Hello, Studio 55 members. This is Carol Chappell. Like many of us, I am mostly staying home, going to the grocery store and trying to keep myself and others safe.
My latest collage is “Red State”. It started because I got several Christmas cards with red birds on them. Then I kept finding images with red as a dominant color. This collage grew from a few birds.
I have cleaned bookshelves and donated some to the library. My February projects are to sort family photos and catalog items to be given to family members when I am gone. Walking is helping my physical and mental states. So keep moving, have projects, do art!
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
Greetings! I hope this finds you doing well and releasing a flow of creativity! The good news for Studio 55 members is that there will be several opportunities in the coming months to share your artistic talents in local exhibits.
Following is the schedule for exhibits that has been confirmed:
Currently showing: Elliott Robinson CPA Gallery through April.
Schweitzer Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd., Springfield, May- June, 2021
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.
Andi Snethern: Formed, An Artist Collective
I am excited to have my paintings, prints & notecards exhibited & for sale at Formed: An Artist Collective. The grand opening, was in February. Location: 210 E Walnut, Downtown Springfield. It is a new venue featuring local artists.
Congratulations to Audrey Bottrell-Parks who received 2nd place in the Spring Competition of the Portrait Society of America (Missouri-Kansas Group)
"Shirley" 18 x 22 pastel painting on Uart sanded paper by Audrey Bottrell Parks! Audrey says about this painting, "I was a delight to paint! Her expression is warm with a hint of mischief, while her scarf beautifully wraps her in dignity and grace."
Juror's comment: Audrey captured the warmth in the eyes with mischief in the mouth as it is almost a smirk. Its simplicity with the added element of pattern compliments her skin tone and adds interest to the solid background and silhouette.
PSoA New Jersey State Ambassador Nanci France-Vaz was the juror for the competition!
Call to Artists: 2021 Fresh Gallery Juried Show: Deadline March 13, 2021
From Cheryl Vowels: Hope you are staying safe. I am excited that Fresh Gallery will be hosting our annual art show. This might be a prime opportunity for many of the Studio 55 membership. Please pass this along
Hope to see you soon, Cheryl
Fresh Gallery is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2021 Fresh Gallery Juried Show. The competition is open to all 2D and 3D artists.
Following is the prospectus for the exhibit: Click here
Fresh Gallery https://www.freshgallery.org
401 N Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-9300
For First Friday March 5, 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.5 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
Where: Meike Aton Art Studio: 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300
Since the class is limited to 5 participants, you will get lots of personal attention. Call for your reservation: 417-343-3481
Try my Free online workshop: https://meike-aton-art-workshops-that-transform-your-l.teachable.com/p/packrat-art-transformation
See my Art Work at www.MeikeAton.com IG and FB
Visit my Studio/Gallery at 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300 Springfield, Mo 65804
Please keep Georgene Verlin in your prayers and thoughts. She is one of our past presidents, a long time member and regularly seen on the first row at our monthly programs. Her husband Raymond (Harlan) Verlin died Jan 2, 2021 due to the Covid virus in Mercy hospital, Lebanon, Missouri. Harlan and Georgene were married 57 years. Many of you know Harlan since he brought Georgene to meetings and he and Georgene were at the first Friday Art Walks in down town Springfield.
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 https://www.freshgallery.org
I recently completed "Souls Cathedral" 48"x46", acrylics, using palette knives. It is currently on display at Elliott Robinson CPA's through April, Please stop by and take a look!
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Steve McGuire's lastest work is "Creation" and "River View". Enjoy!
Authority Magazine just published an article about Susie Sharpe as a physician-artist and she would like to share it with the Studio 55 community. You will find this is a compelling and inspirational article entitled: "I am Living Proof of the American Dream"
https://medium.com/authority-magazine/dr-susie-sharpe-i-am-living-proof-of-the-american-dream-81782fab1885 or click on this link: here
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I want to let you know I have new paintings at Fresh Gallery, 401 N Boonville in Springfield, MO, just north of the square.
The exhibit officially opens for First Friday Art Walk, this Friday, March 5 - the gallery will be open 11am to 10pm. I will be there 6pm to 9pm, so if you can make it by then, he’d love to see you there.
This exhibit runs for three months, so if you can't make it this Friday, drop by anytime during gallery hours. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm, except on the first Friday of the month, when they stay open till 10pm.
I hope you are staying well. 2020 was a tough year but I think we are seeing some hopeful signs everywhere.
As you might have heard, my art got accepted to 3 International Art Fairs this year including the one in Paris. I strive to share positive, optimistic messages through my artwork so, at this time, I am offering the biggest discounts ever to make them available to all those who love my art.
With Warm regards,
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Mercy Clinic at Paul Mueller
Studio 55 members are exhibiting their art at the Elliott Robinson CPA Art Gallery from January 6 through April 30, 2021. About fifty entries will be on display throughout the building which was built in 2014 to accommodate displays of art. The ERCPA Gallery is 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. Gary Tebbenkamp, Chair of the Studio55 Exhibit Committee
Congratulations to the following Studio 55 artists who are exhibiting:
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 photos of the exhibit on Facebook.
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Claire Barber: “Sticks and Stones”
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As you may have surmised from the name of my blog, I am a huge fan of using stones in my creations. The uses for these painted rocks are endless. Besides being pretty they can also be functional as signage, paper weights, plant stakes, holiday decor (think snowflakes, eye balls, hearts, Easter eggs, patriotic symbols etc...) and more. Here are some variations of uses I have found for stones that I have painted.
I find most of my stones on river or creek beds and scrub them thoroughly. If needed, I apply a neutral color wash of diluted acrylic paint. Once dry, I sketch my design on the stone in pencil. I use a fine tip, permanent, black sharpie marker to outline my design and markers to add color. I have a set of metallic markers that work well too. For dots and accents I often use acrylic paint applied with the flat end of a straight pin attached to a pencil eraser. Also, I like Sakura gel pens for this. There is a bit of waiting for the markers and/or paint to dry and I have ruined a few pieces because I am impatient. For the final step, I spray the stones with a clear varnish. Rock on with your own painted stones!