Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: 

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

Guest artist Dawna Middleton, June, July and August

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

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

CANVAS is a publication about the members of Studio 55.  Please submit information for publication to 

Alicia Farris:

On July 1 and 2nd, I'll be teaching a watercolor workshop called, Painting LIFE in Watercolor, where we'll discuss and practice adding figures to the landscape.  For details on this one, please see my website Alicia Farris Fine Art or the Splatter Art Studio website,  PAINTING LIFE in Watercolor with Alicia Farris — Splatter Art + Studio

 If you are interested in taking a "Color and Expression! Painting Animals in Watercolor" workshop from me ONLINE, this one will be very fun and extremely well organized, as it will be through Cheap Joe's!  The dates are July 12-15.  There will be a few hours of painting/demo time, on the 12 and 13th, then a day off to paint individually and receive individual critique and discussion from me on the 14th, then we'll re-convene on the 15th for a final day of painting.  The workshop will be forever accessible for participants through Cheap Joe's private YouTube page!  Please see details here:   Note: there is a deadline for sign-up but when the workshop is at capacity, registration will be closed, even if before the sign-up deadline.  If you have questions about this or either of the other workshops, just let me know.

Thanks all.  Looking forward to seeing you and looking forward to painting with you!! 


Claire Barber

My Driftwood Nativity Scene will be exhibited at the Springfield Regional Art Council’s Annual Members Show, June 4 - July 30, 2021 at The Creamery Arts Center.


Ken Richardson

I have a painting in the Big Show at the Springfield airport.


 Heat Wave
24” x 40”
Unstretched canvas, acrylic and spray paint

Following is the schedule for past, current, and future exhibits. Others will be added when confirmed:

  • Elliott Robinson CPA Gallery: January through April. To view the exhibit on UTUBE: Click here 

  •  Exhibit: Schweitzer Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd., Springfield, May 1 to June 30,  2021   Pick up your art On Wednesday, June 30, between 9 and 10 am.

  • 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. Studio 55 Showcase - The Sky Gallery will host a body of work comprised of Studio 55 Artist members showcasing a variety of mediums, techniques, and concepts.

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. 

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

Congratulations to Alicia Farris and Les Hagemann for being chosen for the 2021 Watercolor USA exhibit! 

Alicia's painting"Behind the Shades" is shown here.

Audrey Bottrell Parks Class

"Everyone Can Learn to Draw!"  8 Week Basic Course Basic Drawing Course
June 8 - July 27  (one place left)

1:00 - 3:00 pm: full

5:30 - 7:30 pm (2nd class added because of the overwhelming interest)
Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S. Lone Pine Springfield, MO

"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. First class full and Second class is half full, so hurry to register!

To register, or learn more contact Audrey Bottrell Parks  (417) 848-0894

Congratulations Dawna Middleton

I was chosen as the guest artist at Fresh Gallery for June, July & August.

I will also have a table at the Summer Solstice Event at The Great Escape Beer Works on June 19th.


Fresh Gallery Class

Fused Glass Bird Garden Stake Class by member Cheryl Vowels
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 11 AM at Fresh Gallery 401 North Boonville

Add some bling to your garden with your very own bird garden stake! Join us on Tuesday, June 15th from 11 am-5 pm to create a garden stake. Participants will be able to pick up their garden stakes within 5-6 days at Fresh Gallery during business hours.

• Beginners - Ages 12+; An adult must accompany children under age 16.
• Cost: $40, Friends of Fresh $35
• Time: 2 hours
• Instructor: Cheryl Vowels

Please, no walk-ins. To safely distance, we request that you pre-register. We are only taking six guests per time slot. Adults accompanying their children for the class are not counted. 

Sign-up today using the link below!

June 2021

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery
401 North Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-9300 Fresh Gallery is open for the First Friday Art Walk and regular hours are 11 am- 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday, also Mondays by Appointment.
Location: 401 North Boonville, Springfield, M
o 65806.

Susie Sharpe:

I did another podcast last week titled "It's never too late to pursue your dream"; story of my life as a physician-artist.  

Here is the link.

Warm regards, 


Artist: Https://
Susie Sharpe Art on Facebook 
Susie Sharpe on Instagram

Medical Director
Mercy Clinic at Paul Mueller

Members please send your news to  Thanks, Sandra Letson

Join us on Facebook by clicking here or find us at 

Newsletters with information about past programs, exhibits and activities may be found by clicking here or click on the tab above called Archived Newsletters.

Meike Aton:

My show ‘Tropical Oceans’ is a collection of 20 plus paintings honoring the Oceans and 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’
The two pieces shown here, I created during the live painting I did at Artsfest on Walnut Street and are on display and available for purchase at the creamery.

Workshops at Meike Aton Art Studio!

Reservations are required for all classes: 417-343-3481

  • Texture Painting Part I Thursday June 17, 2021, 10-4pm Fee $105 call today for the discounted rate of $95. Includes goody  bag of specialty materials. After some initial discussion of composition, You’ll get to play with all of these awesome, strange and curious texture materials. No paints on day one. (Day 2 is a separate class the following Thursday) This class is limited to 5 participants, for lots of personal attention. Reservation required Bring: 3 or 4 canvases, various sizes from 18x24 up to 36x36, Matt Medium (I use 36 ounce bottles by Liquitex)


  •  Texture Painting Part II, Thursday June 24, 2021, 10-4pm Fee $95 call today for the discounted rate of $85. This is the continuation from Texture Painting Part I (last week’s class). Your texture applied in the Part 1 class will have one week to dry and is ready to be painted. You will learn to apply thin layers of diluted paint to create a deep and luminous effect. Acrylic paints, primary colors +white for Texture Painting will be used in Part II.  Bring BIG Brushes

  •  Acrylic Painting For Young Artists age 9 to 12. Four meetings, 90 minutes each. Tuesdays, June 1, 15, 22, 29,3-5 pm.Tuition $95 on or before first class or $30 each class. Bring to each meeting: 2-3 canvases sized 18x24 or larger, Artist paints (no craft paints please) red, yellow, blue two shades of each, plus white. and Cheap brushes from hardware store: 2” bristle brushes $1

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

This weeks events:

First Friday Art Walk, June 4th, 5-9 pm downtown Springfield: My art and I will be at:
411 N Sherman at the Creamery Arts Center and LaBelle Gallery 325 E Walnut St.

Saturday June 5, a Street Fair will be inaugurated on the corner of Pickwick and Cherry Street. I’ll be showing in space #24, right in the middle 10-5pm. More information:

Watercolor USA 2021 Award Winners Video:

Bambino's Restaurants:  Sale and Exhibit by Members Chris Haik, Louise Eggleston and Janene Moserand other local artists have their art for sale and display at Bambino's Restaurants. Locations:  1141 E Delmar St and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. Contact Sandra or Don Letson if you are interested in applying. This is a project promoted by Sandra and Don to encourage local artists. 417.496.1838

Darlene Prater

My Painting, "Guacamole" will be in the SRAC Annual Member Show. Please come to the reception on June 4th, 5:00-8:00 at the Creamery Arts Center. Show ends July 30th.

To Access the Springfield Art Museum Websiteclick here

Judy Ferguson:  

You are invited to 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.

Watercolor USA  June 5, 2021 - August 29, 2021
1111 East Brookside Drive in Springfield, Missouri. A color catalog, a complete record of the exhibition, will be available for purchase. Admission is always free.

This is the 60th exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual, juried exhibition recognizing watermedia painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and US territories.  There are a variety of prizes and this year’s exhibition was judged by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum.

Two hundred thirty-two artists from 44 states and the District of Columbia entered 399 works. Ninety-six paintings from 95 artists, representing 36 states were chosen for the exhibit.

Andi Snethern Featured Artist:


I will be the featured artist at Formed: An Artist Collective Gallery for First Friday Art Walk on June 4th. It’s an amazing gallery with 26 local artists. Here are a few of my latest paintings that will be on display. For more information see



Ann Kynion: Urban Sketchers

Jun 5 @ 10:00 am
Urban Sketchers of Springfield, Mo

Want to improve your drawing skills? Like to draw on location. Check out the sketching venues of the  Urban Sketchers of Springfield, Mo. We meet on the 1st  Saturday of the month at different locations.
Check the FB page to see where we will be next month, Saturday.  Join us to sketch indoors or out.  We will meet up at 10. To find out more or join at

At this time, Studio 55 Arts Guild second Wednesday programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. You will be updated soon when we will be able to begin meetings and programs.

Studio 55 has an exhibit at the Schweitzer Brentwood Library

Now until June 30th

Location: 2214 Brentwood Blvd., Springfield, MO.

(Pick up your art On Wednesday, June 30, between 9 and 10 am)

The following members have their art on display: Heuping Chin, Ramona Gist, Ann Kynion, Sandra Letson, Susan Loop, Dawna Middleton, Ruth Pennaherrera-Norton, Andi Snethern, Carol Snyder and Gary Tebbenkamp. Thanks to Ann Kynion, Ramona Gist and Don Letson for hanging the show, Chris Haik for making the tags and Gary Tebbenkamp Chair of Exhibit's Committee.

June 2022: Member's Show Springfield Regional Arts Council -  Sponsored by Positronic Industries. An exhibit dedicated to the SRAC Artist Members. Location: The Creamery Arts Center, for directions:

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.

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