News & Updates

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…

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…