E-Newsletter : Issue #083 January 2015

June 2014

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Greetings. I hope you are enjoying your summer. This month I want to share with you exciting new pieces by some of my favorite artists and also to introduce to you the work of a new artist on my website, Kerrick Johnson. I hope you enjoy this issue of Holsten Galleries News and I look forward to hearing your comments and questions.


"Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up."

– Pablo Picasso


Featured Works:

Tatoosh by Lino Tagliapietra
I love Lino Tagliapietra’s "Tatoosh" series and this new example is one of my favorites. The intricate patterns in the canework and the subtle yet powerful spectrum of colors combine with the elegant form to create a harmoniously beautiful piece of glass sculpture. Once again the Maestro outdoes himself in his quest for the sublime.

Lino Tagliapietra
26" x 13" x 8"

Tlingit Hat,
6.75" x 14.25" diameter
Tlingit Hat by Preston Singletary
This is the first "Hat" series piece I have had of Preston’s for some time and this one was worth waiting for. His Tlingit design elements are an interpretive representation of age old symbols from Singletary’s native culture. The blown hat form is simple, open and pleasing. The shade of blue perfect.


Middy Polished Plate Glass Vase by Sidney Hutter
This new piece by Sidney Hutter is a great example of this series. A vase in title alone, the sophisticated stacking and alteration of the glass elements only hints at the possibility of a solid vessel. I particularly love the beautiful colors of this piece. There are several other wonderful new Hutter works you can view at the Sidney Hutter page on my website.

Middy Polished Plate Glass Vase,
12" x 6" diameter

Django Cloud,
15" x 20" x 9"
Django Cloud by Nancy Callan
One of Nancy Callan’s perennial favorite series is the "Cloud" series. This new piece has a most pleasant, billowy form and an unexpected yet highly effective combination of colors: violet, blue and chartreuse. Nancy’s mastery of the canework technique is once again evident.

Fractured Pair by Kerrick Johnson
I’m very pleased to introduce a new artist to the Holsten Galleries stable. Kerrick Johnson is a talented young glassblower from Chatanooga. His forms are simple and elegant. His mastery of the material is evident in both the areas of blowing and cold work. Please go to his new web page to see more.

Fractured Pair, 18″ x 18″ x 9″

38" x 38.5" x 13"
Reach by Dan Dailey, Secondary Market
I have recently added several pieces to my Secondary Market page. This new addition by Dan Daily entitled "Reach" was completed in 2006. As always, Dan’s mastery of his materials (glass and bronze in this case) is clear and his imaginative and unique design places his work among the most creative expressions of contemporary glass art. For more pieces please visit the Holsten Galleries Secondary Market page.

Thanks you for taking time to read this month’s Holsten Galleries News. Stay well and stay in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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