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: 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 […]

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 […]

Earthscapes: New Artwork from Karen Stiehl Osborn

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Art, Artists, Feature
Earthscapes: New Artwork from Karen Stiehl Osborn

The gallery’s main wall is alive with color! Earthscapes features new artwork by local mixed media artist Karen Stiehl Osborn. Karen draws her inspiration from the natural landscapes that surround her as she travels. These new artworks are a combination of collage and painting. She has painstakingly painted each section and then arranged the sections […]

Aqua Soul

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Art, Artists, Feature
Aqua Soul

Aqua Soul is the exploration of water themes through the artistic works of photographer Patrick E. Barton and jeweler and mixed media artist Kelli Sweet.   Barton describes his photography as the “heart and soul” of Barton Visions. His works focuses on under water photography from his international travels. In Aqua Soul, Patrick has taken […]

ALL in-stock Art Supplies on SALE

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Art

We are having a huge art supply blow out this month at Smiling Turtle Art Spot.  This is a great time to stock up on your favorite supplies or try something new.  All in-stock art supplies are at least 25% off.  Here are some of the bigger savings you can enjoy: Blockwallah Wood Stamps : […]

Interesting Facts you may not know about Karen…

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Art, Artists

“For most of my life, I have explored my interests in photography and art, inspired by my personal experiences and the world around me. Sometimes the art starts with a photograph, but I have never felt fulfilled with the camera alone creating the art. It is important to me to get my hands dirty and […]

Smile and let the creativity reign

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Art, Artists

Kathleen Keller, one of our fine artists and art instructors, typically enjoys being creative with a brush and paint in her hand. She is currently focusing her creative “juices” in much different directions. The first part of July she will be leaving with a team from her church to serve at an orphanage in Guatemala. […]