2017 New gallery artists: Susan Mikula, Donald Saaf & Julia Zanes

I’d like to welcome you to the 2017 season at the Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown. The gallery will re-open this Saturday, April 29th! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am as the gallery is more beautiful than ever.

New work has arrived from all of our artists and I now have the pleasure of introducing you to this year’s new artists: Susan Mikula, Donald Saaf, and Julia Zanes. Below you’ll find a sampling of their work.

Please plan a visit to the gallery the next time you are in Provincetown. We will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 until Memorial Day Weekend and then daily throughout the season.

Hope to see you soon!



Susan Mikula photographs

Photographer, Susan Mikula shoots exclusively with instant films in a variety of cameras, many of them vintage Polaroids using past-expiration Polaroid films. Working only with available light, and without cropping or image manipulation, her technique strips away detail and softens edges to better reveal the underlying and essential form and feeling of her subject. See more…



Donald Saaf

Donald Saaf’s paintings are inspired by his family and immediate surroundings. His work has an innocent look, reminiscent of folk art painting in which figures are simplified characters and vary from tiny to oversized in the world that Donald creates. Birds and moths become mythical, and exotic animals cavort with children. Working in oil, gouache, and collage, Saaf’s work features vibrant colors that make each painting a tantalizing environment with an oddly curious feel. See more…



Julia Zanes

Painter, Julia Zanes often uses rich, deeply researched source material, such as fairy tales, fables and other historic narratives, as inspiration. Her paintings are often prismed and complex, suffused with patterns from Indian crewel embroidery. The settings certainly have the feeling of the stage, or formal space in Persian Miniatures. Mythical beasts and oversized birds are rampant. So is a kind of mysterious, magical writing. See more…