Visual artists and artisans, musicians, dancers, performers and other types of artists are encouraged to create their own listings in an Artist Directory being established under the auspices of the Berkeley Arts Council. The directory will be a resource for businesses and organizations wishing to exhibit and display local art, to commission artwork for a specific purpose, or to identify artists and artisans who can provide instruction in their medium.
Enrollment is open to those living or creating their artform in Berkeley County. Registration is online at the Arts Council’s website at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/directory. Forms will also be available at Berkeley Arts Council events, including exhibits and workshops.
Only information approved by the artist will be published, but more complete listings can be requested by contacting the Arts Council either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 304-262-1611.
“We also want to develop a snapshot of our local talent, including what art discipline they are in and where they work and exhibit or perform,” reported Arts Council board member Malinda Shaver. “Compiling the directory will help us to represent the interest of the artists while we work to develop additional resources for the arts in our county.”