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THREE Exhibits, Tuscany, The Hamptons, Orlando; And Inspiring Bird Art

  • Exhibits (Tuscany, The Hamptons, Orlando)
  • Presented Artworks, Birds
  • Sale Through 5 July

Dear Art lover,
     Well, hello there!  As noted in the outline above, I have THREE art exhibits to tell you about, in each of which I have one work showcased.  So, read on because here we go!

The Art Exhibits (THREE!):

"Il Sacro nell'Arte Contemporanea" (The Sacred in Contemporary Art), Tuscany, Italy:

Art Opening:  This Sunday, 2 July, at 16,30 p.m.,  inside La Pieve dei Santi Ansano e Tommaso (a church documented from 879 A.D.!) in Castelvecchio in Valleriana, Tuscany, Italy.  
36 artists, paintings and sculpture.  [This event had been planned in 2020 before Covid reared its ugly head.]

The Sacred in Contemporary Art, exhibit in Castelvecchio Italy, 36 artists, including an figurative oil painting by artist Kelly Borsheim

Hours:  Exhibit continues through 24 September, open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 3 - 7 p.m.
Castelvecchio, one of the ten castled villages of Swiss Pesciatina, just 20 minutes north of Pescia.  Pescia lies on the train line between Florence (Firenze) and Lucca / Viareggio.



SINGULART ~ Holiday House Hamptons

Hampton Bays, NY, United States  ·
Exciting Announcement: Our SINGULART Artists are set to exhibit at Holiday House Hamptons!

     This prestigious interior design showhouse serves as a platform for top designers to showcase their exceptional skills while raising vital funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (@BCRF).

     For its highly anticipated 5th annual edition, Holiday House Hamptons will be located at 279 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton, NY. The grand opening will take place on Saturday, July 8th, and the showhouse will be open to the public from July 9th through August 27th, 2023. You can visit the house and immerse yourself in the artistic creations from Friday to Sunday, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm (closed Monday through Thursday).

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the showhouse and discover the remarkable works of our esteemed artists: Robert Mann, Art Shirin Donia, Francesco Alpigiano, Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, Yannick Bouillault Sculpteur Métal, Isabel Kleinert, Emi, Shelton Walsmith, Art Elena Barón, Mr. Popcorn, and Klaus W. Rieck Bildhauer Sculptor.

Holiday House Hamptons:
Where:  279 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton, NY USA
What:  Interior Design Showcase as Fundraiser for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (@BCRF).
Opening: Saturday, July 8th
Open to the public from July 9th through August 27th, 2023.   Friday to Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (closed Monday through Thursday).

For general admission, secure your tickets here:

Holiday House Hamptons interior designer showcase fundraiser for Breast Cancer, New York art exhibit flyer for publicity

Closing Soon:  “GASTRONOMY” in Orlando, Florida closes on 16 July!

     I have one lovely painting of Chianti wine, grapes, and Parmesan cheese, priced to sell in this event held in the Quantum Leap Winery showroom.  I wanted to do another painting in which there was text (the wine bottle label) and you recognize it as such, but cannot read it.  That, and the joy of painting semi-translucent grapes.

12 x 9 inch framed in white distressed wood of a Chianti wine bottle next to a cutting board of grapes and Parmesan cheese. lovely traditionally painted oil, realistic.

Quantum Leap Winery - 1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando FL

This group art exhibit has been inspired by food and wine, how it's prepared, grown displayed and consumed. This exhibit will be on display until mid July at this elegant Orlando winery.

 Artscape is honored to have the following artists participating in this event:
Jim Bagwell, Kelly Borsheim, Richard Bowser, Sara Burr, Nelson Cardenas, Mirjana Cesar, James Chonody, Roland Cruse, Keri Darlington, Monica Diaz, Nicora Gangi, Barbara Hart, Ann Heilbron, Dennis Hood, Mike Jakubowski, Elizabeth Levine, Gustavo Llenas, Steven Madow, Olga Mendez Paredes, Ann Rank, Edward Russell and Karen Whitacre.

Please email questions about the art to:

       This elegant winery is located in the heart of Orlando. Dedicated to producing high quality wines from grapes sourced from all over the world. The tasting room is open throughout the week for guests to sample wine as they view the artwork on display.

Exhibition Dates:  May 23 - July 16, 2023

Tel.  (407) 730-3082

FRI - SAT: 12PM to 8PM
*Please note, we occasionally close early for private events please check the website calendar.

Please email questions about the art to:

Publicity flyer image for art exhibition inspired by food and drink, Quantum Leap Winery with Artscape in Orlando, Florida

Presented Artworks, Birds

      My mom's dad, Grandpa Mike, gave me the nickname 'Kelly Bird' when I was still a wee one.  My dad added his twist to call me "Bird Dog," and then my brothers (being brothers) altered between such derivatives as birdbrain and bird legs.  Add to this my grandparents' love of using feeders to attract a gazillion birds to their backyards, especially cardinals, and my father's love of flying, and well, it is no surprise that I grew up loving birds, as so many do, too.

     Do you?    Think about how birds have been used in art and life throughout the story of mankind.  They are messengers (not just of letters, but also the storks bring human babies)!  Birds sing to communicate, as well as when the rain stops and as the sun rises (helping us pay attention to Natural wonders).  They even sometimes protect or attack us, as the situation may be.  In short, they inspire us and their ability to fly represents freedom, faith, hope, and curiosity (are they not often so exotic?).  Birds give us MUSIC and its emotions.

     Some quotes I found about these majestic or even just cute creatures with often serious faces, dangerous-looking feet, and a certain air of "the Devil may Care" and "Just be Yourself" attitude about them are here:



     "The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind." - Carly Simon

Whole view and a detail image of the bronze bird sculpture made up of much smaller birds flying.  A vertical tabletop artwork of a bird in flight as a group, called a murmuration.


"Birds Bronze Sculpture"   Murmuration:  See more here:

     This small bronze tabletop sculpture of a flock of birds flying in the shape of a large bird has a dark patina.  After application, the patina was buffed to expose the bronze metal as highlights, adding interest to the statue.  
     This one-of-a-kind bird sculpture looks great on a tabletop or in a niche.  The base is a square piece of thick black granite. The artwork ships from Sanford, Florida.
Click the above link to see more images, as well as the story behind the sculpture, and the price.

     See a video taken of this sculpture 'Murmuration' (23 seconds):  




     "The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."  ~  John Berry
Birds of Paradise diptych:  ok, so not actual birds, but . . . lovely!

diptych set of two colorful paintings of the tropical flower, Bird of Paradise, with silver metallic background
although a diptych set of paintings, the canvases brighten this boho bedroom scene of neutral colors hung diagonally with bright orange, blues, greens and a metallic silver background
hung separately, this one 12 x 12 canvas of colorful tropical flowers looks great alone on a mantle with other household objects, such as candlesticks and a mirror




“Wherever there are birds, there is hope.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

An old woman sits up in bed after she hears the song of a bird outside of her window, Songbird, a pastel painting by Kelly Borsheim

'Songbird':  read the story of this artwork on my site at:




 "I pray to the birds because they remind me of what I love rather than what I fear. 
And at the end of my prayers, they teach me how to listen."  
- Terry Tempest Williams, 'Refuge: An Unnatural History Of Family And Place'.

Elegant designer plate Bird on the Hand is shown here with an eclectic table setting.  Plate design and artwork by Dragana Adamov

My dear friend and fabulous artist and designer Dragana Adamov created these elegant plates (and several more designs all available on my site).  Check this out here:




 "In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence."  ~ Robert Lynd

swan sculpture work in progress in Portuguese Rose marble by Kelly Borsheim, mostly white stone shape shown against a blue sky

Swan in Portugues Rose marble new video taken days ago.  See the progress here on my YouTube channel (only 2 minutes and 18 seconds):

Find other works related to birds or flying here

(or just type "Bird" in the search area of my site's menu bar):



Here are a few other quotes related to birds:

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."  ~  Henry Van Dyke

“The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly.”

"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."  - Henry David Thoreau.

A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?
(Edward Hersey Richards)


Sale Through 5 July

     I have a lot of other art offerings that may appeal to you, from some selected fine art originals to prints of 2-dimensional artworks to digital papers you may use for all sorts of things from junk journaling, gift wrapping, and collage.  I also offer printable bookmarks, use to your personal content, arty gift tags for most occasions (and I take suggestions if you would like a favorite Borsheim artwork as a printable piece).  In addition, I have many of my photographs available for less than $10 US that you may enjoy as instant downloads to create your own note cards or prints of many kinds.

     From now through the 5th of July, I am hosting a 15% off sale on all of the listings in BOTH of my shops on Etsy.  Have a look, if you like.

Most art offerings may be found here:

Photo of a warm rose and off-white colored mural in Tuscany of birds delivering mail to an Italian home.  Available as a digital download pair of photographs by Kelly Borsheim
This is an example of one of my digital download printable photographs.  This image depicts a warm rose and off-white colored mural in Tuscany of birds delivering mail to an Italian home.  Sold as a set of two, one vertical and the other (shown) horizontal.



     I recently reopened my second shop and am slowly moving over all of my nude artwork there.  No matter how tasteful my drawings and paintings and sculpture are, I am always reminded that they are not the "cup of tea" for everyone.  Thus, if you love classical style nude artworks, this shop (or my site!) may be more for you:



And a thank you!

     My recent 5-week trip to the US was whirlwind and a bit stressful.  But so many of you made it incredible for me and I hope that I gave back something worthwhile, too.  Too many friends I had not even told I was coming for fear I would not be able to fit everyone in.  [And I did not.]
     I feel grateful to those creative people who took the two short painting workshops that I taught in North Carolina (with a special shoutout to the amazing artist Jeanne Jarrett Rhea who organized the classes and hosted me).   I want to name all who were so generous with me, but fear forgetting someone.  That said, my brother Steve Seiler surprised me by driving me great distances to the places in the Southeast that I needed to go.  And he even let me take his car for several days.  I had not expected that, nor would I have ever asked for it.  
     I got to help celebrate my dad's landmark birthday with him, as well as his little sister's (whose birthday was on Mother's Day this year).  Family time was short, with only my immediate family and two aunts, but precious to me.  I also was blessed to meet my newest nephew, almost two years old!  Sadly, I was unable to see all of my nephews and nieces.
     Some friends by chance contacted me and squeezed me in.  I worked a LOT, but I tried desperately to spend quality time with my family and those dear ones that I did get to visit.  I had not been back to the States since May 2019, with Covid destroying most opportunities for so many worldwide.  
    This trip was special, as I look back and have a little more time to actually appreciate all of the things that were accomplished and enjoyed.

     I cannot thank you all enough.  

     For those in the US, enjoy however you celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.  I have started back to carving stone, painting the figure, and trying to find a balance in my life.  I am happy you are a part of all that I wish to accomplish. Thanks so much.

Yours truly,
Kelly Borsheim, sculptor

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