Archive for the ‘Painting’ Category

“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

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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, June 2

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.

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Art on the Lake, May 5

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.

 

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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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