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Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – September 2019


WEST VIRGINIA Sculpture CompetitionDeadline: September 1, 2019Location: Fairmont, WV Fee: $25 entry feeArtwork Accepted: Sculpture Proposals  *See DetailsMore Information A call for outdoor sculptures that celebrate the City of Fairmont’s 200th birthday is open to all artists, 18 or older, working in the continental U.S. The artist selected will complete the sculpture by May 1, 2020. Installation will be completed…

Creative Spotlight: West Virginia Multi Media Artist – Miyuki Akai Cook


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 Miyuki Akai Cook>>. ______________________________________________________________________ I was born and raised in Japan. I have always enjoyed creativities since I can remember, such as drawing, painting, and paper cutting. My mother introduced me to…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – August 2019


WEST VIRGINIA The Biennial West Virginia Juried ExhibitionDeadline: August 2, 2019Location: Charleston, WV Fee: $20 per entryArtwork Accepted: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Craft *See DetailsMore Information The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History invites West Virginia artists to enter the 21st West Virginia Juried Exhibition. Since 1979, the biennial event celebrates the exceptional talents…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for Artists – July 2019


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* RFP – Mural ProjectDeadline: July 31, 2019Location: Charleston, WV Fee: NoneArtwork Accepted: Proposals for Botanical Theme Tromp L’oeil Style Mural  *See DetailsMore Information The Kanawha Garden Club of Charleston, West Virginia, seeks an artist to paint a botanical work of art on a utility box located at the Lee & Capitol Streets entrance to Davis Park. In…

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…

Tamarack Foundation U Webinar Series: Financially Empowered. Creatively Free.


Natural Capital Investment Fund, in collaboration with the Tamarack Foundation, is pleased to present a three-part webinar series on financial empowerment, built specifically for creative entrepreneurs including artisans, those in the tourism/recreation industry, and agribusiness professionals in West Virginia. Join us for just one or multiple sessions, detailed below. Business/individuals that participate in all three sessions will be eligible to…

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…