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 | RiverHouse

ÆRENA Gallery at RiverHouse

604 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559

Open seven days a week
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

ÆRENA Gallery | Yountville

ÆRENA Gallery
Yountville

6795 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday - Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday

ÆRENA Gallery at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

ÆRENA Gallery at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

6711 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599

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

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

ÆRENA Gallery | Healdsburg

ÆRENA Gallery
Healdsburg

115 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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

Please contact all of our locations at: 707.603.8787 or info@aerenagalleries.com


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.

Goldenshore

REVERIE
THOMAS MONAGHAN
October 1 - 31, 2016

Become lost in a month long Reverie as we present the dreamy waterscape paintings by favored ÆRENA gallery artist, Thomas Monaghan. Enter a place of calm observation and meditation as Monaghan takes you on a reflective visual tour of his favorite places in nature. Lifelong daily walks in solitude near the water's edge are Monaghan's main source of inspiration, and the sparks of light that gently dance and play through the trees and on the liquid surfaces, his muse.

Monaghan's mastery is in his ability to persuade the elements of sunlight, water, subject and composition into coherency in the studio. These fleeting moments are captured through observation and small sketches with oil and glazes that translate into peaceful memories for others to enjoy throughout eternity.

To acquire or inquire, please contact your art consultant for a complete collections list, or visit us at any of our five galleries throughout the month of October, including our newest location, ÆRENA Gallery at Riverhouse, by Bespoke Collection.

Due to the popularity and extremely limited quantities of the artist's work,paintings are not available at all locations.

Monaghan's works have been exhibited or collected in many public and private spaces including: The Prudential, Merrill Lynch, LaSalle National Bank, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The Fuji Corp., Baron Hilton Corp., Columbus Distributing, Helene Curtis Corp., Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, I.B.M., P.M.I., Advanced Micro Devices, San Jose, Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Studios) private collection, Google, Apple, District Attorney SF., and Stanford Medical.

Christine Hersey

Christine Hersey

Gallery Director

Karen Johnston

Karen Johnston

Gallery Director

Michael Hajdaj

Michael Hajdaj

Gallery Director

Alexis Leigh Greenberg

Alexis Leigh Greenberg

Art Consultant

Angela Pustorino

Angela Pustorino

Art Consultant

Chloe Johnson

Chloe Johnson

Artist Relationship Leader

David Buzanski

David Buzanski

Art Consultant

Deidre Martinez

Deidre Martinez

Art Consultant

Jeremy Steffen

Jeremy Steffen

Gallery Assistant

Liz McCarthy

Liz McCarthy

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

Rena Charles

Rena Charles

Art Consultant | Gallery Lead



We are always looking for great people to add to our team. Please look at our careers page for current opportunities.
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens is a part of the Bespoke Collection.

The Bespoke Collection of brands includes Blackbird Vineyards 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 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, and overnight accommodations at luxury properties in Napa Valley and Argentina.

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