E-Newsletter : Issue #135 December 2018 – Holidays

December 2018

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Holiday greetings! I want to start by thanking you for your support and friendship in 2018. I am fortunate to work with wonderful collectors, artists and great art. I wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and good health and prosperity in the new year.


"Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing."

– Marc Chagall

Featured Works


by Lino Tagliapietra

Recently I saw this new piece from Lino Tagliapietra’s "Florencia" series which is in Seattle. The bottom portion of the sculpture is similar to other Florencia works I have seen but the carving on the top part is new to me. The contrast between the two parts creates a dynamic artistic tension and the overall effect is quite dramatic.

Florencia by Lino Tagliapietra, 12.25 x 16.25 x 16.25″


Equilibrium by Martin Rosol, 8 x 8 x 8″

by Martin Rosol

What a wonderful glass sculpture by Massachusetts artist Martin Rosol. The optics are such that the piece changes from every angle viewed. The two shades of blue combine with the clear glass to create an understated elegance.


Green and Blue Wavy Leaf
by Dante Marioni

I just received this elegant "Leaf" sculpture by Seattle based artist Dante Marioni. The graceful vertical form stands in sharp contrast to the dramatic impact of the blue and green wavy canes.

Green and Blue Wavy Leaf
by Dante Marioni, 43.75 x 10.5 x 2.5"


Untitled, Homage series, 2018
by Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles,
32 x 11 x 8″

Untitled, Homage series, 2018
by Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles

I love this graceful grouping of figures by Seattle artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles. The intent of the Homage series is to evoke emotion through simple gesture, such as a nod of the head or bent shoulders. Each figure is sculpted in solid glass, free-hand, without molds.


Citron Vanishing Gladiator
by Stephen Powell

Most of you are probably familiar with Stephen Powell’s large and colorful sculptural works. This simpler bowl form has its own strong presence. The colors are bold and the use of the murini technique quite compelling.

Citron Vanishing Gladiator by Stephen Powell, 7.25 x 25.5 x 25.5″



Thank you for spending a few minutes enjoying these beautiful works of art. I look forward to staying in touch in 2019.

Kenn Holsten

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