News & Updates

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…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for June


WEST VIRGINIA Charleston Main Streets StreetWorks Deadline: June 9 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: None Artwork Accepted: See details More Information Charleston Main Streets – East End will be continuing StreetWorks 2017 as part of FestivALL. This year, CMS-EE will ask up to 40 local artists to create a piece of art that will be his or her interpretation of the theme:…

Meet Renee Margocee: Our Interview on Living and Working as an Artist (Part 2)


To welcome our new Executive Director Renee Margocee, the foundation’s Program Director Emma Pepper sat down with her for an interview to discuss her history as an artist, thoughts on the creative economy in West Virginia, and the work she is most excited about at the foundation. This is part two of our interview, read part one here. Emma Pepper:…

Meet Renee Margocee: Our Interview on Living and Working as an Artist (Part 1)


To welcome our new Executive Director Renee Margocee, the foundation’s Program Director Emma Pepper sat down with her for an interview to discuss her history as an artist, thoughts on the creative economy in West Virginia, and the work she is most excited about at the foundation. This is part one of our interview, read part two here. Emma Pepper:…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for May


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* City of Thomas Public Art RFP Deadline: May 5 Location: Thomas, WV Fee: None Artwork Accepted: See details More Information The City of Thomas is a small, lively mountain town in Tucker County. The goal of this project is to help build community, develop Tucker County’s arts, and further establish Thomas as a unique place to live or visit. This is a…

Emerging Artist Fellows Visit Lewisburg (Part 1)


Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellows Rosalie Haizlett and Hannah Lenhart are traveling the state for their creative project Teapots and Time Capsules. They will be sharing a series of posts with us about their adventures. Follow their journey on our blog and on Instagram – search the hashtag #teatimewv. This post is the first in the series about…

WV Photographer John Ryan Brubaker Awarded Exhibition in Arlington, VA


John Ryan Brubaker’s On Confluence Exhibition Thomas, WV-based photographer and Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Rural to Urban Markets program participant John Ryan Brubaker was chosen to exhibit work as part of the Arlington Arts Center‘s (AAC) prestigious SOLOS series. Each spring and fall, artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region are selected to exhibit their art in one of the…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for April


WEST VIRGINIA Good News Mountaineer Garage Silent Auction at Art Walk Deadline: April 12 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: None Artwork Accepted: See details* More Information Good News Mountaineer Garage will be holding a silent auction Thursday, April 20, 2017 during Charleston’s ArtWalk from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Romano & Associates located at 230 Capitol Street,…

WV Jeweler Christine Keller Lands Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity in China


Tamarack Foundation for the Arts artist-appointed board member and jeweler Christine Keller is currently taking part in a once in a lifetime opportunity to further her business. Christine has taken on a contract as designer of a high profile jewelry line being manufactured and sold in stores across China. Christine is also a graduate of the foundation’s Rural to Urban…