Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from Gallery 54!!!

Collaged goddess by Marie Loparco
It's New Year's Eve and the artists of Gallery 54 wish to thank all our wonderful customers for another great year!!  Our loyal customers and creative central New York community are what keeps us inspired.

The New Year will bring some exciting changes to the gallery.  We are adding new artists, including our newest owner/ artist Judy Witkin who makes intricate bead embroidered jewelry.  She will be adding an expanded collection to her current work at the gallery.  Stay tuned for information on upcoming events including Winterfest in Skaneateles!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

What's New for the Holidays?

This weekend is an exciting one for the artists of Gallery 54.  On Friday night the Holiday First Friday event takes place at the Gallery.  On Saturday and Sunday several of our artists will be participating in the Plowshares Craftfair and Peace Festival at Nottingham High School in Syracuse.  This is a fabulous and fun show and definitely worth attending!  Nancy Powell, Jim Burke, Sharon Bottle-Souva, Dana Stenson, Lauren Ritchie, Candace Rhea, Andree Newton, Liz and Rich Micho, plus many more will be there will their art!

For your Holiday shopping, the Gallery has many new creations for your consideration.  Here a just a few of the gift-giving choices you will find at the Gallery….

Hand-painted rocking chair by by Kathleen Schneider

"ParkmIphone" by Terry Askey-Cole.  A great place to keep your phone handy!
Ocean jasper and dendritic agate necklace by Dana Stenson.
Thank you to our loyal customers for a great year, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

You're Invited to our Holiday First Friday Event!!

You’re invited to our Holiday Open House
“Inspired Tidings”
Friday December 5 from 6 to 9pm
Hand-painted ornament by Kathleen Schneider
Featuring music by Chris Molloy on his electric blue harp, refreshments, and new work by our talented artists.  We hope you can join us to celebrate the season!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whimsical New Friends at the Gallery

We want to introduce two new artists at Gallery 54.  We love their work, and their art has in common a whimsical quality that we adore.

The first is Elizabeth Andrews.  Elizabeth does fine art etching and has at the shop framed originals in addition to prints, cards, and mugs.  From her artist statement:  "Most people are amazed when they see me bicycling down the street while juggling a Roycroft Mark, eating a bagel, and applying eyeliner. They seem even more surprised to discover I write and illustrate my own poems and stories. Sometimes, I illustrate stories I haven’t written yet!"  Regarding the etching process she writes: "The etching of metal plates enables me to make multiple prints that are all originals. The etched plate is truly a labor of love; and a medium that provides the texture and mysterious compliment to my poems, personal anecdotes, and creative musing."

Etching by Elizabeth Andrews

We would also like to introduce the artful assemblages of Rebecca Barry-Kent.  Rebecca incorporates finely detailed ceramics, metal work, painting, and other materials skillfully assembled in her playful creations.  We hope you will take the time to come visit the shop and see these fine works in person!
Hand-crafted  characters by Rebecca Barry-Kent

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Pots and Pods"

"Pots and Pods:
Tableware and Sculpture by Sallie Thompson"
Opens Friday November 7th from 5-8 pm

Meet the artist, enjoy Electric Harp music by Christopher Molloy and light refreshments

Monday, October 20, 2014

All that Glitters….

The jewelers at Gallery 54 work hard to create unique pieces that cannot be found anywhere else.  With the Holidays approaching we will be introducing new designs and hope they bring joy to someone this year.  Here are some of the new pieces available now at the shop!
Necklace by Donna Smith 
Bracelets by Heather Hennigan
Copper cuff by Heather Hennigan

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A View into the Kiln

Sallie Thompson recently shared these photo of her soda-fired kiln in process, including before and after shots of the glazed pieces being fired.
The Kiln
Before firing the glaze
The finished pieces!
Sallie's new pieces are at the shop for sale now.  Come by and have a look at the gorgeous results of her recent firing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Against the Grain

"Against the Grain: New Works in Wood
by Fred Weisskopf"
Opens Friday October 3rd from 5-8 pm
Runs through October.

Fred is a master craftsman and will be exhibiting a new selection of shaker boxes along with functional fine wood pieces. Enjoy wine tastings and light refreshments.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wedding Cards by Kathleen Schneider

Kathleen Schneider has been painting original, one-of-a-kind wedding cards for the last couple years.  These are beautiful watercolors that can be framed by the couple after their wedding and kept for a lifetime!  Here is one of her latest.  "I enjoy painting all of my original wedding cards but the ones similar to the one below are my favorites. They are so colorful, full of detail and represent timeless traditions."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Into the Light"

We are proud to hear that fabric artist Sharon Bottle Souva is one of 15 artists whose work was selected for the permanent art collection at SUNY Brockport. "Into The Light", a 54” square contemporary wall quilt will hang in the new Liberal Arts building which will be dedicated on September 19th at 10 AM.  Congratulations Sharon!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Pods" by Sallie Thompson

We are pleased to announce that our potter Sallie Thompson is included in a juried show of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild  at the Everson Art Museum in Syracuse. The show is titled Salt City Clay: Selected Works by Syracuse Ceramic Guild. It opens on 8/30/14 with a reception/opening on 9/19/14 5:30 -8, The show runs from 8/30/14-1/11/15. The opening on 9/19 will have performance art by the Signal Culture Artists. Tickets for the reception/opening are $15 non members and $5 members. In addition to the performance pieces there will be live music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. This is an exciting show at a wonderful venue.  

For anyone not familiar with it, The Everson Art Museum was designed by Architect I.M. Pei and is one of Syracuse's finest and most noteworthy buildings.  The museum has a fabulous permanent collection with a fine selection of Arts and Crafts furniture and a very extensive collection of centuries of ceramics.  It's rotating shows are always worth checking out.  Hope you can make it!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Autumn Soliloquy

Please Join us for our September First Friday Event:
“Autumn Soliloquy”
Featuring Ceramics by Terry Askey-Cole and Painted Glass by Nella Joseph
Opens Friday September 5 from 5-8 pm at Gallery 54

Meet the artists and enjoy live music. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Celebrate Five Wonderful Years with Gallery 54!!!!!

The artists at Gallery 54 are celebrating a wonderful 5 years of business this summer.  We are grateful to our loyal customers and the town of Skaneateles for a very successful 5 years and look forward to many more!  As part of our First Friday event this Friday we will be celebrating with some special treats, including a raffle for a $50 gift certificate.  We hope you can join us from 5 to 8 this Friday, August 1.

Last weekend was the Antique Boat Show in Skaneateles.  This is always a fun event and this year the weather could not have been nicer.  At Gallery 54 we have many boat themed items including this hand-crafted sailboat in wood and copper by Gary Yatteau.  Come by and see us if you are in town.  We have something for everyone:)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our August First Friday Event: Earthwhile

Please Join us for our August First Friday Event:
"Earthwhile: Featuring Photographic Images of the Earth by Tom Dwyer and Stoneware Lanterns by Lauren Ritchie"  
The show opens Friday August 1st from 5-8 pm and will be up for the month of August. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Christopher Molloy and his electric blue harp.
Photograph by Tom Dwyer

Lantern by Lauren Ritchie
 Special refreshments will be served as Gallery 54 celebrates 5 years wonderful years of specializing in fine art and craft by Finger Lakes artists.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Skaneateles Annual Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sale

This weekend is the much-anticipated Curbstone Festival in Skaneateles.  Almost all the shops in town have fabulous sidewalk sales happening and there are many bargains to be found!  At Gallery 54 some of our artists will have "seconds" for sale.  These are items with very minor imperfections at greatly reduced prices.  We will also have great prices on items we are clearing out and even some art supplies/ beads.  Come check it out!  The event runs Thursday through Saturday.  Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Forest for the Trees

Please Join us for our July First Friday Event:
“The Forest for the Trees”
Featuring Fabric Art by Sharon Bottle-Souva and Nature-Inspired Jewelry by Dana Blythe Stenson
Opens Friday July 4th from 5-8 pm at Gallery 54. 
Meet the artists and enjoy music by Syracuse singer/songwriter Jane Zell. Light refreshments will be served.