Karen Kunc on the woodblock process

Karen Kunc was kind enough to let me come out to her studio last month. The UNL print professor talked about her new series of work, on display in “Layers and Lines” through May 4th. She gave a quick demonstration of the woodblock process (check it out below) and let me nose around her studio … Continue reading

“Variations and Contrasts” book now available

The “Variations and Contrasts” book is now available! The book features images and details of all the work included in Steven DeLair’s 2012 show. DeLair’s first Nebraska showing since 2001, “Variations and Contrasts” represents the artist’s recent exploration of new themes, mediums and styles. View the book. Read more about the show. “Variations and Contrasts” … Continue reading

Grant Wood trunk on tonight’s Antiques Roadshow!

Tonight watch a special episode of Antiques Roadshow that features the Grant Wood wig trunk available at Kiechel Fine Art!  The trunk, along with three metal objects created by the artist, will appear on Junk in the Trunk, an episode with never-before-seen highlights from Roadshow’s 2011 season. Grant Wood’s trunk was a family heirloom that … Continue reading

Artists Josie Stauffer and Barry Monohon speak to students about art

Humann Elementary second graders flooded into the gallery for a field trip this week. This is the second year we’ve hosted students. Back in 2009, artists Francisco Souto and Keith Jacobshagen spoke to them and, rumor has it, the kids reported back to their fellow students that we’re the “fun” field trip. We hope this … Continue reading

UNL art history professor Christin Mamiya on Francisco Souto’s "Por el Rio del Tiempo"

Christin Mamiya, Hixon-Lied Professor of Art History and co-author of Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (12th edition), spoke with Francisco Souto shortly after his return from an artist residency in Mexico during Fall 2010. Mamiya’s resulting essay, below, was reproduced in our exhibition catalog, available online. Sometimes meandering, sometimes focused and directed, our lives, like … Continue reading

Taking care of your art collection

Summer in Lincoln, Neb., means Jazz in June, frisbee at Holmes Lake, and enough humidity to frazzle your hair and destroy your art collection. With summer approaching, make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your art. Works on paper and canvas are especially susceptible to the damaging effects of humidity. Humidity works against … Continue reading

What’s a print?

Thomas Hart Benton, Strike lithograph

Prints can categorized into three basic types: intaglio, relief, and planographic. Intaglio prints, such as etchings, mezzotints and drypoints, are created by transferring from recessed surface. Relief prints, such as woodcuts, are created by transferring ink from a raised surface. Planographic prints are created by transferred ink from a flat surface; where the image is … Continue reading


Kiechel Fine Art is abuzz with changes. A team of designers are putting the final touches on our new website design, where you can look forward to a more intuitive design and more comprehensive information on our artists and the services we offer. We’ve made room on our walls for a few exciting acquisitions. A … Continue reading