News & Updates

Introducing Think Tank Keynote Speaker: Master Artist Ron Hinkle


Ron Hinkle slept in his garage, guarding his family from the monster furnace he’d built. It burned on through the night, just feet away from where he slept. If the furnace blew up, Hinkle thought, he’d be close enough to do something about it or at least run into the house and wake his wife and kids. “I was so…

Emerging Artist Fellows to Travel West Virginia


The foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellows, ceramicist Hannah Lenhart and designer/illustrator Rosalie Haizlett, are preparing to travel the state for their new collaborative project Teapots and Time Capsules. The project is an artistic exploration of West Virginia that will take the fellows to five areas of the state where they will meet with members of the arts and humanities communities, such as local historians and artists,…

Market & Presentation Opportunities in January


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW** Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia Jury Session in Charleston Deadline: January 28 Location: Online + Charleston, WV Artwork Accepted: See details More Information Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is first approved through a jury process. In this process, an artist’s work is critiqued by a panel of master craftspeople…

Market & Presentation Opportunities in December


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* ArtsMon Women’s History Month: Call for Proposals Deadline: December 30, 2016 Location: Morgantown, WV Artwork Accepted: All More Information In March 2017, ArtsMon will celebrate National Women’s History Month, with an exhibit and series of events dedicated to women in West Virginia’s history. Artists and arts organizations of all genres, media and level are invited to submit visual, performance, literary,…

Creative Spotlight: Doug Kreinik and Jane Gilchrist Connect through the Creative Network


Doug Kreinik of thread and yarn manufacturer Kreinik in Parkersburg, WV reached out to the team at the foundation earlier this year to share how he was using the West Virginia Creative Network to connect with textile artists around the state. He had hit upon a good lead with Jane Gilchrist of LoomyLadi Handwovens and found that they were both…

Workshops and Classes in November


Business Development MAKE:OVER Creative Business Consulting November 17, 6-8 pm Registration Does your creative energy stop when you need to focus on the business end of your art business? The challenges of running an arts or creative business, at times, can be overwhelming. The constant demands of just creating the art make it hard to keep focused on the priorities…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for November


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* Gallery Eleven’s Crazy Eights Annual Invitational Deadline: January 7, 2016 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: $5 Artwork Accepted: All* More Information Gallery Eleven’s annual invitational Crazy Eights is open to artists at all stages in their careers, working in all media. Finished works must be 8″ x 8″ and all artwork will be priced at $88. Artwork must be delivered to Gallery Eleven…

Creative Spotlight: Morgan Richards of Morgan Rhea


We are proud to welcome Morgan Richards, co-owner, CEO, and head designer of the West Virginia-based luxury leather goods company Morgan Rhea, as the newest member of the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts board of directors. Morgan attended Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College where she received her Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for October


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* Main Street Morgantown Mural Proposals Deadline: October 10 Location: Morgantown, WV Artwork Accepted: Public Art* More Information Main Street Morgantown (MSM) requests proposals and qualifications from artists for the design and implementation of public art murals.  This project is part of MSM’s ongoing public art initiative, Art’s Happening, which seeks to enhance and improve downtown Morgantown through the addition of quality…

Workshops and Classes in October


Business Development Small Business Administration: Crowdfunding Basics Friday October 7, 2016,11:30-12 pm Registration Crowdfunding is a rapidly growing industry that can be used to finance small business start-up and growth. Join us as we provide a rapid overview on the different types of crowdfunding and discuss rewards-based crowdfunding and the keys to success. As part of the Tamarack Foundation for…