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A Unique Art Gallery Quarterly January - March 2013

Contents About the gallery .............................. 4 Upcoming events ................................... 6

A Unique Art Gallery is Jupiter’s newest gallery and local artist’s co-op featuring the works by the members of the Artist’s Association of Jupiter. Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm Location: 226 Center Street A-8 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Phone: 561.529.2748

PHOTOGRAPHY Liesl Marelli ................................................ 8 cover page artist Richard Kendall ....................................... 10

SCULPTING Bill Jones (wood) .................................... 12 John M. Soderberg (bronze) ........ 14 Carolyn Austin (glass) ..........................16 MIXED MEDIA Erik Kucera .................................................. 18 Jackee Swinson ....................................... 20 Dinni Kaur ..................................................... 22 Lynne Bernay-Roman ........................... 24 COLORED PENCIL Keenie Valega .......................................... 26 PAINTING

To contact the magazine editor please e-mail Liesl Marelli of Girona Consulting, Inc., at info@GironaConsultingINC. us. Copyright © 2013 All content and images cannot be reproduced without written permission from artists. Artists in A Unique Art Gallery Quarterly magazine retain rights to all images.

Martin Schaus ............................................ 28 Barbara Bailey .......................................... 30 Terry V. Molina ........................................... 32 Brigitte Balbinot ....................................... 34 Raymonde Talleyrand ........................ 36 Pam Panella page ................................ 38 List of all Gallery Artists .................... 39

Art Collectors If you are interested buying any of the art work in this issue, you may contact the gallery or individual artist.


the new year begins, the gallery also is beginning a new venture: a quarterly magazine. During this issue you will be introduced to many of our wonderful artists and read about upcoming Juried events and Art Exhibitions.

From the gallery’s inception in 2010, it has continued to grow and evolve into a beloved hub for local and international artists in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. The gallery proudly represents more than 20 artists ranging from mixed media to photography and sculptors to painters. The art represented is diverse, representing the best of the South Florida art world. You may learn more about each artist through the gallery website or through the artists’ personal websites. We invite you to reach out to them if you have any questions or ask for a private showing. Unlike other galleries, A Unique Art Gallery is a co-op that is funded directly by participating artists. On the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., the artists host an open house or exhibition of one or more of the artists. Many times each exhibition is connected with a charity so proceeds from art sales are shared with a local charity because giving back to the community is important to us. Plus, who can pass up an evening of art, mingling and complimentary drinks and appetizers?! Whether you are new to the area or are a longtime resident, we invite you to come by the gallery. We are open five days a week and would love the opportunity to share our art with you. On behalf of all the artists, we wish you Happy New Year!

Cover Page Art: “Stillness Reflected”

Liesl Marelli

Magazine Editor

Calling All Artists

Quarterly Magazine

If you are interested in joining the Artist’s Association of Jupiter please stop by the gallery or e-mail

To purchase a copy of A Unique Art Gallery Quarterly click here.

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The A Unique Art Gallery is approximately 1,500 square feet and offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street in Jupiter - a beautiful city in Palm Beach County that is home to some of Florida’s finest beaches and tourist destinations. The gallery is staffed full-time by numerous gallery artists so anytime you visit the gallery, you will get a chance to meet with one of the represented artists. The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday but is available on those days by appointment. The Gallery offers regular openings and an open house events on the second Wednesday of each month where we invite clients, customers and the public to meet our artists and their fine art while enjoying complimentary wine and h’orderves. All events are free and open to the public. The gallery is fully equipped with work space in the rear, a

Directions from: From 95 (1)Take exit 87A (Indiantown Road East toward the beach) (2) Travel 1.5 miles east on Indiantown Road (3) Make a Left onto Center Street. Travel 2.2 miles and you will see the gallery on the left.

small kitchen and bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space. There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accommodate events and routine gallery traffic. Driving throughout South Florida It currently represents more 20 Less than 30 minutes from Palm Beach local and international artists. International Airport The artists represented by the 1 hour, 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdalegallery vary in two- and threeHollywood International Airport dimensional art from photography 1 hour, 40 minutes from Miami International to water color painting to glass Airport etching and wood carving and more. Represented artists may also host private shows. For additional information about the gallery please go to

January - April 2013 January

January 16, 2013: “The Arty Party” February

February 13, 2013: “Small Spaces, Big Ideas” Juried Art Show March

March 13, 2013: “The Big Reveal” for Healing Through the Arts


April 10, 2013: “Honor and Serve” P hotography Exhibit by Liesl Marelli

Upcoming Art Shows Join the artists of A Unique Art Gallery on Wednesday, January 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for a fun networking event where art lovers and supporters of the arts are invited to bring and share their art work. All attendees are also encouraged to bring not perishable food items for the local food pantry.


The event features a grab bag of discounted items ranging from 10 - 40 % off selected art. You are invited to gallery’s 3rd annual “Small Spaces, Big Ideas,” which is a small works juried art show by Palm Beach, Martin and Broward County artists. Deadline for entry is January 18, 2013. Forms for entering are available on the gallery’s website at


Join us at the opening reception Wednesday, February 13 from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at the gallery where we will reveal this year’s winners! Healing Through the Arts’ exhibit opening is is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 at the gallery. Participating artists will be revealed at the show! Come meet the gallery artists, enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and participate in a raffle! Funds raised from this event are donated to Friends 4 Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3).


You are invited to Liesl Marelli’s photography exhibit called “Honor and Serve” Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Artist Liesl Marelli served as a military photojournalist in the Army for nine years. During her time in service, she deployed to Iraq where she documented the war efforts made by American Soldiers and Marines. She strived to capture and share moments with viewers to help provide insight to a perspective they may not otherwise know. Each photograph she exhibits captures a moment in time where the viewer can visualize the outcome they see and feel. It’s through this freedom of thought that she strove to capture the American spirit. A local musician will open the event. Proceeds from the event will be shared with a local military/Veteran’s organization.




Photographer 561-459-5454

“Resiliency” 47” x 32” x 1.5 depth $500

Large-Scale Canvas-Wrapped Photograph Description: This image was created during the 2011 flooding that affected so many communities along the rivers in Missouri. Families were uprooted, businesses and farms were destroyed and yet this lone tree in the flat, flooded plains appeared so strong and unaffected by the devastation around her.

(Above) “Peruvian Amazon” 48” x 27” x 17/5” Photograph on recycled metal (framed) $650 Description: Photographed in the Peruvian Amazon. Printed on 100% recycled metal floating on a modern, black wood frame.

(Right) “My Italian Dream” 32” x 47” x 1.5 depth $550 Large-Scale Canvas-Wrapped Photograph Description: Photographed in picturesque Tuscany, Italy

Photographer 561.743.8518



Richard Kendall is a freelance digital photographer living in Jupiter, Florida. Richard grew up in Maine where he always had a great appreciation of nature and its unpredictable beauty. He now lives in Jupiter, Florida still enjoying nature’s palette. Richard has always had a passion for photography and tries to capture a moment of nature’s beauty, the uniqueness of architecture, and images that capture the essence of human behavior. Richard’s work elicits an emotional response within the viewer.

(Left) “Ad Agio Nella Piazza Navona” Photography Contact for price & sizing options

(Right) “Spice Market Kadin” Photography Contact for price & sizing options



Wood Turner 561.762.1031

Bill Jones is a local woodturner with a workshop in Jupiter. He is an active member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. He spends his time teaching at adult education classes, 4H youth classes, and creating a limited number of turnings to show at various exhibitions and galleries. Every piece he turns is made with not only a love of the wood, but also the delight in the craftsmanship of taking a log to a finished and unique artistic object. You are welcome to watch him turn wood in his shop by appointment. Come and enjoy the wonderful world of wood! The shop is located at 1556 Cypress Dr., Bays 8 & 18 In Jupiter, Florida.

Cherry Burl contact for price

Red Mallee Burl (Australia) $400

Norfolk Island Pine Salad Bowl (set) $450


John M.

“Blue Deep” 7.5’

Sculptor in Bronze 772.579.1500

“Poseidon” 1 1/4”

“The act of encapsulating empathy in some medium, be it dance or music, painting or sculpture, simple stories or more complex forms, is my definition of art. The feeling and then the sharing of an emotion or idea — which is the essence of art — is what makes us human.”

“Searcher” 10”



Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Her showroom and studio are located in the Center Park Plaza in Jupiter Florida. Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and has developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art. “I love working with people and using my 2 years of experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each client’s home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying I take pride in my work and the exclusive following it has created.” Specializing in custom glass etching and carving for entryways shower enclosures tabletops and mirrors, Unique Glass Art’s work can be found in residential and commercial areas as well as hospitals, restaurants and on yachts. We offer an onsite service which enables us to work on your existing glass while keeping a dust free environment. We use aluminum oxide in place of chemicals or sand. This is a much more user friendly media with a fine classy artistic finish. Yacht owners are big fans of our mobile dust free etching equipment. We come to your dock as well as create back lit carvings in our studio to be installed. We invite you to take the opportunity to spend some time with us to create a unique design in glass for your home, office or yacht. Carolyn is available for consultations in your home or her studio. Our Mission is to take the time and listen to our client’s needs and desires to create the most exquisite design in glass to enhance your home and life style. Our greatest compliments are the referrals of our clients.

Glass Artist 561.747.2024

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I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before. When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or a song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature. When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker. I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique. However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown.

“Caverns Of Time” Ink Marker Paper 24” x18” $2,700

“New Beginnings” Ink Marker Paper 24” x18” Price: $3,200

“Strength Ink Marker Paper Size: 18” x 24” $2,800

“Recharge of Life” Ink Marker Paper 13” x13” $1,500

“Healing Cycle” Ink Marker Paper 18” x 24” $2,400

Digital Artist 561.714.4871



I am an artist best known for photography and digital art. I was originally born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. I moved to Florida in 1962 where I grew up in Fort Lauderdale. When I received my first camera a Polaroid swinger it opened a new world for me as a photographer. I used this camera until I finally wore it out. I have now been doing photography for over 30 years. The opportunity came for me to work and teach photography with some very popular photographers. Art has always been my first love though. Along came computers and digital photography which allowed me to put my photography and art together as one. Now a teacher of Digital Art I am able to help others express themselves through all kinds of Medias, whether it is oil, or watercolor, pastels or just drawings. My artwork comes in many different forms, It can be produced to fit your needs from small to very large and customized colors.



Mixed Media Artist 561.252.6643 / 516.754.0939

Dinni Kaur also known as Devinder Kaur is a Mixed Media Artist. She combines different mediums to create a very unique 3 dimensional artwork. Medium she uses are: Oil, Acrylic, Ceramic mixed media (relief work, hand building), Tanjore style painting on canvas and glass, Aluminum Embossing, Pastel scratched paintings, Photo transfer with relief work, Stone work, Shell work, Gold Leafing etc. Besides selling her original and reproductive artwork she also offers classes, offers contests for adults & children and custom create artwork and portraits. You can follow her blog by visiting her website “Beautiful Lilly” Ceramic Relief Work 16” x 20” $2,500

“Kathak Dancer” Glass Painting with Relief work Size: 5” x 7” $100

“Christmas Flowers” Ceramic Mixed Media 16” x 20” $2,500

“Peacock” Aluminum Embossing 12” x 14” $500

“Royal Elephants” Tanjore Style Painting 12” x 14” $150

Digital Artist 561.310.5652



“Kira and the Bumble Bee”

“Humbled by the River” 24” x 26”

“Visions of Past and Present” 24 x 18”

While my roots are in oil painting, I’m a contemporary artist. Along the way I added photography, became a psychotherapist, evolved into a photo-therapist and now am deep into my recent discovery, digital painting; a discovery that has allowed me to combine many of the different mediums that I love. I developed and implemented a phototherapy program in the school system working with at-risk kids and became passionate about getting their amazing work displayed. Much of the time when I begin a painting I don’t have a completed idea. Color speaks the loudest for me and I let it take the lead until some sense of design emerges and then the relationship between the elements begins to form. It’s then that the story in me takes over. I’m an explorer and love to travel: in the world, in my inner scapes, and through my art. As in my life, so in my art, things appear; a wee bit strange, vibrant, magical and definitely divine, with lots of rough prickly edges to add rich texture. My home gallery is A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. I have been juried into numerous galleries in Palm Beach County, winning recognition and awards from renown people such as; Raymond Gehman a freelance photographer at National Geographic and Douglas Jencks an art appraiser, curator and manager of Wally Findley Gallery International. My paintings have shown in many South Florida galleries including the Palm Beach International Airport. * All artwork can be custom made to any size. * All can be processed on canvas or archival water color paper. * The transformations (“An Afternoon Together” and “Kira and the Bumble Bee”) are a cooperative - by using a customer’s photograph and transforming it into a piece of art.

“Journey” 30” x 20”

“An Afternoon Together”

Colored Pencil Artist 561.352.5285



“TENELLE” 11” X 14” Colored Pencil

Keenie has been drawing and painting her entire life. An avid animal and nature lover, she strives to capture the essence of her subjects through colored pencil. Keenie’s animal portraits are offered to clients on a commission basis and she also has a stock collection that is available for purchase as well. Her art makes for wonderful gifts and offers pet owners a lasting memory of their best (animal) friends. She was awarded Honorable Mention for “Cat Triptych,” D’art for Art at the Lighthouse Art Center in Jupiter, Florida.

“TROOPER” 11” X 14” Colored Pencil

“MURDOCH” 11” X 14” Colored Pencil

“TIGER” Colored Pencil 13” X 10” $500 Matted & Framed

“HORSE PROFILE” Colored Pencil 13” X 9” $525 Matted & Framed

Painter 248.496.1969



“St. John Doorway” #1 36” x 46” Oil on canvas $2,500

I started my career in advertising; however my first love has always been painting, which I have done all my life. Fortunately certain events took place in my life; which have afforded me to pursue my painting full-time! My work has been hung in small gallery shows, also industry shows in Detroit. I am now painting full time here in Jupiter, where I grew up. If you like what you see, but have something else in mind; let’s get together and discuss what we can come up with. I prefer to work in concert with my clients. I will paint what you would like and have fun doing it. Having fun is always important to me while working together. Together we can create a custom work of art.

“A Long Wait For High Tide” 28” x 34” Oil on canvas $1,200



“Cityscapes” 28” x 36” Acrylic on paper $1,200


After years of painting representational art, I decided to Experiment with nonrepresentational art and suddenly I found my new passion. Non-representational art for me, became exceptionally freeing. I can alter the conception of reality using forms, shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. In other words I can express how “Spring” feels using this medium. My intention is to continue to explore and create within this venue. Professionally exhibiting art since 1998 in both New York and Florida in galleries, museums, businesses, airports, private homes and public buildings.

Recent awards and achievements: First Prize Blue Ribbon award for exhibit at the Lighthouse Art Center and Museum in Jupiter, Florida. Second Prize Red Ribbon for exhibit at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. Recently juried into the Boca Raton Museum Artists Guild as a Signature Member. Recently installed as a member of the National Association of American Pen Women.

“Impressions” 28” x 36” Acrylic on paper $1,000



TerrY V.

“Caged or Saved?” acrylic on canvas (36”x24”)

“Merpuss” acrylic on handmade watercolor paper (51”x28”)

“Piece of My Heart” plate glass and acrylic on board. (31”x31”)

“Charlie” acrylic, pen and ink on canvas. (9”x12”)

My work has the common thread of color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. My mother was an artist and I have been involved with creating since my earliest days. I have a degree from FSU and The Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale. I have worked as a teacher. puppeteer and graphic designer. When I retired from the 9-5 work world I devoted all my energies to art. I have shown in galleries in the three county area and done commission work for private collections in 8 states. There is nothing I won’t paint. I’ve done walls inside and out, painted antique furniture and designed a glass wall for the West Boynton Beach Library. I bring art to what some call crafts and happily create art that has practical uses as well as for display only. Anything that can evoke an emotion through color is art in my book.

“Alien Reef” Dried flowers painted with acrylics in an antique beveled glass frame (28”x14”)

“Janice” wall graphic, acrylic (14”x5”)

“Bougainvillea” acrylic on canvas. (30”x30”)

“Who Let the Cat in” acrylic on handmade watercolor paper (27”x29”)

Painter 561.324.8744



(Above) “Between Us” Oil on canvas 24” x24” x1.5” $550

(Right) “Art of War” Oil on canvas 20” x20” x1.5” $390

With each one of my paintings, I try to create work that represents the depth of life that brings the viewer to not necessarily think but wonder, question and feel. My aim is more an emotional than an intellectual response to the work I create. Trying to capture the very thing that connects us all is mystical, but is the essence of life itself. Growing up in a family of musicians, often music is part of my creative process. It helps me either calm or energize the energy within to achieve balance. Some of my recent achievements include: - Honorable mention for Painting and Other Category for “Paris Shanghai I” Light & Space Gallery 2012 - Honorable mention for Painting for “Storm” Light and Space Gallery 2011 - Elements of Art and Texture Still Point Gallery Jury selection 2012

Painter 561.568.5325



I believe I was born an artist because of my attraction at an early age for forms, designs and color. In the parochial school where I studied, the nuns did their best to teach me pencil drawing, but creativity and imagination took over and expressed themselves all along during my academic studies. Out of practicality, after high school, I went to Pharmacy School with my artistic soul. During my pharmacy career, I took classes and participated in Juried shows and art exhibits whenever possible. I am actually very pleased to be a full-time artist, enjoying the climate and sceneries in the Sunshine State. Born in Haiti, I value color, mostly primary colors. I love bold colors with a mixture of light and shade to give it definition. My painting subjects are varied: fruits, flowers, landscapes, sceneries - they all please my eye and invite me to paint. In my backyard screened studio, I work mostly five days a week with enthusiasm, fun and stimulated by the nature around. I feel lucky to express my talent with no pressure and a lot of satisfaction.




“Nauset Light” watercolor 22” x 16” available as print for $125

Directory of Gallery Artists You may view all artists work by visiting Unique Art Gallery online at


Barbara Bailey Bill Jones Brigitte Balbinot

Carolyn Austin Cathy Helowicz

Denise LeClair-Robbins Dinni Kaur

Erik Kucera

Jackee Swinson Joanne Urban

Keenie Valega


Lee LeClair Liesl Marelli Linda Desmore Lynne Bernay-Roman Martin Schaus

Norman Gitzen

Pam Panella

Raymonde Talleyrand Richard Kendall Ruth Morley

Susan Lorenti

Terry Molina

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A Unique Art Gallery Quarterly: January - March 2013  
A Unique Art Gallery Quarterly: January - March 2013  

A Unique Art Gallery presents the first edition of its quarterly magazine. The Gallery, based in Jupiter, Florida (Palm Beach County), curre...