Hopefully, I can work out coming to the meetings in a few months. (Dawna has a different job and does not have flex time)
I was the featured artist at the Park Central Library during the month of January.
I call my art blog Sticks and Stones for a reason. I am always on the lookout for awesome rock treasures and am constantly searching for interesting shapes, especially hearts. I love the process of creating designs on my heart stones as a message of love on Valentine’s Day for the special people in my life. I also enjoy leaving a few of my heart rocks along our walking trail for others to discover and hopefully bring a smile and a spark of joy for the finder. I find rock painting both meditative and creative and love the idea of tuning something as basic as a rock into a work of art. Keep your eyes on the ground! You could brighten someone’s day with a treasured keepsake and a token of your love.
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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.
First Friday: Stop by from 6-9pm for a chance to speak with their artists.
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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, however there will not be a reception due to Covid 19 concerns. For more detailed information download all the forms and information by clicking here or call Bradley Fisher and he will mail you the information and answer questions: 417-886-2675.IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please click here to learn new instructions for dropping off your art.
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.
Photos of the February Meeting
I am sharing a few photos from painting classes I took in January with Farley Lewis. He is a fantastic instructor, and his students produce this quality art.
I recommend you call Farley to sign up for his next class. 417-773-1175.
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, Mo 65806.
Join Fresh Gallery on First Friday from 6-9pm!
JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: Friday, February 4 through Friday, February 29, 2022. The exhibit includes the photography of local and regional amateur and professional photographers.
RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: Friday, February 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The awards ceremony will be during the First Friday Art Walk.
New York Art Expo New York City, April 2022
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New Year New Medium
It’s a new year and I’ve decided to learn new ways to present my art. Without any formal training, I’m envious of you who have gone to art school and experimented with lots of different media. Everything is new to me but I’m determined to make my sculptures more accessible and sharable.
So this year, I hope to master cold cast bronze/resin, various finishes and step outside of the box of bronze realism with my animal sculptures. My first project is underway and I am using the mold of my original clay sculpture to pour my piece in resin. The piece is then reassembled with epoxy and the hard work begins. After 3 full weeks of sanding, Epoxie sculpting, more sanding, toxic dust, res- pirator, eye protection, Dremel, more sanding, painting with new airbrush, followed by chalk paint and finally I have reproduced my giraffe in resin. She is a new blank canvas on which I am having fun experimenting. The work in progress (WIP) is much too early to share, but for all you artists...... here is “All About Me” in evolution. I have high hopes for her.
Artist Janet Jordan, website: JanetJordanSculpture.com
First Friday Art Walk:
Friday, February 4th
Welcome to Art Walk! Find the details here, at ffaw.org, or follow along at @artwalksgf on Facebook and Instagram.
I had covid for the last couple of weeks and so I have been in my studio sitting and doing coiling and listening to audiobooks. I cannot just sit in my recliner and be sick. This piece is made with silk ties and felted wool and waxed thread. I also put some of the labels on the inside and the 100% silk tags here and there on the outside. It's been fun to make. It's a rather large piece right at 50 ft of covered cord.
I’m currently down in Rockport, Texas for January and February. Currently the weather could be a bit warmer, but the ocean, palm trees and grass go a long way to improving my mood. Warm weather will surely return in a few weeks. I’ve connected with a group of gals, including fellow Studio 55 member Mary Johnson, who paint twice a week at one of the local volunteer fire department buildings. We pay a small fee and have the run of the dining room (with BIG tables) and kitchen. There is a lot of talent down here, lots of galleries, and a beautiful new fine arts center currently being built to replace our former one which blew away in 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. See you in March!
The photo was taken out the window of our rental condo.
Studio 55 Arts Guild Program, Wednesday, February 9th
Featured Speaker: William "Jeffrey" Jones
Award-Winning Sculptor, Potter, Painter, and Guitar Maker
The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church
1515 South National Ave. Springfield Missouri
(The entrance to the Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church)
Greetings Studio 55 Arts Guild members, art lovers and potential members:
You are invited to join us at our regular meeting place in 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.
Bambino's Restaurants:Purchase original art from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast.
Featuring this month: Audrey Bottrell-Parks, Louise Eggleston, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, Carol Snyder and one other local artist. 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. Congratulations to Audrey, Steve, and Carol for their recent sales!
I moved to Springfield full time from the Chicago area but have been coming here for almost 20 years to be with my son and his family. My primary art creativity has been working with stained glass for over 35 years but began studying and painting with oils about 10 years ago. Recently I’ve been working on watercolor journaling which is very relaxing and fun especially to music!
I enjoy traveling to visit art museums, sculpture parks and cathedrals with stained glass windows and mosaic designs but when I’m home I enjoy watching other artists create, attending classes and collecting artwork that has a special meaning to me.
“Love what you do and have fun creating”… a message I have heard from many artists along my creative journey.
Do you or friends live near Lead Hill, Arkansas?
You’re invited to join our abstract painting workshop!
PAINTING OUTSIDE THE LINES
Thursday, February 10, 2022 More information
Meike Aton, 417-343-3481
See my Art Work at
Visit my Studio/Gallery at
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300
Springfield, Mo 65804
Photos shown of my paintings: "Trying the Pollock Look"
Cheryl was in Phoenix, Az attending a class at Milkweed Arts. Cheryl said: "I am so excited to have completed the Rembrandt tulip class with Master Glass Artist, Craig Mitchell Smith. I will be attending another class with him in Dallas. He does botanical glass installations all over the country.....including St. Louis."
Jeffrey Jones will be discussing his career as a professional artist and show a Powerpoint presentation of some of his work as a sculptor, potter, painter, and guitar maker over the past 30-35 years. He will tell stories about each piece/photo, touching on the medium, thought processes and techniques. Additionally, He will incorporate some discussion of economics, small business, and entrepreneurship as it relates to making a living as an artist.
Born in 1961, Jeffrey has been a working artist for over 35 years, with extensive experience as a production potter, commercial sculptor for the gift, architectural ornament, and toy industries. He established his own pottery studio in 1986. but worked full-time as a production potter for Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO until the mid-1990s. During this time, he was also sculpting prototypes for the gift and architectural ornament industries.
Employed as a staff sculptor for McFarlane Toys from 2000-2005, he sculpted action figures for many of the most popular movie properties such as the Terminator and The Matrix, as well as dozens of other properties in the movie, television, gaming, music, and sports genres. After McFarlane, Jeffrey sculpted prototypes for several other toy companies, producing toys and collectible figures for popular properties such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Resident Evil, Pirates of the Caribbean, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Sin City, Child's Play, among many others.
That experience is a powerful tool with which Jeffrey develops his own concepts and ideas into fine sculptural works under his own name. In addition to his sculpture and pottery work, he is also an award winning painter. He currently works out of his own studios in Neosho, Missouri, creating exquisite figurative sculptures in several types of clay media. He and his wife Donna own and operate The Clay Cup, a coffeeshop, gallery, and clay studio. They also purchased the old Congregational Church building across the street, converting it into a music venue and event center now known as Northwood Arts & Events.
We hope to see you on February 9th! Remember you are invited to show and share 1-2 pieces of your art following the program.
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Studio 55 Exhibit at Sky Gallery
Studio 55 is having an exhibit of members art at the Sky Gallery, Springfield Branson National Airport. The exhibit runs 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. View photos here
Pick-up date at the airport: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, February 25, 2022. 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.
Future exhibits 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. Garyt1949@gmail.com
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I have three new painting at the Finley River Gallery in Ozark
"Sounds of Time"