Spotlight on a New WV Artist Residency Program


On a 400-acre, former family apple farm just outside the little town of Shanghai, WV in the Eastern Panhandle, John Labovitz and Susanna Battin run the North Mountain Residency each summer. The now two-year-old residency program welcomes artists of many stripes, working at every stage of their career. Artists are selected during an open application process held each winter, and…

Watch the How to Build a Shopify eCommerce Website for Artists Presentation


We welcomed Josh Dodd of the Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, WV-based MESH Design and Development to present on the third topic in our Speaker Series, How to Build a Shopify eCommerce Website for Artists. Josh walked attendees through setting up a website through Shopify, adding products to the eCommerce section, adjusting for shipping and variables in design and price, and more. The foundation is hosting Accelerate Your Growth: A…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for September


WEST VIRGINIA 14th Annual River Arts Show and Sale Deadline: September 9 Location: Charleston, WV Booth fees: $40-$90 More Information (Under “River Arts Show & Sale”) Since its inception, The River Arts Show and Sale has transformed the UUC building into a Holiday Gift Boutique showing the wonderful work of over 25 high quality WV artists and crafts people in a…

Workshops and Classes in September


Business Development Featured training: The Rhode Island School of Design presents… Managing Custom Work: Make Your Clients Happy While Making A Profit September 13, 6:30-8 pm Sliding Scale Fee: $0 – $20, available online Register Follow a step-by-step guide with examples of various real life custom work nightmares and how to avoid them, how to manage client expectations, work out quotes,…

Celebrating Two Achievements for Foundation Leadership


We’re feeling pretty lucky right now. Last week, someone made the decision to anonymously send us a West Virginia Lottery ticket in the mail. We’re still waiting to see if we hit our first “megamillion,” but our team spirit shined bright as the news of two exciting announcements rolled out for our Executive Director, Alissa Novoselick. The team at the…