Artist Highlight: Brooke Burton

Our next Artist Highlight from Capitol Contemporary Gallery is Brooke Burton. Burton lives and works in Boise as an artist and photographer and has exhibited work at the Boise Art Museum, The Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho, and Western Washington University, among others.

Burton uses photography to tell stories about human nature and visual culture. She relies heavily on the still life genre and uses inanimate objects as characters on stage to play out narratives. She is inspired by the complexity of human relationships, often drawing on the emotional life of those around me. Burton has learned that while she makes certain conscious choices when creating a still life, her intuition is always present and that ultimately, the work tells her own story. Her aesthetic fluctuates between minimalist and maximalist compositions and reflects a love of novelty, humor, and all things miniature. 

Burton is also a writer and photographer for the City of Boise’s Art & History Department blog in addition to teaching workshops and classes. Brooke earned an MFA in photography from Boise State University and continues her artistic practice between the chaos of family and professional life.

Please visit CapitolContemporary Gallery to see her artwork on display year round or visit her website at She will be having a two-person exhibition with Jerri Lisk in August with an opening reception on Thursday, August 1 from 5-9 pm.

About Capitol Contemporary Gallery

Capitol Contemporary Gallery strives to provide our artists, collectors, and the city of Boise with an exciting and always evolving space to exhibit, sell and purchase high quality, original artwork from the very best artists in our community today.

Gallery Information

451 S Capitol Boulevard, Boise, Idaho 83702

Monday – Friday:  10 am – 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 3 pm 
First Thursdays until 9 pm

Image Credits:

  • Burton_Brooke, S&P,20191.jpg
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Artist Highlight: D’Arcy Bellamy

Our next Artist Highlight from Capitol Contemporary Gallery is D’Arcy Bellamy. D’Arcy is a Boise based, abstract metal sculptor who cuts shapes and images out of steel pipe. Utilizing his original and unique process of subtractive fabrication, D’Arcy creates a variety of human scale metal sculpture. Bellamy’s compositions range from simple patterns to complex and intricate human forms. His work combines timeless minimalist shapes like spirals and lines and circles and squares into visual combinations that surprise and delight the viewer.

In addition to creating interesting visual shapes, D’Arcy uses rust, color, and polishing to create texture and contrast and utilizes shadows to create secondary visual effects. Depending on the body of work, some of Bellamy’s sculptures have kinetic properties that allow them to move from a gentle touch or light breeze. Bellamy’s work is suitable for interior or exterior display.

D’Arcy is a self-taught artist practicing his craft in the evening and weekends. He has a BA and an MBA and is a sales professional. He has been sculpting for 15 years.

D’Arcy’s work was on display at the Boise State University Fine Arts Gallery upstairs in the Student Union Building. You may also visit Capitol Contemporary Gallery to see his artwork on display year round or visit his website at

About Capitol Contemporary Gallery 

Capitol Contemporary Gallery strives to provide our artists, collectors, and the city of Boise with an exciting and always evolving space to exhibit, sell and purchase high quality, original artwork from the very best artists in our community today.

Gallery Information

451 S Capitol Boulevard, Boise, Idaho 83702

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm 
               Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
               First Thursdays until 9pm

Image Credits
©2019 SteveSmith
(1) D’Arcy Bellamy, Good Vibrations, Steel pipe, 90” x 12” x12”
(2) D’Arcy Bellamy,Human forms – Titles from Left to Right: Flitter, A day at the beach, Looking Good, Dad, The Journey, Approximately Life Size
(3) D’Arcy Bellamy, Spiral in Triplicate, Steel pipe, 90” x 18”x 18”
(4) D’Arcy Bellamy, Titles from Left to Right: Natural Orange Flavor, 6’ x 16” x 16”, Echo, 84” x 17” x 17”

Artist Highlight: Anne Peterson

 Capitol Contemporary Gallery is excited to share the artwork of AnnePeterson, an abstract painter who also self-describes as a content painter because the stories beneath her paintings are in play long before she begins. Typically, she works in a series with an underlying topic. In addition she creates individual works, which she refers to as response paintings—reactions to global as well as local events. Subjects have included the traumatic tsunami in Japan, political rhetoric surrounding global warming, as well as inspiring news.

 Anne Peterson, Visitors, 18" x 28", Acrylic on canvas

Peterson is heavily influenced by color, which is her most powerful vehicle. Acrylic paint applied in a fluid wash helps to develop her abstract composition. In her painting process, Peterson explores the contrast achieved with transparencies juxtaposed with opaque areas.

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How Much Is My Home Worth?

 Even if you don’t plan to sell anytime soon, it can be a good idea to keep an eye on how much your home is worth relative to the market around it. Knowing the value can better prepare you to buy, sell, refinance, tap into your home’s equity, or even negotiate lower property taxes. 

How do I determine my home’s worth? 

Of course, in a short answer, a home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But for your most accurate assessment of your home, it’s best to contact a Realtor that will conduct a comparative market analysis based on the local real estate market, as well as trends specific to your area and neighborhood. 

6 factors that affect home value:

In typical market conditions, home values tend to appreciate, granted you maintain it well. Here are some factors that can affect your home’s value one way or another: 

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Artist Highlight: Rachel Teannalach

Rachel Teannalach, Stark and Bright, Boise Foothills and Rivers on a Winter Evening, 24”x60”, Oil/wax/charcoal on linen

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to introduce Idaho Luxury’s first Artist Highlight, Rachel Teannalach, a contemporary landscape painter based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from northern New Mexico, Teannalach has also painted extensively in northern California. Her traveling pack has taken her from Marin County to Iceland and many places between.

Rachel Teannalach, Rise, 36”x48”, Oil and wax on linen
Rachel Teannalach, Rise, 36”x48”, Oil and wax on linen
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Experience the Morrison Center

Fallen red curtain form the Morrison Center

Written by Julene Webb

What a treat on a snowy February morning! I bundled up and walked through the falling snow into the back door of the Morrison Center, located on the Boise State campus.

I walked down a long hall passing several open doors where students and performers were busy practicing their craft. I past a piano room where two people were practicing and collaborating. A Boise student rushed past me to get to her morning meeting. In another room there were ballet dancers practicing their graceful moves. 

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Sherwin-Williams announced the 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay SW 7701, and we cannot wait to start incorporating it into our home!

Lately, popular color palettes have been gaining more and more influence from the outdoors. If you love this beautiful burnt-orange, rusty, terracotta color — it’s actually very easy to incorporate into your home! Whether you want to just add a few touches here and there or want to drown the entire room in Cavern Clay, there are so many ways to integrate it into your decor.

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RESIDE Podcast

On this episode, we talk to Jessica Averbuch of Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty about Nashville’s nightlife, Tom Kalenderian from Barneys New York about their new Home collection, and Mayi De la Vega of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty about Art Basel in Miami.

Conceived in the belief that home and living in full are inextricably entwined, RESIDE is the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s magazine devoted to the finest in inspirational locals and lifestyles. 

Exceptional Locations, Unrivaled Lifestyles.