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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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October Show
Betsie Richardson & Toby Davis

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of October— Farm to Table by Betsie Richardson and Windows II by Toby Davis, featuring ceramics by Susan Rooke.
Betsie Richardson presents new oil paintings that bring attention to the admirable ethics and visual exquisiteness of locally-grown, farm-fresh foods.Toby says, "The [window] scenes are the culmination of two worlds colliding, an abstract smashing together of reality on both sides of the glass - a breakdown of “the matrix” that can’t tell where your focus is, so it just throws the kitchen sink into one scene and lets you sort it out." They are odd, abstract, and at the same time beautiful. 
Please join us at the gallery on First Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Vizcaya Winery. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through October 31st.

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September Show
Cassandra Schiffler & Richard Young

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of September— On the Edge by Cassandra Schiffler and Before the Fall by Richard Young, featuring sculpture by Francis Fox. Cassandra's paintings investigate the visual interplay that happens at the edges between one thing and another. She is interested in exploring these quiet and ambiguous spaces that occur at the borders between things. Richard presents a selection of work from a series titled A Delicate Balance completed in early 2022. Before the Fall refers to a debilitating injury he sustained in early February. Please join us at the gallery on First Thursday, September 1st from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Coiled Wines. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through September 30th.
 

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August Show
Brooke Burton & Karen Eastman

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of August— Arborescent Goddess by Karen Eastman and I Should Have Been A Painter by Brooke Burton, featuring sculpture by Gary Holt Peer. Arborescent means “tree like in size, shape, and form”. Karen's newest series of work is a study in the power and grace of the feminine, and how she sees that energy embodied within the trunk of a tree. Brooke uses photography to tell stories about the human condition and visual culture. Firmly planted in the still life genre, she brings inanimate objects to life, using them as actors on a stage to play out narratives. Please join us at the gallery on First Thursday, August 4th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Vizcaya Winery. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through August 31st.

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July Show
Group Show

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a new Group Show for the month of July. Please join us on First Thursday, July 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for our opening reception. Participating artists include D’Arcy Bellamy, Brooke Burton, Toby Davis, Karen Eastman, Francis Fox, Gary Holt Peer, Karen Klinefelter, Sue Latta, Jerri Lisk, Mark Lisk, Judith Lombardi, Anne Peterson, Lorelle Rau, Christine Raymond, Betsie Richardson, Susan Rooke, Cassandra Schiffler, John Taye, Rachel Teannalach, Josh Udesen, Randy Van Dyck, Linda Williams, Connie Wood, and Richard Young. Many of our artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Vizcaya Winery. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through July 30th.

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June Show
Mark & Jerri Lisk

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of June— Beyond by Jerri Lisk and Desert Water by Mark Lisk, featuring jewelry by Karen Klinefelter.  Jerri Lisk's new series of paintings explores remote places that are off the beaten path. Mark Lisk’s current body of work explores the presence of water in our western deserts through black and white photography. Please join us on First Thursday, June 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Coiled Wines in Garden City. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through June 30th. 

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May Show
Anne Peterson & Christine Raymond

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition for the month of May. Bold and Subtle features new work by Christine Raymond and Anne Peterson with sculpture by D’Arcy Bellamy. Raymond's new series, This Precious and Fragile Place, explores the unknown through the use of subtle and shifting colors in the painted panels. This is balanced by the quiet shimmer of hope in the gilded panels. Peterson's current body of work is her tribute to determination and creation. Please join us on First Thursday, May 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Vizcaya Winery. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through May 30th. 

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April Show
Linda Williams & Judith Lombardi

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions for the month of April— Come In by Linda Williams and In Honor of Antheia by Judith Lombardi. Linda Williams explores painting intimate interior scenes, while Judith Lombardi focuses on subjects from gardens and other outdoor surroundings. Please join us on First Thursday, April 7 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will be serving wine by Potter Wines. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through April 30. 

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March Show
Josh Udesen & Connie Wood

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions for the month of March— Home, featuring Idaho inspired paintings by Josh Udesen and Echoes, a collection of encaustic and mixed media paintings by Connie Wood. In this show, Josh Udesen is investigating sense of place in his Idaho home, while Connie Wood is gleaning inspiration from Great Depression era photographs from the National Archive. Please join us on First Thursday, March 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will be serving wine by Coiled Wines and look forward to sharing a glass with you! The show is free, open to the public, and runs through March 31. 

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February Show
Surel Mitchell, Legacy

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to partner with Surel’s Place and the Mitchell Family to bring you Legacy, a show of artworks by Surel Mitchell in celebration of her contributions to the community as an artist, coinciding with the 10 year anniversary of the organization. Our annual guest show presents a variety of drawings, paintings, collages, and mixed media works created by Surel Mitchell herself, many of which have not been shown publicly in several years. All the artwork is available for sale with proceeds being donated to Surel’s Place by the Mitchell Family. We hope you will join us for this exciting First Thursday event on February 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will be featuring wine by Coiled Wines, whose tasting room and production facility is located in The Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District in Garden City. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through February 28. 

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January Show
John Taye & Rachel Teannalach

Capitol Contemporary Gallery announces a show of new paintings and wood sculptures by John Taye and a yearlong mixed media project by Rachel Teannalach. Rachel Teannalach’s mixed media collage, Tree, is composed of 108 one-foot squares. The individual pieces form a collage of a one-hundred-year-old apple tree. John Taye is presenting paintings from his travels through many of the western states, from Alaska to Arizona and states in between. The artists will be in attendance on First Thursday on January 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Vizcaya winery will be joining us and serving wine by the glass. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through January 31.