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“Crit Group Works” Exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works Opens July 15


The Berkeley Art Works Announces “Crit Group Works”, an exhibit of fine art oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, mixed media, and digital photography by seven exhibiting artists who comprise a critique group founded in 2007 and meeting twice each month in the studio-home of Doug and Karen Kinnett near Shepherdstown, WV.

The exhibiting artists from the group are Gary Bergel, Judy Bradshaw, Rebecca Grace jones, Stan Jones, Doug Kinnett, Fran Skiles, and Craig Winkel. In addition, noted regional ceramist, Joy Bridy, will add her 3-D pottery works to this exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display from July 15-August 9, 2015 in the Berkeley Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. A reception and artist talk will be on Saturday, July 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Artist Talk at 5:00 pm, Saturday July 25, by Doug Kinnett

What is a Crit Group? Why do artists gather and critique each others’ works? Doug Kinnett, former Coordinator of the Art Education Major at Shepherd University and founder of this group will offer an artist’s talk to answer these and other questions at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 25. He will also outline the way additional visual artists and artisans in the Eastern Panhandle can easily gather together to critique works in progress and to inspire and encourage each other along in their careers as artists.

The group will also exhibit work in the Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town from July 1- 28. The Charles Town reception is July 10 from 6-8pm.

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

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