Artist Opportunities

Sales Gallery


Over 50 artists are featured in our Sales Gallery, including local and ECU alumni artists. If you are interesting in selling your work in our Sales Gallery, please complete the application for our committee to review.

Check out our current list of Sales Gallery Artist.

Sales Gallery Application



Emerge Gallery & Art Center has two exhibition galleries: The Don Edwards Gallery and The Harvey Wooten Gallery. Exhibitions in both galleries rotate on a monthly basis. There are scheduled annual exhibitions throughout the year but there are still plenty of opportunities for group and individual exhibitions. If interested in exhibiting a body of work, artists should complete the application for our committee to review.

Exhibition Application


Art Means Business

Art Means Business

Arts and business go hand in hand. Pitt Community College’s Small Business Center is proud to partner with Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge to bring local artists a series of free workshops about business in the world of art.

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Art Instructors


Emerge Gallery & Art Center is currently seeking art instructors to teach Spring Break Art Camp, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Group Art Activities, Private Lessons, Adult Weekly Classes, and more! We are seeking instructors to teach painting, film, photography, textiles, metal design, pottery, hand building, printmaking, mixed media, and other mediums. Strong professional and interpersonal skills are required. Must have a strong arts background and education. This is a contract labor position and instructors are hired as opportunities arise. To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to paula@emergegallery.com.


Black Creatives of Pitt County


The Black Creatives of Pitt County is made up of artists living, working, and playing in Pitt County. The group is made up of artists who are interested in literary, performing, and visual arts, however it is not limited to these. All are welcome.

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The Tiny Art Show

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The Tiny Art Show is an annual exhibition and fundraiser during the month of February. All pieces must not exceed 5”x5”x7” in any direction. Work must be available for the entire exhibit and must be priced at $5 or $10.

Entries Due: January 25 - 30, 2025

Exhibition Dates: February 6-27, 2025

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Downeast Sculpture


The DownEast Sculpture Exhibition is an annual exhibition. The indoor portion of this exhibition is displayed in the Don Edwards Gallery during the month of March. The outdoor portion of this exhibition is featured for a year throughout Pitt County from March to the following February.

Outdoor Open Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2024
Indoor Open Nov 19, 2024 - Jan 15, 2025

More Info and application



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The Youth Arts Festival will feature over 50 visual artists' booths where children can participate in creative activities making their own masterpieces. There will also be performing based activities including puppet making, storytelling, music, and theater interactive activities. The Youth Expressions Talent Show will be open for ages 5-18.

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Five points archway mural


The Five Points Plaza Archway Mural is located at Starlight Cafe. This project is on a three year rotation.

Applications Due July 1, 2024

More info and application


Schwa Show


The Schwa Show is an annual exhibition during the month of October. This exhibition is a nationally juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

Deadline: August 15, 2024 by 11:59pm

More info and Application


Holiday Artist Market

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The Holiday Artist Market is our annual holiday sale featuring unique, handmade fine arts and crafts. The galleries are arranged in a booth style, featuring individual artists or businesses.

The application is due October 15, 2024.

More info and Application


Holiday Mug Sale

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Sell your mugs during the holiday seasons!

Selected artists will have mugs featured and sold during the months of November and December and at our Holiday Mug sale booth during our 2024 Holiday Fundraiser - Jingle Art Jam!

The application is due October 1,  2024.

More info and Application