If you go
- What: The Best of West
- Virginia: Juried Exhibition 2013
- When: Sunday through Aug. 2
- Where: Tamarack
- FYI: An opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is free and open to the public.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Judges for this year's juried exhibition at Tamarack had the tough task of judging more than 400 pieces of art created by 140 West Virginia artists to determine which would be included in the Best of West Virginia exhibition.
More than 100 pieces were selected for the exhibition, and on Sunday afternoon seven of the artists will receive cash awards for their work - the top prize being $1,500 for Best of Show.
Zack Hartsog, the gallery manager at Tamarack, said this year's entries represented a wide range of art.
"There appears to be a lot of newer artists along with a lot of 3-D sculptures," he said. "We have a couple of pieces the size of large furniture all the way down to a piece the size of a nickel."
"We have everything from glass to textiles," he added, along with photos and paintings.
The nickel-sized piece, by the way, was made by a wood turner who created a little segmented vessel.
On the other end of the scale is a wood and glass piece created by Charleston's own Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer that is featured on the cover of the brochure for the exhibit.