Aaronetta Pierce has been an advocate for the arts for the past twenty-five years with an emphasis on the promotion of the art of Americans of African descent. Along with her husband, Dr. Joseph A. Pierce, Jr., they own Premier Artworks, Inc. which specializes in the sale of original works of art by African Americans and rare/out-of-print books by African Americans. In 1993, she was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame in the Arts. She has served on the board of the San Antonio Performing Arts Association, the San Antonio Museum Association Board of Trustees, and as a Commissioner on the Texas Commission on the Arts. Ms. Pierce is currently serving on the Texas Cultural Trust Council and will co-chair the Texas Medal of Arts Awards held in Austin on April 5, 2005. She also serves on the board of the Cultural Collaborative for San Antonio and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.