Galleries

Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery represents over 500 juried West Virginia artists. Every six to eight weeks, the gallery hosts a new and unique exhibition, giving artists throughout West Virginia the opportunity to showcase their incredible talents. The gallery proudly features a variety of subjects and mediums that truly represent the Best of West Virginia.

Current Exhibition

TALL TALES

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. 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.

Exhibition Run: October 3 – November 6
Work Pick Up Deadline: November 6, 2021

Featured Artists:

Tom Acosta, John Michael Barone, Pat Cross, George Logan Cook, Arthur Evans, Robert Fagg, Thomas Fletcher, Bob Fischer, Judy Foxx, Ashleigh Garrett, Leiane Gibson, Sara Golden, Diane Hall, Cheryl Harshman, Frederick Hays, Carol Hilleary, Anne Johnson, David Johnson, Christine Keller, Pamela Lake, Kathryn Lehotsky, Connie Mae Moeller, Laura Moul, William Murray, Jill Moles Mullins, Shelby Oreolt, Nanette Perry, Carrie Petry, Seth Pitt, Mark Schwenk, Fierce Sonia, Nancy Stephens, Patty Stewart, Linda Stonestreet, Jesse Thornton, Krys Von Tornado, Robert Villamagna, Misty Murray-Walkup, Domi Williams, Jay Young

SMALL PACKAGES

An exhibition of small proportions! This exhibition is seeking artwork measuring 12inx12in and under, perfect for holiday gift giving. Theme of work is whatever your heart desires, all we ask is that you please abide by our gallery guidelines and have fun during this holiday season by creating big things in small packages. Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery is inviting artists to submit two- and three-dimensional pieces that are tiny in proportion and big in impact!

Exhibition Run: November 13, 2021– January 2, 2022
Image Submission Deadline: October 4, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) October 7 – 8, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: November 7, 2021
Work Pick Up Deadline: January 8, 2022

HISTORY OF …

Someone once told me that “Art history is a history of mankind.” At the time, I thought they were just saying that to make me excited about my 8 AM Art History Class, but as the years went on, I began to understand that the sentiment held more significance than I originally thought. Art both reflects and helps to create a culture’s vision of itself. Studying the art of the past teaches us how people have seen themselves and their world, and how they want to show this to others long after they’re gone. Their artwork acts as their voice.

Before there were cameras or news stations to document or report major current events, there were creatives who took in the world around them and expressed their thoughts and feelings by making artwork. Now, these works influence the way we consume art, teach art, and value art.

With that in mind, for our first exhibition of 2022 we are visually exploring history and sharing past events with Tamarack Marketplace’s visitors and guests. Your work can explore the history of West Virginia, history of the United States, family histories, or even international historical happenings. We want your work to depict non-fiction events from humankind’s past. We ask that you create artwork that people can walk away from with a bit more knowledge, or at the very least, a bit more curiosity about the world in which we live.

Tamarack Marketplace is seeking two-dimensional and three-dimensional works to display in the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery depicting historical events.

Exhibition Run: January 8– February 19, 2022
Image Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021
Decision Notifications (sent via email) December 3 – 4, 2021
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: January 7, 2022
Work Pick Up Deadline: February 26, 2022

Youth Art Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION

ABOUT FACE

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. Today many contemporary artists use material like quilting, clay and collage. Tamarack’s Youth Art Gallery is celebrating what makes you, you!

Important Dates
Exhibition Run: August 14 – September 26, 2021

Upcoming Youth Exhibition

TALL TALES

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!

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

SMALL PACKAGES

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!

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

Open Air Gallery

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