Art and Earth Exhibit Reception and Awards Announced

There was a great turnout for the opening of the Third Annual Art and Earth juried exhibit last night in Martinsburg. The exhibit, sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council, is on display in the gallery space at The Arts Centre, located at 300 West King Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit is open Fridays 2-6pm, Saturdays 12-6pm, and Sundays, 12-3pm through May 11.

Ten awards were announced and certificates were presented to the artists who were present. The Best in Show award went to Cathy Wilkin of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for her “June 14” work in mixed media. A complete list of awards and participating artists is available on the Berkeley Arts Council website.

2013 Best in Show "June 14" by Cathy Wilkin Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Best in Show
“June 14” by Cathy Wilkin
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The reception was very well attended and included participating artists from Georgia and Tennessee.




Third Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit Opens April 20.

The Third Annual Art and Earth Juried art exhibit opens Saturday, April 20 at The Arts Centre gallery with a reception from 5-7pm. The exhibit will show 40 works of art by artists from all around West Virginia and 11 other states. The exhibit will be on display in The Arts Centre, 300 West King Street in Martinsburg, through Saturday May 11. Gallery hours are: Friday 2-6, Saturday, 12-6, and Sunday 12-3.

The juror for this year’s exhibit is Dr. Geraldine Kiefer, Associate Professor of Art History at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

A full list of accepted artists is on the Berkeley Arts Council website at

Free Spring Papercraft and Jewelry Workshops

Spring Papercraft Workshop

The Berkeley Arts Council is sponsoring a free papercraft workshop on Sat. April 20th from 9:00am to 12noon at the Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, on the City Hospital Campus, in Martinsburg.

The workshop will feature an overview of some basic to advanced techniques scrapbooking techniques, (stamping, embellishing, embossing, etc.), some of the newest products available, a display of various papercrafting projects, and lots of creativity and fun.

Come share your ideas and bring a friend. Do you have a favorite project or technique? Feel free to bring projects for show and tell. This is a “make and take” workshop. There is a $12 supply fee, paid at the door for a supply kit. Space is limited.

Register to reserve a spot for this creative workshop at

Make it, Take it and Repair it- Jewelry Design workshop

The Berkeley Arts Council will sponsor a free workshop on Saturday, April 20th, 9:00am to 12 noon, Robert C Byrd Health Science Center, in Martinsburg. Learn to make jewelry with design, texture and color elements in mind. Master basic techniques, tools and supplies to make a necklace, bracelet and earrings

Bring your loved but broken jewelry to fix yourself. The workshop is free, and participants will bring their own beads. Taught by Stephanie Godley, designer for Pink Flamingo Jewelery. Bring your friends, and make something new, that will look great on you! To make your reservation, please go to and leave your name and number. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee for the supplies paid the day of the workshop.

Register to reserve a spot for this creative workshop at