Read what the Lansing State Journal writes about it here.
|Costa Rican Cocobolo
Now in the center gallery!
Unique, functional, boxes hand-crafted by artists in Costa Rica using their native rosewood-like cocobolo wood. Hand-selected by us in March 2013 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!
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||THE MAGIC REALISM OF ROB GONSALVES
Now in the east gallery!
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
|THE HEBRON GLASS COLLECTION
AT SAPER GALLERIES
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!
Dimensional Ceramic Wall Sculptures of New York artist Allen Littlefield
The sculpted faces are compelling, some with a nod to fantasy and many seemingly futuristic. Your own experiences determine what you see.
at Saper Galleries!
See the Lorax and images of other available Dr. Seuss artwork in our west gallery. You can own or give as a gift your favorite Dr. Seuss limited edition! See more here!
Ceramic Relief Tiles of Ruth Faktor
by Hessam Abrishami
Colorful, emotive images by Persian-born Hessam Abrishami are now displayed in the east gallery.
See what is available here!
Seven artists at Saper Galleries
Click on the seven links below to see the hand-blown glass on display now!
Eickholt Fields Hunter Karg
New-Small Sutherland Thai
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!
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!
$18 Kathleen Chaney Fritz books
$20 Kathleen Chaney Fritz framed "minis"
$35 Jennifer Tapping etchings
$40 Hebron hand-blown glass vases
$44 Costa Rican cocobolo wood boxes
$45 Mark and Sharon Diebolt wooden boxes
$52 Ruth Faktor ceramics
$60 Carved Shona stone sculptures
$62 Rick Hunter hand-blown glass
$84 Leslie Mitchell raku vases
$99 Rob Gonsalves prints
Framing and matting for your budget
Gift certificates in any amount!
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Wooden boxes by Mark and Sharon Diebolt
New mobile by Arthur Bauman
New video just added to the Eyvind Earle page
New original landscapes by Michael Callihan
Original heart paintings by Principe
Hand-blown glass by Rollin Karg
Pencil drawings by Jay Varma
Recent Additions to the Saper Galleries Inventory!
New Cocobolo wood boxes from Costa Rica
Sculptures by Brazilian Roberto Hollanda
New abstracts by Randall Higdon
New artist Roberto Salas
Hand-blown Hebron Glass
Ceramic wall sculptures Allen Littlefield
New hand-blown glass by Rick Hunter
New serigraphs by Itzchak Tarkay
New etchings by Stephen McMillan
New editions by Rob Gonsalves
Last lithograph we have by Russell Chatham
Hyper-realism by John-Mark Gleadow
New paintings by Eyvind Earle
New glass vases by Robert Eickholt
New ceramic relief tiles by Ruth Faktor
Hand-painted boxes by Monica Martinez
New hand-blown glass by Ioan Nemtoi
New intaglio etchings by Mathias Muleme
New paintings by Hilary Eddy
New paintings by David Herzig
New paintings by Kathleen Chaney Fritz
Paintings on paper by John and Jan Baughman
Persian miniature paintings on camel bone
New paintings by Barbara McCleary
Small still life oil paintings
Glass bowls by David Thai
of the Month!
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Click here to see past Photos of the Month from Saper Galleries!
Front of the Saper Galleries building in downtown East Lansing, Michigan May 5, 2013 during the opening day of the Costa Rican Cocobolo (Revisited) exhibition.
What a beautiful orchid arrangement delivered to us by Berl and those at the Lansing City Pulse to congratulate us on our 35th anniversary, May 2013!
In April, 2013 students from Michigan State University used Saper Galleries as the set for a film they are creating.
Click here to see more Photos of the Month from Saper Galleries!
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 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.)
is highly regarded for its friendly,
personalized attention with art selection
assistance, special commissions, archival-quality
matting and framing, conservation
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
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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.
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!
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!
|The 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'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'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!
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'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 (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!
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'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, 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.
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 -- 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, 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 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, 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!
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.
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