The ArtSource Team

ArtSource Fine Art was founded in 1990 by Sharon Tharrington and Nancy McClure, former competitors turned partners. Over the past 28 years, McClure and Tharrington have built the largest and most comprehensive art gallery in the Triangle area. In addition to the two principals, ArtSource employs a Full-Time, On-site Framer, an Artist’s Liasion, an Events & Marketing Associate and a Gallery Manager. Nearly all of our employees are artists themselves and offer an indepth understanding of the materials, techniques, and concepts incorporated into much of the art we sell as well as a sensitivity to the creative process. We pride ourselves on our ability and commitment to work as a team to meet our clients needs whether the project is large or small.

Nancy C. McClure, Owner, was born in Albany, NY, attended Syracuse University and graduated with a BS in Merchandising with an emphasis in marketing and visual arts. Before joining ArtSource, McClure worked for Picture House in Atlanta, GA, providing high-end framing design services to interior designers. McClure later worked as manager of the art and matting department of Phoenix Galleries in Atlanta, one of the largest wholesale picture manufacturing companies in the country. After relocating to Raleigh in 1985, McClure worked at Frameworks as a corporate art consultant. McClure joined ArtSource in 1990. Nancy is also one of the many local artists ArtSource represents. To read her bio and view her artwork, click here.

Sharon P. Tharrington, Owner, was born in Raleigh, NC, attended Emory University and graduated with BA degrees in both Art History and Psychology. While in College, Tharrington worked at Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Upon completion of her degrees, she returned to Raleigh and began working with Gilliam & Peden Fine Art Gallery, where she received her training in marketing and handling fine art and fine art framing. Tharrington founded ArtSource in 1990. Tharrington’s jewelry line, Sugarfoot Jewels, and her sculptural works can be purchased at our gallery. To view images of her jewelry, click here.

Kate Marshburn, Corporate sales + Gallery Manager, graduated from Meredith College in 2003 with a BA in Studio Art and a BA in Psychology. Originally from Winston Salem, Kate joined the ArtSource team in June of 2006. Marshburn assists corporate clients in the selection and placement of art in business, healthcare and hospitality settings. Kate also oversees all framing and installation projects. She can be reached via email at

Marsha Perkins, Gallery Associate, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Art in Art & Museum Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  A recent addition to the ArtSource Team, Marsha has years of experience working in a variety of arts organizations including Florida Gulf Coast Art Center and the University of Arizona Museum of Art.  Marsha will be the point of contact for collectors and designers and artists who contact the gallery.  She can be reached at:

Lacy Rollins, Press Relations + Social Media + Event Coordinator, graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Art History and Psychology. Lacy handles all Press Relations and Social Media for the gallery as well as coordinating the use of our gallery for fundraising events, corporate parties and social functions. For more information on upcoming gallery events or to rent our gallery for your personal use please email

Derik Fenstermacher, Framer, was born in Honolulu, HI and was raised in San Diego, CA. Derik worked for many years for a large-scale framing production company in Las Vegas, NV before relocating to Phoenix, AZ where he pursued custom-framing and gained expertise in fine art framing. Derik joined the ArtSource Team in March 2016.