10 Year Celebration

Exhibition Dates: November 8- December 11

Opening reception: Friday, November 8 from 6-9 PM

Press release: 


530 Burns Gallery presents their 10 Year Celebration Kickoff Exhibition, with an Opening Reception from 6 to 9PM on Friday, November 8. The show will feature gallery artists like Joan Konkel and Bettina Sego and jewelry designers like Julie Vos and Nikki Sedacca who have contributed to creating the unique and welcoming space the gallery is today. The exhibition runs through December 9.  For more information contact Molly@sedacca.com or visit www.530burnsgallery.com.


Gallery owner Nikki Sedacca has been a jewelry designer and retailer in Sarasota for nearly 35 years. She continues to evolve her design, presenting the fresh Endless Love Collection in 18kt gold with sparkling diamonds. Along with her daughter Montana Taplinger, Nikki opened 530 Burns Gallery in November of 2009 as a natural outgrowth of their commitment to the arts in its variety of mediums and admiration for art, culture, and style. The dynamic mother-daughter duo bring different elements to the business and strive to make each client’s visit special and customized to their needs. 

Long-time gallery artist Joan Konkel’s work begins with canvas and the concept of “painting” but quickly transforms into the third dimension as she superimposes layers of sculpted, finely woven metal mesh. By painting on the layers of mesh, Konkel makes each work a metamorphosis of color, space, and light. Konkel says, “I work with microspace, the space between the strands and layers of mesh. Within this space lies a world of moire patterns, the building and breakdown of color, and the realities and illusions of depth perception.”


Represented by 530 Burns Gallery for many years, local artist Bettina Sego is a German-American mixed media artist, using layers of ink, acrylic paint, collage, silver or gold leaf, and resin to create vibrancy and depth in her paintings. Sego takes inspiration from nature-- the minuscule fragments and layers which build to give vibrancy to nature’s surfaces. After studying in France and Germany, Sego was awarded a scholarship at San Francisco State University, where she received a Master of Arts Degree. Sego moved to Florida in 2000 and concentrated increasingly on experimenting with various art media, focusing mostly on acrylics, mixed media and collage. 


Julie Vos jewelry has quickly become a staple in many women’s jewelry boxes. Representing her collection for a number of years, the gallery has watched her grow in popularity and continue to develop new styles that keep people coming back for more. Made from 24 kt gold plate, the jewelry is inspired by international travel and is an accessible look for women who seek to wear bold yet timeless designs. 


Representing nearly 30 different artists and jewelry designers, the gallery continues to evolve, highlight their longtime artists, and make space for fresh talent as they continue to grow.  


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