Workshops and classes by Meike Aton, Tracy Bruton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Audrey Bottrell Parks, Jerry Hatch, Farley Lewis, Darlene Prater, John Whytock and Ursula Wollenberg can be found by clicking here 

The Hip Joint on Republic Road will feature some of the art of Dawna Middleton. The work will hang through mid May.

Springfield Art Museum: On April 25 - 28,the second annual Art In Bloom takes center stage at the Museum. You won’t want to miss this four-day festival celebrating fine art and fantastic floral displays. At Art In Bloom, you will see incredible floral creations from florists and floral designers throughout southwest Missouri that interpret the artwork on view in our galleries. Click here to learn more!  ​and purchase tickets.

To access the current museum newsletter click here

Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine: featuring artists, Rick Atwell, Jesse Clay, David Bigelow, Sarah Rasul, Darlene Prater and Joshua Beecher. Delmar location,  Sandra Letson and Joy Tate . Come enjoy the food and art at all locations and purchase some beautiful art from one of our local artists. Contact the Letson’s if you are interested in applying. 417-496-1838. No commission is charged.

Call to Artists for the "Phelps Grove Art in the Garden Tour" Please contact Vicki Trippe at 417-865-6333, right away if you are interested in reserving a spot. You can also email her at  download more information here    NO CHARGE

Springfield Brewing Company: Steve McGuire is the featured artist in April and May. 305 S. Market Ave. Springfield MO. View Steve's art on the second floor of the brewery, while enjoying lunch, dinner or a drink. 

April 10, 2019  Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Jerry Hatch, Professor Emeritus from MSU

"Dreams and the Visual Arts" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield

​Dream art draws on unconscious inspiration through dreams to create unique and personal art. Throughtout history many creative and scientific minded people have been able to tap into the unconscious minds potential finding answers to theorems, mathematical equations, writing song melodies, inspiration for plots and characters for novels – all from their  dreams. In the visual arts, artists for many years have visually explored the blurring boundaries between reality and dreams. 

Our featured speaker, Jerry Hatch, taught sculpture and drawing at the Art and Design Department from 1974 until 2015 when he retired. Come hear Jerry’s informational talk including examples of dream inspired art in a powerpoint presentation. 

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art for "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. 

April 2019 Newsletter 

Fresh Gallery: Congratulations on their 10th Anniversary!  Studio 55 members of Fresh Gallery are Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, Alicia Farris, Farley Lewis, Cheryl Vowels, John Whytock  and Deborah Whytock. You can see their art and that of other artists at 400 W. Walnut on the SW corner of Campbell and Walnut in downtown Springfield.

Farley Lewis is the feature artist this month at Fresh Gallery. DATE for the Reception is April 6th, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. Everyone is invited!  

Congratulations to Ken Richardson for being chosen for Big Modern Pop-up Show in conjunction with Fresh Gallery  First Friday Art Walk in April. Location: On the corner of Campbell and College. To learn about Ken click here

See Fresh Gallery Website here  for more information about their events and how to join.

A word from Ramona Gist:

The board wants your input for the Fall Event (probably October) showcasing Studio 55 members. We would
like you to review the following choices. We will be taking a vote at the April meeting. If you are not planning on         attending the next meeting on April 10, you can vote by emailing either (Ramona Gist), or (Sandra Letson)

#1. Exhibit only:   Limit of 2 pieces (entry fee)

Pieces would be juried in and judged by independent, outside judges, with prizes and ribbons given at the reception. Art would be available for sale by the individual artist if desired.  There would be no commission charged for any sales.Reception: Hors d’ouevres and wine.
Exhibit would stay up for a couple of weeks unless a wedding or reception preempts the space. (Building is secure overnight)


#2. Exhibit and sale of art work:  Limit of 2 pieces (entry fee)                                                                                                                                              
Pieces would be juried in and judged by independent, outside judges, with prizes and ribbons given at the reception. Art in the exhibit would be available for sale by the individual artist if desired. There would be no commission charged for any sales.
Floor/table space would be available on which to sell any original art related items, made by the artist, such as prints, cards, jewelry, wood carving, metal work, etc. (no craft items please)
Reception: Hors d’ouevres and wine.
Exhibit/reception would be held on a Saturday evening and carried over into Sundayso members of the congregation would be able to purchase items. (Take down sale items by 12:30). (Building is secure overnight)
Entry fees and or rental fees will be determined by the committee planning the event. If you would like to be on this committee please write your name below:

Yes! I would love to be on the planning committee so I can give my input:___________________________________


Springfield/Branson Regional Airport Exhibit through May: Congratulations for being chosen for the "Still Life Show" at the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport: Nancy Dornan, Ken Richardson, Ted Thurman, and Sonya Wise. To learn more click here

"Celebration" photograph by Steve McGuire.

Exhibition at The Creamery In April: Central High School’s International Baccalaureate show premiers exciting new student work.  

Call for Area Artists:  invitation from the Art Sync Gallery and Gift Shop in Boliver Missouri. Deadline to enter April 17 or 18th and is for all artists.  CLICK HERE to download the Call for Artists form and learn about  the "Spring Has Sprung" Exhibit  with cash awards.

Congratulations to Cheryl Vowels who will be a featured artist in the upcoming addition of “Stained Glass News”.  This is an international publication. They are featuring her glass composite works and that process in the magazine. Hopefully Cheryl will get a copy and bring it to the next Studio 55 Meeting.

Jury Room at the Judicial Building, 1111 Boonville: Meike Aton’s art will hang through spring. More of Meike’s paintings can be viewed here 

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The Twenty Fourth Annual Senior Art Exhibition, through April 11, 2019, at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Senior Art Exhibition for ages Age 60+​ was a fantastic success, with a lovely reception and awards ceremony on March 21st. 

​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 MSU. 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 at 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”

Reminder: Please pick up your art on Thursday, April 11th between 9-11 a.m.  Works accepted and exhibited must be left for the duration of the exhibit.

"We should be taught NOT to wait for inspiration to start something new. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." Frank Tibolt, author of "A Touch Of Greatness"

 eFactory: 405 N Jefferson, Springfield, MO: Meike Aton will be exhibiting several large pieces of her earlier tropical works as well as current abstract pieces. 
 Reception April 5, 5-8pm during the First Friday Art Walk, Meike will be represented by her sons Marcus and Alex. To learn more about Meike click here
 Visit her Studio/Gallery at 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K, Springfield, Mo 65804. 

Call for Artists for exhibits in the Springfield area: Springfield Regional Art's Council list:  click here (list of area "CALL FOR ARTISTS")

Fresh Gallery Call for Artists:  CLICK HERE  to learn about the 2019 JURIED COMPETITION & EXHIBITION: Due April 26 or April 27th  Fresh Gallery invites 2D and 3D artists in all mediums to participate in this open event. A great opportunity for artists to show their work, and patrons to discover new and exciting regional talent.

Waverly House Gifts and Gallery "Think Green" Juried Show
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM 

“Think Green” features nineteen artists in a variety of media. This show will continue in the upstairs gallery through April 27, 2019.

Congratulations to Ramona Gist, Ted Terbeek, Vivian Terbeek  and Sonya Wise for being chosen for this show. Congratulations to Ramona, who was awarded the winner of the Theme award for her"Horned Owl" watercolor painting. Her painting was also used in the promotional post card.