CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 2013 Best of West Virginia calendar is now for sale.
The juried exhibition art calendar features artwork by Jamey Biggs, Aleta Cortes, Harold Edwards, Mary Grassell, Vernon Howell, Mark Tobin Moore, Betty Neely, Zachary Orcutt, Steve Opet, James Shumate, Andrew Thorne and John Wesley Williams.
The calendars cost $12.95 plus $3.50 for shipping. All proceeds from sales of the calendar will go to the Tamarack Foundation, which provides support for its artists.
To buy a calendar, email Sara at spr...@tamarackwv.com or visit Tamarack, Beckley; the State Museum Shop in the Culture Center, Charleston; or The Art Store, 1013 Bridge Road, Charleston.
W.Va. holiday ornament
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 2012 limited-edition West Virginia Governor's Mansion holiday ornament was unveiled Wednesday and is available for purchase for $24.
Shelley Goodman, of Alum Creek, hand-painted the ornament, which features the official state animal, the black bear, and the state insect, the honeybee, on a clear glass bulb. Each piece was painted freehand, so no two of the 750 ornaments are exactly the same.
The ornament is the third in a series of four ornaments created by Goodman. Her 2010 ornament featured the state bird, the cardinal; her 2011 ornament, the state flower, the rhododendron.
The ornaments are available at the State Museum Gift Shop in Culture Center (304-205-7911) and at Tamarack (888-262-7225) as well as online at the Tamarack website, www.tamarackwv.com. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Governor's Mansion preservation fund.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email ea...@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.