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

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  ​​

"Change of Pace" ©Janet Jordan

Stone Effects, 1625 N. Campbell: December 6th (6-9 pm) and Saturday December 7th (11 am- 2 pm) Holiday Studio Show Features Darlene Prater and Nancy Dornan's art and others.

CALL FOR ENTRIES (60 years and older) FOR THE 25th Annual SPRING 2020 SENIOR ART SHOW at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts. Call Dr. Bradley Fisher for questions: 417-886-2675. Studio 55 is one of the sponsors. There are 2 pages to the entries form and guidelines brochure. So please be sure to download both. PAGE #1 CLICK HERE        PAGE #2 CLICK HERE

"Family Tree" ©Janet Jordan

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 Friends of the Art Museum, Studio 55 Arts Guild and the Springfield Art Museum sponsored an ArtistTalk by Sculpture Artist, Janet Jordan M.D. This talk was held at the art museum and was well attended by the community with around 80 people in attendance.


Joy Tate will talk about the process of art for her and the healing components it brings for the people who engage in it as well as the people who share their knowledge and gifts. The goal will be to encourage people to remember what the love of art has done for them and to share that with others.  Joy will show several of her paintings and some of the jewelry she creates.

Joy is an artist that dabbles in many mediums such as jewelry making and woodworking, but her longest passion has been for painting. Influenced by her artist grandmother, She picked up a brush almost 20 years ago and never stopped. Over the years her style has transformed greatly from experimentation in many different techniques and styles, but she tends to favor expressionism with bold colors that can be somewhat abstract fairy tale ideas. She draws much of  her inspiration from the beauty of God's nature and the transformation that God has done in her life. She loves to paint flowers, scenes from the woods and the many majestic lakes that dominate her home state.

Originally from MN, she and her husband have been in Springfield a little over a year. She said: "Before moving here, one of my favorite art memories was being the director of an art program at a community wellness center where I was able to influence and inspire many people to bring different forms of art into their lives. I have a firm belief that with a little trial and error, art is a wonderful tool that can bring healing, fulfillment and enrichment to the lives of anyone. I am blessed an honored to have the opportunity to speak to this talented group of Studio 55 artists."  Other achievements include 2 professional gallery shows one in 2016 and one in 2018 as well as being the recipient of the MN Heritage and Cultural Artist Grant in 2017. 

Please bring your favorite holiday snack to share with others.


Visitors are always welcome at our gatherings and we encourage you to join our guild for only $30 per year to support our projects, speakers, and other expenses. 

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. COME JOIN US!

"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"

Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine and Bambinos at 1141 E Delmar St.: Featuring artists:   Rebecca Lewis Smith, Dawna Middleton, Susan Loop, Sherri Davis, Lura Faye Cotton, Darlene Prater, Josh Beecher, Joy Tate, and Jason Stella.  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 to be juried into this venue. 417-496-1838. No commission is charged. Any artist in Springfield or the surrounding area may apply.

Hawthorne Gallery Christmas Open House, Friday, Dec. 6. from 6:00 to 9:30. Farley Lewis said: "This is my very first solo exhibition, "Morning Light" at the Hawthorne Gallery on Walnut Street and I would be honored if members would attend the Christmas Open House, I have thirty originals, lots of prints, and a brand new 2020 Calendar." 

December 2019​ NEWSLETTER

©Greg Chappell

The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, will be displaying our artwork now through February 29, 2020 The following are exhibiting: Eleanor Berger, Carol Chappell, Felicia Ellis, Ann Kynion, Don and Sandra Letson, Susan Loop, Peter Nielebock, Eleanor Strausser, Gary Tebbenkamp, Ursula Wollenberg.

December 11, 2019   Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Joy Tate  

"The Healing Power of Art ” 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery
1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield​​

​​​The Creamery Arts Center 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council: One Night Art Market will be at OTC’s Springfield Campus’ Atrium, held on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5pm to 9pm. $100 featuring unique gifts of art. After first Friday a sale will continue atthe Creamery through the end of December.

Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson International Airport has a show now through February 12, 2020. This juried show features members from Splatter, Studio 55 Arts Guild, and Visual Art Association Artists.  Congratulations to the following members listed below and the number of their pieces in the show:

Jesse Clay (5), Dawna Middleton (1),  Ken Richardson (3), Judy Ferguson (2), Ken Burstin (2), Ruth Penaherrera Norton (1), Meika Aton (5), Farley Lewis (2), Nancy Brown Dornan (3), Vivian Terbeek (1), Suzi Agee (1), Susie Sharpe (3), Carol Snyder (5), Alicia Farris (1), John Whytock  (3), and Deborah Whytock (1).

Fine art exhibits rotate quarterly at Sky Gallery and consist of works by artists from the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s member registry, students and faculty of our local colleges, universities, and public schools, and occasionally national organizations and special interest groups.

 Photos will be posted soon! Thanks, Sandra Letson 

Springfield Regional Arts Council Announcement: Artsfest on Walnut Street 2020 Information is now available.  To Learn More 

Are you new to the art festival world and want to learn more before applying? Consider coming to our Art Festival workshop, held on December 15th at 12pm at The Creamery Arts Center. To Learn More

Fresh Gallery:  Studio 55 members in Fresh Gallery are Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, Alicia Farris, Farley Lewis, Mike Myers, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Ken Richardson, 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. Holliday Window Challenge: The new holiday window is at Fresh Gallery! If you haven’t stopped by to see please do, but you can go to vote for the favorite window You can vote once per day until Dec 6th. Linda Kirchner is the Featured artist at Fresh. Public Reception on December 12: 5:30 t0 8 pm.

To learn local art information sign up for Springfield Arts Council's Weekly arts calendar,  please contact  Nicole ChiltonDirector of Marketing & Development at

First Friday Art Walk is December 6th:  To learn more

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Congratulations on Art Show & Sale by the Artists of National Avenue Christian Church and Studio 55 Arts Guild which was held November 9 - 22, 2019.
A big thanks to The Gallery at National Ave. Christian Church for hosting this event and all members who participated.  Four pieces of art were sold and 4 members made connections for future purchases of commissioned pieces or sales. The opening was lovely and we owe a great deal to Eleanor Strauser for the lovely refreshments. Thanks to the Exhibit Committee: Chris Haik,  Eleanor Berger, Louise Eggleston, Chris Haik, Don and Sandra Letson, Eleanor Strauser, Susan Loop, and Gary Tebbenkamp chairman. 

Thanks to Eleanor Strauser for the photos.