Larry Owen

"I  have been busy over the holidays and would like to share my creations with Studio 55 members."


Lucid TLC Arts LLC, Studio/Gallery
214 N. Massey Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

Lucid TLC Arts will be having an art show on Saturday, January 6th from 6-8. at its location in Nixa, 214 N. Massey Blvd.

Over 10 pieces of the late Howard Garrison will be featured With Live music and refreshments. Online Garrison Art Auction opening January 2nd closing on Wednesday January 31st @8:00pm. Info on

One can learn more about history of artist Howard Garrison and Riverside Inn  here,

Studio 55 Members: UPCOMING 2024 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE FROM CHAIRMAN GARY TEBBENKAMP contact: 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  2810 E. Battlefield Rd or 1141 E. Delmar Street.  To apply contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838 or email for more information.


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," and the "Southwest Missouri Women's Sprint Artist Retreat."  To submit information about any other classes being taught by Studio 55 members or associated groups, please send an email to

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. 

Sell your art at local restaurants: 

​Bambinos Italian Cafe

Bambinos is having a $150 and Under Art Sale

The sale runs through February 4, 2024.

Fifty-three pieces of art are for sale by artists Julia Barger, Nancy Dornan, Tracy Bruton, Linda Kirchner, Steve McGuire, Carol Siano, Luther Smith, Doug Steere, Gary Tebbenkamp, and Ursula Wollenberg. Thanks to Bambinos for hosting the reception on December 2nd reception. Bambinos on Delmar is located at 1141 E. Delmar Street: Luther Smith has six pieces of art for sale at this location. We are very happy about the sales during the holidays and hope to sell more art this month.

Contact Sandra Letson (417-496-1838) if you are interested in selling your 2D art at Bambinos. There are no fees to exhibit and artists receive all the money when their art is sold. Check out their business hours at each location and see their menu of delicious food for eat-in and carry-out or to have them cater your next event: Bambinos Cafe.

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Venues and Organizations

Studio 55 Arts Guild Program on January 10, 2024
1:00 PM ​  
THE GALLERY at National Avenue Church
1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

Program by Watercolor Artist Nadine Ellman: Nadine will be talking about her art journey, inspirations, and process and sharing some of her paintings. Learn more about Nadine here 

Nadine is a member of Fresh Gallery and teaches watercolor classes at Fresh and Pat Jones YMCA.

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. ​

Obelisk Home

In December Obelisk Home hosted the work of 30 local artists in its group show, "Celebration." Among the artists chosen for this show are eight Studio 55 members, including Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Linda Kirchner, Roberto Regalado, Ken Richardson, Carol Snyder, Linda Spencer, and Doug Steere. Here are a few photos in a slideshow that were taken at last month's reception.

Obelisk Home also 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.

Springfield Art Museum  current exhibits.

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. 

Juanita Lee

Studio 55 member Juanita Lee will be singing with the contemporary bluegrass band, Blue Train, on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., in Springfield.

January 2024

Linda Kirchner

ARTS Anonymous is an international organization designed to help artists achieve their creative potential. Our Springfield ARTS  Anonymous group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:45 in the library at the Creamery. So our next meeting is January 9.

We discuss ways to get past blocks to our creativity and provide help and inspiring support for all types of artists including musicians, writers, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, etc. 

Everyone is welcome. You may bring examples of your work to share. Join us on our mutual journeys to artistic freedom

Alicia Farris

Alicia Farris was invited by Watercolor Artist Magazine editor, Anne Hevener to be one of 5 featured National artists to give her perspective on painting a self-portrait.  The article, "Me, Myself, and I" is featured in the most recent, winter issue.   

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.  

Alicia has a full schedule of workshops throughout the US in 2024, beginning with three workshops in Florida in January and February.  She continues to thoroughly enjoy sharing her passion for watercolor and for meeting artists from all over who share the same and very much inspire her.  

December 2023 Meeting

Linda Spencer

Linda Spencer is the featured artist for January at the Park Central Library, 128 Park Central Square, in Springfield, where she will show more than 20 of her paintings.  

Gailey’s Breakfast Café:

You are invited to Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe “Under $150 Exhibit.” Artwork will be available through January 2.

Artists: Regina Willard, Nancy Day, Glee Kirby, Leisa Rowley, Jeanene Turney, Steve Maguire, Joellen Mittlestadt, Amy Asher, and Carol Snyder.

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.

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 hereHere are a few photos that were taken at December's First Friday at Fresh. Farley Lewis was Artist of the month.

First Friday Art Walk

Participating venues and locations are available here.

Tracy Bruton: "Lee Brooks gave an outstanding presentation on her craft. It’s amazing the twists, turns and detours we as artists take as we explore our passion. We all know it’s the process that makes us happy, the refining, the tweaking, sometimes, it’s abandoning it all together and going in a completely different direction. If you stick with it long enough, that’s when the magic happens. Thank you for sharing your journey with us Lee. Your jewelry is beautiful and your furniture superb" Thank you to Tracy Bruton for these photos of the speaker for the November meeting and also the photos of members who brought art for viewing.

LaDonna Greiner

The Secrets of Self-Publishing workshop will be held on Saturday February 10, 9:30-11:59 am. See LaDonna Greiner at the January meeting, if you are interested in participating. 

Studio 55 Members Tracy Bruton, Nancy Dornan, Linda Kirchner, Steve McGuire, Carol Siano, Luther Smith, Doug Steere, Gary Tebbenkamp, and Ursula Wollenberg

Nine Studio 55 members have over 50 paintings and photographs for sale as part of a "$150 & Under" sale at Bambinos Italian Cafe on Battlefield and Lone Pine and 1141 E. Delmar Street in Springfield. Prices range from $20 to $150. A number of paintings were sold during December and the sale will continue through January.


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.