Lucid TLC Arts LLC, Studio /Gallery

214 N Massey Blvd, Nixa Mo 65714

Featured artist for September is Wonder Atelier, Dana Neuenschwander and Lura Faye
Join us on Friday September 8th from 6-8 for the Opening for Wonder Atelier’s Exhibit.
Lucid is Partnering with Fresh Poke out of 14 Mill Market for hourderves along with live music from Joe Dillstrum.


  • Classes for September Every Wednesday Acrylic Class with Greg Chappell, $35.00 all supplies included. Class is from 9-12. Get ahold of Greg to reserve your seat 504-613-7810
  • Every Thursday Watercolor Class with Tiffany Collins, $35.00 class, watercolor kit $35.00 (unless you already have one).Class time is from 9-12. Get ahold of Tiffany to reserve your seat. 417-755-3724.
  • Every Thursday night Acrylic Class with Peggy Dyke from 6-8, Class is $35.00 with all supplies included. Get ahold of Peggy to reserve your seat. 417-619-7766. 

Meike Aton

This season again I’ll be participating in the following locations

  • Hollister: First Friday Artwalk (September 1) and State of the Ozarks Fest on Historic Downing Street Saturday, September 16, 10-5pm
  • Joplin: Best of Missouri Hands: On the Road "The World We Create" at the Spiva Art Center.

They had a call for submission to the Spiva Art Center in Joplin. I’m so glad I finally decided to submit. What a fabulous facility all supported by private funding! Mostly the family of the Leggit company. Also: Alicia Farris and Debi Gilly received ribbons.

My upcoming workshop, September 5, 10-4pm “Painting, Texture, and Collage” has a waiting list at this point. Contact me if you want to be on the list for this workshop.

Location: Meike Aton Studio & Gallery 
1200 E. Woodhurst Dr 
Building K-300
Springfield, Mo 65804

Tracy Bruton:
Studio 55 Arts Guild Meeting on August 9, 2023: It was raining cats and dogs, but that didn’t keep us from having a great turn out to hear Nicole Brown and Bridget Bechtel’s talk about the Sculpture Walk in Springfield. Learning about the history and hearing about the plans for the future was both entertaining and inspiring. These ladies did a fantastic job! Our city is better because these two are in it. [💕]

Greg Chappell

I have been invited to be a judge at the Federal Duck Stamp judging in Des Moines, Iowa in September, but decided not to do it.

Judging for the 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Contest will be held in the Olmstead Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The judging will also be live streamed. The 2023 entries will be posted on the USFWS Flickr page when they are available. Please remember these are low resolution scans that have not been color corrected and are not indicative of the true quality of the artwork. All judging will be done viewing the originals in person in a controlled environment. A contest guidebook will also be available closer to the Contest. Learn more about the event!



Artist Meet & Greet

Susie Sharpe, who now lives in Florida, will visit Springfield on September 11th.   As many of you know, Susie has been a long-time member of Studio 55 and Visual Arts and is a physician-artist who has done shows internationally and in the US.  Please come by and catch up on friendship and hear about her recent artistic journey.

When: September 11th, 11 AM
Where: Fresh Gallery: 401 Boonville

Message from Susie:
"I do hope that many people mask up. COVID cases are up all over the country. Thank you. "
Susie Sharpe:
Artist: Https://
TEDx speaker:

Ursula Wollenberg

Ursula Wollenberg just joined; Formed Gallery on Walnut Street in August.  

She will also be teaching a 4 week watercolor class at The Springfield Art Museum, Class starts September 20- October 11.  1:00-400 PM

And exploration of watercolor painting and techniques.  All levels are welcome.For more information, you can contact Ursula @ or call the Springfield Art Museum for more details.


Andi Snethern 

Neosho Arts Council award & The Images Gallery that I’m a new member. Location: W 80th St., Overland Park, Kansas.

 Springfield Art Museum  Current Exhibits

Watercolor USA ends on September 3rd

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September 2023

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

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

Learn more: 2023 Classes.

  Thanks to Tracy Bruton for taking photos at the August Meeting

Formed Gallery: Rick Atwell is the Artist of the Month

Join Formed and help them celebrate their Artist of the Month, Rick Atwell! Rick will be presenting a new exhibition….”BIGGER!”… A collection of large works inspired by seaside travels and Ozarks life. Enjoy refreshments and visit with Rick about his inspirations and processes. There will also be live music and you can meet their artists on Friday from 6-9 pm. Formed Gallery members who are members of Studio 55: Rick Atwell, La Donna Greiner, Sherri Davis, Nancy Dornan, Alicia Farris, Andi Snethern, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Ursula Wollenberg   plus many other local artists. Please join us for the First Friday Art Walk on 

Location: 210 East Walnut Street, Suite 100, Springfield, MO

Please check  Formed Gallery website  for more information and how to become a member.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK:  Locations and Venues  on Friday September 1, 2023

Obelisk Home: First Friday September 1, 2023, 6pm-10pm

214 W. Phelps. Regular hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm

Gallery Artist who are members of Studio 55: Ken Richardson, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Jane Troup plus other local artists. Obelisk  Home website

Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC):

Learn more  about The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC). One can also register to receive a newsletter to learn about events and exhibits in the Missouri and Springfield area and learn the advantages of joining SRAC.

SRAC: Call for artists

Fresh Gallery: 401 N. Booneville, Springfield, Missouri

Gallery members who are Studio 55 members: Nadine Ellman, Farley Lewis, Jason Martin, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Cheryl Vowels and Nancy Dornan plus 14 local artist are members of this gallery.

Website: freshgallery

Please join us on Friday, September 1, from 6 pm-9 pm for the first Friday Art Walk featuring Artist of the month Nadine Ellman.

2023 FRESH GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Fresh Gallery. Steve McGuire was chosen for the Juror's Choice Award.

Nadine Ellman

Nadine Ellman is September’s Featured Artist at Fresh Gallery!

I hope to see you on September 1st for FIRST Friday Art Walk! Come visit with Nadine and other artists, enjoy music, refreshments and beautiful art from 6-8 pm.

Join Nadine for Watercolor and Wine at Fresh Gallery on September 6 from 2-4 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine while you further your watercolor painting skills in a relaxing environment with artist/instructor Nadine Ellman. In this class, Nadine will teach you how to paint watercolor pumpkins just in time for fall. SIGN UP NOW and learn more.

Nadine will be teaching classes every first Wednesday at Fresh Gallery, 401 N Boonville, Springfield, 65806

Fresh Gallery is home to over 20 Springfield area artists. These juried members operate the cooperative gallery and have various specialties, including painting, jewelry, sculptures, pottery, mixed media, woodworking, glass, and photography.
Fresh Gallery is a fiscal agency of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, dedicated to promoting and marketing the arts in Springfield and the surrounding area.

Springfield Regional Art Council exhibits

  • Sky Gallery in the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

Dawna Middleton, Steve McGuire and Doug Steere were juried into the show "Far Above the Sky" featuring a space theme. This show will hang until November 15, 2023

  • Creamery Arts Center:

Doug Steere was accepted for the exhibit “What’s Your Fantasy that starts with an opening reception on September 1 (part of the First Friday Art Walk) between 5-7 p.m. That exhibit runs through September 27, regular hours.

Doug shared his choice for the title of his watercolor: "Pyrokinesis is another word for the ability to be a firestarter, the mythical skill of creating fire with your mind. Stephen King had a book and movie about that featuring Drew Barrymore."

Studio 55 September PROGRAM 
​​WEDNESDAY September 13, 2023,  1:00 PM ​  
THE GALLERY at National Avenue Church
1515 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO. 
(The entrance to The Gallery is adjacent to the parking lot behind the church)

Artist Talk by Ceramicist Kendle Durden:

"In the presentation, I plan to cover my process and inspiration for both of my lines of work (sgraffito and slipcasting) in terms that the non-potter will be able to relate to, and to give the audience an understanding of my path in the art world.

A graduate of Missouri State University with a BFA in Drawing and Ceramics, it took a while to figure out what to do. After years spent working unrelated jobs and teaching ceramics part time, I decided to take the plunge to become a full-time artist. This has taken the form of doing art fairs around the Ozarks; and currently moving further out into the Midwest. I focus on functional ceramics that also have a twist of 'weirdness' to them, in the hopes that people will have an every-day piece of art that brings a bit of strange to their everyday life."

Kendle's website
Instagram: @kdurdenart
Facebook: @kdurdenart

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. ​

Sell your art at three local Cafés:

Bambino's Italian Cafe: Two locations Thanks to all artists who are exhibiting. We are happy for all your sales!

Featuring artists:   Battlefield Location: Julia Barger, Linda Kirshner, Steve McGuire, Nancy Dornan, Bryan Pfeifer and the Delmar Location: Luther Smith. 
Locations:  1141 E Delmar St. and 2810 E Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO.

Contact Sandra Letson, 417-496-1838 if you are interested in selling your 2D art at Bambinos. 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:  Bambino's Cafe

Gailey’s Café:

Solo Exhibition by Carol Snyder! Her solo show will be on display for September and October’s Art Walk - be sure to check it out!
All artist are invited to exhibit whether they have one piece or 10 pieces of artwork. 10% of the sales goes directly to the weight staff. This is the only fee.

Congrats on your sales and to everyone whose an exhibitor at Gailey’
Interested give me (Carol Snyder) a call 417-631-9009.

2023 ​​​​Exhibit Report from Chairman Gary Tebbenkamp


  • Elliot Robinson CPA Exhibit, Ends August 31, 2023. Pick up your art between 9-10 am on August 31st.

​Address: 2305 S Blackman Rd Suite D, Springfield, MO 65809.

If you haven’t viewed this exhibit, please come by and take a look at the creativity of Studio 55 artists. Artists exhibiting: Rebecca Burrell, Ken Burstin, Greg Chappell, Mona Gist, Ann Kynion, Sandra Letson, Steve McGuire, Joellen Middlestadt, Dawna Middleton, Ruth Penaherra-Norton, Leta Sapp, Carol Siano, Carol Snyder and Gary Tebbenkamp

Springfield Botanical Center Exhibit: August 5 through September 23, 2023

 Joan Bowen, Sherri Davis, LaDonna Greiner, Lynette Horn, Linda Kirchner, An Kynion, Emmie Seaman, Carol Siano, Luther Smith, Andi Snethern, Jon Stanton, Gary Tebbenkamp, Ted Terbeek, Vivian Terbeek, and Susan VanDornan are exhibiting their art work. The photos were taken on the first day of the exhibit and others were added latter. Please check out the art and enjoy a walk in the gardens.

Location: Springfield Botanical Center (2400 South Scenic, Springfield)

  • Pick-up your artwork on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For questions, contact Gary Tebbenkamp  phone: 417-234-2868