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 has announced its schedule of fall classes to be offered at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Teaching artist Judith Becker and professional photographer David Rehor will team up to provide a varied program of instruction in painting, drawing, and photography.
Becker’s classes include “Spritzilism”, Color Theory, and Drawing. Also included are classes in color pencil and watercolor for beginners, as well as a “Continuing Art Studio” for intermediate and advance artists.
Rehor provides in-depth instruction on the workings of digital cameras with “Taking Control of Your Digital Camera” Saturdays in September and November and during the fall color season in October he will take students into the field for “Digital Field Photography”.
All of these classes run 4 weeks and the tuition is $90. Pre-registration is required. Full details and online registration is available at berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.
The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for “Critters”, a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic.
*** No Entry Fee ***
Entry by Email
Open: Open to all artists
Youth: Open to artists under 18 years of age.
The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth 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 October 4 – November 11, 2017.
The juror’s results are in. Neal Rantoul selected 26 images from 23 artists from 12 states. Neal provided the following Juror’s statement:
I am very pleased to have been selected to jury this year’s National Juried Photography Exhibit and was very impressed with the wide diversity of the work of this year’s entrants.
Photography is distinguished in recent years by an amazing variety of different approaches, motivations and final results, many if which you see here in this exhibition. At the same time, more conventional traditions such as craft, care and concern for quality are still important. If you didn’t get accepted I would encourage you to work on these disciplines for photography is now very easy to practice adequately but still virtually impossible to be truly excellent at. It may be this, the sheer difficulty of mastering our medium that keeps us going. If you were accepted, you have my heartfelt congratulations and if not, don’t be discouraged. Keep photographing!
On Friday, May 26th, start the evening with a reception welcoming an exhibition of new works from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild at 5:00. Stay for music, starting around 6:30, that will feature area voice students performing an entertaining mix of Classical and Musical Theater songs. During the reception and music, feel free to roam the Art Works Back Space Gallery, which is featuring a Summer exhibit of works from art students of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
Can you identify this work of art? Stop by the Art Works Gallery on Queen Street and win some cash!
The Berkeley Art Works presents A Summer Exhibit of work by Art 105/205 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
The visual art top 3 award winners from Blue Ridge’s recent “Outlet” Arts and Letters competition are included in this exhibit.
First Place: Katreena Stracke, “Life’s as Beautiful as You Make It,” mixed media
Second Place: Nikitha Appani, “Dream with Butyterfly,” mixed media
Third Place: Zachary Simpson, “Untitled,” Prismacolor
The exhibit will run from May 24 through July 8 in the Art Works Back Space Gallery. There will be a reception on Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm Join us and meet these talented young artists.
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.