March 2019 Newsletter 

March 13, 2019  Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Peter Nielebock

"Stained Glass" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield

​​Peter Nielebock will show us a variety of stained glass, tools he uses, explain different techniques, the laws of physics he has to consider, use of patterns and cost of materials in creating a piece of art. He will display several of his creations including wall hung displays and a floor lamp.

Nielebock grew up in Berlin Germany and moved with his family to the United States in 1966. He was drafted into US Army and served in Vietnam for one year. After finishing his tour of duty he decided to re-enlisted and was trained as an air traffic controller. He retired in 1990. During his last year in the army he was stationed in upstate New York and decided to take a class in stain glass which was offered in a craft store on the base. He used a pattern to create a sun catcher and this was the only pattern her ever used. Peter shared: "working with glass is a never ending challenge and I am still learning what not to do, or coming up with a plan B. I look for unique pieces of glass and create a picture, looking for harmony or contrast. Once I I have determined the dimensions, I make a sketch, start with the piece of glass that inspired me and then build upon it" ​Click here for Peter's Facebook Page.

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Congratulations to Meike Aton: On February 13, Springfield Art Museum hosted the 1Million Cups 5th anniversary Business Expo. Meike’s table received ‘best in show’ honors. There were a number of artists at the event and we congratulate Meike for this honor.

Jury Room at the Judicial Building, 1111 Boonville: Meike Aton’s art will hang through spring. More of Meike’s paintings can be viewed here 

Fresh Gallery: Studio 55 members, Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, Alicia Farris, Farley Lewis, Cheryl Vowels, John Whytock  and Deborah Whytock are member of Fresh Gallery. You can see their art and that of other artists at 400 W. Walnut on the SW corner of Campbell and Walnut in downtown Springfield. Deborah Whytock is the feature artist this month at Fresh Gallery. DATE for the Reception is March 9th, 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

See Fresh Gallery Website here  for more information.​

Call to Artists for the "Phelps Grove Art in the Garden Tour" Please contact Vicki Trippe at 417-865-6333, right away if you are interested in reserving a spot. You can also email her at  download more information here    NO CHARGE

Carol Snyder is hanging in the Sky Gallery at the Branson, Springfield airport for the “Still Life” show.
Show hangs through May 30, 2019. 

Carol is also showing three new pieces for the Astronomy show at Drury’s, C Street gallery, reception on March 1, 5-8pm. C Street gallery is located on Commercial St. downtown Springfield. 
Refreshments served. Show will hang until March 31, 2019. C Street gallery hours 10-1 Monday-Friday. 

First picture is “Unity.”  Second picture is “Star Burst.”  Third picture is “Colliding Stars.” 

Workshops and classes by members Meike Aton, Tracy Bruton, Greg Chappell, Audrey Bottrell Parks, Farley Lewis, Darlene Prater, John Whytock and Ursula Wollenberg can be found  by clicking here 

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, March 1st Art Walk through March 2, 2019, Julie Blackmon: "Midwest Materials" and Jane Troup: "Fauna and Flora". Location: 215 W. Mill, (417) 8366794  MSU website here    Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays

Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine: featuring artists, Rick Atwell, Jesse Clay, Louise Eggleston, Chris Haik, Sarah Rasul and Joshua Beecher. 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 is charged.

"We should be taught NOT to wait for inspiration to start something new. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." Frank Tibolt, author of "A Touch Of Greatness"

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. 

Alicia Farris'interview in The Art of Watercolour International magazine, Issue #33 is now available at Barnes and Noble.  She won first place in the International Reader's competition in the #32 issue and received a 4-page interview as part of her honor.  Alicia will be traveling to teach in the coming weeks but will offer more local workshops in the late spring/summer.  Please check in with her workshop schedule on her website: click here  

FINAL Call to Artists:  60 and over, The Twenty Fourth Annual Senior Art Exhibition is March 20 – April 11, 2019, at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, All works must be hand-delivered to the Fuldner Lounge at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts onMonday, March 18, 2019, works must be delivered between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Works delivered after 3:00 p.m. will not be accepted. CLICK HERE for guide - lines and the forms to accompany your entry. 

From Elisa Kruger:I will be the featured artist at Bookmarx Bookstore (325 E. Walnut) for First Friday Art Walk on March 1st.  The art will continue to hang all month.

All Studio 55 Arts Guild members are invited to attend a meeting of Drury University's Institute for Mature Learners. The Mature Learners group meets on the campus of the university most Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 in order to hear Featured Speakers as they discuss a wide range of interesting, informative and timely topics. There are approximately 100 current members with 40-60 attending each meeting. If you would like to continue to learn as well as socialize with an interesting group of people, be sure to visit the Mature Learners' website by Googling “Drury IML.” Then click on “Current Offerings” to see the list of upcoming Featured Speakers and related topics. If you'd like, visit with our Studio 55 member, Mike Carlie, to learn more about Mature Learners. You can usually find Mike at our Studio 55 meetings or you can email him at


To read the Springfield Art Museum Jan-March Newsletter:click here

Congratulations to Ted Thurman  for being juried into the Sky Gallery Show at the Springfield Branson Airport.

Ted Thurman also shared a Call for Artists invitation from the Art Sync Gallery and Gift Shop in Boliver Missouri. This is in April and is for everyone to enter. Prices will be awarded  CLICK HERE to download the Call for Artists form and learn about  the "Spring Has Sprung" Exhibit.

Ken Richardson is exhibiting in the following venues:

Still Life Show Springfield/Branson Regional Airport through May

Big Modern Pop-up Show in conjunction with Fresh Gallery  First Friday Art Walk March April
On the corner of Campbell and College

Modern Myths and Muses  Springfield Regional Arts Council Creamery

Eric Ray
Currently has a small show (25 pieces) at Swank Salon in Springfield that runs through the end of March.
Swank Salon, 3657 E Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65809
Eric said: "The show covers an example of about three years of my work, all are in pen and ink.
There is no cost for the show in one of Springfield standout hair salons."  Click here for Eric's Website