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.