​​​Bambino's Restaurants:

Purchase original art from our artists and enjoy a great Italian feast. 

Featuring:  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.

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. 

Rick Atwell: Formed Gallery Reception Invitation

“ I am featured artist of the month To celebrate I am hosting a ‘ Wine, cheese, and chocolate’

Reception at Formed Gallery on October 7 from 6 to 9 PM. 210 East Walnut Street Springfield. This is during First Friday Art Walk.

I have a new collection of paintings I would love for you to see. Hope you can make it! Kind regards… Rick Atwell. “


Richard E Atwell Jr rickatwell@icloud.com


Check out the new schedule of classes taught by Meike Aton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Paula Moore and Ursula Wollenberg.

You may also be interested in the Monday Painters weekly get-togethers and Urban Sketchers of Springfield, who meet once a month!

click here for more information or go to the top of this page and click on 2022 Classes

Ken Richardson

"Ray the Armadillo Ranger" plans to hang out at Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe Sept-Oct! 

Steel and acrylic • 20” x 2” x 45”


Dawna Middleton  

Exhibit at the Runge Nature Conservation Center - Jefferson City, MO. The exhibit  is for September & October 2022

  • Meet and Greet the Artist will be held on Saturday, Oct 8th, 10am-Noon
  • "Rescued By Love" acrylic painting
  • This event is hosted by Rick Jey for those he has interviewed on "Spotlight on the Artist"  
  • Following is the link to the interview I did on Utube about my art  with Rick Jey. Utube Interview

Exhibit sponsored by the Springfield Art Council  at the Creamery
      "Pure Enjoyment" is October - First Friday Art Walk, Oct. 7, 2022 
      Artwork - "Escaping Reality II" - Acrylic & Mixed Media painting

I also have artwork at Formed Gallery on Walnut St - Springfield, MO

I want to let you know that I had been given permission at work to attend meetings once a month and did once; however, my daughter-in-law had a few challenges with the new baby a few months ago and I am able to go Io Seymour every Wednesday to help her and my granddaughters for the day. This has been quite a blessing for me. I am so thankful I can do this.  Dawna

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

With the approach of autumn I’ve been toying with ideas for displaying my painted leaves and pumpkins. These natural, salvaged items although fulfilling to make and may have aesthetic value but have no functional purpose. I thought it might be inspirational and increase their appeal by suggesting some imaginative ways to showcase these repurposed elements. My experiments with different presentation formats are depicted by the photos above. My goal here was to display their beauty into more practical uses such as table decor, porch displays, wall hangings, bouquets and gift wrapping embellishments. Let me know your thoughts. Happy Fall!

To learn more click here   

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! 

Three Studio 55 Members will be featured artists at Art In the Park 2022:

Meike Aton: MeikeAton.com

Audrey Bottrell-Parks: audreybottrell.com

​La Donna Greiner:  barnsbackroads.com

Learn more about Art in the Park at The Southwest Missouri Arts and Craft Guild

Alicia Farris

Alicia Farris is exhibiting a one-person show at the Greene County Library Center on Campbell.  She would love for anyone interested to stop in to see it!  


October 2022


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Fresh Gallery

The Springfield Symphony painting event entries are due. The deadline is October 9th. Those accepted into the juried show will be notified no later than October 17th. Selected entries need to be framed, wired, and ready for display. Winners will be announced at the November art walk on November 4th. Sponsored by Simmons Bank Symphony and The Springfield Symphony.
Winners will be announced at the November art walk on November 4th. 
AWARDS: First Place: $400, Second Place: $200, Third Place: $100

ENTRY FEE: $25 non-refundable entry fee – up to three submissions
Check out the link below for additional details.

Fresh Gallery Watercolor Class taught by Nadine Ellman 
"I am teaching a watercolor class Saturday Oct. 15th, noon to 4 at Fresh Gallery. You can sign up on their website:"  Fresh Gallery Events 

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 Library Station  Exhibit, December 2022, January 2023, February 2023
  • I just received confirmation about our exhibit schedule 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.  Garyt1949@gmail.com

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

Meike Aton

Meike’s new workshop: "How to Create this from That, A textural approach to painting" October 12 -13, 2022, at Meike's studio. Create a textural composition from a treasure chest of stuff (provided) and turn it into a magnificent piece of art.

Meike will be participating in  Art in the Park 2022, October 8 & 9, 10am-4:30pm
Sequiota Park, 3500 S Lone Pine Street, Springfieldi 
United States

See my artwork 

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


Photos of September  Meeting by Sandra Letson

Ursula Wollenberg

My art is on display @ Bambinos.. Please check out  my upcoming classes here

Check out my bio here




Blog:  https://uwoll.blogspot.com

Luther Smith

I am a new member of the club and new to the art world.   I was fortunate to have 38 paintings on display for the months of August and September at The Conservation Nature Center.  I just started painting four years ago and this is the first time I have had a display. I hope you enjoy the  photos I took of the display.

You are invited to our October Program

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022,  1:00 p.m.

Where: THE GALLERY at NACC, 1515 South National

Program by Angel Brame: "Going From One Project To Another"

​'My initial love in art was paint. I love the ability of paint to be manipulated to create color and texture on a flat surface that draws your attention and makes you want to reach out and touch it. I left an incredible art department in high school and headed to a university setting where I developed an ugly case of burnout. I took a break, got married, changed careers and achieved my first Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources.

After years of “no art,” I took a local pottery class for therapy. I was hooked. I found myself in the local community clay center several days a week and wanted more. I went back to school for my second Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. Finishing what I started right after high school was a personal goal that meant more to me than I ever imagined it could.

As any artist can attest, we are constantly evolving in our craft.  I find that I need the occasional challenge to push me in new directions.  Early on, it was applying to national and international juried shows and competitions.  In 2016, I stumbled across a potter in Kentucky that was making one small critter every day.  I loved watching her daily creations.  It sparked my first big challenge.  I created one small pouring vessel every day in 2017.  That entire project took 22 months to complete, including three gallery exhibits and a magazine article.

So, what's next?  Some of the pieces in the 2017 project took on personalities.  Some had wings, tentacles, wheels, etc.  I decided that my next project would start there.  I would take everyday objects and let critters "recycle them into escape vehicles."  This project has been in three gallery shows and heads to Columbia in November for one last showing.  The biggest take-away from this project is the total necessity for planning ahead and problem solving for when that didn't work.

While I spend most of my time on functional pieces that grace galleries and retail shops from MO to WI, I find that these side projects keep me energized and challenged.

I will bring a few of the remaining One Per Day pieces and a couple of the sculptures for the current body of work.  I will also bring a few functional pieces to show how I maintain, yet let evolve, that body of work.  

My social media:  dragonfliesandmudpottery.com
Facebook: Angel Rogles Brame  or dragonflies and mud pottery

Etsy: dragonflies and mud

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

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

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