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Paintings by Parisian Fabienne Delacroix now in the east gallery!

Saper Galleries in the current Greater Lansing Business Monthly

East gallery April
                    2, 2014
     East gallery (south view) today

See a slide show of Saper Galleries here
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Just acquired:

Jewelery and collections boxes by Martinez
Paintings by French artist Fabienne Delacroix
New glass artist Tom Stoenner
New glass artist Stuart Abelman
New sculpted ceramics by Jeff Margolin
Marine paintings by John Bentham-Dinsdale
New glass from Hebron
Donald McDermott handblown glass
New small still life oil paintings
New glass by artist Rollin Karg
New glass artist David Royce

New paintings by Michigan's Kathleen Chaney Fritz
Hand-blown glass vases by Rick Hunter

New cocobolo wood bowls from Costa Rica
Soem
                    of the glass displayed right now!
Glass in the west gallery today

 Scroll down for more!

THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF HEBRON GLASS IN THE WORLD
(Outside of the West Bank)
In the center gallery

Hebron glass
For more than 2,000 years, hand-blown glass has been made in Hebron, the largest city in the Palestinian West Bank.  Rarely seen outside the Middle East, Saper Galleries has acquired these unique, swirl-colored hand-blown glass vases, now displayed in the center gallery. 

Click here to see the collection!

MICHIGAN
AT ITS VERY BEST!

The Art of Kathleen Chaney Fritz

New paintings in the west gallery

Kathleen chaney Fritz
The splendors of Michigan are captured by the amazing talent of Michigan's premiere painter, Kathleen Chaney Fritz.  See her newest paintings and prints now on display!  Here is what the Towne Courier reports.

They are all on this page

PAINTINGS OF LOVE

by Hessam Abrishami

Now in the east gallery

Hessam Abrishami
Colorful, emotive images by Persian-born Hessam Abrishami.

See what is available here!
TUNIS PONSEN
Paintings and Watercolors
Now in the north room of the west gallery!

Tunis Ponsen
Oil paintings, watercolors, rare linocuts and lithographs by the Dutch-born artist who called Michigan home in the early 20th century.

See the oil paintings here, watercolors here and lithographs here
Costa Rican Cocobolo (Revisited)!
Now in the center gallery!

Cocobolo
                  boxes from Costa Rica
Unique, functional, boxes and bowls hand-crafted by artists in Costa Rica using their native rosewood-like cocobolo wood.  Hand-selected by us at the artist workshops for you to enjoy at Saper Galleries, the only source for these boxes outside of Central America.

See the entire collection here and new cocobolo bowls just received here!
 
 


Read what the Lansing State Journal writes about it here.

THE MAGIC REALISM OF ROB GONSALVES
In the center gallery

Rob
                      Gonsalves

Enjoy the 11 most recent images of Rob Gonsalves' Magic Realism

Discover the transitional imagery that bridges realistic scenes with the magic of creative imagination!


The February 4, 2013 State News article on the exhibition here

FACE IT!
Dimensional Ceramic Wall Sculptures of Allen Littlefield
In the east gallery

 Allen
                                                          Littlefield
The sculpted faces are compelling, some with a nod to fantasy and many seemingly futuristic. 

Your own experiences determine what you see.

THE LORAX
at Saper Galleries!
In the west gallery

Dr. Seuss at Saper
                                                          Galleries!
See the Lorax and images of other available Dr. Seuss artwork. You can own or give as a gift your favorite Dr. Seuss limited edition!  

See more here!


LOVE AND FAMILY:
Ceramic Relief Tiles
of Ruth Faktor
In the center gallery

 Ruth Faktor
                                                  ceramic
Visit and select from the world's largest collection of Israeli Ruth Faktor ceramics (starting at only $52).

See them all here!


HAND-BLOWN GLASS
Ten artists at Saper Galleries

Glass by many artists
Click on the 10 links below to see the hand-blown glass on display now!

Eickholt    
Fields     Hebron     Hunter     Karg     McDermott     New-Small    Royce     Sutherland     Thai

FLORAL REFLECTIONS:
Realism on Canvas
by Hilary Eddy
Hilary Eddy
New paintings by the British artist are of still lifes involving reflections and compelling floral close-ups of amazing detail and quality.

See more here!
REFLECTIONS:
Highly Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture
by James T. Russell
James T. Russell
                                                          sculptures
Polished stainless steel sculptures by one of the world's most respected artists in monumental and indoor stainless steel sculpture - for home and office.

Click here to see others now available!


Under $100

For Mother's and Father's Day, Valentine's Day and other holidays, graduations, house warmings, thank yous, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, and for yourself!





Recent Recognition

  • Readers of the Gannett paper in Holt, Michigan selected Saper Galleries as their favorite art gallery June 30, 2013 as part of the People's Choice Awards.  Thank you to our many clients, friends, and visitors from Holt!
  •  Gallery owner Roy Saper was presented a Citation for Community Service, by the East Lansing, Michigan City Council February 19, 2013, for his 16 years serving the City of East Lansing, Michigan's Art Selection Panel "with extraordinary merit".
  • Saper Galleries received notice iBest
                                                        of East Lansing
                                                        Awardn September, 2012 of being awarded the 2012 Best of East Lansing Award.

"These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the East Lansing area a great place to live, work and play."


  • On June 24, 2012, Saper Galleries was Best
                                  Art Gallery Awardselected by readers of the Clinton County News and The Towne Courier and the Williamston Enterprise as the Best Art Gallery!  Additionally, Williamston Enterprise readers voted Saper Galleries the Best for "Art Framing and Matting"!  Thank you so much for the honor of recognizing us as your favorite gallery and picture framer year after year.  We are deeply honored by the trust you place with us and are honored to be of service to you as we have for many thousands of client-friends since 1978.
  • On June 26, 2011 Saper Galleries was chosen as the Favorite Art Gallery in the 2011 People's Choice Award voting among Towne Courier newspaper readers!  Thank you to those who continue to value and appreciate our contributions to the community and the services we bring to you in the areas of art and framing.  It's our honor to serve you always.  (Click here to read the news article and here to see the award.)

  • Saper Galleries was recognized on January 6, 2011 by America's Best and Top 10!  Their web site states that "The top-rated place in East Lansing is Saper Galleries in the Attractions category."   We are honored to have received such recognition, particularly in that the community has so many outstanding attractions.
  • On July 23, 2010 we received certificates from the Lansing Community Newspapers congratulating us for being voted the Best Art Gallery and also the Best Picture Framers in the area.  We are honored -- with thanks and appreciation!

  • Thank you to readers of the Williamston Enterprise which in the June 27, 2010 paper voted Saper Galleries the "Best for Art Framing and Matting" and also "Best Place to Go and Things to Do" in the Art Gallery category!  We appreciate and value your visits and many years of support.  Our many clients and friends in Williamston are the best!
  • Click here to read the Professional Picture Framers Association's January publication cover story on Saper Galleries.
  • Saper Galleries was selected for the USCA
                                                          Award 20102010 and 2009 Best of East Lansing Awards in the Art Dealers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).  The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.  Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.  
  • Saper Galleries Won the 2009 National Award of Excellence -- the "Oscar" of art galleries for the best gallery event of 2008 as awarded by Art Business News.  Read all about it here.
  • Voted the Favorite Art Gallery in the 2009 People's Choice Award by Towne Courier readers (again).  Although there are a couple dozen wonderful art galleries in the area, every year we are honored to have been selected by readers of the Towne Courier as their favorite.  (See news article here.)  Thank you  to our many friends and clients who continually show their appreciation of what we do by recommending Saper Galleries for art and framing services.  Know that we will never let you down and always give you all we can to ensure you have the best of experiences at Saper Galleries -- as we've delivered to thousands of satisfied customers since 1978.


   
Have questions on any of the new items shown below?  You can chat live with us now or send us an e-mail.

   Arthur Bauman mobiles       New  mobile by Arthur Bauman
 
 Eyvind Earle     New video added to the Eyvind Earle page
 
  Michael
                                Callihan paintings        New original landscapes by Michael Callihan

      Principe
                                hearts              Original heart paintings by Principe

   Roillin Karg
                                  blown glass        Hand-blown glass by Rollin Karg
                             
Fields hand
                                blown glass        Hand-blown glass by John and Heather Fields
   
   Jay
                                        Varma drawings         Pencil drawings by Jay Varma

What's New?
Recent Additions to the Saper Galleries Inventory!

     

     Eric Waugh
    New paintings by Eric Waugh

  
Costa Rican boxes     New Cocobolo wood boxes from Costa Rica

      Roberto
                              Hollanda          
Sculptures by Brazilian Roberto Hollanda
   
     Randall Higdon     New abstracts by Randall Higdon

    
Rboerto
                                                          Salas        New artist Roberto Salas                                 

     
Hebron Glass            Hand-blown Hebron Glass

     Allen Littlefield            Ceramic wall sculptures Allen Littlefield 
     
         
Rick
                                      Hunter hand-blown glass          New hand-blown glass by Rick Hunter

    Itzchak Tarkey             
New  serigraphs by Itzchak Tarkay

  
Stephen McMillan etchings       
New  etchings by Stephen McMillan

   Rob Gonsalves     New editions by Rob Gonsalves

    Russell Chatham lithographs                
Last lithograph we have by Russell Chatham

   
John-Mark
                              Gleadow    Hyper-realism by John-Mark Gleadow

    Eyvind Earle
                              original paintings                 New paintings by Eyvind Earle
   
    Robert
                              Eickholt glass                New glass vases by Robert Eickholt
   
   Ceramic tiles by Ruth Faktor       New ceramic relief tiles by Ruth Faktor
     
    Boxes by Monica Martinez         Hand-painted boxes by Monica Martinez
     
    Ioan Nemtoi hand-blown glass           New hand-blown glass by Ioan Nemtoi

    Mathias Muleme etchings                        New intaglio etchings by Mathias Muleme

  
Hilary Eddy paintings      New paintings by Hilary Eddy

  David
                            Herzig watercolors       New paintings by David Herzig

  Kathleen Chaney Fritz paintings        New paintings by Kathleen Chaney Fritz
 
Baughman
                            paintings    Paintings on paper by John and Jan Baughman

  Persian miniature paintings on camel
                              bone              Persian miniature paintings on camel bone
 
 
Barbara McCleary     New paintings by Barbara McCleary

  Small still life oil paintings      Small still life oil paintings

 
David Thai hand-blown glass bowls     Glass bowls by David Thai
      
 

   

Gallery Photos of the Month!
(Click photos to enlarge.)

Click here to see past Photos of the Month from Saper Galleries!

Educational Child Care Center
                              students
Students from Lansing, Michigan's Educational Child Care Center (EC3)  enjoyed the Saper Galleries Dr. Seuss collection August 4, 2014.  Another photo of them is here.

Fowlerville High School art students
We were delighted to welcome Fowlerville (Michigan) High School art students who toured Saper Galleries April 24, 2014.

Bette Ridgeway painting

Bette Ridgeway painting
viewed through a James T. Russell stainless steel sculpture in the east gallery April 2, 2014.


Click here to see more Photos of the Month from Saper Galleries!
Gallery team
                 Jennifer         Amanda        Elisa           Roy                    

Saper Galleries is a full-service Michigan-based art gallery specializing in free art search services and friendly, professional assistance in providing fine art, framing, and related services to everyone from beginning collectors to sophisticated connoisseurs, interior designers, art consultants, and business owners everywhere.  Our bricks-and-mortar gallery was created in 1978 by Roy C. Saper who, with a highly competent team of art professionals, work daily to ensure client satisfaction in all aspects of the visual arts. (To see photographs of the gallery, click here.)

Saper Galleries is highly regarded for its friendly, personalized attention with art selection assistance, special art commissions, archival-quality matting and framing, conservation and restoration services, and installation services world-wide. Saper Galleries also manages the Tunis Ponsen estate paintings(Click here to see what recent clients have said about us!)  

Every day the Saper Galleries web site is visited by art lovers and collectors from dozens of countries and we ship artwork regularly to those who acquire our artwork in locations throughout the world (as you can see from visiting our testimonials page).

In August, 2009 Saper Galleries was awarded (by Art Business News) the national Award of Excellence for the best gallery exhibition (The Art of Dr. Seuss) in 2008.  Two years earlier Decor Magazine presented its top award to Saper Galleries for our Picasso exhibition of 2006.  In 2003 we were honored as one of the Top 100 galleries in the USA.

Locally, in June, 2010 Williamston Enterprise readers and in June, 2011 and 2009 The Towne Courier readers voted Saper Galleries their Favorite Art Gallery and picture framer of the couple dozen in the area.  In May, 2008 Lansing City Pulse and, again, Towne Courier newspaper readers voted Saper Galleries as Best Art Gallery.  Saper Galleries and Custom Framing
was honored to have again been voted the Best of the Best among art galleries in the 2007 Lansing State Journal readers' poll.   Also in 2007 (as in prior years) Saper Galleries earned two "Best of the Best" awards from The Towne Courier newspaper -- for best art gallery and also for best picture framer.  Similar awards were also earned in 2012 and 2013.

In 2003 gallery owner Roy Saper was honored by being named the Outstanding Small Business Person of the Year by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce!      (Click here to learn about Saper Galleries in its community.)  


Learn more about who we are, all that we do, and why Saper Galleries is different than any other gallery anywhere!


Below are summaries of the 23 most recent exhibitions at Saper Galleries.   For a listing of all the major Saper Galleries exhibitions, click here.



Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
 limited edition prints and sculptures were the focus of a major exhibition of the artist's work between 2008 and 2009.  The display was recognized by Art Business News which awarded Saper Galleries the top exhibition gallery of the year award in late 2009.  On display now is a selection of artwork from that exhibition including many of the illustrations used in the Seuss children's books, his secret art that was not published during his lifetime, and the unusual "unorthodox taxidermy".  Click here to learn more! 

Robert EickholtThe hand-blown glass vases, bowls and paperweights of artist Robert Eickholt have been one of the most beautiful  attractions of Saper Galleries over more than two decades.  Since his retirement we have been displaying the last works he created, exquisite glass that evokes amazement at his superb talent in mastering the medium.  Click here to see the current inventory of the very desirable hand-blown glass of Robert Eickholt.
Paul Braslow
Paul Braslow's cast bronze sculptures show life as he would like it to be -- graceful, elegant, and hopeful.  They inevitably recall the work of Brancusi in their startling grace, and the work of Giacometti in their intensity.  After first impressions, one reads the sculptures for their strength of balance, and only then the sense of emotion becomes apparent and remains the lasting impression.  Saper Galleries is proud to make available to collectors the figurative, highly finished and unique cast bronze sculpture of Paul Braslow.
Michael Callihan
Michael Callihan's softly-focused Impressionist-like oil paintings are based on real and imagined landscapes around Michigan.  His paintings are reflective and peaceful and richly formed with depth and feeling.  There is a connection to place in a Michael Callihan painting, like images of places you've visited, if not in person, at least certainly in desire.  See the many paintings of Callihan's impressions here!
David Herzig
David Herzig's watercolors of familiar flowers are like poetic portraits.  Enjoy his life-like paintings of tulips, lilies, amaryllis, poppies, sunflowers, iris and cyclamens.  Many are now on display in the center gallery.  Enjoy viewing them now here!
Kathleen Chaney
                  Fritz
Kathleen Chaney Fritz is not only one of Michigan's best artists, she is also one of the best oil painters anywhere!   She beautifully captures the feeling of Michigan's many shoreline attractions and is also noted for her exquisite floral paintings.   Saper Galleries is honored to be able to present for your enjoyment the rare and phenomenal quality paintings of Michigan artist Kathleen Chaney Fritz.  See more here!
Ruth Faktor ceramics

Ruth Faktor's ceramic bas-reliefs are beautiful, colorful tiles that collectors both hang on the wall and display on small table-top easels. The images depicted in her solemn designs are of families, children, musical themes, and villages.  The Israeli artist uses clay from Jerusalem in creating these captivating works of art.  To see the most recent additions to our vast Ruth Faktor inventory, click here or visit us in downtown East Lansing, Michigan!

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is recognized as the most important artist world for his contributions to the world of modern art and for being the most prolific artist in the world.   Saper Galleries displayed 77 original Picasso graphics and ceramics in a two- month exhibition ending July 9, 2006.   Although the exhibition has ended, you will enjoy reviewing the several  web pages describing the exhibition, illustrating several of the Picassos which are  still available, and providing detailed information about the women of Pablo Picasso, printmaking techniques, and historical and descriptive information about his art.  All this and more can be found by clicking here.   Do let us know should there be specific Picassos you are seeking for your own collection!
Tunis Ponsen
Dutch-born artist Tunis Ponsen (1891-1968) was a traditional painter who painted what he saw without embellishment.  His imagery focused on the rural landscape of his western Michigan home and then urban scenes when he later moved to Chicago where he taught and exhibited frequently.   Saper Galleries is proud to represent his estate paintings which numbered more than 1,000 oil paintings, watercolors, and a limited number of single-color lithographs and linocuts, all discovered soon after he died close to 40 years ago.  Click here to see more of his paintings that are in inventory now.

Michael Callihan oil
                      paintings  
Michael Callihan's soft, tranquil Michigan landscapes convey a sense of quiet spirituality in a world which is strife with conflict and cacophony.  On display the paintings become windows into a world of contemplated calm based on real or imagined places that artist Callihan has visited.  The Michigan's artist's paintings never stay very long.  Click here to see what is available today!
Ioan Nemtoi hand-blown glass
Ioan Nemtoi, the Romanian glass artist creates extraordinary, brilliant, decorative glass vessels.  Their shapes and large size make them stand out considerably from that of other glass artists.  His hand-blown glass vases, bowls and other dimensional pieces are unique and compelling.  Their unusual forms seem to dance, displaying a fluidity that represents the molten state that is now frozen into beautiful sculptures of captivating color and form.  See more here.
Bill Mack

Bill Mack is  a master of the sculptural relief medium.  His low and high-relief figurative sculptures are captivating in evoking an emotional connection with the viewer.  Click here to see additional examples of his cast relief figurative wall sculptures.
Rob Gonsalves
The Magic Realism of Rob Gonsalves continues to engage viewers who delight in the creative imagery of this one-of-a-kind artist!  Take a ride to the land of  fantasy and imagination by exploring the genius talent of Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves.  We have in inventory a large selection of his Magic Realism as well as his recent books which illustrate his more popular  imagery.  See the entire collection here!   
Brian Davis
Brian Davis -- his magnificent, brilliant floral paintings beautifully capture the subtle shifts in color and shadows that we often take for granted when viewing  the nature in our environment.  Davis brings attention to the beauty of nature by allowing light to dance about the image, allowing the breath and depth of the flower to seemingly come to life.  A wonderful selection of Brian Davis canvases are now on display at Saper Galleries!  More images are shown here!
ALVAR , the famed Spanish painter who is known to collectors throughout the world for his colorful and poetic hand-colored embossed lithographs flew to Michigan from Spain recently to open the exhibition ALVAR: An Unveiling of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Sculpture and Embossed Lithographs.  The exhibition, which continued through December, 2003 displayed 50 works of art including his rarely-seen oil paintings, colorful watercolors, exquisite pencil drawings, cast bronze sculptures, and his most recent lithographs.  To see Alvars available as of today, click here.  A very limited number of Alvar books are also available.   To see pictures of the opening reception click here!
 

Laurent Schkolnyk
                  mezzotints
Laurent Schkolnyk, master of the mezzotint medium of engraving, was at Saper Galleries June 1, 2003 for the opening the the Saper Galleries 25th Anniversary exhibition. "Laurent Schkolnyk: Still Lifes by the Master of Mezzotint" featured 50 of Schkolnyk's exquisite, phenomenally-executed still life mezzotints. Schkolnyk, one of only 5 major mezzotint artists in the world, is recognized around the world for the delicate, glowing imagery of his ethereal designs. Please click here to see the Schkolnyk mezzotints now on display and available for acquisition. 
Barbara
                McCleary
Barbara McCleary is a painter of vibrant florals, lush gardens, tranquil waters, and sun-swept landscapes. Visit Saper Galleries now to see a selection of her recent oil paintings influenced by trips to Provence, France, and Mexico. Click here to see an example of her beautiful paintingsand learn more of this extremely talented Michigan artist! We look forward to welcoming you to the vision of reality from the eye and brush of Barbara McCleary!
Michel
                Delacroix
Michel Delacroix, the most noted naļ f painter of our time, recently exhibited paintings of his native Paris at Saper Galleries. Several of his paintings and a selection of his limited edition graphics including the new serigraph "Moulin Rouge sous la Pluie" are still on display. Stop by to visit or click here to see pictures of paintings available for immediate acquisition . We look forward to welcoming you!

Audubon's Great Blue
                    Heron
John James Audubon's "Fifty Best", recreations of 50 of Audubon's famous Birds of America hand-colored engravings from Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History opened October 7, 2001 and continued through December, 2001 at Saper Galleries. This world premiere of 50 of Audubon's best images from his famous Birds of America portfolio is still able to be viewed on line. You may order your Audubons by visiting Saper Galleries in person or contacting us on line now . To learn more about this special collection and see each of the images, please click here.


With a focus on quality and excellence you are guaranteed satisfaction at Saper Galleries!

  West Gallery

Two views of the west gallery, lit entirely by four large skylights, one 48-feet long!

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