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Upcoming Exhibitions

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: 

Due to Tamarack’s temporary closure the dates for delivery and retrieval of artwork in current and upcoming exhibitions has now been shifted to 9/23 - 9/27, if you would like to adjust your delivery or retrieval date or if these dates do not work for you,  please contact Mandy Lash directly at and she will be happy to adjust your previously set appointment

Exhibition Run: October 3 – November 1, 2020
Opening Reception October 3, 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.


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:

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