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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

Membership - P/F

Arts of the Pamlico Presents

Annual Juried Photography Show
August 7, 2021 – September 2, 2021

Arts of the Pamlico is excited to present the Annual Juried Photography Show. This photography exhibit will include works that fall into one of the six categories:

  1. Digital
  2. Documentary/People
  3. Landscape/Places
  4. Nature/Wildlife
  5. Mixed Media/ Alternative Process
  6. Youth Division (18 and younger)

Call for Artists:

The Arts of the Pamlico invites artist of all ages from Beaufort and Washington counties, as well as all over North Carolina to participate in the Annual Photography Competition. Each artist is encouraged to submit one or two pieces for the exhibit.

All work must be:

  • original (no copies or classwork)
  • executed within the past two (2) years
  • for sale and priced competitively
  • not previously shown in any previous AOP juried show

AOP reserves the right to refuse any work it considers inappropriate for the exhibit.

2021 Photography Competition Awards:

Stewart’s Jewelry Store’s Best in Show Gift, $250 value

Washington Tourism Development Authority Award

for Best Work depicting a Beaufort County

landmark/iconic Location


Washington Daily News Award

for Best Work depicting photojournalism


The Lone Leaf Award

for Excellence in the Photographic Medium

sponsored by Lone Leaf Gallery & Custom Framing

$100 Gift Certificate

(for picture framing)


First Place Awards for the Following Categories


Digital (sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico) $50
Documentary/People (sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico) $50
Landscapes/Places (sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico) $50
Youth Division (sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico) $50





Important Dates:



10AM – 2PM

Entries Accepted

Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theater

150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC, 27889

7/31/21 Show installed
8/3/21 Show juried
8/5/21 Awards Announced via email or phone

8/7, 8/14, 8/21 & 8/28

10AM – 2PM

Show Open to the Public


10AM – 2PM

Artist check out and purchaser pick-up of all works
12/31/21 Artist payments for sales and awards mailed


Juror: Latrell Broughton

Broughton is an award-winning visual artist based in photography who incorporates practices of collage, animation, and 3D modelling.

His work synthesizes lush landscapes and vibrant portraiture to interrogate our individual and communal relationships with the world around us.

His first solo exhibition “World Near and Far,” combined photography and pieces that comes to life through augmented reality technology was on display in Manteo, North Carolina from June 4th – June 26th, 2021.



To qualify for entry, all work must:

  • be framed and securely wired (no saw tooth or sing hole punch hangers)
  • be ready to be hung
  • not exceed 36 inches in width



  • $20 (members) / $30 (non-members) for up to two entries
  • 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.



  • All works must be offered for sale.
  • AOP retains 15% (members) / 20% (non-members) commission on all sales.

Artists should include this commission in their retail price.

  • Sales are encouraged throughout the show.
  • Purchased works must remain on display until the end of the exhibit period.



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.




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

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