August at Gallery 55
August is surprising us. Our surprises are two very creative guest artists who play with the unexpected: Jeweler Paula Sinclair and mixed media artist Amy Gilles. Paula works in enamel and copper, enamel fired into a gooey hot mass at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit or more in her GlassGlow Studios in Twin Falls. She never knows what to expect, but it is gorgeous. To complement the results, she often mounts the jewelry with elegantly mismatched hand-strung beads. Amy, a Professor of Fine Art at Northwest Nazarene University, will show her experimental paintings created around a free-form ink and water technique she explored during quarantine. The somewhat uncontrolled results resemble both the microscopic virus and the grand constellations of our universe. The paintings invite us to shift between the micro and the macro, chaos and control, much as the pandemic is both personal and global, much as art is both experimental and intentional.
We will also continue to host the simply elegant jewelry of Martha Heukensfeld through most of August.
View Paula’s, Amy’s and Martha’s work and the work of over twenty regional artists at Gallery 55 in the month of August. The gallery is open 11-5 daily.
You are invited to attend a reception for the artists on First Saturday, August 7, 4-7 pm. We will have a special surprise for you, music by Catfish de Grey. At the reception we will be serving wine with Covid-19 mitigation protocols in place.
What: First Saturday Reception
When: August 7, 4-7 pm
Where: Gallery Fifty-Five, 311 E. Lake Street, McCall, Idaho
Art in the Courtyard 2021
Another wonderful surprise for August—Art in the Courtyard is back! Gallery 55 will sponsor this popular art fair August 27-29 in downtown McCall, in the Hotel McCall Courtyard and on the Ludwig Terrace next to the hotel.
When: August 27-29
Friday 4-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hotel McCall Courtyard and Ludwig Terrace, 1101 N 3rd St, downtown McCall, Idaho
McCall’s Not So Urban Sketchers is an artist activity sponsored by Gallery Fifty-Five. The objective is to capture our world one sketch at a time. Join us for sketching opportunities inside and outside. It’s FREE. Just register by clicking here. We’ll add you to our email distribution and tell you when and where we next meet.
You may also be interested in workshops sponsored by the McCall Arts & Humanities Council. See the MAHC website for more information.
Are you interested in teaching a workshop in McCall? Gallery Fifty-Five, located in the heart of downtown McCall on Payette Lake, is a beautiful location for a workshop. Our space can accommodate four-six students inside and more outside by the lake. We have tables and chairs, or you may provide your own. Gallery Fifty-Five workshops are advertised in online calendars, social media, our newsletter and on our website.
To schedule a workshop, submit your workshop proposal here.