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.

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Lawson
Lawson
August First Friday

August 5, 5-8pm
The Colors of My Mind
Bob Lawson

Renowned singer Tony Bennett told Gallery 54's guest artist for August “painting…will help you with all aspects of our life … I paint every day and you should as well.” Fortunately Bob Lawson, mentalist and abstract painter, took Bennett's advise to heart.

Lawson loves abstract because, “it gives me the freedom to express what I feel inside and to truly create from scratch.” While many of his friends are realists and very good at painting what they see, he enjoys the opportunity to create something “that has never been seen before I painted it.”

His abstract sculptures became free standing pieces that are paintings that stand alone on a table or on a shelf in different sizes and shapes. He call this his “Off the Wall Series.”

“I love to paint, to have something in my mind and to be able to put it on canvas and make people react in a positive way, to make people happy, to reach that innermost place inside them . . . that gives me joy,” he says, adding “To me, this is the most rewarding thing in life.”

That also explains why Lawson likes doing his theater shows. “I get do take people on a journey into places they have never been, to see things they have never seen or done before, amazing things, pretty much like art,” he adds. Lawson was mentored by the late Joan Fontaine, who opened many doors for him in theater including his opportunity to become a technical adviser to the TV show, The Mentalist for six years.

He also has work in such prestigious venues as the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Fine Art in Tarpon Springs, FL; the Wandering Eye Gallery in Ybor City, the National Historic Landmark City in Tampa, FL as well as the Galeria Berata in Venice, Italy. In addition, Lawson's work was part of the set for the major motion picture, The Bastards, starring Owen Wilson. His work was also part of Joan Fontaine's collection auctioned for charity by Christies in New York.

 

visit the gallery:

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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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August First Friday

August 5, 5-8pm
The Colors of my Mind
Paintings and Sculpture by Mentalist Bob Lawson

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10-5
Friday-Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 10-5