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Local Artist, CAYLA BIRK. showcased along with Internationally Renowned Artists

February 6, 2017

Cayla Birk. Mixes a Hip Hop Groove with Social & Cultural Matters

If there is one thing Steven Hartman knows it’s his art! The owner of Contessa Gallery immediately recognized something special about Cayla Birk.’s works.  Exclusively showcased at Contessa Gallery, the young artist pays homage to historical events and characters in a contemporary style that is uniquely her own.  “I don’t normally champion emerging artists.  That’s not what our focus is, however, in this case it’s clear to me where her career is going to go.  She fits in with our roster of internationally recognized artists,” said Hartman.  


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Contessa Gallery Opens Florida Location

January 31, 2017 - Cleveland Jewish News

The Contessa Gallery will open a seasonal satellite location in West Palm Beach, Fla. The gallery is currently open by appointment only, however, it is expected that special events will be hosted in the future. A specially curated collection of contemporary artists is on display.

The two-story, 8,000-square-foot gallery is at 539 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, Fla.

The original location is in Lyndhurst at Legacy Village at 24667 Cedar Road.

To make an appointment or for more information about the gallery or the exhibits, visit contessagallery.com or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or at art@contessagallery.com.


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Pop-up gallery takes over Clematis Street space

January 20, 2017 - Alexandra Clough, Palm Beach Post

Art has made its way out of an art show and onto Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.


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Contessa Gallery Announces Seasonal Satellite Location in West Palm Beach, Florida

January 18, 2017 - Chelsea Robbins

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – Cleveland, OH – Internationally renowned Contessa Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Seasonal Satellite location in West Palm Beach, Florida, at 539 Clematis Street, at the corner of Rosemary. The two-story, 8,000 sq ft gallery space was selected to better serve the gallery’s extensive clientele in the South Florida region. Initially open by appointment only, the gallery also looks forward to hosting special events with charities and other organizations. 

Currently on display is a specially curated collection of works by leading contemporary artists, including a very extensive selection by pop & street art sensation, Mr. Brainwash. Contessa Gallery is excited to showcase the artist’s continual revolutionary experimentation with new techniques, media, materials and subject matter. The special exhibition includes original Mr. Brainwash works on Wood, Metal, Brick, Cement, Canvas, Paper, Sculpture and Neon Light Mixed Media. The gallery also features artwork by David Drebin, Hijack, Gilles Cenazandotti, and Cayla Birk. 


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Contessa Gallery: Exhibiting Groundbreaking New Artwork by Mr. Brainwash, Gilles Cenazandotti, David Datuna, David Drebin & Hijack at Art Miami 2016

November 27, 2016 - Anna Kasparek

Monday, November 28, 2016 – Cleveland, OH – Contessa Gallery will be participating in the 27th annual Art Miami Fair. Over these past 27 years, Art Miami has established a well-known reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on November 29 and run through December 4, 2016. Contessa Gallery is thrilled to present the most recent works by Mr. Brainwash, Gilles Cenazandotti, David Datuna, David Drebin and Hijack at Art Miami 2016 (Booths #D407 & #D407a). This will be the highly anticipated Art Miami/Basel Week debut of Hijack's artwork with the gallery, David Datuna's Unity Series project and David Drebin's latest masterpiece, Etching on Crystal Starfire Glass, Lips of Love.


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Contessa Gallery Presents New Dreamscapes by David Drebin Ahead of Release and Late Summer Book Launch

March 19, 2016 - Chelsea Robbins

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Cleveland, OH - First Look: Special opportunity to acquire new David Drebin Dreamscapes ahead of the public release & Late Summer book launch. Available exclusively through Contessa Gallery. Titles are forthcoming.


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Contessa Gallery: Showcasing Groundbreaking Artwork by Mr. Brainwash, David Drebin, David Datuna & Gilles Cenazandotti at the LA Art Show 2016

January 25, 2016 - Anna Kasparek

Monday, January 25, 2016 – Cleveland, OH – Contessa Gallery will be participating in the LA Art Show, which is recognized for its reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on January 27th and run through January 31st, 2016. Contessa Gallery is thrilled to bring to Los Angeles the latest groundbreaking works by Mr. Brainwash, David Datuna, David Drebin and Gilles Cenazandotti.


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Contessa Gallery: Showcasing Groundbreaking New Work by David Datuna, Mr. Brainwash, David Drebin and Gilles Cenazandotti at Art Miami 2015

November 30, 2015 - Anna Kasparek

Monday, November 30, 2015 – Cleveland, OH – Contessa Gallery will be participating in the 26th annual Art Miami Fair. Over these past 26 years, Art Miami has established a well-known reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on December 1 and run through December 6, 2015. Contessa Gallery is delighted to present the most recent works by David Datuna, Mr. Brainwash, David Drebin and Gilles Cenazandotti at Art Miami. 


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David Drebin Chasing Paradise

October 31, 2015 - Artsy

Contessa Gallery's exhibition of David Drebin's Chasing Paradise is selected by Artsy as a Feautured Show for the month of October. 


A Corsican Artist Transforms the Ocean Refuse of His Homeland

October 31, 2015 - Bridget Gleeson - Artsy

It’s a romantic idea, an artist born on a Mediterranean island who makes his work with found objects from the sea. Gilles Cenazandotti is such an artist. Shells are not his interest, however, and while his sculptures and collages are certainly easy on the eye, his latest works, available through Contessa Gallery, carry a powerful and useful message.