Cheri Ginsburg - ABOUT CHERI GINSBURG...
Cheri Ginsburg is an award-winning pastel, oil, and pen & ink artist whose work has been shown nationally and internationally; most recently at the 34th International Association of Pastel Society's PastelWorld Exhibition. Ginsburg's extensive travels through three continents, as well as her fondness for the American Southwest and her home state of Nebraska, influence her work as she experiments with bringing her interpreted landscapes to life with exquisite color and detail.

To see more works by Cheri Ginsburg, visit: cheriginsburg.com
Cheri Ginsburg Fine Art / Studio & Gallery
HOT SHOPS Art Center Studio Suite 321
1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102
cheriginsburgfineart@outlook.com. .


Ken Stewart.  Ken received his art education at Kansas City Art Institute. Today you will often find Ken Stewart sitting under a shade tree or on a street corner with his portable drafting table, pens and paper, drawing highly intricate and accurate architectural rendering of landmarks and historic homes and building. 

He uses a technique called pointillism to get his many s variations of grays and black. Each of his drawings take many patient hours in order to get the subtle effects and shade.   Ken can be reached at Delkenpress123@gmail.com .


Kristine Allphin - Kristine's education and experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions including Stuhr Museum and Nebraska Arts Council and Museum of Nebraska Art and Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka.

Although Batik is a challenging medium, Kristine's goal and purpose as an artist are to push it's limits to a level of fine art. She utilizes her knowledge of illustration and design and experimentation of non-traditional batik materials to produce the many complicated color blends and combinations.

She and her family reside in the Hastings Nebraska where she finds inspiration in the always changing seasons, native grasses and vast prairie landscapes. Learn more about Kristine and her work HERE

Kristine Allphin, Fine Art batik

Open House

August 3 & 4th 

10:00 - 6:00 pm

The Arts Studio

102 S. Lincoln

Hastings Nebraska

The Working Artists Open House is a weekend of creative energy, art and literature. Artists, artisans and authors come together to create and inspire.  You are invited!  Come in out of the heat and visit with the artists in their native habitat - the studio.  They will be working at their crafts giving you the opportunity to not only observe their process but meet them and, if you like, buy an original piece of art. 


Our Artists and Artisans

Kenneth Bassett - Kenneth is a retired secondary art teacher, artist, and collector who uses oils, acrylic and watercolor as his preferred media.  As a native of the Nebraska Sandhills and having spent part of his growing up years in southern California, he has come to enjoy both rural and urban landscapes rendered in an Impressionistic style.  He refers to his landscapes as "dreamscapes," because even when painting in plein aire, he prefers to rearrange elements and objects, use subjective color and often introduces imaginary subject matter into a scene.

Ken has a BA degree in education with an emphasis in art and history from Kearney State College with graduate work from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  He has won numerous awards with his work including being a signature member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs with thirteen honors. In 1991 a watercolor painting entitled, "Winter Cuttings," was purchased by the Museum of Nebraska Art for their permanent collection.  Ken has made his home in Grand Island since 1968. 308-383-3283 or knnthbsstt@gmail.com


Cameron Brakenhoff - Cameron creates wearable art.  He experiments with many  tie-dye techniques such as spirals bullseyes and spider design but he also has perfected very complicated ice dying techniques.  His inspiration is the process itself and how the folds and ties are an important part of that process. Often the results are unexpected but alsways inspiring.  He utilizes profession dyes and process ensuring a permanent and vivid result. Follow him on FB at https://www.facebook.com/CameronsTieDye/


Tina Albrecht As an artist, Tina loves engaging in any creative endeavor. She enjoys working in several mediums; graphite, watercolor, acrylics and most recently mosaics. The past four years she has focused on the Pique Assiette style of mosaics. The process of building a mosaic is time consuming and in itself is an inspiration. She is fascinated with the colors, sharpness of shapes, texture and line that produce the design. Tina uses many materials to create her mosaics; vintage china, different types of glass, stones, jewelry, recycled materials and other unique found treasures.

Creating a mosaic piece is more to her than cutting china and randomly gluing pieces down. Each piece of china and material used is specifically cut and placed as a choice in creating a new and beautiful whole design. It is a reminder to her that when we entrust those broken pieces of our lives into God’s hands, He creates a treasure of brokenness.

Tina and her family resides in Nelson, NE. Her studio is located in Stansbury Studio and Marketplace in Nelson is open by appointment by calling 402-984-0195.


Sharon Farritor Raimondo - Sharon is a fourth-generation Nebraskan and author. Her first novel, Big Sky, is a skillfully written and gripping historical fiction of the great depression era.   Sharon holds a BA in English, is a member of the Nebraska Writer’s Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her biblically-based children's stories include Martus and the Cave, Audi and the Whale, and Echeo and the Lion’s Den. http://www.sharonmraimondo.com/ 


Lois Smith – Nebraska native, Lois Smith has turned to her love of watercolor to present her expression of the beautiful Nebraska landscape that she loves. The brush strokes that are loose and free and colors that can be vivid and unexpected tell her story of the land, the towns and the people who have formed her vision of our state. En Plein Aire (painting outside in the elements)has become a favorite for her.

Guided by her creative Grandmother, Lois has developed a distinctive and expressive painting style that has evolved over time by taking workshops with nationally known artists. She continues her artistic journey by teaching watercolor classes to adults and children alike.

Lois has been named a signature member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, and was juried into the twenty-five member Impact Nebraska Artists. She has received the All Nebraska Artist designation at the Nebraska State Fair and was given the Citizen Volunteer Award by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her art support to the youth of the city. She is honored to have received state, national and international awards and to have her work hang in
offices, businesses and homes throughout the Midwest.

Lois and her husband Howard (Red) make their home in central Nebraska, close to the beautiful Nebraska countryside.


Kevin Houchin - Kevin is an Artist, Lawyer, and Workforce Readiness Strategist from Fort Collins Colorado. His art explores the interplay of figure and form, geometry and gesture. His work is primarily in batik.  Ultimately, batik is a spiritual medium and very therapeutic. In addition to batik, Kevin also dances with the impermanence of watercolor, the mess of linocut printmaking, and digital gestures of figures in motion. http://kevinhouchin.com/


Shawn J Farritor is a native Nebraskan who has practiced law for 17 years.  He published his first novel, "End of Pawnee Starlight" with Xlibris Publishing. The book draws memorable characters from Nebraska history and is a fascinating look at Nebraska Territory just prior to the American Civil War.  The embattled Pawnee Nation struggles against this recent encroachment while the fledgling Nebraska Territory is born within the hardscrabble politics of the era.  This historical drama is well researched and fast paced and a must for lovers of quality historical fiction. https://www.ShawnJFarritor