Vierneisel’s Upcoming Exhibit at NSAL and Solo Show at The New Studio

Copper Riches in the OltrarnoThe North Shore Art League’s (NSAL) “Interiors” Show runs May 19 – July 11

See my new oil painting, “Copper Riches in Florence’s Oltrarno.”  The opening reception at NSAL is Thursday, May 19; however, I am not able to attend.  NSAL is at 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL.  Call the League at 847-446-2870 for hours.

Artist Reception at the New Studio in Evanston:  Friday June 3 from 7-9 pm

Join me for the opening of my solo show at The New Studio, 2948 Central Street, Evanston, IL. See landscape paintings from my Elbe River series, new oils and watercolors from Palm Springs, Tuscany, and Chicago.


On the same evening, The Evanston Art Center at 1717  Central St. will open Evanston Made with an artist reception from 5-8 pm.  See the work of 75 artists. You can easily take in both shows and enjoy an evening dedicated to art appreciation.

Saturday, June 4th: Studio Tours from 12-5 pm

If you cannot make the Friday evening opening, join me at The New Studio on Saturday.  We will be open as part of Evanston Made’s Artist Studio Tours.

See for details and get a map of the tours at the Evanston Art Center.




Vierneisel’s Early Spring Painting News

MoMA Views

MoMA Views

My painting “MoMA Views” was one of 50 artists’ work featured in Manhattan Arts International Online Gallery’s HerStory 2016 Exhibition.  See the striking work of all the artists honored by the gallery’s founder Renee Phillips at


Join me May 1 at the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) Members Show at Benedictine University’s Komechak Gallery, Fifth Floor, Kindlon Hall, 5740-5748 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532  from 2 – 4 pm.  Gallery phone:  630-829-6320.   The exhibition which runs through July 30th features 50+ paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, drawings, and mixed media artwork by CAVA artists.

Uffizi Views

Uffizi Views

My oil painting “Uffizi Views” will be in the exhibit.

For directions to the show:


Upcoming Spring/Summer Exhibits

Watercolor Works April 8th (6-9pm) and April 10th (1-5pm)

“Fog Creeps In” will be among six of my framed watercolors on display; thirteen other artists with varying styles will also be showing their work at Bill Bartelt’s Studio:  4659 N. Ravenswood at Leland Ave.  Fog Creeps In_edited-1New unframed paintings from my recent trip to Palm Springs, CA will also be available for purchase.

PhotoArtWork Gallery Solo Show Opening Reception, Friday June 4  SAVE THE DATE

Evanston Made is a month long celebration of the arts featuring artist studio tours on June 4th from 1 – 5 pm.  My solo show opening at PhotoArtWork will debut the same day.  The exhibit will feature both watercolor and oil paintings including “MoMA Views.”  Browse artists’ galleries and then join me for stimulating discussion about my artistic process.  More details about the show will be posted in late May.

MoMA Views

Photos from Vierneisel’s November Opening Exhibit

The new Albany Park Library was the perfect setting for my second solo show, “A Sense of Place.”  My Elbe River series of paintings filled the wall of the conference roomALB_LIB-029 and my newer paintings of New York, Palm Springs, and Tuscany were mounted in the glass cabinets. ALB_LIB-049 The guests who came to the Opening Reception Tuesday evening November 3rd heard me talk about my artistic beginnings and mingled with others who enjoy seeing the work of a practicing artist.


Here you see several guests talking with Young Park, the Librarian who curated the show with me and other guestsALB_LIB-019 talking with me about my Elbe River series of paintings.




If you missed the opening, the show runs through November 28th during library hours.

Albany Park Library ♦ 3401 West Foster Avenue at Kimball Avenue ♦ 773-539-5454 ♦

Hours of Operation ♦ Monday: 10 am – 6 pm ♦ Tuesday: 12 pm – 8 pm ♦ Wednesday:10 am – 6 pm ♦ Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm ♦ Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm ♦ Sunday: Closed


Vierneisel’s Solo Exhibit November 2015

Albany Park Library Nov. 2 – Nov. 28

Beginning Monday, November 2, 2015,  I will have a solo show at the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library.  The exhibit will feature:my Elbe River Series with three new paintings, New York cityscapes including “MoMA Views,” and new watercolors of Tuscany and Palm Springs, CA.

MoMA Views

MoMA Views

Join me at the opening reception Tuesday evening, Nov. 3 from 6 – 7 pm. I will discuss my artistic beginnings and answer questions about my paintings. The discussion begins promptly at 6:30 pm.

This exhibit is free to the public and open during library hours: M&W — 10-6; T&TH – 12-8; F&Sat.—9-5. Limited free parking behind the library plus street parking. Location: 3401 W. Foster Ave. at Kimball.

Upcoming Fall Events

Upcoming Fall Events

  • North Shore Art League’s 2015 Members’ Show  – Two of my Elbe River Series paintings will be exhibited–“Vistas from the Elbe” and “Meissen Spires.”
    Meissen Spires

    Meissen Spires

    Vistas along the Elbe

    Vistas along the Elbe

    Opening Reception Friday, September 11th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm with a light supper and open bar for $70/person. I will be in attendance at this gala event featuring paintings, art-in-bloom floral interpretations, and a silent auction.  Free viewing during Gallery Hours:  September 12th – 19th (Monday-Friday 11 to 4 pm; Saturday & Sunday Noon to 5 pm).  The North Shore Art League is located at 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL just east of Green Bay Road.  Call for info at 847-446-2870.



Oil Painters of American 2015 Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils

"Elbe River Bend from the Bastei"

“Elbe River Bend from the Bastei”


My painting “Elbe River Bend from the Bastei” was accepted in this prestigious juried salon.  The show will be at the Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.  The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening, October 8th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.



See New Painting by Karen Vierneisel at August 9th Artist Reception at Old Town Art Center

The Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA), formerly the Senior Artists Network, has collaborated with the Old Town Art Center for a new show entitled “Art in Old Town:  Visions & Visionaries.”  One of my paintings–MoMA Reflections–was selected among the many works thought to best reflect the Old Town creative influence.

MoMA Reflections

MoMA Reflections

I hope you can join me at the opening reception on August 9 from 2 – 5 pm.  This reception and show promises to be an event you don’t want to miss.  Shirley Baugher, author of “At Home in Our Old Town” and Old Town neighborhood historian, will talk about Old Town and its rich history of artists including Ivan Albright and Roger Brown.

I studied at the Old Town School of Art with several of its excellent artist/teachers from roughly 2008 through 2012;  I also had a solo show at the Old Town Art Center last year.  As a benefactor of the creative energy and influence that permeates the Old Town Art Center, I am delighted to have been juried into this show.

Exhibit August 9 – September 2 at:  1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Call 312.337.1938 for hours.

Karen’s Spring Exhibits of Select Watercolor Paintings

Dusk and Dawn Diptych

Dusk and Dawn Diptych

Don’t miss the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) opening this Friday May 8, 5 – 7 pm at the Evanston Art Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL  312-804-0337.  Gallery Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm; Sundays 10 am – 6 pm.  The Members Show runs through June 1.  My watercolor “Dusk and Dawn Diptych” inspired by my winter sojourn in Palm Springs California will be among the 40 works on display.

If you miss the CAVA opening, try visiting Winnetka and the North Shore Art League’s (NSAL) Annual Watercolor Works Exhibit where I’ll have two watercolors inspired by my trip to Tuscany last year:  “The Blue Door at Spannocchia” and “Bella Notte Siena.”

The Blue Door at Spannocchia

The Blue Door at Spannocchia

The Opening Reception is Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm.  The show runs May 19 through July 14th.  NSAL is

Bella Notte Siena

Bella Notte Siena

located at 620 Lincoln Avenue, Second Floor, Winnetka, IL 60093.  Call  (847)446-2870 for exhibit hours.


Meet Karen at Artist Reception March 13, 5-9 pm

Watermedia Expressions Exhibit March 2015

Watermedia Expressions Exhibit March 2015


WATER MEDIA EXPRESSIONS: An exhibition of creative works by Ingrid Albrecht and her students

See Karen’s “Blue Door at Spannocchia” one of several plein air paintings from her recent trips to Tuscany and Palm Springs at:

Ingrid’s Originals Inc. Gallery

3729 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite # 138,  Chicago

free parking outside the gallery between Grace and Waveland near the Brown Line Addison stop

Exhibit opens March 13 and closes March 22, 2015
Gallery Hours: Saturday March 14:   1:00 to 4:00 PM
                                Sunday March 15: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
   By Appointment March 16 – 22, (Call 312-320-0833)




Vierneisel Exhibits New Watercolors

Mailbox at Spannocchia

Mailbox at Spannocchia

See Karen’s latest watercolor paintings–plein air work from her trip to Tuscany and more recent work inspired by her vacation in Palm Springs, California–at:


An exhibit of paintings by Ingrid Albrecht and her students

March 13 through March 22, 2015 at Ingrid’s Originals Inc. Gallery

Artists’ Reception: Friday, March 13–5:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Sat. March 14:  1:00 – 4:00 PM

Sun. March 15: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

By Appointment March 16 – 22, (Call 312-320-0833)

Gallery Location:   3729 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite # 138,  Chicago 60613

free parking outside the gallery between Grace and Waveland near the Brown Line Addison station