Springfield Art Museum  current exhibits.


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Studio 55 Members: UPCOMING 2024 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE FROM CHAIRMAN GARY TEBBENKAMP contact: garyt1949@gmail.com or 417-234-2868


  • The Mud Lounge, 321 E. Walnut, Spfld. Ongoing exhibit for larger size art (prefer 3 foot or larger dimensions) with duration of exhibit 3-4 months. Drop off art 9-10 a.m. February 3. Pick up time not established yet. Deadline for entries is Sunday, January 28, 2024. Download information on how to apply here

  • Schweitzer-Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd, Spfld. Theme: Love and Joy. Drop off art on February 3, 9-10 a.m., Pick up art March 30, 9-10 a.m. Download the details here. The following information needs to be sent to me for each piece of art AND attach the same information to the back of your entry/entries. Deadline: Monday, January 29.
  1. Artist name
  2. Medium
  3. Dimensions in inches (width x height in that order please)
  4. Price to sell or NFS (not for sale)
  5. Artist phone number

  • Senior Art Exhibit (must be 60 or older to enter) at Juanita K Hammons Hall, 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy. Spfld. Drop off entries from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Monday, March 4. Works juried and accepted for entry must be picked up after exhibit closes Thursday, April 4 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, March 5 between 11:30 – 2:00 p.m. Download a PDF of the Call for Entries here

  • The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell, Spfld. Theme: The Gifts of Women. Drop off art Saturday, May 4, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art Friday, May 31, 9-10 a.m.

  • The Holland Building, 205 Park Central East, Spfld. Theme: Something Springfield. Drop off art Saturday, June 1, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art on Saturday, June 29, 9-10 a.m.

  • The Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Spfld. Theme: Wonders of Nature . Drop off art Saturday, August 3, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art Saturday, Sept. 21, 9-10 a.m.

  • Elliott Robinson, CPA Firm, 2305 S. Blackman Road, Suite D. Theme: Art Inspired By Light . Drop off of accepted work Saturday, October 5, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art on Saturday, Dec. 28, 9-10 a.m. 

  • Bambinos Italian Cafe Location 2810 E. Battlefield Rd.  Juried exhibit.  To apply contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838 or email studio55guild@gmail.com for more information. Members Tracy Bruton and Steve McGuire will be exhibiting beginning Monday, February 5, 2024.


There are so many classes being taught by Studio 55 members that we have merged that portion of the newsletter with the separate Studio 55 website page devoted to classes. At this link, you can search through the various classes being taught or organized by members such as Nadine Ellman, Tracy Bruton, Cheryl Vowels, Meike Aton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Peggy Dyke, Tiffany Collins, Farley Lewis, Paula Moore, and Ursula Wollenberg.  Also on that page is information about organizations and venues associated with Studio 55 members that offer classes and retreats, such as "Monday Painters," "Urban Sketchers,"  the "Southwest Missouri Women's Sprint Artist Retreat," and Springfield ARTS Anonymous.

To submit information about any other classes being taught by Studio 55 members or associated groups, please send an email to studio55guild@gmail.com

Doug Steere

Alicia Farris

Studio 55 member Alicia Farris has a watercolor painting on Yupo, "Bomb Pop Stop," which is in the International Exhibition of the Missouri Watercolor Society that will take place at The Exhibit at Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery in St. Louis. The show will run February 1-March 31.

Alicia recently was the juror for the annual national exhibit of the Mid-Southern Watercolor Society, for whom she will teach a workshop in February of 2024 in Little Rock.  She also was recently the juror for St. Louis Watercolor Society for their annual member show, Big Splash.  

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Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery is located at 401 N. Boonville, Springfield MO. Gallery members who are also Studio 55 members include Nadine Ellman, Farley Lewis, Jason Martin, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Cheryl Vowels and Nancy Dornan. More information is available here

Featured artists during February are painter and recent juried award winner Andrew Batcheller and award-winning photographer Jym Wilson.  Nadine Ellman's work will also be on display at "Nearly Famous" from February 10 through April 13.

January 2024 Meeting

Formed Gallery

Formed Gallery, at 210 E. Walnut Street, participates in First Friday Art Walk, features monthly artist exhibitions and other artists' work.  More information is available here. Gallery members who are members of Studio 55: Rick Atwell, LaDonna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, Rebecca Lewis Smith, and Ursula Wollenberg.

Five members of Studio 55 had their art selected to be part of SRAC's show at Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  The show, "Nature's Canvas: Art in the Ozarks," features works by Studio 55 members Meike Aton, Nancy Dornan, La Donna Greiner, Ann Kynion, and Doug Steere.  Photos of their artwork and others' artwork from that show are included in a slideshow here. The show runs through February 23, 2024. 

Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado

Studio 55 members Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado, of Laughingwell Studio, are hard at work finishing their mural project at Lebanon High School.  They are finishing "painting the world."

Studio 55 member Doug Steere is one of the eight local artists selected for the Springfield Regional Arts Council's annual show, "You Should Know." Artists were selected by the Council's Visual Arts Committee based upon the artists' submissions into the Council's Annual Members' Show in November. After selection, each artist brings 8-12 pieces to display in the "You Should Know" show. Opening night is February 2, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. at the Creamery Arts Center, during the First Friday Art Walk. Three of Doug's 11 submitted pieces are displayed here, to be included with others at the Creamery during February. 

February 2024

Gailey’s Breakfast Café:

Gailey's Breakfast Cafe, 220 E. Walnut Street, in Springfield, invites artists to exhibit whether they have one piece or 10 pieces of artwork.10% of the sales goes directly to the wait staff. This is the only fee.

"Congratulations on your sales and thank you to everyone who is an exhibitor at Gailey’s." If interested, you can call Carol Snyder (417-631-9009). Gailey's website is here, and Carol's artist website is here.

Studio 55 Arts Guild Program on February 14, 2024
1:00 PM ​  
THE GALLERY at National Avenue Christian Church
1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

Program by Sherri Davis and Farley Lewis.

Sherri Davis and Farley Lewis are both artists in the Springfield area that specialize in large murals.  Last year they teamed up to paint the horses pictured here, on the side of a barn north of Springfield.  They will talk about this amazing project and other art during our meeting on February 14.

Springfield Regional Arts Council

Learn more about The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and register to receive a newsletter about events and exhibits in the area and the advantages of joining. Learn more about SRAC calls for art. 

First Friday Art Walk

Participating venues and locations are available here.

Doug Steere: "Our January 2024 speaker, watercolor artist Nadine Ellman, weaved together the events of her life with her life in art. Her discussion of her commissioned paintings brought a few tears to the eyes of audience members, as she explained how her paintings have helped some people deal with loss and tragedy. It shows once again that there is more to a painting than the paint and paper. Thank you, Nadine, for your presentation!" Here are some photos from the January 10th meeting, some of Nadine's art, and other art shared by Studio 55 members.

Lucid TLC Arts LLC, Studio/Gallery

NEW ADDRESS: 11 S Main St, Nixa MO 65714

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting for the new location: Wednesday February 28, 2024 11:30am

Event by Nixa Chamber of Commerce and Lucid TLC Arts   PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS CELEBRATION!

Info on LucidTLCarts.com

Members and guests are invited to bring up to two pieces of their art for "show and share."​ This is a fun time of sharing, socializing, and enjoying light refreshments. ​

Sherri's work has been featured in the Parade of Homes, 417 Home Magazine and The Springfield News Leader.  Farley is a plein air and studio artist who works primarily in acrylics, and he has won numerous awards.


Sell your art at local restaurants: 

​Bambinos Italian Cafe

Congratulations for all the sales over the holidays and many thanks for a great exhibit. If you are interested in selling your art at Bambinos contact Sandra Letson (417-496-1838). There are no fees to exhibit and artists receive all the money when their art is sold. Check out their business hours and see their menu of delicious food for eat-in and carry-out or to have them cater your next event: Bambinos Cafe.

Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home has monthly participation in First Friday Art Walk and many other exhibits year-round at 214 W. Phelps Street. Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Gallery Artists who are also members of Studio 55 include Ken Richardson, Rebecca Lewis Smith, and Jane Troup. More information about Obelisk Home is available here.