Something for Everyone!

Christmas is fast approaching and the Gallery has something for just about everyone on your list!  We feature high quality, affordable, handmade artworks from 28 local artists.   During December, we will be open on Mondays (11:00 to 5:00 p.m.) in addition to our regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday (10:00 to 6:00 p.m.).

Stop by to see our unique selection of pottery, paintings, cards, baskets, sculptures, jewelry, candles, scarves, photographs, and more.

We look forward to seeing you in the Gallery and wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving,  We are grateful for you!

New Tools, Fresh Ideas by Kenneth Forte

In the past few months, I’ve lamented at having to invest in some new tools as those that had served me for well over 30 years merely stopped working.  But the latest equipment comes with wonderful upgrades; safety features, better lighting, the ease with height adjustments, and digital measurements for spot-on accuracy.

As I’ve mastered this machinery, I’ve been inspired to create new pieces of art in the form of hinged & turned boxes.  They are designed in a variety of sizes and combinations of domestic, rare and imported hardwoods.  Some of the woods may sound familiar, like North Carolina wormy holly or curly cherry and others are made of rare world hardwoods, thuya burl and black and white ebony.

As with all my work, the pieces are original, one of a kind, and therefore no duplicates.  One of my goals is to show the magnificence, natural colors and distinctiveness of the woods through my artistic eyes.  There are no artificial finishes and the sheen on the woods is due to hand polishing to enhance the natural beauty.

Meet the Artists Series – November 2nd

MEET THE ARTISTS!  Crystal Hyatt (jewelry designer) and Pamela Powers January (artist and illustrator)

November 2nd (Saturday) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Come share a glass of wine with Crystal and Pamela!

Crystal is a talented jewelry designer who uses wire wrapping with beautiful natural gemstones to create her one-of-a-kind pieces.  She began making jewelry more than eight years ago and switched her focus to wire-wrapping four years ago. Her favorite gemstones are moonstone, labradorite, and turquoise. Crystal says that “Wire wrapping is such a soothing method of creation and allows such unique and individual pieces … each just as unique as we are.”  Crystal is from Wagram, NC.  


Pamela is a gifted artist and illustrator whose animal drawings and portraits capture the heart of each subject.  Pamela has worked for the American Kennel Gazette, a monthly magazine published by the American Kennel Club, where she served as Assistant Art Director and created illustrations for their articles and columns.  She has also created artworks for Hills Pet Products.  Pamela currently lives in Southern Pines, and continues to draw and paint beautiful portraits and scenes of cats, dogs, horses, and wildlife. 

We look forward to seeing you on November 2nd     

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.