APRIL Newsletter 2018

The Healing.of the Blind Man

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to Sandra Letson, studio55guild@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 11th 

Studio 55 Monthly Program

1:00 p.m.

“Exploring Batik: An Artist's View”

Speaker: Jean Rogers, Artist 

National Avenue Christian Church

1515 South National Ave.

Jean Rogers will discuss how her interest in batik evolved over the span of 35 years and familiarize participants on the different steps that are required for doing an artistic batik. Several examples of her art will be on display, which has been her media of choice for many years. 

Rogers said: "I became very interested in art in 5th and 6th grade.  With the encouragement of my mother and both private and public teachers, I continued my artistic interest through my teenage years." 

Jean Rogers was an education major with a minor in art at San Diego State University. After graduation, she was introduced to batik and it became her favorite. She also enjoys painting in oil, watercolor, creating art quilts, and sculptures. In San Diego, she participated in 2 art galleries and an art club, before relocating to southwest Missouri. Here in Springfield, she has belonged to several different art groups, including Studio 55.

To learn more about Batik click here

Members and guests are invited to “show and share” their art following the speaker. Let us know if you plan to share by emailing: studio55guild@gmail.com  Limit 2 pieces of art.

The Twenty-Third Annual Senior Art Exhibition for ages Age 60+​  was a fantastic success. Jurors picked 87 pieces out of over 100 entries for this show and sale. Special thanks goes 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: Judy Ferguson, Steve McGuire and Charles Summey, and those that hung the art: Don Letson, chairman and committee: Ramona Gist, Gary Tebbenkamp, Louise Eggleston, Kathy Fisher, Darlene Prater, Sandra Letson and students from the Gerontology Department. We are grateful for sponsors: The Gerontology Department (MSU), The National Art Shop, Robert Purvis (Valic Finanicial Advisors, Inc) and Studio 55..

Congratulations to members Lois Reeves for receiving a Jurors Choice Award for her watercolor painting and Vivian Terbeek who received the Fabric Art Award. 

News from the Springfield Art Museum:

The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums at the February 2018 meeting of the Accreditation Commission. Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, only 1,070 are accredited. The Springfield Art Museum is one of only 19 accredited museums in the state of Missouri, and is the only accredited museum in all of southern Missouri.
For more information about the Springfield Art Museum see their website here 

Springfield Regional Arts Council: see their website here to learn about exhibits and events.

Congratulations To Roberto Regalado and Robert Kraft whose art was chosen by the arts council to be used for advertising. Next Call for Artists is the 10th Annual Members Show. Information on the website.

To learn more about Roberto Regalado and his wife Linda Spencer, visit their website here

First Friday Art Walk April 6th in downtown Springfield, Waverly House and the Creamery.

The following information was sent from members:

  •  The Creamery (Springfield Regional Arts Council), 411 N Sherman Pkwy, Springfield, Missouri will host the International Baccalaureate Art Exhibit featuring artists from Central High School. The artists will be present along with music, film and theatre performances from Central as well. 5-8 pm Learn more here
  • Fresh Gallery2018 Open Juried Competition Exhibit 400 W. Walnut. Lea Dingman, Delores Bauer and Nancy Dornan are members and will be exhibiting as well as other artists from the area.To learn more or how to apply see here
  •  Waverly House Gifts and Gallery,  “Tranquility”, a juried show featuring 36 artists, 5-7:30 pm, opening reception.. Show runs April 6- 28. 2031 S. Waverly Ave. Congratulation to seven of our members who are in this show: Meike Aton, Dawna Middleton, Ted Terbeek, Vivian Terbeek, Jane Waschick, Sonya Wise and Fran Young.Below are two oil painting by member Sonya Wise, that are in the show: "One Precious Moment" and "Are they Biting?"


  • Obelisk Home: Jane Troup's show "Woodlands" opens April 6th during Artwalk and new pieces by this amazing local artist will be featured all month! See "Golden Tree" to the right above.  Obelisk Home, 214 W Phelps St Ste 101, Springfield, Missouri 65806    See Jane's Website here

Lois Reeves Solo Exhibit in the Jury room of the Judicial Courts Building, 1010 Boonville 

Viewing is best done on Fridays between 9 and 4pm. Anyone who has served on jury duty will be familiar with this location. 

To apply to exhibit call Ramona Gist, 417-818-3275. To learn more about Lois click here:
Bambinos Restaurants have member’s art for sale at the Battlefield location: Joellen Mittlestadt and Steve McGuire, Coffee Shop: Robert Kraft, Chris Haik, Louise Eggleston and Delmar Location: Darlene Prater. Contact Sandra or Don Letson to apply: 417-496-1838. No commission is charged if your art is sold and there is no fee to exhibit or sell your art.  

Congratulations to Judy Ferguson who sold her painting "Sign of Life" abstract to Los Angeles music composer Tyler Durham. He composes and performs soundtracks for movies and video games and saw her painting at Studio 55’ Exhibit at the airport.

Maschino’s Home Store: features artists from Central High School. Now- June 25th

Reception: Monday April 16th from 5-6 pm  There are  22 entries, Member Robert Kraft was the judge. 1715 S. Campbell Ave Open Mon.-Sat.
After this exhibit the subject for the next two open shows will be (6/26) “Animals, People, Fun and Funny People” and (9/25) “Springfield’s Outdoor Sculpture” 

Mystery Box Contest:  Mystery box entries will be due in the Finley River Gallery anytime before May 9th.  Nancy Day and Joellen Mittlestadt still have a few more boxes left if you would like to purchase one (only $5.00). For more information check our Facebook page (Finley River Gallery).

This is an Artist Contest put together by the Finley River Fine Art Association, 205 E South St, in Ozark, MO.

(417) 581-8222 The Gallery is open Wed-Fri 10-3pm and Saturday 10-1.
Reception: May 11th at 6-7pm at Finley River Gallery Downtown Ozark.

Landscape Oil Painting Workshop with member Greg Chappell
April 23 - April 28 · Splatter Art Studio · Springfield, MO

A Workshop on Renaissance Techniques in Landscape Paintings by Award Winning New Orleans Artist
To reserve your place and learn more call GREG CHAPPELL (504) 613 – 7810 • chappellart.com

This workshop is for oil painters of any experience level. Learn the techniques of renaissance painting attributed

to the old master’s system. Greg Chappell has spent decades studying the application of pigments to the

 appropriate surfaces. What kind of brushes, what kind of canvas, and what kind of medium make all the difference in the world. This workshop will encourage creativity while playing with color and technique and building skills that will be invaluable for creating a quality piece of art. Each participant will walk away with two finished landscape pieces, one Kinkade-inspired piece (example above) and an Aspen landscape.

Special Safari Pastel Workshop by Audrey Bottrell-Parks

Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 – 4:00 

workshop fee $65 includes sanded paper, $5 studio fee   
Registration required by contacting Audrey 417-848-0894
​Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, MO

Who is ready to go on Safari????  You will learn how to paint this majestic lion

in pastel, with step by step instruction.  You’ll feel like you’ve been on safari from the safety of the studio!! 

Drawing/Painting/Photography Workshop by Silver Fox Studio, Adam Schwartz
April 15th, 9-5 pm  
4 Models 
Contact: Adam@SilverFoxxStudio.com

Please Contact Adam if you are interested in drawing/painting or

photographing models in this all day event. There will be a panel discussion

with photographers, models, master hairstylist, makeup artist and venue owners. 
see more information here

For other instruction by members see CLASSES

Meike Aton Art Gallery OPEN HOUSE on
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 3:30-7pm

Meike Aton Art Studio & Gallery, 1200 E Woodhurst Dr. Bldg K, 

Springfield, Mo 65804 .  417-343-3481

Meike Aton will do a live painting to benefit the Ambassadors 4 Children Charity.
Saturday, April 21, 6:00 PM.  White River Conference Center (600 W Sunshine St., Springfield, MO 65807)

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life in foster care?  For more information visit http://ambassadors4children.org/sweetheart
http://ambassadors4children.org  is a service of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks

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