Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 13 through February 6, 2015. There will be a reception on Friday, January 15 from 4-6pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2016) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not current members may join or renew online or at the gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership.

To participate, deliver one or two art works to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours on Wednesday, January 6 or Thursday, January 7 (11-5pm), Friday, January 8 (11-5pm), Saturday, January 9 (10-5pm), and Sunday January 10 (12-3pm).

Although the exhibit is not juried, work must be properly framed or otherwise well presented for display. Framed work must be wired for hanging. Three-dimensional fine art and fine crafts are welcome. An identification card or tag must be attached to each piece.

If for sale, the tag must indicate the price of the work. The Berkeley Art Works will retain a 30% commission on sales of work in the exhibit. Please direct questions via email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Membership applications are available in the gallery or online at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

By submitting artwork for the exhibit you agree that The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on all sales and although the Berkeley Arts Council will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of or damage to the artwork, and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.

2015 Holiday Art & Craft Market Open at the Berkeley Art Works

Holiday Art and Craft Market

The Berkeley Arts Council’s Sixth Annual Holiday Art and Craft Market is now open at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The “Artists at the Works” co-op group has been supplemented by several additional invited artisans to complete a wide selection of creative gifts and artistic creations by a total of 22 artists and artisans.

Items include fine art paintings and photographs, jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, glass, fabric items, baskets, decorative gourds, and more.

The Market is open Wednesday-Thursday from 11-5, Friday 11-8, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-3 through Christmas.

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.