Photos of a few of the entries for the November 9th Show and Sale are on the HOME PAGE  Click here to view

Thanks to all who replied to my email asking for photos.

First Friday Art Walk is November 1st:  click here to learn more about all the great places to visit!

©Chris Haik "Caught My Eye" Exhibit

November Newsletter 2019

Ursula Wollenberg: Hello everyone! I would like to announce that I will be teaching a Holiday watercolor workshop/class at Splatter art studio.  We will be painting a variety of cards. Watercolor and mixed media. Friday November November 8, 10:00 to 3:00   Learn more here.

Audrey Bottrell Parks: Santa will be at  Splatter for my drawing class on November 2.Click here for more information.  No instruction: $5 and with instruction: $35. 

Congratulations to Farley Lewis Farley said: This is my very first solo exhibition, "Morning Light" and I would be honored to have you there at the Artist Reception this Friday, Nov 1, 6 pm at the Hawthorne Gallery on Walnut Street or the Christmas Open House, Friday, Dec. 6. 6-9:30. I have thirty originals, lots of prints, and a brand new 2020 Calendar. 

©Judy Ferguson at Waverly House

CALL FOR ENTRIES (60 years and older) FOR THE 25th Annual SPRING 2020 SENIOR ART SHOW at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts. Call Dr. Bradley Fisher for questions: 417-886-2675. Studio 55 is one of the sponsors. There are 2 pages to the entries form and guidelines brochure. So please be sure to download both. PAGE #1 CLICK HERE        PAGE #2 CLICK HERE

Fresh Gallery:  Studio 55 members in Fresh Gallery are Rick Atwell, Nancy Brown Dornan, Sherri Davis, Alicia Farris, Farley Lewis, Mike Myers, Rebecca Lewis Smith, Cheryl Vowels, John Whytock  and Deborah Whytock. You can see their art and that of other artists at 400 W. Walnut on the SW corner of Campbell and Walnut in downtown Springfield. 

Weekly Workshops and classes by members: Meike Aton, Tracy Bruton, Greg Chappell, Alicia Farris, Audrey Bottrell Parks, Farley Lewis, Darlene Prater, John Whytock and Ursula Wollenberg can be found by clicking here  

Special One day Workshop with Farley Lewis on November 16: Click here for more information

Congratulations: Dawna Middleton was notified some of her paintings from the Blackout show at Obelisk have been picked for additional stay through November.  "Huginn & Muninn" (2 Ravens) will be one of those. See them on First Friday and November at Obelisk Home.


“The Creative Collaborative Project” Presented by STUDIO 55 ARTS GUILD and THE GALLERY AT NATIONAL AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

A portion of the proceeds from art sold to benefit SWMO National Alliance for Mental Illness Art Therapy Work

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 6-8 p.m.  

Location: 1515 South National Avenue

  • Art is for sale through November 22nd
  • Original Art by Local Artists 
  • Free and open to the public
  • Enjoy refreshments and visit with the artists  

Purchases of art or donations to the Art Therapy Work need to be paid by CASH or CHECK. No credit cards can be accepted.

Studio 55 contacts: or see the website


Springfield Arts Council announces plans for member's annual art sale: "$100 and Under December Sale.  Click here to learn more.

Have you ever tried to play a sad song on the banjo? If so, you most likely discovered it simply  ain’t...gonna...happen!  Ken Richardson spent years playing the banjo.  Regardless of the the lyrics or theme, his music had a playful feeling that reflected the heart of the instrument.  

Ken’s transition from performance arts to visual arts produced a similar result. His recent steel, wood and painted caricatures have the same lighthearted feel as his banjo music.  Nicole Chilton, of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, recently described his work not as fine art but “Fun Art.”  Richardson wouldn’t have it any other way!

Visitors are always welcome at our gatherings and we encourage you to join our guild for only $30 per year to support our projects, speakers, and other expenses. 

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art for "show and share" for the meeting. This could be a finished piece, or a work in progress. COME JOIN US!

Meike Aton:  TEXTURE PAINTING WORKSHOP November 2nd This is a one day express workshop. Click here to learn more.

​​​Waverly House: Juried Show,“Animal as Metaphor” Reception Thursday, November 7th 5-8 pm. Congratulations to Judy Ferguson who won best in show for Military Macaw (colored pencil on Mi Tiennes Paper, Jane Waschick, jurors choice award and Sherri Davis for the Theme Award. The show is a benefit for A Sporting Chance. Please save the date!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

 Artist Talk by Sculpture Artist, Janet Jordan M.D.

“ Sculpting Life’s Lessons “

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsors: Friends of the Springfield Art Museum(FOSAM), Studio 55 Arts Guild and the Springfield Art Museum

Springfield Art Museum, Community Room 1111 E. Brookside Drive, Springfield, Missouri
Seating is limited and reservations are required with Sandra Graves Letson 
or 417-496-1838.


Local emergency physician, Janet Jordan MD, has been sculpting for 13 years. She has taken her knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology to a different place, finding herself in the art world. Her presentation will discuss the process of sculpting in oil-based clay, from conception to foundry. She will present her pictorial path starting with a creative idea, constructing a wire armature, securing the piece to a sturdy base, deciding on an expressive pose, sculpting and readying the piece for the foundry. Hands-on examples of each step will be provided along with display of several of her completed pieces.

Her collection of muses entitled “Whimsy”, is both joyful and thoughtful, while metaphorically expressing life’s challenging lessons. “Unconditional”,  her new collection of animals depicts the bond between parent and child, across the species.

Several of her bronzes will be displayed in the art museum community room, along with clay works-in-progress, silicone molds and wax reproductions. Please join us!


The Creamery Arts Center 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council: “Caught My Eye”. Opening reception: First Friday: NOVEMBER 1st. Congratulations to members Chris Haik, Ken Richardson, Becky Smith and other area artists.  ONLY 9 artists were chosen for this honor.  Each year, the SRAC’s Visual Arts Committee selects a group of exceptional artists from the Members Show to present a larger sample of their individual artistic vision for the November Exhibit “Caught My Eye”. This year’s exhibition of  will feature artwork from nine artist who stood out whether via their craftsmanship, viewer engagement, or visual impact.

November 13, 2019   Program 1:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Ken Richardson  

"Bears, Banjo and Big Heads” 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery
1515 South National Ave.​ Springfield​​

Bambino’s Italian Café at Battlefield and Lone Pine and Bambinos at 1141 E Delmar St.: Featuring artists, Susan Loop, Patty Rios, Sherri Davis, Lura Faye Cotton, Darlene Prater, Josh Beecher, Joy Tate, and Deborah Wilson.  Come enjoy the food and art at all locations and purchase some beautiful art from one of our local artists. Contact the Letson’s if you are interested in applying. 417-496-1838. No commission is charged.

"We should be taught NOT to wait for inspiration to start something new. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." Frank Tibolt, author of "A Touch Of Greatness"

©Greg Chappell

"Greyhound Bus Stop".  "All About Me"    Sculptures by Dr. Janey Jordan

Call for Artists for exhibits in the Springfield area: Springfield Regional Art's Council list:  click here (list of area "CALL FOR ARTISTS")

Here are two of Ken Richardson's creations: Small Talk"  30 x 54 Medias:  steel and paint and "Who Wouldn’t Like a Big Banana? " 4 x 8 feet, Medias: steel, wood and paint.

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