Exhibition Dates: November 13, 2020 –January 4, 2021
Dates and Deadlines

· Image Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020

· Decision Notifications (sent via e-mail): November 2, 2020

· Delivery Deadline for Accepted Work: November 9, 2020

· Work Pick Up Deadline: January 15, 2021

Exhibition Description

Where will you be escaping to for the holidays?! Will you venture off to a city or the sea? Perhaps you’ll venture into the mountains or have your head in the clouds. Wherever you go you’ll be surrounded by landscapes, seascapes, skyscapes, cityscapes and all kinds of other great escapes! You could take us into the past and show us the beautiful landscape of the Babylonian Hanging Gardens or even into a futuristic cityscape, there is no limit to the places we can escape to through art. Show us what will be your Great Escape whether it’s based on personal experience or your imagination. 

Tamarack Youth Art Gallery is seeking artworks that show a type of scenery like a landscape or cityscape in any medium from West Virginia students, grades K-12. All work must be ready to hang. Unframed and matted work will be fixed to the wall with an adhesive so consider this when preparing your work for hanging. Protect your artwork accordingly.  Each student may enter up to 6 artworks for consideration.

Submission Process

 

  1. Ensure your entries fit the theme of the exhibition.
  2. Sign in, or create an account below.  
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload images of up to six (6) entries below, per student. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details. Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title the images you upload “Lastname_Title”.    
  5. Be sure to include a title, medium, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes.
  6. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Submittable service if your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact the gallery office.

   We are eager to see your entries. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to: gallery@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157
  Alice Yurick,  Visual and Performing Arts Assistant Manager

Please read the following carefully.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Lester at mlash@tamarackwv.com or by calling 304.256.6743 ext. 151
We seek unique work!  The following is a descriptive list of work sold at Tamarack.  If you feel your work does not fit a single category below, please mark all categories you feel are relevant to your work so we can determine the best available juror to review your work.  You can also contact Artisan Services for assistance.
General Craft: Product lines produced in quantities that are available for purchase at a wholesale price, including, but not limited to:  textiles, glass, jewelry, pottery, baskets, seasonal items, dried flowers, and wood.
One of a Kind/Fine Craft:  Craft in any medium that is produced in limited quantities due to uniqueness, difficulty in producing, overall high quality, or by the artists’ choice to limit availability.
Sculpture:  Sculpture produced in any medium such as stone, metal, wood, glass, and mixed medium.
Mixed Media:  Craft that is produced using two or more mediums.
Digital Media:  Any digital based fine art or graphics.
Painting:  Original paintings produced in oil, water color, acrylic, designers’ gouache, or mixed medium.
Drawing: Original art created in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, pastel, markers, or mixed medium.
Print Making:  Original engravings, lithographs, etchings, serigraphs, block printing.
 
Photography:  Digital or film based photography.
Apparel:  Clothing, scarves, shoes.
Baskets
Candles
Ceramics:  Including functional, sculptural.
Dried Flowers
Furniture
Glass:  Including blown, hot glass, stained, slumped, fused.
Jewelry
Leather
Metal
Note Cards
Textiles:  Including quilts
Toys
Wood


Overview
Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is first approved through a jury process.  In this process, an artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists who look for outstanding craftsmanship, unique design, creativity, and use of materials that are of exceptional quality. Each artist’s work is evaluated and critiqued by jurors who work within their media type.
Note:  Submitting images of your work for critique will determine whether you will attend the in-person jury.  Evaluation for acceptance occurs at the in-person jury.  If accepted, your work will be placed into the Tamarack System for possible purchase.
Only West Virginia residents are eligible to place craft, fine craft and fine art in Tamarack for sale.
 
How to Apply for an In-Person Jury Session
 To be considered for an in-person jury, Tamarack accepts digital image submissions of work via Submittable.com.  Submissions will be accepted from now until  April 19, 2020.  To be considered for inclusion for an in-person jury session, each artist is required to submit the following:
1.       Contact information
2.       CV/Resume listing education, gallery affiliations, awards, private collections and other significant accomplishments.
3.       Exceptional quality images of artwork.  Photography of your work matters.  Substandard images could impair your chances of acceptance to the in-person jury.  Guide to Professional Quality Images from Hariette Estel Berman.
The Power of the Photograph, The Importance of the Image, & Lights, Camera, Action by Scott Mead, from Artsyshark.com
 Entrants must submit the required amount of images based on the following categories:
a.       5 (five) images of craft (general craft, mixed media, fine craft, sculpture, etc.)
b.      5 (five) images of fine art
c.       10 (ten) images of photography
(Entrants should submit images of a single item that reflects superior craftsmanship as well as images that show a cohesive body of work.    Artists may submit in more than one media designation, but each category will be juried separately.)
If you are accepted to the in-person jury, you will be required to provide proof of residency at the time of jury.  Click here for a list of acceptable forms of proof.
If      e-mailing images is not possible, artists may also send a CD of their      entries and contact information to Tamarack, the Best of WV One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801  attn:  Mandy Lester

Notification
 Entrants will be notified of acceptance to the in-person jury in a timely manner by a Tamarack staff member with instructions for how to prepare for the jury session.  Should an entrant not be accepted, they will receive a thoughtful evaluation of their digital submissions and information on how to access assistance should they decide to reapply.


What Tamarack Looks For:
 Before uploading images for consideration, please review the following jury criteria. These specific areas are what Tamarack jurors evaluate when compiling their critiques
Technique and Craftsmanship
All work must demonstrate attention to detail.  Construction must be sound and able to withstand normal expected usage.  A piece must show understanding of the properties and limitations of the materials used and demonstrate proficiency in the use of tools and skills in knowledge and technique.  The level of technique involved, and the design in terms of its function, should be considered in the evaluation of the overall quality of any given piece.  Finished work should demonstrate a mastery of the craft.
Design and Creativity
Design of work should reflect the intended function of the piece as well as visual appeal.  It demands a combination of creativity, technical proficiency and awareness of the properties of the chosen materials.  The work must be well designed both technically and aesthetically. Good design requires the consideration of the elements of design (form, line, color and texture) and the principles of design (contrast, rhythm, repetition, transition, proportion and scale). The body of work should demonstrate the craftsman’s unique voice.
Materials
Materials used must be of exceptional quality and suited to the purpose of the piece.  Pre-manufactured components are permitted only if they are minimal in the overall design and craftsmanship of the piece.
Presentation for Fine Art/Photography Only
You should submit images of fine art and photography without framing.  The work should fill the frame of the image.  Submitted images should show consistency throughout the entire body of work.  
If accepted for the in-person jury, the work must be properly prepared for professional presentation in a gallery or showcase setting. This includes properly cut matting, framing, backing materials, secure hanging materials, neatly finished gallery wrapped canvases and backs of unframed work.
 
 

Overview:
 

TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia celebrates West Virginia artists by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition.  This show, which opens near  West Virginia Day, is the only exhibition hosted by the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery that can be entered by any artist or artisan who is a West Virginia resident. Participants compete for four monetary awards, totaling $4000; Best of Show, Second, Third and People’s Choice.

Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is seeking original two and three-dimensional artwork, in any media and subject matter. This exhibition is open to all West Virginia’s residents, 18 years or older. Artists do no need to be juried Tamarack artists to submit artwork for consideration, though they must be a current resident of West Virginia, and work must adhere to our Gallery Guidelines.

All submissions are juried online with a 4 point rubric based on the following aspects, Creativity, Technique, Craftsmanship, and Visual Impact. The amount of work included is based on top scores and capacity of artwork for the gallery space. The top three prizes are chosen in person after the exhibition is installed. The People's Choice award is chosen with guest ballots and given at the close of the exhibition.

2020 Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition Jurors
 
TBD

Awards
♦ The David L. Dickirson Best of Show Award: $2,000
♦ Second Place Award: $1,000
♦ Third Place Award: $500
♦ People’s Choice Award: $500 (People’s Choice Winner will be announced at the exhibition’s end)

Dates and Deadlines
 

  • Image Submission      Deadline: April 20, 2020
  •  Decision Notifications (sent via      email) May 22, 2020  
  •  Drop Off Range for Accepted Work:      June 1 - 15, 2020 
  •  Exhibition Run:  June 20 –      August 2, 2020 
  •  Work Pick Up Deadline: August 8,      2020


 Eligibility
 

  • This exhibition is open to all artists who currently reside in West Virginia. You do not need to be juried into Tamarack to enter. You will be asked to produce proof of residency.
  • All submitted works must be original and created within the last two (2) years. Work previously exhibited in a gallery exhibition organized by Tamarack or in the print bins on Tamarack’s retail floor is ineligible. 
  • Due to space limitations, large( over 6'x6') or multi-piece artworks may not be accepted. Exceptions are possible. 
  • We are unable to display nude figure studies or graphic imagery.

 Entry Fee
A non-refundable fee of $20.00 is required from each submission of up to two works.  You will be asked to pay your entry fee using the Credit Card/PayPal option at the end of this form.


Sales Terms:
All work sold by the Gallery is on a consignment basis with a commission split of 40% to Tamarack and 60% to the artist. All work must be labeled for sale.

Application Process
 

  1.  Review the above eligibility guidelines.  
  2. Create an account or login to an existing account by following the instructions below. After you have done so, the entry form will become available to you and you can complete the following steps. 
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload a scan of a proof of West Virginia Residency using the uploading widget below. (Acceptable forms include a valid West Virginia Driver's License, a valid West Virginia State ID Card, or a current utility bill with applicant's name and address. Driver's License is preferred, but you are welcome to censor any information on the scan aside from your name, address and expiration date).
  5. Upload a biographical or artist statement below. 
  6. Upload images of up to two (2) entries below. Be sure to include a title, medium, price, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details.  Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title each image that you are entering with your last name and the title of the work, separated by an underscore; example "Lastname_Title."  
  7. Review the final checklist to ensure all necessary elements have been uploaded to the form.
  8. Submit Payment using the Credit Card/PayPal option at the end of the form

 

Refer questions to:
ayurick@tamarackwv.com, please add BOWV to the subject line
1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157

Overview

In a state where our people are as sweet as our mountainous views, West Virginia can pride itself on the compassion we have for our community. West Virginia is known for its adventurous destinations and the enchanted environment that surrounds it. Almost heaven, West Virginia is a mystic place of wonder and enchantment, a place that feels far away from the stressful effects of life and a little closer to heaven. Our community is like no other, For those of us that have lived here for a large amount of time, can contest to sweet attachment the people of West Virginia have to our wonderful state and the scenic mountains we call home, as John Denver said, “Country Roads Take Me Home”.

Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is seeking original two and three-dimensional work that showcases West Virginia’s most beautiful attributes whether that be of representational routes or abstracted emotions connected to WV, be creative and have fun showcasing our admirable state.

This exhibition is only open to Tamarack juried artists. For more information about how to become a Tamarack artist, visit this link.


Dates and Deadlines
 

  • Image Submission Deadline: June 29, 2020
  • Decision Notifications (sent via email) July 2 - 3, 2020
  • Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: August 3, 2020
  • Exhibition Run: August 8 – September 20, 2020
  • Work Pick Up Deadline: September 26, 2020

  
Application Process


 

  1. Ensure your entries comply with our Gallery Guidelines, which are available by request.
  2. Sign in, or create an account below.  
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload images of up to six (6) entries below. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details. Image submissions must be in .JPEG format.   Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title each image that you are entering with your last name and the title of the work, separated by an underscore; example "Lastname_Title."   
  5. Be sure to include a title, medium, price, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes.
  6. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Submittable service if your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact the gallery office.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via e-mail by July 2-3, 2020. Delivery of accepted work(s) will then be scheduled accordingly.
     

  We are eager to see your entries. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to:
Alice Yurick | Gallery Supervisor
ayurick@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157

 

Overview

 

Repetition is a part of our daily lives, whether it is our morning routine or the way we make art, repetition and pattern is constantly surrounding and influencing us. When looking back our heroes of contemporary art we can see how artists are always using a variation of repetition, pattern, and rhythm to make their work more dynamic and give it a sense of movement. 

Motif is looking for 2D and 3D submissions of work that you feel consists of some sort of repetition, pattern, rythm or motif. The term repetition can be taken literally in the sense of a visual pattern of shape, color, line, etc. Or more loosely in the way that something is made through a pattern of physical repetition- for example: the way a weaver, potter, or printmaker would exemplify repetition by using the same pattern of motion and movement to create their brilliant artworks. Have fun with the way the patterns in your life can be perceived.

For more inspiration and examples please see this article in Widewalls Magazine: https://bit.ly/2EfIK3t

This exhibition is only open to Tamarack juried artists. For more information about how to become a Tamarack artist, visit this link.


Dates and Deadlines

  • Image Submission Deadline: September 28, 2020
  •  Decision Notifications (sent via email) October 1-2, 2020
  •  Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: November 2, 2020 
  •  Exhibition Run: November 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021
  •  Work Pick Up Deadline: January 9, 2021

  
Application Process
 

  1. Ensure your entries comply with our Gallery Guidelines, which are available by request.
  2. Sign in, or create an account below.  
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload images of up to six (6) entries below. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details. Image submissions must be in .JPEG format.   Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title each image that you are entering with your last name and the title of the work, separated by an underscore; example "Lastname_Title."   
  5. Be sure to include a title, medium, price, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes.
  6. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Submittable service if your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact the gallery office.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via e-mail by October 1-2, 2020. Delivery of accepted work(s) will then be scheduled accordingly.
     

  We are eager to see your entries. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to:
Alice Yurick | Gallery Supervisor
ayurick@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157

 

Overview
 

Like art, identity is perception; perception of self, of others, and how the elements in our life continue to develop that perception and identity over time. We define ourselves with every choice we make, every action we take, and every work we create. This exhibition gives the artist the chance to express, explore and question their own ideas about identity and reveal their own perceptions of themselves and the world around them. 

Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is seeking original two and three-dimensional work, of any subject and media that represents the artist's own expression and ideas about their identity.

This exhibition is only open to Tamarack juried artists. For more information about how to become a Tamarack artist, visit this link.


Dates and Deadlines
 

  • Image      Submission Deadline: August 17, 2020
  •  Decision Notifications (sent via email) August 20-21, 2020
  •  Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: September 21, 2020 
  •  Exhibition Run: September 26 – November 1, 2020
  • Work Pick Up Deadline: November 7, 2020

  
Application Process



 

  1. Ensure your entries comply with our Gallery Guidelines, which are available by request.
  2. Sign in, or create an account below.  
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload images of up to six (6) entries below. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details. Image submissions must be in .JPEG format.   Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title each image that you are entering with your last name and the title of the work, separated by an underscore; example "Lastname_Title."   
  5. Be sure to include a title, medium, price, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes.
  6. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Submittable service if your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact the gallery office.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via e-mail by January 23-24, 2020. Delivery of accepted work(s) will then be scheduled accordingly.
     

  We are eager to see your entries. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to:
Alice Yurick | Gallery Supervisor
ayurick@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157

 

Overview

You’ll be revving your engines for this unique and innovative exhibition! From June 24th-June 27th Tamarack will be hosting the “Antique Automobile Club of America Whitewater Region Car Show” where hundreds of car enthusiasts will be filling the lot with their cars, so we’re trying to the same with our walls. Although the work will be displayed throughout the building instead of in the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery we still want to see your fastest and finest auto-centric art! Whether it’s your favorite hood ornament, that ever-envied hot rod or the roads you like to drive it down we want to see your interpretation of the wonderful world of automobiles. 

Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is seeking original two and three dimensional works that celebrate cars; new and old and all the roads they take us down.  

This exhibition is only open to Tamarack juried artists. For more information about how to become a Tamarack artist, visit this link.


Dates and Deadlines
 

  • Image Submission Deadline: April 27, 2020
  • Decision Notifications (sent via email): May 1, 2020
  • Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: June 1, 2020
  • Exhibition Run: June 17 – July 17, 2020
  • Work Pick Up Deadline: July 25,2020

  
Application Process



 

  1. Ensure your entries comply with our Gallery Guidelines, which are available by request.
  2. Sign in, or create an account below.  
  3. Enter name, address, and contact information in the provided text boxes below.
  4. Upload images of up to six (6) entries below. Multiple images of each entry are permissible for the purpose of showing fine details. Image submissions must be in .JPEG format.   Image submissions must be in .JPEG format. Image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.  Please title each image that you are entering with your last name and the title of the work, separated by an underscore; example "Lastname_Title."   
  5. Be sure to include a title, medium, price, dimensions, and a brief description in the corresponding text boxes.
  6. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Submittable service if your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt, please contact the gallery office.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via e-mail by July 2-3, 2020. Delivery of accepted work(s) will then be scheduled accordingly.
     

  We are eager to see your entries. If you have questions or concerns, please refer them to:
Alice Yurick | Gallery Supervisor
ayurick@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157

 

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