Frieda Logan: Swap Meet

Three Museum patrons in 1980s punk attire view a painting of colorful dogs.

Image credit: Frieda Logan, Punk Art Lovers1985, Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Frieda Logan. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum.
Copyright Estate of Frieda Logan.

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

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Related Programs

Still Life Drawing Workshop:
Friday, January 20, 2023, 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+

Dress the (p)Art: Clothing Swap + Discussion:
Saturday, March 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Springfield Art Museum as we explore identity through items of clothing. We’ll spend time in the exhibition Frieda Logan: Swap Meet for some in-gallery activities and discussion, then participate in a clothing swap in the Community Room. All un-swapped clothing will be donated to Sammy’s Window. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

  1. Exhibit Support

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