Emerging Artist Takeover!


The foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellow, Rosalie Haizlett, is taking over Tamarack Foundation for the Art’s social media accounts and posting during an exciting project.  Follow along as she updates us on her latest adventure creating artwork inspired by her travels. To view the most recent updates, visit these links to the Tamarack Foundation’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Learn more about the foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship….

Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists July 2018


          WEST VIRGINIA Jackson’s Mill Jubilee Craft Fair Vendor Booths Deadline: July 1, 2018 Location: Weston, WV Fee: Booth fees vary by size  *See Details Artwork Accepted: **applications currently open for return vendors only More Information The 2018 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee theme is “Keeping Tradition Alive.”  The festival is a celebration of Appalachian Heritage with educational demonstrations, indigenous…

Best of WV Juried Exhibition 2018 Award Winners


  Every year, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts celebrate West Virginia artists and artisans by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition.  The Best of West Virginia open juried exhibition may be entered by any artist or artisan who resides in West Virginia. Participants in the exhibition compete for four monetary…

Creative Perspective: Advice for Getting Your Handmade Product into Shops and Galleries from Wild Mountain Soap Company


Mary & Phillip Peelish of Fayette County, West Virginia   Phillip Peelish, Tamarack Artisan Advisory Board member, and co-owner of Wild Mountain Soap Company says business is booming. We asked Phillip and Mary to share their thoughts with us on how other artists working in West Virginia may learn from her successes. Tell us a little bit about Wild Mountain…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for June 2018


          WEST VIRGINIA Stifel Fine Arts Center Crosscurrents Juried Exhibition Deadline:  June 2, 2018 Location: Wheeling, WV Fee: $25 Artwork Accepted:  All media More Information Oglebay Institute’s multi-media exhibition, Crosscurrents, has been a staple of their art exhibition season for more than 30 years, showcasing some of the finest artwork from the tri-state area. Each year, dozens of…

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…