Monday, June 29, 2015

Watercolorist Bob Ripley July Featured Artist

Wildlife Watercolorist Bob Ripley
Featured at Gallery 54

Gallery 54 artist, Bob Ripley, is the gallery's featured artist for July. “Familiar Waters" opens Friday July 3 from 5-8 pm and runs through July 31.

Bob is a watercolorist and works in very fine detail to capture moments of beauty from our fragile, natural world.

Bob's paintings result from a combination of reference photography, field notes and observations. A painting's composition is very important to him, and working in fine detail allows him to get into the animal or fish's skin.
His ultimate goal as a wildlife artist is to capture a wild moment in the beauty of our fragile, natural world for others to enjoy.

Bob's work, originals, framed and matted prints and cards are now available at the Gallery.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tim See to be June's guest artist

Tim See’s wood-fired pottery will be featured in Gallery 54’s First Friday Opening, June 5, 2015 from 5 - 8 pm.

New work, unloaded from the wood kiln during the end of this month, will be on display. Tim creates industrial-inspired tableware, including complex pouring vessels composed of both wheel-thrown and hand-built parts. Many of the porcelain pots are decorated with hand-painted illustrations, some of which depict scenes from his Buckethead Story, an original parable of an apocalyptic future.

Tim’s work has been shown at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY as well as in many other galleries and shows. 

Tim teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced pottery to adults at Clayscapes, Pottery, Inc.. As a founding member of the Independent Potters Association, Tim works collaboratively with fellow artists to organize and implement group exhibitions and several charitable and educational events each year.  

Tim began working in clay while an art student at Onondaga Community College and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics with Honors at Syracuse University in 2004. 

Central New York has been his home all of his life; he currently lives in Bridgeport, NY with his wife Brenda Pierce and their cat, Viggo.

Gallery 54 is an upscale venue for Central New York artists to showcase and sell unique, inspired, and timeless art in a diversity of mediums.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Bob Ripley piece – "for the birds"

Gallery 54 is happy to report that one of our newest artists, wildlife watercolorist Bob Ripley, is one of a select group of amazing artists invited to exhibit at The View's international exhibition titled "For the Birds," June 27 - August 2, with an artist reception June 27.

The View, is an art center in Old Force that seeks and exhibits various works. In this case the art is inspired by the avian species which will be exhibited in the national juried exhibition. Few species have captivated the human imagination more than birds—often the subject of myths and legends, we observe and study them, feed them, provide housing for them and create works of art dedicated to them—this exhibition stands as a celebration of our feathered friends.