Local artist draws inspiration from nature

Michelle Kuester Editor August 25, 2017Deb Copple is known for her realistic artwork featuring wild animals, landscapes, and western scenes and by being able to work in her picturesque home studio in rural Hubbard, it's no wonder she is able to stay...

New art exhibit lets viewers experience wildlife

The Daily Sentinel, August 2017The August exhibit at the Le Mars Arts Center, “Back to Nature,” will give visitors a feeling of looking wildlife in the eye. That’s the closeup feel one receives from the works of Deb Gengler-Coppler of Hubbard,...

World Cup in Omaha Nebraska!

When I got wind of the World Cup coming to Omaha there was no question . . . I was attending this event. It was an experience of a lifetime. Fifty international equestrian champions fly 11-hours from the Netherlands to Nebraska. Horses worth over a million dollars...

The 2nd Annual Crane Trust Art Show & Sale

This is a weekend show which will be publicized to over 5,550 contacts through our social media pages.  Each year over 35,000 visitors walk through our visitor center during crane season.  Last year our first Art Show was a great success so we are offering it again...

37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show

February 17 – 19, 2017 The event is sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which is designed to educate the public about the cultural importance and variety of regional art and artists.

29th Annual Wings Over the Platte Exhibition and Sale

February 10 - April 9, 2017 Stuhr Museum is proud to welcome dozens of local and regional artists as the 29th annual Wings Over the Platte art show and sale opens on Friday, February 10th. An opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from 6-8...

Sioux City Art Center’s ARTcetera ’16

Featuring artwork by over 50 well-known artists with a Siouxland connection by invitation to exhibit. Those attending the reception get the first opportunity to add these works to their collections, all of the art will remain on display through August 7, giving...

First Annual Great Plains Art Show

  Exhibit Dates: Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13, 2016 Art Show Hours: Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Venue: Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, 9325 S Alda Road, Wood River, NE 68883 Tel: (308) 382-1820...

More Exploring Without Color

Still having fun experimenting with black and white pastels. I'm looking for the value of my reference material instead of color. This gets me thinking differently in the sketching process. It is fun to learn something new and develop ourselves. Below is the first...

Wings Over the Platte

Art Exhibition and Sale February 19 - April 10, 2016 The Stuhr Museum is proud to announce the opening of the 27th annual "Wings Over the Platte" art exhibit and sale, the region’s largest art exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River, opening Friday, February...

Sketchbook: Little Native American Girl

At the Winnebago Pow Wow in Winnebago Nebraska is where I spotted this precious little girl. I used a carbon stick to do the sketch and my only intention was to capture her expression.

Sketchbook: Pen and Ink Owl

In this drawing a sense of energy is captured in the more detailed areas by the expression of the owl through its eyes. On the flip side of detail there is also energy captured in the motion of the wings with only mere strokes of line. Watercolor also enhanced the...

Studio ‘Plein Air’ Workshop

October 25, 26, & 27th 2012 - Thursday thru Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm - $295 This fall I am excited to have Jeanne Mackenziee here at the studio teaching a workshop on 'Plein Air" painting. It will be a great class that will help you loosen up and become more...

A Walk on the Wild Side

This is a solo exhibit titled "A Walk on the WIld Side" consisting of 30 paintings at the Sears Center in Decautr Nebraska. The exhibit will be on display October 6th through December 28th. A presentation is scheduled for Wednesday November 28 at 12:30 pm. For more...

Buffalo Roundup

This year we took a trip to Custer State Park to take in the 20th Annual Buffalo Roundup and got a lot of great photos for reference.  It was a great experience.  More information can be found here....

“Sneak Peek” The Story

The inspirational seed for this painting started on a bike ride in the early morning at Bacon Creek Park. With a camera in my back pack I was sure I would capture some great morning light scenes. So off i went. It was a beautiful fall day here in the midwest....

Studio Tip For Documenting Your New Pastel Set

It is always fun to receive a new set of pastels. You open the box with excitment and wow! All those colors so neatly packaged and labeled.  A person can be intiminated.  I don't want to mess up this box. How will I repace this color should it become my favorite?...

Helpful Wildlife Conservation Resources

This email is one that really touches my heart. It came from a school in Northern California that has worked very hard researching information about how fragile our environment is.  Thank you Mrs. Miller for doing this project every year - so the younger generation...