Members art show closes after this weekend

Published 8:26 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

The annual Members Art Exhibit hosted by Arts of the Pamlico has brought a steady flow of visitors to the Turnage Theatre gallery, but for anyone who has missed it, this weekend is the last chance to view the show.

AOP staff will begin dismantling the exhibit Tuesday, according to Executive Director Debra Torrence. The show has become a spring tradition for the organization and was first presented back in the days when the group was known as the Beaufort County Arts Council.

“We have over 70 pieces, all done by members of Arts of the Pamlico,” Torrence noted. “We encourage the community to buy local and that includes local art. Please come by anytime.”

LITTLE BLUE: Watercolor by Jessica Bradsher.

The members exhibit is truly a product of AOP’s roots.

“We were founded by, and grounded by artists, and this exhibit is a chance for artists to show their work and sell their work in this community,” Torrence said.

The celebration of art includes works in various mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, stoneware, wire, scratchboard, digital art and photography. There is even a piece crafted from paper towels used to clean artists’ brushes.

All works are for sale and a portion of the artists’ proceeds benefits AOP.

Saturday hours for the Turnage gallery are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show can be viewed Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Arts of the Pamlico and the Turnage Theatre are located at 150 W. Main St. in downtown Washington. For more information, call 252-946-2504 or visit

EMERGING FIELD: Acrylic painting by Cynthia Bickley-Green.

CREEKSIDE: Stoneware and copper piece by Carolyn Sleeper.