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

“Parfleche 6” by Pam Demo

August in McCall is heaven on earth. Come enjoy the lakeside scene at Gallery 55, August 4, 4-8 pm, at a special reception for guest artist Pam Demo with wine by Bistro 45, music by Mike Rutledge and a delectable array of appetizers. You will experience Pam’s mixed-media constructions, common objects skillfully transformed into fine art. See more about Pam at pamdemo.com. Please also welcome our newest member, Stephen Baughman, who works in watercolor and many other media.  Pam and Stephen’s art, plus works of art from more than twenty Idaho artists, will be on display through August, 11-6 daily.

What: First Saturday Reception

When: August 4, 4 – 8 pm

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St, downtown McCall

“Untitled” by Stephen Baughman

July is an exciting month for Gallery Fifty-Five. Not only do we have equine art by Liane Kerting-Vick, ceramics by our newest member Candace Bonawitz, a pocket sketching workshop by Kath Macaulay July 10-12, but also cello art (cellos made into art, yes) by Pam McKnight and Stephen Douglas. Come down any time in July to see the cellos or come to the reception on July 7, 4-8 pm. The cellos will be auctioned off in September to benefit the Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance scholarship fund. Stephen’s cello magically plays music. Both cellos are beautiful.

For more information about the auction, see treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org/cello-art/. For more about Kath Macaulay’s workshop and how to register, visit galleryfiftyfive.com/workshops/pocket-sketching-for-fun-and-travel/.

“Tuetano” by Liane Kerting-Vick

First Saturday in July follows the Fourth and we promise the art will sparkle at our reception on July 7 at the gallery. Equine painter Liane Kerting-Vick is our guest artist. Her art features the endangered Barb horse, a direct descendant of horses brought by the Spanish Conquest and the Catholic missions. We also have a new member artist, Candace Bonawitz, whose beautiful ceramics you are sure to appreciate. Come enjoy all of the art by Liane, Candace and our artist members, music by Mike Rutledge, complimentary wine from Bistro 45 and an array of delicious appetizers. It’s Gallery Fifty-Five, downtown McCall, the place to be, every first Saturday.

What: First Saturday Reception

When: July 7, 4 – 8 pm

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake St, downtown McCall

“Iris” by Candace Bonawitz

Photo by Melissa Shelby

Gallery 55 is pleased to offer for sale, as a fundraiser for McCall’s Children’s Theater, the masks that Robin Klassner, Kay La Bella, Etta Mayfield, Katrina Rude, Marnie Sell and Victoria Sell created for the 2017 fall production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” The production was presented by the McCall Arts and Humanities Council’s Children’s Theater program by special arrangement with Music Theatre International with stage direction and choreography by Dawn Kolden and music direction by Linda Mayer. You can view these beautiful masks at the gallery through the month of June. Your purchase of a mask supports more great opportunities for local youth to participate in high-quality theater education. Director Kolden tells us that wearing a mask created for an actor “is a privilege. As the actor prepares for the role, the artist prepares for the creation of the mask. Each mask has an energy and, when brought to life on stage, it is palpable.” Come by the gallery and feel the energy.

Please join us for a reception on June 2, 4-8 pm, Gallery 55, 311 E. Lake St., McCall.

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.

 

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.