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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Vividly Chromatic: Pigments of Pride

Decision Notifications (sent via email) March 5 - 6, 2020  
Drop Off Deadline for Accepted Work: June 16, 2020
Exhibition Run: June 20 – August 2, 2020
Work Pick Up Deadline: August 8, 2020

June is pride month; please join us this year in celebrating with art! From early Greek art to the iconic American pop artist, filmmaker, and graphic designer, Andy Warhol- LGBTQ artist have shaped art as we know it, something that should be commended, recognized and celebrated.

In this exhibition we are asking artists to create their most colorful 2D and 3D works to celebrate this year’s Pride Month. We will be installing this exhibition based upon color and we aim to have a fully immersive exhibition that transforms the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery into a rainbow as soon as you step through our doors. Monochromatic works are not required but are encouraged to help us with this goal.

 

Back to Our Routes 

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

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. Those of us that have lived here for a large amount of time can attest to the 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.

 

12th Annual Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition

 Image Submission Deadline: July 20, 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
 Opening Reception September 26, 2020
 Work Pick Up Deadline: November 7, 2020

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; Best of Show, Second, Third and People’s Choice. Awards will be announced soon.

 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.
 

MOTIF

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

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 at 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
 

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