Posts Tagged ‘West Virginia Art’

MountainMade allows West Virginia’s Artists to Reach Outside of Rugged Landscape

posted: 43 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;

West Virginia is a hidden treasure located within 2.5 hours of several major metropolitan areas.  Geographically, the Appalachian Mountains cut the state off from the East Coast.  Until the development of the interstate highway system, the roads crossing its rugged terrain discouraged visitors.  While the isolation of the mountains has helped to preserve our state’s largely unspoiled natural beauty, heritage and culture, it has also made it difficult for our talented artists and craftspeople to gain access to the best markets in which to sell their work.

Former Park Ranger and accomplished photographer, Gary Hartley, has taken many photos that captuer the stark beauty and depict the natural isolation that the state's rugged landscape creates.

Former Park Ranger and accomplished photographer, Gary Hartley, has taken many photos that captuer the stark beauty and depict the natural isolation that the state's rugged landscape creates.

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The How and Why of MountainMade’s Artist Jury Process

posted: 48 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  1 Comment ;
There are many reasons to submit your art to the MountainMade Jury process. Professional feedback, marketing resources, and being represented by a well-respected artist organization are just a few.

There are many reasons to submit your art to the MountainMade Jury process. Professional feedback, marketing resources, and being represented by a well-respected artist organization are just a few of the ways you will benefit from applying to be a MountainMade artist.

At MountainMade, we believe our artist jury process sets us apart from other organizations. Our customers and our artists benefit from the artist jury process. MountainMade shoppers know they are getting very high quality, well made art from an organization that cares for its artists, and our artists receive valuable feedback and marketing resources.

MountainMade is gearing up for the first of 3 Jury Session in 2010. We will be working with our artist jurors on Monday, March 22, 2010 to review the works artists have submitted so far this year. We understand that submitting art to the MountainMade jury process is an emotional experience, but we also believe is personally and professional rewarding. That is why we commit the day to review and remark on the pieces submitted, making an effort to provide honest, insightful, and useful feedback to all participating artists. Read All