Watercolor Workshop by Mary Alice Bowers – Berkeley Art Works

Mary Alice Bowers
Mary Alice Bowers

On August 17, from 1-4pm, at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, Watercolor artist Mary Alice Bowers will present “Structure and Expression for Flowers in Watercolor”. This workshop will cover techniques to achieve soft flower paintings. Topics covered include elements and principles of design, composition, color harmony, and a wide range of watercolor painting techniques. Some painting experience advised but not required. The cost of the workshop is $45.

Details and registration information for the workshop is available at the Berkeley Art Works gallery during regular hours, Thu 12-5, Fri 12-8, Sat 12-5 and Sun 12-3 or on the web site http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Announces Grand Opening

The Board of Directors of the Berkeley Arts Council announces the grand opening reception marking the beginning of our first year in their new space, the Berkeley Art Works, located at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg. The reception is free and open to the public.

Main Street Martinsburg will help celebrate with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 14. A reception follows from 5 – 7 pm, with light refreshments and entertainment by versatile local musician Melanie Climis. Melanie specializes in Appalachian and Celtic folk styles played on fiddles, banjo, guitar, flutes, and lap dulcimer.  She also teaches flat-foot dancing at her studio DanceSynergy.

The Berkeley Arts Council will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility on Wednesday, August 14 starting at 4:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg
The Berkeley Arts Council will celebrate the grand opening of its new facility at 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg,  on Wednesday, August 14 starting at 4:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg

Come see how the Berkeley Arts Council helps connect arts with the community. The exhibit area displays work by artists of the Potomac River Artists Guild, and the Co-op marketing area features the creativity of nearly a dozen select local artists and artisans. Classes and workshops are scheduled in the new space for the fall season, beginning August 26.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

The Berkeley Arts Council Adds New Classes to Fall Schedule

The Berkeley Arts Council Adds New Classes to Fall Schedule

The Berkeley Arts Council added a Monday evening Watercolor class, which will run from 6:30-8:30pm, and a new Tuesday afternoon “Art Academy” class for students age 13-18, which will run from 4-6pm.

The fall schedule runs from August 26 through October 3, 2013 and offers classes fkor all ages. Classes will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Previously announced classes include Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor Painting (Tue. 10am-Noon), Sketching and Drawing (Wed. 6-7pm), Beginning Acrylics and Composition (Wed. 7-9pm), Youth Pottery (Thu. 5-6m), Adult Pottery (Thu. 6:30-8:30pm), “Mommy and Me Art Class” – 4-5yrs (Sat. 9-10am), and “Jr. Art Academy” – 7-9yrs (Sat. 10:30 – 11:30am).

Details and online registration is on the web at: berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/instruction/

For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Announces Boys and Girls Club “Youthful Visions” Exhibit

Berkeley Art Works Announces Boys and Girls Club “Youthful Visions” Exhibit

The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit a selection of prints by the young photographers in the Martinsburg Boys and Girls Club photography program. The exhibit will highlight two winning images from last year’s national Image Maker’s competition, sponsored by Sony, as well as a selection of local winners and entries from this year’s Berkeley County Youth Fair competition. The exhibit will be on display in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, from August 23 through September 1. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, August 23 from 5-7pm.

"Pray to God for Help" Photograph © 2012 Ivana Fitzgerald
“Pray to God for Help” Photograph © 2012 by Ivana Fitzgerald

The Image Makers competition is a competition of photography for all of the Boys and Girls Clubs across the United States and its military bases in Europe and Asia. Two images by local photographers were two out of only sixteen national winners in the 2012 Image Makers Competition. Ivana Fitzgerald’s winning image was a portraiture study entitled “Pray to God for Help” and Jania Twyman’s winning image was “Feather Headress.”

Ivana and Jania are members of Martinsburg’s John Street Unit where students study traditional black and white print making as well as digital photography. They take interesting field trips, use the local club’s equipment, print, mount, and frame fantastic photographs all for the modest price of their $15 dues. The class members’ ages range from nine to eighteen. The class motto is ”Think Weird.”

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Upcoming Saturday Workshops

Lauren Carr
Lauren Carr

The Berkeley At Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, offers “10+ Mistakes Made by New Writers” Workshop on August 10 from 1-5pm and “Structure and Expression for Flowers in Watercolor” on August 17 from 1-4pm.

Are you working on a book? Or have you written a book but don’t know if it is quite ready to be published? Does your book suffer from Good-Parent Syndrome? Did you know that there is a limit to how many exclamation marks you can use in your book? Every writer has a crutch word? Do you know yours? On August 10, Author and publisher Lauren will discuss all of these topics during her four-hour presentation entitled, “10+ Most Common Mistakes Made by New Writers” (Grammar and Punctuation Are Not on the List). The cost of the workshop is $25.

Mary Alice Bowers
Mary Alice Bowers

On August 17, Watercolor artist Mary Alice Bowers will present “Structure and Expression for Flowers in Watercolor”. This workshop will cover techniques to achieve soft flower paintings. Topics covered include elements and principles of design, composition, color harmony, and a wide range of watercolor painting techniques. Some painting experience advised but not required. The cost of the workshop is $45.

Details and registration information for both workshops is available on the Berkeley Art Works web site http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Deadline Extended: Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit

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The deadline for submission for the Eastern West Virginia juried art exhibit has been extended from August 5 to August 12, 2013. Entries must be postmarked by that date. If it’s more convenient, entries can be dropped off Berkeley Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during our regular hours – Thu 12-5, Fri 12-8, Sat 12-5 and Sun 12-3.

The exhibit, sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council, will be be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display September 6-29. There will be an opening reception on on Saturday, September 7 from 5-8pm.

The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. The theme for the exhibit is open.

The Juror for the exhibit is Katherine Burns, owner of the Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, WV. Ms Burns is an accomplished gallerist and art consultant.

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years. The deadline for submission is August 12, 2013. Details, including entry forms and the full schedule are posted on the web at berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/ewvexhibit/. For more information contact Rip Smith at 304-596-0873 or email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com.

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.