To register, contact Robert Taylor at bobby.l.tay...@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230 ext. 163.
Youth Art at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- During Youth Art Month in March, Tamarack displayed students' artwork from all over the state. Thirty young artists from 10 counties entered the Youth Art Month competition. The winners and participants were recognized during a reception on March 31.
Mark Schlies of St. Albans High School won a third place in the senior high division. In the elementary division, Hayden Swain of Ravenswood Grade School took first place, and R.J. Evans of Ripley Elementary placed second.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, exit 45 off Interstate 77, Beckley. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Bruce Bowersock will teach figure drawing classes at Renaissance Gallery. Classes run for six Saturdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. April 21-May 26. Any medium may be used.
Fee is $120, plus tax, payable in advance of the class. Participants also will divide the fee for the models, usually between $5 and $10, depending on the number of class members.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Quilts, hangings solicited
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia quilters to enter the annual Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition. This year's exhibition will open May 25 with an awards ceremony at the annual Vandalia Gathering at the Culture Center. The free, summer-long exhibition will run through Sept. 4.
Linda McCuean, an award-winning longarm quilter and instructor from New Galilee, Pa., will be the juror for this year's exhibition. She will lead a workshop on wholecloth quilting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Culture Center. A wholecloth quilt is created from a single piece of very wide fabric, and the design created across the surface is made entirely of quilting stitches.
Handmade or machine-made quilts by West Virginia residents are eligible for the exhibition. Quilts and wall hangings shown previously are not eligible.
Awards will be presented for first ($750), second ($400) and third place ($300) in the following categories: pieced quilts, appliquéd quilts and quilts made with mixed/other techniques. Wall hangings will receive $400 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third. The Division of Culture and History will provide two Purchase Awards and add the purchased quilt and wall hanging to the collection of the West Virginia State Museum. Quilters may sell their quilts during the exhibition; however, the quilt may not be removed until the close of the show.
This year, entries must arrive at the Culture Center no later than April 25. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 19 and 20. Each entrant may submit one quilt and one wall hanging, which must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $20 for each entry.
The workshop is limited to 20 participants. There is a $20 fee per person and registration is required. Contact Betty Gay at 304-558-0220, ext. 128, to register.
Visit www.wvculture.org for submission information.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.