Our 3 Most Powerful New Tools to Advance Your Creative Practice


In late 2015, we received 500 responses to a survey asking professional artists and creatives working in West Virginia what their greatest needs are. Three basic needs were repeated many times: Creating a stronger climate of support for creative entrepreneurs Gaining access to viable market opportunities and new customer-bases Breaking through…

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See the Video: On Being a Creative Professional in West Virginia


Watch ceramicist Norma Acord (Athens, WV); publishing and multimedia agency owners Josh and Mary Baldwin (Lewisburg, WV); woodworker Bruce Fransen (Shepherdstown, WV); glass artist Ron Hinkle (Milton, WV); painter Newman Jackson (Charleston, WV); and fine artist, jewelry-maker and gallerist Elizabeth Turner (Charleston, WV) discuss the importance of creative businesses to…

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Creatives Pay it Forward: Advice for Finding Success at National Trade Shows from Joseph Elbert


Joe Elbert, artist-elected Tamarack Foundation board member, Rural to Urban Markets program participant, and owner of fine furniture company Joseph Elbert, is having a very good year. On a staff trip to Baltimore, MD to attend the American Craft Council show earlier in 2016, we had the pleasure of witnessing enormous…

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