Overview

While portrait composition is a tradition practice among painters and photographers, the portrait has been transformed by contemporary, new-media approaches, leaving lots of interpretation for viewers and creators. Artists like Rebecca Morgan utilize portraiture to exaggerate features such as missing teeth, fleshy bodies, and broken skin to subvert stereotypes that plague Appalachian Folks.

Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is inviting artists to submit two- and three-dimensional portraits that celebrate idols, loved ones, and leaders that have inspired you to put your best face forward.

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

Exhibition Run: August 7 – September 19, 2021

Image Submission Deadline: June 28, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) July 1 - 2, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: August 2, 2021
Exhibition Run: August 7 – September 19, 2021
Work Pick Up Deadline: September 25, 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 submissions should be at least 300ppi and no larger than 2400x3000 pixels..  Please name the file of each image that you are uploading 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 Submittable by 7/2/21 . 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: ktyson@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157 or 170

Thanks,

Mandy Lash, Gallery Director

Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant


 

Overview
West Virginians are known to be excellent storytellers, as artists it is our duty to depict these narratives for future generations to behold. A key part of American folk literature, tall tales are believed to have started from the bragging contests that tough American frontiersmen would start when they gathered around a fire and for this exhibition we are asking Tamarack Juried Artisans to treat the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery as their fire and our guests as their audience to which they will brag. Whether we are passing down familial folklore at a reunion or sharing stories over at the water cooler, there are many legends, fables and fabrications that are begging to be shared and turned into long-lasting works of art. These “stories” can be fact or fiction in depiction and can be anything from a local legend to historical happening. Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is inviting artists to submit two- and three-dimensional pieces that represent the fine art of tall tales!


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

Exhibition Run: September 25 – October 31, 2021

  • Image Submission Deadline: August 16, 2021
  • Decision Notifications (sent via email) August 19-20, 2021
  • Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: September 20, 2021
  • Exhibition Run: September 25 – October 31, 2021
  • Work Pick Up Deadline: November 6, 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 should be 300ppi and no larger than 2400x3000 pixels.  Please name the file of each image that you are uploading 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 Submittable by 8/20/21. 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: ktyson@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157 or 170 

Thanks,

Mandy Lash, Gallery Director

Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant

 

Exhibition Description

Creating a self-portrait is a bold way to show the world exactly who you are! Portraits have always been a traditional practice among painters and photographers, but today many contemporary artists use materials and techniques like quilting, clay, and collage. 

Tamarack Youth Arts Gallery is seeking original self-portraits from young West Virginia artists in grades K-12. These works can be 2-D or 3-D and may be made out of any material or process. We are excited to see what your imagination creates!


Artwork must be ready to hang or install upon delivery. Pieces that are unframed will be fixed to the wall with an adhesive. Protect your work accordingly. Students can submit up to 6 artworks. If work is selected, it will be displayed in Tamarack's Youth Art Gallery August 14 – September 26, 2021.


Important Dates

Image submission Deadline: July 21, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) July 23, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: August 9, 2021
Exhibition Run: August 14 – September 26, 2021
Work Pick Up Deadline: October 1, 2021


Application 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. Please name the file of each image that you are uploading 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, 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 gallery staff.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via Submittable by 7/23/21 . 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: ktyson@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157.

Thanks,

Mandy Lash, Gallery Director

Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant

Exhibition Description
Whether we are passing down familial folklore at a reunion or sharing stories over at the water cooler, there are many legends, fables and fabrications that are begging to be shared and turned into long-lasting works of art. These “stories” can be fact or fiction in depiction and can be anything from a local legend to historical happening. Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is inviting young West Virginia artists (Grades K-12) to submit two- and three-dimensional pieces that represent the fine art of tall tales!


Artwork must be ready to hang or install upon delivery. Pieces that are unframed will be fixed to the wall with an adhesive. Protect your work accordingly. Students can submit up to 6 artworks. If work is selected, it will be displayed in Tamarack's Youth Art Gallery October 2 – November 7, 2021.


Important Dates
Image submission Deadline: September 8, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) September 11, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: September 27, 2021
Exhibition Run: October 2 – November 7, 2021
Work Pick Up Deadline: November 12, 2021


Application 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. Please name the file of each image that you are uploading 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, 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 gallery staff.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via Submittable by 7/23/21 . 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: ktyson@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157.

Thanks,
Mandy Lash, Gallery Director
Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant

Exhibition Description
Whether we are passing down familial folklore at a reunion or sharing stories over at the water cooler, there are many legends, fables and fabrications that are begging to be shared and turned into long-lasting works of art. These “stories” can be fact or fiction in depiction and can be anything from a family tale to a local legend to a historical happening. Tamarack’s Youth Arts Gallery is inviting young West Virginia artists (Grades K-12) to submit two- and three-dimensional pieces that represent the fine art of tall tales!


Artwork must be ready to hang or install upon delivery. Pieces that are unframed will be fixed to the wall with an adhesive. Protect your work accordingly. Students can submit up to 6 artworks. If work is selected, it will be displayed in Tamarack's Youth Art Gallery November 13 – January 9, 2021.


Important Dates
Image submission Deadline: October 20, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) October 22, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: November 8, 2021
Exhibition Run: November 13 – January 9, 2022
Work Pick Up Deadline: January 15, 2022

Application 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. Please name the file of each image that you are uploading 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, 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 gallery staff.
  7. Decision notifications will be distributed via Submittable by 7/23/21 . 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: ktyson@tamarackwv.com, 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157.

Thanks,
Mandy Lash, Gallery Director
Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant

Please read the following carefully.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Lash 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.  
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 the 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  7/2/2021.  

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 Lash

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
      The design of the 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.

 

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