Dawna Middleton

I switched out my artwork at Gaileys Breakfast Cafe this weekend and am very excited with the artwork for the month of April.

I am also now in Formed Gallery! Another amazing opportunity!

Thanks, Dawna


​​Paula Moore's New Workshop

Click  here to read Paula's bio

Monday, April 18, 2022 Workshop  

Geraniums in the Kitchen Window
Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S Lone Pine Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804

Paint these happy geraniums who really want to be outside! This original design is one of famous oil painter, Dorothy Dent, who gave me permission to paint some of her designs in watercolor.  I call my series Making a DENT in Watercolor. Several techniques are featured in this painting: Illusion of glass, directional window panes & walls and window ledge. You’ll learn how to paint lacy flower petals and leaves & realistic shadows.  Class fee of $35.00 includes venue fee, prepared watercolor paper with transferred image enabling us to start painting quickly.  Image size fits an 11”x14” mat opening.

Bring your regular watercolor materials and supplies.  Please register on my website: paulamooreart.com      Questions?  Contact me at paula@paulamooreart.com

Limited participation to 15 artists. 

Linda  Spencer has a new video on utube



March Meeting Photos:

Studio 55 Arts Guild is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting award winning sculpture artist Janet Jordan M.D. Please invite your friends!

“This talk will be more about my own personal experience with art, how it relates to all aspects of life, the commonality between artists and our value to society.” says the native of Madison County, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas and the KU School of Medicine. “We can all start getting together again, but our artists hearts have grown even more sensitive. Our artist eyes may look at the world differently. Our artist hands may reflect these changes. Our camaraderie takes on a whole new level of importance.”  Please Click here to read one of Janet's Poems "Grandma's Hands."

The connection between her often stressful medical practice as an emergency room physician and finding a balance to “quiet her mind,” helps her synthesize and express all that she experiences. These days you can find her at “Doc on the Rock”, her lake view studio at Table Rock Lake, filled with “dogs, flowers, guitars, and loud singer/songwriter music.” You can learn more about Janet Jordan's passion for sculpture at janetjordansculpture.com.

​​​Bambino's Restaurants:Purchase original art from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast. 

Featured this month:  Josh Beecher, Judy Ferguson, Darlene Prater, Carol Snyder and Janene Moser.  Locations:  1141 E Delmar St and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. Contact Sandra or Don Letson, curators for Bambinos Restaurants. This is a project promoted by Sandra and Don to encourage local artists. Contact phone: 417.496.1838  You do not have to be a member of Studio 55 to sell and exhibit your art at Bambino's. No commissions are charged for art sold. 

Andi Snethern 

A bucket list check-off! I’m going to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, April 4-8.

I have a NEW online catalog that you can view by scanning this QR code. 

I’ve been very busy! 

Thank you.


Claire Barber

Hand-Painted Ukrainian Inspired Easter Eggs

Every year I add to my collection of hand-painted Easter eggs. My motivation has always come from the Ukrainian Pysanky eggs that are part of their heritage. In their culture these eggs symbolize rebirth and the making is often a ritual that brings families together. Although I have taken my inspiration from the Ukrainian eggs, I don’t have the ability for the intricate process of batik and wax. I no longer use real eggs as I’ve found that even blown they don’t stand the test of time. I recently came across a set of a dozen white eggs at Hobby Lobby that are not the expensive wood ones or Styrofoam, which is difficult to use with markers. I’m not sure what these are made of but they are smooth and take color from my markers really well. I was able to sketch my design lightly with pencil and then add color with different types of permanent markers. These are fun to create although some turn out better than others. I now have a collection of different eggs from several years. This year when I look at my basket of decorated Easter eggs, I try to think of them as a message of hope for the bravery of the Ukrainian people.

For Claire's Blog  click here

YOU ARE INVITED​​​​ to Our Monthly Program

Wednesday, April 13th 1 p.m.

Gallery ​at National Avenue Christian Church 

1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO.

(The entrance to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church) 

Program: Sculpture Artist Janet Jordan, M.D. 

"Art as a Sensory Experience"

Masks are optional  

​Members and  visitors are invited to show and share 1-2 pieces of their art following the program

Please contact us at studio55guild@gmail.com for questions or sign up to receive our newsletter.

Thanks to Tracy Bruton for arranging our monthly speakers! ​​

Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport
Fine art exhibits rotate quarterly and consist of works by artists from the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s (SRAC) member registry, students and faculty of our local colleges, universities, and public schools, and occasionally national organizations and special interest groups.

Current Exhibit "Heart of the Ozarks" On display March 4, 2022 — May 27, 2022. Congratulations to Meike Aton, Andi Snethern and Ramona Gist, and Jim Landis (members of Studio 55 and SRAC) for being chosen for  this exhibit.


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Studio 55 Exhibit (past and future)

  • Elliott Robinson CPA Gallery through April 29, 2021. See Exhibit on utube by clicking  here
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd., Springfield, May 1st - June 30, 2021.  Saturday, May 1 through Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  View photos of the exhibit  here
  • Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, Aug. 29-October 2, 2021 View Photos here
  • Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Springfield, Dec. 2021-February 2022. 
  •  Library Center Exhibit, May 2-28, 2022: Learn More about the next two Exhibits
  • Conservation Nature Center Exhibit, May 28-July 2, 2022
  • Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, August 20 to September 30, 2022
  • The Library Station  Exhibit, December 2022, January 2023, February 2023

Exhibits Chair:Gary Tebbenkamp, (417) 234-2868.  Garyt1949@gmail.com

Springfield Art Museum: 1111 East Brookside Drive in Springfield, Missouri

For current exhibits:  click here    April-June Newsletter:click here


You have been selected for consideration to participate in the 2022 PICKWICK STREET FAIR!! The event will be held Saturday, June 25th from 10-6 in the heart of the Rountree Business district at Cherry & Pickwick.  https://www.formpl.us/form/2145816079

**Disclaimer:** Due to the limited number of booths, not all applicants are guaranteed a spot. If you are selected, we will contact you to confirm your vendor space/details. 
**10x10 booth spaces are $80 
**Application form due by April 15th // Applicants will be notified by May 10th 
**This year’s event is under new management and is ran by local neighborhood businesses 

Gabe Jackson
Senior Designer & Brand Manager
623 S Pickwick Ave
Springfield MO 65802
P 417.720.2602
C 636.357.0801  

April 2022

Joan Bowen

"My thanks to all of my Studio 55 friends for the card and all of the well wishes after my recent heart attack and mini-stroke.  Made me realize how fortunate I am to still be here to dabble in art and appreciate all of the talent in the Studio 55 membership.  Thank you. Joan"

Springfield Regional Arts Council: To receive a weekly arts calendar about local art events, email the Sarah Abele
Director of Marketing and Development by clicking here or check out their website by clicking here


To learn about art classes, workshops and small get-to-gether groups led by our members see 2022 Classes  or  click here 

2022 Fresh Gallery Juried Art Show (Sponsored by Simmons Bank)

This competition includes local and regional artists and 2D and 3D artwork in the following mediums: acrylic, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, oil, pastels, sculpture, textiles, and watercolor. The show runs through the end of April.  To learn more about the gallery see freshgallery.org  
Congratulations to the following members who were accepted for the show and sale: Nadine Ellman, Ann Kinion, Vivian  Terbeek, and Andi Snethern 

Formed Gallery

Rick Atwell, Sherri Davis, Andi Snethern. Nancy Brown Dornan, and Dawna Middleton are Formed Gallery members. Formed Gallery displays works by local artists, crafted in all types of media. They also have classes, workshops and maker meet-ups.

​First Friday: Stop by from 6-9pm for a chance to speak with their artists. 

Learn more about Formed Gallery by clicking here

Call to Artists:  The Finley River Fine Arts organization invites the public to enter the upcoming "Mystery Box" art show/competition. (You do not have to be a member of FRFA to enter)
Mystery boxes (Chinese food boxes) contain an item that must inspire or be incorporated in the artwork you create. There is no limit to the number of boxes you may purchase, and no restrictions of medium or size of artwork. 

Mystery boxes will be available for $5 each at the next two monthly Studio 55 meetings (April 13th) or at the Finley River Art Gallery in Ozark.
Entries due: May 18-21 (Hand delivered to the Finley River Art Gallery on the square in Ozark between 10am - 3pm Wednesday thru Saturday)

Prize money: $150, $75, $50

Display dates May 27th-June 11th. 
Reception is Friday, May 27th at 6:30pm

Watercolor USA
June 4, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Weisel and Kelly Galleries, Springfield Art Museum

Congratulations to the following members who were selected for the exhibit: Nadine Ellman, Gary Tebbenkamp and Andi Snethern. Please read "Realizing a Dream" by Gary Tebbenkamp.This is a story Gary will be sharing with his junior high art teacher, Mrs. Fletcher, who is in her 90’s. Gary said: "I haven’t seen her since 9th grade,  and we are both planning to attend my aunt’s 100th birthday in Kansas City in mid-April. I will share this story and my gratitude to her for encouraging me to be creative and develop a love of art."

This is the 61st exhibition of Watercolor USA, organized in 1962, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American : painting. The event is open to artists (ages 18+) from all 50 states and U.S. territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the Museum. This year’s exhibition was judged by Kevin Umaña, co-founder of The Ekru Project, a Kansas City-based artist-run gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and historically excluded artists. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

First Friday Art Walk:  

Friday,  The First Friday of every month 

Welcome to Art Walk! Find the details here, or follow along at @artwalksgf on Facebook or Instagram. 

Fresh Gallery

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Janet Jordan, Cheryl Vowels, Farley Lewis, Mike Myers, Nancy Brown Dornan and Rebecca Lewis Smith.

Fresh Gallery Website: click here 
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.

Join Fresh Gallery on First Friday from 6-9pm! 

Ken Richardson

Recent work:  "Daytime TV Takes it’s Toll "

• salvaged steel • 28” x 4.5” x 39”

December 2021-February 2022 STUDIO 55 Sky Gallery Exhibit   SSRAC Office reported three of our members made sales. Congratulations to Chris Haik, Steve McGuire and Albert Shelton for sales that totaled $3000!