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Family and Couples
Hand-carved Stone Sculptures
Serpentine stone sculptures from the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe celebrate family. See all the sculptures in our center gallery and on our Shona site here!
In celebration of our 40th anniversary
Master of Mezzotint
Mikio Watanabe is a master of one of the most challenging and difficult forms of print-making, the mezzotint etching. In celebration of our 40th anniversary, please visit and enjoy the mesmerizing mezzotints of Mikio Watanabe, now in our east gallery and online here.
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Most Recent Acquisitions!
New Shona sculpture
New jewelry and collections boxes by Monica Martinez
Stabile by Graham Mitchell Sears
Hand-blown glass vases by Rick Hunter
New paintings by Benjamin Shiff
New mobile by Arthur Bauman
Linocuts by William Hays
New cobalt glass from
New canvas by John-Mark Gleadow
New botanicals by David Herzig
Painting by Miquel Herrero
Glass plates and platters by Cliff Goodman
New hand-blown glass by David Royce
New paintings by Michigan's Kathleen Chaney Fritz
Paintings by Carlos García Román
Paintings by Manuel Higueras
New ceramic reliefs by
New artist Carlos Bruscianelli
Peruvian leather boxes
Origami paintings by Francisco Casas
New glass by artist Rollin Karg
Plein air landscapes by Vicente Pelegero Agusti
Hyperrealism by Almunia de Miguel
Miniature camel bone paintings by Madan Kumar
New monotypes by Ann Dergara
New sculpture by
New oil paintings by Lou Heiser
New paintings by Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz
New serigraphs by Itzhak Tarkay
New Watercolors by Arno Arrak
Pointillist paintings by Liz Whitney Quisgard
Paintings by French artist Fabienne Delacroix
New sculpted ceramics by Jeff Margolin
Hand-blown glass by Donald McDermott
New small still life oil paintings
New cocobolo wood bowls from Costa Rica
East gallery (southeast view) today
East gallery east wall today
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Enjoy this video about the visual arts here in Greater Lansing Michigan!
Landscapes by William Hays
Landscapes as revisited and translated into linoleum block prints by Vermont artist William Hays.
Read his personal reflections and see the images here -- and in our east gallery now!
Unique Oil Paintings
View the paintings of five artists who paint hyperrealism, a form of exacting realism that is so lifelike that the paintings have the illusion of being photographs, in part due to details that the eye would not normally observe in real life. Only the most highly competent painters possess the technical ability to so successfully achieve the results you will see on display now at Saper Galleries. Lansing City Pulse article about the exhibit is here.
Almunia de Miguel
Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz
Oil Paintings by Michael Callihan
Dreamy impressions of Michigan places, real and imagined. Click here to see more images and learn more about the Michigan landscape oil paintings of Michael Callihan!
|Vistas of Michigan
Oil Paintings by Lou Heiser
Featured in the east gallery
At this exhibition you will enjoy Lou Heiser's striking use of brilliant colors to depict what he observes from the lookouts, hills, rivers, dunes, fields, roads, and farm country in the northwestern area of Michigan's lower peninsula. Heiser's new paintings highlight Harbor Springs, Empire, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Glen Arbor, among other areas.
Read the preview on EastLansingInfo.Org
See the full Heiser collection here!
|Method Light LED Picture Light
Available in the framing department
If you've wanted to light a sculpture or artwork on the wall but do not have a fixture installed, this is the light you've been waiting for. We love it! It is easily mountable on the ceiling or can beam light from below shining upward and is battery operated, controlled by a small remote control, and can vary the light intensity and color!
Read more about it here and stop by to test it!
|Botanical Watercolors and Drawings by David
Now in the west gallery
David Herzig is a highly regarded painter of botanical imagery from Toledo, Ohio. His watercolors and pencil drawings are of lilies, amaryllis, cyclamen, iris, orchids, and tulips selected from his garden.
See the Herzig collection here!
|REALISM AND STILL LIFE:
Paintings by Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz
Now in the east gallery
Colombian-born and now living in Spain, Juan Carlos Ortiz is a highly trained artist who demonstrates considerable talent and precise control in painting his canvases of exquisite still life and realism.
See all of the Ortiz paintings here!
Read Lansing City Pulse article here.
|Hand-painted Wooden Boxes by Brazilian
Now in the center gallery
A coupling of unique paintings and functional wooden boxes -- all in one! Most Martinez boxes are divided into sections for your pearls, rings, watches, notes, guitar picks, keys, precious letters, coins, lip balm, pens, flash drive, memory cards, buttons, pill containers, remote control, tea bags, stamps, batteries, ribbons and collections.
See the entire Martinez box collection here!
|Paintings by Parisian
Now in the east gallery
Fabienne Delacroix's lyrical canvases are windows on the past, that legendary era of memory and desire when life was sweet and pleasures innocent and simple.
See the Fabienne Delacroix collection here!
THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF HEBRON
GLASS IN THE
(Outside of the West Bank)
In the center gallery
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 Hebron glass collection!
AT ITS VERY BEST!
The Art of Kathleen Chaney Fritz
New paintings in the west gallery
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.
The Kathleen Chaney Fritz artworks are all on this page.
PAINTINGS OF LOVE
by Hessam Abrishami
Now in the north gallery
Colorful, emotive images by Persian-born Hessam Abrishami have been shown at Saper Galleries for 15 years. They are vibrant and filled with energy and expressions of love.
See what Hessams are available here!
Paintings and Watercolors
Now in the north room of the west gallery!
Oil paintings, watercolors, rare linocuts and lithographs by the Dutch-born artist who called Michigan home in the early 20th century.
The entire Tunis Ponsen estate collection is managed and located at Saper Galleries. We would welcome your visit to see them.
See the oil paintings here, watercolors here and lithographs here
Now in the center gallery!
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.
In the center gallery
Enjoy the 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
Dimensional Ceramic Wall Sculptures of Allen Littlefield
In the east gallery
The sculpted faces by Allen Littlefield are compelling, some with a nod to fantasy and many seemingly futuristic.
Your own experiences determine what you see.
at Saper Galleries!
In the west gallery
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!
Ceramic Relief Tiles of Ruth Faktor
In the west gallery
Thirteen artists at Saper Galleries
Click on the 13 links below to see the hand-blown glass on display now!
Abelman Eickholt Fields Hebron Hunter Karg McDermott Nemtoi New-Small Royce Stoenner Sutherland Thai
Polished stainless steel sculptures by James Russell, one of the world's most respected artists in monumental and indoor stainless steel sculpture, are for home and office, inside or out doors.
Click here to see others now available!
For Christmas, Chanukah, Mother's and Father's Day, Valentine's Day and other holidays, graduations, house warmings, thank yous, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, and for yourself!
$20 Kathleen Chaney Fritz framed "minis"
$35 Jennifer Tapping etchings
$40 Hebron hand-blown glass vases
$44 Costa Rican cocobolo wood 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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New mobile by Arthur Bauman
New video 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 watercolors by Arno Arrak
New paintings by Eric Waugh
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!
Jennifer framed this shovel, hard hat, and photos from a recent hospital ground-breaking ceremony in East Lansing, Michigan. What may we frame for you?!
Delighted to have welcomed Michigan State University students from Laura Apol's teacher education class October 25, 2018. Each selected a work of art and will write a poem inspired by viewing the art.
Michigan Youth Arts visited Saper Galleries for a discovery field trip in April 2018.
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, 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.)
is highly regarded for its friendly,
personalized attention with art selection
assistance, special art 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
(as you can see from visiting our testimonials
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!
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 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 naï 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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