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 […]

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 […]

Smiling Turtle Artist Interview: Gerard Briardy

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Art, Artists
Smiling Turtle Artist Interview: Gerard Briardy

It is my personal feeling that getting to know the artist behind the work brings more meaning and appreciation for the art that they create. Gerard Briardy is an awesome artist with a unique and moving style. Thank you Jerry for agreeing to answer a few questions about yourself and your art. What media do […]

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 : […]