Tamarack Opportunities



Special Offer…

The first 50 new people who successfully sign-up for the West Virginia Creative Network will be sent a copy of our e-book Facebook Best Practices for West Virginia Artists with their membership welcome email. The e-book includes: 

  • 8 best practices for success on Facebook
  • 30 ideas for topics to post about
  • 1-2-3 jumpstart method for posting today
  • 15 additional free resources to continue learning

Creative Network members also now have access to new benefits like promotion on our social media accounts.

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See an Online Gallery of the Final Round Master Artist Fellow Nominees


Late last year, we announced an open call for nominees to identify our next Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Master Artist Fellow. Nominators were asked to identify West Virginian artists that demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship (showing inspired design, distinctive style, and impeccable technique) and had an ambitious career history.

We have created an online gallery to showcase the five artists who made it to the final round of review: Lee Badger (Hedgesville); Jude Binder (Big Bend); Jeff Greenham (Morgantown); Peter Massing (Huntington); and Robert Singleton (Baker).

See the gallery » 


WV Juried Exhibition Prospectus Now Available

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia artists to enter the 20th WV Juried Exhibition since 1979. The biennial event celebrates the exceptional talents and creativity of Mountain State artists. More than $30,000 in awards are available for participants in the exhibition, as well as the opportunity to have work purchased for the West Virginia State Museum art collection. 

Entries will be accepted from June 19 – August 4, 2017

View the prospectus » 


Market & Presentation Opportunities

Featured opportunities this month include: FestivALL Art Fairs, WV Juried Exhibition, 7th Annual Workhouse Clay International, American Fine Craft Show Washington, and SOLOs Arlington Arts Center Call for Proposals. 

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Allied Artists of West Virginia to Jury New Members

Allied Artists of West Virginia will hold a jury session for new members on Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 2 pm at the South Charleston Library. Jury sessions are held twice a year in the spring and fall.

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In the News


Emerging Artist Fellow Hannah Lenhart visits with Betsy Cox in Wheeling

New to the Creative Network

These artists were added to the WV Creative Network this past month.
Sharon Harms

Kanawha County
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Miles Holbert

Marion County
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Catherine Frerotte

Summers County
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Jason Carnes

Cabell County
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Robert Howsare

Upshur County
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Anne Kirk

Graphic Design
Hampshire County
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Billy Mitchell

Greenbrier County
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Cathy Smith

Floral Artistry & Dried Flowers
Raleigh County
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Early Adopters

These artists hopped on board since our launch in early 2016. Thank you to our early adopters – we will feature you all. 
Nycoma Scott

Greenbrier County
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Debbie Kalt Sisson

Jackson County
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Carter Taylor Seaton

Cabell County
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The West Virginia Creative Network puts WV-based artists and creatives first by helping to create opportunities for developing, sharing, presenting, and selling work.

Check out who is on the Network and find out more about joining today.  

Find our list of recent additions to the Network in this email.

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Artwork By Artists With Autism

MAC is actively seeking artwork by artists who fall on the autism spectrum for the unique opportunity to be featured on the cover of Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Living by Meghan Mulvenna. The author will compensate the artist for his/her contribution. Please contact info@monartscenter.com for further details.

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MACLiterary Night

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MAC Adds MACLiterary Night To Monthly Programming

MAC is hosting MACLiterary Night this Tuesday at 7 pm, coinciding with National Poetry Day. Come share your poetry with us!

Monongalia Arts Center has recently added MACLiterary Night to its monthly programming, consolidating elements of the Morgantown Poets, MACscriptwriters, and Artist Networking Night. This monthly gathering of novelists, poets, scriptwriters and more is intended to create an open mic platform for writers across genres to share and refine their work. MAC intends to foster a collaborative, friendly, and thriving literary community that can assist each other in the editing and artistic processes.

This monthly event will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm., and will recur subsequently on the third Tuesday of every month. MAC invites writers of all genres, skill levels, and backgrounds, as well as those who wish to become writers to join the group. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

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WV Film Crew Opportunities

ATTN WV FILM CREW: It's that time again. There is a large amount of production coming to the state this spring, and you don't want to miss out on opportunities to get hired. Please be sure to visit the WV Crew Directory to ensure that your listings are completely up to date. Have you added your most recent production credits? Has your phone or email changed? Make sure producers and production companies can easily reach you and know your skill sets. Go to www.wvfilm.com/reelcrew and search your listing(s). If you see changes that need to be made, tackle it now! PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR CREW COLLEAGUES!
Pam Haynes, CFC Director
Lisa Wells Industry Relations Coordinator
Lance Schrader, MAJ Location Services Coordinator
Brianna Lawrence Locations Intern
West Virginia Film Office
WV Department of Commerce, Tourism Division
90 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25303
866.6WV.FILM (toll-free) | 304.558.1662 (fax)

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Public Art 201: McKamish Metal Fabrication








You are invited to join the Office of Public Art for the next session of Public Art 201 at McKamish Metal Fabrication. 
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Where: McKamish, 50 55th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Registration: Tickets are $5 and advanced registration is required. Tour size is limited, so be sure to reserve your place today. To register, click here or call 412-391-2060 x237
Public Art 201 is a series of shop visits and seminars designed to introduce artists to different fabrication techniques and methods. The sessions focus on connecting artists to expert resources in the Pittsburgh region that can provide services to support project ideas, including behind-the-scenes shop tours, opportunities to brainstorm with fabricators, and discussions of best practices when working with subcontractors.


For our next session in this series, please join the Office of Public Art on a visit to McKamish, a full service metal fabrication company located in Lawrenceville that works with artists, architects, and the construction industry on projects of every scale. Participants will get a tour of their fabrication shop, learn about past and current projects, and have the opportunity to discuss ideas for upcoming projects.


After the tour, join us for more conversation at Nied’s Hotel, located at 5438 Butler Street, the corner of 55th and Butler.


Additional Details
Participants must register in advance; we will not be taking registration on-site. Parking is available on-site. To see public transportation schedules visit: www.portauthority.org. Please wear comfortable, close toed shoes as this tour will take place in a factory. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please check your spam and/or junk folder for your registration confirmation. 


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