E-Newsletter : Issue #172 September 2021 – Celebrate Fall Colors

September 2021

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. To celebrate the coming fall colors I have a colorful selection of great glass art to share with you this month. I hope you and your families are well and I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or comments you might have

Quote of the Month

"It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done."

– Vincent Van Gogh


Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

Lino’s "Ombelico" series is not as well known as some others but is nonetheless a very compelling body of work. This particular example, with its vibrant upbeat palette, is one of my favorites. I have other great examples too if you should like to see them.

Ombelico by Lino Tagliapietra,
20″ diameter


Lucid Peaking Cleavage by Stephen Rolfe Powell
41.5 x 22.5 x 11.5″


Lucid Peaking Cleavage
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

Bursting with beautiful colors and dramatic in its presentation, "Lucid Peaking Cleavage" is an outstanding example of Stephen Powell’s work. As always with Stephen’s work, the murini work is absolutely masterful.



Franz Marc’s horse
by Ross Richmond

Many of you are familiar with previous series created by Seattle glass artist Ross Richmond. This new series is elegant and finely wrought. I chose "Franz Marc’s Horse" but could as easily have featured several others. Please contact me if you’d like to see other works from this series.

Franz Marc’s horse by Ross Richmond, 16.5 x 6 x 9″


Untitled by Michael Pavlik, 9 x 9″


by Michael Pavlik,
Secondary Market

In the 1980’s and 1990’s Michael Pavlik was one of the leading American glass artists. From time to time I run across one of his works on the secondary market and have decided to feature this one here. It is different from every angle so be sure and request more images if this is of interest.



Thank you for taking part of your day to enjoy some outstanding examples of great glass art. Keep in touch and stay well.

Kenn Holsten

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