Only 4 days left to see Land Lines


Where did the month go???

There are just four days left (through Sunday, August 30) to see Karen Stiehl Osborn’s and my Land Lines exhibit. We have filled the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery with color and light.


Karen (artwork on the left) and I both work with abstract imagery drawn from the natural world.  Our artworks are lyrical tributes to specific places incorporating memory and emotion.

The Jewish Community Center Art Gallery is located at 333 South 132nd Streetin Omaha.  Gallery hours are 8 am-9 pm Monday – Thursday, 8 am-5 pm Friday,and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Contact Gallery Manager, Lynn Batten, (402-334-6564)for more information.


08 2015

New Artwork: Water, Rock, Tree

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27.5″ x 31″
White cotton and non-woven fabric painted with acrylic paint
with brush and brayer, screen printed, duck cloth, felt.
Collaged, raw-edge applique, machine stitched with rayon thread.

My sister and I just completed our twenty-second wilderness canoe trip in the Boundary Waters (a million acres of wilderness along the Canadian/U.S. border) and the landscape continues to amaze me.


It is simply a world of water, rock, and tree. But the environment is endlessly changing from minute to minute.


If you look closely, over time you will see patterns repeating from the water, to rocks stacked along the shore, to the beautiful bark of giant pine trees.


Details showing some of the hand-painted and screenprinted fabrics in this very layered and dimensional artwork:waterrocktreeDtl448


See all sixty-eight Boundary Waters artwork here.



08 2015

Sunshine, Water, Rock


Karen Stiehl Osborn‘s and my exhibit, Land Lines, continues at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery (333 South 132nd Street in Omaha, NE) through August 30, 2015.

Above left is Karen’s Sunshine on Water.  Right are my twelve 12’x12″ Sun, Water, Rock.

One viewer commented that Land Lines was their all-time fav show.  We love that!

Gallery hours are:

8 am-9 pm Monday – Thursday

8 am-5 pm Friday

11 am-5 pm Sunday

Here’s a closer photo of my artworks, taken in the morning so the color is truer in the photo above.:


And here’s a closer look at Karen’s Sunlight on the Water:




08 2015

Land Lines: Now Open and It’s Gorgeous!


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

Hanging the show was an amazing experience.  Karen and I hadn’t seen each other’s work in person (and sometimes not even online).  We started by just laying artwork out and moving it about.  With a lot of help from Joe, we staged and hung the show in just over three hours. And that’s 120 feet of artwork!


And I’m just going to say it’s gorgeous. The exhibit starts on the right-hand wall with earthy golden tones and works down to blue, then crosses over to the other wall and starts in blue and works back to gold/earthy tones. I’ve hung a lot of my own shows and multiple-person shows, but this is one that really made me say WOW when we were done.


I do hope you are able to see Land Lines in person. Please sign our guest book (made by Karen, of course) while you are there.  We would love to read or hear your comments.



08 2015

Land Lines : Exhibit opens this Sunday

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Karen Stiehl Osborn and I will be showing our artwork in a two-person show at the Jewish Community Center Art Gallery (333 South 132nd Street in Omaha, NE) from August 2 – August 30, 2015.

I will be showing 18 artworks never exhibited before as well as several large artworks from the Boundary Waters series.

Karen and I both work with abstract imagery drawn from the natural world to create lyrical and subtle tributes to specific places.  Our artwork in infused with memory and emotion.


07 2015