New Exhibition – Silver & Gold

 

Syd Entel Galleries & Susan Benjamin Glass presents a group show of innovative artists creating art,glass and jewelry featuring the beauty and glamour of gold and silver.

Gold and silver leaf techniques have been used for centuries in art and design.
The reflective quality and textured crackled detail of gold and silver leaf add elegance and glamour.

The Collection includes the art of Lun Tse, Nakisa Seika, Alexys Henry, Glass Artist Randi Solin and jewelry artists, So Young Park and Sarah Richardson.

Meet Lun Tse

     Born in Hong Kong, China in 1964, Lun Tse grew up in a bustling family. One of ten siblings, including a twin brother, Tse’s parents named their son “Lun” which translates to “dragon” in English, thus destining their son for greatness. Tse’s work — which melds bold, rich color, thoughtful brushstrokes and delicate imagery brings to mind this traditional Chinese symbol, a creature both possessing elegance and commanding power.

In 1967, Tse’s family relocated to the lively borough of Chinatown in San Francisco. They then moved to Salinas, California, a decision that prompted Tse to explore his artistic talents. In Salinas, his twin began writing, which sparked Tse’s own innate desire to create. He began drawing intricate illustrations to accompany his brother’s unique stories.

In high school, Tse focused primarily on his art classes and received a scholarship post-graduation. Immediately thereafter, he relocated to Tampa, where he began experimenting with a variety of mediums and subjects. With the help of instructional art books, Tse polished his craft and used his expanding knowledge to pursue freelance projects on the side. He considered each venture an opportunity to expand his prowess as both an artist and a professional in his field. Ever persevering, Tse won numerous festival awards during this period, and even had his work featured at a number of posh Boca Raton galleries. Tse was quickly hired as an Art Director for a Tampa art company. The experience gave him a greater appreciation for the painstaking process behind fine art construction, and the delicate details that make individual pieces special.

Throughout Tse’s years as an artist, he has discovered the unique technique of sponge painting. This technique provides a different and unique dimension of painting he could not achieve with a traditional brush. He is a master of sponge painting and has published several instructional books on this subject.

Other books he has published include: Painting Murals Fast & Easy, Painter’s Quick Reference – Trees & Foliage, Painter’s Quick Reference – Landscapes, and Sponge Painting all by North Light Publications.

Tse’s work has been displayed at many nationally and internationally acclaimed trade fairs and fine galleries. His pieces, often large-scale landscapes or floral motifs, possess a dreamlike quality that is mesmerizing, but precise. Tse’s breathtaking style is marked by hazily blended vibrant colors and wispy brushstrokes. Each piece he creates has its own special story that often recalls Tse’s diverse upbringing, spanning two very different continents and cultures.

“I find great satisfaction in creating artworks that are done well,” Lun says. “To have them well received by any audience brings a total sense of accomplishment. When a collector takes my artwork for their own to enrich their homes — this gives me a sense of contribution.”


Tse currently lives and works creating fine art in Atlanta, GA.

Hessam Abrishami – Exclusive release to Syd Entel Galleries

Celebrating 45 Years as a professional Artist,
Hessam Abrishami is bringing an exclusive release to Syd Entel Galleries
“Autumn of Beauty”
One of his largest limited editions to date
52″ x 84″ Edition of 75

Hessam is a master of vibrant colors, dynamic compositions and powerful expression.
His new collection of paintings, prints and bronze sculptures now available for purchase.
The show continues through March 14th
For further information contact Linda@sydentelgalleries.com

Art Makes A House A Home Opening Reception April 7 from 6-8 PM, Lecture Friday, April 6th at 1 PM

 Up Next:

Art Makes A House a Home

Saturday April 7
6-8 PM
Show continues through May 5 with a lecture on Friday April 6th at 1 PM

Hear expert Barbara Krai ASID Interior Designer and  Award winning Artist Margaret Juul speak on the importance of Art and Design.


 

If you missed the Hessam show, know that we have a lovely IN STOCK  selection for you to view and collect!

 

 

 

New Year, A New Show Season!!

Upcoming show Schedule:

“Good Things Come In Small Packages!!”

A group show of small works with a big impact.

Opening reception Thursday, January 18th from 3-7 PM

The show continues through February 17th.


Next up: Hessam Abrishami!

Opening Night Reception With the Artist in Attendance February 24th

Reception from 6-8 PM

Helen Zarin, Artist in Attendance! Opening Reception October 28 6-8 PM

Meet the artist and hear about her journey!

 

Helen Zarin hails from the ancient metropolis of Shiraz, Persia, which is home to poets, writers, architects, gardens, world famous pistachios, and the internationally acclaimed Shiraz red wine grapes. 

Helen grew up as an Orthodox Jew in a Muslim land. This presented her with many challenges and difficulties. Helen can remember beginning to paint at the early age of five. Showing talent, her influential family encouraged her to invest in her artistic endeavors.

 

As a high school student, she studied with the well-known Persian artist and teacher, Saber.  Later she enrolled in the Art and Culture Society, a national organization for gifted Persian artists.  As a student of art and culture, she refined her skills in the various mediums, especially pastels and oils.  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.  “Hard work and talent are not enough for an artist to progress and blossom; creative freedom in the right atmosphere is essential”, she remarked.  In the pursuit of these artistic prerequisites, she journeyed first to Europe where she displayed her works in Vienna before coming to the U.S. in 1993.

Her painting style delves into the impressionistic with abstract elements of bold color. Her sweeping brush strokes flow across her paintings pouring the emotion of love, intimacy, joy and angst onto her canvases.

 Helen has acquired a worldwide following of collectors. In 2104 her work was included in an exhibition at the Mizel Judaic Museum in Denver Colorado and hung with the work of Chagall and other notable Jewish artists.            

 Helen brings to the gallery a body of new work which will include her concept of dance, music, abstracts, flowers and atmospheric landscapes. Zarin shares her artistic vision to the world despite all odds.

Original Art Trunk Show 6!

Original Art Trunk Show 6  August 26 through September 16

Collectors, art enthusiasts, designers, come and browse through hundreds of the latest original works of art by today’s hottest artists. Paintings on Canvas, Board, and Panel, Metal and glass wall art….so much more.

Appointments are recommended. Call us at 727-725-1808 or email us at linda@sydentelgalleries.com