Categoria: Art catalog

Marian Shapiro – Valerio Marinig

The artist : A multi-award winning artist, my work is shown and collected both in Australia and internationally. Public and commercial commissions are in Sydney and many private commissions are in Sydney, Melbourne, the USA, UK and Canada.

The sponsor : The Marinig winegrower has been dedicated, since 1921, to the production of high-quality wine near Prepotto, in the eastern Friulian hills, a wonderful region to grow amazing grapes.


Lillian Sizemore – Livio Felluga

The artist : Lillian’s services include consulting with collectors, curators, auction and appraisers, estates, and municipalities to assess historic mosaics. Sizemore uses her hands-on insights as an accomplished mosaic maker to enhance the transmission of mosaic knowledge from its European traditions to midcentury America. Her manifold skills and attention to detail enhance and elevate all projects.

The sponsor : It is obvious that the story of Livio Felluga and his wines is bound up with the history of this very special land in the north east corner of the Adriatic, where the Mediterranean meets central Europe. It is a history of ever-shifting frontiers, vanished empires, passing wars and people who have chosen to remain. It is the story of a family that endured two world wars, living first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and then in the young Kingdom of Italy, on the rocky coast of the Istrian peninsula and the lagoon of Grado, before finally settling in the gently rolling hills of Friuli. The return to Italy was far from easy for veterans of the Second World War, especially for those who had left their families in this long-suffering corner of the Adriatic.


The artist : The artist’ s work covers the most diverse themes, transiting between the symbolic, personal and abstract forms that prevail focusing on movement and color entangled in an autobiographical and imaginary universe. In her various technical influences seeks to merge these graphic and pictorial influences of her visual alphabet, now in the mosaic

The Sponsor : The Schioppettino grape has always been grown in the well-suited “Friuli Colli Orientali” DOC region. Here it has found its dwelling place par excellence, inspiring a group of growers to establish an organisation to protect and promote it. In the glass it has an intense ruby red colour; its fragrance is reminiscent of forest fruits and of morello cherries, with a seductively spicy note. Versatile and complex, it benefits from lengthy ageing to emphasise its elegance


Sibel Akkaba – Enoteca di Cormòns

The artist : Born in Istanbul in 1966 1983 – 1987 She completed the Department of Geological Engineering at Istanbul University. 1988 – 2000 She worked as a manager in various Turkish banks. 2011 – 2013 She received the artistic mosaic training from mosaic artist Meycem Ezengin. 2012 – 2014 She studied painting with pebble from Fehim Ibrahimhakkıoğlu. 2012 – 2016 She received the basic art education from Selma Cibaroglu and watercolor education from Işıl Özışık. 2016 She studied dynamic mosaics in Istanbul from famous Italian mosaic master Giulio Menossi.

The Sponsor : Thanks to the love and passion inspiring our work, we ’ ve learnt to take our visitors on a trip through our region ’ s land, by following an imaginary itinerary along the roads of the “ gods ’ nectar ” and of gastronomy, among the best products that our terroir can offer.


Karla Duterloo – La Subida

The artist : Karla Duterloo is an award winning artist with years of experience in the field of mosaic. Her expertise as a mosaic artist has allowed her to develop a truly authentic and unique style. This is particularly recognisable in her series of Nguni and other wild animal heads (buck, kudu, deer and buffalo).

The Sponsor : La Subida has always been deemed an excellent trattoria: the “al Cacciatore” – or hunter’s – trattoria, run by a large family one calls on when one wants to eat and feel good. Nowadays, La Subida intends to propose itself as a PLACE, a place where one goes to feel well, relax, stay on a little to unwind! That is what we would like to communicate with our new image.


The artist : I started making mosaics by chance. Many years ago I found a book in a bookstore, which is called “Mosaics on a Weekend” by Martin Cheek and it was love at first sight. I don’t have any artistic training but have always liked to art and working with my hands. I took a course and then became a member of SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists) and thus began a career in mosaics. Mosaics have definitely made my life richer, not only because of the fact that I finally found an activity I absolutely love, but because through them I have met some of my best friends.

The sponsor : Ours is a small family-run winegrowing concern. Our vineyards drape the hills of Prepotto, one of the most renowned grape-growing areas of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, where viticulture has an age-old history.The work in the vineyard, the attention to every screw, every bunch, love and passion and the greatest respect for the environment are the basis of our philosophy. The new farm consists of a modern wine cellar and an old farmhouse in which are placed the oak barrel and a new tasting room. We make our wines with love and respect for the most ancient traditions.


Aida Valencia – Edi Keber

The artist : I started working with clay for the first time maybe 16 years ago, always trying to find where to studied or how to work marble and smalti that is when I found Lucciana Noturni workshops in Ravenna ,so I decided to go and studied with her . I started working with marble floors and the with consignments pieces but as always need to find more materials and more I went back and took some classes in venice with orsoni ,Sculpture Class and Smalti.This open more my range of materials and so I started experimenting with metal wood and different materials such as marble ,smalti, recycle materials, wood cooper and more. Now I work mostly sculptural work and try to create concepts in my collections of work so I ca define how I want to see all the materials work with the concept

The sponsor : The Keber family, forever linked to this territory, has lived under different flags, chosen by the hand of fate and the will of its people. Edi Keber was born in Cormons, and, in following the family tradition he married Silvana from Medana, now under Slovenian rule! Today the family’s youngest tradition is represented by Kristian and Veronica, both born in Italy and citizens of Europe

Dianne Sonnenberg – Picech

The artist : I am a mosaic artist from Austin, Texas. I am passionate about creating beauty through the art of mosaics. I create fine art, installations, commissions, garden art, and large-scale designs.

The sponsor : The Picechs are proud to have been, since 1920, a grape-growing family on the slopes of Pradis, near Cormòns. In 1963, hard work and courage earned the family ownership of the vineyards they had been farming for some time. In 1989, Roberto took over the estate from his father Egidio, who was known as “il Ribel”, and his mother Jelka, turning it into the much-envied operation it is today. Low-yielding vineyards looked after like gardens and grape maceration in the cellar are the secrets that make our wines so distinctively individual, impervious to passing fads and the latest technology. Picech wines reflect the history of this fantastic territory, a tradition that Roberto continues with assistance from his wife Alessia and their children, Athena and Ruben.


Yulia Hanansen – Stanig

The artist : Yulia Hanansen’s internationally acclaimed Mosaic Sphere Studio, LLC produces Fine Art mosaics in a variety of traditional and experimental techniques. Work can be made for commission or can be purchased from a selection of ready-to-buy pieces. All mosaics are one-of-a-kind, designed by award winning artist Yulia Hanansen. The mission of the studio is to raise public awareness about the fine art mosaics and to demonstrate superb qualities of mosaic techniques. Our educational efforts made it possible for hundreds of people to learn how to make mosaics on their own.

The sponsor : Giuseppe Stanig started his winemaking activities at Albana di Prepotto in 1920.
More than ninety years have passed and the Farm is now managed by his nephews Federico and Francesco with the same love, enthusiasm and respect for the traditions connected to the land and the wine, which is still produced by hand with great passion.
The Farm is situated in the heart of the Eastern Friuli Hills and extends over an area of approximately 9 hectares, on which the classic Fiuli varieties and some special autochthonous plants, such as the Schioppettino di Prepotto, are grown.


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