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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


Mandy Lash, Gallery Director

Kelsie Tyson, Gallery Assistant


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.