Watch the Plotting Your (Low-fuss) Plan for Digital Marketing Presentation


We welcomed Carling McManus and Jennifer Susman of the Charleston, WV-based 84 Agency to present on the first topic in our Speaker Series, Plotting Your (Low-fuss) Plan for Digital Marketing. Carling and Jen gave an overview of communications platforms available to use as part of a well-rounded digital marketing strategy for artists in West Virginia and provided three case studies of artists who are…

Meet the First Emerging Artist Fellows


We are launching the pilot year of our Emerging Artist Fellowship program with two early-career fellows working in West Virginia. Rosalie Haizlett is a graphic designer and illustrator from the northern panhandle of the state who will be graduating in December of 2016 with a B.S. in Graphic Design at West Liberty University. Hannah Lenhart is a ceramicist from Fairmont,…

Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2016 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 show is the only exhibition hosted by the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, located at Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia, that may be entered…

Funding & Resources for WV Creative Businesses Impacted by Flooding


As recommended to us by the U.S. Small Business Administration, we encourage everyone impacted by the flooding to register with FEMA. Adding your information to the FEMA database will enable other government agencies to provide assistance as well. Visit disasterassistance.gov for more information and to register online, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (open 7 am – 11 pm, 7 days a week). The deadline to…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for July


WEST VIRGINIA The 27th Annual Season of Colors Juried Exhibition Deadline: July 6 Location: Lewisburg, WV Fee: $25 Artwork Accepted: All Fine Art (Except Photography)* More Information Carnegie Hall Presents its annual Season of Colors juried art exhibition. The theme for this year is “Out of the Blue.” Fine art created within the last two years, not larger than 50” in…

Workshops and Classes for July


Business Development The New York City-based Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. They offer business trainings in webinar format to artists across the country. Webinars coming up in July include: Values-Based Goal Setting, with Susan Koblin Schear (July 11, 7-8:30 pm) Grantwriting for Artists, with Tracie Holder (July 14, 7-8:30 pm) Effective…

Announcing the Emerging Artist Fellow Nominees (Online Gallery!)


The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts welcomed the first group of nominees for the pilot year of our Emerging Artist Fellowship. We received 17 nominations from faculty at seven West Virginian colleges and universities, including Marshall University; West Virginia University; Fairmont State University; West Virginia Wesleyan College; Shepherd University; West Liberty University; and Glenville State College. We have compiled sample…

Foundation U: Watch the Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives Webinar


This week, we presented our first webinar training as part of Tamarack Foundation U, our professional development and education program for West Virginian artists and creatives. Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives was hosted by foundation Program Director Emma Pepper, and the presentation was led by Megan Bullock of MESH Design and Development with support from Robbie Sherrard. Fifty-three creatives from…

Tamarack Foundation Seeking Emerging Artist Mentor


We are currently looking for candidates for an Emerging Artist Mentor. This mentor will serve in a project-based capacity to help facilitate the business growth of two emerging artists based in West Virginia. The artists will be the first Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellows, part of a program now in its pilot year. We are looking for…

Creative Spotlight: HepCatz Design’s Brenda Pinnell


Baily Turner is currently interning with Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, assisting the foundation staff with building West Virginia’s creative economy during the summer months. Next year, she will begin her senior year at Marshall University studying public relations at their school of journalism. Here, Baily interviews foundation program participant and West Virginian creative entrepreneur Brenda Pinnell.   All she needs is…