August Newsletter 2018

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild Program 

Wednesday, August 8th, 1:00 p.m. 

"Painting Using the Renaissance Method"

Featuring: Greg Chappell, 

Professional Artist and Instructor

The Gallery at National Ave. Christian Church

1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

Award winning artist, Greg Chappell has been a professional artist and instructor over forty-five years. As a young man growing up in a military family, he traveled most of the western world with the advantage of visiting many art museums in Europe studying works of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael & Monet. He continued studying and became proficient in how pigments react to each other as well as drawing, anatomy, composition, color, and the effects of light. His method is indirect painting like the old masters, – layering different colors & building up pigments. He has won many awards as well as the LA Wildlife competition 2 years in a row and his art hangs in many collections across the United States and Europe.

Greg said: 'I will share several of my paintings, do a demo on layering, and describe the development of pigments in the renaissance era as applicable to painting with the renaissance method."

Learn more about Greg Chappell  at his website here  Bambinos Coffee Shop/Restaurant  (Battlefield and Lone Pine) is featuring Greg's art.

Reminder to bring your art donations for the Family Justice Center to the meeting. Details: here

Visitors and members are invited to "show and share" their art following the program. For more information about Studio 55 contact​

Botanical Center Exhibit/Sale August 3-31. Art will be displayed in the Atrium at the Springfield Botanical Center located at 2400 S. Scenic Ave in the ​Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Download the guidelines here. 

  • August 3rd: Drop off Art at the Botanical Center between 9-10 AM 
  • August 31st 9-10AM Pickup Art
  • Springfield Botanical Center 2400 S Scenic Ave. ·Botanical Center phone:(417) 891-1515) The center is located in the Nathaniel/Greene and Close Memorial Park.

Oct. 12th "An Evening With Studio 55"  Location: Springfield Art Museum. To learn more and download the entry form see   CALL FOR ARTIST

​Thursday, August 2, 5:30 at Tea Bar and Bites,  You are invited to a opening reception for Linda Kirchner and member Lea Dingman’s shared art exhibit/sale. 621 S Pickwick Ave, Springfield. Please join us!

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First Friday Art Walk, August 3rd 

      See locations here

  • Fresh Gallery 400 W. Walnut Fresh Gallery: Nancy Dornan and Lea Dingman are regular gallery members and exhibitors Fresh Gallery is a fiscal agency of the Springfield Regional Arts Council dedicated to promoting and marketing the fine art and fine craft of area artists.​ Learn more by clicking here to access the website and learn of special events and Call for Artists.  There will be a Special Juried Photography Competition in September, deadline to enter in August. 

  • August Special Route 66 Showing:​  FRESH artists and several visiting artists whose work will only be available for this special showing August 1st - 28th. With a special reception to meet the artists on Saturday August 11th from 3pm-5pm.

  • ​Meike’s Aton Art will be showing upstairs at 'Suddenlies,' 315 South Street, enter through the store. Other artist are showing

         there also. Meike is currently offering a ‘Flash Sale’ on FB. You can see the items in the Flash Sale on her page Meike Aton Art

         and at  There are three paintings at super low prices.

  • New show opening at the Creamery ‘Metamorphosis’ Meike and other members are in this show.


  • Download "This Week in the Arts" here to learn announcements, art activities and Call for Artists from the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Judicial Courts Building Exhibit and Sale: Through August 31. 

The Judicial Building Jury Room,features two of Studio 55’s

long time artists, Jackie Johnson and Judy Ferguson.

Learn more about these artists here.

Springfield Brewing Company, August 3rd to the end of September,

Audrey Bottrell Parks Solo Exhibit

  • Reception: Tuesday, August 7th 5:30 – 7:00. 
  • ​Please come and invite others. The Solo Art Exhibit

       includes portraits, cityscapes, seascapes and still life

       drawings and paintings. See an example of Audrey's art on the right

        Light refreshments will be served.

  • View the display until the end of September UPSTAIRS. 


Maschino’s Home Store,  Theme: "Animals, People, Fun, and Funny People" 1715 S. Campbell

         Many of our members are in this show.

        Congratulations to Darlene Prater for being awarded Best in Show for her painting "What's the Point"

  • Next Call to Artists at Maschinos is on Septembers 25th: 

​        Theme Springfield Outdoor Sculpture 

     Pictured below with their art are: Darlene Prater, Joellen Mittlestadt, Robert Kraft and Nancy Day

Bambinos'  Restaurants and Coffee Shop are featuring artists:  

Greg Chappell Solo Exhibit (Coffee Shop), Carol Snyder,

Les Hagemann, Darlene Prater, Penny Bantle, Nancy Day, 

and Sarah Bliss Rasul (Italian Restaurant Battlefield and Lone Pine) 

and Danielle McGraw (Delmar location).

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.

Recently, eight paintings were sold. Shown are three of Carol Snyder's Paintings at Bambinos. 

Lea Dingman shared: "USA Mortgage is taking part in the Corporate Arts Program through SRAC. 

They have leased my painting "Beauty in the Unknown".  The painting will hang thru December 2018.  

Also Hanging at: Springfield Branson Airport through August 20th themed Daring to be Different and
Donny Bryant Massage & Therapy."

Coffee Shop at the Springfield Art Museum: Zone 2 Exhibit, members Nadine Ellman and Nancy Dornan are two of the featured artist whose work is being exhibited.​

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex: Judy Ferguson and Vivian Terbeek will be exhibiting some of their art quilts at the upcoming Ozark Piecemaker's Quilt Guild Show. The dates are Sept. 27-29.

Audrey Bottrell Park's Drawing, Pastel classes at Splatter Art Studio     Phone: 417-848-0894 

  • Student exhibit will be at the Schweitzer Brentwood Library August 1st through August 30th.
  • Every Tuesday Drawing Class for all levels of abilities with individual instruction 

         10 – 12 at Splatter Art Studio.   Fee $20 plus $5 studio fee

  • First Saturday Drawing Class on July 7th 

         9 – 12 also at Splatter Art Studio.  Fee $30 plus $5 studio fee

  • Saturday August 4th 9 – 12 At Splatter Art Studio  

         Clothed Model for Drawing with Graphite, charcoal or pastel  with individual instruction. 

         Fee $30 plus $5 studio fee

  • Saturday, August 18th  Day long pastel workshop painting man’s best friend – a dog! 

         Submit your photo of your dog or someone else’s dog.  If your photo is chosen,

         you get a free pass to the workshop!  Send them to   

        $60 plus $5 studio fee

  • Saturday Sept. 1st  9 – 12 Splatter Art Studio. Drawing Values in reverse with

         white charcoal on black paper.  Fee $30 plus $5 studio fee  

  • August class schedule can be accessed here                                                  


Greg Chappell is teaching oil painting classes at his home

and Splatter Studio. These class teach Renaissance Techniques.  

Greg is an Award Winning Artist and a member of Studio 55.

To reserve your place and learn more call GREG CHAPPELL (504) 613 – 7810 Painting shown on the right and is one of eight

for sale at Bambinos Coffee Shop, Battlefield and Lone Pine.


Other Classes taught by members can be found here

Springfield Art Museum News

See the July, August, September Newsletter:

Springfield Arts Council "Call for Artists" 


Open Artist Contest at The Gillioz
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00

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