Meike Aton Open House with guest artist Amy Kallmat

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Swank Salon: Opening reception with Darlene Prater and Steve Dusenberry

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July 12th Meeting of  Studio 55 Art Guild Featured 

The Work Of Painter David Tummons 
Creator on Several Levels

David Tummons, a 1969 graduate of Hillcrest High School owner of Swank Salon on East Sunshine, is a noted and exhibited painter of a style he calls "Impressionistic Realism". In high school and the beginning of his art career he drew in a photo realistic style. Now he works in a much looser style.

Many of the paintings feature horses, which have always been part of Tummons’ life. “I grew up in a rodeo environment,” he said, “and have enjoyed creating pieces that remind me of that period in my life. My folks had a quarter horse business north of Springfield.”

“I have a tendency to march to the beat of a different drummer,” Tummons wrote in his artist’s statement. “I believe all people have some form of God-given talent; mine started early in the form of drawing. (My) pieces were originally more photo realistic, but I began to feel the need to let my energy and imagination go a little crazy.” Learn more about Tummons and his art at:

The program will start at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 65804. Admission is free and open to the public. Following the presentation, Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild members and visitors are invited to participate in an artist “show and share." 
Above written by Deal Toney.

ArtTalk by Evan Wright
Thursday, July 20, 6:30- 7:30 PM
Springfield Art Museum

1111 East Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO

Please join the Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild and the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM)  
as they present “Letters in Abstract” with graphic artist Evan Wright. Wright is an artist, illustrator, and designer who derives inspiration from graffiti and typographic forms and routinely uses spray paint, acrylics, and digital software in his work. 

Wright will present a brief overview of the history of modern graffiti and its fine art derivatives, discuss his own graffiti-inspired works, and lead the group in a hands-on demo. 

This event is free and open to the public and all materials will be provided. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Email Sandra Letson at or call her at 417-869-7812 to reserve your spot. This will be a fun event!

Evan Wright is a Production Artist at Bass Pro Shops — Springfield, MO, USA

Bus Trip to Crystal Bridges: Thursday, July 13, 2017 

If you have reserved a seat on the bus, please be at the church by 7:30 am

Questions call Joan Bowen, 417-720-4583 

Welcome New Members for June: Connie Stone and Nadine Ellman

Health Concerns:
One of our members, Judith McClung , fell and has undetermined injuries due to a fall on July 6th.  She is presently at Mercy Hospital room 3107 Bed 2. Please send cards.

Guild Exhibits:

Schweitzer Brentwood Library Guild Exhibit: through July 29th 
2214 Brentwood Boulevard, Springfield
Members exhibiting are Lea Dingman, Mike Carlie, Louise Eggleston, Jessie Schwartz,Vivian Terbeek, Rita Jacob, Richard Atwell, Nancy Dornan, Janene Moser, Chris Haik, Judy Ferguson, Judy Atena, Ramona Gist, Elle Berger, Kathy Luna, Ruth Penaherrera-Norton, Julie Heim and Jane Summers.
Pickup your unsold artwork Sat. July 29th, 9-10 am

Schweitzer Brentwood Library Guild Exhibit: July 31st through August 29
Registration is required:
Sign up sheets at the meeting (limit 1) or contact Louise Eggleston at 417-616-1139, or email her at, 20% commission will go to the library on sold art work
Drop off date July 31st 9-10 am
Pick up unsold artwork August 29th, 9-10 am

Exhibits by Members:

Thursday, July 13, 3-7 pm

Meike Aton Art Studio Gallery Open House with Guest Artist, Amy Kalimat from Amman Jordan. Amy’s watercolor art is colorful and whimsical, in addition Wade Hall of Tree Frog will be displaying his unique custom wood creations. Come join Meike and her guest artists.
Address: 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Springfield, MO or for details click in this link: ​for more information.

Sunday, July 16th 2-4 pm. You are in Invited a reception honoring 5 artists from 205 Gallery in Ozark! 
Reception will be held at the Pleasant Valley winery in Branson.Come and meet the artists, see some of their work and have some refreshments. From Nancy Day

Swank Salon, Month of July, Darlene Prater and Shannon Bacon are having an art exhibit: “The Many Colors In Which We Live Exhibition”
Address: 3657 E Sunshine St, Springfield, MO. Come support our member Darlene Prater by viewing the exhibit.

Month of July: Bambino's Restaurant at 2810 East Battlefield Road:
members Steve McGuire, Penny Bantle, Darlene Prater and Nancy Dornan's have colorful art and photography for sale at the restaurant. Plan to have lunch and enjoy the art.

Maschino’s Home Store: "Art in the Garden" Juried Exhibit
1715 S. Campbell, Springfield, Free and Open to the Public
Artists include: *Janene Moser, *Chris Haik, *Louise Eggleston, *Jane Waschick, Robert Kraft, Mary Alday, *Vivian Terbeek, *Nancy Day, Dora Elliott, Gretchen Schultz, Julie Zaslow, Honorable Mention*Meike Aton, Deby Gilley, Ann Kynion, *Penny Bantle, and Best in Show *Audrey Bottrell-Parks (*Studio 55 members)
Exhibition thru August 27, Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 6:00 pm

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC), exhibit: "The Big Show" at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, Sky Gallery, May 15 through August 22, 2017, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Several Members have art in this show. More information: 

Alicia Farris Instructor’s Student Exhibit, May 1 through August 1, 2017, Elliot Robinson & Company, LLP, 2305 S. Blackman Rd. Ste. D, Springfield and at Gailey's on Walnut Street. Several members have art in these two shows.

Fresh gallery:
Lea Dingman and Nancy Dornan 

Moon city gallery: Lea Dingman

Donny Bryant massage and therapy: Lea Dingman

Midtown Carnegie Library Dawna Middleton is the featured artist with five pieces until the end of August.

Audrey Bottrell Parks Student Exhibit "Blooming Artists" at the The Library Station

June and July. 

CLASSES: Also here

Audrey's Bottrell Park's Classes:

Jessie Schwartz Classes at Splatter: “ACRYLIC IMPRESSIONS, July 27, August 10 and 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Call Jessie to sign up 417-224-0626
For more information:   

Darlene Prater Classes at Splatter: Mixed media, "Loosen up with Mixed Media" Thursdays

Tracy Livingston Bruton: Classes/Workshops in Drawing and Watercolor By Tracy Livingston Bruton

 Other classes at Splatter Art Studio by non members:

Upcoming Opportunities to Exhibit:

Springfield Art Museum Announces Exhibition Opportunity for Local Artists

Springfield, MO. (May 17, 2017) – The Springfield Art Museum is seeking proposals for exhibition in a new flexible social gallery space that combines exhibitions, retail, and limited beverage service. The Museum encourages submissions from Springfield-based artists working in all media, with particular preference given to two-dimensional work and low-relief sculpture.

Set to open in late October 2017, the gallery portion of this new flex space within the Museum will feature a rotating exhibit titled Art in Our City. Tentatively scheduled for 6 month rotations, Art in Our City will highlight not only local artists, but also the character of Springfield’s unique neighborhoods and will draw out their influence on the artists who inhabit them. Featured artists and neighborhoods will eventually be compiled into a publication, which will in turn be available for purchase in the new retail space.

Museum Director Nick Nelson notes that “Local art and art with local ties is an important part of our collection and exhibitions. This new opportunity creates another intentional layer to those areas, intended to connect people and places through art, and will hopefully serve as a bridge to neighorhoods not traditionally served by the Museum.”

In fact, Nelson says “Recent attendance studies show that 25% of our annual visitors travel over 75 miles to attend the Museum. Art in Our City is a great way to introduce these visitors to the bevvy of talented and creative individuals in our own backyard.” Interested artists can view a detailed “Call For Artists” and apply for consideration of their work at the Museum’s website There is no entry fee associated with this exhibition.

The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit 

Call to Artists: Maschinos Home Store "Outside Art: Springfield’s Sculptures"
Maschino's hosts a two month exhibit of the work of regional artists from August 29 through October 30, 2017.  The theme of the juried show is “Outside Art: Springfield’s Sculptures”.  Spingfield has a rich amount of public sculpture.  The theme is this show was chosen to see how 2D artists interpret 3D art works.In addition to the Public Sculpture noted at www.SculptureWalkSpringfield, there is public sculpture in the Botanical Garden, the campus of Missouri State, the Sports Hall of Fame and Commercial Street.  There are many other spots exhibiting public art, too.

Entry Information: click
Entry Form to accompany your art: click

Table Rock Art Guild Invitation:

The Table Rock Art Guild would like to invite you to the dedication of the Historic Kimberling City Mural that we have painted on the wall of the thrift shop by Rapid Roberts gas station, Hwy 13, Kimberling City Center.
Save the Date: July 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Or come see this mural on a date of your choice
and visit the Table Rock Art Gallery. From Janice Rosenburg, who is also a member of Studio 55!

Visit their website

 Schweitzer Brentwood Library: Please visit the library to see the complete show. Art is hung in 3 areas of the library!