Meike Aton: ​You are invited: Christmas OPEN HOUSE 

MEIKE ATON ART Studio & Gallery

 Hold on to your glass of Wine, nibble on cheese & crackers listen to the sounds of the season and try some German Christmas goodies

Indulge your eyes in Meike’s colorful paintings.

Thursday, December 16, 3:30-7pm

Meike Aton Art Studio & Gallery 1200 E Woodhurst Dr K-300, Springfield, Mo 65804
417-343-3481 (leave message)

See my Art Work

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Studio 55 Exhibit at Sky Gallery

The final scheduled exhibit for this year (and first for 2022) will be at the Sky Gallery, Springfield Branson National Airport. The exhibit runs from December through February, 2022.  
Forty one pieces were accepted for the exhibit. The following members art will be on display: Albert Shelton, Alicia Farris, Ann Kynion, Carol Snyder, Chris Haik, Darlene Prater, Hueping Chin,  Ken Richardson, Linda Spencer, Mary Swenson, Meike Aton, Nancy  Day, Nancy Dornan, Ramona Gist, Roberto Regalado, Ruth Penaherrera-Norton, and Steve McGuire.

Drop-off date at the airport for  entries: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, December 10, 2021. 

Pick-up date at the airport: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, February 25, 2022.

Reminder to attach to the back of your artwork: Your name, title, price, medium,  dimensions (width x height in inches) and contact information. All artwork must be for sale. Twenty-five percent (25%) commission will be charged for all sold art. The Springfield Regional Arts Council will handle the sale and send you a check.

If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact: Gary Tebbenkamp (417) 234-2868

New Exhibits added for 2022: Library Center Exhibit, May 2-28, 2022
Conservation Nature Center Exhibit, May 28-July 2, 2022. 

​Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, August 20 to September 30, 2022

Exhibits Chair: Gary Tebbenkamp, (417) 234-2868.

Roberto Regalado:

Professional Artist and Studio 55 member, shared the following photos of some of his work.  The bowls are either hand carved or chainsaw carved  from Oak. Click here to learn more about Roberto and his wife Linda Spencer. Linda is our speaker for the December meeting. 

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

For current exhibits:  click here    ​​December at the Art Museum:  click here

Call For Entries (for artists 60 years and older) 

The 25th Annual Juried Senior Art Exhibit at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts will be March 9 – March 31, 2022.  A maximum of two entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Work may be two- or three-dimensional, of any medium or combination of media; but must be original, and executed within the last three years. Awards will be presented at the reception. Pick up a brochure at a meeting with more detailed information or download the information by clicking  here 

Sponsors are the Gerontology Program Missouri State University, Jean and Jerry Sanders, Studio 55 Arts Guild, AIG Retirement Services, and Copy This at  Missouri State University.  Call Dr. Bradley Fisher for questions: 417-886-2675. 

From Audrey Botrell: Tell your friends about our Artist's pop-up Christmas Shop!

Artists: Audrey Bottrell Parks, Carol Perry, Darlene Copeland Prater, Ursula Wollenberg  Amanda Wampler, and Julie Zetina

December 4th 1:00 - 7:00 pm and December 5th 8:00 am - 2:00.

Join us in celebrating Christmas with handcrafted gifts by 6 local artists! We are partnering with Travelers House coffee and tea located on 2151 W. Republic Road (behind Massage Envy) for two days! Don't miss it!

If you have never been to Travelers House, you're gonna love their coffee and tea! They also have breakfast, lunch and sweet treats! Like the food?....they also cater! I love it there and you will too. 

Thank you for supporting local artists and Travelers House!!

All rights reserved on this website: © 2021

Thanks to Tracy Bruton, program chair for the  photos of the December Meeting

Fresh Gallery

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: 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! Meet their December featured artist, Leigh Ann Thomas, and view her beautiful oil paintings. While you visit, do some Christmas shopping with original art  or gift certifiacte from Fresh Gallery. 

To learn about art classes, workshops and small get-to-gether groups led by our members see 2021 Classes  or  click here 

Please send announcements for the newsletter "Canvas" to 

Join us on Facebook by clicking here


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

Click here to go to the Home Page

Claire Barber:

As I mentioned before that I am a self-taught artist. When I began creating in earnest about 10 years ago I spent a lot of time experimenting with different techniques and art mediums. I found that exploring multiple options using an art journal was an excellent way to express my creativity while improving my skills. I recently spent some time reviewing my earlier journals. The photos in this blog post are from a journal I worked on around 2016. This pictorial document of my creative journey makes me smile. I feel like I am living proof that you don’t need to be enormously talented to enjoy making art but only have the desire to express yourself. Art journaling is a fun way to use your imagination while improving your artistic ability. Give art journaling a try!

For Claire's Blog  click here

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

First Friday: 

  • The Springfield Regional Arts Council is proud to announce the return of their $100 and Under Market! In collaboration with OTC, this annual event offers our community the opportunity to shop local artisans for all their holiday gift needs. The Market will be held in Information Commons Atrium at OTC from 5-8pm. OTC 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway (417) 862- ARTS (2787) 
  • Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, hosts Missouri Fine Arts & Performing Academy 5- 8pm.

 Studio 55 Arts Guild 

December 8th Program

1:00 p.m.  

Featured Speaker: Professional Artist Linda Spencer

Topic: "My New Work"


The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church 
1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield​​ Missouri

(entrance to The Gallery

is in the parking behind the church)

First Friday Art Walk: Friday, December 3rd  click here  for more information and locations!

Welcome to Art Walk! For December's First Friday, we have 19 participating venues. Find the details here, at, or follow along at @artwalksgf on Facebook and Instagram. If you participate in this Walk this holiday season, please consider supporting local artisans and businesses for unique gift ideas! A large  number of our members are exhibiting at various venues.

From Andi Dean Snethern: Studio Sale  

Artists decluttering for the season. 

Thursday, December 2nd-4:00-7:00.   204 S Campbell(old busy bee building) Free parking across the street.

Andi Dean Snethern, Sherri Davis, Dana Campbell Neuenschwander, Becky Smith, Nancy Brown Dornan, Penny Gordon-Chumbley and Linda Kirchner


Waverly House Gifts & GalleryJURIED SHOW, "EXPRESSIONS OF JOY"
Now through Saturday, Dec 18, 2021, In Springfield, Missour at 2031 S. Waverly, phone: 417-882-3445
 Seventeen artists have been juried in to this show. Several are members of Studio 55.  Member Sherri Davis won "Best of Show"  

Other members accepted into this show are Carol Chappell, Judy Ferguson, and Mona Gist.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to A Sporting Chance.

December 2021

​​Bambino's Restaurants: Purchase special Christmas Gifts from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast. Featuring Members Audrey Bottrell-Parks, Louise Eggleston, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, and Carol Snyder and other local artists:  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   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.

Susie Sharpe:

Upcoming Shows

Miami Spectrum Art Fair, December 1-6, 2021

New York Art Expo  New York City, April 2022

Check out Susie's website: click here

Studio 55 Arts Guild members, art lovers and potential members are invited to join us at our regular meeting place: The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church.  A big thank you to Tracy Bruton for arranging our speaker and program!

 Masks are required, and social distancing will also be practiced for the welfare of everyone attending. Members and guests are invited to show and share 1-2 pieces of their art following the program.

Formed Gallery

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

Location: 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100. Recently Sherri painted holiday windows at Formed Gallery. She is currently very busy doing other windows in Springfield and the surrounding area.

​First Friday: Stop by from 6-9pm for a chance to speak with their artists and enjoy live music from The Bold Deniers. 

Learn more about Sherri by clicking here
Learn more about Formed Gallery by clicking here

We are very pleased and excited member Artist Linda Spencer will be sharing her thoughts and the path that led her to creating new artwork. Linda has been very busy painting some beautiful, creative and time intensive paintings ranging in size from small to large. 

According to Linda "It’s my intention to create a series of 50 paintings  that I have loosely titled “the pages” from my sketchbook.. 29 paintings are completed.  I will endeavor to share with you the mysterious “why”? I will confess the pathway to choosing and creating my subjects.

In 2016, after 40 plus years of painting murals for commercial spaces, commissions for individuals and crazy projects, I started creating these images in my spare time. Our website is called Laughingwell Studio for a reason! Then came Covid with the gift of seclusion and time. 

Start painting, it really is Playtime! You are invited to review some of our work by clicking here "

Linda Spencer and her husband Roberto Regalado create art for architectural spaces, homes, restaurants, hotels, retail, pools, exterior, signs, lettering, dioramas, backdrops, paintings, and commissions nationwide.Join her them on facebook by clicking  here

We hope to see you on December 8th!  

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