Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer Debuts New Sculpture Garden
A Carefully Curated Art Installation Comprised of Over 20 Sculptures
Now Graces the Expansive St. Helena Resort

September 16, 2014 - Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer announces the installment of a 24-piece sculpture garden now incorporated into the renowned resort’s majestic grounds. Bay Area artist, Amanda Klimek, curated the collection of sculptures, which was commissioned by chef and hotelier Charlie Palmer who acquired the property earlier this year. The sculptures, made of cast bronze, ceramic, steel, acrylic, and glass, are located throughout Harvest Inn’s eight acres of property scape that were recently re-envisioned by renowned landscape architecture firm, Michael Painter & Associates. The goal of the sculpture garden is to recognize the synergy between art and nature, offer a picturesque setting for local artists to display their work, and serve as an artistic complement to the grounds and gardens.

"From the Mayacamas Mountains to the expansive vineyards, St. Helena is surrounded by natural beauty. The new sculpture garden at the Harvest Inn celebrates the talent of local artists along with the stunning natural landscapes of the Napa Valley,” says Chef Palmer. “I’ve enjoyed the process of watching the sculptures come to life here at the Harvest Inn and look forward to the garden’s growth and evolvement, as well as a newfound partnership with the artistic community here in Napa Valley."

Sculpture Garden Details
The yearly rotating art installation features a mix of both modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures from eleven different artists, including one from the curator herself, Amanda Klimek. The collection of artwork will grow over time and pieces can be purchased through the artists’ agents. Award-winning artists include fine arts educators Dennis Leon and Wayne Schaffer, Peter Dreyfuss, Nina Lyons, City College of San Francisco instructor Stephanie Robison, Ann Weber, and more. The sculptures range from abstract interpretations of the human body, to works that explore subjects of the natural landscape, to those that employ humor and a critical eye to American myth/tradition and modern life.

Many of the artists have had collections exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Tacoma Art Center, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Oakland Museum Collector's Gallery, among others. Images of the sculptures themselves can be seen here.

The grounds and sculptures are open to the public for complimentary enjoyment while staying on property and as a visitor as part of a larger program to support the burgeoning local art community in the Napa Valley. Future plans include in-depth tours, artist luncheons, lectures, and much more. The sculpture garden will be unveiled in a public reception on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm.

Please see below for full list of works:

Amanda Klimek
Gorge; stoneware and acrylic; 2011
Ann Weber
Little Giant; cast bronze; 2007
Joanna Kidd
Kata; cast fiberglass; 2007
Lisa; ceramic; 2014
Dennis Leon
Table Landscape; cast bronze; 1970
Gremlin I, II, III; cast bronze; 1986
Mountain Landscape; cast bronze; 1967
Lauren O'Connor-Korb
Natural Habitat?; cast hydrocal
Matthew Scheatzle
Citrus; ceramic
La Mar; ceramic
Veil; ceramic
Nina Lyons
Flight; ceramic; 2009
The Glass Ladder; ceramic, steel and glass; 2010
Embrace; ceramic; 2005
Transport; ceramic, steel and glass; 2008
Where Art Lives I; ceramic; 2014
Where art Lives II; ceramic; 2014
Peter Dreyfuss
Mistral; welded steel, powder coated; 2012
Sphinx Orange; welded steel, powder coated; 2013
Sphinx Red; welded steel, powder coated; 2013
Samurai; base welded steel, powder coated; 2007
Shawn Hibma-Cronan
Perch; steel, cast aluminum, and cork; 2009
Stephanie Robison
Under the Pink; marble, steel, gravel; 2014
The Twins; marble, steel; 2014
Wayne Shaffer
Leezur's Rib; cast bronze with base; 2008
Love Bomb; cast bronze with base; 2004
End Quad; cast bronze with base; 2010

For purchase information, contact Kevin Dimond at kdimond@charliepalmer.com or 707.967.4690.

About Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life, with 74 luxurious accommodations nestled into four uniquely crafted neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, and a plush spa with indoor and outdoor facilities. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of expansive clipped lawns and serene shaded groves, partially forested by towering redwoods, Harvest Inn also is home to gardens of agricultural botanicals. Although well situated in proximity to the hub of activity in historic St Helena, Harvest Inn offers picturesque privacy and a “let’s get lost” feeling of total relaxation. In classic California fashion, the architecture and land are in harmony, making Harvest Inn an integral part of the terrain. The distinctive mixing of heritage and modern style seen in the richly stained wood, leaded glass panels, and exterior stone as well as Tudor stucco with timber framing adds up to a storybook setting that is both rustic and elegant. As comfortable as it is beautiful, Harvest Inn welcomes both families and friends with its charming warmth and friendly ambiance. For more details or reservations, visit harvestinn.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Hamik | ahamik@charliepalmer.com or | 415.400.0560