Calls for Art & Artists/Vendors,

plus List of Upcoming Workshops

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The Arts of the Pamlico is partnering with Flying Pig Provisions to create a line of art postcards. AOP’s arTshirts are one example of a piece of art that is being used in this way.

Theme – The themed show, “Wish You Were Here” is an art contest for works of art in any medium, including paint, clay, photography, mixed media, fiber and more, with the subject being Washington, NC.


Required Elements –  The work must include the Historic Turnage Theatre marquee and a flying pig. These images can be embedded in any way you choose… from bold to subtle, whimsical, realistic…be creative. Images must be original and may be copyrighted or produced by another artist or entity.

Size – Limit the size of your work to no more than 50 pounds and no larger than 36″ x 48″. All works must be ready to hang or be displayed.
Purchase Prize – One work of art will be selected by the show sponsors — Arts of the Pamlico and Flying Pig Provisions for a purchase prize of $350 sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico.

Use of Art – Prize money will purchase the work for use exclusively by the Arts of the Pamlico and Flying Pig Provisions with credit to the artist.


Entry Number – A total of two entries is allowed per artist.



Fee – There is no fee to enter this show.


Membership Requirement – Artists must be current members of the Arts of the Pamlico and 12 years or older. To become a member, please visit www.artsofthepamlico.org/membership. Student memberships are $20/year and individual artists are $40/year and up. The year begins when you join. Your membership supports free entry into multiple shows, discounted commission on sales and more.


Submission – Images of the work are to be submitted by email AND in person by February 27, 2021 at the Arts of the Pamlico, Historic Turnage Theatre at 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889 by 2 PM. Email images are to be sent to Debra Torrence at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com.


Shows – Works will be included in an in person exhibit in both an online art show and and in person show in the Turnage Gallery from March 1 – 30, 2021.


Commission – All works submitted must be for sale. AOP will retain half of its typical commission of 30% to aid all in this time of COVID.


Questions? – Please reach out to Debra at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com.



Membership - P/F
Call for Art - 56th Annual Fine Arts Virtual Show - Submit Online Nov 1 - 13



Arts of the Pamlico presents:

56th Annual Fine Arts Show – Closed


Call for Art - ReLeaf's Washington's Celebration of Trees Art Exhibit - Postponed

Arts of the Pamlico and ReLeaf Washington presents:

Postponed – Watch for Updates

ReLeaf Washington’s Celebration of Trees Art Exhibit






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After school arts enrichment from 3 – 6 PM, for youth ages 5 – 15 years. $15/day.

Youth attending schools in the Washington city limits may ride Beaufort County Schools bus to the Turnage Theatre for drop off.

Contact Erin Staebell ay e.staebellaop@gmail.com.

  • Weekly Open Traditional Music Jams

    • Beaufort County Traditional Music Association (BCTMA) Jams most Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturday mornings from 10 AM – Noon at the Historic Turnage Theatre. For more information, please visit www.bctma.org.

  • Ruth Wyand’s Three Part Blues Guitar Workshop at the Swindell Store in Bath, NC

    • October 17, 2020 (time to be determined).  https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/events/workshop-ruth-wyands-three-part-blues-guitar-bath-nc/

    • Monthly Readers Theatre Online – Check Event Calendar.   

  • Writing Critique Meeting – Pamlico Writers Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each monthy at 7pm at the Arts of the Pamlico Historic Turnage Theatre.  For more information go to  https://pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/.
  • Writers Conference – Pamlico Writers Group’s annual conference has been moved from April to September 25 & 26, 2020. For more information go to https://pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/.

Create Outside!

Paint Out! in Belhaven – October 17, 2020

Paint Out! is an AOP plein air or paint outside event for registrants of all levels. Registration is $10 per person. Limited registrations are available for this outdoor event which will comply with COVID19 restrictions. Registration is full and is now closed.


Fall series to be announced soon!


Natural Fibers Group Workshop:

  • First Monday of the Month: Natural Fibers Group meets at the Historic Turnage Theatre from 9 AM– 12 Noon.  Cost: based on class. See details at www.naturalfibersgroup.org & on Facebook.


Creative Flow Watercolor Workshop

Explore watercolor painting as a method to relax and have fun! You will learn how to use watercolor paint to make vibrant colors and expressive paintings. In this workshop you create your own unique paintings and learn several techniques that you can use at home. This is a workshop to get you started and show you how to tap into your creative groove!  No experience necessary.

April 2020 Session cancelled due to COVID 19. A new workshop date will be announced soon!

All materials provided: 2 sheets high quality Arches watercolor paper, 4 sheets practice watercolor paper and watercolor paintbrushes, paints, and palettes.

Instructor:  Karen Warren, Artist

Karen has been creating art as early as she can remember.  She studied art at Michigan State University and Central Washington State University.  She enjoys working with various mediums including, oil paint, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media.  A big part of her creative process is experimentation. She is drawn to new materials, combining them in different methods. Karen is also a jewelry maker and is owner of Doe Run Jewelry. Her art can be found on Facebook as Karen S.Warren Art and on Instagram as Doe Run Art.

Cost:  $52 ($50 cash discount) for AOP Members or $62 ($60 cash discount) for non-members.  All materials included in cost of workshop.  Pre-register and pay in person at the Historic Turnage Theatre or by calling 252-946-2504.