News & Updates

Market & Presentation Opportunities for November


WEST VIRGINIA Pleasants County Holiday Pop-Up Shops Deadline:  until filled Location: Pleasants County, WV Fee: *See details Artwork Accepted:  *See details More Information The Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking local vendors, artists and crafters interested in the annual pop-up retail store concept. The Chamber wants to provide temporary retail outlets in Pleasants County for artists, craftsmen and vendors…

Foundation U: Features of a Great Artist Headshot


Clayton Spangler | October, 2017 We are all familiar with the adage, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” Within seconds of viewing your headshot, people will make a number of assumptions about your level of professionalism, how skilled you are at your art form, and what it will be like to conduct business with…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for October


WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships Program Deadline: October 15 Location: WV See details More Information The West Virginia Folklife Program is now accepting applications for the inaugural West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program offers up to a $3,000 stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship…

Foundation U: 5 Benefits of Joining the Creative Network


Renée Margocee | September, 2017 Share Tweet In late 2015, the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts surveyed West Virginia artists and creative entrepreneurs to learn more about their artistic practices and how the Foundation can best serve those pursuing arts-centered businesses. We were amazed at the number of makers who took time to share their stories with us. Thanks to…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for September


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* The Beckley Art Group & Beckley Camera Club Photography Competition & Exhibit Deadline: September 15 Location: Beckley, WV Booth Fees:  $5 per photograph Artwork Accepted: Photography More Information The annual photography competition and exhibit is open to ALL ages and ALL skill levels. The photography exhibit will be on display at Beckley Art Center | Cynthia Bickey Gallery…

Emerging Artist Takeover!


The foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellows, Hannah Lenhart and Rosalie Haizlett, are taking over TFA’s social media accounts and posting during an exciting time in their project Teapots and Time Capsules.  Follow along now through Sunday as they continue their 6-month journey across the state meeting artists,  experiencing the local culture of five creative communities, and creating artwork inspired by their…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for August


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* West Virginia Watercolor Society Membership Jury Session Deadline: August 15 Location: WV Fee: $30/year membership dues Artwork Accepted: Water Media More Information West Virginia Watercolor Society invites artists to apply for juried or signature membership status.  WVWS was formed to promote and insure the high standards of the art of watercolor painting in the state of West…

Announcing our annual Master Artist Fellow


left: Jude Binder, FestivALL Princess in Performance, 2015. Photo by Greg Sava. right: Jude Binder, Totem Mask, 1993. Photo by Bill Bailey. We are proud to share that the visual and performing artist Jude Binder is the foundation’s 2017-18 Master Artist Fellow. Jude’s work was selected from seventeen nominee applications by an independent committee comprised of fellow West Virginia-based master artists and leading…

Tamarack Foundation To Create Artist Toolkit With $50,000 NEA Grant


The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will use a $50,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to create a digital toolkit to help communities across West Virginia integrate the arts into their economic development plans. “We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Executive Director Renee Margocee. “The NEA’s generous Our Town grant will help us connect artists,…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for July


WEST VIRGINIA 28th Annual Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition Deadline: July 7 Location: Lewisburg, WV Fee: $25 Artwork Accepted: Photography More Information Entries are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition (formerly “Season of Colors”). This year will be photography only, and the theme is “Alternative Views.” Tamarack Jury Session Deadline: July 9 Location: Beckley, WV Fee: None Artwork Accepted: See details…