Frieda Logan: Swap Meet

Exhibit Details

November 26, 2022 - March 19, 2023
Spratlen Gallery

"My paintings are carefully planned and executed with no room for happy accidents." - Frieda Logan

Frieda Logan was an active local Springfield artist. She attended Springfield Senior High (now Central High School) where she took art classes from Roberta Stoneman Baker, who she cited as a lifelong influence on her artistic career. Upon graduation, Logan received a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute where she completed a fine arts degree. She went on to a successful freelance career in Kansas City creating commercial illustrations for Macy’s Department Store, among other businesses. 

In 1984, Logan and her husband retired to Springfield where she continued to paint and was active in Springfield’s local art community through participation in the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, the Springfield Art Museum’s annual Watercolor USA exhibition, and serving on the Visual Arts committee for Springfield Public Schools. This exhibition includes paintings in both acrylic and watercolor, gifted to the Museum in 2004 by Logan, featuring heartfelt renderings of daily life in the American Midwest during the 1980s.  

Exhibit Resources


Program Details

Slow-Viewing with Shauna LeAnn Smith: TBA

Slow Viewing is a supportive practice for anyone who wants to develop their skills of interpretation, observation, and discussing art. Guests spend an hour carefully observing and speaking about the works on view, resulting in a deeper understanding of how they and others relate to the artwork and to each other. This program is facilitated by artist Shauna LeAnn Smith. This program is free, but space in-gallery is limited so pre-registration is required.

Still Life Drawing Workshop:
Friday, January 20, 5:45 PM

Frieda Logan's slice of life paintings serve as the inspiration for this 2 hour workshop. Registration is required. $40 workshop fee includes all materials. Ages 16+

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With public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. 

A painting of an outdoor swap meet, a white man in the center wears a purple cowboy hat, selling

Frieda Logan, Sunday at the Heart, 1982, Acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. Copyright Estate of Frieda Logan.