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Three Works Highlight Gallery Walk

MESH Art Gallery at Heritage Hall highlights three works for Gallery Walk in Ketchum, Idaho on Friday, December 29th, 2023. The works are by Fine Art Photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck.

The event will be from 5:00PM – 7:30PM. MESH Art Gallery at Heritage Hall is located on Ketchum Town Square at 420 4th Avenue East. Beverages and special treats from the MESH Gallery Smoker will be served.

The three works represent images of the region in Winter, Spring and Summer. They complement 24 other Fine Art Photography works by Lubeck on display in the gallery for the event.

Teepee in Wilderness © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – All rights reserved.

Teepee in Wilderness © is of a Teepee (or Tipi) frame located in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. The image was captured in the late afternoon in the heart of winter.

Tipi is a loanword from the Dakota and Lakota language. The spelling Tipi is most commonly used in Canadian-English (dictionary) and the spelling Teepee is most commonly used in American English (dictionary).

The conical shaped structure was originally covered by buffalo hide and has two smoke flaps at its top. More background on the Tipi is located [here].

Dawn on the Oregon Trail. © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.

Dawn on the Oregon Trail © is of Purple Sage at the start of daylight hours in early spring. The image was captured near Craters of the Moon National Monument and the Goodale’s Cutoff route of the Oregon Trail. The Goodale’s Cutoff route was established as an option to the Main Trail. It was created to avoid confrontation with Northern Shoshone and Bannock Indians who began resisting the intrusion of white settlers in 1862. By 1863 seven out of ten wagons heading out from Fort Hall towards Boise used the Goodale’s Cutoff route. More information about Goodale’s Cutoff is located [here].

Sunrise in the Mist on Little Redfish – © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Sunrise in the Mist on Little Redfish © is of an early summer sunrise on the Iconic Little Redfish Lake of Idaho. Mist is burning off the lake and mountain side as the sun rises. Little Redfish is bulging with melt water from the snow of winter. The water on the lake is as clear and still as nature can offer. Shooting Star and Buttercups are in full bloom.

Richard Gary Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America was written while he camped at Little Redfish Lake.

For more information about the Gallery Walk contact Kyle Lubeck (208) 309-3200 or kylelubeck@meshart.net

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McGowan Cusp of Summer Premieres

McGowan Cusp of Summer, Jeffrey H. Lubeck’s Exhibit of Fine Art Photography will premiere on Friday June 30th, 2023, at MESH Gallery in Ketchum Idaho.  The premiere will be held from 5-7:30 PM. MESH Gallery is located at 420 4th Street East.  It is situated next to Town Square and across the street from Atkinson’s Market. The Artist will be on hand for discussion.

The public is invited to attend the event free of charge. Free Food and beverages will be served.

McGowan Night Sky Cusp of Summer © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved

Lubeck captured images of the iconic McGowan Peak in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho over a nine-hour period on the day before summer this year.  “My goal was to capture McGowan and its surroundings: during the fading light of sunset, the height of the night sky under the Milky Way and in the golden glow of sunrise”, says Lubeck.  “The effort required a fair amount of planning, perseverance, and luck.”

Lubeck’s research and experience suggested that given the sun’s angles, McGowan is primed for a superb sunrise and sunset on the days just before, during, and after the Summer Solstice.  In 2023, on the same day, a New Moon with the Milky Way Belt at its height would also occur. McGowan Peak is in the heart of the Central Idaho Dark Skies Reserve. It is America’s first Gold-Tier Dark Skies Reserve.

McGowan Sunset Cusp of Summer © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved

Lubeck’s partner in MESH Gallery, son Kyle, says their plans were almost wiped away by bad weather.  “It snowed with sleet and rain almost the entire day.  However, the Weather Service predicted the conditions would break for the better about an hour before sunset and sure enough it did.”  Kyle looks forward to seeing the response of visitors to the gallery when they see the artworks for the first time.  “Given the large size and color depth of the artworks, their first response is often ‘I feel like I could step right into the picture’”.

McGowan Peak is often misspelled.  It is named for one of the earliest residents in the Sawtooth Basin, George McGowan.  Many travel maps, tourism companies, and historical websites misspell it to be McGown Peak.  Official records of the U.S. Geographical Board have the name designation of “McGowan” submitted by the United States Forest Service on February 21, 1916, and approved on June 7th, 1916.  Relatives of McGowan living in Challis, Idaho have confirmed McGowan to be the correct spelling.

McGowan Sunrise Cusp of Summer © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved

During the Premiere MESH Gallery will also be hosting a party celebrating its 10th year in business.

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MESH Turns 10 Years – Old

MESH Gallery turns 10 years-old at the end of the month. Kyle Lubeck’s brainchild will celebrate things with a Birthday party.

The official party will be on Friday June 30th, 2023 from 5-7:30PM. However, we will be celebrating all day. So stop by if you can.

The public is invited to attend the celebration. Free Food and beverages will be served. 

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New Moon, Stars, Milky Way, & Pacific Ocean from Kauai

There is a new moon! The skies are clear and the Milky Way is bursting with stars.

New Moon, Stars, Milky Way, & Pacific Ocean from Kauai © Jeffrey H. Lubeck MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.

— Jeff’ Thoughts and Other Worthless Trivia —

There is a satellite in the upper left center traveling towards towards the horizon.  It is passing just below the tail of Scorpius.  The big white dot towards to the bottom left of the image is a fishing boat.  The ocean and our beach can be made out as well,

Equipment, Location and Other Details

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens:  Nikon Z 20MM 1.8

Exposure: 13 Seconds

Aperture: F2.0

ISO: 4000

Beachfront at house in Waimea Kauai Hawaii

Facing Southwest

4/21/2023 5:00 AM

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The Stars and A Star Premiere at Gallery Walk

MESH Art Gallery at Heritage Hall premiere’s four new works during Gallery Walk in Ketchum, Idaho on Friday, March 10, 2022. The works are by Fine Art Photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck.

The event will be from 5:00PM – 7:30PM. MESH Art Gallery at Heritage Hall is located on Ketchum Town Square at 420 4th Avenue East. Beverages and special treats from the MESH Gallery Smoker will be served.

The Star premiering is Babe Makes the Call. It is of a Jungle Fowl Rooster calling out to female chickens.

The Babe Makes the Call. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Says Lubeck, ” ‘Babe the Rooster’ making the call with his big protruding chest and skinny legs reminds me of Babe Ruth the American Baseball player in his heyday. Both Babe’s control the show and are bigger than life.” Lubeck feels the image has a natural place on the wall next to the kitchen table to provide a morning wake-up call.

Babe Makes the Home Run Call. Courtesy Jon Gudorf Photography, Baseball Hall of Fame, and Creative Commons

The other new artworks are Astrophotography.

First is Jupiter Rising on Redfish.

Jupiter Rising on Redfish © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Jupiter Rising on Redfish is of the Planet Jupiter and the Belt of the Milky Way Galaxy at their biggest and brightest over Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. Redfish Lake located in the International Dark Sky Reserve – first in the United States – is considered the crown jewel of the Gem State. There are only 20 locations worldwide that have been designated a Reserve by the International Dark Sky Association.

Jupiter Rising on Redfish “is the result of almost a year of planning, the delivery of a new camera system, a willingness to hike for miles in the backcountry at night, and luck with the weather” says Lubeck. “I was so pleased to capture every element I desired to be included in the image – the big tree, Jupiter, The Belt, Redfish Lake, the stars on the lake, the silhouette’s of Grand Mogul, Heyward, Braxton, Reward, and Horstman Peaks and the Redfish creek valley. “

Second is Starburst on Baldy and third in Night Sky over Sun Valley.

Starburst on Baldy © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MEST Art LLC – all rights reserved.

Night Sky over Sun Valley © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MEST Art LLC – all rights reserved

Starburst On Baldy and Night Sky over Sun Valley were captured as part of the same photo-shoot. Lubeck says he was pleased that usable images were captured given the difficult shooting conditions. “When I reached the shooting location it was 2 degrees Fahrenheit. There was a steady 5-10 mile per hour wind, making the temperature between -8F and -14F.”

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Ross Fork Revisited – Set Your Calendars

Fine Art Photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck, MESH Gallery, and the United States Forest Service will premiere the exhibit The Ross Fork Fire – Before, During & After on Friday, December 16th, 2022 from 5-7:30PM. The event is free to the public. Beverages and other goodies will be served free as well. MESH Gallery is located on Town Square in Ketchum, Idaho at 420 4th Street East. 83340.

The exhibit will include images, maps, and other artifacts from the fire that consumed almost 40,000 acres in or near to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The SNRA was the nations first National Recreation Area established in 1972 and at almost 700,000 acres is its largest. The SNRA is considered Idaho’s Crown Jewel from a nature setting perspective and celebrated its 50 year birthday this past summer.

At 6:30PM Lubeck and Fire Personnel and Subject Matter Experts from the Forest Service in a variety of disciplines will lead a discussion about the fire – before, during, & after – and its implications. A Question & Answer session will follow.

Last Vestiges of the Ross Fork on Alturas © Jeffrey H Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
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Fall is Around the Corner

Fall time and the changes in color will soon be in the mountains. The Boulder Mountains collected some snow above 10,000 feet elevation as a result of rain the night before.

In a few weeks the trees around MESH Gallery will turn and more precipitation will present itself.

Before Dawn at MESH Gallery © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.
Colors Burst in the Valley © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Fall on the Heritage Corridor © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved
Remembering Billy on a Fall day © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Boulders and Beaver Ponds on the Big Wood © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.

Below are some Fall time images from the Oregon Trail just to the south of Sun Valley.

Dawn on The Oregon Trail © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Fall at the Refuge © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.
Sunset on Lava Lake © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art LLC. – all rights reserved.
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Stars on the Horizon Premieres

Stars on the Horizon in the Sawtooths ©Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art – all rights reserved.

The results of a three day back-country photo shoot in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho will premiere at MESH Gallery at Heritage Hall during Sun Valley Art Association’s Gallery Walk on Friday August’s 5th, 2022 from 5-7:30PM in Ketchum, Idaho.

Two new works of Fine Art Photography will premiere at the Gallery Walk – Stars on the Horizon in the Sawtooths and Dawn at Alpine Lake. Both are by photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck.

Dawn at Alpine Lake © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art – all rights reserved.

“Multi-day Solo Photo shoots in the Wilderness create interesting challenges,” says Lubeck. “One, is deciding how much weight I am willing to carry in steep rugged off-trail terrain at high elevation?”

Lubeck chose to carry 70+ lbs. for the photo shoot. Three different camera systems and seven lenses (PHASEONE, Nikon, and Sony) made their way into Lubeck’s pack. “Each had a role in the plan. All three were used and produced results”, said Lubeck.

The Steep Route to Alpine Lake © Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck – MESH Art – all rights reserved.

MESH Art Gallery is one of the nine members. More information on the Sun Valley Gallery Association is available [here].

For more information contact Kyle Lubeck (208) 309-3200. kylelubeck@meshart.net

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Summer Sun Rises for Gallery Walk

MESH Gallery will premiere Jeffrey Lubeck’s Summer Sun Rises on the Sawtooths on July 8th, 2022 as part Gallery Walk in Ketchum, Idaho.

The June 8th Gallery Walk in Ketchum, Idaho will be held from 5PM-8PM at the nine art galleries part of the Sun Valley Gallery Association. MESH Art Gallery is one of the nine members. More information on the Sun Valley Gallery Association is available [here].

For more information contact Kyle Lubeck (208) 309-3200. kylelubeck@meshart.net

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Capturing Kauai – Circumnavigating The Garden Island ©

Based on the successful exhibition, MESH Art is making available for sale 30 images from Capturing Kauai – Circumnavigating The Garden Island © by Fine Art Photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck.

The 30 images can be viewed in the MESH Art Store [here]. The images come in Limited Editions of 50 and sizes from 16 inches to 100 inches.

Bursting Sunrise at Shipwreck Beach. Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck | MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.

“The available images come from all parts of the island” says Lubeck. “North, East, South, West, Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coast and Alakai Swamp & Wilderness.” “For example, the shot location for the two images below were taken opposite each other,” says Lubeck. “One perspective is from the highest ridgeline of the Waimea Canyon Wall with a view to right right of the Alakai Wilderness and the other is from the Alakai Wilderness looking back to the highest ridgeline of the Waimea Canyon.

Waimea Canyon Waipo’o Falls Front & Center. Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck |MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Deep in the Heart of the Alaka’i Wilderness. Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck | MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Na Pali Over Honopu Kalalau. Copyright Jeffrey H. Lubeck |MESH Art LLC – all rights reserved.
Nautical End of Day in Pastel

For more information contact Kyle Lubeck: kylelubeck@meshart.net or (208) 309-3200