Art and Earth Accepted Artists Announced

The juror’s selections are in for the 11th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are pleased to announce the accepted artists. This year, there were a total of 122 works submitted by 55 artists in 18 states. The juror, Paula Phillips, selected 47 works by 38 artists in 16 states. The works chosen represent a synchronistic whole in depth and breadth of mediums and palates, dimensions, visions and articulations.

Paula states:

“Regardless of the artistic discipline or medium(s) utilized, all works submitted are recognized as passionately rendered and inspiring, lending credence to the hands and stout hearts of artists who work diligently, skillfully manifesting their artistic visions, life experiences and values within the physical / earthly realm, each in their own ways and for their own reasons.

“Being asked to serve as juror and ultimately charged with selecting the works for the Berkeley Arts Council’s 11th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit was an honor and a role accepted with grave sincerity, carried out with sensitivity, great thought and care.

The Art and Earth: My Art – My World exhibition is an eclectic gathering of related works of various disciplines, mediums and dimensions. Some of the works selected are “states of being” that present actual scenarios and experiences. Some are fantastical or futuristic. Some come forth as alter egos, portraits or self-portraits. Some are visual renditions of abstract thoughts that represent form, color, and movement, the core message remaining somewhat obscure or direct. Some are observations of and within distinct or obtuse environments; and some the haunting products of brief, yet profound experiences that may have emerged from life-altering events. Others portray concepts and methodologies that remain mysterious or vague. Each work exhibited contains an energy, vibrancy and relevance of the “now” that collectively represent a fullness of “Life” in its various states of whimsy and stolid grace; fiction, fantasy and realism; humility and glory.”

“Thank you for the honor to participate as your juror!
Peace & Health….”
– Paula Phillips

The exhibit will be open beginning on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, May 29, 2021. All are invited to the virtual reception and awards presentation on Saturday, May 22 at 2pm via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event date.

The full list of accepted artists and works is below. Please also see below for important shipping / delivery information and instructions.

ArtistTitle
BrandinBaronWhere Can I Find the Phantom Oasis in Desert Sands? (Bosch) 
StefanieBossQuiet Reflection
TaoChenSculpted by Time-the Tenacious Life of Bristlecone Pine 8
MargaretClinganWinter Solitude
MarkDierkerHeaven and Earth
JanDonleyI Put My Faith in Crows
FerrisFakhouryWintersky9:30am
Ann MarieFitzsimmonsWhite Spoon in Grass
Ann MarieFitzsimmonsBlack Fork in Gravel
VicGladstoneRebirth
EllenHardestyItsy Bitsy
DeborahHerndonItalian Tree overtakes Towers
FrankHoefflerDown by the River
AmandaJunePlanet Earth
AmiKendraSunshine Splash
DawniceKerchaertLeah
SuzanneLaffernisWhere I belong
KirstenLeeHope
PhilLeith-TetraultLand’s End
PhilLeith-TetraultAncient Pines
MaxineLeuThe Cocoon
MaxineLeuThe Cocoon II
CorinneMcAuleyMarigold
JeanneMcClureThe Pond
MoniqueMolinaThe Fairy Godmother
DawnMooreEarth Bowl
DawnMooreEarth, Wind & Fire
DawnMooreSnapshots From Space
CharlesMortensenEgyptian Coffee Table
CharlesMortensenAppalachian Bench
LisaMortensenRockin’ Desserts on Tray
SallyMyersView From the Forest Floor:  Ferns
TomNebelRapid Fire
Alice ANewtonTiny Bubbles
Alice ANewtonSeaweed 
LauraRobertsonSea Level Rise
MaryShislerNeurobasis kaupi (dragonflies need pure water)
EdSymondsMonarch on a Mexican Sunflower
AnnetteVernaNature’s Gifts
AnnetteVernaEarth, Water, Air, Fire
LaynaWilliamsThe planet is burning
CarolWilliamsGarden of the Haves and the Have-nots
CarolWilliamsInheritance: What we were given, and what we are giving back
OmarWilliamsSanders Cottage
PatriciaWiltWash Your Hands And Wear Your Mask
JackWrayHappy Cow
KristinZimetThin Ice

Information for Shipping/Delivery of Work:

The gallery address for hand-delivered and shipped work:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone 304-620-7277
Email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com

Hand-Delivered Work: Artwork to be hand-delivered must arrive at the gallery between Thursday April 15 and Saturday April 17. Gallery hours are Thursday/Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Shipped Work: Artwork to be shipped must arrive between Monday April 12 and Friday, April 16. Work must be shipped prepaid to Berkeley Art Works at the address above in sturdy, reusable packing so that your work can be safely returned to you. (Please no styrofoam peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass.

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IMPORTANT: 

For your return shipping please include with your work a pre-paid printed label. Hand-written paperwork is not acceptable. Failure to provide a proper pre-paid label will result in delays and increased costs for shipping the work back to you, and could result in damage to your work due to very limited storage options.

U.S. Mail is not delivered to the gallery address. Please use a shipping service that provides tracking information such as UPS or FEDEX. Please e-mail the tracking number(s) to us at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com.  Please retain your tracking number so you can verify online when the package is delivered.

Pick Up of Work at the End of the Exhibit: Artists picking up their work at the conclusion of the show should do so on Saturday May 29 from 11:00am up to closing time at 4:00pm. If you cannot pick up during those times, please contact us to make arrangements. (Note that our storage is very limited.)

Calendar:

Deadline for Digital Entries: March 3, 2021 (Midnight)
Notification of Acceptance: E-mailed and posted by March 29, 2021
Delivery & Shipment of Accepted Works: April 12 – 17, 2021 to the Berkeley Art Works
Exhibit Dates: April 22 – May 29, 2021
Reception: Virtual reception will be announced
Pick up Work: Saturday May 29, 2021

Youth Art & Young At Heart Exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works

Celebrate youth and art and spring at the Berkeley Arts Council’s Youth Art and Young At Heart exhibit, which blends the art of kids with one who educates kids, and celebrates the youth in us all!  The exhibit features the artwork of the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s Art Club, and the art and creative work of Mr. Joe Santoro, owner of Wonderment Puppet Theater and the Black Sheep Art Gallery.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle’s “Art Club” got its start in 2019.  Vanice Colas, the Jefferson County Unit Director would draw, color and paint with the kids.  “Since they were always asking me to teach them to draw, one of them suggested we start an art club,” she says.  “Kids use art to express themselves.  In the Art Club, we use art as a means to learn about culture, history, emotional learning, and of course – Art!”  During pre-Covid days, the kids went on art trips, participated in community art projects, and created individual artwork.  Since Covid, they’ve been unable to attend Art Club and they miss their fellow Art Club members.  “Several of them make art at home, but without the Club, they haven’t had ready access to paints, canvas and other supplies.”  

Joe Santoro is an art instructor at Hedgesville Elementary School.  He helps his students explore different types of materials and learn about various art media in imaginative but meaningful ways.  Joe uses many types of media in his own artwork, which includes paintings, illustrations and 3-D wall pieces.  As the proprietor of Wonderment Puppet Theater and Black Sheep Art Gallery, Joe puts a lot of creative energy into developing and producing his puppet shows.  Joe truly exists in a world of wonderment and his creative world can be experienced fully at his theater at 412 W King Street. 

This exhibit is a celebration of youth and art and the creative mind as our region wakes from a cold winter and warms into spring.  The pandemic of the past year has been a winter of sorts and as we emerge from it, hope is waiting to bloom.  Full of bright colors and good energy, the artworks on display will fill your heart with hope and the promise of spring!

Youth Art & Young At Heart is on display Friday, March 26 through Saturday, April 17 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Hours are Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27 from 11am to 3pm.  Beginning in April, hours at the Art Works are Thursdays and Fridays 11am to 5pm, and Saturdays 11am to 4pm.

Take an Art Class this Spring from the Berkeley Arts Council

Paintings by Judith Becker

Get ready to capture the colors of spring!

Brighten up your art skills with a colorful class from the Berkeley Arts Council with instructor Judith Becker.  Judith is a professional artist with degrees in design and education.  Her popular classes cover many art techniques to enhance the skills of beginners and experienced artists.  She specializes in painting with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, and often mixes her media for unusual effects.  Judith’s deep knowledge of color, style, and technique will help you build on your current experience and progress in your artistic skills!

“Beginning Colored Pencil” starts April 6, from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  This 4-week class introduces beginners and those with experience to creating a painting with colored pencils.  Explore the many effects possible, including mixing colors, blending, and creating textures.  A variety of painting surfaces will be used and participants will create several small paintings.

Also in April Judith will offer a free workshop, “Introduction to Watercolor Pencil Painting.”  Choose your date and time on either Thursday, April 8 from 7pm to 8pm, or Friday, April 9 from 2pm to 3pm.  In this one-hour overview, Judith will demonstrate how to use watercolor pencils for creating paintings as well as how the pencils can be used to augment other mediums.  Watercolor pencils are very versatile – learn how they can be used for fine detail work as well as for covering large areas.

If you are interested in working more in-depth with watercolor pencils, take Judith’s 4 week class, “Beginning Watercolor Pencil”.  This class is appropriate for students who have no watercolor painting experience as well as those who paint with watercolors, but want to expand their techniques.  Learn to lay down colors to create variations of hues and achieve different textures.  Watercolor pencils are easy to use when traveling, for journaling, for making note cards, or when sketching as well as painting entire compositions.  Two four-week sections are offered beginning on May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, or May 7 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

All Berkeley Arts Council classes and workshops are conducted via the Google Zoom application.  Pre-registration is required.  For the full schedule, information, materials lists, class prices, and to register, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/#zoom.  Direct questions via e-mail to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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.

Deadline Extended! PHOTO 21 National Juried Photographic Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces PHOTO 21, a national juried photographic art exhibit. The exhibit will open Thursday June 3, 2021 and will be on display through Saturday July 3, 2021.

The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any photographic medium or technique (digital, film, alternative, or antique photographic processes). The theme for the exhibit is open; 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional* artwork is welcome. Work must be original, completed within the last three (3) years, and must not have been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works. (*3-D work where a photographic technique is used as the main medium.)

Our Juror: Robert M. Hein is Associate Professor of Art at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, where he teaches Photography, History of Photography, Digital Imaging, and Mixed Media. In his teaching, he emphasizes the development of technical proficiency, the ability to work with traditional and digital media, knowledge of the history of the photographic medium, and a visual literacy in contemporary and historical artists’ work. About his own work he states, “I believe the photograph to be a pliable form of art, not necessarily defined by pre-existing standards for what makes a photograph true to its medium. I do not have a strict agenda to process for my personal work, and I don’t find myself traveling extensively, or working with exotic subject matter to find content. Each project tends to have individual ideas I am interested in pursuing.”

Robert has a BFA from Ball State University and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. He was awarded the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2012 and 2015. He was a semi-finalist in the Gran Prix De La Decouverte, Paris, France. His work was included in the Masur Museum’s 58th Annual Competition, The Print Center of Philadelphia’s 88th Annual International Competition, and has had solo exhibitions in our region. He has also been a guest speaker at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Allegany Arts Council.

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.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE for Entries: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Midnight)

Notification of Accepted Work: The juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and will be posted on our Web site on or about Friday May 7, 2021.

Awards: Best in Show $500; total prizes $1,000.

Calendar:

Deadline for digital entries: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Midnight)
Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: On or about Friday May 7, 2021
Hand delivery & shipment of accepted works Berkeley Art Works: Monday May 24 – Saturday May 29, 2021
Exhibit Dates: Thursday June 3 through Saturday July 3, 2021
Reception: Awards/reception to be announced.
Pick Up Work at End of Show: Saturday July 3, 2021 between 11:00am and 4:00pm

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Berkeley Arts Council Opens Exhibit to Celebrate Green Hill Historic African-American Cemetery

Fresh Visions:  An Exhibit to Celebrate the Green Hill Historic African-American Cemetery will open February 19 through March 20, 2021 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg. 

The idea for the show was proposed by Berkeley Arts Council member and GHHAAC volunteer Charles Mortensen.  His purpose is to bring attention to the cemetery and the GHHAAC Committee, a not-for-profit group of volunteers who organized to clean up and care for the cemetery site located on the east side of Martinsburg.  The exhibit is also a fundraiser for the GHHAAC Committee.

Several themes are represented in this show, including revitalization and preservation activities at the site; preservation of the history and identity of the cemetery; and commemoration and remembrance of souls buried there.  The show includes the work of twelve artists from as far as Baltimore, MD.  There are approximately 20 works of art with a range of media and techniques represented, including drawing, painting, photography, woodworking, stained glass, clay, mixed-media, assemblage, collage, and gravestone rubbing, as well as historical artifacts.  Current hours at Berkeley Art Works are Friday and Saturday, 11am – 3pm.  Images from the exhibit will soon be posted on the 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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 11th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit

DEADLINE EXTENDED: TUESDAY MARCH 9, 2021

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) announces the 11th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. The exhibit opens Thursday April 22, 2021 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday May 29, 2021.

Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable. The exhibit is open to visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror:

The Juror is Paula Phillips, Faculty & Residency Coordinator for the MFA in Community Arts Program, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is a former director of MICA’s Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program, and has been a full-time member of the teaching faculty in the MA and now MFA in Community Arts Program since 2004. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from Huston-Tillotson College (1971) and Texas Wesleyan University (1994), and a Master of Fine Arts degree from MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting (1996).

Phillips is a practicing studio and community artist, a social justice advocate and activist. She specializes in mixed-media paintings that embrace social justice issues, actualized through personal experiences and cultural and professional relationships. She incorporates the disciplines of painting, fibers, photography, ceramics, and sculptural form in her work. Her artwork has been exhibited along the Eastern Seaboard, primarily in the Baltimore-Washington areas.
Phillips is a recipient of MICA’s 2018 Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2007 Distinguished Service Award. She has been recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education for curriculum development of summer programs for Baltimore City children, youth and teens and received citations from the Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. She served three years as coordinator of MICA’s Community Arts Convening & Research Project.

Deadline for Entries: Midnight Tuesday March 9, 2021

Entries are closed

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 $500 Total prizes $1,000.

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Upcoming March Zoom Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes!

Coming in March, “All About Color I” will be held on Wednesdays March 17, 24, 31, April 7 from 6:30-8:30pm.  This class is a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary to producing outstanding 2-dimensional art.  Participants will learn about color theory, rules in using and mixing colors, using the color wheel, triads and tetrads, color in design, color schemes and much more.  Class is comprised of both lectures and hands-on exercises, and is useful for beginners as well as advanced artists.

“Creative Techniques for Painting Landscapes” will be offered on Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2:00-4:00pm.  Discover interesting, even unusual, ways to reinterpret a landscape photo.  Using the same reference photo for all four class sessions, participants will select exciting color schemes, redesign the composition through cropping and highlighting, eliminate uninteresting elements, change the focal point, and explore how to abstract the subject.

All classes will be offered via the Zoom application.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information, materials lists, class prices, and to register, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/#zoom.  Due to the pandemic, the Council has suspended in-person classes.  Watch the Berkeley Arts Council Web site http://www.berkeleyartswv.org for more Zoom classes as they become available.  Direct questions via e-mail to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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.

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Berkeley Arts Council Winter Classes via Zoom


February, 2021


Become a Color Pro

Via Zoom
Fridays February 5, 12, 19, 26; 2:00-4:00pm (Four Weeks)

Instructor: Judith Becker

This is a four week, 8 hour class offered on Zoom.  Each 2 hour class period will lead you through all the features, benefits and nuances of each of the primary color families ending with an explanation of blacks and greys.  Every week we will delve into many of the commonly known hues in each color family starting with the reds, then progressing through the blues and then yellows.  Your learning will give you a firm foundation of knowing which hue in the color family you should use to get a specific effect.  There will be simple exercises to do for each color family.  And you can use your favorite medium, water colors, acrylics, oils or colored pencils.  (Not helpful with pastels).

Materials needed:

Your medium of choice and appropriate painting surface (some type of paper, not boards).  Sheets of oil or acrylic paper or acid free watercolor paper work best for these mediums.  You will also need appropriate brushes, ruler, pencil or pen, note book, etc.

Tuition $80 for four weeks (8 hours)
Pre-registration required

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Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members’ Exhibit Runs Through February 13

The Berkeley Arts Council’s Annual Members’ Exhibit opens Friday, January 15 and runs through Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.  The exhibit is open during business hours, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.

The Annual Members’ Exhibit features 36 works by 20 member artists, and includes 2- and 3-dimensional work in drawing, painting, photography, clay, wood, fibers, mixed media and assemblage.  The variety of media represented in this exhibit demonstrates the array of artwork being produced in this region.  This annual exhibit is a benefit of membership and the Council is grateful for our members’ support.

On Friday, January 15 the Arts Council is trying something new – a live streaming event via Facebook, which will include music, a walk-through of the show, and discussion with some of the participating artists.  The event will be streamed from the Berkeley Art Works from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will be viewable from the Berkeley Arts Council’s Facebook page.

Call for Artists: Fresh Visions: An exhibit to celebrate the Green Hill Historical African-American Cemetery

The Berkeley Arts Council will host an exhibit of artworks in support of the Green Hill Historical African-American Cemetery (GHHAAC) in Martinsburg, WV, from February 18 through March 20, 2021 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street.

The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the work of the GHHAAC Committee, a nonprofit organization formed in September 2017, to restore the long-abandoned African-American cemetery located on the east side of Martinsburg. The exhibit is open to all artists in the region, over the age of 18, working in any medium, including visual, literary, music, and performing arts. The subject of work may focus on any of the following themes:

– Revitalization and preservation of the cemetery grounds,
– Preservation of the history and identity of the GHHAAC, or
– Commemoration and remembrance of souls buried there.

Visual Arts: Work in all visual arts media, including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture and graphic arts; fine craft media, such as clay, glass, metal, wood, fibers are welcome. To participate, deliver one or two art works to the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, February 11, 12 and 13 from 11am to 3pm.

Artwork must be properly framed or otherwise professionally presented and ready for display.  All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 48 inches in width, is eligible. Framed work must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth or single ring hangers, please).  Three-dimensional fine art and fine craft up to 72 inches in height and 36 inches in width or depth must be free-standing. Larger visual works or works in a series are welcome, but will require prior arrangements to ensure sufficient space in the gallery. Film or documentary work can be provided in DVD format. A DVD Player and TV screen can be provided at the gallery.

A signed consignment form for the exhibit must be submitted when the work is delivered. An identification tag must accompany each piece and must include the artist’s name, title of the work and price, if the work is for sale. The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on sales of work during the exhibit. The Berkeley Arts Council does not insure art work while in the gallery. Although the Berkeley Arts Council will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, the artwork and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.

Literary, Music and Performance Arts: Artists interested in submitting literary, music and performance work are strongly encouraged. Due to covid-19 restrictions, live performance will not be possible; however, arrangements for virtual presentation of these works will be made, if there is sufficient interest. Project proposals are required in advance and are due by Saturday, February 13, 2021.

There is no entry fee to participate in this exhibit; however, a donation to the GHHAAC Committee is appreciated. Donations may be made when artwork is delivered to the gallery, in cash or check payable to GHHAAC.

Please direct questions via e-mail to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com, with “GHHAAC” in the subject line and be sure to provide contact information so our exhibits committee can respond to you.

Entry Forms:

Visual Arts Consignment Form (PDF)

Literary, Music and Performance Arts Proposal Form (PDF)

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Call for Artists: BAC Annual Members Exhibit

Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members’ Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council for the 2021 calendar year are invited to participate in the Annual Members Exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works from January 14 through February 13, 2021.

Any current member (for 2021), working in any medium, may participate in the exhibit. Not a member, but want to be? Now is your chance! Artists who are not current members may join or renew online, at berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/. You can also join at the gallery when you deliver your artwork. There is no entry fee other than membership dues.

Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership. To participate, deliver one or two pieces of your work to the Berkeley Art Works on Thursday and Friday, and Saturday, January 7 – 9 from 11am-4pm.

The exhibit is not juried; however, work must be properly framed or otherwise professionally presented and ready for display. Two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers, please). Three-dimensional fine art and fine craft are welcome and encouraged and must be professionally presented. An identification tag must be attached to each piece, including the artist’s name, title of the work and price if it is for sale. The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on sales of work during the exhibit.

The exhibit will be open during Berkeley Art Works business hours, which are currently Thursday and Friday 11am to 5pm, and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The exhibit will be promoted to the local press, as well as on our Web site and Facebook page. Due to covid-19 restrictions, there will be no opening reception. Please direct questions via e-mail to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.