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Emerging Artists say adieu with final exhibit

The artwork of two emerging West Virginia artists inspired by five creative communities in West Virginia will be featured at the Annex Gallery inside Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, West Virginia, from February 16 through March 31.

Graphic designer Rosalie Haizlett and ceramicist Hannah Lenhart created work for the exhibit in response to a yearlong community engagement project spearheaded by the Tamarack Foundation.


As the Tamarack Foundation’s first Emerging Artist Fellows, Haizlett and Lenhart traveled to Huntington, Lewisburg, Thomas/Elkins, Shepherdstown and Wheeling during 2017 to learn from creative entrepreneurs and master artists what it is like to be a professional artist in the state and what advice they have for emerging artists.

Haizlett and Lenhart’s exhibit opens at 5:30 p.m., followed by an artist talk moderated by Tamarack Foundation Executive Director Renee Margocee at 6 p.m.  A reception will follow.

The Tamarack Foundation’s fellowship program is designed to help emerging artists build successful creative businesses in West Virginia.  Fellows receive training on a variety of topics, including how to sell their work, develop business plans, and “brand” their art.

Since being selected as the first Tamarack Foundation Emerging Artist Fellows, both women have completed their undergraduate degrees and found employment in their field of study in West Virginia.  Lenhart recently established a full time ceramic studio in Fairmont and Haizlett is the media producer for the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition in Charleston.

Learn more about the foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship by visiting the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts website:

Watch Hannah Lenhart Discuss Her Work

Watch Rosalie Haizlett Discuss Her Work