Introducing the Elements of Summer

Elements of Summer

Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor presents the Elements of Summer, an exciting group show featuring the works of different artists in art, glass and jewelry. Each artist with a distinctive style and all takes inspiration from the “Elements” surrounding them. Opening Saturday May 6th 10- 3 p.m.


Varney Forest Light
Varney Forest Light










Brett Varney has had a career in art for over 33 years. Working in oil pastels and with gold leaf his inspiration comes from the deep colors and majestic inspiring landscape of British Columbia where he lives.












Star Mortezavi is fascinated by the blending of colors; the fluidity and visual pleasure that comes with observing the organic and natural flowing patterns. Her large paintings swirl with motion and layers of texture rise from the canvas.

Also, on display you’ll find Alexys Henry’s abstract acrylics paintings are a palette of soft colors with hints of shimmer in silver and gold. The cloud-like imagery gives a feeling of calm and tranquility.


Margaret Juul’s compositions are fresh and original expressions of the colors and patterns of water in motion. Captured in visual art as an unwavering hold on her spirit — with fluidity, intuition and reflective volatility.


Schuster The Wave
Schuster The Wave










Lisa Schuster oil paintings are uniquely different. She creates on a metal working different tools she roughens the surface to create a unique shimmering texture. Her Water and Wave Series is full of reflection and movement.


Applebaum Glasswork
Applebaum Glasswork










Leon Applebaum has been working in glass for the past 35 years. He has developed glass blowing techniques that captivate the fluid energy of hot glass, using fire, air centrifugal force, gravity, and tools to push and pull the glass. He uses transparent colors, so the light passes through and brings out the pure beauty and essence of glass.

Leppla-Seascape Vase
Leppla-Seascape Vase

David Leppla’s Undersea Vessel Series explores the flowing and ebbing motion of ethereal fronds of sea grass swaying under the sea. The artist incorporates in his glass blowing a variety of glass cane and millefiori to create these rich transparent layered compositions.

Helen Zarin: Bursting with Color

Welcome Helen Zarin:  Bursting with Color


Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor presents the artwork of internationally known artist Helen Zarin.  Opening Reception Saturday March 25th, 2023  Show runs through April 22

Helen Zarin’s creative journey has progressed for over 30 years.  Her work with mixed media, oil and collage is sophisticated yet vibrant and playful. Her subject matter incredibly diverse includes figures, faces, landscapes and flowers. Ever evolving her new Vision Series shows off an impressionistic abstract style bursting with colors. This new incredible collection of works is a show not to be missed!

Born in Shirae, Iran in 1970, Helen Zarin can remember beginning to paint at the early age of five.  Showing talent, her influential family encouraged her to invest in her artistic endeavors. Helen was recognized by the Iranian Society and earned many national awards for her works. Conditions in her native country eventually compelled Helen to turn elsewhere for creative nourishment.

Helen continued her education here in the United States and her career as a professional artist has flourished. She is represented in galleries throughout, Canada and the USA.




An Exclusive 2 Day Event Jewelry Trunk Show  

jewelry by Alex


Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass etc. at 247 Main Street

in Safety Harbor are excited to bring back the exquisite jewelry designs of artist Alex Sepkus.                                  

Trunk Show Hours

Saturday March 4th 11-6 PM

and Sunday March 5th 11- 3 PM

R.S.V.P – Linda at 727-725-1808 or

Set up your Appointment now!


A master of design and a true original in today’s world, Alex Sepkus is first a craftsman whose priority is beauty, whose insight and passion for his work are his driving force in life and whose abilities lie within his hands.




Introducing Internationally Known Artist Maya Eventov

Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety

Harbor is excited to welcome back internationally known artist

Maya Eventov to the gallery.

Eventov Working2

A Meet the Artist Reception will be held on

Saturday February 11, 2023 5-8 P.M.

Maya Eventov grew up in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union. St. Petersburg, as it is now known, is a city fabled for its beauty and culture. At a very young age her parents introduced her to the great artistic treasures of the city. Countless hours were spent at the magnificent Hermitage Museum studying the works of great masters.

She worked on her education and after graduating in 1987 with a master’s degree in graphic design, she began working as an illustrator for children’s books. Maya took advantage of the fall of the Iron Curtain by travelling, exploring the lands of her dreams. In the early 1990s she immigrated to Canada. Here she found an immediate appreciation for her artwork and quickly became involved in the local art scene. This now successful international artists is represented in galleries throughout, Great Britain, Canada and the USA.  Maya Eventov doesn’t just paint with her hands; she paints with her entire being.  Her acrylic paintings instantly recognizable are uniquely sculpted, using a palette knife technique. The paint rises from the canvas like a sculpture creating a window to her vision.



Known for her birch tree series and florals Maya connects the viewer to nature.  Her abstracts and portraits demonstrate another side of her creativity.  Her colors are alive, exploding onto the canvases channeling her love and passion. This is a rare opportunity to meet Maya and purchase something from her latest collection.

For further information, please contact Linda Gagliostro @727-725-1808 or

Fire Up Your Holiday !

Fire Up Your Holidays

Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor Presents their annual Holiday Show!

Opening Reception Saturday November 19th 4-7PM

This Holiday season the gallery is all Fired Up with exciting, creative hand-blown glass works by newly found and favorite artists. Join us for a festive evening and come shop for extraordinary holidays gifts of fine art, blown glass and artful jewelry. The show is open to the public. Below is just a sample of the artwork available! For further information, please contact Linda Gagliostro @727-725-1808 or

Hessam Abrishami Reception

Proudly presents a reception featuring new

original paintings and archival limited editions by


Reception with artist

Saturday, April 2, 2022

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for this rare opportunity to see

Hessam paint live during the event.

Exhibition shall continue through April 30, 2022.

Exclusive Alex Sepkus Trunk Show Event



Saturday, March 5th, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Sunday, March 6th, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

A master of design and a true original in today’s world, Alex Sepkus is first a craftsman whose priority is beauty, whose insight and passion for his work are his driving force in life and whose abilities lie within his hands. With a strong understanding and respect for precision and balance, personified by his father, a well-respected architect, Alex developed a great passion for the intricacies of his craft, creating a world that can be truly appreciated only under a microscope.

RSVP to (727) 725-1808


Alex Sepkus - Little Windows 18k M-2ND19
Alex Sepkus - M-80
Alex Sepkus - E-108

Happy New Art, Glass, and Jewelry


Happy New
Art, Glass & Jewelry


Saturday, January 22, 2022

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

247 Main Street, Safety Harbor

Show continues through February 26

2022 brings us the release of exciting fresh new works from our favorite artists. Many took advantage of staying in during these challenging times and immersed themselves in work.

They stepped into their studios and created, experimented and brought us new style, new colors and fresh exciting designs.

Our Happy New Art, Glass and Jewelry show brings new work by Brett Varney, Maya Eventov, Pasagic, Adam Kaser and Suzanne Schwartz.

Holiday Open House Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Brightening Up the Holidays with a Spectrum of Colors in Art, Glass, and Jewelry

Holiday Open House
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
10:00 AM-7:00 PM

When searching for something extraordinary this holiday season, look no further than Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass.

Come celebrate the season in downtown Safety Harbor with shopping at a local business and sipping at your favorite downtown restaurant and cafe. Enjoy the lighting of Safety Harbor’s giant Christmas tree at 6:00 PM.

Sip and Shop in downtown Safety Harbor
begins at 5:00 PM.

The Borowski’s “Odd Birds Walk of Fame”


The Borowski's "Odd Birds Walk of Fame"

A Tribute to 20th Century Celebrities in Glass

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