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

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Claire Barber

When organizing my supplies, I came across a bin with an assortment of unfinished wooden shapes that I must have found at a garage sale. I decided to try combining some of these pieces to create a few wooden candlesticks. After playing with random shapes, I finally ended up selecting three candlesticks with the look and height I liked. Once I decided on the configurations, I affixed the shapes with some E6000 glue and let each piece dry overnight. Next, I painted each stick with a dark walnut stain and let dry. Since I planned on simulating age by distressing them, I applied Vaseline on some of the prominent areas before applying two coats of white chalk paint over the dark stain. To give them the country chic vibe I was going for, I began hand sanding each piece with medium grit sandpaper. I first concentrated on the areas where I had applied the Vaseline. I continued sanding until I achieved the desired look. This group of candle holders has the deliberate worn-in look I wanted to achieve, but I realize I could have just stayed with the walnut stain. However, I do like the charming rural trend which is in style right now. What’s your preference?

For Claire's Blog  click here

Dawna Middleton

I will have artwork displayed at Gailey's Breakfast Cafe for the month of March and April.

The individual in the first image is from a series of 10 pieces called "How Does This Happen?"

All ten will hang the full two months.

In April, I will switch out the additional wall space I will have. All the artwork will hang on the side where the bar is, near the front entrance.

March 2022

First Friday Art Walk:  

Friday,  March 4th

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

Alicia Farris was honored to have her article, "Let it Flow," which discusses painting watercolor on Yupo, published in the Winter 2022 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine.  

Recent acceptances to National exhibits include Southern Watercolor Society for her painting, "Behind the Shades" which will take place in Bradenton, Fla and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies for her painting, "Skepticism", which will be in Albuquerque, NM. This is her third acceptance in both societies, which will earn Alicia signature memberships in both. Images are on the cover of the winter issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. 

Alicia: “If you are in the Springfield, MO area, I'm happy to be Waverly House Gallery's visiting guest artist for the month of March! The exhibit will open March 4 and will be up through March 26, 2022.”

Alicia Farris Fine Art
4650 S. National Ste. C-5
Springfield, Mo 65810

Ken Richardson

Recent work:  "Minor Caffeine Dependency "

This is #5 in the series “Life in a Cup “

Steel and Acrylic

3.5” x 1.5” x 5.5”


The 2022 Juried Art Show is open for submissions for 2D and 3D artists. 

Click the link below to apply.⁠ 


Ramona Gist

My painting "Hay Bales" was accepted for the next show for Sky Gallery at the Springfield Branson National Airport.

Meike Aton

See my Art Work and new videos at 

www.MeikeAton.com   Instagram.com/meikesArt  and FB 

Visit my Studio/Gallery at 
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr Building K-300
Springfield, Mo 65804

Meike Aton, 417-343-3481

Photos shown of my paintings: "Trying the Pollock Look" 

You are invited to join us at our regular meeting place in 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.

Please submit announcements to studio55guild@gmail.com for the newsletter Canvas, at least one week before the last day of the month for publication in the following month's newsletter.  

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Steven Spencer is a Springfield native and a graduate of Hillcrest High School and Drury University. At Drury he learned the fine art and technical skills of photography and became interested in doing low light photography of people in bars, musicians, dancers, and boxers. He photographs in Springfield, the US, and all over the world. He enjoys the challenge of taking photos in areas that some might consider challenging, or even dangerous. His main area of focus is the lives of real people and their surroundings. Steven has a special talent for connecting with people, and non-native cultures, and making friends wherever he goes. He is a storyteller through the lens of his camera. 

Steven said: “In general I am just photographing my footprint, where I’m at, and what I have seen. My work explores the social and geographic landscape of the places that I lived and travel to around the world. I have photographed all my life and in 2005 it turned into an art form. Once printed and framed and hung on the walls they speak for themselves."

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Fresh Gallery

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Janet Jordan, 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! 

Vivian Terbeek and Darlene Prater

This Friday, March 5, Vivian and Darlene will be in a show at the Creamery Art Center called “With Every Fiber”. 211 N. Sherman Parkway from 5-7 pm. Please come!! A show dedicated to fiber arts, fashion, illustration of costume design, costume, or wearable art!

Call to Artists:  The Finley River Fine Arts organization invites the public to enter the upcoming "Mystery Box" art show/competition. (You do not have to be a member of FRFA to enter)
Mystery boxes (Chinese food boxes) contain an item that must inspire or be incorporated in the artwork you create. There is no limit to the number of boxes you may purchase, and no restrictions of medium or size of artwork. 

Mystery boxes will be available for $5 each at the next two monthly Studio 55 meetings (March 9th and April 13th) or at the Finley River Art Gallery in Ozark.
Entries due: May 18-21 (Hand delivered to the Finley River Art Gallery on the square in Ozark between 10am - 3pm Wednesday thru Saturday)

Prize money: $150, $75, $50

Display dates May 27th-June 11th. 
Reception is Friday, May 27th at 6:30pm

Farley Lewis

I'm teaching a 2-day workshop on March 25-26 at Silver Springs Gallery in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. 

I won Best Water in the national competition Plein Air Salon for January. The painting will be featured in Plein Air Magazine in the next issue. 

I just found out I was juried into the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society's 2022 Online Show. I won First Place in the show. Wow!


Website: https://farleylewis.com

Paula Moore

Click  here to read Paula's bio

Monday, March 7th, 2022 Workshop  Paper Kaleidoscopes Maze
Splatter Art Studio, 4160 S Lone Pine Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804

Description: Explore how the 7 elements and 8 principles of design weave together to create a successful painting, every time!
You’ll start out with a blank piece of paper & I’ll lead you through the decision process as your original paper kaleidoscope emerges into view. This theory class is applicable to all art mediums; however watercolor paints or colored pencils will work best on paper. Prepared paper is provided. Bring your regular watercolor supplies & a black pigma micron pen.  Cost is $30 which includes the $5.00 venue fee & instructions, and valuable instructional resources. Read more details & register on my website. Workshop size is limited to 9 participants.  https://paulamooreart.com/class-calendar

 Studio 55 Arts Guild Program, Wednesday, March 9th 

1:00 p.m.  

Artist Talk: Steven Spencer 

“Places they Told Me Not to Go”
Artist/Photographer, Musician and World Traveler

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)

Please contact us at studio55guild@gmail.com for questions or sign up to receive our newsletter.

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, however there will not be a reception, due to Covid-19 concerns. For more detailed information, download all the forms and information by clicking  here or call Bradley Fisher and he will mail you the information and answer questions: 417-886-2675.IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please click here to learn new instructions for dropping off your art

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.  

Rick Atwell

I have become a member of “ Formed Gallery” and will be exhibiting there as of March 1. Would be nice to see everyone there at first Friday art walk! Love to all. 



​​​Bambino's Restaurants:Purchase original art from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast. 

Featured this month: Louise Eggleston, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, Carol Snyder and paintings by Susan Loop (who passed away recently)  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!

Formed Gallery

Rick Atwell, 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 Exhibit at Sky Gallery

Studio 55 is ending their exhibit at the Springfield Branson National Airport on March 4.  Forty-one pieces were accepted for the exhibit. The following members art was displayed: 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.

Pick-up date at the airport: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 4, 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.

Future exhibits 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.  Garyt1949@gmail.com

Susie Sharpe:

Upcoming Shows

New York Art Expo  New York City, April 2022

Check out Susie's website and learn more about her life as a physician and artist: click here