Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our artist category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Nik Botkin holds a Master of Arts with a concentration in sculpture from Marshall University and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in painting from West Virginia State University. His work highlights the ways humanity and nature interact and aims to warn its viewers about the effects of their actions on the world around them. His current focus is on creating lifelike representations of animals from common materials—think stainless steel silverware, screws, nails, and other mass-produced items. nikbotkin.com