Adam Schwartz, creator of Silver Foxx Studio, will share examples of his photography, tell a little about his background and discuss why using high quality professional grade images of your art will boost your chances of success in juried shows. He  will also examine what to consider when photographing your own art or hiring someone to accomplish this for you. Adam said: "You only get one chance to make a first impression, so why ruin that chance during a juried art show or competition using a poor quality image?" Please check out his website by clicking on the following link: Silver Foxx Studio 

After medically retiring due to combat related injuries in Iraq, Adam turned to photography as a means of Therapy. He bought his first camera in the summer of 2016 and since then he has; photographed the Standing Rock Protest in North Dakota (December of 2016), worked with an apparel company in New York, has been in 5 gallery showings locally as well as D.C. and Iowa, this year alone two of his photos took first place in the state of Missouri, one of which went on to win 1st place both Regionally and Nationally, and most recently his image was published on the front cover of a magazine. In late 2017 he created the SILVER FOXX brand. 

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art  to "show and share" for the meeting. This could be a finished piece or a work in progress you want some feedback on from other artists. 

January 24, 2019  (Thursday) 

5:30-6:30 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.


with Jerry Hatch Professor Emeritus from MSU

Free Art Talk and Workshop: All materials are furnished

Sponsors: Friends of the Art Museum (FOSAM)

and Studio 55 Arts Guild

Location: Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Dr.

​​​​Studio 55's monthly programs are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO.

Visitors are welcome. Free and open to the public.​
 Please Email for more information

​​​Welcome to Studio 55 Arts Guild Website!

The guild was organized in 1996 and is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. We welcome visual artists 18 years and older, of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community. 

Hatch taught sculpture and drawing in the Art and Design Department (MSU) from 1974 until 2015 when he retired. At this art talk and workshop he will share his knowledge of  the history of “Silverpoint” drawing (that includes other kinds of metal besides silver, like platinum, gold, copper, bronze, lead, aluminum, zinc, and magnesium) done on coated medium. Many of the lovely drawings by da Vinci and Rembrandt were  created using ‘metal points’ and are still used today by artists for its fine, subtle qualities. During the workshop you will learn to draw/write with a metal point. No drawing experience is needed. Free and open to the public.

Reservations are required: to reserve your spot, contact Sandra Letson, email or phone 417-496-1838

Standing Rock Protest in North Dakota

Studio 55 Arts Guild

Adam Schwartz

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January 9, 2019 

2nd Wednesday Program

1:00 p.m.

Studio 55 Featured Speaker

 Artist Adam Schwartz

Prize Winning Photographer

"What To Consider When Photographing Your Art" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.Springfield

Jerry Hatch​