Studio 55 Arts Guild

Art Show & Sale 
“The Creative Collaborative Project”
Presented by the Artists of National Avenue Christian Church and
Studio 55 Arts Guild

Exhibit is November 9 - 22, 2019 

Location: The Gallery at National Ave. Christian Church, 1515 S. National, Springfield, Missouri

  • October: Deadline to sign-up and submit display tag information
  • November 9th Drop off your art between 10 and 11 a.m.
  • ŸOpening Reception November 9 between 6 and 8 p.m.
  • November 23rd Pickup your art between 10 and 11 a.m.

Entries (created by the artists) may be 3-D and 2-D art and includes fine art jewelry.

Pedestals are available for displaying 3-D art.

NACC artists and Studio 55 members may submit 2 entries per person

2D entries should not exceed 20 inches in outside dimension(which includes canvas, frame and mat) for width or height. If artwork exceeds these dimensions you must provide an appropriate easel on which to display the artwork. 
All entries must have wire hangers, be framed or on gallery wrapped canvas (staples on the back)

The following information must be placed on the back of each 2D entry or attached to your 3D entry: (this must be done prior to drop-off)

  • Title of entry
  • Artist Name 
  • Medium
  • Size: width x height (in that order please)
  • Price (all artwork will be for sale)
  • Artist phone number

The same information as listed above must be given to Gary Tebbenkamp, chairperson of the exhibit, in order to make display tags. DEADLINE for signup and to submit display information is October 23rd. Bring this information to the October S55 meeting or contact Gary at Phone: 417-234-2868. No entries will be accepted after that date. 

***Sales arrangements of artwork must be handled by contacting the artist.  The artist will be responsible for paying any taxes. Also, a donation of 15% of the sale price is requested to be given by the artist to the church. The church will, in turn, give this donation to the art therapy program of the SWMO National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

Thank you for participating in the NACC Artist and Studio 55 Art Exhibit

Exhibit Committee: Tully Beard, Eleanor Berger, Louise Eggleston, Chris Haik, Don and Sandra Letson, Eleanor Strauser, Anissa Wiggins/Barber, Gary Tebbenkamp. 

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Senior Art Exhibition for ages Age 60+​ was a fantastic success  on March 20th through April 11th 2019.  See CALL FOR ARTISTs for 2020 EXHIBIT

Jurors picked 72 pieces out of 132 entries for this show and sale. Special thanks to the chair of exhibit, Dr. Bradley Fisher, for another highly successful exhibit for senior artists. Dr. Fisher is a founding member of Studio 55 and former chair of the Gerontology Department at Missouri State. We appreciate the work of the jurors: Dee Giles, Steve McGuire and Vivian Terbeek, and those that hung the art: Don Letson, chairman and the committee: Ramona Gist, Gary Tebbenkamp, Kathy Fisher, Chris Haik, Darlene Prater, Sandra Letson and students from the Gerontology Department. We are grateful for the sponsors: The Gerontology Program in the Psychology Department (MSU), The National Art Shop, Robert Purvis (Valic Financial Advisors, Inc.) Studio 55 Arts Guild and Copy This Missouri State University.

Congratulations to the following members for being chosen for the Twenty Fourth Senior Art Exhibit at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Art: Ken Burstin, Greg Chappell, Nadine Ellman, Judy Ferguson, Chris Haik, Robert Kraft, Ann Kynion, Susan Loop, Janice McCain, Juror Steve McGuire, Joellen Mittlestadt, Peter Nielebock, Darlene Prater, Donald Rayburn, Carol Snyder, Vivian Terbeek, Ted Terbeek, Rose Utley, Cheryl Vowels, Jane Waschick, and John Whytock.

Awards were presented to members: 

Judy Ferguson: Juror’s Choice Award for Pastel Painting “Colorado River Bluffs”;
Chris Haik: National Avenue Art Shop Award for “Rock Bridge” Mixed Media Painting; 

Robert Kraft:  Photography Award for “Autumn Reflection”
and John Whytock: Juror’s Choice Award for oil painting“Alley Kitty”

Art Exhibit by Studio 55 Members: "Inspired by Nature"August 28 - October 2, 2019

October 2nd: (Wed.) Pick up your art from 9 - 10 am at the Botanical Center.

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807