Berkeley Art Works to Exhibit 4-H Photography

Exhibit January 8-February 1, 2015
In the Back Space Gallery
Reception Saturday, January 17, 4-6pm

4-HThe Berkeley County 4-H Extension office, in celebration of 100 Years of 4-H, invited all Berkeley County 4-H members to participate in a photography contest.  This photography contest allowed our 4-H members to showcase 4-H values and to capture the story of Berkeley County 4-H through the eyes of our members and the lenses of their cameras. Winning photographs were published as the Berkeley County 4-H Calendar for the year 2015. Photographs were evaluated on the following: Impact, Creativity, Technical Merit, Composition, Subject Matter and Story-Telling.

Berkeley County 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Working in partnership with West Virginia University, our 4-H programs offer life-changing experiences to youth of Berkeley County. The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires our young people to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works to Present “North Shenandoah Woods”

The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV will present “North Shenandoah Woods”, an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. The exhibit is curated by Joe Bourgeios, a furniture designer and wood craftsman based in Bunker Hill, WV.

Artists whose work will be exhibited include wood turner Neil Super, wood carver Nancy Streeter, furniture maker Suzanne Ravgiala, wood sculpture Bruce Fransen, and furniture designer and maker Joe Bourgeios.

The exhibit will run February 5 – 28 with a reception on Saturday February 14 from 4-6pm. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Call for Artists: “Trees” Exhibit

Tree-SParker
© Susan Parker

The Berkeley Arts Council is seeking submissions for an exhibit of artwork featuring one or more trees. The exhibit will be displayed in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, from February 5 through March 1, 2015. The “Trees” exhibit will be shown in conjunction with “Shenandoah Woods” an exhibit of wood craft in the Art Works main gallery. All media are acceptable including painting, mixed media and photography. The Back Space is primarily for two-dimensional work but small 3-D works will be considered. The deadline for submission is January 12, 2015.

"Live Oak" © Earl Mills
“Live Oak” © Earl Mills

Submissions of one or two digital images should be sent via email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com with “Trees Exhibit” in the subject line. Digital files should be in Jpeg format at least 1000 pixels in the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. In the body of the email, please provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, the title, medium, framed dimension, and price if for sale, of the work(s).

Submissions will be juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. Accepted artists will be notified on or about January 16. There is no entry fee but accepted artists will be asked to make a donation to support the Berkeley Arts Council. For more information email berkleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Arts Council Needs Your Input


Please help us by giving your opinion on what
future classes and workshops
you would like us to offer
in our Art Instruction Program.

Click for the Art Instruction Survey

We are entering our third year of offering classes and workshops and we would like to know what you want. Please follow the link below and take a few minutes to answer the questions. This information will be strictly confidential and will not be distributed in any way outside of the Berkeley Arts Council.

As an appreciation for your participation, you will be eligilble for a five dollar discount on any one class or workshop during 2015. The discount will be in the form of a five dollar cash rebate given to you at the first class for which you register and pay.

You will also be entered into a drawing for a free class or workshop during 2015. The drawing will be held on or about March 1, 2015.

To view our current offerings, visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org.

For more information about this survey, you can email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

Berkeley Arts Council Announces Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Globe-with-Text-2015The Berkeley Arts Council has announced the Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit, to be held at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, West Virginia from April 2 through May 3, 2015.  The exhibit will have the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World” and entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.

The juror for this year’s exhibit is Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Delaware Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media who reside anywhere in the United States. Any medium or technique is acceptable. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.

Entries in the form of digital images may be submitted online through February 23, 2015. The call for artists and the prospectus are available the Berkeley Arts Council web site at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/artandearth/.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Arts Council is 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 Arts Council Announces Art Classes for the New Year

The Berkeley Arts Council has announced a full array of art workshops and classes covering a range of introductory to advanced topics. Workshops begin January 10 and classes begin January 19.

Judith Becker and her students in the Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting Workshop
Judith Becker and her students in the Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting Workshop

Workshops are usually one day and provide a basic overview of a medium or technique, or boost your creativity in a collaborative environment. Workshops offered include introductions to pastel, color pencil and watercolor pencil painting as well as a “Spiritual Creativity” workshop, an evening scrapbooking workshop for moms, tempera painting for adults and more. For a complete list of workshops with details and online registration, visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/.

Classes run 4-6 weeks and vary with 2-3 hours per session. Classes provide more in-depth coverage to a medium or technique, with time to develop your project during class.

Jean Kellogg and her students during one of her acrylic painting classes.
Jean Kellogg and her students during one of her acrylic painting classes.

Classes include beginning acrylic, oil, pastel, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil painting, intermediate acrylic painting, advanced drawing and an introduction to portraiture. Also offered is beginning acrylic painting for home school students. For a complete list of classes with details and online registration, visit artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

All classes and workshops are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Arts Council is 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.

Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

Berkeley Art Works

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 8 through February 1, 2015. There will be a reception on Friday, January 16 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (for 2015) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not current members may join or renew online or at the gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership.

To participate, deliver one or two art works to the gallery during regular hours on Friday, January 2 (12-8pm), Saturday, January 3 (12-5pm), and Sunday January 4 (12-3pm).

Although the exhibit is not juried, work must be properly framed or otherwise well presented for display. Framed work must be wired for hanging. Three-dimensional fine art and fine crafts are welcome. An identification card or tag must be attached to each piece.

If for sale, the tag must indicate the price of the work. The Berkeley Art Works will retain a 30% commission on sales of work in the exhibit. Please direct questions via email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

2015 Berkeley Arts Council Membership

As we approach the end of 2014, we are able to report that the arts are alive and well in Berkeley County. If you are a current (2014) member you should be on the lookout for your renewal information that be sent by (snail) mail. But you can save us the cost of mailing if you go right now to www.berkeleyartswv.org/join.php and renew for 2015 online. and your early renewal will give us confidence that we will go into 2015 with strong support from the community.

If you are not a current member, please consider joining and supporting our efforts. You can join through the web site or come in to the Berkeley Art Works and pick up the forms.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/.

 

Berkeley Art Works Offering Selected Art at 50% on Small Business Saturday

Holiday-market-bulb-50%off-288Berkeley Art Works is offering selected works of art at 50% off on November 29, Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). Hundreds of dollars of artwork and unique gifts will be included in this half-price sale. The unprecedented sale is part of the Small Business Saturday Shop Local. Shop Small. citywide celebration of local small business sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg.

“We’re proud to offer the work of local artists and artisans for the fifth year,” said the nonprofit’s president, Malinda Shaver. “There are useful, beautiful and clever gifts in this year’s collection.”

The special one day offering will include pottery, glass, ornaments, jewelry, knits, wonderful wooden treasures, baskets, greeting cards, clocks, vases, framed or matted paintings and photos, and more. Save a bundle on a unique gift for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family, while supporting one of your community’s small businesses and the local artists who sell their wares at Berkeley Art Works.

Berkeley Art Works is located in downtown Martinsburg at 116 North Queen Street. The special art offering will run from 10:00 a.m. until the Christmas parade begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/.

Berkeley Art Works Holiday Open House

Holiday Art and Craft Market

Berkeley Art Works will roll out its fifth annual Holiday Art and Craft Show with an Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. The show offers hundreds of one-of-a-kind items for every taste, every interest and every budget.

“Catch the holiday spirit at Berkeley Art Works,” said Malinda Shaver, the non-profit’s president. “Join us for shopping, singing and snacks.”

The day will be jam-packed with activities for the whole family. The Open House includes:

A reception, with seasonal refreshments, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A pottery demonstration by Martinsburg ceramicist Hilda Eiber, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Caroling with members of the Berkeley Community Chorus, from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
– Exhibiting artists will be at the Holiday Art and Craft Show throughout the day, ready to help you find just the right gift for a loved one or answer questions about an item.

10-11 a.m.                      Artists: Joe Bourgeois and Neil Super
11 a.m.-12 p.m.             Artists: Sue Parker and Neil Super
12-1 p.m.                        Artists: Jean Kellogg and Neil Super
1-2 p.m.                          Artists: Judith Becker and Carol Scheydt
2-3 p.m.                         Artists: Judith Becker and Carol Scheydt
3-4 p.m.                         Artists: Hilda Eiber and Ziggy Wolodkewitsch
4 -5 p.m.                        Artists: Stephanie Godley and Hilda Eiber

Among the hand-made gifts on sale at the Holiday Art and Craft Show are: holiday greeting cards, baskets, tree ornaments, jewelry, scarfs, clocks, bowls, vases, framed paintings, and much, much more. Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street, in downtown Martinsburg. (Map)

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/.

Open Studio Sessions at the Berkeley Art Works

The next Open Studio sessions are schedule for next Tuesday, November 4, from 1-4pm with Mikki Tarantino and Wednesday, November 5 with Judith Becker from 5:30-8:30pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in  Martinsburg.

While this is not a formal instruction program, it’s a great opportunity to continue to practice what you have learned in other classes, revitalize those rusty skills, get some help with a stubborn composition, or just take the time for yourself to focus on your artwork with fewer distractions and some expert advice!

Mikkey Tarantino
Tuesday, November 4, from 1-4pm

"Cow" by Mikki Tarantino
Cow” by Mikki Tarantino

A new addition to BAC’s roster of instructors, Mikkey moved from oils to watercolor and has studied with passion ever since, developing a realistic style that exhibits strong drawing and strong color choices. She is an elected member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, The New Jersey Watercolor Society  and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  The American Artist Watercolor Magazine selected Mikkey as one of ‘Twenty Emerging Artists’ in their Fall 2007 publication. Her website is mikkeyart.com.

Fee $25 paid at the beginning of the session. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information about the Open Studio Program, go to: http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio/

Judith Becker
November 5, 5:30-8:30pm

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“Daffodils” by Judith Becker

Judith Becker is an experienced artist with dual degrees in design and education. She has recently moved to the Eastern Panhandle, but previously taught a variety of classes in Garrett County, Maryland. Judith specializes in painting with colored pencils, pastels and watercolors and often mixes her media for unusual effects. Her subjects mostly are botanicals and scenes from her travels. Her popular classes cover many art techniques targeted for both the beginner and the more experienced painter.

Fee $25 paid at the beginning of the session. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information about the Open Studio Program, go to: http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio/

 Jean Kellogg
Sunday, November 9, 1-4pm

Jean Kellogg
“Untitled” by Jean Kellogg

Jean Kellogg is an award-winning regional fine and commercial artist, art instructor for arts organizations, and for county and state continuing education programs; also an illustrator, writer and artisan. She works in a wide variety of media, such as Prismacolors, charcoal, conte’, oil & acrylic paints, and mixed media; she also creates toys, costume jewelry, textile goods and other crafts which are marketed locally through various venues.

Fee $25 paid at the beginning of the session. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information about the Open Studio Program, go to: http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio/

Art Works Offers Doll Creation Workshop

Sunday November 30 1-3pm, December 7, 1-3pm
Fabric Doll Creation Workshop
Taught by Hilda Eiber

HildasDoll-02Try your hand at sewing and embroidery and learn the basics to create your own fabric doll. On the first day, participants will learn how to cut and sew the doll, and in the second class, the doll’s clothes will be created. The class is taught by professional artist, Hilda Eiber, who has taught several doll making courses, including at the Washington County Museum in Hagerstown. This is a hand sewing course to learn how to create a cloth doll and clothing improve sewing and embroidery stitches too. This is a great class for Mom’s and grandmothers who like to make a holiday gift for their children or  grandchildren, or encourage creativity and new skills, for a  teen working on their basic sewing skills. The course is open for students 12 years to adults.

HildasDoll-01The workshop is sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council and will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The dates are Sundays November 30 and December 7, 1-3pm.

Pre-registration is required. For details and online registration, visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that suppors local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Open Studio Wednesday with Judith Becker

"Blue Heron" by Judith Becker (Colored Pencil)
“Blue Heron” by Judith Becker (Colored Pencil)

Judith Becker will be holding an Open Studio session this Wednesday, October 29 from 1 – 4 pm.  You do not need to let us know ahead of time.  Just show up.  Judith will be able to help you with any facet of your painting, whether it is giving you further instruction or some constructive critique or just encouragement.  It’s a nice, no stress time to paint at your own pace and get help with whatever it is that might be a stumbling block in your painting technique.

Pre-registration is not required. Fee $25 paid at the beginning of the session.
For more information about the Open Studio Program, go to: http://wp.me/pDwaf-ti.