E-Newsletter : Issue #149 January 2020 – Exciting & New

January 2020

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope this issue of Holsten Galleries news finds you and your families in good health. This month I have chosen some exciting new works to share with you. As always, I look forward to any questions or comments you might have.

Quote of the Month

"The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others."

– Vincent Van Gogh

Featured Works


by Lino Tagliapietra

I love this very painterly piece by Lino Tagliapietra. It is intensely beautiful in a subtle and understated way. It is masterful both technically and aesthetically.

Tatoosh by Lino Tagliapietra
22.5 x 14.75 x 7.5″



Vincent with Grey Hat by Veruska Vagen, 8.5 x 11″




Vincent with Grey Hat
by Veruska Vagen

Veruska Vagen has one of the most unique approaches and techniques of working in glass. You can read about her use of tiny dots of glass here. Vagen often goes to the great Masters of painting for inspiration. "Vincent in Grey" is a great example of this aspect of her work.


Sonata Cloud
by Nancy Callan

Everything about this new piece from Nancy’s "Cloud" series works together perfectly: its airy form, the subtle but dramatic colors, the intricate swirly cane work. Only an artist with many years of experience and a wonderful imagination could have created such a piece.

Sonata Cloud by Nancy Callan, 13.5 x 18.5 x 9″



Nautilus by Martin Rosol, 13 x 13 x 5″

by Martin Rosol

I find this new piece from Rosol’s "Nautilus" series to be very architectural. Its clean, smooth lines add extra grace to an archetypal image. I like the minimalist hint of color, just enough to add additional drama to an understated sculpture.




Grey into Blue
by Shelley Muzylowski Allen

Few glass artists are capable of sculpting hot molten glass into such elegant figurative forms. Having once owned horses myself, I can attest to the fact that many aspects of "Grey into Blue" are quite correct anatomically. But it is in capturing the spirit of the horse that Shelley truly shows her mastery here.

Grey into Blue by Shelley Muzylowski Allen, 29 x 21 x 7″




Thank you for taking part of your day to enjoy some beautiful pieces of glass art. It is a privilege for me to be able to share them with you!

Kenn Holsten

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