TAMARACK FOUNDATION INC
February 23, 2010
I have worked as a textile artist with the Tamarack Foundation's programs since 2004. The Foundation has helped me with funding for two classes that have proven instrumental in furthering my understanding of the dyeing process, design, and color theory. I am currently working with a series of ministers' stoles as well as journal covers, bags and wearable art that are based on my own experimentation with the techniques I learned in these venues.
In the spirit of "paying it forward" I have participated (as a mentor) three times in the Foundation's mentoring program. Each time I was delighted and amazed at how much information was able to be shared in a period of only three days, and how much student and instructor BOTH learn in an intensive one-on-one environment. I am endlessly delighted when I see a piece of artwork from one of these women and recognize a technique whose seeds were sown (sewn) in my studio.
I have benefited too from the great variety of business support that the Foundation provides. My business cards, resume, artist statement, brochures, hang tags and all the photography of my work has been assisted or wholly generated by programs the Foundation has made available to artists. They have provided assistance in business planning and market development as well as a number of oppotunities to visit wholesale markets and shows in large urban areas.
I currently serve on the Artisans Advisory Board, have been involved with the jurying process, as well as the annual fundraiser and have seen first hand how the Foundation is always available to reach out and lend a hand to us artists. I'm a grateful admirer of the Tamarack Foundation.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the ability to meet and work with other artists living in rural West Virigina. We find common ground and work to strengthen our hand together.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
turn West Virginia into an arts oasis!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I am the beneficiary of many programs provided by the Foundation.