Formed Gallery

Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Andi Snethern, and Dawna Middleton are Formed Gallery members. Formed Gallery displays works by local artists, crafted in all types of media. They also have classes, workshops and maker meet-ups.

​First Friday: Stop by from 6-9pm for a chance to speak with their artists. 210 East Walnut Street, Springfield..

Learn more about Formed Gallery by clicking here

Claire Barber

One of my favorite pastimes is making yard bouquets. I mostly use flowers from my own yard, but I have been known to pick a few wildflowers from some remote roadside areas. I think the fall arrangements are among my favorites, so I am sharing a variety of some of my autumn displays. As you can see, I sometimes add a few additional features such as grasses, painted leaves and feathers. I hope I have inspired you to go out and pick some lovely flowers before they become damaged by the cold temperatures.

Bring the beauty that surrounds you inside!

To learn more see  

Judy  Ferguson:  “Voyage of the Saturn” 12 X 30 oil on canvas. Painted for her  son in law, Slacker Harrelson. Original composition.

You are invited to check out the new schedule of classes and get-togethers lead by our talented members! Some of the classes are on line and most are in person. This page is updated monthly.

Learn more: 2022 Classes

Ursula Wollenberg

My art is on display @ Bambinos..

Please check out  my upcoming classeshere

Check out my bio here




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​​​Bambino's Restaurants:

​Enjoy a great Italian feast!

Featuring artists:  Louise Eggleston, Chis Haik, Steve McGuire, Cindy Qualye, Ursula Wollenberg, and Janene Moser.  

Locations:  1141 E Delmar St. and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO.

If you are interested in selling your art at Bambinos contact Sandra or Don Letson, curators for Bambinos Restaurants. This is a project promoted by Sandra and Don to encourage local artists. Contact Sandra Letson: 417.496.1838 to get on the list to exibit and cell your art!  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. 

Susie Sharpe

"Following a successful show in Madrid in August, Susie Sharpe just returned from her show at the Paris international art fair at Carousel du Louvre.  This prestigious event was held next to the Louvre Museum and was attended by tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.  

She also won the Merit Prize Award this month at the International Art "Color" Competition with a cash prize.  

Artist: Https://


You are invited to our November Program

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022,  1:00 p.m.

Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National

Program by Judith Fowler 

Emeritus Professor, Missouri State University

Topic “Imaginative Thought Processes & Creative Journaling” 

Members and guests are invited to show 1-2 pieces of their art following the program.

Masks are not required, but strongly recommended due to a number of our members having compromised immune systems and at a high risk of infection. 

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Fresh Gallery

The Simmons Bank Symphony Art Show winners will be announced at the November art walk on November 4th. Reception is from 6-9 pm. Sponsored by Simmons Bank Symphony, The Springfield Symphony, and Fresh Gallery. First Place Award: $400, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100

Congratulations to member Steve McGuire, who won 2nd place.

Congratulation to the following Studio 55 members  who were for accepted for this juried show: Nadine Ellman, Ann Kynion, Steve McGuire, Andi Snethern, Eleanor Strauser, and Janet Jordan

Fresh Gallery is offering five one hour Fused Glass Ornament Classes on Sunday, December 4.  The instructor is  Cheryl  Vowels. Class is for  beginners 6 years old and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Cost: $35 (additional ornaments will be discounted $5 and available to be purchased the day of the class)  Learn more and register


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Photos of the October Meeting by Cindy Bylander, Gary Tebbenkamp and Sandra Letson

November 2022

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

Studio 55 Exhibits 2022 and 2023 (past and future)​​​ 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, 20224653 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 

Future Exhibits:

The next Studio 55 Exhibit will be at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, and run from December 3, 2022 to February 25, 2023.

The cut-off date for receiving submissions is November 25, 2022.  

Members should have received directions by email for submitting entries or click on the following link: Library Station


The theme for this exhibit is “Gifts for Giving, Seasons for Sharing”. The giving of gifts may be one of the oldest of human activities that pre-dates civilization and may go back to the origin of our species. Even in primitive culture the giving of gifts was fairly common as it was used to show love and affection toward one another. Over the centuries gifts and celebrations ranged from very simple to extremely elaborate. The tradition of gift giving, and celebrations remains a part of our culture, defines who we are and the message we want to send with our gift and our celebration. 


  • Our exhibit is scheduled for 2023 at 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 contact Exhibits Chair: Gary Tebbenkamp, (417) 234-2868.

Judith Fowler is an artist, educator, art therapist, and illustrator.  The topic for her program is titled: “Imaginative Thought Processes & Creative Journaling”
Judith said: “I will bring a group of small egg tempera paintings and an illustrated journal I published as examples of Creative Thought Processes and artistic journaling.” We are very grateful to Tracy Bruton for scheduling this outstanding speaker.

This past June and August, many of Judith Fowler’s paintings were exhibited at Brick City Gallery, which is first of a series honoring faculty of the Department of Art and Design and Missouri State University. This exhibit included a variety of works drawn from her long career as an artist. Judith retired in 2014 after teaching full time at MSU since 1997 where she taught painting, drawing and art education and was coordinator of the art education department. She taught a total of 45 years in higher education and has facilitated numerous workshops and done presentations nationally and internationally. As an Art Therapist she founded Art on Wheels Missouri and has done much work serving communities such as the Joplin Tornado, Katrina, and Rita.

To learn more about Judith, see Judith Fowler timeline list, which was used for her exhibit this summer. 

Meike Aton

Please check out  my upcoming classes here

Come see me at the First Friday ArtWalk Hollister, Missouri, on  Downing Street

Date: November 4, 2022

First Friday Art Walk is an informal sidewalk art display by regional artists every First Friday of each Month. Times are usually 4-8 or 9pm depending on weather.

Contact Info: 417-3433481            See my artwork at my Gallery: call to schedule a time  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


Ken Richardson

Congratulations to Ken Richardson who has been selected to be an exhibiting artist at Springfield’s Obelisk Home Gallery.   

Red Wings: steel, paint and vintage cheese box
11” x 3.5” x 12”

Obelisk will be exhibiting Ken’s work starting in the November First Friday Art walk. Some of his pieces will be included in the featured artist area. At this time it is not known where others will be placed.

November at the Springfield Art Museum : Learn More

Fresh Gallery

​Studio 55 Members who are members of Fresh Gallery: Nadine Ellman, Janet Jordan and Cheryl Vowels, 

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, Mo 65806.

Join Fresh Gallery on First Friday from 6-9pm!