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Best of WV Juried Exhibition 2019 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 4, 2019. 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.

View the photo album from the Best of WV Awards Ceremony & Opening Reception >>

2019 Best of West Virginia Award Winners

Robby Moore, Governor Gaston Caperton, Michael Teel, David L. Dickirson, Renee Margocee

The David L. Dickirson Award for Best in Show

Apple Butter Time by Michael Teel

Second Place

Oh, Where is my Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat by S. Roshanna Rothberg

Third Place

Evolution No. 2 by Bruce Fransen

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View the photo album from the Best of WV Awards Ceremony & Opening Reception >>

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Special thanks to David L. Dickirson & Lafayette Flats.