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Capitol Contemporary Gallery is a diverse group of talented artists offering exceptional works in painting, multi media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture.

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December Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Face the Land, an exhibit of new work by painter Jerri Lisk and photographer Mark Lisk. Jerri says, "In my new paintings I have added faces to the work. These faces are all of us. In the last several months I have had more time to paint and think about my art than usual, and have found that in these works there is a direct reflection of where I am, where we are." Mark's photographs have always been weighted toward the natural landscape. Finding light and composition in nature is an internal driving force for him, an ongoing mission in which he finds comfort and endless beauty. Although we will not be hosting an Open House on First Thursday, we encourage you to come view the show during our regular business hours throughout the month of December. 

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November Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Spectrum, an exhibit of new work by painters Betsie Richardson and Rachel Teannalach. The gallery will host an Open House from 3-7 PM on First Thursday, November 5th. Betsie Richardson presents a new body of oil paintings for Spectrum based on her love of vivid color. Richardson is interested in how color conjures and reflects our emotions and color theory as it applies to fine art painting. Rachel Teannalach will be exhibiting two, year-long projects that approach painting as a ritual. "tinyExpanse 365 Year 4" is a collection of 365 small daily plain air paintings - painting as a daily practice. "Ground” is composed of twelve botanical collages of the same place in the Boise Foothills over the course of a year 

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October Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces an exhibit of new work by artists Christine Raymond and Cassandra Schiffler, featuring jewelry by Robert Kaylor. The gallery will host an Open House from 3-7 PM on First Thursday, October 1st. Christine Raymond’s artwork is a combination of 23k gold leaf and colorful painted sections. Her abstract constructions reflect the uncertainty and mysterious nature of our time. Cassandra Schiffler is showing abstracted monotypes in the theme of the four natural elements (Earth, Air, Water, and Fire). Her work is a personal visualization of the ongoing

struggle between chaos and control.

September Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces an exhibit of new work by artists Toby Davis and

Josh Udesen, and featuring sculptures by D’Arcy Bellamy. The gallery will host an Open House

format from 3-7 PM on First Thursday, September 3rd. As a special promotion, free

prints by Toby Davis will be giving away to all gallery visitors while supplies last. Beautiful Chaos is a celebration of the of the unpredictable and unexpected. Josh Udesen's exhibition explores water, which is essential for our existence yet often overlooked. 

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August Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces Absence, an exhibit of new work by acrylic painter. Randy Van Dyck and mixed media sculptor Sue Latta. Both artists draw parallels from the Covid-19 pandemic. Van Dyck's latest latest series of paintings are contemporary
landscape interpretations titled “Transposed”. As the title suggests, it has to do with shifting traditional perceptions of the landscape through the removal and concentration on the individual flora and fauna, thus diverting the viewer’s focus. In these pieces, he create new
dialog as it pertains to beauty, loss of habitat and conservation. This very strange moment in time has compelled Sue Latta to contemplate the absence of everything that used to seem “normal” about her life and the world we live in. The work in this exhibition is the physical embodiment that process.

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July Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces unCovering, an exhibit of new work by photographer Brooke Burton, painter Anne Peterson, and featuring jewelry artist Karen Klinefelter. For Burton, unCovering is about fears and fantasies as told through still-life; using objects as vessels for story. She uses photography to reflect her world and place in it, responding to social media and her artistic practice and how they inform her understanding of self. Anne Peterson's work for this show specifically, is figurative. She loves painting the human form in an abstracted way and revisited her ongoing series Cloaks and Robes in some of the paintings.

June Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present the work of Richard Young and Judith Lombardi. We arehappy to resume our First Thursday gallery openings with a new Open House format from 3:00 to 7:00PM on First Thursday, June 4th. Richard Young will be exhibiting 13 new paintings using water-based oil paint. The series is influenced by recent events including the central Idaho earthquake and social isolation of the pandemic. Judith Lombardi will be exhibiting paintings and pastels of clouds. Although clouds have figured frequently in her work, under current circumstances they can be an apt metaphor. The show runs through June 30.

Group Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a new Group Show for the month of May. In lieu of our extended First Thursday hours, Capitol Contemporary Gallery will host an Open House at the gallery from 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday, April 2. Guests are invited to see the Group Show in a quiet environment, free from crowds. However, this is subject to change as we continue to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from the CDC and local government.

March Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a new show titled Land & Body, presenting oil paintings by Karen Eastman and cut paper collages by Lorelle Rau. Eastman’s paintings reference the grace of the female form, and Rau’s work abstracts the mountain landscape and presents it in striated form. The opening reception will be on First Thursday, March 5th, from 5-9 pm featuring wine by Coiled Wines. The show is free and open to the public and will run through March 30th.

January Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery will launch 2020 with Beautiful Mud, a new show of artwork by guest artists Geoffrey Krueger, painter, and Kerry Moosman, potter. Krueger will be exhibiting a variety of realist and abstract paintings. Primarily a landscape painter, this past year Krueger has been making small abstract collages, and this is the first time he will be exhibiting these works in a gallery setting. Known for creating large-scale sculptural terra cotta earthenware vessels, Moosman brings impeccable technique, patience, persistence, and commitment to his craft, often spending six weeks burnishing a single pot with a small agate before it is bisque and sagger-fired. Beautiful Mud is free and open to the public and will run through January 21st.