Fresh Gallery

​Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Nadine Ellman, Janet Jordan and Cheryl Vowels, 

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! 

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Nadine Ellman

I have been selected to become a member of Fresh Gallery in downtown Springfield! I am so very honored and excited to have my paintings there side by side with other beautiful work by talented local artists!!! I hope you drop by Fresh to see my art!  I also teach water color classes in my studio. Join me on facebook by clicking here

Thanks,  Nadine

Watercolor USA

​​The Watercolor USA exhibition runs June 4-August 28 Weisel and Kelly Galleries, Springfield Art Museum. Springfield Art Museum, 1111 Brookside Drive, Springfield, MO.

Congratulations to the following members who were selected for the exhibit: Nadine Ellman, Gary Tebbenkamp and Andi Snethern.

This is the 61st exhibition of Watercolor USA, organized in 1962, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American painting. Awards will be announced at the reception. Approximately $20,000 in cash awards are available; top awards are $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500 cash. Additional cash awards are generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society. 

Formed Gallery

Rick Atwell, Sherri Davis, La Donna Greiner, Andi Snethern. Steve McGuire, and Dawna Middleton are Formed Gallery members. Formed Gallery displays works by local artists, crafted in all types of media. They also have classes, workshops 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

Dawna Middleton

Dawna Middleton was the featured artist at the YMCA Downtown location on Jefferson Ave for FFAW on Friday July 1st from 5-9pm.

​​​Bambino's Restaurants:

Purchase original art from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast. 

Featured this month:  Rick Atwell. Josh Beecher, Darlene Prater, Carol Snyder and Janene Moser.  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. 

Ken Richardson:

 Motor Home…for birds on the go

Mixed media

8.5” x 6” x 35”

This piece is included in the SMAC Gallery member’s show during July in Hollister, MO. 


Studio 55 Exhibits 2022 (past and future)​​​

  • 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 

The Following members Exhibited their art at the Conservation Nature Center: Greg Chappell, Felicia Ellis, Alicia Farris, LaDonna Greiner, Shae Johnson,  Mary Johnson, Ann Kynion, Jerri Loveland, Steve McGuire, Nancy Niewald, Carol Roberts, Leta Sapp, Luther Smith, Carol Snyder, Ted Terbeek, Vivian Terbeek, and Ursula Wollenberg. Thanks to Gary Tebbenkamp for the photos.

Future Exhibits to prepare for:

  • Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, August 20 to September 30, 2022
  • The Library Station  Exhibit, December 2022, January 2023, February 2023

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

Finley River Fine Artist Gallery 100 E. Elm Street, Ozark, MO, 417-551-4011 

Open Wed – Sat 10-3

 Call for artists: (This exhibit is open to the public)


* Entries are due no later than August 20th

* Entries accepted August 17th – 20th

* Reception is Friday, August 26th, 6:30 pm

* Prize money = $150, $75 and $50

* 2 entries per artist allowed. The minimum size is 24” x 36.” Entry fee is $10; no restrictions on

subject matter or medium


July 2022

Jim Landis:

  I recently returned from a visit back to my hometown, Charlton NY. I also visited a neighboring town I lived in for several years- Saratoga Springs. Saratoga is known nationwide for its horse racing and mineral springs. I was able to get some photographs of its beautiful architecture. I would like to share some with the group. Hope you enjoy.


You are invited to our July Program

When: July 13, 2022,  1:00 p.m.

Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National

Topic: Choosing a Scene: En Plein Air or Studio

Our presenter: Award Winning Artist, Farley Lewis

Farley Lewis has been doing art professionally for over 40 years, including paintings, murals, illustrations, portraits and signs. He went full-time as a landscape artist in January of 2018. Since that time Farley has won numerous awards, including six Best of Shows in plein air events. Working in the studio and plein air, Farley also teaches painting classes and workshops. He lives with his amazing wife Kelly in Springfield, Missouri.

 Facebook: Farley Lewis Art
Instagram: farleylewisart  417-773-1175

Members and guests are invited to show and share 1-2 pieces of their art following the program.

Message From  National Ave. Church

"The CDC bumped up the risk for Covid to medium, so as of July 3, we are STRONGLY encouraging masks while in the building until we move back into the low risk category."  

We have a number of members who are immune compromised so PLEASE wear a mask.

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Claire Barber

I have amassed an abundance of sea shells which I recently added to on a trip to Marco Island, Florida. I get a lot of pleasure finding and embellishing these gifts from nature. It takes me a couple of hours to design and paint each shell. The first three photos show the progression of a painted shell and the last three each show a grouping of finished shells. When completed, I scatter some on the beach for others to find and some I give away to friends and family. The ones I keep I often use as a summer table centerpiece. I hope I have inspired you to enhance your own sea shell collection. 

For Claire's Blog  click here

For current exhibits:  click here    July Newsletter:click here

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Larry Owen

One of my wife’s brothers and his spouse were to celebrate 40 years of marriage by renewing their vows on the beach in Destin , Florida in April.  In  February, my wife said I should paint a beach sunset picture with a silhouette of a couple walking down the beach into the sunset.  So I did. 

While on on the beach after the ceremony, the photographer for the event asked the

 “re-newlywedded” couple to walk down the beach toward the setting sun.  The digital camera instantly revealed the image.  They loved it.   Later, our gift to them was opened and revealed a painting of their stroll down the beach.  They loved it too.


Ann Kinion

Just 2 1/2 years ago my card of the Japanese Mizumoto garden in Springfield became available at the gift shop at the Japanese Garden. Then, Covid. Who could have known?! 

So glad to say it is back and your chance to support the Arts, The Springfield Botanical Center and an artist!  

Photos of the June, 2022 meeting

Learn about art classes, workshops and small get-to-gether groups led by our members see 2022 Classes  

New classes:

Ursula Wollenberg: "Celebrate Summer with Sunflowers and Watermelons and Acrylic Paints" Tuesday, July 19, 202, 12:30 PM  4:00 PM click here for more information.

​Paula Moore: "Sunflowers in Watercolor Workshop" Saturday, July 30,  10:00 am - 03:00 pm,  to learn more click here 

Meike Aton

Please visit Meike’s  Studio & Gallery OPEN HOUSE 

Thursday, July 14, 3-7pm

1200 E. Woodhurst Dr K-300, Springfield, Mo

Share a glass of wine with friends,  nibble on cheese and crackers, and enjoy the art.

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