​NEW CLASSES: Please check out the schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented Studio 55 members!  

Learn more: 2023 Classes. Be sure to check out Farley Lewis's new video classes.

Formed Gallery 

Formed Gallery members who are members of Studio 55: Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, and Rebecca Lewis Smith, plus many other local artists. Location: 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100, Springfield, MO

Please check  Formed Gallery website  for more information and how to become a member.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK:  Locations and Venues  on Friday August 4, 2023

Obelisk Home: First Friday August 4, 2023, 6pm-10pm

214 W. Phelps. Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm

Gallery Artist who are members of Studio 55: Ken Richardson, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Jane Troup plus other local artists. Obelisk  Home website

Jim Landis

Title: Randy
    Medium: charcoal on paper; 20x24”
  In this charcoal portrait my goal was to communicate the quiet and rough edged nature of Randy. Randy is above 6 foot tall, has about a 32” waist and doesn’t make much noise. He is a gentle man but is as unmovable as a stone wall in conviction. He is a hard worker and finds his pleasure out on the farm. I initially was going to subdue the clothing, concentrating the detail on the facial area- but there were so many interesting patterns and textures in the clothing area, I couldn’t resist bringing the area to a higher detail. The choice was the right one, I believe. The texture of the area matches seamlessly with the roughness of his face.

Studio 55 August PROGRAM 
​WEDNESDAY August 9, 2023,  1:00 PM ​  
THE GALLERY at National Avenue Church
1515 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO. 
(The entrance to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church)

Program by Nicole Brown:  "Sculpture Walk in Springfield"

Nicole’s talk will be about rotating sculpture programs, what the process was like getting the sculpture walk off the ground and what it does for the community.

Nicole Brown co-founded Sculpture Walk Springfield upon its creation in 2014.  Working with community partners and the city of Springfield, Nicole has facilitated the design of the first rotating public art campaign in Springfield, coordinated educational opportunities for children, began the process of obtaining non-profit status and experienced significant growth in the past 8 years with over 40 sculptures in Downtown Springfield and beyond.

Nicole has served as a docent at the Springfield Art Museum, a committee member on the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Visual Arts Committee, Better Block SGF and a Night for the Y committee member at the YMCA.  She also provides technical assistance to local communities in Missouri introducing new public art programs.

With a 15-year background in not-for-profit, grant writing, marketing, public relations, and arts advocacy, Nicole brings her passion for bettering her community and working toward a museum without walls with access to all in Springfield.  Nicole graduated from Missouri State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and is now in the top 10% of Realtors in the Springfield Regional area.

Members and guests are invited to bring 1-2 piece of their art for "show and share."​ This is a fun time of sharing, socializing, and enjoying light refreshments. ​

Fresh Gallery: 401 N. Booneville, Springfield, Missouri

Gallery members who are Studio 55 members: Nadine Ellman, Farley Lewis, Jason Martin, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Cheryl Vowels and Nancy Dornan plus other local artist are members of this gallery.

Website: freshgallery

Please join us on Friday, August 4, from 6 pm-9 pm for the FFAW to help us celebrate the winners of our 2023 Fresh Gallery Photography Show! We have outstanding work from some of the best local and regional photographers at the 2023 Fresh Gallery Photography Show.

Watercolor and Wine: August 2 from 2-4 pm
Join Instructor Nadine Ellman for Watercolor and wine at Fresh Gallery. Enjoy a glass of wine while you further your watercolor painting skills in a relaxing environment with artist/instructor Nadine Ellman.

Level: intermediate - Ages 21+
Supplies: Bring your watercolor supplies. Wine will be provided.
Cost: $20  SIGN UP NOW

Seashells and Beach Glass Windchimes: August 23 from 12-2 pm
Join artist April Davis-Brunner at Fresh Gallery to add a little whimsy to your life! Have fun at Fresh Gallery, making a whimsical windchime with a wide selection of beach glass, seashells, and other beautiful embellishments. Or, bring some of your own beachy memorabilia to add to your windchime.
Level: Beginner - Ages 12+
Supplies: Materials will be provided. You can bring any additional items to add to your windchime.
Cost: $40, Friends of Fresh $35

Twisted Metal Jewelry Class: August 23 from 3-5 pm

Join artist April Davis-Brunner at Fresh Gallery  to learn the art of jewelry making. April will be teaching techniques on wire twisting. Students will learn how to make earrings, bracelets, and rings in a fun and relaxing environment.
Level: Beginner - Ages 10+
Supplies: Materials will be provided. 
Cost: $40, Friends of Fresh $35  SIGN UP NOW

August 2023

Photos of the July meeting are posted at the bottom of the page

2023 ​​​​Exhibit Report from Chairman Gary Tebbenkamp


Current Exhibit: Elliot Robinson CPA Now through AUGUST 31, 2023

​Address: 2305 S Blackman Rd Suite D, Springfield, MO 65809.

On July 25, Elliott Robinson CPA Firm hosted a reception for Studio 55 artists, members and guests currently exhibiting at their venue. If you haven’t viewed this exhibit, please come by and take a look at the creativity of Studio 55 artists. Artists exhibiting: Rebecca Burrell, Ken Burstin, Greg Chappell, Mona Gist, Ann Kynion, Sandra Letson, Steve McGuire, Joellen Middlestadt, Dawna Middleton, Ruth Penaherra-Norton, Leta Sapp, Carol Siano, Carol Snyder and Gary Tebbenkamp

Springfield Botanical Center Exhibit for members only:

For questions, contact Gary Tebbenkamp garyt1949@gmail.com  phone: 417-234-2868

Location: Springfield Botanical Center (2400 South Scenic, Springfield)

  • Deadline for email submissions and tag information is Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Drop-off artwork: Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Pick-up artwork: Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

LaDonna Greiner

LaDonna was recently accepted as a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands for her photography, Barns, Backroads & Byways Photography. She was also invited to participate in Arts in the Park at Sequiota Park, October 14 & 15.  

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Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC): 

Learn more  One can also register to receive a newsletter about events and exhibits in the Missouri and Springfield area and learn the advantages of joining SRAC.

SRAC: Call for artists

Sell your art at three local Cafés:

Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations Thanks to all artists who are exhibiting. We are happy for all your sales!

Featuring artists:   Battlefield Location: Julia Barger, Nancy Day, Lori Decker,  Nancy Dornan, Bryan Pfeifer and Delmar Location: Luther Smith. 
Locations:  1141 E Delmar St. and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO.

Contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838 if you are interested in selling your 2D art at Bambinos. There are no fees to exhibit and artists receive all the money when their art is sold.  Check out their business hours at each location and see their menu of delicious food to eat in, carry out, or have them cater your next event:  Bambino's Cafe

Gailey’s Café:

from Carol Snyder:
Currently exhibiting are Leta Sapp, Anne Cox, Lesia Rowley in the dining area. Steve McGuire’s exhibiting in the bar area. Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe, 220 E. Walnut St. downtown Springfield. 
All artist are invited to exhibit whether they have one piece or 10 pieces of artwork. 10% of the sales goes directly to the weight staff. This is the only fee.

Congrats on your sales and to everyone whose an exhibitor at Gailey’
Interested give me (Carol Snyder) a call 417-631-9009.

Jane Waschick

I’m now recuperating from surgery on my spine (stenosis) which occurred on July 17.  I’m doing fine, just slowly.  Hope you all are enjoying the summer and are getting out with your paints..


SRAC SHOWCASE  Springfield-Branson National Airport

Springfield Regional Arts Council, is showcasing artwork from their talented members. If you are traveling this summer take some time to walk through the Sky Gallery and enjoy this new selection of art. This show will be up until August!" Studio 55 members are highlighted. Congratulations to all!

Featured  artists: François Larivière, Andrea Hellman, Jay Albin, HJ Schumer, Trevor McDonald, Debbie Southard, Ann Marie Rausch, Dawna Middleton, Jennifer Nelson, Joy Hogan, Laura Ingalsbe, Linda Passeri, Lynnsey Fletcher, Rachelle Leonardo, J. Kent Martin, Beth Burton, Andrew Jones, Andi Snethern, Weirong Schaefer, Carol Snyder, Teresa Fry Green, Shawn Sanderlin, Jane Ballard, Andrew Mann, Nancy Dornan, Kevin Richardson.

Meike Aton Gallery Workshop: Tuesday, Texture and Collage

September 5, 2023, 10am-4pm

Tuition $110. You’ll get a discounted rate of $95, by sending your check before August 15

We will be using Texture and collage elements for special effects in your acrylic paintings.

You may have some snippets of fabric, lace, paper or paper napkins, ribbons or strings, or anything that you saved for some reason. 
Please bring whatever touches you in a special way, you may find it to be just right today. 

Location: Meike Aton Studio & Gallery 
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr 
Building K-300
Springfield, Mo 65804

  Thanks to Tracy Bruton for the photos of the July  Meeting

Ursula Wollenberg

Watercolor still-Life class with Ursula Wollenberg.  Friday, August 11, 2023

@ Splatter Art Studio.10:00 AM 3:00 PM

“A still-life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural or human-made.”
We will paint together and individually as we explore this fun subject matter and the beauty of watercolor.

All levels are welcome.