Berkeley Arts Council Presents a “Signature” Watercolor Event

2014 West Virginia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition

The Berkeley Arts Council will host the 2014 West Virginia Watercolor Society (WWVS) Signature Exhibition in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The exhibit will open Thursday September 4 and will run through Sunday September 28. A reception to meet the artists will be on Saturday, September 6 from 5-7pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 12-3.

 The Signature member holds the highest status, and has achieved a superior level of skill in painting with watercolors. Signature Members of WVWS have risen up through the ranks of the Society through rigorous jurying, and review of their work and are judged to have mastered the composition, techniques of the medium. The process can take six years or more and requires many submissions of artwork for juried exhibits. The last exhibit of the work of these top level artists in the Eastern Panhandle was held in 2011 in Berkeley Springs.
The West Virginia Watercolor Society was established in 1984 to promote and insure the high standards of the art of watercolor painting in the state of West Virginia, to guide and assist the student and aspiring watercolor artist in West Virginia, and to encourage within the general public the advancement and understanding of the broad scope of watercolor painting.

Arts Council Presents Workshop with Lynn Ferris

Lynn Ferris
Lynn Ferris

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Berkeley Arts Council will also present a three-day watercolor workshop by artist and instructor Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, at the Berkeley Art Works on September 15-17, 2014, from 9am to 4:30pm each day. The workshop will focus capturing light in painting. Good use of light and shadow can change a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Using a limited palette of mainly transparent paint, students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention. The cost is $275 and space is limited. For details and online registration, visit

"Balconies" by Lynn Ferris
“Balconies” by Lynn Ferris

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