Tamarack art exhibit includes work from Ravenswood students

Ravenswood High School students Jillian Throneberry, Selena Bowman, Anna Hunt and Josie Carmichael, back row, and Ravenswood Middle School students Colin Layton and Jakob Lemley, front row, have work in the Tamarack Youth Art Month display. (Photo Provided)

RAVENSWOOD — Each March, Youth Art Month is celebrated across the country to emphasize the importance of art education in schools and the field of Visual Arts.

Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is fostering young West Virginia artists with its annual Youth Art Month Juried Exhibition.

Tamarack is hosting the annual Youth Art Month Exhibition to provide an educational experience for young artists to learn the basic practices of entering, preparing, and displaying their artwork for a gallery exhibition, “and give the next generation of Mountain State artists an opportunity to shine.”

This exhibition will be on display in the Youth Art Gallery, which is located in the Governor Hulett C. Smith theater lobby in Beckley.

Ravenswood High and Middle schools students have artwork in the exhibition.

The Youth Art Month Exhibition will feature works from four grade categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Selected artwork will be chosen by jurors enrolled in West Virginia colleges and universities. The jurors will also select a first, second, and third place winner from each grade category.

The top three winners of each grade category will receive a cash prize of $100 for first, $75 for second and $50 for third. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m.; a reception will follow, with refreshments.