Meet the Artist Series June 22

The public is invited to stop at One of a Kind Gallery for a glass of wine and light snacks between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, on Saturday, June 22nd, and meet and visit with painter Terri Birkhauser and sculptor Jeff Albert – and view their beautiful artwork. One of a Kind Gallery is located in the Belvedere Plaza, 128 West Pennsylvania Avenue, in downtown Southern Pines.

Terri, who resides in Pinehurst with her husband, David, and treasured dog, Theo, began her artistic career as a commercial artist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Over the years, she has studied under many fine artists, and her paintings have evolved from realism to impressionistic to abstract – and points in-between.  In her words, she tries to “convey a sense of expression and capture just enough of the moment to let the viewer escape into the painting.”

 

After a career in social work, Jeff, who resides in High Point with his wife, Debbie, now enjoys time to pursue his passion – creating a sculpture from wood – almost full time.  His art is primarily an expression of spiritual themes, human emotion, and the drama of the natural world.  He uses curves and flowing lines to blend seemingly separate parts together, and the results are peaceful and calm sculptures that beg to be touched and caressed.  Jeff will be offering a small piece of his sculpture as a door prize to someone in attendance.

Please plan to stop and view the work of these two superb artists.

VOTE for Best of the Pines

Each year, The Pilot sponsors a competition for “the best of …” with many businesses, services, stores, etc. competing for the best in their respective category.   We would be grateful if you would vote for One of a Kind Gallery as the “Best Art Gallery” and “Best Gift Shop” and “Best Place to Get Pottery“.

Here is the LINK you will need to Vote for One of a Kind Gallery.   We are listed in three divisions.  The first is under “Shopping” and then scroll down to “Gift Shop.”  You will see our name listed and all you need to do is click the “VOTE” button and then you will be asked for your email.   The second and third divisions are under “Arts and Community” and then scroll down to “Art Gallery and then Place to Get Pottery,”    Click the “VOTE” buttons.

Thanks in advance for your vote!

Meet the Artist Series April 6th

On April 6th, One of a Kind Gallery will resume it’s monthly Meet the Artists series and will feature mixed-media painter, Paula Montgomery, and acrylic painter, Marshall Davis. Art-lovers (and curious browsers) are invited to attend and interact with the artists, see their works, and enjoy a glass (or two) of wine. The event begins at 4:00 pm and continues until 6:00 at the Gallery’s location at 128 West Pennsylvania Avenue (Belvedere Plaza) in downtown Southern Pines.

Paula Montgomery is a name well known throughout the Moore County art community – and well beyond. Her effervescent paintings have graced many shows, won many awards, and currently, hang in a multitude of homes and businesses. Paula has had a love affair with flowers since she was a child; she relies on them as her inspiration and uses brushes, palette knives, bubble wrap, and anything else she can find to apply paint and paper to take the image of the flower a step further. The results are exquisite, elegant, and unique visual poems.

When Marshall Davis was a child, his understanding parents allowed him to keep a small zoo in his room, and he spent hours watching his pets climb, jump, swim, fly, slither, and whatever else they did. That love of animals and a love of painting them have stayed with him throughout his life. Recently retired from his life as an elementary school teacher (can you imagine what his classroom must have been like?), he now devotes his time and energy to his passions of painting and taxidermy. Come and see Marshall’s “critters,’ and be prepared to be amazed!

 

Artist Statement by Paula Montgomery

I love art.  I love to look at it and to create it.  Santa brought me my first set of oil paints when I was nine and a couple of years later, I won first place in an art show in my hometown.  The painting was an abstract with flowers.  Ever since, I’ve had a love affair with painting flowers.  My artistic process begins with a design concept and a color scheme.  From there, I smear paint on canvas, paper or board using colors that are complementary to the dominant color in my scheme.  I loosely sketch in the design and then apply paint and/or paper using brushes, palette knives, sponges, bubble wrap, textured fabrics, etc., to develop the composition.  I paint and scrape until shapes emerge that are pleasing to my eye.  My goal is to create images that are my unique creation.  For me, a rose is not a rose but merely an inspiration for something yet to come.  I feel I do my best work when I make it up as I go along.

Why do I paint? by Marshall Davis

Why do I paint? I’ve always admired the work of talented artists but never really considered myself exceptionally artistic. Since my youth I have dabbled with woodcarving and painting and the subjects have always been some type of wildlife. The love of nature and wildlife have led me into various pursuits such as taxidermy, falconry and now painting. In my youth I was surrounded by living things and because of understanding parents I kept a collection of “critters” in my room. I could spend hours watching the gliding, hopping, digging and flying creatures in my personal zoo. Now as an adult my living collection may not be as diverse, but with paint I can still be surrounded be the creatures and wildlife that I love.