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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 awards totaling $4,000:  Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and People’s Choice.

The exhibition opens annually on West Virginia Day weekend, and this year’s show is on view through August 5, 2018. The People’s Choice will be awarded at the close of the exhibit.  Don’t forget to visit the exhibit at the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery inside Tamarack: The Best of WV to vote for your favorite.

See the photo album from the Best of West Virginia awards ceremony »

2018 Best of West Virginia Award Winners

David L. Dickirson Best in Show

Stacey Elder
Harrison County
Golden Cactus
Mixed Media

Second Place

Kylene Babski
Monroe County
Present to Past

Third Place

Bruce Fransen
Jefferson County
Triped No. 6 with Stone

People’s Choice Award

Chris Krupinski
Putnam County
Another Distorted View