News-Leader (Nov 23, 2017) "New Studio 55 Exhibit Greets Travelers at Springfield Airport' ​by Camille Dautrich. Thanks to Camille for this excellent article!

This is the airport's second partnership with Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild and it's one that's especially rewarding. "They're a dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate group," said Gallery Manager Kara Remington. "I think Sky Gallery is unique," she said. "It's a traveler's first glimpse of what Springfield is. The art is representative of the whole city." The new exhibit of work by 27 members of the Studio 55 group is now on display, and if you have a little time to look around, you'll enjoy what you see. For more exhibit details with a photo gallery, click here

October 2-30, 2017: Studio 55 Springfield Botanical Center Exhibit

September 1, 2017: 4th Annual Studio 55 Fall Exhibition and Silent Auction

to assist Sammy’s Window, Part of Foster Adopt Connect. 

The art was judged by Nick Nelson, Audrey Bottrell-Parks, and Alicia Farris. The following awards were presented:

Best In Show - Jessie Schwartz for his acrylic entitled, Times Square, 

1st Place Overall - Steve McGuire for his photograph entitled, Winter Reflection.
2nd Place Overall - Meike Aton for her mixed media piece entitled, Serenity 1.
Special Merit Award from National Art Shop -  Stephanie Kitten for her bronze entitled, Eve #2.

Ribbons were awarded for the following categories:
Drawing: 1st place: Judy Ferguson, Boxer
2nd place: Olga Codutti, Happy Old Couple
Painting: 1st place: Nadine Ellman, Feeling Playful
2nd place: Jane Washick, You Want Fries With That?
Digital Art: 1st place: Larry Stevens, Rose #4
2nd place: Connie Stone, Yosemite Mist
Textiles:  1st place: Judy Ferguson, Shirtwaste
2nd place: Vivian Terbeek, Our Vibrant Earth
Mixed Media: 1st place: Julie Heim, Golden Years
2nd place: Dr. Rebecca Burrell, Madame Butterfly
3-Dimensional: 1st place: Stephanie Kitten, Rasta Rising
2nd place: Ron Henson, Mountain 

July and August 2017:  Schweitzer Brentwood Library Guild Exhibit

June 2017:  Library Center Exhibit

April 2017:  Botanical Center Exhibit

The following are exhibiting at the Botanical Center: Penny Bantle, Vivian Verbeek, Peter Longley, Lea Dingman, Sonya Wise, Dawna Middleton, Arlene Jayne, Sue Owen, Tom Bakie, Stephanie Kitten, Nancy Dornan, Louise Eggleston, Judy Ferguson, Nancy Niewald, Chris Haik, Mona Gist, Joan Bowen, 

​Kathy Henderson, Olga Cordero, Lesley Escamilla, Janice Rosenburg, and Larry Stevens.

March 8 though April 5, 2017(those over 60)   The Twenty-Second Annual Juried Senior ­­Art Show 

Jurors Ramona Gist, Helen Long and Nick Bormann

The following received awards: (bold: Studio 55 members) Sponsored by the Gerontology Department (Mo. State University, Studio 55 Fine arts Guild, The National Art Shop, and Robert S. (Butch) Purvis.

  • Judy Ferguson: Best of Show, 5th Floor Title: "Boxer" Prismacolor Pencil

Also exhibiting at the Waverly House Opening April 7th at 2031 S. Waverly,  "Over Their" Exhibit, exhibit continues until April 28th, "God Bless                       America", Fiber Art.

  • Olga Codutti: Juror's Choice Watercolor, Title: "On the Road" 
  • James H. Lewis: Juror's Choice Mixed, Title: "Gone Fishin'"
  • Ernest Lorene: Three Dimensional Award, Title: "Cyclops" (Wood-Walnut-Maple)
  • ​Jean Rogers: Fabric Art Award, Title: "Indian Couple" Batik on Cotton
  • Jacqueline Stoner: Photography Award, Title: "Reflections"
  • Caryl Rohwedder: Juror's Choice Colored Pencil: "The End Of the Road"
  • Steve McGuire: The National Art Shop Memorial Award: "Liberty" Mixed Medium

 Others members Juried into the show: Nancy Brown Dornan, Ken Burstin, Dee Giles, Rita Jacob, Ramona Gist, Peter Longley, Joellen Mittlestadt, and Janice Rosenburg​

2017 Exhibits