Monday, February 6, 2017

The rush is on for Valentine's Day

Pottery galore . . .
. . . ideal for Valentine's Day
and the red dots mean
you save.
Everyone at Gallery 54 is loading up the shelves for Valentine's Day and we've doubled-up on the importance of your next visit by launching our first ever Midwinter Sale. When you walk around the gallery, countless items that will make perfect Valentine's Day gifts attract your eye. To make your challenge even more interesting the gallery is literally festooned with red dots. Red dots that indicate the item is sporting a special, limited time (the end of February), 15% discount. Pictured here are just a couple examples . . . but really tempting ones.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Everything you could want in a rainbow

All I could think when Liz Micho showed me her new stained glass creation was, "everything you could want in a rainbow." The photo here doesn't really do it justice because of the gyrations I had to go through to photograph it without incorporating glare and reflections from the light flowing through Gallery 54's window as well as the overhead lights in the gallery.

Every color in this rainbow is waiting for your Valentine
At Gallery 54 we are often thinking of Liz's stained glass pieces as garden art because so much of it (not all, for sure) is designed and constructed specifically to add beauty and color to any garden. Certainly, this new piece will star in a garden if that's where someone wants to showcase it. But, her design will also garner a lot of compliments displayed in a picture window or maybe in your sunroom as well.

When we look at Liz's designs, they show off so well backlit in front of the gallery's window that overlooks Skaneateles Lake, we're able to focus our attention of her art and we just mentally block out the distractions that a camera records.

So, I guess you'll just have to come into the gallery and take a look for yourself. And, at the price she's put on it for February, I'm guessing you ought to come sooner rather than later. After all, the first one to claim it is going to be the one taking it home. Anyone want to make any bets whether stays in the Gallery until Valentine's Day?

Gallery 54 is open from 10 to 5 everyday except Tuesday, through-out February.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine's Day is Coming

If you are seeing spots now, wait until you see everything else.
It's definately not to early to be thinking about your Valentine and I don't care what they say on the radio and TV commercials. There are a lot more ways to your valentine's heart than roses or chocolate covered strawberries. Don't believe me? Just stop by Gallery 54 and see if you can convince yourself that the many interesting, beautiful and unique items we have won't do the trick. Then just remember how long those roses or strawberries will last. Your valentine will be remembering how you remembered, not just for a few days, but for weeks, months and even years.
Go ahead take a look. I dare you. Oh, and don't forget the gallery's first ever Midwinter Sales is still going on. How lucky are you?
Valentine jewelry like you've never dreamed!
Even a mosaic for her heart
Visit the Lake Room for stained glass
There is sure to be
something to warm his or
her heart.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Skaneateles Winterfest means savings

Gallery 54 will celebrate this year's Skaneateles Winterfest by beginning a month long (Jan 28 - Feb 28) Midwinter Sale as a means of showing our appreciation for the many customers we enjoy serving all year long.

February featured image: Limekiln Colors
Many artists will have special work available at a 15% discount to make the celebration even more valuable to all our visitors.

For example, Photographer Tom Dwyer will be featuring his photograph titled Limeliln Colors as the first in a new monthly series of ˆFeatured Images" and this month it will carry the 15% discount of the Midwinter Sale. In addition visitors will see a "Red Dot" on many of his prints. Many other artists will be following suit with 15% discounts on their work, so this is a great time to visit Skaneateles and Gallery 54.

Gallery 54 hours for January and February are: daily 10 am - 5 pm, closed Tuesdays. We will be happy to open by appointment on Tuesdays, just give us a call at 315-685-5470 on any other day to let us know when you would like to come in.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photos of the First Day of Winter 2016/17

Last light on the first day of winter

Not only the first day of winter, but also the shortest daylight hours of 2016.

Gallery 54 artist/photographer Tom Dwyer braved the cold and wind on this first day of winter 2016/17 to  capture a couple images that he's making available in the Gallery beginning tomorrow, December 22. Stop by Gallery 54 on the 22nd or even the 23rd and Tom will do his best to have them custom framed in time for Christmas delivery.
The light at the end of the shortest day of 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

New looks for the Gallery

A small part of
Kathy's new look

We get a lot of compliments from our guests about how beautiful Gallery 54 always looks. Three of our owner members deserve the lion's share of the credit. Stained Glass artist Liz Micho, Jeweler Donna Smith and Ceramic and Mosaic Artist Terry Askey Cole are constantly on the lookout for ways to present artwork in the gallery to its best advantage. With the holiday season upon us the frenetic pace they normally maintain pales.
We're excited to show some
Kathy's newest work.

That started in earnest this week with Liz spending most of Friday figuring out how to fit the new work of many artists, who are stocking-up in anticipation of the season.

Between now and Thanksgiving the pace will pick-u[ even more and their creativity will come front and center as holiday decorating is added to their efforts to make sure each and every piece of fine art and craft is showcased to its best advantage.

Earlier this week Painter Kathy Schneider and Photographer Tom Dwyer undertook major moves at the gallery and Kathy's paintings now featured in the front of the gallery (across from the sales counter) and Tom's photography has found a new home on the east wall of the Lake Room.
Tom's new location allows him to feature larger pieces.
Already, both have received kudos from fellow artists and gallery guests alike.

We hope you'll stop by soon to see for yourself.

The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday.