Master Artist Fellowship
Celebrating WV Treasures
Master Artist Fellows are celebrated for a lifetime of achievement in the arts in West Virginia. Their exemplary work over the course of decades both leads the way in artistic creation and expression and models what it takes to live your life as a successful artist in the Mountain State. This award is given to artists who demonstrate exceptional talent and devotion to the arts in West Virginia. It is a prestigious honor that serves to recognize the best of the best within our state.
TFA celebrates creative individuals at all stages of their career, from emerging artists, to mid-career artists, to master artists. Being named a TFA Master Artist Fellow is an honor accorded to artists who create, inspire and lead the way in bringing tradition, contemporary or cutting-edge artforms and creativity into being throughout their lives.
Nominate a Master Artist
Nominations for the 2021-22 fellowship is now closed.
Register for Virtual Opening | 3/18/22 at 7:00pm
“Throughout my life I have been seeking expression through the visual arts. In the 60’s and 70’s the work was rooted in Hans Hofmann’s abstract expressionist imagery, I was working with stark geometric shapes contrasted agents spontaneous organic brush work. Organic and geometric elements placed in juxtaposition in a work can be compared with achieving balance between emotions and intellect – as a result they enhance each other.
In recent years the dedication of my work has been to the joy and poetry of light. People say that I just paint clouds studies. No, the cloud shapes are purely an abstract, ever-changing vessel for me to transport light and shared astonishment and hopefulness that come from within.”
The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts will be showcasing the remarkable life and work of Robert Singleton in 2021-22. As part of the celebration, this March a 60 year retrospective exhibition of his work will be held virtually in collaboration with the Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center.
Julie Adams | Music and Video
Gary Bowling | Fine Art
Paul Corbit Brown | Photography
Lori Doolittle | Pottery
Chris Dutch & Robin Hammer | Glass
Susan Feller | Textiles
Jeff Fetty | Metal
Kate Harward | Pottery
Ron Hinkle | Glass
Jean Pierre Hsu | Jewelry
Sue Jennings | Wood
Michael Kline | Music
Keith Lahti | Pottery
Jim Probst | Furniture
Norm Sartorious | Woodworking
Mark Schwenk | Metal
Carter Taylor Seaton | Ceramics, Author
Gary Shaffer | Ceramics
Brian VanNostrand | Pottery
Karen Vuranch | Music and Video
John Wesley Williams | Furniture Greenbrier County
Mik Wright | Leather
Jude Binder | Performance