The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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July 1, 2013

Brown’s photo wins Best of Show in Tamarack exhibition

“From Hope to Shalom,” a photograph by Fayette County’s Paul Corbit Brown, was awarded Best of Show in the sixth annual Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which opened at Tamarack on Sunday.

“The surreal quality of this piece is arresting in both a menacing, yet soulful endeavor,” the judges stated. “The juxtaposition of light and dark, good and evil, disturbing and peaceful, creates both a universality and regionalism.”

Not only did Brown win the top award of $1500, his work sold before the show opened, according to Gallery Manager Zack Hartsog.

Mountain State artists who work in glass, pottery, wood, textiles, fine art, metal, basketry, jewelry, furniture, paper, sculpture and multi-media submitted up to three entries per media to be considered for the show at Tamarack in the David  L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery. Of the 400 entries, 158 were selected for the show.

“If you envision a gallery exhibit to be a stroll among walls and walls of framed paintings, you’ll be overwhelmed by the variety of this show,” Hartsog said. “And, the framed work on the walls jumps off their canvases and stimulates your imagination.”

Winners of the seven monetary awards included work in wood, sculpture, glass, pottery, and fine art.

Judges for the show were: Kathy Jacobs, patron; Barbara Kyle, West Virginia Women’s Commission; and Raymond Yeager, University of Charleston.

Seven monetary awards were presented, sponsored by Tamarack, The Tamarack Foundation, and several private donors. The show is open through August.

For details and more information, visit, join Tamarack’s Facebook page or call 1 88 TAMARACK.


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