Closing Time…

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ~Semisonic Can you believe it’s been 3 years?  Smiling Turtle Art Spot opened the doors in 2013, bringing art to West Omaha. We’ve met so many wonderful people during this short time – ARTISTS looking to share their work with the world CREATIVE folks trying new […]

90 Birds in 90 Days – for 2 Days Only!

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Art, Artists, Feature
90 Birds in 90 Days – for 2 Days Only!

All 90 paintings will be displayed for two days only. Saturday, May 14, 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM. and Sunday May 15, 1:00 till 4:00 PM. All paintings will be sold by silent auction via my website: lorellecarr.com. Bids start May 1, 2016 and end May 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm. Hope to see you […]

Watercolor Show Winners Announced

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Art, Feature

When we started planning the Watercolor show, we wanted to hold a show that encouraged students to feel comfortable, regardless of their experience.  Sixty percent of the artwork in our show was completed by students in the last 3 years.  The remaining art came from local area artists.  This would have been a very difficult […]

Marble Kaleidoscopes – Art Glass with Nearly Endless Possibilities

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Art, Artists
Marble Kaleidoscopes – Art Glass with Nearly Endless Possibilities

Long before I began working in stained glass and making kaleidoscopes, I was a marble collector.  I particularly enjoyed collecting marbles made by contemporary glass artists, but also appreciated the beauty in the random swirls of machine made marbles.  Looking through a kaleidoscope one day, I was excited by the opportunity this amazing tool presented […]

Aksarben Holiday Market – Here We Come!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Art, Feature
Aksarben Holiday Market – Here We Come!

Join Physicians Mutual and WOWT at the annual Omaha Holiday Market! December 5 & 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Aksarben Village. Get your holiday season off to a great start with this German-inspired outdoor market featuring 45+ vendors! Local artisans will offer seasonal goods and activities including but not limited to: […]

Announcing our 2016 Watercolor Show

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Art, Artists, Feature
Announcing our 2016 Watercolor Show

Are you a student, amateur or professional artist working in Watercolor?  We have an open call for entries for our show March 2-26 2016. OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 12pm-3pm Help us celebrate the medium of Watercolor Painting! We encourage submissions of art created in recent years, including student work created by youth and […]

Artist: Debi Kibbee

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Art, Artists

                What Media do you work in? I work with Fiber, combining fabric, paint and mixed media techniques to create realistic work from photos. I also do mixed media collage, incorporating vintage papers, photos and ephemera. What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own? My […]

Artist Interview: Karen Stiehl Osborn

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Karen Stiehl Osborn www.KarenStiehlOsborn.com What media do you work in? I work in mixed media, usually incorporating papers, cloth. and paint. What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own? I have an abstract, colorful collage style. I love the process of cutting and ripping materials apart and then piecing them back […]

Artist Interview: Margaret (Peg) Watkins

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Artists, Feature

What media do you work in? After being a potter for 30 years I now make my living with my glass art, but paint as well. I mainly do abstract acrylics, but have also been exploring the oil/cold wax process, and fabric collage. What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own? […]