Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

"We are committed to providing a remarkable experience to collectors at all levels."

Our galleries show the work of emerging, mid-career and established artists, offering a great range and selection of styles and media. Many of the artists are featured in recognized museum, corporate and private collections and were chosen because of a proven commitment to their medium, their integrity, craftsmanship and professionalism.

Whether visiting gallery or sculpture garden, in Napa or Sonoma Valley, we invite you to celebrate the men and women who have shown great strength and perseverance in perfecting their craft.

Welcome to ÆRENA.

Michael Polenske

ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Founder + Creative Director

Michael was fortunate to visit Napa Valley often in his youth. He complemented his business studies with wine classes, then found himself working with the founders of the burgeoning technology boom in Silicon Valley. Michael observed many of his clients preferred investments that reflected their personal interests. He displays an impressive sensitivity to the prevailing zeitgeist with his own investments.

Michael began the current chapter of his life devoting his attention to "the business of leisure". Together with Paul Leary, he leads Bespoke Collection which offers a curated selection of boutique wines, one-of-a-kind objets d'art, and unique lifestyle experiences. Ærena Galleries is the artistic arm of Bespoke Collection, showcasing artists and designers in a number of beautiful gallery and sculpture garden settings throughout Napa Valley.

Karen Johnston

ÆRENA Gallery Director

Karen Johnston, has worked in the fine art arena for over 20 years in every capacity. During her early training as an artist, she discovered that working with people and art was a far more fulfilling process for her than creating it. With a love of the work, a deep appreciation for the dedication of talented artists, uncanny business acumen and a reputation for forging lasting relationships, Johnston bridges what is most often a divide between the artist and the collector.

Over the span of her career, Johnston has served as a premier Art Consultant, Gallery Director in both hometown and resort locations, and as President and CEO of a national art publisher and gallery group. She amalgamates these experiences in her discernment for fine talent and business opportunity, and her unparalleled attention to gallery and collector needs.

Michael Hajdaj

ÆRENA Team Leader | Senior Art Consultant

Michael Hajdaj has been immersed in the art world from the onset of his adult life. With a comprehensive knowledge of art, from the Masters to contemporary artists, Michael has been guiding clients with their Fine Art acquisitions for nineteen years, helping to begin and build countless superb art collections.

His pursuit and discovery for all things ancient, interesting or beautiful lead him to study photography, ancient metal fabrication techniques and classical archeology, earning him a BFA in Fine Arts and a double MA in Arts. Well-traveled, his personal quest for viewing art has taken him to over 23 countries.

Throughout his career, Michael has worked in galleries, beginning as a Fine Art Consultant, leading to Directorship. Having managed several galleries, including his own, Michael’s talents include mentoring accomplished gallery teams in their pursuit of developing client satisfaction.


Guests are welcome to peruse the design and art collections seven days a week at our gallery and sculpture garden locations.

ÆRENA Gallery | Healdsburg

ÆRENA Gallery | Healdsburg

115 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
info@aerenagalleries.com
(707) 603-8787

10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Sunday - Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm | Friday & Saturday

ÆRENA Gallery | Yountville

ÆRENA Gallery | Yountville

6711 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
mail@maisonry.com
(707) 603-8787

10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Sunday - Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm | Friday & Saturday

ÆRENA Gallery | St. Helena

ÆRENA Gallery | St. Helena

1354 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
info@iwolkgallery.com
(707) 603-8787

Open seven days a week
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil

aubergedusoleil.com

MacArthur Place

MacArthur Place

macarthurplace.com

Blackbird Vineyards

Blackbird Vineyards

blackbirdvineyards.com

Request more information on our collections at each sculpture garden.

Field Notes

PHANTASMAGORICAL

Linda Ridd Herzog
September 1 - 31, 2015

Enter the enchanting surreal world of Linda Ridd Herzog, as we feature her hyper-realistic, wildlife filled fantasy paintings at Phantasmagorical.

Ridd Herzog's magical paintings are born from ideas that are extracted from dreams, where the artist visualizes each artwork in exact detail before its conception. Awakened by the excitement, Ridd Herzog sleeps with a notepad next to her bed in order to capture the critical details and colors that will go into her next creation.

Primarily self-taught and influenced by the nature that surrounded her childhood home in Utah's Salt Lake Valley, Ridd Herzog's intense attention to detail, combined with a whimsical take on wild, marine, and home life, all come together to make up an irresistible collection. Each work is a combination of images and events that are all taking place as you try, yet fail, to make sense of exactly what is going on.

We invite you to contact your Art Consultant immediately regarding acquisition, as the artworks take months to create and are extremely limited. Please also visit us at all three of our gallery loca-tions to preview the works in person, or on our website, throughout the month of September.

Angela Pustorino

Angela Pustorino

Art Consultant

Christine Hersey

Christine Hersey

Gallery Director

Jeremy Steffen

Jeremy Steffen

Gallery Assistant

Karen Johnston

Karen Johnston

Gallery Director

Michael Hajdaj

Michael Hajdaj

Gallery Director

Milena Maloney

Milena Maloney

Art Consultant

Nathalie Whisman

Nathalie Whisman

Art Consultant

Nicole Schwager

Nicole Schwager

Art Consultant

Noah Harney

Noah Harney

Art Consultant

Patricia Ware

Patricia Ware

Gallery Administrator

Philip Herrschaft

Philip Herrschaft

Gallery Assistant

Stephanie Dunn

Stephanie Dunn

Art Consultant

Interested in joining our dynamic and growing team? Please send you resume to Careers@AerenaGalleries.com
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

Ærena Galleries & Gardens is part of the Bespoke Collection.

The Bespoke Collection of brands includes Blackbird Vineyards, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, and Recuerdo Wines. Through Bespoke Benefits, Bespoke Collection's loyalty rewards program, your purchases of art, design, or wine will automatically earn you points to redeem for one-of-a-kind experiences in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Mendoza, Argentina, or in your locale. Bespoke Benefits are acquired when you make a purchase in-person, via phone or email.

Bespoke Benefits include access to allocated and large-format wine offerings, tastings and tours at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and Recuerdo Wines, invitations to exclusive events, plus tailored experiences based on your interests. Additional benefits at the highest level allow you to enjoy portfolio road shows in your locale with friends and family, group luncheons at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, and overnight accommodations at luxury properties in Napa Valley and Argentina.

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ÆRENA Galleries is currently welcoming résumés for motivated and focused art professionals who are interested in developing deep client relationships in art and/or design. The ideal candidate needs to be able to close deals and be seeking a rewarding career with a highly regarded company. Please contact us if you're interested in joining our Art & Design team.