Fresh Gallery

Jason Martin is Fresh Gallery's artist of the month. 

Fresh Gallery is currently accepting applications for new artist members. Application information is here  on Fresh Gallery's website.

As noted above in our schedule of exhibits, Fresh Gallery will be featuring the works of Studio 55 members in August.  Watch for an email soon in July about that opportunity!

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

Carol Chappell and Carol Siano

Studio 55 members Carol Chappell and Carol Siano will have a joint exhibit at Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House, 2708 S. Glenstone, Springfield, from August 10-October 10.  Carol Chappell says she will be presenting "new work that involves using all kinds of paper and other objects to create fun and creative fashions."

Shae Johnson

Studio 55 member Shae Johnson drew this self portrait at a workshop at Chelsie Nicole Contemporary Art Gallery & Atelier, in Ozark. Shae said it is graphite and pan/pencil pastels on Mi-Teintes paper.

Ann Kynion

Congratulations to Studio 55 member Ann Kynion, who was selected by the Missouri Arts Council as a featured artist for the July, along with three other Missouri artists. For more information, visit the Council's website here. Ann's website is here.

During August, Ann is also the featured artist at Tea Bar & Bites, 621 S. Pickwick Ave, Springfield.

Greg Chappell

Studio 55 member Greg Chappel had two art students who won the Missouri Jr. Duck stamp art competition.  One student won her division (4-6 grade) and another student won Best of Show so that her painting went to the National Junior Duck Stamp Championship, placing 14th nationally. The Missouri young artists' paintings will be at the Nature Center in July and at Bass Pro during August.

Tiffany Collins

Studio 55 member Tiffany Collins is the featured artist for July at Lucid TLC Arts Studio & Gallery in Nixa.  The First Saturday Art Show is July 6, from 6-8 p.m., at 111 S. Main St., Nixa, Missouri.  

Springfield Art Museum  current exhibits

The Museum is located at 1111 E. Brookside Drive, Springfield.

"Watercolor USA" opened with a reception on Friday, June 7. Studio 55 member Alicia Farris is among the 77 artists selected for the exhibit.

June 2024 Meeting

Mud Lounge

Studio 55 Arts Guild is proud to be exhibiting members' works at a new location, The Mud Lounge, 321 E. Walnut, Springfield.  We recently switched out the art being displayed, and currently featured are the works of Studio 55 members Meike Aton, Rebecca Burrell, Greg Chappell, Nancy Day, Carol Snyder, Misty Ware and Julie Zaslow.

Studio 55 Arts Guild Program
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM

LOCATION: National Avenue Christian Church
1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO

Program by Steve McGuire

Join us on July 10 to hear from Studio 55 member Steve McGuire.  If you go to exhibits in Springfield, you've seen his photography and paintings at such places as Obelisk Home, Bambinos Italian Cafe, Sky Gallery, The Creamery Center, and other locations. He majored in Art & Graphic Design at Missouri State University and has taught at OTC.

After leaving college, Steve started McGuire Design Group, a freelance graphic design studio helping clients with their advertising and marketing needs. He specializes in airbrush, painting, colored pencil, computer graphics and photography.

You can see more of Steve's art and photography at his website.

July 2024

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: Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Dana Neuenschwander, Andi Snethern, and Ursula Wollenberg.


Studio 55 members including Tiffany Collins, Peggy Dyke, Leta Sapp, Ruth Pennaherrera-Norton, Meike Aton, and LaDonna Greiner are exhibiting their fine art and photography at Bambinos on 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield.


Classes taught by Studio 55 members and related organizations are located here.  If you have classes to add, please email them to

Walnut Street Inn

Studio 55 members Rick Atwell and Jane Troup are Walnut Street Inn’s featured artists at 900 E. Walnut Ave., Springfield.

LaDonna Greiner

In June and July, Studio 55 member LaDonna Greiner is displaying her photographs at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library in her exhibit, "Reminders of Summertime in the Ozarks." That Library is located at 2214 Brentwood Blvd, Springfield. She also shows and sells her photos on metal and in print at Lucid TLC in Nixa.

It was a beautiful day for a fabulous presentation by painter Jane Troup. We had a large and lively crowd that presented Jane with some interesting questions. We always learn so much when artists break down not only the how, but most importantly, the why. Thank you for your incredible insights, Jane.

Here are some photos from the June meeting.

First Friday Art Walk

Participating venues and locations are available here.  There is no official Art Walk in July.

Mindy Tillery

Studio 55 member Mindy Tillery will be the featured artist for August at Fresh Gallery, 401 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO.  Included next to this text is one of her pieces, "Entering Eden," which will be part of that exhibit. In June, Mindy was also a featured artist at Tea Bar & Bites in Springfield.

According to her bio, her creative process "always begins with the exploration and experimentation of layering various pigments while working with encaustics (beeswax + tree resin ) by building up the surface as well as excavating the layers to achieve a multi-dimensional visual experience. Her abstracted figurative integrations come from her curious fascination with beauty, flora, fauna, fashion, sacred geometry and astronomy as well as profound truths discovered in poetry, including music, dance, meditation, philosophy and prayer."

Mindy encourages Studio 55 members to check out the information on Fresh Gallery's website where Fresh is accepting applications for new artist members. You can find information that here.

Meike Aton

Studio 55 member Meike Aton is hosting a Gallery Open House on July 11, 4-6:30 p.m., at 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building K-300, in Springfield. 

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Andi Snethern

Studio 55 member Andi Snethern was the featured artist at Hotel Vandivort in June. From July 17 through August 10, she will also have 3 paintings on display for the 20th Annual Juried Art Show at Images Art Gallery in Overland Park, KS. Finally, Andi will have a solo show with the Neosho Arts Council at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce from July 6 through August 21.


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. 

Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home has monthly participation in First Friday Art Walk and many other exhibits year-round at 214 W. Phelps Street, Springfield. Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 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.


Contact: or 417-234-2868 for more information.


Ongoing exhibits:  Ongoing exhibits featuring Studio 55 members include Bambinos Restaurant (2810 Battlefield Road and Lone Pine, Springfield) and the Walnut Street Inn (900 E. Walnut, Springfield). Contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838, to apply or for more information about these two exhibits. Featured artists are Meike Aton, Rick Atwell, Tiffany Collins, Peggy Dyke, LaDonna Greiner, Ruth Peñaherrera-Norton, Leta Sapp, and Jane Troup. Congratulations to Leta who has sold four paintings.

The Mud Lounge, 321 E. Walnut St., Springfield.  Studio 55 members now exhibiting at the Mud Lounge include Meike Aton, Rebecca Burrell, Greg Chappell, Nancy Day, Carol Snyder, Misty Ware and Julie Zaslow. At the end of July, new art will be added.

The Holland Building, 205 Park Central East, Springfield. Theme: "Something Springfield." To be rescheduled in 2025, because the originally scheduled date this year was not part of a First Friday event. Watch for a future email about this.

The Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield. Theme: "Wonders of Nature." Drop off art Saturday, August 3, 9-10 a.m. Pick up art Saturday, Sept. 21, 9-10 a.m.  Watch for an email in July about this exhibit.

Fresh Gallery, 401 N. Boonville, Springfield, will host an exhibit of Studio 55 members' art during August.  More details will follow in July. 

Elliott Robinson, CPA Firm, 2305 S. Blackman Road, Suite D, Springfield. Theme: "Art Inspired By Light." September-December 2024.  More information to follow with instructions and drop-off dates.

Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport.  Studio 55 is invited to display art at Sky Gallery from December 2024-February 2025.  Art must be at least 36" on each side.  More information will follow about this opportunity. 

Jason Martin

Jason Martin is Fresh Gallery's featured artist for July.  Although there is no official First Friday Art Walk this month, you can see Jason's work such as the painting in the photo next to this text along with many others at Fresh Gallery, 401 N. Boonville, Springfield during July. 

Jason is a self-taught sign painter with over 35 years of experience.  He says he is fascinated "with bright, bold colors, especially fluorescent ones. I love curves, stripes, polka dots, letters, and symbols." Currently, he paints mainly with acrylic on canvas and occasionally adds sign painting enamel because he likes the "flow."  "Through color and well-balanced design, I strive to bring feelings of joy, happiness, and optimism into people’s lives. I believe bright, lively art can lift the spirit of an individual or a gathering of many."

Lucid TLC Arts LLC, Studio & Gallery

Lucid TLC Arts is now at its new location, 111 S. Main St., Nixa. Check out our classes page on this website for more information about the many classes and workshops there. More information is available here.