Formed Gallery 

Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, and Rebecca Lewis Smith are Formed Gallery members, plus many other local artists. Location: 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100, Springfield, MO

Please check  Formed Gallery website  for more information and how to become a member.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK:  Locations and Venues  on Friday July 7

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10 PM Obelisk Home: 

Jared Gillett and Jane Troup Opening Reception,

There will be complimentary refreshments along with three levels of art to explore.

Ken  Richardson' Crows are available at Obelisk Home

214 W Phelps St #101, Springfield, Missouri

Fresh Gallery: 401 N. Booneville, Springfield, Missouri

Studio 55 members: Nadine Ellman, Farley Lewis, Jason Martin, Rebecca Lewis Smith,

Cheryl Vowels and Nancy Dornan plus other local artist are members of this gallery.

Website: freshgallery

First Friday 6-9: Meet Jason Martin, artist of the month for July. and plan on having refreshments and a scavenger hunt with a $50 gift

card awarded to the lucky winner.  You will also have the opportunity to two new Fresh Gallery artists: Artist Deana Markus and

glass artist Carolyn Carrigan

The 2023 Fresh Gallery Photography Show is now open for submissions!!
$300 to the first-place winner. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Sunday, July 16, by midnight.
Click the link to apply: ⁠Fresh Gallery Photography Show

Glass Screenprinting Class with Artist Cheryl Vowels Date: July 30 and 31, 2023

Have you ever wanted to see butterflies year-round? Learn to screen print your very own butterfly on GLASS. In this two-day class, students will get to make two glass monarch butterflies, fill them in with color, and cut their creations to make them stand-alone or hang.
Time: Day 1: 2-5 pm, Day 2: 10 am-12 pm or 2-4 pm Click on link to learn more and reserve your place: Glass Screenprinting

Please, no walk-ins. We are only taking six students.

Sell your art at three local Cafés:

Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations Thanks to all artists who are exhibiting. We are happy for all your sales!

Featuring artists:   Battlefield Location: Julia Barger, Nancy Day, Lori Decker,  Nancy Dornan, Bryan Pfeifer and Delmar Location: Luther Smith. 
Locations:  1141 E Delmar St. and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. 
Contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838 if you are interested in selling your 2D art at Bambinos. 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:

Carol Snyder: I’d like to thank and congratulate the artists who are exhibiting at Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe 220 E. Walnut St. downtown Springfield. Congrats on those sales.
This month through the month of August exhibiting are Steve McGuire, bar area. Leta Sapp, Alice Cox, Lesia Rowley in the dining area.

If you have 2d artwork and would like to exhibit at Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe please text 417.631.9009(Carol Snyder)

Congratulations LaDonna Greiner:

Now, you can find LaDonna Greiner’s book, "I’m Here for a Purpose", at Changing Hands Book Shoppe, 528 Virginia Ave., Joplin, MO and ABC Books, 2109 N Glenstone, Springfield, MO. Or, you can purchase one from her at the Studio 55 meeting for $25 plus tax. It is also available on her website or on Amazon.

Greetings to fellow Studio 55 members from Susie  Sharpe:

It's been a month since arriving in Sarasota, Florida. I am gradually settling down and making friends.  Sarasota is a beautiful place, very vibrant and full of ART and beautiful beaches.  It also comes with alligators and mosquitoes and I've been able to avoid them so far. 

I miss you guys, Studio 55 and friendship.  It's been such a pleasure and privilege to be part of this wonderful group for over a decade and I will stay in touch as a member.  You have no idea how good you have!

I will be in Springfield during September 9-11 and would love to see many of you. Please get in touch with me individually. If you haven't had a chance to watch my TEDx talk on Youtube I invite you to do so. I've had so many people who reached out afterward. I think you will enjoy my art, journey as a physician-artist and the unique message. :  I believe it's never too late to follow your dream at any age and live life to the fullest.  

Enjoy your group show at the Botanical Center, The Elliott Robinson CPA Firm, and a wonderful summer!

Sending you hugs and blessings from Sarasota,


Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC): 

Learn more on their website. One can also register to receive a newsletter about events and exhibits in the Missouri and Springfield area and learn the advantages of joining SRAC.

  Thanks to Tracy Bruton for the photos of the  June Meeting

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July 2023

Photos of the June meeting are posted at the bottom of the page

Rick Atwell

RicksMaine to Missouri” Watercolor Collection is still on display at the Walnut Street Inn. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, please stop by. Address: 900 E Walnut St, Springfield, MO.

Art curators are Sandra and Don Letson

Alicia Farris

Coming to news stands soon: Splash 24, Best of Watercolor publication, where you’ll find two of Alicia Farris’ works included in a beautiful collection of juried watercolors from internationally submitted works.   This is the first time her work has been selected for this annual publication. 
You’ll also see Alicia’s painting, Bomb Pop Stop in the Watercolor USA exhibit which is now at the Springfield Art Museum. 
Alicia still has limited available space in her upcoming FACES and FIGURES workshop at Splatter Studio, July 20 and 21. Find details hereandContact Alicia if you interested.


Meike Aton Gallery

Finally! Here it is, the long requested spray foam texture workshop!

We will work on two successive Thursdays. Day one you’ll learn t
o manage the material, it’s a challenge! Day two you’ll paint your textured image with acrylic paints.
Date: Thursday, July 20  and 27, 10-4pm
Tuition: Early bird $190 if paid by 7/14 and $220 after that date.

Learn more here!

Meike Aton Studio & Gallery 
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr 
Building K-300
Springfield, Mo 65804

Welcome New Member Tiffany Collins

Owner/Artist LUCID TLC ARTS Studio and Art Gallery  214 N. Massey Blvd. Nixa, MO


You are invited to an ART OPENING on FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2023 AT 6 PM

“Echoes of the Ozarks…the beginning”

This is an introduction to the collaborative work of Lura Faye Cotton and Dana Neuenschwander of Wonder Atelier. 

Lura Faye and Dana were our featured speakers for Studio 55's June Meeting. They will be showing their original large collaborative pieces at the gallery.

2023 ​​​​Exhibit Report from Chairman Gary Tebbenkamp


Current Exhibit: Elliot Robinson CPA Now through AUGUST 31, 2023

​Address: 2305 S Blackman Rd Suite D, Springfield, MO 65809.


The Elliott Robinson CPA Firm will host a reception for Studio 55 and the artists who are currently exhibiting at their venue. The reception will be Tuesday, July 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ERCPA offices, 2305 South Blackman Road, Suite D, Springfield, 65809. If you haven’t viewed this exhibit please come by and take a look at the creativity of Studio 55 artists. Artists exhibiting at the ERCPA Gallery: Rebecca Burrell, Ken Burstin, Greg Chappell, Mona Gist, Ann Kynion, Sandra Letson, Steve McGuire, Joellen Middlestadt, Dawna Middleton, Ruth Penaherra-Norton, Leta Sapp, Carol Siano, Carol Snyder and Gary Tebbenkamp

Springfield Botanical Center Exhibit for members only: please contact Gary if you did not receive the following email:

Registration must be emailed to Gary Tebbenkamp,  phone: 417-234-2868

Here is the information you need to know to participate in the upcoming art exhibit at the Springfield Botanical Center (2400 South Scenic, Springfield)

  • Deadline for email submissions and tag information is Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Drop-off artwork: Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Pick-up artwork: Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 Studio 55 members may submit 2-3 entries per person. The third entry may be used if space is available. Entries should not be larger that 20” x 20” (outside dimension of frame or gallery wrapped art without frame).

All entries must have wire hangers, be framed or gallery wrapped canvas (staples on the back). 

The following information must be placed on the back of each entry and also e-mailed to me for preparing the exhibit tags:
1.  Title of entry
2.  Artist name
3.  Medium used
4.  Size: Width x Height in inches (in that order please)
5.  Price or NFS (not for sale)
6.  Artist phone number

SRAC SHOWCASE  Website: Springfield-Branson National Airport

Springfield Regional Arts Council, is showcasing artwork from their talented members. If you are traveling this summer take some time to walk through the Sky Gallery and enjoy this new selection of art. This show will be up until August!" Studio 55 members are highlighted. Congratulations to all!

Featured  artists: François Larivière, Andrea Hellman, Jay Albin, HJ Schumer, Trevor McDonald, Debbie Southard, Ann Marie Rausch, Dawna Middleton, Jennifer Nelson, Joy Hogan, Laura Ingalsbe, Linda Passeri, Lynnsey Fletcher, Rachelle Leonardo, J. Kent Martin, Beth Burton, Andrew Jones, Andi Snethern, Weirong Schaefer, Carol Snyder, Teresa Fry Green, Shawn Sanderlin, Jane Ballard, Andrew Mann, Nancy Dornan, Kevin Richardson.

Welcome new member Lynnette Horn, artist, writer, speaker

Lynnette Horn Fine Art see her beautiful art on her website:

I’m a self-taught painter, who paints realism in acrylics. I’ve been creative all my life, mostly as a writer. I have a BS in Communications from Maryville University in St. Louis and spent most of my career in journalism and creative writing. Nineteen years ago, I discovered painting, and never looked back. At first, I explored decorative and traditional folk art, which I still love. Eventually, I moved on to fine art. My passion is to paint the people and culture of Missouri, to capture what is good and beautiful in our state. So, I paint mostly landscapes and ordinary people, non exclusively.  I want my audience to find their own story in my artwork and leave with a deeper understanding of themselves and their culture. I'm a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and a board member of the Southern Missouri Arts Connection. I'm currently preparing for a curated art show, Art on the Border, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. And I have a number of pieces on display in the new Lucid TLC Arts in Nixa. I started off the year as a featured artist of the Missouri Arts Council. I am also a Dynasty Brand Specialist and a DecoArt Helping Hand Artist.


​NEW CLASSES: Please check out the schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented Studio 55 members!  

Learn more: 2023 Classes


"Latin American Art Mural"

JULY 12, 2023,  1:00 PM ​  


(Entrance to to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church)



Come meet artists Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado (Laughingwell Studio) and Elizabeth Barker (art educator, Lebanon High School) and learn about the conception, process and completion of the recently finished Latin American heritage mural in Lebanon, Missouri. A PowerPoint presentation will accompany their presentation.

This project was funded thanks to a grant from the Missouri Arts Council! It was painted on canvas and designed to be moveable to adapt to future construction at LHS. The mural is dedicated to Maria Stone, who was a beloved member of the community. 

Studio 5 members Roberto and Linda said: "Laughingwell Studio was honored to receive the commission of The Latin American Heritage Mural. The mural was drawn in our studio from an approved color study, the canvas was stretched over panels on site and painted with the assistance of art students."

Please watch a seven minute video of the mural project filmed by Lebanon High School Art Teacher, Eric Adams and his Visual Arts Students: 

The Latin Heritage Mural depicts Maria Stone on the left edge, Angel Falls, Nazca Lines, a colossal stone head, El Tazumal, the American Continents, Aztec calendar, Messi, red parrots, a volcano and church in Ecuador, Harvest Tabernacle in Lebanon and three members of the community.
Each tile tells a story that connects the artist to a Latin image of their country, flora and fauna, family, foods, dancers, musicians and their instruments, former LHS students, religious figures and locations.

Members and guests are invited to bring 1-2 piece of their art for "show and share."​ This is a fun time of sharing, socializing, and enjoying light refreshments. ​