Berkeley Art Works
All Media Open Studio
Deadline for registration 12 Noon June 2
Open Studio with Judith Becker
Wednesdays June 3, 10, 17, 24; 1:00-4:00 pm.
Artists of all skill levels, abilities and working in 2 dimensional media are invited to join our on-going Open Studio at which they can receive semi-private instruction and/or coaching and guidance from one of our experienced instructors. This is an informal, stress free venue where new friends can be met and ideas and techniques exchanged. It’s a unique format to advance your skills at your own pace.
There’s still time to register for the Berkeley Arts Council June art classes.
Intermediate Water Color Painting
Registration deadline 12 Noon June 4
Fridays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm Instructor Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)
This class is for all students who have either taken classes in beginning watercolor or have had experience painting on their own and want to further their skills. Class will learn to paint transparent objects like glass, create luminosity with transparent colors, build still life compositions using traditional design rules and finally discover the possibilities which can come from pouring colors.
Supplies: 12″ X 16″ cold press or hot press 140 lb watercolor paper pad or block and selection of artist level watercolor paints and good brushes, which can include synthetic makes. Ruler, pencil, eraser, masking fluid, palette and any other watercolor product you typically like to use.
Tuition $85 for four weeks (12 hours)
Drawing Mystery & Mastery:
Form, Textures and Compositional Design in Drawing
Registration deadline 12 Noon, June 3
Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)
Are you frustrated by complex drawing issues? Would you like to expand your skills and take your artwork to a higher level? Join us in this worthy endeavor! Increase your drawing prowess to enrich your work, to achieve more satisfying images and results. For intermediate and advanced artists.
Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials: basic drawing pencil set, kneaded eraser, shading tortillions, and vine charcoal (if desired). Papers provided by the instructor ($10 fee at first class).
Tuition $85 plus $10 materials fee at first class
Layers of Meaning:
Developing Depth, Dimension and Personal Meaning in Your Art
Registration Deadline 12 Noon June 5
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12; 1-4pm Instructor Jean Kellogg (About Jean Kellogg)
Enrich your artwork beyond mere surface-level. Create mystery, evoke an emotional response through archetypal imagery or use personal symbolism to build unique mixed-media, multilayer, multidimensional images. The more the viewer looks, the more they will discover! For intermediate and advanced artists.
Supplies: Provided by the instructor. Will include acrylics, pastels and drawing media.
Tuition $125 for six weeks (18 hours)
Plus $15 materials fee at first class
Call for Artists: “Summer Bloom” at the Berkeley Art Works
The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Summer Bloom”, a juried exhibit of art reflecting the beauty and color of summer. All 2-dimensional work framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media is eligible. Small 3-dimensional works that will display on a 1 foot square pedestal will be considered. The exhibit will be displayed from June 24 – July 19, 2015 in the “Back Space” at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.
There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be asked to make a donation for each work exhibited to support the gallery at the time work is delivered.
To enter, send an email with “Summer Bloom” to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information and digital images of up to three works for consideration. Digital Images should be at least 1000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72ppi at a high quality setting. Please included your last name in the filename as in jones_no1.jpg.
The deadline for submissions is June 14. Jurying will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works co-op artists by June 17 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between June 18 and June 21. For more information email email@example.com or call 304-620-7277.
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.
Blue Ridge CTC “Color and Design” Student’s Artwork
May 20 – June 21, 2015 (Back Space)
Reception Saturday, June 20, 3-5pm
The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit a selection of work by students from the “Color and Design” course at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The course is taught by Gary Bergel, who is curating the exhibit.
The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery Hours are Wed-Thu, 11-5; Fri 11-8, Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-3.
The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Life in the Wild”, a juried wildlife art exhibit to celebrate the beauty and diversity of life in the natural world. The exhibition is open to visual artists over the age of 18 in all media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, carving, ceramics, photography or mixed media. The juror for the exhibit is Susan T. Fisher, Artist and Art Educator.
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 Sponsors
En Plein Air Painting Event for
Martinsburg Heritage Day, May 9, 2015
On May 9,2015, the Berkeley Arts Council will sponsor the first local en plain air painting event as part of the annual Heritage Day celebration in Martinsburg. Artists from the region are invited to paint outdoors on site in Martinsburg on that day. Painting outdoors, rather than in a studio, has a long tradition in art dating from the early 19th century, when paint first became available in tubes, and is probably is most associated with the Impressionists. The natural light and vivid colors of nature are best appreciated and captured at their source.
On this occasion, painters will set up in town, and passers-by will be welcome to watch them as they work. Those who have paid the $10 entry fee, will be eligible to win a $100 prize awarded to the artist who wins the most votes from people who see their work. In turn, people who fill out a ballot to vote for their favorite artist or painting, will be eligible to win their choice of paintings donated by the participating artists in a drawing at the end of the day.
The participating artists will have their work exhibited at the Berkeley Arts Council’s gallery, Berkeley Art Works, during the month of May.
There are covered locations available in the event of inclement weather.