Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Plein Air Paint-In and Exhibit

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Berkley Arts Council is sponsoring its first plein air painting event in conjunction with Martinsburg Heritage Days Festival. This date will also be the opening of BAC’s first exhibit of plein air paintings in the Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg.

Watercolor architectural studies by Susan Parker
Watercolor architectural studies by Susan Parker

The BAC seeks to pre-register painters to participate in an plein air painting event and exhibit. Participating artists should be prepared to set up in an outdoors location and work on a painting of a scene in that location. Participants may exhibit finished paintings, prints, or other work for sale in the Berkeley Art Works gallery during the month of May.

Visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/pleinair/ for details and online registration. The deadline for registration is April 6, 2015

Last Call for Fifth Annual Art and Earth Entries: Deadline February 23

Deadline: February 23 Midnight

Globe-with-Text-2015

There’s just one week left to the deadline to enter 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.

Open Studio at the Berkeley Art Works

061514-JudithClass-011The Open Studio Program is offered in weekly three hour sessions over four weeks starting Tuesday, March 10 and continuing on March 17, 24, and 31, from 1:00 – 4:00pm. For March the instructor during the sessions will be Jean Kellogg.

Whether you’re working in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, or some combination, artists of all skill levels are invited to come in and enjoy a social and collaborative atmosphere where you can strengthen your skills or try new ideas or techniques with one of our experienced instructors available to provide individualized coaching and guidance.

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!The Open Studio for April will be led by Judith Becker on Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

The sessions are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The tuition is $80 for the four sessions. Pre-registration is required. For details and online registration information visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/openstudio/. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

Art of Pilates Class at the Berkeley Art Works

Art of Pilates Class at the Berkeley Art Works
Kat Ward
Kat Ward

The Berkeley Art Works will offer Pilates classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 – 9:30am through the month of March featuring Certified Pilates Instructor Kat Ward.

Pilates is a great way to build better posture, alleviate ailments, tone muscles, and center the mind and body. In this introduction to Pilates we will focus on proper form and toning muscle groups while working towards a more stress-free self.
The classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Tuition is $85 and pre-registration is required. For details and online registration visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/
###