Located at 4600 PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens, the Studio E Gallery is a treasure in our midst. Founded fourteen years ago, the gallery focuses on contemporary fine art, three dimensional media, and sculpture. Recently, Kelly Lushini, the Gallery Director/Partner, juried the GardensArt Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) exhibit at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, and she hosted the APBC April general meeting in the beautiful Studio E Gallery.
Owned by Ann and Evan Griffith, the gallery has a mission to show only the best and most exciting work of living national and international artists “with a warm spotlight for Southeastern artists of note.” The gallery specializes in the work of mid-career artists who are making their living as committed professionals, and the couple has traveled thousands of miles to find artists who they believe deserve to be showcased in their gallery.
Among the many exciting artists that the gallery represents are two-dimensional artists, oil painter Stephan Bach, abstract-expressionistic painter Dorrie Koller, and local fine art photographer Cheryl Maeder. Currently the unique “Saints” of Tallahassee painter, Joe McFadden are prominently displayed. McFadden combines humor and fine art in his whimsical depictions of popular American icons. Three-dimensional work includes bronze sculptures by Israeli artist Ruth Bloch, glasswork by Scott Amrheim, and clay sculpture by Florida artist Barbara Balzer. The gallery space extends to the outdoors where one can enjoy the organic wind sculpture forest of Lyman Whitaker whose work is in galleries throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
In addition to the extraordinary collection of art, the gallery is distinct in its practices and services. It offers Butenhoff fine art & appraisal services for insurance, estate, and equitable distribution purposes. Ms. Luchini’s extensive background and training includes appraisal certification. The community also benefits from 1% of revenues each year, which the gallery pledges to community based causes, and the gallery is ecologically conscious. Whenever possible they recycle their shipping products and re-use wood, cardboard, bubble wrap, peanuts and other packing materials that provide the added advantage of lower packaging costs.
Visit Studio E often as its pivoting movable walls allow the gallery to change its shape and exhibitions from month to month. Located on the south side of 4600 PGA Blvd next to the Butterfly sculpture, the gallery is currently open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m., or call 561-799-3333 for more information. Enjoy the slideshow below.
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