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Creative Spotlight: Doug Kreinik and Jane Gilchrist Connect through the Creative Network


Doug Kreinik of thread and yarn manufacturer Kreinik in Parkersburg, WV reached out to the team at the foundation earlier this year to share how he was using the West Virginia Creative Network to connect with textile artists around the state. He had hit upon a good lead with Jane Gilchrist of LoomyLadi Handwovens and found that they were both…

Workshops and Classes in November


Business Development MAKE:OVER Creative Business Consulting November 17, 6-8 pm Registration Does your creative energy stop when you need to focus on the business end of your art business? The challenges of running an arts or creative business, at times, can be overwhelming. The constant demands of just creating the art make it hard to keep focused on the priorities…

Market & Presentation Opportunities for November


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* Gallery Eleven’s Crazy Eights Annual Invitational Deadline: January 7, 2016 Location: Charleston, WV Fee: $5 Artwork Accepted: All* More Information Gallery Eleven’s annual invitational Crazy Eights is open to artists at all stages in their careers, working in all media. Finished works must be 8″ x 8″ and all artwork will be priced at $88. Artwork must be delivered to Gallery Eleven…

Creative Spotlight: Morgan Richards of Morgan Rhea


We are proud to welcome Morgan Richards, co-owner, CEO, and head designer of the West Virginia-based luxury leather goods company Morgan Rhea, as the newest member of the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts board of directors. Morgan attended Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College where she received her Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for October


WEST VIRGINIA *NEW* Main Street Morgantown Mural Proposals Deadline: October 10 Location: Morgantown, WV Artwork Accepted: Public Art* More Information Main Street Morgantown (MSM) requests proposals and qualifications from artists for the design and implementation of public art murals.  This project is part of MSM’s ongoing public art initiative, Art’s Happening, which seeks to enhance and improve downtown Morgantown through the addition of quality…

Workshops and Classes in October


Business Development Small Business Administration: Crowdfunding Basics Friday October 7, 2016,11:30-12 pm Registration Crowdfunding is a rapidly growing industry that can be used to finance small business start-up and growth. Join us as we provide a rapid overview on the different types of crowdfunding and discuss rewards-based crowdfunding and the keys to success. As part of the Tamarack Foundation for…

Spotlight on a New WV Artist Residency Program


On a 400-acre, former family apple farm just outside the little town of Shanghai, WV in the Eastern Panhandle, John Labovitz and Susanna Battin run the North Mountain Residency each summer. The now two-year-old residency program welcomes artists of many stripes, working at every stage of their career. Artists are selected during an open application process held each winter, and…

Watch the How to Build a Shopify eCommerce Website for Artists Presentation


We welcomed Josh Dodd of the Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, WV-based MESH Design and Development to present on the third topic in our Speaker Series, How to Build a Shopify eCommerce Website for Artists. Josh walked attendees through setting up a website through Shopify, adding products to the eCommerce section, adjusting for shipping and variables in design and price, and more. The foundation is hosting Accelerate Your Growth: A…

Market and Presentation Opportunities for September


WEST VIRGINIA 14th Annual River Arts Show and Sale Deadline: September 9 Location: Charleston, WV Booth fees: $40-$90 More Information (Under “River Arts Show & Sale”) Since its inception, The River Arts Show and Sale has transformed the UUC building into a Holiday Gift Boutique showing the wonderful work of over 25 high quality WV artists and crafts people in a…

Workshops and Classes in September


Business Development Featured training: The Rhode Island School of Design presents… Managing Custom Work: Make Your Clients Happy While Making A Profit September 13, 6:30-8 pm Sliding Scale Fee: $0 – $20, available online Register Follow a step-by-step guide with examples of various real life custom work nightmares and how to avoid them, how to manage client expectations, work out quotes,…