Issue #194 September 2023 – Fall Colors

September 2023

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings.I hope this issue of Holsten Galleries News finds you and your families well. This month I have chosen some outstanding pieces by some of my favorite artists to share with you. I look forward to your comments and questions.

Quote of the Month

"If you want to make art, you must be passionate. And then study. Curiosity. Never stop being curious."

– Lino Tagliapietra

Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

Here are two views of a beautiful piece from the Maestro’s most iconic series. This Dinosaur is slightly smaller than most but is no less masterful in its form and surface treatment.

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 44 x 22 x 7″

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 44 x 22 x 7″


Stone Vessel by William Morris, 20" x 15" x 5"


Stone Vessel
by William Morris

For those of you who might not have been collecting glass in the 1980’s, you might not be aware of a wonderful early series by William Morris inspired by the standing stone circles in England. This one is particularly colorful.



by Martin Blank

This beautiful piece by Martin Blank was just finished and photographed outdoors in the lovely early fall Seattle colors.

Bloom by Martin Blank, 16" diameter



Untitled & Untitled
by Alex Bernstein

Alex sent me images of two of his latest cast glass pieces and, because I could not choose which one to feature, I am including both here. As alway, Alex’s work is a delight for the eye.

Untitled by Alex Bernstein, 9 x 15 x 4″

Untitled by Alex Bernstein, 11 x 18 x 4″



Puffy Dizzy Digger
by Stephen Powell

One of the most loved series by late artist Stephen Powell is his "Whacko" series. As the name suggests, the forms of these pieces are unique and whimsical. I love the beautiful color palette of this piece.

Puffy Dizzy Digger by Stephen Powell, 26.5 x 20.5 x 19″



Thanks, as always, for subscribing to Holsten Galleries news and for taking part of your day to enjoy some outstanding works of glass art. I look forward to staying in touch.

Kenn Holsten