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Emerging in 18th century Europe, the Gothic arts genre emphasized intense emotion, terror, death, and love. Gothic arts can be characterized by an environment of fear, the threat of supernatural events, and past events haunting the present.  Today, the term still describes work characterized by mystery, horror, and gloom.  Gothic patterns appear in the works of notable novels such as Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart.  

Out of the Gothic genre grew the subgenre “Southern Gothic” – a term highlighting the dark corners of the American South.  The category is characterized by the grotesque, and it showcases everything from disturbing masked figures to overgrown landscapes with decaying houses. While art of this nature may contain some supernatural elements, it often reveals the eerie flaws of people and places in the physical world. 

To honor this spooky season, Tamarack is seeking original gothic-inspired artwork to haunt our gallery and mystify our guests .  Work may be 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional. Work may evoke images and feelings of folklore, oral history, local communities, the abnormal, and supernatural. This exhibition is for Tamarack juried artisans only and will be curated internally. All work must abide by gallery guidelines and be eligible for sale. For inspiration or questions please contact us today at (304) 256-6843 Ext. 170 or 151 or also at mlester@tamarackwv.com or wradford@tamarackwv.com We look forward to seeing your entries! 

Image Submission Deadline: 9/17/23

Decision Notifications (sent via submittable): 9/21-9/23

Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: 10/11/23

Exhibition Opening: 10/21/23

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 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". *Keep in mind that if your works are selected these are the images we use in our marketing and promotional materials, the better the photo is the more likely it is to be accepted and used to promote the exhibition!*
  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 9/21-9/23/23. Delivery of accepted work(s) will then be scheduled accordingly.

We are eager to see your entries.

Mandy Lester, Exhibition Manager
Will Radford, Gallery Assistant


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