Van Gogh's Ear

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“Never STOP Dreaming!”

The Timeless and Eclectic World of Dave Newman

We are very proud to announce mixed media collage artist and fellow gallery owner, Dave Newman, as our Featured Artist for the month of March. Dave will be presenting his latest work during an Artist Reception on Friday, March 23rd from 5-8pm.

Dave Newman is a self-taught artist living in Prescott, Arizona. Originally from Southern California, Dave moved to Arizona in 1997. His passion for found objects or “junk” as he calls it, started at a young age. Growing up in Anaheim, he was fascinated by the old motel signs and was “mesmerized by sign graphics and sign illustration that made the area distinctive in those years.” As he matured he became interested in drag racing and bought his first car in 1971, a 1963 Ford Falcon when he was only 15 for $35.00! He believes these early experiences helped him become the artist he is today.

Dave creates mixed media collage constructions out of his own original photographs as well as found objects and vintage magazine articles and advertisements. Dave uses all of these elements to construct what he calls nostalgic “time capsules” due to their focus on historic locations and recycled objects from the past.

Since 2004, Dave has created the original artwork for PF Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. Fender Guitar’s Custom Shop has also worked with Dave for years to create numerous guitar sets; many of which have been featured in Fender’s catalogs and calendars.

One of his favorite collage constructions, as well as one of his largest pieces (6’5” x 19.5’) hangs in the Palace Bar and Restaurant on Whiskey Row in Prescott. His collectors include Phoenix Home and Garden Idea House, the Fender Guitar Museum in Germany, San Antonio’s Z Tejas Grill, Warner Brothers Records, as wells as Ajo Aj’s Restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Dave and his lovely wife, Donna, opened the Newman Gallery almost 18 years ago. It is a destination stop for many tourists and collectors.

Dave will be presenting his latest work
during an Artist Reception at Van Gogh’s Ear
on Friday, March 23rd from 5-8pm.

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Kit Carson Reception

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Raina Gentry Artist Reception

Raina Gentry Artist Reception

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14th Birthday Bash!

14th Birthday Bash!

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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