American Art Review month and year: January-February 98

author(s): David Stary-Sheets

title of American Art Review article: "California Style: 1930s and 40s"

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Note: see California Style: 1930s and 40s (12/8/97)

recovery matrix composite score: 4


-- assigned to Shana Herb Johannessen on 3/3/09
-- approved by copyright holder (see below)
-- published in Resource Library: California Style: 1930s and 1940s; essay by David Stary-Sheets (6/18/09)

Note: Mr. Stary-Sheets was an art dealer is Orange County, CA. He is deceased. He was the son of Millard Owen Sheets. Susan Stary-Sheets, his widow, or Tony Sheets, his brother, may be helpful regarding approvals. Museum curators who are familiar with Millaard Sheets may kow how to reach the family. See Damngorgeous: Millard Sheets and His Southern California Legacy (10/3/08) and California Style: 1930s and 40s (12/8/97)


From: "Carolyn Owen-Towle" <>

Date: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:57:09 PM US/Pacific

To: <in..

Subject: book, Damngorgeous

I give my permission to have this book printed by you.

Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle


From: "Linda Galletta" <li..

Date: Tue Jun 2, 2009 1:46:00 PM US/Pacific

Subject: RE: California Style: 1930s and 40s by David Stary-Sheets

Reply-To: <lin..

....Regarding the catalog essay authored by David Stary-Sheets and published by Sebastopol Center for the Arts: "California Style: 1930s and 40s," insofar as the Sebastopol Center for the Arts owns this essay, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors has agreed and given its approval to see the essay republished in Resource Library.

The catalog was mailed today and should reach you in a few days. ...


Linda Galletta, Executive Director

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

6780 Depot Street

Sebastopol, CA 95472




On 5/27/09 SHJ said: ...Awaiting permission from Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  On 5/13, Linda Galleta was going to speak with her executive board the following day.  I emailed her for an update on 5/21. I've not heard from her, so I'll try to call her this afternoon...

AAR article abandoned due to concerens over ownership.


From: s..

Date: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:42:53 PM US/Pacific

To: sjpr..

Subject: Re: David's article "California Style: 1930s and 40s"

I, Susan Stary-Sheets Pasas, grant you permission to publish the article appearing in American Art Review by David Stary-Sheets titled "California Style, 1930s and '40s".

Sincerely, Susan Stary-Sheets Pasas, April 23, 2009 


To: sss..

Sent: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 5:53 pm

Subject: David's article "California Style: 1930s and 40s"

Dear Susan: 

Could you please respond to this email to grant your permission for Traditional Fine Arts Organization to publish the catalogue essay upon which David Stary-Sheets' article "California Style: 1930s and 40s" was based?  

I have spoken with Tony Sheets, who feels he owns this essay, but I would like to have your permission as well, just to cover all bases. I'm going to also seek the blessing of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, which I hope will be able to provide me with a copy of the catalogue. 

If you could indicate your permission to publish by forwarding this email to in.., copying me, I will move forward with the publication process. 

Thank you for your consideration. 




From: "Tony Sheets" <to..

Date: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:40:27 AM US/Pacific

Cc: <in..

Subject: Re: Please respond to this email to grant permission

What you have outlined below is correct regarding the 1997 exhibit and catalogue, "California Style, the 1930s and 40s." You have my authorization to use the essay and forward written by my brother, David Stary-Sheets. I am please to see the essay shared with others. Best and thanks,

Tony Sheets



On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Tony Sheets <ton...

Here is the essay that David wrote for the Sebastopol Arts catalogue. You are welcome to use it and you only need my permission to do so. I do not know if it is the same article that Americam Art Review published. Hope this is what you need. Tony


This letter gives TFAO the permission and rights to use an essay on their web site which was written by my brother, David Stary-Sheets, for a catalogue produced for an exhibit of our father's artworks of the 1930s and 40s. The exhibit was shown in Northern and Southern California at three separate venues. The Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Ventura Museum of History and Art in 1997 and 1998. By brother and I curated the exhibit and own the rights to this essay.

Tony Sheets, 4-19-2009


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