The Creamery in Bodega was shut down during World War II along with most other coastal Dairys.  William "Bill" Morehouse bought the creamery in 1970, spending that first Summer hauling machinery and junk out of the building.  His work had just been exhibited in the first Funk exhibition at the University Art Museum at Berkeley along with several fellow Creamery Artists. 


The San Francisco Bay Area, home of the topless café, nitty-gritty sound and the Haight-Ashbury hippie heaven, has now produced its own sculpture.
Its name: funk art, which is defined by Berkeley's University Art Museum Director Peter Selz as being "hot rather than cool, committed rather than disengaged, bizarre rather than formal, sensuous and frequently quite ugly." The spirit behind it? "A go-to-hell attitude," says Selz, that typifies Bay Area artists because they have been "so totally rejected, or at least ignored."
 from Up with Funk article Friday, May. 05, 1967 Time Magazine

Other artists came to visit or live at the Creamery including Wally Hedrick, Richard "Dick" Faralla, Peter Forakis, Carlos Villa, Michele Morehouse, David Hamilton, Donna Lee Phillips, William "Bill" Wheeler, Christo and Jeanne Claude, William "Bill" Geis, art critic/collectors -  Dorothy and Herbert "Herbie" Vogel, art critic Peter Frank and many more.

William Morehouse, "#9" 1965 14 x 19 X 6

Wally Hedrick
Wally Hedrick, "Left Hand" 1977

Peter Forakix
Peter Forakis 1969, 17.5" x 6.5"
Wally Hedrick
Wally Hedrick, Black Painting "III Vietnam Series" 24" x 20 "
William Morehouse
William Morehouse, ""Oil, Foam, Acrylic" 1966