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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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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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Bracelets by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Gallery 55 artists will be teaching three workshops in March as part of the McCall Arts & Humanities Cabin Fever Series. All classes are at the Gallery 55, 311 E. Lake St., McCall. The schedule is below. Registration is required. You can read the class descriptions and register for any of these fabulous workshops on the McCall Arts & Humanities website: mccall arts.org

 

Fun with Color, Discovering Abstract Painting: Saturday, March 3, 10-2, Stephen Douglas

Smart Phone-ography, Using Your Smart Phone to Achieve Awesome Photographic Results! Monday-Tuesday, March 5 and 6, 5-8, Connie McClaran

Metalsmithing for Beginners, Etching: Wednesday, March 21, 6-8:30, Nancy Sathre-Vogel

 

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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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Self Portrait in Color by Laurel Lake McGuire

 

Art on the Lake: Shopping for art and meeting local artists. What could be more fun in the new year? Drop by the gallery, at 311 E. Lake Street on Saturday, January 6, from 4-8:00 p.m. We’ll have wine by Bistro 45, appetizers, and music by Mike Rutledge. Our featured artist is watercolorist Laurel Lake McGuire.

About our featured artist:

Boise artist Laurel Lake McGuire has lived many places in the United States, frequently packing up her paints and brushes to follow her Marine husband to his next duty station. Although frequent moves played havoc at times with the continuity of her career in art, they also brought new subjects, new color choices and the support and fellowship of artists all over the U.S.

Now settled in Boise, she is intent on continuing her development as an artist and expand her impact in the art world. Watercolor is her primary medium and flowers are the subject closest to her heart. Recently she was honored to have two floral paintings selected for the Women Artist of the West’s annual exhibition, with one of her paintings awarded Best of Show. Another of her paintings in that show was featured in an article in Southwest Art magazine.

The paintings Laurel has selected for Gallery Fifty-Five’s January Featured Artist show gives us a welcome dose of brightness and color in the midst of winter, drawing on florals,  garden scenes and summer landscapes to cheer us up.

For more information about Laurel, see laurellakemcquire.artspan.com, or follow her on Facebook.

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