June 17 – August 6, 2017
Open call to all WV residents
Every year, TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia celebrate West Virginia artists by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition. This show is the only exhibition hosted by Tamarack’s Fine Arts Gallery that can be entered by any artist who is a West Virginia resident. Participants compete for five monetary awards.
August 12 – September 24, 2017
Open call to all juried Tamarack artists
This exhibition celebrates diverse interpretations of the landscape genre. Regardless of media, works that celebrate landscapes invite artists and viewers alike to endlessly experience a place as it existed in one special moment; a simultaneous expression of both nature’s beauty and the creative human spirit.
November 11 – January 7, 2018
Lore and Legend is an exhibition that means to honor the expression and perpetuity of folktales, legends, myths, and fairy stories by capturing them in visual art. Submissions must be accompanied by a write-up explaining the corresponding tale that inspired its creation.
Through their constant retelling, myths, fairy tales, and folk stories have found a permanent place in every home. Regardless of whom we are or where we’re from, we have all encountered a special tale in one form or another. Perhaps a favorite fable found its way to you through your grandparents who in turn, took it from theirs. Or, maybe there is an ancient legend or fairy tale that was the subject of your favorite book. Some folktales even evade an explanation of origin; it just seems like they were always there, evolving from one generation to the next without ever losing their voice. These stories simply have a tendency to burrow onward through time, offering people across the globe ways in which to interpret the mysterious heritage of our regions as well as our predecessors.
For this special show, we invite Tamarack artists working in all media to capture their own renditions of their favorite tales. Submissions can range from highly representational to abstracted interpretations, but each entry must be accompanied by a write-up explaining the corresponding tale that inspired its creation. Selected works will be exhibited alongside an extended label that explains the piece’s origin, offering Tamarack viewers the chance to experience these enduring stories through your creative interpretation.