Studio 55 members Tracy Bruton and Steve McGuire have an exhibit of 25 pieces of their original fine art paintings and photography at Bambinos on 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield. The show runs through April.


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Juanita Lee

On Sunday, April 7, Studio 55 member Juanita Lee and Kenny Key will perform duets during the Tulip Festival, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, 2278 Baker Creek Rd, Mansfield.  They will have three performances on the Jailhouse Stage at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Gailey’s Breakfast Café:

Gailey's Breakfast Cafe, 220 E. Walnut Street, in Springfield, invites artists to exhibit whether they have one piece or 10 pieces of artwork.10% of the sales goes directly to the wait staff. This is the only fee.

"Congratulations on your sales and thank you to everyone who is an exhibitor at Gailey’s." If interested, you can text Carol Snyder (417-631-9009). Gailey's website is here, and Carol's artist website is here.

Sky Gallery

Members of Studio 55 had their art selected to be part of the Springfield Regional Arts Council's show at Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  The show, "Through My Eyes," features works by Studio 55 members Meike Aton, Nancy Dornan, Carol Snyder, and Doug Steere.  The show runs through May 24, 2024.

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Senior Art Exhibit (juried show for 60 or older) runs through April 3 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall, 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy., Springfield. Art must be picked up on Thursday, April 4 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Fuldner Lounge.

Ongoing exhibits: Other ongoing Studio 55 exhibits include Bambinos Restaurant (2810 Battlefield Road and Lone Pine, Springfield) and the Walnut Street Inn (900 E. Walnut, Springfield).

Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Springfield. Our next Studio 55 exhibit will be at the Library Center from May 4 to May 31st. The theme for this show is “The Gifts of Women." A call for entries was emailed from Gary Tebbenkamp to members on April 1.

The Mud Lounge, 321 E. Walnut St., Springfield.  The ongoing exhibit at the Mud Lounge will be receiving new work beginning in May with current work being taken down. A separate call for entries will be emailed to members.

The Holland Building, 205 Park Central East, Springfield. Theme: Something Springfield. We will have an exhibit in June at the Holland Building and that includes being part of the First Friday Art Walk on June 7. Be watching your email in May for a call for entries to this venue. Drop off art Saturday, June 1, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art on Saturday, June 29, 9-10 a.m.

The Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield. Theme: Wonders of Nature . Drop off art Saturday, August 3, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art Saturday, Sept. 21, 9-10 a.m.

Elliott Robinson, CPA Firm, 2305 S. Blackman Road, Suite D, Springfield. Theme: Art Inspired By Light . Drop off accepted work Saturday, October 5, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art on Saturday, Dec. 28, 9-10 a.m.

Vivian Terbeek, "Shingles," Nadine Ellman, "Fiery Determination," Paula Moore, "Always More To Do," Jon Stanton, "Quixote," Nadine Ellman, "The Famous Randy Hamm," Jon Stanton, "In the Garden - A Redemptive Analogy," Linda Kirchner, "Cobb Ridge," and Doug Steere, "The Old Farmhouse."

Springfield Art Museum  current exhibits

The Museum is located at 1111 E. Brookside Drive, Springfield.  Thank you to Springfield Art Museum for hosting our April 2024 meeting!

Cindy Bylander

Cindy Bylander will be exhibiting a few of her paintings at the Obelisk Home "Glendale Alumni Exhibition," from 6-9:30 p.m. on April 5 during the First Friday event, 214 W. Phelps Street, Springfield.

Additionally, during a March event, Cindy was recognized by a former art student, François Larivière, as an influential educator in his life. Professional artist and gallery owner François Larivière presented Cindy with a signed print of his original painting, "Pillars of Education," and expressed how she had influenced him in his life and career. Cindy said, "I was very humbled and proud being recognized by François and will continue to encourage him in his endeavors."


April 2024

Sell your art at local restaurants: 

​Bambinos Italian Cafe

If you are interested in selling your art at Bambinos, contact Sandra Letson (417-496-1838). There are no fees to exhibit and artists receive all the money when their art is sold. Check out their business hours and see their menu of delicious food for eat-in and carry-out or to have them cater your next event: Bambinos Cafe.

March 2024 Meeting

First Friday Art Walk

Participating venues and locations are available here.

Ken Richardson

Ken Richardson shares a recent creation of salvaged steel and paint, "Have You Seen My Keys."

Walnut Street Inn

Studio 55 members Rick Atwell and Jane Troup are Walnut Street Inn’s featured artists at 900 E. Walnut Ave., Springfield.

Lucid TLC Arts LLC, Studio & Gallery

NEW ADDRESS: 111 S. Main St., Nixa 

Lucid TLC Arts is now at its new location, 111 S. Main St., Nixa. 

Mud Lounge

Studio 55 Arts Guild is proud to be exhibiting members' works at a new location, The Mud Lounge, 321 E. Walnut, Springfield.  Currently featured are the works of Studio 55 members Meike Aton, Ken Burstin, Nancy Day, Peggy Dyke, LaDonna Greiner, Linda Kirchner, Ann Kynion, Dawna Middleton, Andi Snethern, Carol Snyder, and Ursula Wollenburg. In May, the current artists' work will be taken down and other artists will be included in the Mud Lounge.

"Photo of Kate Francis by Brandon Alms for Biz417".

Formed Gallery

Andi Snethern is the featured artist for the First Friday Art Walk at Formed Gallery, 210 E. Walnut Street, Springfield. Also featuring refreshments and live music, Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Our speaker for our March meeting was Eunice Wallar, gallerist for Waverly House Gifts and Gallery.  When you run an art gallery for 37 years, you learn a thing or two, including things that are of great benefit to established artists as well as novices. Eunice Wallar generously shared her tips and tricks and provided handouts. She took questions from the audience and educated us all! Did you know Waverly House has provided well over $100,000 to charitable causes around Springfield?

Here are some photos from the March 13 meeting and other art shared by Studio 55 members. Thank you Tracy Bruton for the photos.

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery will have a reception for its juried 2024 Fresh Gallery Art Show during the First Friday Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. on April 5.

Fresh Gallery is located at 401 N. Boonville, Springfield. Gallery members who are also Studio 55 members include Nadine Ellman, Farley Lewis, Jason Martin, Cheryl Vowels and Nancy Dornan. More information is available here

Formed Gallery

Formed Gallery, at 210 E. Walnut Street, participates in First Friday Art Walk, features monthly artist exhibitions and other artists' work.  More information is available here. Gallery members who are members of Studio 55: Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, LaDonna Greiner, Dana Neuenschwander, Andi Snethern, and Ursula Wollenberg.

Studio 55 Arts Guild Program at 1 p.m. on Wednesday,

April 10, 2024

In April, we meet at the Springfield Art Museum

Address: 1111 E Brookside Drive, Springfield

Program by Kate Francis

Kate Francis, Museum Affairs Officer for Fundraising and Development, will provide an update on the Museum's 2028 Campaign for expansion and renovation. She'll show new renderings and animations of the proposed Museum renovations. Kate will also review the Museum's construction timeline, the need for closure, and the activities Museum staff will host throughout the community while the main facility is closed to the public. Kate will also take questions and, if time allows, lead a tour of the Museum to talk about the challenges of the current building and the solutions the new construction offers. Attendees are invited to stay and browse the exhibitions currently on view including the 92nd All School Exhibition, Ancient Artifacts Abroad, and three (3) exhibitions featuring selected works from the Museum's outstanding permanent collection. Studio 55 members should meet in the community room at the Art Museum.

Because we are having our meeting at the Art Museum, we won't have our usual space for sharing members' art.  Please bring your art to our May meeting, which will be back at our usual location.

Senior Art Exhibition

The 27th Annual Senior Art Exhibition at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts runs through April 3.  On April 4, artists should pick up their art between 9-11 a.m. in the Fuldner Lounge. 

Studio 55 is a sponsor of the Exhibition, and its members made a good showing. Of the 51 artists accepted into the Senior Exhibition, 17 were Studio 55 current or recent members, including: Eleanor Berger, Carol Chappell, Nadine Ellman ("Juror's Choice"), Alicia Farris ("Best of Show"), Ramona Gist, Chris Haik, Shae Johnson, Linda Kirchner, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, Paula Moore, Emmie Seaman, Andi Snethern, Jon Stanton, Doug Steere, Eleanor Strauser, and Vivian Terbeek ("Fabric Art Award").

Some of the members shared with us photos of their art included in the exhibition and those photos are displayed below.

Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home has monthly participation in First Friday Art Walk and many other exhibits year-round at 214 W. Phelps Street, Springfield. Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Gallery Artists who are also members of Studio 55 include Ken Richardson, Rebecca Lewis Smith, and Jane Troup. More information about Obelisk Home is available here.

Springfield Regional Arts Council

Learn more about The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and register to receive a newsletter about events and exhibits in the area and the advantages of joining. Learn more about SRAC calls for art. 

During the First Friday Art Walk, SRAC has the opening of the exhibit, "Landscape in Peril: An Environmental Perspective," from 5-7 p.m. on April 5 at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy, Springfield.