Chelsie Nicole Murfree is an internationally recognized graphite and charcoal artist who creates hyper-realistic drawings of individuals and present times. She has received many awards for her art both nationally and internationally and she shares her knowledge by teaching drawing to children and adults nationally and in her private studio in Ozark, Missouri.
Chelsie Murfree will discuss her background as an artist, process, and talk in-depth about some of her newest series. She will display work from two series: Standing in the Sun (an older series pre-Covid which was inspired by photo shots outside of Kigali, Rwanda) and her newest Signposts, which focuses on building or repairing new paths ahead in these uncertain times. She will also briefly discuss her portrait work and her inspirations behind those pieces.
Artist statement: "I strive to preserve unscripted moments while quietly alluding to deeper truths. Consistently drawn to beauty in the mundane, my journalistic style seeks to capture the spirit of the moment without altering the narrative.
I document a natural state, with no models ever posed or staged. The work makes room for intuition and the unexpected, while speaking to our familiar and current cultural experiences.
Through delicate blending, my technique gently marries together a full spectrum of warm and cool dark tones in a unity that all reads as one. The finished work, with a rich depth of tonal values, evokes life-like qualities and invites the viewer to engage on an emotional level."
There is so much more to learn about this amazing artist, so be sure to go to her website chelsienicolestudios.com
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Studio 55 Exhibits 2022 and 2023 (past and future) Report from Gary Tebbenkamp
Pick-up date is Saturday, February, 24, 2023, 9-10 a.m. See photos of exhibit Members participating 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!
For Questions contact Exhibits Chair: Gary Tebbenkamp, (417) 234-2868. Garyt1949@gmail.com
Not open for first Friday in January
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.
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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
"It's like a chameleon changing colors. You never know what she's going to paint next"--a comment heard at one of her showings, regarding the varied works of southwest Missouri artist Lucinda Northcutt.
Her art is in homes and businesses, charity functions and seen on international commercial markets.
Whether it's her work on canvas, exceptional faux finishes or murals, her artistic embellishments bring a finish and finery to spaces.
Fresh inspirations are translated by acrylic and construction materials. She is self-taught, by a high self-imposed standard of what is appropriate in a piece. Her art is inspired by emotion evoked by the natural world and an unlimited fantastical imagination. Assemblages of photographs surround her as she works on a piece. The varied works temp the viewer to touch them to see if the fur is soft, the leather smooth or the rocks 'rocky'.
There are some notable groupings such as baroque Venetian plaster masks, animals both wild and domesticated, inclusions of metallics and stone like textures. A common request is for portraits of pets.
Her work is not trapped in a box of defined style, rather adjusted like the sails to the wind of her interest, or request of a client. She loves the excitement of beginning a new piece and the look on viewers faces as the study a piece for the first time. When asked to describe her work, she said
"If you could describe it, you wouldnt have to paint it" Website: Lucindasart.com
You are invited to check out the schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented members! Some of the classes are on line and most are in person. This page is updated monthly. Learn more: 2023 Classes
Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations
Featuring artists: Louise Eggleston, Chis Haik, Steve McGuire, Cindy Quayle, Ursula Wollenberg, and Janene Moser.
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: https://bambinoscafe.com
Gailey’s Café from Carol Snyder
Gailey’s Cafe on Walnut Street, downtown Springfield 220 E. Walnut Street
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: https://www.gaileysbreakfast.com
Meike Aton Art Studio & Gallery
PAINTING OUTSIDE THE LINES AND FROM THE HEART with Demo
Date: Friday, January 27, 10-4pm
Meike Aton Art Studio & Gallery
1200 E Woodhurst Dr K-300, Springfield, 65804
Early bird sign up is $100 through January 15, 2023
Demonstration: Since I was asked to, I’ll be demonstrating
for a few minutes, while thinking out loud.
What is Abstract Art? Yes, we will define it! It’s somewhat fluid 😉After some initial discussion of composition and color choices, we will engage in a loosening-up exercise, that will help you get started. You’ll paint abstractly without fear! And you’ll love the colors!
See my artwork
Photos of the December meeting by Tracy Bruton
Fresh Gallery from Cheryl Vowels
Not open for first Friday in January
Featured artists for January and February are Andrew Bachelor and Andrew Mann.
Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Nadine Ellman, Janet Jordan and Cheryl Vowels, 401 North Boonville. Please check the website here for events and normal business hours. Open First Friday. Wine reception to be announced in February. There was be a photography show in March, so watch for the call for artists.
You are invited to our January Program
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National
Program by Chelsie Nicole Murfree
Internationally recognized graphite and charcoal artist: chelsienicolestudios.com
Subject: "Carbon Drawing Life"
Members and guests are invited to show 1-2 pieces of their art following the program.
Masks are strongly recommended.
Contact us at email@example.com for questions or sign up to receive our newsletter.
(Photos of the December 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
Please check their business hours see Obelisk
Ken Richardson Art:
Red Oak, steel, leather and paint
8” x 4” x 18”
Steel and paint
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