Robert Mondavi Winery Presents Teri Sandison’s ‘Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes’

Sacred Sites and Ancient Wisdoms featuring Photographs of Korea by Teri Sandison | Copyright courtesy of Lee & Lee Gallery Photographed by Bruce Thacker

The latest chapter in Robert Mondavi Winery’s long history with the arts begins January 11 with the opening of ‘Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes,’ a fine-art photography exhibit by acclaimed Napa Valley photographer Teri Sandison. The 25-photograph exhibit will be on display through March 6, 2013 in the Vineyard Room at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville.

The ‘Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes’ series explores the ways humans have found their place within the natural world, particularly throughout Asia. With a focus on highlighting the effect nature has had on ancient sacred sites, the photography captures how sacred architecture weathers time and the environment as well as how the structures become integrated into the environment. With the exhibit, Sandison explores the compositional tension of time and spatial irregularities as expressed by the triptych format.

“With the triptych format, I find the resulting photographs to be richer and less predictable,” noted Sandison. “The three related images capture the inevitability of imminent change, which is inherent in nature and in all existence. I’m delighted to be able to show this exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery.”

Sandison has had a life-long passion for Asian aesthetics, and she continues to travel to sacred sites worldwide to pursue her artistic interests. She has studios in St. Helena and Napa, which have received attention from many authors, editors and publishers from across the United States. Sandison currently lives in Napa Valley with her husband, chef and cooking teacher Hugh Carpenter.

The ‘Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes’ exhibit is open to the public during winery hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Robert Mondavi Winery is located at 7801 St. Helena Highway in Oakville, Napa Valley. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Karen O’Neill at 707-968-2040 or

Teri Sandison Red Gate 1, Korea Copyright courtesy of Teri Sandison

About Robert Mondavi Winery

Founded in 1966, Robert Mondavi Winery is the shining symbol of California’s Napa Valley. The first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades since the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Mondavi Winery went on to establish the foundation for the modern-day California wine industry. With the philosophy that great wines reflect their origins, Robert Mondavi Winery pursues the fullest expression of the terroir of Napa Valley. For additional information about Robert Mondavi Winery visit

Additional image acknowledgements:
Lee & Lee Gallery Contemporary Art and Fine Craft
3130 Wilshire Blvd, #502, Los Angeles , CA 90010
located one block east of Vermont at Wilshire and Shatto place.