Deadline Extended Call for Artists: Sixth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Sixth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be on display September 5 – October 6, 2018.

2017 Eastern WV Exhibit Award Winners

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Berkeley Arts Council

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.

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We’ve Got Your Art Class!

We’ve got your art class!

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering a great selection of new art classes along with some favorites.

Judith Becker is back with introductory classes in pastels, wastercolor, and color pencil along with the always popular “Continuing Improvement” open studio sessions and several more specialized offerings.

New Teaching Artist David Heatwole is offering classes in oil painting and other media, Bob Howard offers beginning acrylic painting, and Lori Thompson will present a new class on visual journaling.

The class location is at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

If the registration links in the email do not work for you, please visit our web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.


Introduction to Oil Painting

Wednesdays August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26; 8:30-11:30am (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

This is a a Beginning/Intermediate level class for individuals who may have wanted to paint but were not sure where to start. You will learn the basic techniques using oil paints. The instructor will take you step by step through a series of painting exercises that will build your skill level and confidence. You will also learn about the fundamentals of color mixing and application.


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting studio.

Thursdays August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27; 8:30-11:30am (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

It is advised that students take the Introduction to Oil Painting class if you are new to the medium. This class is for brushing up on the basics and on rusty skills. Explore more with color and develop your personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Over 6 weeks, you’ll learn with the help of in-class demonstrations and one-on-one advice from the instructor. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to first class.


Intermediate/Advanced Painting studio.

Thursdays August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27; 12:30-3:30pm (Six Weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

Understand more about the process of painting while developing a personal style. Work with painting medium of choice. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Over 6 weeks, you’ll learn with the help of in-class demonstrations and one-on-one advice from the instructor. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.


September, 2018

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David Heatwole to Exhibit in the Back Space Gallery

Paintings by David Heatwole
August 8 – September 1

The Berkeley Art Works Back Space Gallery presents a variety of drawings and oil paintings by David F. Heatwole, a 11th generation artisan and resident of Martinsburg. The work on display includes energetic still-life drawings, traditional paintings, work with a symbolic messages, and almost surreal landscapes. David says his work is “food for the brain – mental yoga.” He is also our newest Teaching Artist. You can see the class listings at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fre 11-5, Sat 11-4.

BAC Adds Oil Painting with David Heatwole to Art Instruction Curriculum

 

Registration is open for Berkeley Arts Council’s upcoming classes and workshops, including new offerings in Oil Painting, studio-style classes, and a Printmaking workshop. Location is the Berkeley Art Works classroom at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg.

David Heatwole will be the instructor for Introduction to Oil Painting, starting August 22 for six weeks. The Wednesday morning sessions are ideal for homeschoolers from middle to high school ages. Following on Thursday mornings is an Oil Painting Studio, to encourage beginners and intermediate painters who wish to brush up or build on their painting experience. Also, intermediate and advanced painters have their opportunity on Thursday afternoons. Painters using other media can also benefit from the coaching and practice offered.

On August 4, a workshop in basic Printmaking brings Bob Howard to the Art Works classroom to present and demonstrate basic techniques that produce prints using common materials. Students will produce a monoprint to take home. Hours for Saturday are 10 am to 3 pm with a lunch break.

Full descriptions and online registration are available on the website:  berkeleyartswv.org/instruction or in person at the Berkeley Art Works, open Wed.-Fri. 11 – 5 and Sat. 11-4.

July 11 – August 11: Photo18

The Berkeley Arts Council announces Photo18, its fifth annual juried Photography Exhibit. Juror Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists out of 108 images submitted. In addition to West Virginia, artists from nine other states are represented in the exhibit. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. For a full list of the accepted artists visit berkeleyartswv.org/photo18/.

July 11-august 4: Watercolor Paintings by Charlie Mortensen

Berkeley Arts Council member Charlie Mortensen will present a selection of watercolor paintings in the Back Space Gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. He has been making art for more than 50 years. He studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts and West Virginia University He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He presently lives and works at his home and studio along Opequon Creek in Berkeley County. Join us for a reception on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

“Crit Works” Exhibit opens June 13 at the Berkeley Art Works

Back Space Gallery Exhibit and Open Critique

Reception and Open Critique Session
Friday, June 15, 5-8pm

Crit Works Artists – Left to Right: Gary Bergel, Joy Bridy, Doug Kinnett, Nancy Polo, Jason Care.

Five exhibiting regional artists who meet and critique works in progress twice monthly in a “Crit Group” setting are exhibiting recent paintings, banners, and photography at the Berkeley Art Works from June 13 through July 7.

Open Critique:

Doug Kinnett, Gary Bergel, Joy Bridy, Nancy Polo and Jason Care invite any local artist, working at any level from beginning to accomplished, who would desire to learn about and experience the process of critiquing a visual art work, 2-D or 3-D, to bring one or more pieces to the Reception and Open Critique Session Friday evening, June 15. This group follows the widely adopted model of critique developed by Edmund Burke Feldman – it is non-critical, objective, and encouraging, rather than critical, subjective and often discouraging. Practicing artists need the peer-support found in small groups. Come, learn of the “Feldman Method” and how “Crit Works.” Continue reading