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First Friday Art Walk: Friday, November 5th click here for more information and locations!

A large  number of our members are exhibiting at various venues.

Roberto Regalado:

Professional Artist and Studio 55 member, shared the following photos of interesting and unique pieces he recently completed. The first is 2 door glass panels that are painted on both sides with 4 identical images and almost 5 feet in height. The bowels are either hand carved or chainsaw carved  from Oak. Click here to learn more about Roberto and his wife Linda Spencer. Linda will be our speaker at the December meeting. 

​​Bambino's Restaurants:  Featuring Members Audrey Bottrell-Parks, Louise Eggleston, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, and Greg Chappell and other local artists:  Locations:  1141 E Delmar St and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO. Contact Sandra or Don Letson if you are interested in applying. This is a project promoted by Sandra and Don to encourage local artists. 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.

Alicia Farris:

Alicia Farris was greatly honored to have her painting,  Behind the Shades chosen for inclusion in the American Artists Professional League 93rd Grand National Exhibition, which will take place at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City, November 8-November 19, 2021.  The exhibit will be in person but may also be viewed online at  

Alicia Farris will offer a 2-day online FACES in Watercolor workshop, 11:30-2:30 November 16 and 17, 2021.Click here to learn more about the workshop.
Workshop size will be limited, see information on Alicia's website Alicia Farris - Event - FACES in Watercolor ONLINE

click here to view Alicia's website ​​

Springfield Regional Arts Council: To receive a weekly arts calendar about local art events, email the Sarah Abele
Director of Marketing and Development by clicking here or check out their website by clicking here

Several members are feature in the following exhibit

The Springfield Regional Arts Council Presents "Re-Awakening" at The Sky Gallery. This exhibition is dedicated to works surrounding the theme of the  "Re-Awakening", a flora and fauna inspired show reflecting the beauty and growth of awareness.

Sky Gallery at the Springfield Branson National Airport. To view photos of some of the art currently displayed by members and other local artists  click here 

November 5th First Friday Art Walk: The Creamery Arts Center Celebrate 6 local artists and their extraordinary work with us during "Caught My Eye: A Members' Show Invitational." 
"Caught My Eye" features a selection of juried pieces selected from our Annual Member Show held in June of 2021. This exhibit features exemplary artists that showcase the breadth of our SRAC membership. Sponsored by Pitt Technology Group, the opening reception will feature music from local musician Lyal Strickland, a conversation with author+artist Nicole Chilton of "How Dreams Speak," light bites, and beverages.
This exhibition showcases works by: David Burt, Janelle Patterson, Jesus Ambrocio, Jodie Sutton, Laura Ingalsbe, Marian Chamberlain, & Rusty Lindsey.

Meike Aton:

Open House: Thursday, November 4th: 3:30-7pm at my Studio/Gallery at 1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Building K-300, Springfield, Mo 65804​

Did you miss OPEN HOUSE   last month?
Here is your opportunity to see Shannon Bacon's Art with Meike Aton's abstract Art and Fancy Hats by Tiff Mansfield the Milliner, with her awesome, irresistible hand created hats!

Join us for a farewell party with WINE, CHEESE, ART, ART, ART!!!
Thoroughly Modern Milliner, LLC will Show off her awesome, irresistible hand created hats!

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

See my Art Work

Click here for my website
Click here for Instagram  

And FB

Studio 55 Exhibit at Sky Gallery

The final scheduled exhibit for this year (and first for 2022) will be at the Sky Gallery, Springfield Branson National Airport. The exhibit runs from December through February, 2022.

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021

Date you will be notified of acceptance or not acceptance: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Drop-off date at the airport for  entries: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, December 10, 2021. 

Pick-up date at the airport: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, February 25, 2022.

1. Artwork (paintings and photographs) is recommended to be at least 36 inches on one side including the dimension of the frame.  Some smaller size work may be accepted.

2. Hanging the art requires that the piece be wired with D-rings, 1/3 of the way down the back of the work. Do NOT pull the wire tight. For appropriate wire length go to the center of the length dimension and measure down from the top 1/6 of the total height (for example, if 36 inches in total height then mark a spot 6 inches below the top of the midpoint of the length). Pull the wire to that spot and then tighten the wire at the D-rings. 

3. Works must be two dimension (sorry, no three dimensional work for this exhibit). Weight of the artwork cannot exceed 15 pounds. 

4. Work that is not framed must be gallery wrapped (staples on the back, not on the sides) and with all edges and sides finished (not blank).  There are approximately 40 spaces available for art depending on the size of the artwork selected. 

5. You may submit up to five (5) entries in a digital format (JPEG) of your art. Please submit art for the show that has not been previously featured at the Sky Gallery in the last three years. 

6. Name each JPG with your first initial, last name and title of the work (example: BSmithTitle,jpg)

7. Attach to the back of your artwork : Your name, title, price, medium, dimensions (width x height in inches) and contact information. Also send this information to the three parties mentioned below. All artwork must be for sale. Twenty-five percent (25%) commission will be charged for all sold art. 

8.The Springfield Regional Arts Council will handle the sale and send you a check.

Send all submissions to each of the following three persons: 

  1. (Emily Hertzog, Springfield Regional Arts Council,  Director of Programs and Exhibitions)
  2. (Sandra Letson, Studio 55 newsletter editor) 
  3. (Gary Tebbenkamp, Studio 55 Exhibits Committee).

As always, thank you for sharing your creativity in art with the Springfield (and wider) community.

If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact: Gary Tebbenkamp (417) 234-2868

Click here to see some of the art currently on display at Sky Gallery.

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

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Thanks, Sandra Letson, editor.

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Susie Sharpe:

Upcoming Shows:

Brussels International Contemporary Art Fair in, November 18-21, 2021

Miami Spectrum Art Fair, December 1-6, 2021

New York Art Expo  New York City, April 2022

Check out Susie's website: click here

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

For current exhibits:  click here    

Click here to view November Events at the Art Museum

Claire Barber:

Each Christmas for all the special little boys in my life I design and make a reindeer ornament. It is my hope that when they are grown and leave home they will have a treasured handmade reindeer collection to decorate their own Christmas trees. This year I am making plaid cloth ornaments. 

Using a discarded old shirt I doubled the fabric cutting a front and back reindeer. Then, using a blanket stick I began sewing the edges together beginning at the top around the antlers. I stopped and stuffed the antlers and resumed sewing toward the bottom and around one leg. I added additional batting and continued sewing leaving a hole in the butt area to finish stuffing. Once the entire reindeer was adequately filled I finished the final stitching. I made the embellishments cutting small circles about the size of a penny in contrasting fabric scraps. For the eyes I topped the embellishment with a black bead. I attached the circular decorations on both sides of the deer with a needle and thread. For the neck adornment I braided twine and attached a bell. I secured this with some stitching on the neck area and added a string for the hanger. On Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blitzen!

For Claire's Blog  click here

 Studio 55 Arts Guild 

November 10th Program

1:00 p.m.  

Featured Speaker: Professional Glass Artist Cheryl Vowels

Topic: “My Glass Adventures”


The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church 
1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield​​ Missouri

(entrance to The Gallery is off the parking behind the church)

Studio 55 Arts Guild members, art lovers and potential members are invited to meet in-person in our regular meeting place: The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church.  A big shout out to Tracy Bruton for arranging our speaker and program!

If you have never attended meetings, the space is very large and also handicapped accessible. Masks are required, and social distancing will also be practiced for the welfare of everyone attending.

Our Featured Speaker will be none other than Studio 55 Arts Guild member and professional glass artist Cheryl Vowels! The topic of her presentation will be “My Glass Adventures.” She will be sharing with us her journey in and out of glass over the last four decades - from stained glass to Tiffany glass, to blowing glass and finally to kiln formed glass. It will be, without doubt, a very interesting and colorful presentation. You can see some of Cheryl’s beautiful work below. 

“Cheryl started working in glass about 40 years ago. It was her love for the medium and the way the light danced through it on which her passion was built. Her technical skills were developed using historical methods, but her more recent works utilize methods developed by Tiffany. Cheryl's love for the natural world can be seen and felt through her pieces. She utilizes not only glass but agates, stones, shells, and numerous other articles that can be wrapped in the Tiffany method.Her process has evolved from the traditional to the modern. She loves how the interaction between glass and light explode when the right pieces come together. She doesn't try to make the glass work for her, instead she lets it dictate the piece and design.  Her designs are featured in the September 2021 issue of the international magazine, Stained Glass News.” Source

According to Cheryl, "I rely on my almost 40 years in glass construction for the mechanics in the pieces, but it is my background in biology  and passion for the natural world that evoke the feelings I translate into my work. I LOVE glass!!!! Everything about the light dances and how your mind tries to interpret

that message. Whether it is soldered, fused, or blown....I LOVE the result. I compose predominantly abstract pieces that are purely intuitive in nature, and "out of the box" by design. Source

We hope to see you on November 10th!  Contact for Studio 55:

Thanks to Mike Carlie for permission to use excerpts from his newsletter, The Artist’s Palette #42.

 If you are not currently receiving his newsletter The Artist’s Palette, contact him at  

Formed Gallery

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.

Location: 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100. Recently Sherri painted holiday windows at Formed Gallery. She is currently very busy doing other windows in Springfield and the surrounding area.

Learn more about Sherri by clicking here
Learn more about Formed Gallery by clicking here

To learn about art classes, workshops and small get-to-gether groups led by our members see 2021 Classes  or  click here 

Thanks to Tracy Bruton for the photos of the November Meeting

Waverly House Gifts & GalleryJURIED SHOW, "EXPRESSIONS OF JOY"
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 through Saturday, Dec 18, 2021, In Springfield, Missour at 2031 S. Waverly, phone: 417-882-3445

“Expressions of Joy” will open with a reception for the artists and the public on November 12, 2021 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Seventeen artists have been juried in to this show. Several are members of Studio 55.  Member Sherri Davis won "Best of Show"  Other members accepted into this show are Carol Chappell, Judy Ferguson, and Mona Gist.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to A Sporting Chance.

November 2021

Fresh Gallery

Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: 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.