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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.
2019: January, February, March,April May June August
2018: January, February, March, April, May, June, July August September October, November,December.
2017: December, November, October, September, August,July, June, May, April, March, February, January
2016: December, November, October, September, August ,
Member of the month: October, September, August,
Fresh Gallery: Studio 55 members of Fresh Gallery are Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, Sherri Davis, 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.
Congratulations to Cheryl Vowels and Rebecca Lewis Smithwho are the Artists of the month for August at Fresh Gallery
August 2nd: To learn about all venues for the First Friday art Walk click here: Visit The Creamery Arts Center any time from 5-8 pm and then enjoy the rest of the First Friday Art Walk venues downtown! 'Springfield Inspired' exhibition, a pop-up shop by SGFCO, music by Springtown Heroes, and drinks donated by Springfield Brewing Company!
Big Modern Gallery: Big Modern is Fresh Gallery's pop-up gallery of large, contemporary art and sculpture. The brainchild of FRESH Artist, Nancy Brown Dornan, this exhibit began last year to showcase art that requires large spaces for proper presentation. Every two months they present a few select artists works, in addition to our participating FRESH Gallery Artists. Located just two blocks north of FRESH Gallery at 204 S. Campbell Ave in Springfield, Big Modern is open during First Friday Art Walk from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M., and by appointment. Contact Linda Kirchner at (417) 861-5004 to schedule a private viewing.
See Fresh Gallery Website here for more information about their events and how to join.
"Whether or Not" © Alicia Farris
Congratulations to John Whytock: For being chosen to be in the First Heartland Invitational Artist Show.
St. Louis will be home to an extraordinary exhibition of representational art from some of the most respected artists in the country. The exhibition highlights outstanding artwork created by artists from the Central US.
Visitors will be treated to an exhibition and events with a carefully curated variety of beautiful, world class visual art.
Opening Reception August 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission is free
The exhibition will run through the month of September
Weekly Workshops and classes by members Meike Aton, Tracy Bruton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Audrey Bottrell Parks, Farley Lewis, Darlene Prater, John Whytock and Ursula Wollenberg can be found by clicking here
August 14, 2019 Program 1:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Alicia Farris
“Art and the Journey”
National Avenue Christian Church Gallery
1515 South National Ave. Springfield
Congratulations to Alicia Farris who was honored to receive a WHS award for her work, "Strength and Struggle" in the current Watercolor USA National Exhibit which is on display at the Springfield Art Museum until the end of August, 2019.
Alicia's work "Whether or Not" was accepted into the 2019 International Open Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society in San Pedro, California and her painting, "Observing" was accepted into the 56th Annual Member's Exhibit of the Southwestern Watercolor Society in Richardson, Tx, both exhibits taking place fall, 2019. She continues her journey with a grateful heart and an open mind to continually growing as an artist and an instructor.
© Cheryl Vowels
Call for Artists for exhibits in the Springfield area: Springfield Regional Art's Council list: click here (list of area "CALL FOR ARTISTS")
Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine: Congratulations to featuring artists, Susan Loop, Judy Ferguson, Sarah Rasul, Darlene Prater, Julia Barger, Lois Reeves and Steve McGuire and those featured at the 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.
Art Exhibit by Studio 55 Members: "Inspired by Nature"
August 28 - October 2, 2019 Springfield
Greene County Botanical Center
Members may submit 2 - 3 entries per person. The 3rd will be used if space is available.
Entries should not be larger than 20x20". (Outside dimension of the frame or canvas.)
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 entry (before drop-off) and this information must be submitted to Gary Tebbenkamp before the deadline of August 21st.
Title of entry
Size: width x height (iin that order please)
Price or NFS
Studio 55 Exhibit committee: Gary Tebbenkamp, chairman; Louise Eggleston; Chris Haik; Eleanor Berger, Nancy Crandall and Don & Sandra Letson.
© Jerry Hatch
Alicia Farris will talk about her art journey as an artist and her approach to creating art and teaching. She will also talk a bit about her technique of painting her favorite subjects, will have visuals and will demonstrate her process in watercolor.
Alicia’s work has been recognized in multiple National and International exhibits. She was recently featured in The Art Of Watercolour Magazine published in France and circulated to 36 countries, but she was equally honored to be included and honored with an award in this year's National Exhibit of Watercolor USA right here in Springfield! Her work embodies the emotion of her subject, as she captures light and color to tell her story. She is excited to exhibit a new collection combining some of her favorite subjects: people, landscapes, urban scapes, and some familiar local scenes.
Alicia Farris has been painting professionally and teaching for over 20 years. She loves to share her knowledge and passion and gains incredible inspiration when she teaches her workshops.
Alicia said: "Some of the artists who have greatly inspired me are Fealing Lin, Don Andrews, George Kauntoupis, Marilynne Bradley, and Sandy Baker, just to name a few. With art, I feel that I’m on a continual and wondrous journey. I am constantly inspired to create, I expect that will continue as long as my heart does." Visit Alicia's Website by clicking here.
Visitors are welcome and we encourage you to join our guild after 3 visits for only $30 per year to support our projects, speakers, and other expenses.
Finley River Gallery is hosting a juried “GO BIG” Show that is open to the public. Many of our members are in this show and you are invited to view the exhibit and sale: July 27-Aug 10. Hours: M-F 10-3:00 & Sat. 10-1:00. Telephone 581-8222.
Congratulations to Louise Eggleston who is the featured artist of the month at the Finley River Gallery. Several of her paintings are on display as one enters the gallery which is located on the Historic Square in Ozark Missouri.
"The Big Show"On Display at The Sky Gallery now through August 13th
This annual exhibit is a HUGE favorite! Each piece is sized 36" or larger and on display at The Sky Gallery, located inside The Springfield-Branson Airport. Several of our members had art accepted for the show: Congratulations to Ted Thurman, Robert Kraft, Dawna Middleton, and Carol Snyder.
"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"
Studio 55 Arts Guild Welcomes You
“DRAWING WITH METAL” with Jerry Hatch Professor Emeritus from MSU
September 12th, Thursday, 2019, 5:30--7:30 p.m.
Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Dr.
Free Workshop, with a limit of 30 participants. All materials are furnished.
Hatch taught sculpture and drawing in the Art and Design Department (MSU) from 1974 until 2015 when he retired. During the workshop you will learn to draw on coated medium with a stylus using various metal points, such as silver or copper. No drawing experience is needed. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
“Silverpoint” drawing (that includes other kinds of metal besides silver or copper, such as platinum, gold, bronze, lead, aluminum, zinc, and magnesium) is done on coated medium. Many of the lovely drawings by da Vinci and Rembrandt were created using ‘metal points’ and are still used today by artists for its fine, subtle qualities.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED: Contact Sandra Letson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-496-1838
Sponsors: Friends of the Art Museum (FOSAM), Studio 55 Arts Guild and the Springfield Art Museum