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Shop Local Friday in McCall

Shop Local Night is Friday, December 7, with a tree lighting at 6:30 in downtown McCall. Gallery 55 will be open 11-7 and serving refreshments 4-7. We’ll have a tree full of handmade ornaments and a special sale of 8″x8″ art. So, be sure and stop by.

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Gallery 55 is open 11-7 on Black Friday and serving light refreshments 4-7. The gallery is full of gift ideas, including artist-made tree ornaments, holiday chutney, decorated gift boxes and art priced just right for holiday giving. On Black Friday and every Friday through December 21, the gallery will be open until 7. So, we hope you will join us, see the art by over twenty local and regional artists and enjoy the beautiful view of Payette Lake from the gallery.

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“Clouds Over Boise River” by Rena Vandewater

The holidays are beautiful in McCall. Trees are lit, decorations go up, but Mother Nature does the best decorating. On December 1, we welcome guest artist painter Rena Vandewater and feature glass artist Laura Johnson and our newest member, jeweler Michele Applebee. Rena’s famously colorful oil and acrylic paintings not only provide just the antidote for cabin fever but will delight art collectors. Featured member, Laura Johnson, also a master of color, inspires us with new fused glass work on her favorite subject, the natural landscape. You’ll want to take in the elegance of Michelle Applebee’s jewelry, too, the perfect gift for someone you love—or for yourself.

Meet the artists and view the art by over twenty member artists at our First Saturday reception, December 1, 4-8 p.m., with music by Mike Rutledge, wine by Bistro 45 and appetizers.

Gallery Fifty-Five is a nonprofit artist cooperative.

When: Saturday, December 1, 4-8 pm.
Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall, Idaho
Admission: Free

For more information, email us at gallery55art@gmail.com or call 208-634-6313.

Glass Art by Laura Johnson

Freshwater Pearls, Onyx Roundels, Ammonite Pendant by Michele Applebee

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Gallery 55 Nov/Dec Events

“Winter on the Lake”, 20 x 40, print on wood, by Melissa Shelby

Holiday Market, 8×8 Sale and New Friday Hours, Oh My!: It’s definitely cooler weather here in McCall, and we love our cozy gallery on the lake. We have a lot going on in November and December: our First Saturday reception, a Holiday Market, an 8×8 sale and extended Friday hours.

Our Holiday Market at the gallery begins November 16. The Market features small gifts by our member artists. You never know what might show up: homemade foods, soaps, kitchen items, definitely tree ornaments. Also, beginning  Friday, December 7, we’ll be selling original 8″x8″ works of art for anywhere from $49 to $78 each. And to make things a little more convenient, we’ll stay open until 7 every Friday from Black Friday, November 23, through December 21.

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Ascendance by Connie McClaran

It’s cooler weather here in McCall and we are enjoying the crisp days in our cozy gallery on the lake. On November 3rd, we welcome guest artist wood sculptor Gary Peer, featured member artist photographer Connie McClaran and our newest member, bronze sculptor Allen Malaise. Gary’s spiritual and abstract-looking sculptures reference contemporary society’s decaying order in a medium admired through the ages for its warmth and beauty. Our featured member, spiritographer Connie McClaran, immerses herself in the beauty of American landscape in new black and white photographic works that will take your breath away. And to complement Connie’s work and our location on the shore of the Payette, outdoor enthusiast Allen Malaise adds imposing, motion-packed and fabulously detailed bronzes of Northwestern wildlife. You don’t want to miss any of this.

Meet all the artists and see the art at our First Saturday reception, November 3, 4-8 p.m., with music by Mike Rutledge, wine by Bistro 45 and appetizers.

When: Saturday, November 3, 4-8 pm.

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall, Idaho

Admission: Free

For more information, email us at gallery55art@gmail.com or call 208-634-6313.

Split Parabolic Figure by Gary Peer

Thrill of the Chase by Allen Malaise

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Looking for Jewelry Artists

Photo by Marcia Hietala

Can you imagine your jewelry displayed in a beautiful lakeside gallery in McCall?

Gallery Fifty-Five has openings for jewelry artists. Find out more and apply here.

Don’t delay. The holidays are coming up.

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“Road to Melba” by Betty Mallorca

It’s fall in McCall, and winter is on its way. On October 6, Gallery Fifty-Five will host a reception for painter Betty Mallorca and for new work by ceramicist Katharina Roth. Betty specializes in landscapes and abstract paintings that celebrate color and the natural world. Her response to nature and color is visceral, a response that she expresses in large format to powerful effect. Gallery Fifty-Five member Katharina Roth has a new line of work in porcelain that she is excited to share with you. You will admire the delicate quality of Katherina’s work, influenced by her studies in Switzerland, the U.S. and China.

Also, meet our newest member, Linda Berberick, who brings not only traditional ceramics to the gallery but plenty of humor with her fabulous ceramic figures and faces.

Meet all the artists and see the art at our First Saturday reception, October 6, 4-8 p.m., with music by Mike Rutledge, wine by Bistro 45 and appetizers.

Gallery Fifty-Five is a nonprofit artist cooperative.

When: Saturday, October 6, 4-8 pm.

Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall, Idaho

Admission: Free

New work by Katharina Roth

“I’ve Got a Frog in My Throat” by Linda Berberick

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