Quilt/Fabric Exhibit Entry Deadline Extended

The entry deadline for the Berkeley Art Works quilt/fabric arts exhibit “Connecting Threads” has been extended to February 5.

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The exhibit will be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works special exhibit space at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg starting February February 13. There will be a reception at the gallery on Saturday, February 15 from 5-7pm.

Details and entry forms are on the Berkeley Art Works web site at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/threads/.

The Art Works will also present a workshop “Taming Those Terrible Threads” taught by fabric artist Sue Moats. Details and registration information are available here.

Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit Opens This Week

BAC-FB-SquareThe First Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit will open on Thursday, January 23 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit brings together a wide range of styles and techniques by the local arts community. There will be a reception on Saturday, January 25 from 5-7pm. Members of the public are invited to come and meet the artists. Admission is free. The gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 12-5 and 12-3 on Sunday.

Artwork by more than 30 member artists and artisans is on display including paintings, photography, sculpture, and more. Paintings are on display on slate, wood, and metal saw blades as well as traditional canvas. Other work includes color and black and white photography, metal sculpture, turned wood, hand-made jewelry and more.

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 Entries: Fourth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Call for Entries: Fourth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Fourth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit. The exhibit will open April 10, 2014 in the special exhibit gallery space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 12 from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on display through May 4, 2014.

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. Any medium or technique is acceptable. The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. 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. All entries must be submitted digitally in jpeg format on a CD. Entries must be postmarked by February 18, 2014.

The juror for the 2014 exhibit will be Lauren Schell Dickens, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

There will be a minimum prize fund of $600 including a $250 prize for Best in Show.

The full prospectus and entry forms are available at www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/artandearth/ or at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service 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 Second Session of Sold Out Colored Pencil Workshop

BAC-FB-SquareThe Berkeley Art Works will offer a second session of the sold out Introduction to Colored Pencil Painting taught by Teaching Artist Judith Becker. The workshop will be on Tuesday, January 28 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

The class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils.  It explores the many effects possible with the pencils including mixing colors, blending for smoothness, making various textures plus much more.  A variety of painting surfaces are explored and participants create several small painting using the techniques learned.

Tuition for the three hour workshop is $45.00. Details and registration information is on the web at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/.  For more information email For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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 botanical s and scenes from her travels. Her popular classes cover many art techniques targeted for both the beginner and the more experienced painter.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service 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.

Still Time to Enroll in Art Classes Starting Next Week

The Berkeley Arts Council January art classes start next week and there is still space available in most of them. If you are interested in taking one of these classes, follow the “Learn More” link for the details and you can enroll online. The classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Classes For Adults

Acrylic Painting

Beginning Acrylics
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 7:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg (Learn More)

Advanced Acrylic and Mixed Media Techniques
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20; 7:15-9:15pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg (Learn More)

Colored Pencil Painting

Colored Pencil Painting
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 1-3pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (Learn More)

Drawing and Sketching

Beginning Sketching Skills
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20; 6-7pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg (Learn More)

Advanced Sketching (Prerequisite: Beginning Sketching)
Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Jean Kellogg (Learn More)

Pastels Painting

Painting with Pastels
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (Learn More)

Pottery

Pottery and handbuilding, Beginning and intermediate
Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17; 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Hilda Eiber (Learn More)

Watercolor Painting

Daytime Watercolor Work Group for Advanced Beginner and Intermediate watercolor painters
Mondays January 20, February 17, March 17, 11am – 3pm
Instructor: Mary Klotz (Learn More)

Writing

Writing a Mystery Novel
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr (Learn More)

Adding the Thrills and Chills to Your Mystery or Thriller Novel
Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13; 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lauren Carr (Learn More)

Classes For Children

Egg Tempura Painting for the Middle School Students
Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17; 4:30-6pm
Instructor: Hilda Eiber (Learn More)

Art and Art History for Home Schooled Students
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18; 10am-12noon
Instructor: Kristina Hoffman (Learn More)

Junior Art Academy (Age 7-10)
Saturdays January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22; 10:00 – 11:30 am
Instructor: Katie MacKinnon (Learn More)

Saturday Workshops

Cartooning and Comic book Illustration: Workshop for Adults and Teen
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1-5pm
Instructor: Kristina Hoffman (More Information)

Intro to Colored Pencil Painting
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1 – 4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker (More Information)

Taming those Terrible Threads
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1 – 4pm
Instructor: Sue Moats (More Information)

Daytime Watercolor Work Group Starts January 20 at the Berkeley Art Works

Teaching Artist Mary Klotz will be facilitating a daytime watercolor work group for advanced beginner and intermediate watercolor painters starting January 20 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The Group will meet once per month in January, February, and March.

Daytime Watercolor Work Group for Advanced Beginner and
Intermediate watercolor painters

Mondays January 20, February 17, March 17, 11am – 2:30pm
Instructor: Mary Klotz

Ongoing workshop meets once per month for 3 hours.
(There will be a 30 minute lunch break)
3rd Monday of the month- Jan. 20, Feb. 17, and Mar. 17th.

Water color Work group is for advanced beginner and intermediate painters, who would like to come together once a month, to  work in a social group,  receive feedback and suggestions about their watercolor paintings from a professional instructor,  and have instruction in different techniques or address specific techniques.

Artists would bring the supplies that they have on hand. The class is 3 hours, although a 30 minute lunch break is included during class.  Students would bring their lunch.  In the event of inclement weather , the missed work group would be reschedule for the following Monday.

Mary Klotz presents workshops and classes in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and beyond. Her many interests and areas of expertise include watercolor painting, fine crafts including triaxial weaving, glass beads and jewelry, basketry and silk painting. Mary is continuously creating, and her work has been exhibited throughout the mid-Atlantic area and included in many publications. Mary received a BS in Education from the University of Maryland.

Tuition $75 for three sessions.
Pre-register
by January 15 to assure your space.

The Berkeley Arts Council offers a wide range of art classes and workshops at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The announced classes for adults include beginning and intermediate acrylic painting, pastel painting, watercolor painting, beginning and intermediate drawing and sketching, pottery, and a classes on writing a a mystery novel.

Classes for young people include Art and Art History for home school middle and high school students, tempera painting for middle school students, and Junior Art Academy for age 7-10 years.

Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Berkeley Arts Council Instruction Program Student-Teacher Show

The public is invited to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg to an exhibit of works by the Berkeley Art Works teachers and the class work of their students from the past year of Berkeley Arts Council art classes.

The exhibit runs January 9-19 and there will be a Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday, January 11 from 5-7pm at the Art Works. Members of the public will have the opportunity to talk with the Teaching Artists about the classes. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-3pm.

Teaching artists planning to exhibit include Mary Klotz (Watercolor), Judith Becker (Colored Pencils), Hilda Eiber (Pottery) and Jean Kellogg (Acrylics and Sketching).

New classes are currently being formed and begin January 13. Details and online registration are available at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. Information is available from berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service 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.