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Creatives Pay It Forward: Advice for Selling at Craft Shows & Festivals


Sherri Rhodes, owner of Appalachian Art Gallery, is gearing up for craft fair and festival season. She tells us there are lots of exciting opportunities for craft vendors. We asked Sherri to share her thoughts on how other artists working in West Virginia may learn from her successes. ______________________________________________________________________________ Tell us a little bit about Appalachian Art Gallery. I am…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – June 2019


WEST VIRGINIA FestivALL & CTC College Art Search Deadline:  June 3, 2019Location: Charleston, WVFee: None Artwork Accepted: Original work from students who reside and attend school in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane *See Details More Information The College Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Emerging Artists is an annual event produced by…

Furniture, Cabinets and So Much More!


Congrats to our Creative Network Member Joe Bourgeois. He was featured for his work in the May 2019 edition of Uncovering the Valley with Tammi Collins. Furniture, Cabinets and So Much More! By: Megan Longmire, Brightmorr Media Joe Bourgeois of Bourgeois Furniture in Bunker Hill, West Virginia began his woodworking career by attempting to add a room onto his mother’s…

Creative Spotlight: West Virginia Mixed Media & Collage Artist – Dick Allowatt


In our new series, Getting to Know You, The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will introduce you to artists and makers living and working in West Virginia. Meet Dick Allowatt. ______________________________________________________________________________ I am a native West Virginian and currently live in St. Albans.  Most of my life has been devoted to making art, with over 30 years as a graphic…

TAMARACK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF EMERGING ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP


MEDIA ADVISORY May 15, 2019       CONTACT:            Sara McDowell 304.881.9721         TAMARACK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCESEXPANSION OF EMERGING ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP Date: May 16, 2019Time: 10:00 a.m.Location: Taylor Books, Charleston WV The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will announce the open call for their Emerging Artist Fellowship program. Based on the success of the pilot, the Foundation will announce an expansion…

Rug Hooking Workshop with Susan Feller


Learn traditional rug making techniques by creating a bag! In this workshop you will learn how to pull fabric strips with a hook to make loops, change colors and direction resulting in a creative, personal design! This class will teach you how to rug hook with non-traditional and recycled materials. Students will even be able to leave with a unique…

Earthtones Outdoor Watercolor Retreat with former TAF Emerging Artist Fellowship Recipient Rosalie Hazlett


WEST VIRGINIA ARTISANS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRESTIGIOUS ARTFIELDS EXHIBITION


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:May 1, 2019 Renee Margoceerenee@tamarackfoundation.org WEST VIRGINIA ARTISANS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRESTIGIOUS ARTFIELDS EXHIBITION CHARLESTON, WV — Ten West Virginians have been selected to showcase their artistic talents at the esteemed ARTFIELDS an annual art exhibition and competition happening this week in Lake City, South Carolina. The event takes place over nine days with artists from 12 different states…

Foundation hosts regional meeting at country club