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Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado: 

The Dunnegan Gallery in Bolivar is a hidden jewel in Southwest MO. We made it over for the Luster Exhibit to see this outstanding collection of automotive art. Our friend Joseph Santos work is included in this collection. He is an excellent watercolor artist who has been in Watercolor U.S.A. several times. We should all put this gallery on our regular visit list. It’s a wonderful gallery space, and they have a very fine permanent collection. Please check the hours before you make a trip, they are limited.  511 N Pike Ave, Bolivar, MO, Phone: (417) 326-3438.


Dawna Middleton:

I made the April Juried  non Member Show at Fresh Gallery.

I sure miss everyone.


Steve McGuire:

Photography by Steve McGuire!

Georgine Verlin:

I have daffodils blooming in every one of my flower beds!

Judy Ferguson:  

Join the "Monday Painters"

Monday Painters is a social painting and drawing group that meets every Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 pm. There are no lessons, just a time of working on our art and drinking coffee with each other. A teacher is available, if needed. Anyone is welcome. If you are interested, you can call Judy Ferguson at 417-848-9908 or just drop by Splatter Art Studio. 


Audrey Bottrell Parks:   We're back in limited business!

Pastel Explorations
April 15 & 16
9:00 - 4:00
Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S. Lone Pine Springfield, MO
$150.00  plus $10 studio fee for the two days
Not sure how, to use pastels?  What kind do I need?  Hard, soft, pencils pan?  What kind of paper do I use?   This two day workshop will help answer those questions and give you an opportunity to try out pastels with three different techniques!  With a simple subject, we will paint it three times using different paper and techniques.  You will know what works best for you! Limited seating to 10 students.  Registration required.

Back to the Drawing Board!
First Tuesday of the month starting May 4th
9:00 - 12:00
Splatter Art Studio 4160 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO
$30 plus $5 studio fee
Open to my current students who have gone through the basic drawing course.  Students bring in works for critique, projects they are working on or getting started with a new lesson.  All individual instruction and guidance in all kinds of mediums.  Students must have already been in my class and preferably gone through the 8 week basic drawing course. Limited seating to 10 students.  Registration required.

Everyone Can Learn to Draw!  8 Week Basic Course
June 8 - July 27
1:00 - 3:00
Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S.Lone Pine Springfield, MO
$140 early bird registration (ends April 30th)
$160  after April 30th
plus $5 per day studio fee
"I can't even draw a stick figure!"  "I wasn't born with any creative talent."  "I can't draw people."  If you have said any of these statements, I've got good news for you!  YOU CAN DRAW!!  Not only that, but you can learn to draw really well!  After teaching for more than 40 years, I have seen it over and over again.  Maybe you can draw but you want to get better.  This class is also for you!
Limited seating to 10 students.  Registration required.  Register early and save $20!

That's what I've got going on right now.  I hope everyone is doing well and ready to get back to creating and connecting

Audrey Bottrell Parks, Audrey Bottrell Fine Art & Instruction, LLC   (417) 848-0894

Ramona Gist:

The three paintings I submitted to Fresh Gallery Juried Competition and Exhibition were all accepted! 

So excited! My painting “Hummingbird Sonata” Sold at Fresh Gallery!!


Ann Kynion:

I have three paintings in the Fresh Juried Show...

Urban Sketchers of Springfield are now meeting every week at a different location..the schedule is on the facebook group page. April 3 we will be at the Springfield Nature Center as there is a native plant sale in addition to the facility itself.

SWMO Women's Artist retreat is full for May but the artists are meeting at Splatter on the first Thursday of the month.


Claire Barber: “Sticks and Stones”
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I am so pleased that one of my Fauxbotz was selected to be exhibited in the Springfield Fresh Gallery Juried Art Show taking place April 2 through April 30, 2021.
I began making these little ornamental robots out of recycled materials a couple of years ago. They have evolved into what I call my “Fauxbotz”. Most of the rusted fasteners and used parts like old circuit boards and watch fragments have come from garage sales and/or generous friends. I get my wood from scrap piles and the Home Depot free trash bin located at the back of the store where they saw wood for customers. If the metal objects aren’t rusted enough, I help them along with a mix of vinegar, salt and hydrogen peroxide. I also occasionally use a rust colored mix of acrylic paints. Each of the little Fauxbotz have their own personality and all are made with love symbolized by a little handmade steampunk heart. 

The challenge for me has been getting these mini Fauxbotz to stand upright. Through trial and error I have found that screwing in two wooden beads at the bottom and then attaching a large washer with glue works well. 

The Studio 55 Arts Guild programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19, please be safe and you will be updated as to when we will be able to have meetings and programs again.

Gary Tebbenkamp, Chair, Studio 55 Exhibits Committee, (417) 234-2868

Following is the schedule for exhibits that has been confirmed:
Currently showing: Elliott Robinson CPA Gallery through April. Pick up your art 9-10 am Thursday April 29th
Schweitzer Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd., Springfield, May- June, 2021 Download Information Here
Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, Aug. 29-October 2, 2021
Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Springfield, Dec. 2021-February 2022. 

Information about exhibit requirements for Studio 55 members will be forthcoming as we move closer to each exhibit. Please contact me if you have questions regarding these venues. 

2021 Fresh Gallery Juried Show (Non Members):   

Congratulations to Studio 55 artists who were accepted into the Fresh Gallery juried art show: Dawna Middleton, Peter Neilebock, Andi Snethern, Ann Kynion, Ramona Gist, Jerri Loveland, Carol Snyder, Ursula Wollenberg and Claire Barber.  Some photos of 
Fresh Gallery
401 N Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-9300 Fresh Gallery is open 11 am- 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday and Mondays by Appointment.
Location: 401 North Boonville, Springfield, Mo 65806.

To learn about local art events, please sign up for Springfield Regional Arts Council's Weekly arts calendar,  please email the Director of Marketing & Development at  or  click here  to access their website.

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: 

Cheryl Vowels, Farley Lewis, Mike Myers, Nancy Brown Dornan and Rebecca Lewis Smith.

Fresh Gallery is open 11 am- 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday and Mondays by Appointment.

Location: 401 North Boonville, Springfield, Mo 65806. Website

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Susie Sharpe:

Susie Sharpe

Physician Outlook Magazine is featuring my paintings on the front and back cover, and my story inside of their current issue!

My story as a physician-artist was published in Authority Magazine and  Thrive Global Magazine in February.   ( 

March was my highest art sale month ever.  

I got accepted to show my artwork in New York (Hamtons  Art Fair) in August.  I am so thrilled. 

With Warm regards, 

Artist: Https://
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Jerri Loveland:
I was delighted to get into the show at Fresh Gallery.

My artworks are:  "Lilies Ablaze" and "Raining Coneflowers", both acrylic paintings.


Alicia Farris:

I have stayed busy doing lots of interesting commission projects and am very grateful to be in my new studio space to do my work.  I have taught online here and there and plan to teach a mini beginning online acrylic workshop April 8 through Drury and SRAC to aid the "Artists' Relief Fund" , looking forward to getting back to a full schedule of teaching in person, what I most love!  

So far in 2021, I'm honored to be sending my painting, "Hesitation" to Quincy Florida for inclusion in the 44 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society and "The Observer" to Dixon, Illinois for the 37th National Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society and "Strength and Struggle" will be included in the  51st International online Exhibition of the Louisiana Watercolor Society.   (Louisiana and Illinois WC Society Exhibits were first time entries for me this year)  I'll also thrilled to be included in 2021 Watercolor USA! 

I hope everyone is enjoying creating and I very much look forward to being able to gather again soon!


Studio 55 members are exhibiting their art (now until April 29th) at the Elliott Robinson CPA Art Gallery  located at 2305 S. Blackman Road, Suite D, Springfield, MO. The exhibit is typically open during regular business hours but you might call (417-887-0585) to verify hours of viewing. Congratulations:
Eleanor Berger, Rebecca Burrell, Ken Burstin, Carol Chappell, Greg Chappell, Jesse Clay, Nancy Day, Louise Eggleston, Judy Ferguson, Chris Haik, Shae Johnson, Elisa Kruger, Jerri Loveland, Steve McGuire, Dawna Middleton, Nancy Niewald, Albert Shelton, Andi Snethern, Carol Snyder and Vivian Verbeek. Click here  to see the photos of the exhibit


Studio 55 Arts Guild Newsletter

April 2021

Meike Aton:

My show ‘Tropical Oceans’ a collection of 20 plus paintings honoring the Oceans continues to be featured at LaBelle Gallery, 325 E Walnut Street, next to Bookmarx. Five new ocean paintings are also at the airport for ‘wide open spaces’

Branson Convention Center is featuring a collection of my black/white super textural abstracts.

Meike Aton  Workshops: “Painting From The Heart”   Join us to loosen up and get it out!
 April 15,, 2021  full  10-4pm limited to 5 participants
 April 16, 2021 10-4pm,  limited to 5 participants  Since the class is limited to 5 participants, you will get lots of personal attention.

Call for your reservation: 417-343-3481

 Location:  Meike Aton Art Studio: 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300

Try my Free online workshop:
See my Art Work at IG and FB
Visit my Studio/Gallery at  1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300 Springfield, Mo 65804

Sherri Davis:

​Hello Studio 55 gang,

I have been busy painting, remodeling a bathroom and playing with grandkids.  I have had the privilege to be fully vaccinated so I’m hoping it will feel safer to go out and mingle with my art friends soon. 

I did an event this past weekend where I displayed my art in Republic, MO. at a boutique sales event. I did make a few sales and thanks to friends that came out to support me, I’ll call it a success. I shared a booth space with the lovely fiber and encaustic artist, Becky White. This was the first event we have done since purchasing pro-panels to display our art. The booth looked lovely if I do say so myself. This was a trial run for our booth set up and we are hoping to do a few more events, indoors only. If anyone knows of an established event that might be a good fit for us please let me know.

I have cards and prints currently available at Sweet Peas Vintage and more, in Ozark, Mo. Or by contacting me directly.

Hoping everyone is staying healthy and safe.