“Summer Fire” Ceramics and Pottery Show features Eastern Panhandle Artists.

The Berkeley Art Works announces “Summer Fire”, Ceramic and Pottery Show featuring original and distinct clay artists working and creating in the Eastern Panhandle.  The Summer Fire Show will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg from June 26th through July 20th.  There will be a reception for the featured artists on Saturday, June 28th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Gallery, where the public can meet the artists and admire and purchase these exceptional and handcrafted art objects.

"Painted Hen: by Jane Morais
“Painted Hen: by Jane Morais

Over 10 Artists will be featured, including two ceramic artists currently exhibiting at the Art Works Gallery Co-Op, Hilda Eiber and Martha LeRoi,  and several artists that are featured at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, and at the Delaplane Art Center in Frederick, MD. including Annette Verna, Lynn Lavin, Crawford Horne, Jane Morais, Joy Bridy, Pam and Ren Parziale.  The materials feature wheel and hand thrown pots,  cups and plates, to whimsical sculptures that feature chickens.

"Foxy" by Lynn Lavin
“Foxy” by Lynn Lavin

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.

Bowl by Annette Verna
Bowl by Annette Verna

 

Berkeley Art Works Announces “Back Space”, a New Gallery

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Back Space”, the new gallery in the Berkeley Art Works. The new gallery will open on Thursday, May 22 with “Litter like Beauty is All Around”, an exhibit of photographs by Gary Bergel.

"Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel
“Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel

Gary Bergel, a photography and mixed media artist exhibiting with the Berkeley Art Works, and a teaching artist on the faculty of the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, is presenting a suite of archival prints of smart phone photographs he has taken over the past ten years.  Bergel’s exhibit will inaugurate Berkeley Art Works’ new Back Space gallery. The artist invites you to explore and see the “is-ness of things” with him – along the way – in the Back Space at Berkeley Art Works.

The Back Space exhibit opening will coincide with the opening of “Photo14”,the Berkeley Arts Council’s first juried photography exhibit.

Both exhibits will be on display from May 22 – June 22. There will be an opening reception for both exhibits on Saturday, May 24 from 5-7pm.

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 “Photo14” Exhibit

Havana Central Station by John Lewis
“Havana Central Station” by John Lewis

The Berkeley Arts Council will open “Photo14”, its first juried photography exhibit on Thursday, May 22. The exhibit will be on display through June 22. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 24 from 5-7pm.

"Assinboine" by Joseph Mikus
“Assinboine” by Joseph Mikus

The Juror for the exhibit was John Hoover, who is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and a working freelance and assignment photographer specializing in portraits, travel, architectural and event photography.

John selected 30 images out of 92 that were submitted for the exhibit. Images range from fascinating portraits to soaring landscapes, abstracts and more. The full list of accepted work is here.

"Summer Flower" by Dave McMasters
“Summer Flower” by Dave McMasters

 

 

Poetry Tonight at the Berkeley Art Works!

bawks-160square-for-FBJoin us tonight, May 9 from 6:30-8 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, for “Second Friday Poetry Readings; Yours or Another’s”.

Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given.

For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

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 Presents the 2014 VIZZI Award Winners

The 2014 VIZZI Award Winners are on exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The work is on display May 8-18. Gallery hours Thursday 12-5, Friday, 12-8, Saturday, 12-5, and Sunday 12-3.

There will be a reception on Saturday, May 10 from 4-6pm at the gallery. Please join us to encourage and support these fine young artists.

VIZZI-2014-Poster

The Vizzi Awards is presented by James Rumsey Technical Institute, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, WV EDGE & the Regional Printing Institute. The mission of the VIZZI Awards is to create a BUZZ  about student achievement in visual arts.  The Vizzi consists of three categories covering eleven different contests. Students who are 10th  – 12th graders and live in Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan counties are eligible to enter.

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.