arts- San Francisco State University

    The Irish Fair & Music Festival (Southern California)

    Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles

    Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco

    The Japan Foundation (Los Angeles)

    Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

    Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California

    Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Classical Indian Arts

    The Kawaiisu


    Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles

    Latino Arts Network

    Levantine Cultural Center

    Locus Arts (Asian American artists, San Francisco)

    Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center (San Pablo)


    Consulado General de Mexico en Sacramento

    Mexican Heritage Plaza (San Jose)

    Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe

    The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center - (Palo Alto)

    Philippine American Literary House

    Polish Dance in Southern California

    Polish Music Center

    Portuguese Historical Museum (San Jose)

    Rangoli Foundation for Art and Culture

    Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Los Angeles Branch

    Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch

    Russian Center of San Francisco

    Sacramento French Film Festival

    Sacramento Italian Cultural Society

    San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

    San Francisco Bay Area Center for Flamenco

    San Francisco Irish Film Festival

    San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild

    Santa Barbara French Festival

    Scottish Highland Games (Pleasanton)

    Seaside Highland Games (Ventura County)

    The Sikh Foundation San Diego

    The Skirball Cultural Center

    Sol Flamenco (Santa Rosa)

    Southern California Indian Center


    El Tecolote

    Tsnungwe Council

    Turkish American Association of California

    United Scottish Society of Southern California

    Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA)

    Washoe Tribe


    Documents and Archives

    California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (USB Santa Barbara)

    California Views: The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

    Documents of Interactivity

    Feuchtwanger Memorial Library (USC)

    The Film Foundation

    Friends of Photography

    Group f/64 Manifesto

    High Performance

    The Internet Archive
    __Audio Archive

    The Magnes Museum - Western Jewish History Center

    Milken Archive of American Jewish Music


    ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

    Online Archive of California

    The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives, San Francisco State University

    Project Censored (Peter Phillips, Director)

    Royal Chicano Air Force Archives (CEMA)

    The Teatro Campesino Archives

    U.C. Berkeley Environmental Design Library
    Green Design / Sustainable Architecture: Resources

    Women in New Media

    The Woman's Building

    Advocacy and Service

    1stACT Silicon Valley

    Alliance for California Traditional Arts

    Association of California Symphony Orchestras

    Artists Helping Artists

    California Arts Advocates

    California Association of Museums

    California Dance Education Association

    California Dance Network

    California Lawyers for the Arts

    Center for Asian American Media

    Center for Cultural Innovation

    CounterPULSE (848 Community Space)(San Francisco)


    Culture! Disability! Talent


    GYST (software for visual artists)

    LA Stage Alliance

    The National Arts and Disability Center (UCLA)

    Sacramento Arts Advocate

    Sacramento Philharmonic League

    Silicon Valley Arts Coalition

    UC Digital Arts Research Network

    University of California Institute for Research in the Arts

    Women Beyond Borders

    Compiled by Judy Malloy
    The list is in progress. Artists are selected for creative vision, professional accomplishment on a national level, and/or contribution to California culture, and/or web site presentation of their work.