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!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Kristin Gibson Paintings!!

Floral still life painter Kristin Gibson has brought in new brightly colored works! Filled with color and energy, these are something you do not want to miss! The brush strokes and tactile surface of the canvas give the viewer a sense of being in the room while the creation took place!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Art Sale!!!

Spectrum is hosting an art sale! Many artists are participating and prices start at discounted rates of 20-75% off! You DONT want to miss this event! July 14-August 13.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Joe DiGiulio at Spectrum Tonight!

Abstract artist, Joe DiGiulio, will be coming from the Raleigh area to be our featured artist for this evenings Open House and Wine Tasting. Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine, eat some food and mingle with others! Come and meet the new gallery artist!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

NEW Small Glass Gifts!

Michelle Weston has created beautiful glass pen holders and single flower heart dishes that serve as vases. Incredibly beautiful, they make a great statement and are reasonably priced to to give as a gift or for your office. Pen holders $19 and heart vase dish flower holder $42.

Monday, July 6, 2009


We have beautiful pens in the gallery made out of different materials and from different artists. From brightly colored purse pens, to burled wood cigar pens, we have pens for everyone! Pens for your key chain makes a great gift as well as dyed maple and pocket pens! Come in to see our large collection of art pens!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Complementary publications here at Spectrum!

Stop in for your copy of American Style, Focus on the Coast, Wilma, Our State, Lumina News and more! All of our news publications are free! Come get your copies today!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Carol Roeda

Ever popular metal artist, Carol Roeda, has new interchangeable art in the gallery! Great for home, children's rooms and gifts! Frames, flowers or beach inspired parts, come and get your different pieces for each season!

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Paintings: Kristin Gibson~

New brightly colored floral still lifes by Kristin Gibson just arrived and are ready for new homes! At great prices, they wont stay long! Stop in and see them today!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chatham Jewelry Emeralds and Rubies!

We have Chatham Emerald earrings and necklace as well as a Ruby pendant on sale at the gallery! Stop in for a great deal before they are gone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tons of Pearl Starsong Jewelry!

Nancy has been busy creating beautiful jewelry from biwa, saltwater, cultured, dyed and cut pearls. Absolutely exquisite; pearls never go out of style! Traditional and classic, these up-to-date pieces are all one-of-a-kind and gorgeous! Don't let these go! Stop in today to see our large collection of pearl jewelry made here in the gallery!