The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

May 20, 2013

Tamarack jury session set for Aug. 29

Tamarack will hold a jury session Aug. 29 with opportunities for products in these 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 during which your product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists for quality, consistency, appropriateness and marketability.

A three-step process has been developed for artisans who feel their products are “The Best of West Virginia.” If you are a current West Virginia resident and hold a current West Virginia driver’s license, you are eligible to establish a business partnership with Tamarack.

Here is how:

Step One — Artisans and artists are required to provide five to 10 digital photos and an Artisan History (by e-mail, disk or hard copy) for review. Your product will be reviewed for quality, consistency, appropriateness and marketability. You will be contacted by letter or e-mail if your work does not meet the requirements.

Step Two — If your product meets requirements, you will be contacted to schedule a pre-screening/counseling appointment, conducted on Wednesdays and Thursdays only.

Step Three — If approved through the pre-screening process, you will be invited to participate in a formal jury session held in the Tamarack Conference Center twice a year. Trained staff will work with you to prepare for the jury session.

If you wish to submit your work for review, send a disk or hard copy photos, Artisan History and complete contact information to Robin Watson, artisan services coordinator, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801, or e-mail information and photos to

As a Tamarack artisan, you will be eligible to wholesale to Tamarack and participate in various business, marketing, educational and retail opportunities sponsored by the Tamarack Foundation.

Pre-screening and jury fees apply. The pre-screening/counseling session is $20, and the jury session is $30.

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