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January 9, 2019:  1:00 p.m.  

(2nd Wednesday Meeting With Program)

Studio 55 Featured Speaker: Artist Adam Schwartz

"What To Consider When Photographing Your Art" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield.

January Newsletter 2019

​​​​Send information for the February Newsletter to Sandra Graves Letson, 

by January 22, 2019.


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Art ​Classes: Many of our members are teaching painting and drawing classes/workshops now through May 2019.  Please click on the following link to learn more:  2018-2019 Classes  

© Jerry Hatch

Jerry Hatch

Photograph © Adam Schwartz taken at the Standing Rock Protest North Dakota.

Call to Artists: Watercolor USA (all water media) Click here to learn more. Accepting entries starting January 4th, 2019.

Gailey’s Breakfast Café, 220 East Walnut is featuring the photography and paintings of Steve McGuire.

Carnegie Midtown Library from December through February: Julie Heim’s art is featured on the mantels.

Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine: featuring artists, Jesse Clay, Louise Eggleston, Chris Haik, Alicia Farris and Sarah Rasul. Delmar location, Darlene Prater and Sandra Letson. 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.

Call to Artists: 24th Annual (juried) Senior Exhibit  (ages 60 plus)   at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in March. It is time to start planning and learn more by downloading the application by clicking  here  Studio 55 is one of the sponsors.

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. 

January 24, 2019, (Thursday)

5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

with Jerry Hatch Professor  Emeritus from MSU

The free workshop is sponsored

by Friends of the Art Museum (FOSAM)

and Studio 55 Arts Guild

All materials are furnished
Springfield Art Museum

1111 E. Brookside Dr. Springfield

Seating is limited to 30 people each session, and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, contact Sandra Letson: or call 417-496-1838. 

Hatch taught sculpture and drawing in the Art and Design Department (MSU) from 1974 until 2015 when he retired. At this art talk and workshop he will share his knowledge of  the history of “Silverpoint” drawing (that includes other kinds of metal besides silver, like platinum, gold, copper, bronze, lead, aluminum, zinc, and magnesium) done on coated medium. Many of the lovely drawings by da Vinci and Rembrandt were created using ‘metal points’ and they are still used today by artists for its fine, subtle qualities. During the workshop you will learn to draw/write with a metal point. No drawing experience is needed. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. 

To read the Springfield Art Museum Quarterly Newsletter click here

Adam Schwartz, creator of Silver Foxx Studio, will share examples of his photography, tell a little about his background and discuss why using high quality professional grade images of your art will boost your chances of success in juried shows.  He will also examine what to consider when photographing your own art or hiring someone to accomplish this for you. Adam said: "You only get one chance to make a first impression, so why ruin that chance during a juried art show or competition using a poor quality image?"  Please check out his website by clicking on the following link: Silver Foxx Studio  

After medically retiring due to combat related injuries in Iraq, Adam turned to photography as a means of Therapy. He bought his first camera in the summer of 2016 and since then he has; photographed the Standing Rock Protest in North Dakota (December of 2016), worked with an apparel company in New York, has been in 5 gallery showings locally as well as D.C. and Iowa, this year alone two of his photos took first place in the state of Missouri, one of which went on to win 1st place both Regionally and Nationally, and most recently his image was published on the front cover of a magazine. In late 2017 he created the SILVER FOXX brand. 

Adam Schwartz

First Friday Art Walk: January 4, ​Please see the First Friday Art Walk website  here  to learn about the locations and artists.

  •  Fresh Gallery: John Whytock is the featured artist at Fresh plus other members Dolores Bauer, Nancy Brown Dornan, Lea Dingman, Farley Lewis, Joe Malesky, Deborah Whytock and CONGRATULATIONS to Rick Atwell for being chosen as a new member. Fresh Gallery is situated at 400 W. Walnut at the SW corner of Campbell and Walnut in downtown Springfield. See Fresh Gallery Website  here  for more information.

Saturday, January 12th: John Whytock reception at Fresh Gallery 

from 3:00-5:00 p.m. John is the artist of the month. Come enjoy John's art, refreshments and music at the Gallery in downtown Springfield.