Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations

Featuring artists:  Louise Eggleston, Chis Haik, Steve McGuire, Cindy Quayle, Ursula Wollenberg, and Janene Moser. Soon, we will be be adding photography by LaDonna Greiner and abstracts by Nancy Day.

Locations:  1141 E Delmar St. and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. 

If you want exhibit and sell your art at Bambinos contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838. 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:


Gailey’s  Café from Carol Snyder

Gailey’s Cafe on Walnut Street, downtown Springfield 220 E. Walnut Street 

Finley River Fine Art group is exhibiting.

If you have artwork and would like to exhibit it at Gailey’s Cafe please send me a text at  417.631.9009 text only

Regular Business hours:

Studio 55 Exhibits 2022 and 2023 ​​​ Report from Gary Tebbenkamp

  • Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Springfield, Dec. 2021-February 2022. 
  • Library Center Exhibit, May 2-28, 20224653 South Campbell, Springfield, MO (for photos see the May CANVAS)
  • Conservation Nature Center Exhibit, May 28-July 2, 2022 (for photos see the July CANVAS)
  • Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, August 20 to September 30, 2022 

  • Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, now through February 23, 2023. ​Pick-up date for exhibitors is Saturday, February, 24, 2023, 9-10 a.m at the library.

​         See photos of exhibit 

Members participating in Library Station Exhibit are Carol Chappell, Mona Gist, Ann Kynion, Sandra Letson, Dawna Middleton, Ruth Peñaherrera-Norton, Carol Roberts, Gary Tebbenkamp, Ted and Vivían Terbeek, and Jane Waschick. The art will be on display until February 23, 2023. Theme: “Gifts for Giving, Seasons for Celebrating”. A big shout out to Gary Tebbenkamp, exhibit chair, for organizing this exhibit and shooting the photographs. Hope you can drop by and see the exhibit by February 23.

  •  Twenty Sixth Annual Senior  Art Exhibition ( March 22 – April 13, 2023, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.   If you have not  received  the CALL FOR ARTISTS brochure please click here to download or call Bradley Fisher at 417. 886.2675 and he will mail you a brochure with all the instructions and an application. This exhibition is open to all visual artists age 60 or older. 

  •  Elliott Robinson, CPA Firm: We are the featured exhibiting group from May through August, 2023 per Brenda Raynor, Marketing Consultant. The upside of this venue is that it is prepared to handle large sized art work, something our Studio 55 artists don’t have in every venue with which we work. 

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

Please check out the schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented members!  Learn more: 2023 Classes

Tracy Bruton

Featured artists for February are Andrew Bachelor and Andrew Mann. 

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Nadine Ellman, Janet Jordan and Cheryl Vowels. Location: 401 North Boonville. Please check the website here  for regular business hours. Open First Friday. 

​​Farley Lewis: Classes and Workshops 2023

To learn more or register, see

Call or text him with questions at 417-773-1175.  

​Each class begins with a short teaching and demonstration, then participants work on their own painting with plenty of individualized instruction and encouragement. ​​

Susie Sharpe

Please check out a newly released podcast interview I did with Chelsea Turgeon MD. “What’s Possible When You Aren’t Afraid of Failure”

In this podcast Chelsea interviews Dr. Susie Sharpe a physician artist who shares her inspiring story of finally building up the courage to pursue her passion..

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Photos of the January meeting by Tracy Bruton.

Sky Gallery: Springfield-Branson National Airport

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

The theme for this exhibit, “Abstract Actually” will be on display November 18, 2022 — February 24, 2023. The following member are in this exhibit: Meike Aton, Steve McGuire, Dawna Middleton, and Carol Snyder. To see more of the exhibit: Sky Gallery 

DARE TO DRAW with Tracy Bruton

“Because art is a visual language all of my students speak in a voice that is clear, distinct and as individual as they are:” Tracy Bruton
Have you ever wanted to learn to draw, to lose yourself in the magic that happens with a piece of paper and a drawing tool? Well, you CAN. Everyone can! In this class I will teach you how to see like an artist sees. If you can “SEE” it, you can draw it. Imagine being able to convincingly render anything that is placed in front of you. The class will be taught in bite sided increments to guarantee success. You will be amazed by your prhyogression. We will begin with Graphite but will eventually expand to charcoal, oil pastel, pen and ink, and more. Tracy's bio

All of your supplies will be provided. 

You can contact Tracy at

Lessons are in Tracy's home on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30.

The cost is $30 per class

Originally from Rochester, New York, Linda moved to to the Missouri

area in 1972. A commercial artist since 1977. She began sculpting in

2009. In addition to clay, Since that time she has added sign painting, muralist, pin-striper and graphic artist to her skills. She has been a Board Member of Best of Missouri Hands since 2022, Member Springfield Regional Arts Council sincce 2012, Member Joplin Artist Coalition since 2018,Member Spiva Center for the Arts since 2020, Springfield Art Museum Board Member from 2016-2022, Moon City Creative District Founding Board Member 2014-2022, Summer Solstice Art Fair Coordinator/Director 2015-2022, and a member of the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild from 2012-2020

Studio 55 Artist Talk

When: Wednesday  February 8, 2023,  1:00 p.m.

Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National  Avenue, Springfield, Missouri

Program by Linda Passeri 

Painter, Sculptor, Muralist, Graphic Designer Artist 

Subject: "Creating Art in Public Spaces"   

Members and guests are invited to bring 1-2 piece of their art for "show and share"

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Fresh Gallery: From Cheryl Vowels

 Below is a link to the Fresh Gallery Annual juried art show. The new year provides new awards thanks to Simmons Bank corporate sponsorship. I hope this will be enticing to our Studio 55 members to enter this show!

This competition is open to all local and regional artists. 2D and 3D artwork in the following mediums accepted: acrylic, ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, oil, pastels, sculpture, textiles, watercolor, and wood, as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at Fresh Gallery. Audio/video and photography work is NOT eligible for this competition and exhibition.

 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Sunday, February 19, by midnight

Linda Passeri will share her experiences from some of her large-scale projects in Springfield and her collaborative work in Joplin.
Linda said: "Public art is unique work for artists in many ways. 
Having early experience in sign shops gave me a good foundation for exterior mural work but having to climb a ladder and have an audience while you work, is unlike anything else!"
Learn more about Linda or contact her at Moon City Arts

Formed Gallery 

Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, and Dawna Middleton are Formed Gallery members, plus many other local artists.. Open First Friday, 210 East Walnut Street. Learn more here and check our their normal business hours. Lots of new art and gifts are available. 

NEW CLASSES by members:

Fresh Gallery  Spotlight: Nadine Ellmanwas on Ozark Live January  24th. Please click  here to view her interview. 

Carol Siano:

Although I’ve been traveling to visit many grandchildren in Canada and upstate Illinois, I have been busy with two of my favorite mediums…stained glass designs and artisan oil painting.
The glass panels were created for Just for Him, a men's gift shop on Battlefield Road, and the oil paintings are hanging in Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe on Walnut Street along with many others from the Finley River Fine Art group. This is my first experience displaying my paintings in public, have appreciated all the help from other local artists and look forward to creating more paintings and glass designs this year.

February 2023 

(Photos of the January meeting are posted at the bottom of the page)

Obelisk Home Gallery

Member Ken Richardson and other local artists 

Location: 214 W Phelps St #101

First exhibition of the year featuring guest artist, Colby Kern!. Opening reception of "Get Lost" this First Friday, February 3rd from 6-10pm.
For regular business hours see Obelisk 

“Ma’am” : The Origin of Whoopee Ti Yi Yo
Steel and acrylic 
9” x 1” x 7.5”

Exhibits and more at the Springfield Art Museum : Learn More


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