Claire Barber:

I found a few of these small (4”x 4”) drawers in the sale bin at Michaels and decided to paint them for gifts as trinket boxes. For this one, my granddaughter’s favorite color is yellow so I began with a base coat using acrylic paint. Next, I lightly outlined my design in pencil and used permanent markers for the details. I thought the box needed a little dimension so I nailed/glued four wooden beads as feet on the bottom. For the final step, I used a clear acrylic spray on all sides to preserve the paint. For me, additional fun starts when deciding what trinkets to include; sticks, stones or bones?

For Claire's Blog  click here

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

Susie Sharpe:

Upcoming Shows

New York Art Expo  New York City, April 2022

Check out Susie's website: click here


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First Friday Art Walk: Friday, January 7th 

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

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.

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

Learn more about Formed Gallery by clicking here

 Studio 55 Arts Guild 

January 12th Program

1:00 p.m.  

Featured Speaker 

Award winning Artist Rodney Lemonier 

Topic: "My Journey, Development, and Process as a Ceramic Artist"


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)

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. For more detailed information  download all the forms and information by clicking  here or call Bradley Fisher and he will mail you the information: 417-886-2675. 

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. 

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

Calls for artists: for Sky Gallery at the airport:  click here  ​​

​​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!

January 2022

Roberto Regalado:

Please watch this presentation Roberto created over the holidays and then share with your friends:

 Shown is a new piece by Roberto "Post Oak Bowl", 30" Diameter X 10" Height, and with a Wax Finish 
Click here to learn more about  Roberto and his wife Linda Spencer and their art. 

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Susan Loop

Studio 55 Arts Guild and the Springfield arts community lost a dear friend and fellow artist. tSusan Loop passed away December 22. 
Susan was a talented and active artist who participated in local exhibits with beautiful pastel artwork. She also served on the Board of Directors and Exhibit Committee of Studio 55. 
Susan was a retired US Navy veteran and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She said on numerous occasions she felt fortunate to have trained under numerous award winning artists including Audrey Bottrell-Parks. Before her passing she expressed her thankfulness to all of you who prayed for her during her treatment for colon cancer. The family held a private memorial service. We will always remember Susan for her loving heart and 
beautiful smile. 

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

For current exhibits:  click here    January- March Newsletter:  click here

Photos of the January Meeting:

Gailey's Breakfast Restaurant:  Ann Kynion shared this news: Splatter Instructors, myself included, have an exhibit at Gailey's Breakfast Restaurant on Walnut Street. Go see some art, eat breakfast and buy a piece of art for a new collector or for yourself!

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Rodney Lemonier will be sharing his creative journey and development as a ceramic artist. Rodney has many interesting and fun stories to share with us about his artistic adventure. He and his wife Judy grew up in New Orleans and studied ceramics in south Louisiana at Nichols State University under Bill Kremer, now Prof. of Ceramics at University of Notre Dame.

They helped in the Founding of Good Earth, a craft community in Thibodaux, La in 1972. There, along with 15 other Art students from Nichols State University and Florid Atlantic University they built kilns, pottery wheels and studio space for pottery, wood, and fabric. In 1976 Rodney and Judy, along  the collective, purchased land in North Central Arkansas where they once again built kilns and working studios to practice their art and community lifestyle until 1982. They continued working in their studio in North Central Arkansas from 1982 to 2014 when they once again relocated to SW MO. There they built another studio space and continue to work from their new location.

Rodney and Judy are still active in applying and participating in Juried arts festivals around the US as well as operating their studio and Gallery.

Their studio and gallery is located at 4395 E. Oliver Place, Rogersville, MO 65742. Please see the Website and call to schedule a visit:

We hope to see you on January 12th! Remember you are invited to show and share 1-2 pieces of your art following the program. 

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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! 

CALL TO ARTISTS: Fresh Gallery is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2022 Fresh Gallery Photography Show. This competition is open to local and regional amateur and professional photographers. Submitted images must be the photographer’s own work, and it is the sole responsibility of the photographer to obtain written releases from any recognizable person(s) depicted. Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process — traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media — is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at Fresh Gallery. Three–dimensional and audio/video work is not eligible for this competition and exhibition.
See their website for details click here  and learn how to enter.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Sunday, January 16, by midnight.

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.

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.