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WKAR Radio Interview 40 Years of the Saper Galleries: Art and Technology, May 28, 2018
Martin L. Saper obituary here

Celebrating 31 years in our present gallery building!       Meet the Roy Saper Family, The Estates Magazine, August 2016
A Passion for Community, Saper Galleries celebrates 30 years, Lansing City Pulse, June 2, 2016
Saper Galleries Business Beat, The Estates Magazine, 2016

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Now exhibiting

Colorful, textured paintings by Michigan's Randall Higdon

                                                          paintings by
                                                          artist Randall

"Pure abstract offers us the avenue to get outside ourselves; our thoughts, what we know and think we know; and observe the world through a different lens." 

See the Higdon collection of abstract (non-objective) paintings in the east gallery and online here!
 Now exhibiting

Frederick Phillips:
Dreamy images of reality

                                                          paintings and

Phillips' masterful paintings are like half-remembered dream images, glimpsed briefly as one awakens. 

See these compelling images defined by the Phillips's memory of what he has seen, now displayed in the center gallery and online here!

Most Recent Acquisitions!

  New hand-blown glass from Hebron
Hand-blown glass vases by Rick Hunter

Hand-blown glass vases by Rick HunterNew jewelry and collections boxes by Monica Martinez
New linocuts by William Hays

New prints and paintings by Frederick Phillips
New paintings by Brant MacLean
Serigraphs by Michigan's Markus Pierson
New oil paintings by Lou Heiser
New paintings by Michigan's Kathleen Chaney Fritz

New glass art by Tom Stoenner
New wooden boxes by Larry Anderson
New ceramic tiles by Ruth Faktor
New limited editions by Hessam Abrishami
New abstract paintings by Randall Higdon
New botanicals by David Herzig
New  wire mesh shadow sculptures by Randy Cooper
New etchings by Stephen McMillan

Free-standing mobiles by Paul Landis
New Shona sculpture
Stabile by Graham Mitchell Sears
New paintings by Benjamin Shiff
New mobile by Arthur Bauman
New bronze by Paul Varga

New canvas by John-Mark Gleadow
Painting by Miquel Herrero
Glass plates and platters by Cliff Goodman
New hand-blown glass
by David Royce
Paintings by Carlos García Román
Paintings by Manuel Higueras

New ceramic reliefs by Allen Littlefield
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 Romero Britto
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
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Enjoy this video about the visual arts here in Greater Lansing Michigan!

Recent exhibitions are linked below!

 Now exhibiting

Frederick Phillips:
Dreamy images of reality

                                                          paintings and

Phillips' masterful paintings are like half-remembered dream images, glimpsed briefly as one awakens. 

See these compelling images defined by the Phillips's memory of what he has seen, now displayed in the center gallery and online here!
Family and Couples
Hand-carved Stone Sculptures

Shona hand-carved

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

Mikio Watanabe

Master of Mezzotint

Mikio Watanabe's

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 gallery and online here.

Reduction Linocuts:
Landscapes by William Hays

Summer Moon 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

Five artists painting
                                                          style imagery

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.

Carlos Bruscianelli
John-Mark Gleadow
Manuel Higueras

Almunia de Miguel
Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz

Michigan Impressions:
Oil Paintings by Michael Callihan

Distant Woodland 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

Lou Heiser Michigan oil paintings
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

Method Light
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 Herzig
Now in the west gallery

                  Herzig watercolor detail
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!

Paintings by Juan Carlos Ospina Ortiz
Now in the east gallery

Ortiz paintings  
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 artist Monica Martinez
Now in the center gallery

Boxes by Monica Martinez  
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 paintings
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!

(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 Hebron glass collection!


The Art of Kathleen Chaney Fritz

New paintings in the west gallery

Fritz A Grand Spring
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


by Hessam Abrishami

Now in the north gallery

Hessam Abrishami
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!

Tunis Ponsen
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
Costa Rican Cocobolo (Revisited)!
Now in the center gallery!

                  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

In the center gallery

                      Gonsalves artwork

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

Dr Seuss' Horton
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

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

See them all here!

Thirteen artists at Saper Galleries

Glass by many artists
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

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

See more here!
Highly Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture
by James T. Russell
James T. Russell
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!

Under $100

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  • 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 Best
                                                        of East Lansing
                                                        Awardin 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
                                Callihan paintings        New original landscapes by Michael Callihan

                                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
                                        Varma drawings         Pencil drawings by Jay Varma

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

    Arno Arrak
                              watercolor     New watercolors by Arno Arrak
   Eric Waugh
    New paintings by Eric Waugh

Costa Rican boxes     New Cocobolo wood boxes from Costa Rica

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

                                                          Salas        New artist Roberto Salas                                 

Hebron Glass            Hand-blown Hebron Glass

     Allen Littlefield            Ceramic wall sculptures Allen Littlefield 
                                      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

                              Gleadow    Hyper-realism by John-Mark Gleadow

    Eyvind Earle
                              original paintings                 New paintings by Eyvind Earle
                              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

                            Herzig watercolors       New paintings by David Herzig

  Kathleen Chaney Fritz paintings        New paintings by Kathleen Chaney Fritz
                            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!

Michigan State Representative
                            presenting award to Roy Saper
    In 2024 Michigan State Representative Penelope Tsernoglou honored and recognized us with her district's Business of the Month Award.

Claire and Japanese wall hanging
Claire brought us this inherited wall hanging mounted to a damaged and distracting water-stained backing. We made it look like new for her!

Cornelia with her
                            ink drawing matted and framed for an
                            exhibition at Michigan State University
Cornelia brought us this fabulous ink drawing she created. We perfectly matted and framed it for an undergraduate exhibition at Michigan State University. Outstanding artist and a delight to have assisted her! What may we frame for you?!

  Click here to see more Photos of the Month from Saper Galleries!
Jennifer, Roy Saper, Sarah
                                 Jennifer               Roy               Sarah                                     

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
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