Calls for Art & Workshops

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Call for Art and Artists: Hands on Arts Festival - September 28, 2019

Make art, share art, give art at

AOP’s 4th Annual Hands On Arts Festival!

Kids and adults are invited to attend this free art event at Havens Garden Park in Washington, NC on September 28, 2019 from 11 AM – 3 PM to make, try and buy art.

Artists will be creating, BTCMA will be jamming, drummers will be drumming, actors will be putting on a play, Cats & Kittens, and more!

Artists may provide free or low cost activities and sell their artwork at no charge if they demonstrate

or provide a hands on art experience. All other booth spaces are $10.

Bring your own umbrella/tent, table & chair.

Bad weather location is the Turnage Theatre.

Limited spaces available.  Contact Thad at


The festival is supported by the City of Washington, NC Arts Council, and Beaufort County Administration.


Join the fun and increase access to the arts for our community!

Call for Art - Casting Shadows Photography Show (submission dates: October 3 - 5, 2019)

Arts of the Pamlico presents:

Casting Shadows Photography Show

October 10 – November 1, 2019

Click link for .pdf version of Call for Art: Call for Art – Casting Shadows 2019-10

Click link for .pdf version of the Art Submission Form:  Art Submission Form 2019-07

Call for Art - Monsters & Mythical Creatures Art Show (submission dates: October 3 - 5, 2019)

Arts of the Pamlico presents:

Monsters & Mythical Creatures Art Show

October 10 – November 1, 2019

Click link for .pdf version of Call for Art: Call for Art – Monsters & Mythical Creatures 2019-10

Click link for .pdf version of the Art Submission Form:  Art Submission Form 2019-07

Call for Art - 55th Fine Arts Show (submission date: Sunday Nov 3rd between 2pm - 6pm only!)

Arts of the Pamlico presents:

Arts of the Pamlico

55th Annual Fine Arts Show

November 8, 2019 – January 4, 2020 (Juried Show)

November 8 – December 7, 2019 (Non-Selected Show)

Click link for .pdf version of the Prospectus: Fine Arts Prospectus 2019

Conference: ARTSMARKET 2019 - November 4-6 in Durham NC


Next Conference: November 4-6, 2019
Durham, NC
Presenters’ booking meeting to follow on November 7

Showcase applications now open!
Click to apply

ArtsMarket is a biennial (every other year) conference featuring dozens of showcases at the historic Carolina Theatre of Durham, and over 130 exhibit booths at the Durham Convention Center!

SIGN UP to receive email news and updates about ArtsMarket applications, registration, deadlines, and more!  (non-members only) 

ArtsMarket provides three days full of opportunities to see world-class performances in the historic Carolina Theatre, to network with colleagues from North Carolina and the surrounding region, and to sit back and enjoy some Southern hospitality. Conference activities take place in downtown Durham, where theatre, exhibit hall, and hotel are all in one connected footprint. Durham welcomes hundreds of presenter, artist, agent, vendor, and service provider delegates over the course of the conference.  ArtsMarket features up to three dozen juried showcase performances, and 130 exhibit booths at the Durham Convention Center.

Presenter delegates come from all parts of North Carolina and the Southeastern region and represent a wide variety of arts organizations and venues, including small concert associations, colleges and universities, mid- and large-size performing arts centers, and everything in between.  Many of them look to ArtsMarket to book a significant part of their future seasons. In addition to the showcase performances, networking opportunities are abundant in the exhibit hall and at other scheduled conference activities.

ArtsMarket is co-produced by the North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Arts Council. Our shared belief is that presenting is an act of collaboration – between artists, manager, presenters, sponsors, and audiences – and we have designed ArtsMarket to foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality.


“The best value, most impressive and best-run conference I’ve attended in years and years.”

“The warmth of the organizers, the high caliber of showcasing artists, and the professionalism throughout the event made this conference enjoyable and valuable.”

“We all came back bursting with ideas for next season.”

Durham is the place “where great things happen!”  Visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau site to help plan your trip.

ArtsMarket is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Call for Art - 2020 East Carolina Wildlife Art Exhibit (submission dates: TBA)

2020 East Carolina Wildlife Art Exhibit – Call for Art

All mediums of Eastern Carolina Wildlife-themed Art accepted.

Submission Dates: TBA

Exhibit Dates: February 2020

Drop Off & Exhibit Location: Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theatre, 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889

Pick Up Date: TBA

Fee:  Free for AOP Members or Non-Members $20 for up to 3 pieces.

Membership: To join go to

Ready to Hang: Framed, securely wired, ready to hang. No saw-tooth or single hole punch hangers.

3-D Work Accepted: Pedestals/display cubes with art work encouraged.

Size Limitations: Not to exceed 3 feet in width. No more than 100 pounds.

Sales: All works must be offered for sale. AOP retains 30% commission on all sales. Artist should include the commission in the retail price.

Liability: AOP will exercise th best possible care in the handling of works but shall not be held responsible for loss or damage for any cause.

Questions? Contact Thad Aley at

AOP Galleries are open T-Th from 1 – 6 PM, Fri 11 AM – 6 PM & Sat 11 AM – 4 PM.

The festival is coordinated by the Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) which is housed in its Historic Turnage Theatre. The Turnage Theatre is a contributing historic structure in the Historic District of Washington, North Carolina.

AOP is one of the longest operating arts council in North Carolina at over 46 years and is based in its Historic Turnage Theatre. It is the state-designated arts councils for Beaufort & Washington Counties. 

February 2020 24th Annual Wildlife Arts Festival (submission dates TBA)
24th Annual East Carolina Wildlife Festival
Duck Carvers, Duck Callers, Fishing & Wildlife Guides, Wildlife Vendors,
Wildlife Artists and Craft Makers

February 2019 in Downtown Washington
Submissions Opening in Spring 2019