Archive for the ‘Ceramics’ Category

“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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“Bouncy Birds: Quail, Chickadee, Jay” by Terri Axness

We have invited Oregon potter Terri Axness and Idaho painter Mary Butler to show their new work at the gallery in September. Terri, our guest artist, draws her inspiration from “the incredible diversity in the pacific northwest,” with treatments that vary from the serious to the whimsical. Gallery member artist Mary Butler references her Idaho ranch upbringing, her new work expressively capturing the movement of horses in action in the Idaho landscape. We’ll be showing Terri’s and Mary’s art, plus plenty of art from our more than twenty gallery members, including our newest member, wood carver Larry Mehaffey. Meet the artists and see the art at our First Saturday reception on Labor Day weekend, September 1, 4-8 p.m., with music by Mike Rutledge, wine by Bistro 45 and plenty of appetizers. Gallery Fifty-Five is at 311 E. Lake St. on the lakefront.

What: First Saturday Reception

When: September 1, 4 – 8 pm

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

New work by Mary Butler

“Bugling Bull” by Larry Mehaffey

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“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

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Art on the Lake, April 6

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

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Art on the Lake: Did you know that Gallery 55 has a reception every First Saturday? And March weather is a great reason to get out there and party. Drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street on Saturday, March 3, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artist is Thea Belecz.

Milling in the Past by Thea Belecz

Thea combines photographic and traditional fiber and bookbinding techniques into contemporary textile masterpieces. Her work intuitively captures the mood of nature, weather and their effects on people.

She comes by this naturally, as she grew up in the woods, fields and shoreline of Lake Michigan and then graduated from the Forestry School at Michigan State. Graduation landed her a job in Idaho where she was initially overwhelmed by the area’s vast unpopulated spaces. But today she has grown accustomed to and revels in Idaho landscapes. You will appreciate that sentiment when you see her work.

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Ceramic Monster by Benita Giltzow and Etta Mayfield

Art on the Lake: There is so much going on: Winter Carnival, Valentine’s Day, workshops and art at Gallery 55! For a special treat, drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street, on Saturday, February 3, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artists are ceramicists Benita Giltzow and Etta Mayfield, and the guest artist is photographer Melissa Shelby.

 

Photo by Melissa Shelby

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By Katharina Roth

Please welcome Katharina Roth, our newest member, to Gallery 55. You saw her work when she was guest artist in December. Her art was so popular, we invited her to join us permanently.

Her work evokes Chinese ceramics but with her own twist. Katharina writes, “In fall of 2016 I spent six weeks in a residency program in Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capitol for over 2000 years. I loved every minute of my time there – the close interaction with Chinese craft people, the many hours spent in the studio with other artists, and the lessons in some of the techniques that are so unique to Chinese ceramics.”

This immersion changed the way she work. While her previous work mostly used white unglazed porcelain, she now adds many layers to the clay with slips, oxides, glazes, decals, and luster. The work is stunning.

Come see her work at Gallery 55, on the lake, at 311 E. Lake St., McCall.

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