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Studio 55 Monthly Meeting​​

Wednesday, March 14th
1:00 p.m.

Program: “Exhibit Design”

Speaker: Cindy Quayle, Artist

and Exhibitions Manager at the Springfield Art Museum

National Avenue Christian Church
1515 South National Ave.

Cindy Quayle’s topic will be exhibition design used in the Springfield Art Museum and will include preparation, gallery selection, colors, setting and graphics. The focus will be how to create a cohesive design with the artwork for enhanced visitor experience. A Power Point presentation and a scale model of the museum galleries will be used to demonstrate the lay-out of a design.

Quayle has been the Exhibitions Manager at the art museum for 9 ½ years. Before assuming this position, she owned a gallery for 8 years in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her work included custom archival framing, maintaining an exhibit space for a fixed group of artists, as well as rotating monthly exhibitions with outside artists. Classrooms were also included in the space for semi-private and group art instruction in varied media and styles. Quayle is also an artist, paints primarily in oils, and enjoys both studio and plein air painting.”

Members and guests are invited to “show and share” their art following the speaker. Please email to register.

Cindy Quayle is the co-owner of Quayle's Nest Studio with her husband Allen St-Onge. See more of her art on her Facebook Page here

Thursday, March 8th ArtTalk

6:30 p.m.

“From Vision to the Visual"

By Artist Mike Buesking

Springfield Art Museum Community Room

1111 East Brookside Drive

Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) and Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild are please to present a free public ArtTalk/Workshop by Mike Buesking. He will share his journey as a developing artist, as well as show some of his recent oil paintings and drawings.

Buesking has taught at Evangel University since 1991 and the ArtTalk and is familiar with the sometimes-uneasy relationship between Christianity, spirituality, and the visual arts. He said: " How does one deal artistically with spiritual ideas without the work seeming histrionic, trite or cliché?" Bring your questions and learn more about how this artist uses scripture for inspiration for some of his paintings. Seating is limited. To reserve your place call Sandra Letson: 417.496.1838 or email ​

The Twenty-Third Annual Senior Art Exhibition: Age 60+

  • Art due on March 5: 1:00-3:00 
  • Reception: Changed to March 8th: 6:30-8:00 pm with the awards presentation at 7:00 pm Location: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for The Performing Arts (525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway)
  • Jurors are Judy Ferguson, Steve McGuire and Charles Summey.
  • Art may be viewed Weekdays (M.-F.) from 10-5 until April 10th Juanita K. Hammons Hall for The Performing Arts (525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway)
  • Art Exhibited is to be picked up following the exhibit on April 12, between 9-11 am. 

Watercolor USA 2018: March 6th: DEADLINE for entries 

  • More information can be found here

Congratulations to Larry DeGraff who was awarded Best in Show ($1000)

at the 3rd Annual National Juried Plein Air Show for his oil painting

“The Grassy Shore”. Three of his other entries were also accepted.

You may visit this show at The Rice Gallery: 4829 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas.

For more information:

Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, Lois Reeves and members of the Springfield Porcelain Artists are having an exhibit during March, location: 2214 Brentwood Boulevard

Jury room of the Judicial Courts Building

Lois Reeves Solo Exhibit

1010 Boonville 

Viewing is best done on Fridays between 9 and 4pm.

Anyone who has served on jury duty will be familiar with this location.

To apply to exhibit call Ramona Gist, 417-818-3275. To learn more 

about Lois click here:


Fresh Gallery: 400 W. Walnut, Larry DeGraff is the featured artist in March. Other Studio 55 artists are Lea Dingman and Nancy Dornan. Fresh Gallery is home to 20 Springfield area artists who have been juried in as members of the collective gallery which they all share in operating. You can learn more here

Fresh Gallery 2018 Open Juried Competition applications are now available!  Drop-off dates for artwork - March 30 or March 31, 2018.  Applications/information may be printed here or picked up at the gallery any time Tuesday-Saturday 11-6pm, W. 400 Walnut.

Obelisk Home: “Passion for Life”: The Art of Susie Sharpe​ Show runs through the Month of March,

214 West Phelps Street. See Photos at the bottom of this page. Also read News Leader article here

Bambinos Restaurants: members, Chris Haik, Louise Eggleston, Steve McGuire, Robert Kraft, Penny Bantle, and Darlene Prater plus selected area artists are exhibiting and their art is for sale. All 3 locations. Contact Sandra Letson to apply: 417-496-1838. No commission is charged if your art is sold and there is no fee to exhibit or sell your art.

Center for Plastic Surgery: Penny Bantle Solo Exhibit runs through the end of April. Her art is located in the hallway on the 5th floor, and at the nurses' station within the Center located at 3555 S National Ave #501. Open Monday through Ftleriday, 8-5.


Maschino’s Home Store: “Dreams of the New Year”

through March 26. Congratulation to two of

our members: Robert Kraft received the

Judges award (second place) for his image titled

"The Road Less Traveled"

Dawna Middleton was awarded honorable

mention for her painting “Guidance of Awareness”


The Next Show at Maschino’s features artists from Central High School. Beginning March 27. Reception to be announced.
After this exhibit the subject for the next two open shows will be “Animals, People, Fun and Funny People” and “Springfield’s Outdoor Sculpture”


Mystery Box Contest: This is an Artist Contest put together by the Finley River Fine Art Association

205 E South St, in Ozark, MO. (417) 581-8222
2D or 3D art are accepted. Cash prizes for winners!

Come by the Gallery and get a box and pay the $5 entry fee and find out what is inside the box and create

your art from the inspiration of the contents! 
The Gallery is open Wed-Fri 10-3pm and Saturday 10-1.
Art due: May 9-11, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Reception: May 11th at 6-7pm at Finley River Gallery Downtown Ozark.

March Newsletter 2018

The Healing.of the Blind Man

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