January 13 - February 25, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017
"The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera." - Patrick Demarchelier
Starting in the dog days of winter 2018, Tamarack's Fine Art Gallery will host Puppy Love, an art exhibition celebrating of our furry, four legged friends.
The cohabitation of dogs and humans greatly improved the chances of survival for early human groups, and the domestication of dogs is one of the key forces that led to human success. Dogs have been depicted in numerous forms of art for thousands of years. They symbolize many things including guidance, protection, loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness, and love. We look forward to seeing how your imagination interprets this theme.
Tamarack is seeking two and three dimensional artwork in any media, prompted by the theme of Canis lupus familiaris, including canines, dogs, mutts, pups, puppies, pooches, man's best friend, old dogs learning new tricks. We are seeking a diverse range of styles and genres for this exhibition.
March 3 - April 1, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: January 22, 2018
This exhibition theme aims to artistically examine and discuss what it truly means to be a mountaineer. Visual Artists regularly capture a historical record with their work. The Arts are arguably the best lens by which we examine the events, mores and practices of a culture. Year One Fifty Five is an exhibition that will visually tell our state's story, 1863 and all 155 years after, from the perspective of West Virginia's contemporary visual artists. Our goal for this exhibition is a diverse "timeline" of original artworks portraying our state's triumphs, tragedies and trademarks.
We are seeking original two and three dimensional artwork, in all media, that examines and illustrates our state throughout periods of its history, starting at our origin through contemporary life, and everything in between. Artists may submit one piece for consideration. We encourage you to create something new for this exhibition, using your unique voice.
April 7 - June 10, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: March 5, 2018
We've been making music in the mountains for as long as we've called them home. Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery is seeking original two and three dimensional artwork following the tune of Music in the Mountains. This exhibition theme intends to celebrate music. All artwork prompted by the theme are welcome. Examples for entry include depictions of musicians or instruments, allusions to songs and lyrics, or handmade instruments, etc.
June 16 - August 5, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018
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 West Virginia Day weekend, 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, totaling $4000: $2,000 first place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place, $500 People's Choice.
August 11 - September 23, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: July 2, 2018
"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
A traditional still life of fruits and veggies, abstract interpretations of "food porn," a classic teacup and saucer combo, conceptual social commentary of the food industry, an unexpected serving platter; everything food related is on the menu for this exhibition. Good Enough to Eat* ..., is an exhibition of fine art and craft celebrating food. Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery is seeking a vast breadth of two and three dimensional artwork, decorative and functional, in any media that corresponds with the theme of food.
May Your Days Be Bright: A Celebration of Light in Art
November 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Image Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018
The holiday season is inherently merry. Celebrating light, this exhibition will illuminate Tamarack's brightest. For this eight week exhibition, Tamarack's Fine Art Gallery is seeking two and three dimensional artwork, in any media, prompted by the theme of light. Realism and abstraction depictions in paint, ink and pencil, photography, Edison bulbs, neon, lamps, chandeliers, candelabras, and all work prompted by the theme is welcome