Meet the Artists Series July 27th

You are invited to attend a reception from 4:00 to 6:00, on Saturday, July 27th, at One of a Kind Gallery (128 West Pennsylvania Ave. in the Belvedere Plaza in downtown Southern Pines) to meet artists Nanette Zeller and Jennifer McRae.  Wine and light refreshments will be provided.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Nanette Zeller, who lives in Southern Pines, received her Master’s Degree in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University.  In addition to her love of science and nature, she has always loved art and has explored a variety of artistic expressions: painting, photography, mixed media, collage, and textile art, the latter of which has become a major focus.  Combining stitching, quilting, and painting, Nanette has created truly unique and lovely creations, all of which reflect her interest in and love of nature.

 

Jennifer McRae began her artistic career as a museum designer and marketing director before branching off to become an artist herself, creating artwork utilizing vintage paper, fluid art, and college.  Playing with various media spring-boarded her into the medium of jewelry design.  Her jewelry reflects playfulness and whimsey and is just plain fun to wear!  Jen lives and works in Laurinburg, where she maintains a studio and teaches adults and children to explore the art within themselves.

 

Please stop by and meet Nanette and Jen and learn more about them and their art.

VOTE for Best of the Pines

Voting has closed. Results will be in The Pilot in September.

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 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.

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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.

 

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.