In addition to the artwork our owners have on display, we also represent many additional local artists, whose mediums include paintings, jewelry, basketry, glass, wood bowls, sculpture, tiles, silk wearables, ceramic clocks, charcoal illustrations and more. Be sure to visit our our artist's pages for more information about our artists and to see photographs of their work.
Opened July 2009, Gallery 54 is an artist owned and operated gallery located in the scenic Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles. Our member/owner artists are all local to the Finger Lakes/Central NY area and offer our customers a wide variety of high-quality and unique fine art and fine craft, including paintings, mosaics, pottery, art quilts, jewelry, photography, stained glass, handbags, scarves, and more.

Inspired • Unique • Timeless

Fine Art & Crafts by Local Artists

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July First Friday

July 7, 5-8 pm
In The Open Dream,
Paintings by Laura Leigh Lanchantin

Laura Leigh Lanchantin from Tannersville, NY, takes the primary patterns and shapes found in nature and bends them into abstractions. Her primary tools, her imagination and “the actual earth as paint.”

Though Laura began making art as a child, influenced by the pastel landscapes of her mother, Lesley, and sculptures of her father Bill, a stone mason, it wasn't until about six years ago, while a student at SUNY New Paltz that she was inspired by the large-scale paintings she saw in the local art studios and switched her major from english to painting.

The farming lifestyle that she grew up with along with her father's stone masonry work prompted her to research stone pigments and other natural pigments and dyes. “I was inspired by the act of making my own art materials,” she says, “and collaborating with the earth.”

Her dreamscapes from the heart focus on the primary patterns and shapes found in nature. They are inherently feminine and create a profound connection between body and land. The womb-like forms create raw, existential, and psychological language. “I do not wish to simply capture a natural scene with realism, but rather capture the raw energy and emotion of the land,” she says.

Some of the works she will be exhibiting at Gallery 54 are illustrations for an upcoming children's book being written by Salvatore Bevilacqua, a writer and good friend. The book, I Am the Painter of the Sky is a story about a young Native American girl who experiences a connection with nature and a magic tree that sprouts paintbrushes for branches and allows her to paint the sky. As a bonus, Laura will also present a stone pigment demonstration during the opening.

Stone pigments are a very rare medium in the modern world. Laura notes that she “applies her stone pigments to oil and charcoal” which makes them even more uncommon. Her technique creates abstractions “from the very center of my psyche,” she says. “There is no censor between my emotions and the canvas.” The result is very primitive, intrinsic images that elicit unique reactions from each viewer.

 

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Hours

Monday through Thursday 10 – 5
Friday & Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday: 10 - 5


FF Gallery Crawls: May – Dec. , 5pm– 8pm

Reach us:
315-685-5470
info@gallery54cny.com

We are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

we are located:
54 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
“Gallery 54 is a venue for Central New York artists to showcase and sell unique, inspired, and timeless art
in a diversity of mediums in an atmosphere of mutual support and cooperation.”
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Gallery 54 is a venue for Central New York artists to showcase and sell unique, inspired, and timeless art
in a diversity of mediums in an atmosphere of mutual support and cooperation.”
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First Friday 2017

June 7, 5 – 8pm
In The Open Dream, Paintings
by Laura Leigh Lanchantin / Demo

Curbstone in Skaneateles: July 20, 21, 22
GALLERY 54 PHOTO EXPO
Call for Entries! Click here.

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10–5
Friday & Saturday 10–6
Sunday: 10–5