Springfield Regional Art Council – September 2015

Post on :September 17th, 2015 | Posted By: Kim Carr | Category: Posted in Newsletters




 SEPTEMBER 4, 2015







"Caught My Eye" opens tonight for First Friday Art Walk


The SRAC will open "Caught My Eye," the fourth annual member invitational exhibit, tonight, September 4 with a First Friday Art Walk reception from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The show will be on display at The Creamery Arts Center through September 25.


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. This year's exhibition of "Caught My Eye" will feature artwork from seven exceptionally talented artists.

  • H.E. Croan brings an acrylic ink series to the exhibition. Croan says, "I create characters and stories from seemingly insignificant splatters of paint." Using water and drip ink on watercolor paper, Croan creates washes and splatters of color that become the images that make up the finished product.
  •  Mary Anne Gotheridge will display her current body of work, which reveals the places of solitude and loneliness that Gotheridge has found while living in the Ozarks. Gotheridge has lived in large cities for most her of her life, but moved to Highlandville, MO four years ago.
  • Josh Mitchell is a self-supporting, prolific artist who uses high-resolution format cameras to create bold and modern color designs and landscapes. His nature panoramas are often described as "one of a kind moments."
  • Janelle Patterson's work juxtaposes high contrast architecture over bold, expressive backgrounds. "Bright color and high contrast have been the basis for many of my pieces over the last several years," Patterson says, "These paintings allow me to meld my imagination and my reality."
  • Ann Marie Rausch's work features bright colors with dark outlines defining each shape. While Rausch's work is inspired by a wood cut look, her work is reminiscent of the idea of coloring books. Rausch describes herself as a colorist, someone who not only colors but deals with color.
  • Christie Snelson will introduce her miniseries "Treat Yo'self SGF" at the exhibit. The miniseries features "a handful of sweet treats" that celebrates the best desserts in Springfield. Snelson depicts doughnuts, ice cream, chocolate, and more through her miniseries in a fun and colorful way.
  • Stephen "Stu" Sturgis is a local artist who is known for his comics, paintings, drawings, computer art, and music. Sturgis has published comics in the Springfield News-Leader, created band flyers, been rejected by The New Yorker on a regular basis, and is available for commissions.



First Art Work Installed on the Nature Education Art Trail in Stockton


In March 2014, an idea was born that finally came to fruition on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Mary Norell, Marilyn Ellis, and Kathie Rieder formed the Nature Education Art Trail (NEAT) Committee in 2014. The three share a commitment to the Stockton community, arts, and the outdoors.

Over 18 months, NEAT formulated a plan. A 501(c)3 eligible fund was opened with the Stockton Community Foundation while an artist was being sought. Donations from local and area citizens and the discovery of Jacob Dean, metal sculptor from Cedar City, Utah, led to the commissioned "Eagle" piece which now floats majestically over its rocky home. "Eagle" is an original, one-of-a-kind piece. Made from welded metals and stainless steel, it should be part of the community for many generations to come.

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, August 27 to celebrate the artist and the community. Since the first piece is done, NEAT will now formulate final plans for the next phase of the art trails. In addition to the continued support of the collaborating entities, NEAT hopes for continuing donations to the fund. Donations may be made in cash, credit card online, or check to NEAT, P.O. Box 105, Stockton, MO 65785; or visit the Stockton Community Foundation website. Real estate, art, and other types of assets also may be used as a donation.


NEAT is a collaboration of the Stockton Community Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce, Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition, and Stockton High School.



Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild Second Annual Silent Auction and Art Exhibit

At National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

Friday, September 4 Studio 55's Benefit Auction will feature a large variety of items, gift baskets, and gift certificates from more than 75 businesses and individuals. All of the proceeds collected from the silent auction and 25% of artists sales will go to benefit Crosslines (Council of Churches of the Ozarks) and Rare Breed Youth Services (The Kitchen Inc.). For a list of businesses and individuals donating or for more information on the event, please visit studio55arts.blogspot.com.

Buy Flights of Fancy tickets now!

At The Springfield-Branson National Airport

Saturday, September 12

Located at the beautifully designed Springfield-Branson National Airport, Flights of Fancy welcomes hundreds of business and community leaders, arts patrons, and artists to celebrate the area arts community with gourmet food and wine, entertainment from the area's premier performance groups, and fine art at the Airport's gallery, Sky Gallery.


Tickets for the 6th annual Flights of Fancy are

now available. For more information and to purchase tickets for this historically sold out event, please visit SpringfieldArts.org/OzzieAwards or call 417-862-2787.



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Events Opportunities Workshops





Happy Hour Live University Plaza Every Wednesday
Moon City Improv

Big Momma's Coffee

Every Friday
Contra & Country Barn Dancing Northview Center 1st & 3rd Saturday


First Friday Art Walk Downtown Springfield September 4

Studio 55: Second Annual Art Exhibit and Silent Auction

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery September 4

Studio 55 September Meeting

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery September 9
Springfield Regional Opera's Annual Fall Garage Sale Kings Avenue September 11-12


Caught My Eye The Creamery Arts Center September 4-25
The View Within Artivities September 4-30
Breakthrough: The Art of Marty Goodnight Obelisk Home September 4-25
Featured Artists: Robin Coulter Crabb & Alan O'Neal Fresh Gallery September 4-25
Silver: 25 prints Evangel University September 4-25
Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Exhibit Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce September 1-November 27



Call for Artists

Fresh Gallery


First Friday Art Walk Downtown Art Market 2015



Call for Performers - 2016 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon Deadline: September 10
RFQ for Artist Services The District, Downtown Columbia Deadline: September 11
Set Designers Springfield Ballet Deadline: September 15
Comfort Zone Waverly House Gallery Deadline: September 15
Ronald McDonald House Charities Pop-Up Market Early Bird Deadline: September 15
First Friday Art Walk 14th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition Deadline: September 21
Performers for Tour of Kitchens Deadline: September 25
"Designing A Difference" Fashion Show and Silent Art Auction 88.3 The Wind Deadline: October 1
"Power of Small" Small Works Art Show & Competition Finely River Fine Artists Deadline: October 3  
Arts Fest at Temple Israel Deadline: End of October   


Young Artists/Student Artists Springfield Regional Opera September 6
Mr. E's Radio Spiritz Show The Walnut Street Theater September 8
Ozark Festival Orchestra's Annual Young Artist Competition Applications: October 30 Audition: November 21



Watercolor Artist & Instructor

Creava School For The Arts
Executive Director Emporia Arts Center Deadline: September 11


ARTS Group

The Creamery Arts Center

Every Monday

Printmaking Group

The Creamery Arts Center

Every Monday
Group Guitar Class Conservatory of the Ozarks Every Tuesday


Acting for Real

with Jonna Volz The Creamery Arts Center Every Wednesday

Young Adult Writing Group The Creamery Arts Center Every Wednesday
Music for Little Mozarts Conservatory of the Ozarks Every Friday
Painting Brush Up with Alicia Farris The Creamery Arts Center 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Handbuilding with Clay

with Linda Passeri

The Creamery Arts Center

September 20, 27


Woodcarving Class Lebanon Art Guild September 17-18






Supporters of the Springfield Arts Community





Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.






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