Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. The arts helps children strengthen their motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and overall has been shown to help improve their academic performance. Featuring young West Virginia artists, check out our Youth Arts Gallery as we change this exhibit every four-six weeks.
Dashing Through the Snow
Even if you don't have a one horse open sleigh, you can still have fun in the snow. For our Youth Arts Holiday Exhibition, we are asking our state's young artists to make artwork inspired by snow. This show depicts student's views of the winter season.
Each March, Youth Art Month is celebrated across the country to emphasize the importance of art education. TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia is excited to foster young West Virginia Artists with our annual Youth Art Month Juried Exhibition. This exhibition will be on display in our Youth Art Gallery.
The Youth Art Month Juried Exhibition will feature works from four grade categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). The jurors will choose the artwork and select a first, second, and third place winner from each grade category. The top three winners of each grade category will receive a cash prize $100 for first, $75 for second and $50 for third. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on Sunday, March 11; a reception will follow.
Submit artwork here!
Important Dates and Deadlines
Image Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018
Decision Notifications (sent via e-mail): February 19, 2018
Delivery Deadline for Accepted Work: February 26, 2018
Exhibition Run: March 2 - April 3, 2018
Work Pick Up Deadline: April 15, 2018
Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 11, 2018