Out Behind the Barn by Debbie Barnett

The gallery has new hours beginning Memorial Day weekend, 11-6, seven days a week! Come join us any day but especially for our first Saturday reception on June 2nd, 4-8 pm. It’s the best party in town. Enjoy new art by guest artist Debbie Barnett, fabulous appetizers, wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge at Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 East Lake Street, McCall, Idaho.

About Guest Artist Debbie Barnett: Debbie tells us, “I am a native Idahoan, life long rancher and life long artist. Although it isn’t uncommon for this to happen, my interests have intertwined in a way that I had not foreseen. Art and ranching have a lot in common. Both require fortitude and determination and nothing is static. Ranching provides the subject matter and the art is the medium I use to record the lifestyle. My subjects are often animals either wild or domestic and the landscapes I paint are usually the rural and wild settings that fuel the imaginations and hearts of many. Old trucks and tractors speak to a time that has come and gone. The characters and personalities of the people I meet also interest the artist in me.”

See more about Debbie at debbiebarnett-art.com.

Image provided by Clinton Millsap

Clinton Millsap’s workshop, Drawing Realism 1, Portraits, scheduled for June 15-17 at Gallery 55, has been cancelled.

For a schedule of his classes in other locations, you may contact Clinton at clinton74@mac.com.

For more information about Clinton, see http://www.clintonmillsap.com.


All Shopped Out, Tubac by Kath Macaulay

Do you dream of keeping a visual journal, for capturing that special trip or just everyday life? Sign up for a three day workshop at Gallery Fifty-Five, July 10-12, and learn how to pocket sketch with Kath Macaulay. You will study contrast, color and focal point for sketching landscape, still life and people. By the third day you will be able to sketch with water soluble pen and watercolor anything you see.

Cost is $275 for the workshop plus $42 for supplies and materials.

Preregistration is required. Click here for more information.

What: Pocket Sketching for Fun and Travel
When: July 10-12, 9:30-4:00
Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St., McCall, ID 83638

Image provided by Clinton Millsap

This class has been cancelled.

Click here for more information.

What: Drawing Realism 1, Portraits
When: June 15 and 16, 9 – 6, and June 17, 10 – 5.
Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St., McCall, ID 83638

Art on the Lake: It’s crazy spring weather, but the trend is warming. Yes, think positive! Celebrate the return of sunny days at our First Saturday reception on May 5th, 4-8 pm. Watch the lake thaw and party with us. Enjoy appetizers, wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge in a gallery setting. Aptly-named Lauren Kistner Day is our sunny guest artist for May and you will love her nature-inspired textural mixed-media paintings.


#24 by Lauren Kistner Day


More on Lauren: She is an Idaho native inspired by Idaho’s landscapes and geothermal activities, topography, and other natural phenomena. In 2005 she received a BFA in Painting and Photography at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle,Washington, and has been actively researching and exploring her career for over ten years. She has had the honor of becoming an Artist in Residence Fellow with Boise Department of Arts and History, contributed to the city’s collection of public art, and won awards from national juried exhibitions.  Her works can be found in private and public collections across the United States.


Green Mountain Eclipse by Theresa Burkes

This class has been cancelled. Check back for news of more workshops at Gallery 55!

Theresa Burkes will show you how to do fine art printmaking with gel plates on Saturday, April 7, 1-4. You’ll learn how to print with gel plates and stencils and textured objects. No press required. All supplies included. This workshop is part of the McCall Arts & Humanities Cabin Fever series, and you must pre-register at mccall arts.org.

Art on the Lake: April is for Ceramics! For our First Saturday reception and the month of April, Gallery 55 celebrates ceramic artists Alan Giltzow and Kevin Flynn and Amber Day with Flynn Day Pottery. Alan is a McCall artist who specializes in wall ceramics with a unique sense of humor.  Boise potters Keven and Amber became Flynn Day Pottery in 2011. You can find them at the Capital City Public Market in Boise from April to December. Stop by the gallery on April 7 to celebrate everything clay and everything art. Wine by Bistro 45 and music by Mike Rutledge.


He’s Such a Nice Kitty by Alan Giltzow


Ceramic by Flynn Day Pottery