Call for Artists: Art in the Garden

We would love to have local artists display and sell their work during the Phelps Grove Neighborhood Art in the Garden tour. It will last from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Maps to the tour will be sold in the parking lot of the Springfield Art Museum, and visitors can park there too. The map will show which gardens are open to visitors and which artists will be displaying work in each garden.

We need to know as soon as possible who will participate and what kind of work they will be displaying so we can match artists and gardeners and then create flyers advertising the event and get them distributed to businesses in the area.

Please give us their name, phone number and e-mail address so we can communicate with you. Call Vicky Trippe, 417-865-6333 if you are interested.

There is no cost, and all the money artists take in during the day is theirs. 

The information and photos of past tours is up on the web site of Neighborhood News, and the story and photos are in the March newspaper.


We hope to have Studio 55 members join us on June 25.

Vicky Trippe

Alicia Farris

I want to spread the word about Marilynne Bradley's watercolor workshop “THE SHADOW KNOWS!” 

This will be June 8 and 9, 2023. 

Here is the link and the details.

The link will furnish Info for contacting either Marilynne or me to register for this workshop at Splatter.

Call For Artists:

Art in The Park Is back in Sequiota Park Springfield

Show dates: Saturday October 14, 10am-4:30pm, Sunday October 15, 

Applications accepted: Open April 15, closing June 10
Notices of acceptance mailed out July 1

More info:
They have Space for 25-30 juried artists from a variety of disciplines: painting, pottery, jewelry, drawing, photography, printmaking, recycled and new clothing. 
There will be a Food truck and a harpist will be providing soothing background harmonies.

Photos of the April meeting with the program by Rick Atwell

Oportunities to sell your art:

​Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations

Featuring artists:   Battlefield Location: Nancy Day, Ladonna Greiner, Steve McGuire, Carol Roberts, and Delmar Location: 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 
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:

LaDonna Greiner

If you are in the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, be sure to check out the fine art photography on display. LaDonna Greiner’s photos of the Ozark will be featured from April – October. You can also view select pieces of her fine art photography at the Park Central Library on the square in downtown Springfield.

Interested in reading LaDonna’s latest book, “I’m Here for a Purpose?” You can purchase it directly from her at the May & June meetings or on Amazon

On a personal note, I spent 2 weeks in the Johnson Shut Ins and Alley Spring area shooting Missouri mills, waterfalls, wild horses and lots of wild flowers and dogwood blossoms. What a wonderful way to welcome spring!

Springfield Regional Arts Council: 

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


Fresh Gallery, 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. Check out their website

First Friday, May 5, from 6-9 pm; Member Nancy Dornan will be the featured artist and she will also have a book signing for her book: "I Married An Immigrant" There is a reception that night from 6-8:30 pm

Fresh Gallery: 401 N. Booneville, Springfield, Missouri

Formed Gallery 

Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, Rebecca Lewis Smith, and Dawna Middleton are Formed Gallery members, plus many other local artists.. Open First Friday, 210 East Walnut Street. Lots of new art and gifts are available. 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100, Springfield, MO Please check Formed Gallery website  for more 

Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado: 

Latin American Heritage Mural

Lebanon High School with support from the Missouri Arts Council and professional services from Laughingwell Studio created a Latin American Heritage Mural. This video features visual arts teacher Elizabeth Barker, professional artists Linda Spencer and Roberto Regalado, and student artists Leslie Gama-Palomares and Isaac Vargas. Leslie provided the inspiration and leadership for the mural she titled "La Colores De Luz."

Watch the youtube video by clicking here

Meike Aton:

Some of you may be aware, I teach workshops upon request. Recently someone approached me about palette knife and texture.
Here are the great results from our workshop on Palette Knife usage.
I am remodeling my studio and gallery. There will be an open house later in May!

See my artwork:

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

May 2023

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

WEDNESDAY May 10, 2023,  1:00 PM 

Location: THE GALLERY at National Avenue Church, 1515 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO.

Program by acrylic artist: Ann Marie Rausch:  

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"

Ann Marie said: "I create vividly colorful handpainted furniture. I am a planner. I plan out each piece from drawing them to scale, to what color will go where, which all shouts back to my architectural background. I chose wood furniture to be my “canvas” for its unique statement, functionality and for just the funess of it. My inspiration for creating a piece of art work could come from, a pattern, a color combination, a design or the piece of furniture itself. My favorite saying is 'If 10 colors will work, a 100 will work better'."  Commissions welcome!

During her talk she will discuss how she chooses furniture as her canvas and her process for painting the furniture. She will display several of her hand painted creations. Ann Marie is a member of Fresh Gallery. 

Watch an interview with Ann Marie on youtube 

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. ​

​​​Report from Gary  Tebbenkamp, Exhibit Chair: 2023 Exhibits

March 22 to April 13, 2023: Twenty-Sixth Annual Senior Art Juried Exhibit at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. BEST OF SHOW was Shae Johnson for her Charcoal/Pastel piece "Wise Old Gazer" and Nadine Ellman's watercolor piece "Seattle Sun (Son)" won the Jean and Jerry Sanders Memorial Award. Congratulations!


Current Exhibit: Elliot Robinson CPA MAY 1 - AUGUST 31, 2023

​Address: 2305 S Blackman Rd suite d, Springfield, MO 65809.

Please text or phone me if you have any questions. 
Gary Tebbenkamp, Studio 55 Exhibits Committee  


Juanita Lee

I am sharing my performance schedule with you with the hopes you will attend our shows. Invite your f riends!

Schedule Subject to Change – For More Info Please Contact Juanita Lee 417-350-0409

Sun, Apr 30 (11 am) - Cherry Blossom Sunday – Elkland Independent Methodist Church, 121 Elkland Rd, Elkland, MO
Sat, May 6, 23 – (4:30-5:00 pm) – Artsfest – Center Stage – Walnut Street – Springfield, MO
Wed, May 17, 23 – (Noon – 12:45 pm) – Wednesday Concerts at Noon Founder’s Park – 330 E Water St, Springfield, MO
Thu, Jun 8, 23 – (11:15–Noon) – Second Half Luncheon – Second Baptist Church, 3111 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO
Sat, Jun 10, 23 – (5:45–6:30 pm) – PreShow – Oldfield Opry – 123 Oldfield Rd, Oldfield, MO (Roughly 25 mi SE of Spfd on MO-125)
Sat, Jul 1, 23 – (6:00-6:45 pm) – Pre-Show – Star Theatre - 205 Main St, Willow Springs, MO

Kenny Key - Mandolin & Vocals
Juanita Lee - Vocals
Dave Wright – Guitar & Vocals
Daryl Tunink - Banjo & Vocals
Scott Barton – Bass & Vocals
Sat, May 6, 23 (7 pm) – Arts in the Park – Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Republic, MO
Sun, Jul 2, 23 (6 pm) – Red White & Bluegrass - Pleasant Home Baptist Church, 3630 E State Hwy AA, Springfield, MO
Sun, Jan 14, 24 – (2 pm) – Library Center, 4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO

Claire Barber

See Claire Barber’s latest project using fabric scraps: the "Funky Bunny"

I am a self-taught artist who works primarily in salvaged materials that can be found in nature, such as leaves, leaf galls, driftwood, sticks, stones, bones, gourds, shells and sea glass. I love the challenge of altering and embellishing these gifts from our physical world. I also dabble in fiber arts with reused textiles, twine, wire, buttons and beads. My goal is to utilize recycled materials in all aspects of my creations, including making my own wrapping paper and cards.

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

Learn more: 2023 Classes (Check out New Watercolor classes taught by Paula Moore and Ursula Wollenberg)  and the summer schedule of drawing classes taught by Chelsie Murfee (a new member who was our speaker in January) Chelsie is in Rome for two weeks to take an oil painting workshop. 

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