E-Newsletter : Issue #181 August 2022 – Final weeks of summer

August 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope you and your families are well and enjoying the final weeks of summer. It’s always both fun and challenging to choose which works to feature for the monthly issue of Holsten Galleries News. There are literally hundreds of beautiful pieces on our website. This month was no exception, and I am happy to share new and recent works by some of my favorite artists. I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or comments you may have. Enjoy!

Quote of the Month

"Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy."

– Albert Einstein

Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

There is no doubt that Lino’s most iconic works are the Dinosaur series. These pieces are in many public and private collections around the world and are instantly recognizable. This piece is a prototypical example of this well known series. The form, the colors, the cane work and the surface engraving all bear witness to the hands of the maestro.

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 44 x 22 x 7″


Archit II by Toland Sand, 9 x 8 x 7″


Archit II
by Toland Sand

California artist Toland Sand had just completed and photographed this magnificent work when I asked him for a piece to feature in this newsletter. This piece needs to be seen from many angles to fully appreciate its complex beauty. I have chosen two views to feature here.



Double Lotus
by Martin Blank

Seattle based glass artist Martin Blank is well known for his fluid, organic blown forms. One of his best known series is the Lotus. These floral sculptures are often shown in groupings. This piece in clear, alabaster and gold is a spectacular example of this series.

Double Lotus by Martin Blank


Woman IV by Latchezar Boyadjiev, 23 x 13 x 4″


Woman IV
by Latchezar Boyadjiev

Another well known California based glass artist is Latchezar Boyadjiev. In recent years his abstract cast sculptures are often figurative and "Woman" is a stunning iteration of this well loved series.



Amber Sunset
by Alex Bernstein

I literally received just a few moments ago this image from North Carolina glass artist Alex Bernstein. Alex says that "Amber Sunset" reminds him of Santa Fe, where my wife Christine and I live. I agree! I love the form of this dramatic cast piece.

Amber Sunset by Alex Bernstein


Thanks for spending a bit of your day enjoying some outstanding examples of glass sculpture. I certainly enjoyed putting this newsletter together and look forward to staying in touch.

Warm wishes,

Kenn Holsten

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