About Us!

Carolina Creations is owned by Virginia Spencer. Virginia purchased the gallery from its founders artists Janet and Michael Francoeur, in June 2017. Virginia continues to sell their work and the work of over 300 well known artists and craftsmen.

There is a change taking place. Jan is retiring from the world of retail to focus more on her art; exploring new techniques for creations alongside her already established works. I am the new owner of Carolina Creations. My name is Virginia Spencer.

Virginia Spencer
I have lived in North Carolina since 1981 and have fallen in love with the New Bern area. We have fabulous artists in our proximity as well as many talented artists within our state and our country. Carolina Creations has been "my favorite store" for quite some time and I am so pleased at the opportunity to take the reins.

My background has been quite varied, with focuses on pharmaceutical sales, retail florist, nursing, and 5 years as an officer in the US Army Nurse Corps. As a florist, I studied and  produced floral arts, earning recognition as a member of the American Institute of Floral Design. I look forward to moving on to a new challenge.

My priority is to learn the business of Carolina Creations and become familiar with its operations. I want to meet the artists who have their art in our shop and look for a few new ones. I am sure they will provide me with a great education and appreciation for the talent they bring to our mix. The employees who have been a part of our shop for a long time are staying on board, so you can count on their learned expertise while I get up to speed.

New perspectives are sure to bring about change. I plan to seek new opportunities to share our art. But, please be assured that we will continue to deliver the same quality you have grown to expect from Carolina Creations. Please share with me ideas you may have regarding your favorite art medium and any special areas where you are seeking just the right touch. I want to find the right artist to share your vision.

I hope we will meet soon.


Our gallery is located in the beautiful town of New Bern, North Carolina on the Neuse River near the point that it joins the Pamlico Sound. We have chosen the most exciting work we can find and it ranges from fun to fabulous!

Carolina Creations began as a gallery featuring only North Carolina artists, the focus continues to be that but we have added work from across North America as we meet new artists in our travels and find work we just HAVE to have.

"Confluence" New Bern, North Carolina.
From an original watercolor by
Janet Francoeur.

The gallery was opened in Downtown New Bern in 1990.

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