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Welcome to Cary Gallery of Artists!


oil and cold wax + bead quilling

Jane Steelman & Kathy King


Opening Reception ~

May 26, 6-8 pm 

Show runs to June 27

Born in Winston-Salem, NC, Jane D. Steelman worked toward a degree in Art at Appalachian State University. She studied under Bill Dunlap in drawing and painting as well as Clyde Owen in Ceramics. She is certified in art education for K-12 and taught high school Advanced Digital Photography and AP Art History. She now teaches private art lessons in her home studio. 


Dr. Steelman works in various media including pastels, charcoal, acrylic, oils, alcohol inks and stained glass. She enjoys the vibrant colors found in alcohol inks and stained glass and the blending qualities of pastel and oils. Her work varies from photorealistic charcoals and pastels to abstract landscapes in acrylics and alcohol inks. Dr. Steelman’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections and has been seen in numerous exhibitions; local, state and international.


Dr. Steelman has been awarded First Place in the National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American Heritage Art Contest in the category of Pastels for three years. Prints of her winning entries have been donated to the NC Veteran’s Life Center,1005 9th St., Butner, NC.


One of her paintings has been selected for the Spotlight on Artists Public Art Project 2021 and is on display as a mural at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC.


Jane is the past President of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, a member and steering committee member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists. She currently lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina where she has a home studio.

Kathy King is an award-winning jewelry artist, beading instructor and author of Bead Quilled Jewelry: New Beadwork Designs with Square Stitch. In 2008, Kathy developed an innovative bead weaving technique called “Bead Quilling” in which the holes of the glass beads and thread are exposed, allowing the thread color to become an integral part of the final design. Another signature component of Kathy’s jewelry is the “Beaded Bead” in which she creates intricate beads by weaving hundreds of smaller glass beads together. Kathy’s innovative techniques have landed her sculptural designs on the cover of Bead & Button Magazine and in articles featured in Beadwork, Niche and Giftware News magazines.


Kathy’s work is strongly influenced by her engineering background. Her bead quilling technique allows her to weave together sturdy structures, which she can further embellish and build on. For color inspiration and shape combinations, Kathy enjoys looking to historical architecture and cultural patterns from around the world. Bead color and texture combinations inform Kathy’s artistic direction and inspire new pieces.


Kathy enjoys trying new things in her work and continues to push the boundaries of bead weaving. She likes to see what new shapes and structures can be built with the beads. Kathy is working on creating a new series of 3D pieces, working with the construction ability the bead quilling technique allows her. Kathy plans to continue sharing her love of beads with others, traveling as often as she can to teach beading classes, while also selling her finished work at art shows.


If you are in the downtown Raleigh area, please visit Kathy at her studio in Artspace, located at 201 East Davie Street in studio 109A.

The Small Treasures Exhibition, hosted by Cary Gallery of Artists, showcases some of the best small format artwork being created in North Carolina. 

Applications are now open! All submissions must be in by June 1, 2023.

The juried exhibition is open to all North Carolina artists producing small format 2D and 3D artwork. 

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