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In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Sound Rivers is seeking original, digital art that captures the spirit of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers, reflecting a deep love of water and the people who thrive in eastern North Carolina. From the submissions, a signature design will be selected for use on 40th anniversary swag for the year to come. Click the image below for more details!

Look For Future Artists Opportunities at Swindell’s Store in Bath, NC!

Margaret Dixon, Jenny Mastin and Eileen Sanger have opened Swindell’s Store in Bath, NC. See the loving restoration of this historic building and the coffee and arts emporium that is quickly becoming a hub of the community.

2021 Mural Project

The Arts of the Pamlico is partnering with the City of Washington and Electricities to install outdoor murals across the city. Watch for more details.

Plein Air Events 2021

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Arts of the Pamlico Presents

57th Annual Fine Arts Show 

On Exhibit November 13, 2021 – January 8, 2022

Arts of the Pamlico Presents: 

57th Annual Fine Arts Show 

On Exhibit November 13, 2021 – January 8, 2022

The Arts of the Pamlico’s 57th Annual Fine Arts Show is an opportunity for artists to share their work and compete for cash, gifts and ribbon awards. This multimedia exhibit may include works that fall into one of seven categories:


  1. Oils/Acrylics
  2. Watercolors
  3. Pastels
  4. Graphics
  5. Mixed Media/Alternative Process
  6. 3D (sculpture, ceramics, wood, glass, metal, paper, jewelry)
  7. Pottery



  • Dimensions of 5’ x 5’ and weight limitations are 45 pounds hanging, 60 pounds 3-D maximums.
  • All two-dimensional work must be ready to hang, framed/ securely wired (no saw tooth punch hangers).


All Work Must Be:

  • Original (no copies or classwork)
  • Executed within the past two years
  • For sale and priced competitively
  • Not shown in any previous AOP juried show


Artist Criteria:

  • Must be a current Arts of the Pamlico member (see org/membership)
  • Must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • Each artist is encouraged to submit one or two pieces for the exhibit.



  • Entry labels must be provided for each work of art.
  • A fee of $20 for up to two entries is paid at submission.
  • A maximum of two entries per artist may be submitted.
  • Fee is payable by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made out to AOP.



  • AOP retains 15% commission on all sales in 2021. Artists should include commission in their retail price.
  • All works must be offered for sale.
  • Sales are encouraged throughout the show.
  • Works must not be for sale outside of Arts of the Pamlico during the show.
  • Purchased works must remain on display until the end of the exhibit period.


Liability: A waiver must be signed for all works submitted. AOP will exercise the best possible care in the handling of works but shall not be held responsible for loss or damage for any cause.


Questions: Contact Pam Anderson at 252-944-6136 or p.andersonaop@gmail.com.


10AM – 1:30 PM

Entries Accepted on Saturday 11/6/21 only at Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC, 27889

Free parking in rear of building, on Main Street and along the riverfront.


11/8/21 & 11/9/21


Show juried & photographed for presentation by MJ Peters.

Theatre closed to the public until the reception.



6 PM – 8:30PM

Juror Critique in Palace Theatre at 6 PM

Exhibit /Sales Open & Reception at 7 PM in Turnage Gallery.

Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Masks required for all at all times.

11/13/21 – 1/8/22

Exhibit Open to the Public 10 AM – 2 PM



10 AM – 1:30 PM

Check out & purchaser pick-up of all works: Saturday only.


Artist payments mailed for sales and awards mailed thru post office


Juror: Catherine Walker Bailey

Walker is a Professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University where she has taught since 1991. She attended the Central School of Art and Design in London, England before coming to East Carolina University to complete her BFA (1986) and MFA (1991). She teaches drawing, figure drawing and linoleum cut printmaking. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is particularly interested in creating work in a series, that develops visually and conceptually over a period of time; months to years. Working in multiple layers, images are produced, reproduced, and added to, hiding and revealing ghost impressions of previous states. The use of text is sometimes incorporated and hidden (but findable) to combine with the imagery of domestic interiors and personal objects such as toys, letters, tools, plants & other personally significant objects.  About memory and human communication in all its quirkiness, appeal and cruelty, the combined text and imagery result in a visual diary or journal that may be viewed as individual pieces or in groups of works creating more of a narrative effect.

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Arts of the Pamlico 57th Annual

Fine Arts Show Competition Awards

  • Best in Show – sponsored by Francis M. & William R. Roberson, Jr.  – $500 (and Gift, courtesy of Stewart’s Jewelry Store.)
  • Best in Beaufort County Award – sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico – $500
  • People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Dr. William E. Kidd – $500
  • Creative Illusions Award – Anonymous Sponsor – $300
  • Lane People Prize – sponsored by the family of Louise and Harold Lane – $150
  • Importance of Trees Award – sponsored by ReLeaf Washington – $100
  • Frankye K. Rumley Textile Award – sponsored by Bettie Bonner Bradshaw – $100
  • Sound Rivers Award – sponsored by Sound Rivers – $75
  • First Place Best Work Depicting Life in NC – sponsored by Lee Chevrolet – $100
  • Second Place Best Work Depicting Life in NC – sponsored by Ed and Shirley Mann – $50
  • Young Ones Award – sponsored by Cypress Landing Women’s Club – $100
  • Plein Air Award – sponsored by Art Tyndall Studio – $50
  • Best In Graphics – sponsored by MJ Peters – $50
  • Best In Pastels – sponsored by Carol Mann – $50
  • Best In Three-Dimensional – sponsored by Candace Dail – $25
  • Best in Pottery – sponsored by Ed and Shirley Mann – $50
  • Best in Watercolor – sponsored by Cabbages & Kings – $25
  • Best in Mixed Media/Alternative Process – sponsored by Admix Agency – $25