The common element of successful arts communities is an independent umbrella organization that supports an organized, active, and broadly cooperative arts community. The Berkeley County Arts Council was formed in 2009 to provide unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June 28 – August 12, 2017. There will be a reception on Friday, June 30, from 5-7pm.
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The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique.
Projected awards fund $750.
Entries must have been created by the artist within the past three years and have not been exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works gallery.
The Berkeley Art Works will host a gallery talk and Q&A session with Pat and Beverly Murphy about their experiences over more than 40 years of the photography program at the Boys and Girls Club in Martinsburg. The event will be at 2pm on the closing day of the “Four Decades of Boys and Girls Photography” exhibit for Youth Art Month at the Art Works.
The event is free and open to the public and all are invited to come and interact with two people who have dedicated much of their lives to service.
The exhibit will be on display in the gallery through April 1. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5 and Sat 11-4. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.
The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko selected 46 works by 37 artists for the exhibit, which opens April 5, 2017 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm.
Accepted artists, see bottom of the page for important information about delivering/shipping your work to the gallery.
|Justin Barfield||South Bend||IN||Undertow|
|Justin Barfield||South Bend||IN||Red Tide|
|Mary Jo Bennett||Hedgesville||WV||Crashing to Shore|
|Gary Bergel||Charles Town||WV||Spring Thaw|
|Ann Darling||Berkeley Springs||WV||The Beauty of a Flower|
|Mark Dierker||Dubuque||IA||Misty Mountains|
|Holly Dodson||Alexandria||VA||Tall Trees|
|Jean Barnes Downs||Cumberland||MD||Lusty May|
|Sara Drower||Wilmette||IL||Shanghai Smog #1|
|Claudia Giannini||Shepherdstown||WV||Pitcher Plants|
|Linda Gribko||Morgantown||WV||Pink Lotus Bliss|
|Donna Hershberger||Hedgesville||WV||Misty Morning|
|Kathryn Kane||Park Ridge||IL||Tree Bark 10|
|Nancy Kautz||Harpers Ferry||WV||Trillium|
|Geraldine Kiefer||Winchester||VA||Vesconte Earth I|
|Geraldine Kiefer||Winchester||VA||Medieval Cosmic Earth II|
|Amanda Knapp-Witt||Leon||WV||Ready to Plant|
|Megan Lemcke||Deming||NM||Sunrise over Floridas II|
|Megan Lemcke||Deming||NM||Sunset Over Abuelas|
|Joe Mayer||Shepherdstown||WV||Waiting For Spring|
|Tina Miller||Martinsburg||WV||Summer’s End|
|Tina Miller||Martinsburg||WV||Queen Anne’s Lace|
|Alice A Newton||Bakerton||WV||Water Reflections 7|
|Gerald Obregon||South Miami||FL||Emerge In Light|
|Jim Pearson||Lawrenceville||IL||Landscape, Memory and Bone WKL|
|Margaret Polcawich||Derwood||MD||Moss House|
|Honey Rodgers||Philadelphia||PA||White Plumeria Inner Truth|
|Julie Roth||West Bend||WI||The Grid|
|Ann Sharp||Shepherdstown||WV||Summer Fields|
|Taylor Sijan||Wichita||KS||Peonies Mug|
|Taylor Sijan||Wichita||KS||Peonies Flask|
|Marina Smelik||Palo Alto||CA||New Life|
|Karen Smith||Hedgesville||WV||Tree Hut Glow|
|Karen Smith||Hedgesville||WV||Golden Tree Glow|
|Derek Walter||Chicago||IL||Pliocene IX|
|Monica Wilkins||Shepherdstown||WV||Flood Devastation|
|Virginia Winston||Martinsburg||WV||Lone Sycamore|
Shipping and Delivering Accepted Artwork to the Gallery
Congratulations for having your work accepted for our Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit.
Your work must arrive at the gallery between March 27 and April 2, 2017.
The gallery address is;
Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
For hand-delivered work, the gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Saturday 11-4. We are normally closed on Sunday but we will open the gallery between 12 and 3 to receive hand-delivered artwork.
Shipped work must arrive between March 27 and March 31. For important information about shipping your work to us, please follow this link: http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/shipping-information.
The Berkeley Arts Council announces art classes for March at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.
Starting March 2, Teaching Artist Judith Becker will offer “Creating and Painting Still Lifes with Symbolism and Dynamic Composition”. Students will explore the limitless opportunities to create beautiful still life paintings with interesting composition and intriguing symbolism. Class is designed for intermediate to advanced students and can be worked in any 2 D medium. The classes will be held Thursdays 1-4pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23.
Starting March 3, Becker will offer “Continuing Art Studio – Unlocking Creativity.” This studio class is designed for the student who has advanced beyond the beginning stage and who now wants to work at advancing in his/her chosen medium. The classes will be held Fridays 1-4pm, March 3, 10, 17, 24.
Starting March 11, professional photographer David Rehor will again offer his popular course, “Taking Control of Your Digital Camera.” The digital photography workshop is designed to teach users how to customize the functions of their DSLR or mirrorless cameras and lenses. Students will learn how to navigate the camera menus and properly operate buttons and dials for optimum creative control. The classes will be held Saturdays 10am-1pm, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1.
The tuition for each four week class is $90 and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Details and online registration is available at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Deadline for registration is three days before the start of the class.
In celebration of Youth Art Month, The Berkeley Arts Council presents a retrospective exhibit of student photographs created over the years in the Martinsburg Boys and Girls Club photography program. The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, February 22 through April 1.
The program, led by teacher Pat Murphy, has produced numerous national and regional winners in various competitions. Murphy started out helping the kids in the program in exchange for being able to use the darkroom for himself. Over time, he spent more time working with the students and less time on his own work. It’s been his passion for nearly 50 years.
Murphy’s takes an “apprentice” approach to teaching photography. He starts them with black and white film processed and printed in the club’s darkroom. He gives the students assignments to create images in different disciplines, such as portraits, architecture, landscape, macro (close-up photography) and various alternative processes. The students learn about composition and the importance of lighting, both natural and artificial.=
The exhibit is curated by Rip Smith and Gary Bergel, who sifted through literally thousands of prints in the basement of the club to select a representative sample of images that exemplify the best the program has to offer.
Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. There will be a reception Saturday, March 4 from 5-7pm.
January 11 – February 18, 2017
The Berkeley Arts Council presents its 2017 Members’ Exhibit, now on display through February 18. We had a great response from our members and we have 38 pieces in a wide variety of media and techniques that showcase the strength and breadth of the creative artists in our region.
See the article in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail: whatsnxt.com/node/14696
Gallery Hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4
The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, 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. Any medium or technique is acceptable.
The exhibit will open April 5, 2017 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 20, 2017. There will be reception at the gallery on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. Continue reading