South Carolina based ArtFields competition hosting informational meeting for area artists

September 9, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The Tamarack Foundation, whose main mission is to support West Virginia artists, is hosting an informational meeting for artists in the region to learn more about ArtFields.A representative from ArtFields, a South Carolina-based art competition that awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast, will be speaking at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Marshall University Visual Arts Center, 927 3rd Ave., Huntington.There will be a presentation from Holly Shady, a representative from ArtFields, as well as a 5-minute video and Q&A. The event will also be live streamed.Shady will give an overview of ArtFields, an annual nine-day art competition in Lake City, South Carolina, that is the largest competition of its kind.ArtFields awards more than $120,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast.An artist must be a resident for six consecutive months prior to the submission date of one of the following 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.ArtFields is working with Renee Margocee, executive director of the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, to get more Mountain State artists to apply.“Typically, West Virginia artists haven’t taken part in this opportunity, and the folks at ArtFields are coming here to generate interest in the competition with our artists,” Margocee said in a news release.For more information, visit http://www.artfieldssc.org/.