BECKLEY, W.Va. -- For the Aug. 29 jury session, Tamarack has opportunities for products in the following categories:
Dried flowers/wheat weaving; pottery; knitted items; adult apparel (dresses, shirts, jackets, tops, vests, etc.); decorative painting on wood and/or metal; leather purses; jewelry (original, unique designs with handmade components); candles (carved, seasonal, soy); stained glass; hand-blown glass; framed and/or matted calligraphy; handmade toys; and colorful metal sculptures.
Tamarack also has opportunities for fine art and fine craft in various media in the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery.
Every item sold at Tamarack is approved through a review process wherein a product is critiqued by a panel of master craftsmen and artists for quality, consistency, appropriateness and marketability.
Artists who want to submit their work for review, should send photos (prints or on disk), artisan history and complete contact information to Robin Watson, Artisan Services Coordinator, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, or email information and photos to rwat...@tamarackwv.com.
Screening and jury fees are $20; jury session is $30.
For more information, call Jeff Faulkner, creative coordinator, at 304-256-6843, ext. 154; or visit www.tamarackwv.com.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Robert Briscoe is the Walter Gropius Master Artist for May at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Briscoe will speak about his work in ceramics at 7 p.m. May 23. Admission is free. An exhibit of works by Briscoe is on view through June 30. He will present a three-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24-26. Call 304-529-2701 for workshop fee information.
Briscoe has worked as a studio potter since 1967. He was a founding member of the Upper St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, in Minnesota, an annual destination for collectors nationwide. He has received awards, including a McKnight Artist Fellowship (2001 and 2007) and a grant from the Jerome Foundation (1987). His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, The Art of Contemporary Pottery and in public collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A celebration of Rosie the Riveter will take place May 22 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.
A documentary film about the West Virginia Rosie the Riveters will be shown from 2:30 to 4 p.m., followed by a session featuring women who worked in factories during World War II. The first Blenko glass art depicting the working Rosies will be unveiled.