Friday, November 27, 2009

10 Gift Ideas for Less Than $250

Our holiday gift list continues with a great selection of items available for less than $250. These items are only available in the gallery. However, if you don't live in town, I can email you photos or work out a convenient way to get you something special.

I also added many new gorgeous fine jewelry items to our 40% off sale display, like these 14k gold sand dollar earrings with blue topaz by Catherine Weitzman. They are now only $195.
Next, for those who seek the perfect color accent for their rooms, consider these Medalion Vases by Rosetree Art Glass. Their unique shallow profile allows them to fit on a shallow mantle piece or shelf. We have several colors available. $210.

We recently added work by Santa Fe jewelry designer, Tana Acton. She creates these unique hand woven cuff bracelets. The one shown features faceted lemon quartz beads. We have them with smokey quartz, amethyst, chalcedony, and pearl, just to name a few. You'd be amazed at how comfortable they are. We also have rings. This lemon quartz and sterling silver cuff is only $138.

Guys are always attracted to dichroic glass. That's what makes the deep metallic colors in this wonderful glass fish sculpture by Rollin Karg. We have a variety of his glass creations. This one sells for $248.
These fluted bowls by Vitrix make a fabulous wedding present, a house-warming gift, or a really special hostess gift. Available in several exciting colors, they sell for only $100. So much impact for so little cash!

Gallery artist, Kristin Gibson, recently brought in a great selection of small paintings featuring vegetable and flowers. This one with the artichoke measures 8" x 8" and sells for $125. There are also wonderful images starting at only $100. All original and perfect for a grouping. This is the second list of mine that Kristin has made, because she creates such wonderful things at incredibly reasonable prices.

Another new jewelry collection we have added this year is these fabulous Sterling Silver museum coin replicas. They make gorgeous and elegant pendants. The one featured here has a bumble bee on the front and a graceful stag on the reverse. The simple pendants run $126, not including a chain. We also have finished necklaces with impressive heavy silver chains with 18k gold accents.

This is also our first year working with Alaskan jewelry designer, Sue Savage, but it won't be the last. We love her colorful, retro jewelry designs. She handcrafts vivid palettes of polimer clay and then handbuilds sterling silver settings for them. We have necklaces and earrings. The set shown below is $80 for the earrings and $62 for the necklace.

A perenial gallery favorite for all occasions is the classic silver jewelry designs created by Cargo Hold. Their Southern Gates collection pleases ladies of all ages. Earrings range from $38 - 76. This large pear-shaped pendant is $89 (not including a chain). Shop early for the best selection, we've got a lot to choose from right now!

Nina Nguyen, pronounced like "nu-win", designs delightful jewelry that she has hand crafted by women's cooperatives she has established in rural Vietnam. As you know, we represent very little imported jewelry, but this is an exception. The quality is great and the fashion sense is off the charts on these dramatic statement pieces. This ring is vermeil (gold plated over sterling silver) and is set with garnet, peridot, amethyst and smokey quartz. The price is $170. The collection ranges from $112 - $138. These can not be sized so stop by the find the perfect one for you!
I h0pe this gives you some inspiration. Give creatively this year and be remembered forever. Please stop by soon and we'll show you some of our other favorites.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 Gift Ideas Under $50!

Well, the holidays have arrived and here at Spectrum Art & Jewelry we are ready! The gallery is displayed beautifully and decorated with a festive flair. I look around and see the widest variety of items, colors, styles, prices and artists that we have ever had.

So, as you start your holiday shopping, think of us. To spark your imagination here are a dozen gift ideas for under $50!

1. Hand made cork screw/wine pull by Daily Woodworking. These hand turned, precision tools come in maple burl or jewel-like acrylic. Only $41

2. Cards of Heart - These unique playing cards feature 54 original artworks by Cape Fear artists. This is a fund-raiser for First in Families. So great gift as well as a great cause. $25.

3. Ornaments - We have a great selection of very unusual ornaments and sun catchers. Hand made in glass, wood and metal, there is something for everyone. Starting at only $15.
4. Shea Butter Lotion Bars - Artisan made, these luscious shea butter lotion bars make a fabulous hostess or girlfriend gift. The small shell compact is great for travel. Perfect stocking stuffers. $6 - $12
5. Laserglass Shells - A perenial favorite, these gorgeous shell paperweights are cast in lead crystal and coated with special metal oxides on the bottom to make them glow with color. Starting at only $35.
6. Handmade Candles by Becky Hemby - A perfect coastal gift, embellished with sea shells and beach glass. The candles are re-fillable, which the artist will do for free! She also makes candle lights that use a 4watt night light bulb, a safe alternative to an open flame. Starting at $25.

7. Hand painted silk scarves by local painter, Kristin Gibson. Every one is a unique work of art. Two sizes. $45 - $60

8. Starsong Earrings and Bracelets -hand made right here in the gallery by Nancy Noel May in Sterling Silver or Gold Fill with various gemstone accents. Starting at only $20 a pair in Silver.
9. Hand made copper earring stands. Also made right here in the gallery. Keep your earrings in front of you so you remember to wear all your favorites. Whimsical and warm in rosy copper they accomodate 18 - 36 pair. Small $39 Large $69
10. Dichroic Glass Barrettes by A Touch of Glass - Luminous and vibrant colors make these barrettes a jewel-like adornment for those with long hair. Only $28.
11. Art Glass Pen Holders - Shaped like a large Hershey's kiss, these pen holders add color and style to anyone's desk. Only $19.
12. Art Glass Key Chains - Kiln formed colorful dichroic glass makes these key chains unforgettable. Be creative and attach a message: "the key to your dreams", "the key to my heart", etc. $15

Last, but not least, we are re-introducing our "Free Gift with Purchase" promotion. Spend $100 or more and receive a free pair of real pearl earrings, a value of $20. Keep them for yourself or consider them a bonus gift for someone you love.
Next post - 12 Gift Ideas for $100 - $250! Stay tuned, or just drop by and we will show you in person.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jewelry Show ~ Michael Sugarman !

Santa Fe jewelry artist,
Michael Sugarman will be visiting
Spectrum Art & Jewelry for an exclusive two day event on
Friday and Saturday
November 20th & 21st
From 10am - 6pm.

Creator of the "Connect the dots" collection, Michael is an old-school metalsmith, hand sculpting each form. His architectural forms speak of his former life as a musician. He views his designs as musical notes, highlighting the wearer's beauty with point and counterpoint.
Join us to meet this intriguing artist and view his most recent jewelry creations.
Working in 18k gold and exotic gems, he highlights his peices with
lavish splashes of diamonds or colored sapphires. Many designs feature
exotic gemstones, sculpted by renowned gemcutters.
During this exclusive jewelry show,
Spectrum Art & Jewelry
will be offering a special gift with purchase.
Each Sugarman Design jewelry creation purchased during the event
will be accompanied by a $50 Spectrum gift certificate
to use for a future purchase or to give as a gift.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Paint Around" wrap up by Nancy Noel May

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 found four painters,
Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Nancy Noel May & Phil Meade
gathered under a tent in front of
Spectrum Art & Jewelry
to participate in a unique painting event: a Paint Around.
The two hour event consisted of all starting with an 11x14 canvas
and the same black & white photo of a marsh scene.
Paintings were started and after 30 minutes the canvases were passed on to the next artist.

The first pass had some of the artists concerned that they were painting
over the previous artist’s conception. “Go for it” I told them,
this is what the process is all about –
seeing the changes that take place when four painters take turns
adding their strokes to a canvas.

When I envisioned this event, I knew that we would have fun,
but had no idea that we would have such a grand time -
I would do this again with no hesitation.
It took us the first hour to loosen up and get into the spirit of the Paint Around.
Each painting took its twists and turns as the next in line worked their magic.
All paintings have a similarity, but are unique to the artist finishing the painting.

Can you guess who started and finished each of these paintings? Each one has four creators. You'll just have to come to the gallery and see for yourself!
They are even more gorgeous in person. But don't wait too long,
they'll be gone after Friday night! ~ Star

Dreams of Wilmington is a wonderful organization that brings
art, music, creative writing and theater to underprivileged children.
They have been selected to reap the rewards from our endeavors.
On Friday, November 13th
Spectrum Art & Jewelry will host our
November Open House & Wine Tasting
from 6-8pm
At 7pm the Live Auction begins!
Paul Wilkes will be our auctioneer.

All the proceeds from the four paintings will go to
Dreams of Wilmington.
Spectrum will also donate 10% of any other sales that evening to Dreams.

I hope you can come out this Friday to see our finished paintings, share in the artist’s community spirit and support Dreams of Wilmington.

Nancy Noel May

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cards of heART ~ Fundraiser for First in Families

Cards of heART
Created with love by the Artists of Cape Fear
for the benefit of First in Families
Now you can hold fifty four original works of art in your hand. This charming and unique deck of playing cards features paintings by local Cape Fear artists.
Every deck of cards sold raises funds to help First in Families in their work with persons with developmental disabilities. Purchase yours at Spectrum Art & Jewelry for only $25.
Included in the deck you'll find paintings by Spectrum artists: Star Sosa, Nancy Noel May, Jane Faudree, Anne Cunningham, Kristin Gibson and many more local talents.
The Queen of Hearts cordially invites you to the
Cards of heART Tea Party and Fund Raiser
Saturday, October 24th
4pm - 7pm at the New Hanover County Arboretum
The original paintings will be auctioned off starting at 6pm.
Meet the Cards of heART Artists
while enjoying tea and refreshments with the
Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and more.
There is a suggested donation of $20
For more information call 910-763-4545 or 910-350-2737
All proceeds benefit First in Families

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spectrum Art & Jewelry is featured in CNN Money

CNN Money has recently run a feature of the 50 best places to launch a small business. It turns out that Wilmington ranks #14 in the mid-size towns considered. But I knew that already. They chose yours truly and Spectrum Art & Jewelry to talk about why Wilmington, NC is such a great place for small businesses. Check out my feature by clicking here.

From the first day I visited Wilmington, I found the people and the business climate to be very open and friendly and conducive to opening a store here. I could have gone to a large city and maybe been more successful, but I was always drawn to the small town atmosphere here. It has proven to be a wonderful place to live, work and do business.

Spectrum Art & Jewelry has been around for over 12 years now and we are still growing and evolving. We are in our third consecutive location, a bigger, brighter and better located spot than ever before. It is such a treat to earn a living doing what I love and working with delightful people and customers. I intend to keep doing this for a long, long time.

Hope to see you all soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1st Annual Pink Chick Parade at The Forum

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To draw attention to the cause and to raise money for the Pink Ribbon, The Forum shopping center will host its first annual Pink Chick Parade along Military Cutoff Road.

For $125 - the cost of a mammogram - sponsors can adopt a 5 foot tall Pink Chick to join the parade. These eye-catching ladies will stand as a symbol of your support to the cause of finding a cure for this dread disease. Your adopted Chick can be personalized with a message to honor or remember a friend or loved one.

The Pink Chick Parade will remain on display throughout the Month of October, marching down the greenway along Military Cutoff Road, in front of the Forum Shopping Center.

You can adopt your own Pink Chick at any of the retail businesses at The Forum. 100% of your donation of $125 is made directly to The Pink Ribbon, a local organization that funds mamograms for under or uninsured women in this region. What a great feeling to contribute to something that has a direct and tangible impact within your own community.
So join the parade!
Buy a Chick. Save a Life

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Jewelry-Affordable Prices

2 new lines have come into the gallery and are super chic! They are very artsy looking and very affordable! Come in today to see the new goods~

Sunday, September 20, 2009

$50 OFF

For the first 10 people to sign up for an appointment with Patricia Daunis, Spectrum Art & Jewelry is offering you $50 off of your final project! Sign up for your appointment where you can learn about the many possibilities to make a completely customizable piece of jewelry. Call the gallery today at (910)256-2323. Appointments will be available from 11am-4pm Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10th, 10a – 6pm
Artist Reception October 9th, 6-8pm

Nationally renowned jewelry designer, Patricia Daunis has designed and created fine jewelry for more than 28 years. She will be exhibiting her collections of gold and sterling silver jewelry at Spectrum Art and Jewelry on Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th between the hours of 10am and 6pm. There will be a reception and Open House October 9th from 6-8pm.

Daunis’ reputation as a designer has been acknowledged with multiple awards such as Diamond Today Award, Jewelers of America Award and two World Gold Council Grand Prizes, to name a few.

Her collection is infinitely customizable. Starting with unique and graceful forms in gold and silver Daunis can add a selection of gemstones according to each customer’s desires. To make it easy for the client to visualize, Patricia uses her computer to “virtually” set the jewels into her pieces. This allows her to clearly show what the piece will look before it is even made.

While at Spectrum Gallery, Daunis will be designing unique jewelry creations for clients using their own gemstones or a selection from her extensive inventory. These designs are especially appropriate for family jewelry when set with various birthstones. “Every one is one-of-a-kind, just like every family.” Daunis declares.

Daunis will also have her famous earrings and specialty earring jackets---that can go with a person’s existing diamond stud earrings as an enhancement. Speaking on her upcoming show, Daunis said, “I enjoy when women come in to play dress-up and try on my jewelry. I get inspiration for new ideas and we often collaborate on designs together.”

About Spectrum Gallery
For the past 12 years, Spectrum Art & Jewelry has offered an irresistible selection of dazzling jewelry, original art and memorable gifts in a uniquely uplifting and warm environment. They are widely known for custom jewelry design. Spectrum is located on Military Cutoff Rd. at The Forum shopping center. This event is free and open to the public.

For more info and to see her work, click HERE!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Paint Around

Spectrum Art & Jewelry
presents a
"Paint Around"
benefit for
Dreams of Wilmington

Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Nancy Noel May & Phil Meade

Watch them paint:
Saturday, November 7,
10:30am – 12:30pm

See the results:
Reception and Auction
Friday, November 13, 6pm – 8pm
Spectrum Art & Jewelry
1125-H Military Cutoff Rd., Wilmington, NC 28405

Ever wondered how a painter starts a painting? What about their style of composition, laying down the paint and completing the work that makes it uniquely their own?

Come by Spectrum Art & Jewelry on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from
10:30am until 12:30pm and watch this process be turned upside down and inside out!

Four local Wilmington painters – Jane Faudree, Kristin Gibson, Nancy Noel May and Phil Meade* will demonstrate their creative process. Each artist will be given an identical B&W landscape photograph for inspiration and an 11x14 canvas. The each of the artists will begin a painting, laying out the composition according to their personal interpretation. After 30 minutes, the canvases will be passed to the next artist. Each of the four painters will work on all canvases. In just two hours it will be readily apparent in how different each painting will look – depending on which artist begins and which completes each piece.

Then plan to return on Friday, November 13 from 6pm - 8pm for an Artists’ Reception and a Benefit Auction. The four paintings will be auctioned off with the entire proceeds of their sale to benefit Dreams of Wilmington. Other artworks by the four participating artists will also be on display and a portion of the proceeds from any sales made in the gallery that evening will also be donated to Dreams.

Spectrum Art & Jewelry is located at The Forum on Military Cutoff Road. These events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the Friday night reception. For more information please contact the gallery at 910-256-2323.

*see below for brief artist statements about the four participating painters

Jane Faudree

“Painting is an integral part of who I am. It’s in my bones. My favorite subjects are of coastal North Carolina, which made it easy to move here. Most of my work is done with palette knife, thickly applied, which gives it a wonderful tactile quality. Color, light play, and contrasts all attract my attention when I start to compose a painting. Living in an area rich with wildlife, an ocean, river, lake and gardens keep me absolutely dizzy deciding what to paint next.”

Jane is a native of Greenvile, North Carolina. An award-winning artist, Jane’s work has been consistently accepted in local and national exhibits and hangs in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and in Europe. She currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kristin Gibson

Kristin Gibson is a professional artist who lives and works in Carolina Beach near Wilmington, NC. A prolific painter and mother of two, Kristin creates spirited “alla prima” paintings stirred from elements of daily life. Color and pattern inspire the lyrical sensibilities of her paintbrush. Further influenced by the ebb and flow of a lifetime by the sea, she calls her backyard work space “Saltwater Studio.”

“My works begin as drawings using my paintbrush, with composition, color, and intuition my subjects. Organic shapes and hues from daily life offer a jumping off point for the very act of drawing, painting, and composing color. A fluent process of color into color, wet paint into wet paint takes over and continues until I find harmonious resolution of form, pattern, and color.”

Nancy Noel May

I have always loved to paint, starting with formal lessons as a young child in Hampton, VA. The coastal influences of color and scenery have been with me from the start. I grew up in a small coastal community on the Chesapeake Bay and daily trips to the beach provided me with infinite sand canvases. I remember drawing pictures in the sand and decorating them with shells and driftwood.

Clear, vibrant colors and a strong source of light are the prime elements of my paintings. I love to travel and explore new places, I rarely go without my digital camera and sketch pad to record my experiences. Bringing these images back to my studio enable me to relive my travels through my paintings.

Moving to Wilmington, NC in 1984 brought me back to the coastal influences with which I started. The easy going style, clarity of light and color continues to be a significant reminder that I am essentially a sea-level woman.

Phil Meade

Weathered dune fences and the wild flowers that struggle to grow around them, the ocean and inland waterways, formal gardens that show off the beauty that is the southeast coast - all provide a wealth of inspiration for Phil Meade.

Oil painter, Phil Meade, of Leland, NC has always been interested in art. He started drawing and painting in high school and went on to study art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. After graduating, he went on to pursue a commercial art career. As a graphic designer, he found that his understanding of light and shadow along with form and perspective guided his illustrations in a real and convincing manner.

During this time, Phil never lost his passion for painting. However, between raising a family and working full time, he found only limited amounts of time to focus on his own pursuit of fine art. Now that Phil has retired, he is pursuing his dream of painting full time as a professional artist.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Norah Pierson Gold Eye Jewelry

Norah Pierson, a favorite jewelry designer in the gallery, has sent us new work! Gorgeous new rings and earring drops available now. We have new styles that have not been in the gallery before!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Michael Sugarman Jewelry!

New work by Michael Sugarman and Christie Franz! Gorgeous handcarved one-of-a-kind pendants as well as key pendants by Christie are in the gallery now!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Paintings!

New paintings by Nancy Noel May and Ann Hair. Gorgeous florals and beach scenes. Stop in today to preview!

Monday, September 7, 2009


We have white pearls, brown pearls, blue pearls, pink pearls, black pearls, grey pearls, brown pearls and more! Round ones, flat ones, biwa pearls, saltwater, freshwater, top drilled, coin pearls, keshi get the idea! Stop in today to see which ones look best on you!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kathy Bransfield is back!

We all know how much everyone loves Kathy Bransfield's necklaces. With quotes, stories, and quirky sayings, each pieces resonates within us all. Come find the one that matches your personality before they are gone!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Keys in Jewelry are HOT HOT HOT!

Have you been to Tiffany's lately? Keys are the new hot item! Be it the key to your heart, life or soul, keys have symbolic significance throughout the history of the world. We have brought in 3 keys by designer Cindy Franz. We have one in white gold with diamonds, yellow gold and gold with pink sapphires. Stop in today to see these gorgeous key pendants!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day weekend is almost here!

Labor Day gives us one more weekend at the beach, marks the beginning of the school year and also reminds the locals to GET OUT OF THE WAY! The tourists are coming! Feel free to bring in your family into the gallery this Friday or Saturday to see our new finds!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Girls Night Out at The Forum

Put together by Focus on the Coast, we will be having a Girls Night Out at the Forum. Click HERE for more info! Stop into the gallery for wine, goodies and to see Kristin Gibson painting live!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kinetic Glass Orb Sculptures NEW!

New in the gallery are several hanging glass orb kinetic sculptures. From green, blue, black and clear, there are several choices for you to choose from. They are great for offices, bedrooms, or childrens rooms. Keep your computer eyes from hurting by focusing on these sculptures while they twirl. Keep the feng shui level in your room by spinning one of the sculptures. Stop in today to twirl one yourself!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lotion Bars by Footbridge!

No, its not soap...its lotion! Made with Shea Butter and wonderful aromas, these natural lotion bars come in different shapes and patterns. They make the perfect hostess gift. Also, we have a men's soap also made of shea butter and perfect for shaving. It has a rich sandalwood scent and gives your man that extra touch!

Friday, August 14, 2009

TICK TOCK we've got Clocks!

Fun, whimsical, and making a statement! New clocks from What will the Neighbors Think have arrived! They are going FAST FAST FAST! Come pick yours out today!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Paintings by Phil Meade

Phil Meade came into the gallery today bringing new artwork! Downtown homes, restaurants and the Riverwalk made their way onto Phil's canvases. New beach images also avaiable!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Paintings By Anne Boysen

Tons of new paintings in the gallery by painter Anne Boysen. Large, medium and small sizes available to fit all spaces and budgets. Her gorgeous florals are always a hit!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

shows shows shows

Star and Nancy returned from the Philadelphia buyers market and then headed to Atlanta to the jewelry show! We are excited to see all of the new artwork and jewelry that will be heading to the gallery soon. Stop in to see the new arrivals!

Monday, August 3, 2009

ViViD Lifestyles

Spectrum is happy to announce that we have taken our ViViD magazine and turned it into a blog! Articles will be on Cuisine, Art, Artful Homes, Artists, Lifestyle and other ViViD interests. Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

November Paint-a-Round

This November, Nancy Noel May, Phil Meade, Kristin Gibson, and Jane Faudre will be participating in a paint-a-round. Whats a paint-a-round? All artists will start with the same image, paint on a canvas for 30 mins, then move to the next canvas. When finished, all paintings will be auctioned off to benefit Dreams Center for Arts Education.
They are in the process of building their 'dream' facility and 100% of the proceeds from the paintings will go directly to them. Also, 10% of the total gallery sales for the day will also be donated. Galen will be in the gallery playing music so stop in and watch them paint!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

No September Open House

Instead of having out monthly open house, we are going to be participating in the Forum's Girls Night Out event on 9/9/09. Kristin Gibson will be painting in the gallery, Galen will be playing music and the event will benefit the Pink Ribbon Campaign. More details to come!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Open House and Wine Tasting

Friday, August 14th from 6-8pm, we will have our open house and wine tasting with featured artist Sarah James. She is a glass bead maker and jeweler. She will be available for questions throughout the evening. Stop in and meet the popular artist!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Candles Just In!

Becky Hemby's ever so popular candles are back! With a new shipment in, they are ready for new homes. We have the lights and the candles and they are now made with Soy Wax, so super great for the environment! Who knew?!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wine Bottle Corks and Screws

Beautiful burled wood and acrylic hand turned bottle openers and corks came in today to the gallery. At $41 they make the perfect gift and come in their own little pouch! They make the perfect gifts!

What Inspires Artists?

Artists are inspired by many different things. Emotions, places, scenery, as well as activism all provoke artists to create. For me, my jewelry is inspired by making a statement, usually geared toward humanism, yet the most beautiful view will cause me to pick up a paint brush.

For gallery artist, Jane Faudree, it is an emotion, especially in her abstract paintings. Though the beauty of the world and the mixing of the paints, the act of 'doing', is also an inspiration to her.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different things motivate each of us. What inspires you?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Creating an Heirloom through Art

Art reminds us of a special time in our lives. We remember being on vacation, walking into a gallery and being awe-struck, or that pivotal moment in our life that the piece of art represents. When we see something we love, we buy it, and bring it into our homes that will become part of our lives forever.

These pieces of art become members of the family, staking claim on a wall, shelf, or nook. When we pass them along in the family, they not only provide a sense of beauty to the receiver, but also remind them of the memory in their hearts of you.

I always remember as a child going to visit my great grandmother. Above her chair in the living room was a print of a floral still life. Though it was not worth very much, I will always remember it, and now have it. It has inspired me to start an entire collection of floral still life paintings to go above my bed. Little did she know that the specific memory of her would inspire an entire art collection. She created an heirloom through her art that I will one day pass down as well. What a priceless gift.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Economy is Great!

Not sure how the rest of the world is doing, though we hear its tough out there, but we are doing great! Tons of custom design work and re-designs are coming in every day. Bring in your old jewelry that you no longer wear and meet with gallery owner, Star Sosa, to have her help you re-design your old jewelry into new dazzling treasures! Available options for all budgets. Call for a free re-design consultation.

Friday, July 24, 2009

How to Select Art

Recently a customer came into the gallery looking for a painting with a specific theme, size, color scheme, and frame. Unfortunately, we did not have anything that fit the description, however, we offered several different options.

When looking for art, think about what you like, not what matches. If you love it, you will find the right place for it. Also think about doing a collection of works, not just 1 piece. Several pieces in a group also work just as well as a single piece alone. Stick with different artists that complement each others work, not compete. Usually color is what unifies them, or theme, not all done by the same artist.

Remember, if you love it, it doesn't matter what it matches, you will find the perfect place for it and will create a life filled with memories and moments when and where you found that perfect painting or piece!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Going Going Gone!

The sale on select paintings and jewelry at Spectrum has been a huge success! We have sold many pieces. There are still quite a few left, so stop in and pick one out for your home!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drawer Pulls and Cabinet Knobs

Did you know we sell funky glass knobs? Perfect to dress up any cabinet, door, or drawer! Made by Yorkowski Glass, they are very popular and an easy way to give your home an uplift!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goddess Night at Spectrum!~

Tonight from 5-7 we are having Goddess Night at the gallery. Champagne, chocolates and mini facials for free! Come visit us and enjoy the magic!

Copper Earring Holders

Gallery manager and artist, Nancy Noel May, has created new beautiful copper earring stands. They come in a small and large size. One holds 18 pairs of earrings at $39 and the larger stand is $69 and holds 38 pairs of earrings. These make the perfect gift!

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Eric McRay paintings~

3 large panoramic paintings by loved painter, Eric McRay, have made their way to Spectrum! With stunning beach views, these will be perfect for any home or office!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

40% off jewelry

We have newly added pieces of jewelry to the 40% off sale! There is a wide variety of items such as hand made gemstone necklaces, lariats, rings, bracelets, earrings, and brooches! All price ranges!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Right now at Spectrum we are having a HUGE art sale! Select paintings are 25-50% OFF! Stop in today to see if your favorite pieces is on sale before it is GONE!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Art Souvenirs are HERE!

Spectrum has all of your upscale gifts from your trip to the beach! We have small and large items, reasonably priced, so that you can take part of the beach home with you in style! Stop in on the next cloudy or rainy beach day to see our new nautical finds!