E-Newsletter : Issue #195 October 2023 – Temperatures Dropping

October 2023

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well. Here in Santa Fe we have had a glorious fall season and temperatures are just starting to drop. This month I am featuring some great new and not so new works by several outstanding artists. I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions or comments.

Quote of the Month

"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart."

– Vincent van Gogh

Featured Works

Paul Schwieder

Paul Schwieder grew up in Saskatchewan but has lived in Sweden for many years. His works are fluid, sensuous and organic. Paul says this about his work:

"In sculpture, my goal is to create something alluring and magnetic, but also challenging. Can the viewer bring their own relationship with intimacy to the object in front of them?"

Here are Paul’s latest two creations:


Pulpit by Paul Schwieder, 54 x 28 x 28 cm

Of Two Minds by Paul Schwieder, 43 x 39 x 39 cm



by Lino Tagliapietra

This striking piece by Lino is from his well-known Bilbao series. Both the canework and the surface engraving remind us once again why Lino is known as the Maestro of contemporary glass art!

Bilbao by Lino Tagliapietra, 26.25 x 12.75 x 8.25″


Supernatural Wolf by Preston Singletary, 14 X 12.5 X 6.25″


Supernatural Wolf
by Preston Singletary

I was happy to come across this piece by Seattle based glass artist, Preston Singletary. As in all of Preston’s work, Supernatural Wolf is blown and sand carved. Unlike his typical pieces, however, is the fact that this is possibly the only sculpture I have seen by Preston which is entirely white.



by Nancy Callan

Just today I received this image of a new piece by Seattle glass artist Nancy Callan. I love the subtle, soft palette of this piece and its unique form. As always, Nancy’s cane work is masterful.

Ondine by Nancy Callan, 20 x 10.5 x 7″



Shifting & Dance
by Latchezar Boyadjiev

These two outstanding cast glass pieces by California artist Latchezar Boyadjiev are so new that they were photographed just yesterday. I love the organic, fluid feeling of all of Latchezar’s work and find these two pieces particularly lovely.

Shifting by Latchezar Boyadjiev, 19 x 14 x 4″

Dance by Latchezar Boyadjiev, 36 x 15 x 4″



Thank you, as always, for spending part of your day enjoying some of the world’s finest glass art pieces. Stay well and keep in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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