Van Gogh's Ear

928.776.1080 | OPEN DAILY 10 - 6

“EVERYTHING’S OK”

The Undeniable, Undefinable Jewelry by Kit Carson

Being raised at the Champie Dude Ranch in Castle Hot Springs, Arizona, Kit Carson has always had a thing for the Southwest.  He remembers James Arness of TV’s Matt Dillon who came to the ranch with his beautiful pistol. It wasn’t the pistol Kit was interested in but the engraving on the pistol that impressed him.

Kit met the art world at the early age of 9. By 18, he knew the path; by 25 he was in the business.  Kit’s specialty is engraved jewelry complemented by a rainbow of gemstones, including high grade turquoise.  Influenced by the beauty and humor of animals, Kit’s design style also has an Art Nouveau filter that smooths out his lines.

Kit’s current line of jewelry is called Romantic Rust with a particular focus on cuffs made from rusted license plates and old tool boxes.

Kit refers to this on-going series as a “lust for rust” and adds beautifully engraved whimsical phrases such as “Everything’s Ok” and “We Came from the Stars”.

Kit also creates metal sculptures, wall art, furniture, lamps and guitars! All are constructed from what Kit calls “the rusty junk left behind in the wild west.”

Kit’s accomplishments have garnered him numerous awards as well as the well-deserved accolade, “jeweler to the stars!”  with clients such as Jack Nicolson, Alice Cooper, Clint Black, Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, George Clooney, Robin Williams to name just a few.

Having just moved back to Prescott after several years away, Kit is happy to be here close to his family and old friends.


Van Gogh’s Ear will be hosting a reception
and trunk show (one-of-a-kind pieces sold only that night)
during the 4th Friday Art Walk
November 24th from 5-8pm.
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FOURTH FRIDAY ART WALK EVERY MONTH

Events

Jody Skjei Artist Reception

Jody Skjei Artist Reception

The town sure came out to see Prescott’s favorite metal artist, JODY SKJEI!! A fun and lively group and we Thank each and every one of you for attending! Thanks also to Marko Donnelly for his soulful sounds. See you next time!

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Raina Gentry Artist Reception

Raina Gentry Artist Reception

A warm welcome was given to our current Featured Artist, Raina Gentry, during May’s Fourth Friday ArtWalk at Van Gogh’s Ear, 5/26.

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14th Birthday Bash!

14th Birthday Bash!

We had a blast at our Birthday Bash on Friday April 26! Thank you to all those who came out to celebrate with us along with several of our artists. Thank you also to our community for supporting us for the past 14 years – we couldn’t have done it without You!

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Acker Night at VGE 2016

Acker Night at VGE 2016

Another wonderful and successful night for all of us, our community and the Acker Foundation.

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Celebrating Artists

Celebrating Artists

What happens when you invite Van Gogh’s Ear artists to a party?

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Acker Night 2015

What a Great crowd we had during ACKER NIGHT this year on December 11, 2015!! Music from our favorite jazz group, COOL AZUL was absolutely Awesome! Great Fun, Great Community! Thank you to Everyone who participated and showed up for this benefit event!

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About Us

Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery opened its doors on historic Whiskey Row in lovely downtown Prescott, Arizona, in April of 2003.  Presenting over 3400 square feet filled with exceptional contemporary fine art and craft, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery remains “home” to over 70+ artists – many of whom are from the Prescott area, itself. Offering some of the most unusual and intriguing artwork in the country, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is clearly a “must see” for all art lovers visiting the southwest.

The owners of Van Gogh’s Ear are most proud of its history.  After spending almost five months renovating the space themselves to accommodate the needs of a large gallery, the ever-versatile owners then constructed all of their own pedestals and display cases!

A year later, the owners were rewarded for their efforts when Arizona governor, Janet Napolitano, presented the architect and gallery owners with a Main Street Award for historic reconstruction of a commercial space.  

Soon after that, Van Gogh’s Ear won the Niche Award for Retailer of the Year; an award offered in recognition of quality of artwork offered, ingenuity of display, as well as business skill.

Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of who we are.  Over the past few years we have had the privilege to contribute to the following organizations that have brought needed services and quality of life to our community and Arizona: Prevent Child Abuse AZ, Yarnell Restoration Fund, Prescott Film Festival, Courthouse Lighting Fund, Chalk It Up!, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, and Prescott Creeks.

But in the end, it is ensuring honest, open and respectful relationships – whether between  owner and artist, manager and employee or business and community – that remains the key to success or failure.  Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery prides itself on its continued dedication to those principles and to its collection of top-notch art.

 

 

“Walking into Van Gogh’s Ear Art Gallery makes me smile. I love the brilliant colors, the intriguing shapes and the unique jewelry. It’s always a pleasing experience to browse the exhibits in such a bright and uplifting environment. The staff are fabulous, friendly and helpful. I always feel welcomed by the owners and staff, making it a “must stop” on the 4th Friday Art Walks. It’s a great place for an art collector as well as a gift shopper or for anyone who enjoys beauty. It’s my favorite gallery in Prescott.”

Gail Martin

“Van Gogh’s Ear is by far THE BEST fine art gallery in Prescott. They offer a great collection of artists with spacious and well lit displays. Knowledgeable, friendly gallery staff make browsing and buying a fun experience. Something special for every budget and every collector from fabulous handcrafted jewelery to magnificent wall art. Van Gogh’s Ear is Prescott’s finest gallery experience.”

Jill Johnson

“As a former gallery owner myself, I love the collection of artists Van Goghs ears is working with. Classy and current…….I want to aquire a piece from every artist!”

Susan


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156B South Montezuma Street, Prescott, AZ 86303