Carol Snyder


Springfield-Branson National Airport Show ‘Wide Open Spaces’ on display until May 28, which was made by the ongoing  cooperation of the airport and the SRAC members registry. In the baggage carousel area you’ll find 5 pieces of my artwork. Also on the inside of the kiosk there’s a 48x48x2” on display.

2021 Home Show was May 7-9, Edge Supply and Plumbing booth featured two of my artworks adding elegance to a copper tub and more. They also have a permanent collection of over 20 pieces of my artwork enhancing the fixtures of tubs, sinks and fixtures. Open 8-4:30 M-F, 1920 E. Trafficway St., Springfield. 


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.

May 1st-June 30th, the following Studio 55 members are exhibiting their art at the Schweitzer Brentwood Library: 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.

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

Following is the schedule for exhibits that has been confirmed:

  • Elliott Robinson CPA Gallery: January through April. Click here to see this exhibit on utube

  • Current 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. 

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. 

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.

Susie Sharpe:

I wanted to share my first and very personal podcast video about my unusual life as a physician-artist. 
Remember it's my first, so I wasn't polished in front of the camera, but was at least authentic. The interviewer is Chris Loo, MD.PhD-entrepreneur who found my story inspiring and asked me to be interviewed on his program.  

Hope you get something out of my story of overcoming adversity.Thank you for your support and friendship. 

Here's the link

Warm regards, 


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

Medical Director
Mercy Clinic at Paul Mueller

Bambino's Restaurants: 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

To Access the Springfield Art Museum Websiteclick here

Member Joy Tate: Joy was our speaker a year ago last Christmas.

Congratulations to her husband Dylan who graduated from Evangel University with his Masters in Divinity. They moved back to their home town in Minnesota last week and Joy expressed her gratitude for friends in Studio 55 and the honor of speaking to our club about her artist journey. I asked Joy to keep us posted on what's next in their journey.

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.

All rights reserved on this website: © 2021

Alicia Farris:

Hello artists,

I hope this finds you WELL and HAPPY and ready to get back to life as we've known it! 

I wanted to make a couple of upcoming workshop announcements. 

On June 4 and 5th, Marilynne Bradley, fabulous artist from St. Louis and my beloved high school art teacher will be teaching a watercolor workshop at Splatter Studio called, "From Freedom to Control."  If you are interested, there are a few spots still available at this point.  Please see details on the Visual Artists Alliance website:
Registration is available through the website. 

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

AND one more thing.....  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!! 


Audrey Bottrell Parks: 

"Everyone Can Learn to Draw!"  8 Week Basic Course Basic Drawing Course
June 8 - July 27

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

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

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.

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

Shae Johnson:

Pretty excited about this. I had three drawings in the exhibit at Elliot Robinson & Co.and I sold one of my drawings!

This one was entitled, “Working Hands”

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.

Rick Atwell:

Hope this finds everyone in good health! I’m happy to report that I have now had both my Covid vaccinations and am healthy and very huggable. I have paintings on exhibition at the Springfield Branson Airport and sold the largest watercolor painting I’ve ever done (3’x2’). I’ve  been going a lot of workshops online and I’m doing a one-year mentoring course with the watercolorist Andy Evanson. I’m absolutely loving it and learning a lot. Besides the painting we’re doing a lot of work in the gardens, waterfalls, and ponds. And  soon we will be traveling to New York to see friends and go sailing. In September we’re off to Maine for two weeks. Looking forward to it all and hoping our studio 55 group will be Up and running again soon! I miss everyone.

My love and a hug to you all, Rick

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

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