Art Classes: Weekly classes or workshops by members are being offered by artists Meike Aton, Tracy Bruton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Audrey Bottrell Parks, Farley Lewis, Darlene Prater, John Whytock, Ursula Wollenberg, plus an art support group is offering creative support and encouragement.

Judy Ferguson and Ramona Gist facilitate an artist support group at ​​​​​the ​Northview Senior Center. This is a group of artists that meet and work on their own individual projects and support is offered in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pencil, pen and ink, pastel and design. (FREE) for 55 and older, others welcome for a small fee. 

More Information can be found about these classes by clicking here or by going to the 2020 Classes page on this website.



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.

Check for Exhibits at the following locations

·      MSU Brick City Gallery:

·      Drury Pool Gallery:

·      OTC Gallery:

Call for entries from Studio 55 Members: Gailey's Breakfast Café, March and April. A sign-up for this display along with more details will be available at the February meeting at the National Avenue Gallery or email our exhibits chair Gary Tebbenkamp: 

The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, is displaying members 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.

First Friday Art Walk is February 7th: Download a PDF of the locations being featured   here

February 2020 NEWS

​​​​The Creamery Arts Center 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council SRAC:

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  • To read about local art events sign up for Springfield Arts Council's Weekly arts calendar,  please contact  Nicole ChiltonDirector of Marketing & Development at
  • Call for Artists for exhibits in the Springfield area: Springfield Regional Art's Council list:  click here (list of area "CALL FOR ARTISTS")  

National Art Shop 50th Anniversary reception. Studio 55 presented a card of appreciation made by Gary Tebbenkamp and signed by members of Studio 55. Pictured are Gary Tebbenkamp, owners: Jean and Jerry Sanders, and Sandra Letson.

"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"

February 12, 2020   

Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Joyce Buxton

“Dignified Design for Graceful Aging"

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

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.

If you have a printer you can download the 2 page form below:

PAGE #1 CLICK HERE        PAGE #2CLICK HERE  or call Dr. Fisher and he will mail you one. 

Fresh Gallery:  Studio 55 members in Fresh Gallery are Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, 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. The February Featured Artist is John Whytock. John is an award-winning artist and muralist. He paints in oils and acrylics with a realistic style.

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, Darlene Prater, Linda Kirchner, 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.

With a 34 year reputation for creativity and innovative design solutions, Joyce Buxton provides the leadership, vision, and direction for the interior design practice at Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective. Joyce continues to share her passion for this field, using her vast expertise to meet both the aesthetic and functional needs of each client. With a commitment to excellence in every detail of the project, Joyce is credited with hundreds of successful projects, numerous design awards, an extensive resume, and a volunteer record of giving back to her community and profession. Her commitment to the profession extends from the local to the national level. A recipient of the 2010 Presidential Citation Award, Joyce was recognized by NCIDQ (the National Council for Interior Design Qualification) for her outstanding service to the organization. Fortunately, Joyce complements her huge storehouse of knowledge with a genuine desire to share and help train the next generation of designers to continue to create outstanding interior environments for the firm’s clients.

Joyce said: "A well-designed residence can address the needs of of anyone, regardless of age or physical limitations, to allow for the occupant to live a safer and higher functional life supported in the most person of environments, their home."

Suggest reference books for further information on this subject:

  • “The Accessible Home, designing for all ages and abilities” by Deborah Pierce
  • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design by the Department of Justice

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, website 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! 

News from our members

Hue and Marla Parnell have moved back to Springfield.Please see their Website: Marla is working part time at National Art Shop. Hue and Marla are pottery and portrait artists and are former owners and creators of  Creava Studios where Marla taught Pastel painting and Hue taught pottery classes. 

Ursula Wollenberg: Ursela will be teaching a watercolor workshop titled; Watercolor Pure and Simple at Splatter on Feb. 7 10-3.

Alicia Farris:   She continues to teach workshops locally and throughout the US.  Her next local workshop is at Splatter Art Studio, April 16-18.  Check her website for details and stay tuned for information of other upcoming workshops.

From Farley Lewis: THE POETIC LANDSCAPE - Four-Part Class series, each Monday 9-noon in February February 3 through 24 at Spatter Art Studio
For details and registration, go to
This course series is designed to help you learn each aspect of painting landscapes from beginning to end. Each class begins with a short teaching time followed by a demonstration to illustrate what we covered. Then the participants can work on their own painting with plenty of one-on-one instruction.

​John Whytock: Five Sessions Landscape Workshop
Landscape Painting in Acrylics - Session 1 will begin Mon, January 6, 11:30am – 5:00pm at Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S Lone Pine Ave, Springfield, MO.

  • 1/30/2020 - 3/16/2020 - Heartland Art Club Member’s Exhibition at Lindenwood University

         Boyle Family Gallery

  • Fresh Gallery February Featured Artist
  •  2/1/2020 – 2/29/2020 - Duets Exhibition at Lovett’s Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Deborah Whytock: 2/1/2020 – 2/29/2020 – Duets Exhibition at Lovett’s Gallery – Tulsa, OK