Call for Artists Contemporary Printmaking

On display from June 29 to August 6, 2022
Deadline for Entries: Tuesday May 22, 2022 at midnight

Open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any printmaking technique, representational, abstract, or non-representational subject matter. Works in any of the following printmaking techniques: engraving, etching, lithography, linoleum or woodcut, screen printing.  Photomechanical, digital or mixed media processes may be incorporated as long as the primary technique is one of printmaking. Entries must be original works completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror:  Matthew McLaughlin is a mixed media artist and curator who explores the human relationship with their environments, specifically urban and suburban spaces.  He is a Senior Lecturer and teaches printmaking at the University of Maryland.

Entry Fee:  $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each, for a maximum of four works.

Awards:  Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000.

Deadline for Entries: Tuesday May 22, 2022 at midnight
More Info: https://berkeleyartswv.org – Entrythingy (Scroll down to Contemporary Printmaking call)

Deadline Extended: Berkeley County, WV: Future, Present, Past Exhibit

May 15, 2022 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Berkeley County, West Virginia! The Berkeley Arts Council is commemorating this milestone by presenting an expanded exhibit entitled, Berkeley County, WV: Future, Present, Past. This exhibit is one of the of the official events selected and supported by the Berkeley County Council. The exhibit will be on display May 18 to June 25, 2022 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Located at the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley in the heart of the Eastern Panhandle, Berkeley County is known for its unique history, beautiful scenery, robust industry, and more. Formed in 1772 from neighboring Frederick County, Virginia, Berkeley County once spanned from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Jefferson County to the famed springs at the Town of Bath (Berkeley Springs) in Morgan County. Throughout its history, Berkeley County has been an epicenter of engagement, growth, and community.

The Berkeley Arts Council invites you to celebrate and honor this unique area with your art! We are asking you to use Berkeley County, WV – its vistas, history, cultures and communities – as inspiration for your work. We hope to build a rich perspective of Berkeley County through interpretations by artists in all arts; from all cultures, identities and viewpoints.

The art exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions. Representational, abstract, or non-representational work in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture and graphic arts; fine craft media, such as clay, glass, metal, wood, fibers, etc., are welcome. Entries must be the original work of the artist. Artists do not have to be current residents of Berkeley County; however, they must reflect a future vision, or a present or past adventure, event, memory, experience, etc., in Berkeley County, WV.

Entries Closed

“Capturing the Light” Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA

May 14 and 15, 2022

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, TWSA, nationally and internationally known artist and instructor.

“Shadow Play” by Lynn Ferris

“Capturing the Light”

Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn’t be after thoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary.

In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention.

Location:
Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-267-5500 (Ask for special workshop rate)

Times:
May 14 9am – 4pm
May 15 9am – 4pm

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Berkeley Arts Council Announces the 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit Awards

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the award winners for their 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. This year, 37 works by 32 artists from 11 states are on display in a range of media including watercolor, acrylic, oil and wax painting, pastel drawing, mixed media, photographic processes, clay, wood, metal, cardboard and plastic.

The award winners for the exhibit are:

Best of Show: Nathan Taves, Columbia City, Indiana, for the painting, Plaid Sun.

Merit Award: Paulo Correa-Meyer, Radnor, Pennsylvania, for the painting, Amazon Fires;

Merit Award: Mark Dierker, Dubuque, Iowa, for the photograph, Blue Wave.

Honorable Mention: Ray Snouffer, Hagerstown, Maryland for the watercolor painting Reflections of Calm.

Honorable Mention: Scot Wittman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the photograph, Jump Rock.

The Berkeley Art Works is open every Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm. The exhibit is on display until May 14.

The juror was Alison Helm, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University. “It is my tremendous pleasure and honor to be the juror for the Art & Earth exhibit. I found strong work in all of the areas of art making. I found it inspiring to view all of the different interpretations, and re-imagined landscape and our human relationship to it. There were many extremes, from the Amazon fires to reflections on calm water to experience and enjoy. There were many personal messages of hope and exuberance. This show also serves as an educational resource to enrich the community as well as art and design enthusiasts. The theme promotes engagement with the environment. It is very gratifying to see the high quality of work being produced in the region. Congratulations to all of the artists.”

City National Bank

The awards for this year’s 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit were sponsored in part by a generous donation from City National Bank.

12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit Opens at Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council’s 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit is open today through May 14 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.

The exhibit has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World.”  Thirty-seven pieces in this exhibit represent a wide range of media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil and wax painting, pastel drawing, mixed media, photographic processes, clay, wood, metal, cardboard and plastic.

The juror, Alison Helm, is the director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, where she is a professor of sculpture.  As the juror for this exhibit she said, “I found strong work in all of the areas of art making.  I found it inspiring to view all of the different interpretations and re-imagined landscape and our human relationship to it.  There were many extremes, from the Amazon fires to reflections on calm water to experience and enjoy.  There were many personal messages of hope and exuberance.  It is very gratifying to see the high quality of work being produced in the region.”
 
The Berkeley Art Works is open every Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Art and Earth Exhibit: Juror’s Selections Announced

Congratulations to the selected artists in the 12th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit!

The Juror, Alison Helm, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, selected 37 works by 32 artists out of 153 submitted pieces from 66 artists submitted from 21 states and Canada.

The exhibit will open on April 6 in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. Plans for a reception and awards presentation will be announced.

Last Name First Accepted Work
Becker Judith Woodland Oldtimer
Chen Tao Sculpted by Time 3
Compo Charles Eve Contemplates the Apple
Correa-Meyer Paulo Amazon Fires
Dierker Mark Blue Wave
Dierker Mark The Battle
Donnelly Franklin Tracey Prey For Us (after Audubon)
Fitzpatrick Theresa Lanterns
Gladstone Vic Global Warming-Glacier Carving
Hinnerichs Judy Arabesque
Kerchaert Dawnice Duet
Ko Yoomee Rebirth
Maidman-Tanner Ellen Wheaton Regional Park Boulder Study #3
McCulla Barbara Nature’s Fascinator
McCulla Barbara Constant Spring
McDonald Susan Red Amaryllis
Nebel Tom Fall River Sunrise
Nordstrom Griffin Wall Hanging Quilt #1
Pearson Jim Finite Landscape: Cadence
Poole Andru Meet Me Where the Wild Things Grow
Poole Andre A Break from Reality
Settles Bradley The Gift
Smith Sterling In Four Billion Years…
Snouffer Ray Reflections of Calm
Taves Nathan Shifting Gravity
Taves Nathan Plaid Sun
Tremba Paula Summer Field
Vilandry Lacey III The Empress
Volkov Dmitrii Identity
Walton Cynthia Leaving Yeager at Dawn
White Kaeleigh Neowise
Williams Carol Exodus from Earth: the Last Crusade
Williams Omar The General Pub
Wilt Patricia More Beached Treasures
Wittman Scot WRQ Dancer
Wittman Scot Jump Rock
Zimet Kristin Camitta The Fall of Icarus

 

Berkeley Arts Council Announces City National Bank Awards Sponsorship

“Through our exhibits, we are able to create opportunities for artists and introduce the community to a variety of work and artistic media.  Awards are given to artists selected by our jurors.  This elevates the importance of our exhibits and brings additional recognition to the work of participating artists.  We are thankful to have the support of City National Bank.  Their sponsorship helps us continue to do this important work,” says exhibits manager Annette Verna.

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  The Berkeley Arts Council supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences to the community, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists and artisans.

‘Reflections of Gratitude’ Exhibit Award Winners

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the award winners for Reflections of Gratitude, a collection of works about women, on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

The award winners are:

Best of Show:  Natalie Clark, Lancaster PA, for her necklace entitled, “Pioneer for Medicine” to recognize the scientific accomplishments of Dorothy Hodkins’;

Merit Award: Amy Hollan, Jamestown NY, for her collage entitled, “Grace Notes” to commemorate her music teacher Jane Lynn Corbitt;

Honorable Mention: Alisa White, Greenbelt MD, for her photograph entitled, “Mom. A Self-Portrait” to honor her mother who raised her and “worked tirelessly so others could thrive.”

Reflections of Gratitude is an exhibit to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March.  The exhibit was a national call for artists to commemorate women whose achievements and contributions have enriched our lives and bettered our world.  There is a wide range of subjects covered and many stories shared in this exhibit.  Some works are about specific women, while others pay tribute to accomplishments and character traits of women overall.

Reflections of Gratitude is on display until April 2.  The Berkeley Art Works is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 5pm, and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  For more information visit the Berkeley Arts Council Web site https://berkeleyartswv.org.

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  The Berkeley Arts Council supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences to the community, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists and artisans.

Reflections of Gratitude Accepted Artists

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was selected for the upcoming Reflections of Gratitude Exhibit.  Entries came from around the country and as far as Washington State.  Artists will be notified via e-mail, which will include shipping and delivery instructions. Thank you!

The exhibit is presented In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March. The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV from February 23 through April 2, 2022.

Artist Title of Work(s)
Becker, Judith Pastor
Clark, Natalie Pioneer for Medicine
Clark, Natalie The Discovery
Clark, Natalie The Calculator
DeWitt, Tanya Deirdre Wolownick Scales El Capitan, Age 70
Donaldson, Kayla Woman of Color
Fitzpatrick, Theresa My Nona
Fitzpatrick, Theresa My Nona’s Wedding Day
Foster, Trevella Mother with Youngest
Foster, Trevella Mother with 3 Oldest
Foster, Trevella Mother at Door with Twins
Freese, Bethany Untitled (Female figure in field)
Hollan, Amy Grace Notes
Horst, Jane Sister Amy
Huskisson, Christine Flake White Forming
McClure, Jeanne The Gathering
Phillips, Colleen A Woman’s Treasure
White, Alisa Mom.  A Self Portrait
White, Alisa Beauty Shop Nap
Williams, Carol Running for Office
Williams, Carol Instruments of Peace

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for 12th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Call for Artists: 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) announces the 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday April 6 to Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Description: The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: The Juror is Alison Helm, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, where she is a professor of sculpture. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York.

Professor Helm has exhibited her work at many galleries, museums and sculpture parks throughout the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico. Ms Helm has received two NEA Grants for Underserved area artists from the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV. She has received several awards, including the Outstanding Research Award for Creative Activity from West Virginia University in 2001 and was nominated for the Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. She won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History Governors Award in 2015 and Best of Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Society of Sculptors 80th annual exhibition. She recently won a Governors Award in the 2021 WV Juried Exhibition. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections and she has completed various sculpture commissions including “Splendor of the Seas” for the deck of one of the largest cruise ships in the world owned by Caribbean Cruise Lines, and two commissions for the Clarksburg Veterans Memorial Hospital, Memorial Garden, Clarksburg, WV.

Entry Fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each, for a maximum of four works.

Awards: Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000.

Notification of Accepted Work: Notification of the juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and posted on our web site on or about March 5, 2022. Detailed delivery instructions and schedules will be provided when the accepted artists are announced.

EXTENDED Deadline for Entries: Midnight Sunday February 27, 2022

Entries Closed

Juror’s results will be announced soon.

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Berkeley Arts Council Awarded American Rescue Plan Grant

The Berkeley Arts Council was recently awarded a grant worth more than $6,600.00 through the American Rescue Plan: Operating Support for Arts Organizations program.  The grant is intended to provide operating expenses for a specific period of time, to organizations that have suffered revenue losses from closings and cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members’ Exhibit Opens

2022 Members Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council’s Annual Members’ Exhibit opens Wednesday January 12 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Now in its 9th year, the Annual Members’ Exhibit features 33 works by 20 member artists, and includes 2- and 3-dimensional work in painting, photography, clay, wood, fibers, polymer clay, collage, mixed media and assemblage; many of the works are for sale.  The variety of media represented in this exhibit demonstrates the range of artwork being produced in this region.  Started in 2014, the annual exhibit is a benefit of membership in the Berkeley Arts Council.  The exhibit helps visual artists gain exposure for their work, and helps introduce the community to local artists.  The Annual Members’ Exhibit is up until February 19th.