Saturday, September 05, 2015

New Artwork, New Exhibition

I hope you will mark your calendars and stop by to see the show! Each piece was inspired by the natural world around me and captures the color shifts as the day fades and the natural light changes.  

Monday, August 31, 2015

Newsletter Subscribers!

I am finally taking the plunge and working on newsletters again. For those of you that have never received one in the past, these newsletters share bits and pieces of my studio work and life in general. Sometimes I share process photos or inspiration photos; sometimes it will contain news about upcoming exhibitions; sometimes updates about my life in general, like what is blooming in the garden or what foster dog is currently in our home. 

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Thank you for sharing my art journey!

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Virginia A. Spiegel's and my exhibit, Land Lines, continues at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha NE, through August 30, 2015.

Above left is my artwork "Sunshine on the Water", and to the right is Virginia's "Sun, Water, Rock" series. One viewer commented that Land Lines was their all-time favorite exhibition, and another viewer commented that Omaha needs more shows like this. We love that everyone is enjoying this show so much! 

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Fri 8am-5pm
Sat closed
Sun 11am-5pm

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Land Lines: Now Open

Virginia A. Spiegel‘s and my exhibit, Land Lines, is now open at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery (333 South 132nd Street, Omaha NE) through August 30, 2015.

Hanging the show was an amazing experience.  Virginia and I hadn’t seen each other’s work in person, but we knew this was a theme that resonated with both of us.  We started by just laying artwork out and moving it about.  With a lot of help from Virginia's husband, we staged and hung the show in just over three hours. And that’s 120 feet of artwork!

The exhibition is gorgeous! The artwork starts on the right-hand wall with earthy golden tones and works down through leafy greens to watery blues. Then it crosses over to the other wall and starts in blues and works back to the earthy golds. The circular flow of landscape colors is amazing. Virginia and I both said WOW when we were done, and we have hung a lot of exhibitions.
I do hope you are able to see Land Lines in person. Please sign our guest book while you are there.  We would love to read or hear your comments.

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