Hartsog said four jurors reviewed all of the entries to narrow them down. On Friday, three separate judges will review the finalists to pick three top awards and four merit awards.
This is the exhibit's sixth year, and Hartsog said artists are invited to participate - Tamarack has an extensive mailing list - and learn of it through word of mouth.
All of the artwork in the exhibit is priced for sale through a consignment arrangement with Tamarack.
"Usually the top awarded pieces do sell," Hartsog said. "And in the gallery, sales have picked up recently."
Kanawha and Putnam counties are well represented by artists, including Homaira Ahmed, Paul. R. Adkins, Anna Toler Frazier, Dan Pleska, Wes Reed, Tom Schottle, Linda Stonestreet and Barbara Marsh Wilson from Putnam; and Dick Allowatt, Carolyn Cavendish, Lucinda Conley, Staci Leech-Cornell, Chris Dutch, Harold Edwards, Charley Hamilton, Robin Hammer, Sharon Harms, Mary Henderson, Tsukasa Kambara, Herb Miller, Randy Selbe, Jerry Smith, Clayton Spangler, Regina G. Swim and Randall S. Yolo from Kanawha.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
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