Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I’m excited to announce Land Lines, an exhibit featuring the mixed-media artwork of Virginia A. Spiegel and myself, opening August 2 at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery in Omaha, NE.
Virginia and I both work with abstract imagery drawn from the natural world.  We create lyrical and subtle tributes to specific places incorporating memory and emotion.
Virginia and I have known each other for more than fifteen years since we met at a group exhibit at, yes, the JCC! We have spent many an hour creating (and laughing) together at the KHN Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE where Virginia lived for seven years.
Boundary Waters 61 by Virginia A. Spiegel
Vista by Karen Stiehl Osborn
Our artwork has been shown in juried and invitational exhibits in the U.S. and abroad as well as published in numerous books, magazines, and exhibit catalogs. To see more of our artwork, please visit our websites:
The Jewish Community Center Art Gallery is located at 333 South 132nd Street in Omaha.  Gallery hours are 8 am-9 pm Monday – Thursday, 8 am-5 pm Friday, and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Land Lines continues through August 30.  Contact Gallery Manager, Lynn Batten, (402-334-6564) for more information.

Friday, April 03, 2015


Every morning, when I first enter my studio, I create a "warm-up" collage. I've been doing this for years as a way to jumpstart my creativity each day. I use whatever materials are on hand (paper scraps, cloth, junk mail, etc.), and I spend about 15 minutes on it from start to finish. I have been using recycled cereal and cracker boxes as the base layer, but now I am actually running out of boxes. I never thought I would run out of recycled materials!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring in the Garden

This is the time of year that is hard for me to remember patience. I am ready to start planting and working in the gardens, yet I know that there is still a chance of a late snow. So, I have been painting and creating in the studio, inspired by what is starting to appear in the gardens. This is one of my favorite new works of art, and I'm happy to share it with you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, March 20, 2015

Howard is Adopted!

Howard with his new moms, Debra & Sherrie

Howard modeling a new tie

Howard discovering the basket of toys

It seems like Howard barely got moved in, and he was headed back out the door to his forever family. He is such a little, cuddly sweetheart, and they instantly fell in love with him. This was a "feel good" adoption, where I think they are the perfect family for him, and he is the perfect dog for them!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


We have a new foster for the next week, while his actual foster dad is on vacation. Howard is a little male maltese, about 7 pounds and 4 years old. He loves playing with our dogs, and he's also a good snuggler!
Howard is available for adoption through Little White Dog Rescue in Omaha, NE.