News & Updates

Creative Perspective: What is Creative Placemaking; and How is it Changing the Face of Our Communities?


foundation | May 2018 Leonardo Vazquez of The National Consortium of Creative Placemaking Leonardo Vazquez is a national award-winning planner who is a leader in two emerging fields in urban planning: creative placemaking and cultural competency. He has two decades of experience in community development, community engagement, small group facilitation, local economic development, leadership development and strategic communications. He has…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for May 2018


          WEST VIRGINIA Gallery 64 Murals Deadline:  May 11, 2018 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: $0 Artwork Accepted:  Proposals for Mural Project More Information During the summer of 2018, murals will be applied to 6 interstate support piers under I-64 interstate in Charleston. SNTF/COPA is asking that this call for proposals be without a specific theme to encourage individual…

Creatives Pay It Forward: Advice for Finding Success Selling Through Tamarack: The Best of WV from Cathy Smith


  Cathy Smith of Raleigh County, West Virginia Cathy Smith, Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Board member, Tamarack Artisan Advisory Board member, and owner of Unique Silks and Dried is having a very good year. She is selling more than ever at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. We asked Cathy to share her thoughts with us on how other…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for April 2018


WEST VIRGINIA Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Charleston Deadline:  April 2, 2018 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: $0 Artwork Accepted:  See Details More Information Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is approved through a jury process where the artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists…

WV Photographer John Ryan Brubaker Artist Talk March 31


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’s photography exhibit, On Confluence, is now on view at Taylor Books Annex Gallery in Charleston, West Virginia.  The exhibition will close with an artist talk at 6:00 pm on March 31.  The series includes photographs captured…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for March 2018


WEST VIRGINIA FestivALL Art Fairs Call for Artists Deadline:  March 15, 2018 Location:  Charleston, WV Artwork Accepted:  See Details More Information Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and FestivALL Director Brittany Javins invite you to apply for the 14th annual FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair and/or the 6th annual FestivALL Harvest Art Fair. Both of these fairs are juried by a panel…

Foundation U: 10 Questions to Grow Your Creative Business


Clayton Spangler | February 22, 2018 Answer the following 10 questions honestly.  You’ll find insight, see your business with a fresh perspective, and focus for growth. What do I love about my business? Why?   What do I not love about my business? Why?   What are 5 ways I can do more of what I love and less of…

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts: Issue Agenda


 The following six pillars offer a framework for our policy action to raise awareness and bring credibility, support, and investment for West Virginia’s creative economy. To learn more, visit our website, tamarackfoundation.org. CREATIVE ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT:  Positioning the growth of this sector of our economy as a strategic asset to drive economic growth in total. TALENT RETENTION AND ATTRACTION IN CREATIVE…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for February 2018


WEST VIRGINIA Spring into Arts Juried Craft Show Deadline:  February 15, 2018 Location:  Buckhannon, WV Artwork Accepted:  See Details More Information Artistry on Main will host the 1st annual Spring into Art Juried Craft Show at the Brushy Fork Convention Center in Buckhannon April 13-14, 2018.  Artisans are required to submit 3-6 images of their work by February 15 for…

Emerging Artists say adieu with final exhibit


The artwork of two emerging West Virginia artists inspired by five creative communities in West Virginia will be featured at the Annex Gallery inside Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia, from February 16 through March 31. Graphic designer Rosalie Haizlett and ceramicist Hannah Lenhart created work for the exhibit in response to a yearlong community engagement…