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Patina Power: The Art Of Rust


“You buy a product, take it home and use for a while, then throw it out.  I find it at the dump, re-make it into a piece of art and sell it back to you. Now THAT is recycling.”  – Kit Carson

We are excited to announce jeweler and metal artist, KIT CARSON as our Featured Artist for November 2019!
We will be presenting Kit’s metal wall art and sculptures during an Artist Reception on November 22nd during the 4th Friday Artwalk from  5 – 8pm.

Being raised at the Champie Dude Ranch in Castle Hot Springs, Arizona, Kit Carson has always had a thing for the Southwest. Kit met the art world at the early age of 9. By 18, he knew the path; by 25 he was in the business. His first love was jewelry making using his fine tools to engrave, adding beautiful gems to compliment his now well- known design style into magnificent jewelry pieces. Kit’s accomplishments have garnered him numerous awards as well as the well-deserved accolade, “jeweler to the stars!”

Kit’s abundance of creativity has overflowed into producing metal wall art and metal sculptures. All are constructed from what Kit calls “the rusty junk left behind in the wild west.” He describes this work as “resolving compositions of line, shape, color, texture, tone, juxtaposition, balance and rhythm”.

The challenge, he says, is doing this with found objects! As Kit states, “the pieces used already exist; I’m not making as in other art.  Add the discipline of function, if it’s furniture or functional.”

The thrill for him is in the “hunt” collecting pieces for his art.  Kit loves going to junkyard sales and thrift shops. He then takes the items home to his “library of visual solutions”. As he says, “I never found a texture I couldn’t use.  Especially a rich, sun-sanded patina with crusted and peeling paint.This is conceptual art.  It’s about the idea, not the pieces used – though, they add their own influence of history into the artwork.”

“I work on a piece long enough until it looks spontaneous” – Kit Carson

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4th Friday Artist Reception – Kit Carson

4th Friday Artist Reception – Kit Carson

It was a cold night, but it was warm and inviting in the gallery for the Artist Reception for the incredibly talented jeweler and metal artist, KIT CARSON!

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4th Friday Art Walk, September 27, 2019

4th Friday Art Walk, September 27, 2019

THIS was the happening place during 4th Friday Art Walk, September 27, 2019!! WOW!!

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August 2019 4th Friday Art Walk

August 2019 4th Friday Art Walk

The town was ready for a party during the August 4th Friday Art Walk and we gave it to’em!

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Paul Landis Reception

Paul Landis Reception

The crowd came out on the night of June 28th to see and meet PAUL LANDIS, mobile artist extraordinaire!!

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Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration !

Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration !

WOW….The town sure came out last night to celebrate our Sweet 16!!

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Peggotty Christensen Reception

Peggotty Christensen Reception

Great attendance and a fun evening during an artist reception on March 22nd for the amazingly talented Artwear Designer, Peggotty Christensen!

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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!”


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156B South Montezuma Street, Prescott, AZ 86303