Artists Update


The next scheduled date for artists to pick up their work and drop off new work that has not been in the gallery before is: 


June 21-25, 2021: Drop Off for Q3/Pick Up from Q2




We are excited to announce that Visit E-City has extended the deadline for submissions for their Postcard Art Contest! The deadline for entries is now May 31, 2021.

The winning artist(s) will have their name and credit printed on a postcard and win a cash prize of $250! You can submit art that you have already created or a new piece you've created for this contest.

The purpose of this art is to make a postcard that will be sent to potential visitors, inviting them to come experience our town. Think about what iconic scenes in Elizabeth City might inspire someone to come visit, visualize that in art form, and then create it! Some subject ideas include iconic imagery of rides at the Potato Festival, a night in Pailin’s Alley, or sailboats on the Pasquotank River.

For those of you who have already submitted art for this contest, you are more than welcome to submit more works!

For more information about this contest, please visit:


We are excited to welcome Gray Harrison and Kevin Jacot to the AoA Family! Gray and Kevin were both recently approved by our jury panel of peer artists. We can’t wait for you all to see their incredible work!


We heard you and value your feedback! We are pleased to announce that we are lowering our Artist membership fee to $50.00! COVID-19 has made things difficult in the arts and we need to adapt for you. Our Gallery and our community is brightened by your art. Keep creating!


As we enter 2021, we would like to inform you of a few of our new policies:

  • To keep our gallery fresh, we are striving to bring in new art to our Gallery each quarter. As a reminder, here are our quarters: Q1: Jan – Mar; Q2: April – June; Q3: July – Sep; Q4: Oct – Dec

  • You must hold a current Artist membership to display art in our Gallery. 

  • As a reminder, AoA’s standard commission on all sales is 35%.

  • We can accept no more than three new framed pieces or ten pieces of pottery, jewelry or fiber art per quarter.

  • The drop off/pick up windows for 2021 are 

    • June 21-25, 2021: Drop Off for Q3/Pick Up from Q2

    • Sep 20-24, 2021: Drop Off for Q4/Pick Up from Q34

    • Jan 10-14, 2022: Drop Off for Q1 of 2022/Pick Up from Q4 2021 

  • Due to limited storage space and to have a more seamless process, please pick up and drop off your art during these weeks.

  • For artists who are not yet featured in our Gallery who may like to join, our juries, comprised of local peer artists and gallery staff, will take place in 2021 during the following dates:

    • May 10-14, 2021

    • August 16-20, 2021

      • You can see more jurying information here​.

  • Please note that we may reach out to you outside of our designated drop off weeks if we become low on inventory of your pieces.

  • Last, displaying artwork is at the Gallery's discretion.