Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations

Featuring artists:   Nancy Day, Ladonna Greiner, Farley Lewis. Steve McGuire, Carol Roberts, 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:


Gailey’s  Café from Carol Snyder

Gailey’s Cafe on Walnut Street, downtown Springfield 220 E. Walnut Street 

Finley River Fine Art group is exhibiting.

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:

Tracy Bruton

Studio 55 Exhibits 2022 and 2023 ​​​ Report from Gary Tebbenkamp

  • Sky Gallery, Springfield-Branson National Airport, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Springfield, Dec. 2021-February 2022. 
  • Library Center Exhibit, May 2-28, 2022, 4653 South Campbell, Springfield, MO (for photos see the May CANVAS)
  • Conservation Nature Center Exhibit, May 28-July 2, 2022 (for photos see the July CANVAS)
  • Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, August 20 to September 30, 2022 

Twenty Sixth Annual Senior Art Exhibition ( March 22 – April 13, 2023, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. If you have not  received  the CALL FOR ARTISTS brochure with instructions and application click here to download the brochure to print or call Bradley Fisher at 417. 886.2675 and he will mail you a brochure. This exhibition is open to all visual artists age 60 or older. All works must be hand-delivered to the Fuldner Lounge at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 20, 2023, between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. only. Works delivered after 3:00 p.m.will not be accepted. 

Artists' Reception Thursday, March 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. with awards presentation at 7:00 p.m. 

 Elliott Robinson, CPA Firm: We are the featured exhibiting group from May through August, 2023 per Brenda Raynor, Marketing Consultant. The upside of this venue is that it is prepared to handle large sized art work, something our Studio 55 artists don’t have in every venue with which we work. 

For Questions or suggestions about exhibits contact our tExhibits Chair: Gary Tebbenkamp, (417) 234-2868.

Vivian Terbeek

I will be having a show of my paintings of Irish Cottages for the month of March at Tea Bar& Bites, 621 S Pickwick Ave, Springfield, MO
They feature light cafe fare & housemade pastries served all day in a charming setting with a courtyard.
Check their website for hours of operation and menu:

Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado

Click here to view the Feb 6th-14th Time Lapse of the Hispanic Heritage Mural by Laughingwell Studio at the Lebanon, MO. High School..

Hispanic Heritage Mural for Lebanon High School

 Acrylic on canvas stretched on 5 MDF panels with 1X1 foot Masonite tiles to be painted by art students and installed around the perimeter of mural. 

The concept and subject matter were suggested by students and their families living here and in their countries. Some art students were invited to paint with us. 

Elizabeth Barker, the high school art teacher that inspired us and her students, was the driving force in this and other projects. Eric Adams and his visual art students were responsible for making the daily videos. Eric is a fine photographer and art teacher; Elizabeth is a talented ceramist. 

Roberto Regalado 
Mobile 417 459 9354
Studio  417 345 8688
Facebook: Laughingwell Studio 

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Jim Landis


 “If you can draw it, you can paint it.” That’s what my art instructor told me when I expressed my insecurity about doing my first color painting. Looking back, I can see how right she was. Draftsmanship and its principles are so much a part of color work. I find it profitable to engage in drawing on a regular basis. Drawing requires less time than color work, yet you get all the benefits of practicing composition, value, shape, mass, space, texture, line, etc. Here is a recent charcoal study I did of a friend

Please check out the schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented members!

 Learn more: 2023 Classes (New classes by Farley Lewis and Meike Aton)

Susie Sharpe

"A few months ago, I set another courageously ambitious goal for myself: to become a TEDx speaker. TEDx is a highly selective, prestigious event that is challenging enough for native speakers, but for me it felt like the scariest challenge. After some hard work, I am thrilled to report that I got chosen to speak at TEDx in Seattle this April. I will speak about my journey as a physician-artist and the legacy I want to leave for everyone who dares to dream big.  I will also share many of my artwork with the global audience when my TEDx gets published on YouTube after the event. "  

Artist website

Hue-ping Chin 

Hardwood Gallery will feature Dr. Hue-ping Chin from March 24th to June 1st.The opening reception is scheduled at 6pm, on Friday, March 24th. Hardwood Gallery is located on the second floor of Olin Library, Drury University (900 N. Benton Ave.) 

 I hope you will come to the reception! 

Thank you so much, 


Formed Gallery 

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. 

Members of Fresh Gallery who are member of Studio 55: Nadine Ellman, Janet Jordan, Jason Martin and Cheryl Vowels.

Location: 401 North Boonville. Please check the website here  for regular business hours. Open First Friday. 

Cheryl Vowels is offering two fused glass classes in March. Learn more here!


WAVERLY HOUSE GIFTS AND GALLERY 2031 S. WAVERLY, Springfield, MO. 65804 (417) 882-3445, EMAIL:

THEME: “New Beginnings”  (a juried show with awards for BEST OF SHOW, THEME AWARD, THREE JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS )

DATES OF EXHIBIT  - May 5 – May 27, 2023 5 – 7:30 p.m.   – OPENING RECEPTION FOR “ New Beginnings” art show.

Entry forms due on or before April 4, 2023

Entries due April 11, 2023
Entry Fee - $5.00 per entry

Download the entry form and all information here

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, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire
On display February 24, 2023 — May 26, 2023
The following member are in this exhibit: Meike Aton, Dawna Middleton, and Teresa Green/Fry

. To see more of the exhibit: Sky Gallery 

March 2023 

(Photos of the February meeting are posted at the bottom of the page)


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Photos of the February meeting by Tracy Bruton.

Ann Kynion

 Nancy Day and Ann Kynion have an exhibit at Nearly Famous Deli across from the mall in the Brentwood Center. It will be up until April 11th, come by, eat a great meal, enjoy the art and find a piece to of art for yourself. 

Also, Ann just returned from an exciting Antarctica Cruise and hope to be sharing a program about it at the IAAOT  (Member org. to advocate and promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctica)


Exhibits and more at the Springfield Art Museum : Learn More

Studio 55 Artist Talk

When: Wednesday  March 8, 2023,  1:00 p.m.

Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National  Avenue, Springfield, Missouri

Program by artist Rebecca Lewis Smith   

Subject: "Journey in Abstraction" 

Rebecca will share ideas and examples reflecting the process and execution of abstract painting, techniques, tools, and guiding principles. Please visit Rebecca's website.

Members and guests are invited to bring 1-2 piece of their art for "show and share"

Rebecca’s experience as an artist began with a love for abstract expressionist painting, followed by an early career creating contemporary stained-glass window designs. She is well versed in oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, mixed media and pastels.

Much of what Rebecca does in the studio is deeply influenced by both modern and ancient art, and she revels at exploring any and all art museums. She is particularly fond of abstract expressionism and expressionism in general for the way the styles communicate the individuality and spirit of the artist.

The artist holds a BFA degree in painting and drawing and an MS in education and has taught both art and gifted education in Missouri. She is a Freeman Foundation Scholar participating in study abroad in both China and Japan. Her most recent studies were with Cold Wax Academy in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is a juried artist member of Best of Missouri Hands and an artist member of Fresh Gallery.

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Claire Barber

Winter Bouquets: Feathers, Leaves and Sticks:
During the barren winter months in Missouri one of the things I miss most are floral bouquets. However, I’ve found an abundance of lovely things in the yard and surrounding areas to satisfy my obsession. I get great pleasure using feathers, painted leaves and sticks to make up for the lack of flowers in the cold season. Coupled with a few dried grasses and arranged in a container, these items make lovely table decor. Hopefully these photos will inspire you to also hunt and gather.

I am a self-taught artist, a former teacher and professional grant writer. I began my art career after retiring in 2006. 

I have a great art studio in my home in Springfield, Missouri. I continue to learn through videos, books and following my favorite artists on social media, blogs, and Pinterest. I embrace my life with gratitude and aspire to keep growing as a person and as an artist.


Fresh Gallery Annual juried art show. The new year provides new awards thanks to Simmons Bank corporate sponsorship.

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, March 3 through Friday, March 31, 2023
RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: Friday, March 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We encourage you to attend the awards ceremony at Fresh Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk. on March 3.

Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire and possibly other members were accepted for this show.