“Art and Earth” Exhibit to Welcome Reception Visitors with a Discount

"World Turtle" by Jessica Amsley
“World Turtle” by Jessica Amsley

Helping visitors to hold on to some “Green”, the Berkeley Arts Council will honor guests at a reception on April 9 from four to six p.m. with a 15% discount on all purchases of artwork. The reception marks the sixth annual presentation of art work created by artists and artisans from West Virginia and other states on the theme of “My Art – My World”. Admission to the reception is free.

Also during the reception, BAC will present awards to several participants, and juror Doug Kinnett will offer thoughts on his experience working with other artists in a mutual critique group. The presentation is planned for 5:00 p.m.

The Art and Earth exhibit is on display from March 30 through April 30 in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, located at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg. Regular hours are Wed./Thurs. from 11 to 5; Fri. from 11 to 8; Sat. 10 to 5; and Sun. 12 to 3.

For a list of participating artists and details on the exhibit and other Berkeley Arts Council activities, visit www.berkeleyartswv.org. Note: The discount offer is only valid between 4 and 6pm on Saturday April 9 and does not apply to classes, workshops or membership fees.

Deadline Approaching: “Photo16” Juried Photography Exhibit

 

"Stairs to Nowhere" by Mike Pulsifer
2015 Best in Show:”Stairs to Nowhere” by Mike Pulsifer of Martinsburg

The April 18 deadline for entries is less than a month away for the Berkeley Arts Council’s “Photo16” juried photography exhibit, which will be on display June 8-July 9, 2016 in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique. The theme for the exhibit is open.

The Juror for the exhibit is Bruce Katsiff, former Director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum (1989-2012).

Entries are open now through April 18. Details and online entry instructions visit http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/photo16/

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 Sixth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Sixth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World”. Art works reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.

The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from March 30 – April 30, 2016. The juror for the 2016 exhibit is Dr. Douglas Kinnett former Coordinator of the Art Education Major at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. Dr. Kinnett selected 47 works by 35 artists from 14 states. 154 works were submitted.

The full list of accepted artists is on the web at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/artandearth/.

The public is invited for the opening reception, Saturday, April 9 from 4-6 pm at The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV. Juror Doug Kinnett will be on hand and will present a talk about his development of “Crit Groups” to help artists develop.

Gallery hours starting March 30 are Wed 11-5, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, Sat 10-5, and Sun 12-3.

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.

Registration Open for Berkeley Arts Council April Classes

Teaching Artist Jean Kellogg with student.

The Berkeley Arts Council will offer several new art classes in April to be presented at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

April starts out with “The Portrait: Capturing a Likeness” an introduction to portraiture taught by Jean Kellogg. The class is designed for people who wished they could draw a likeness of someone special but weren’t sure where to begin. The class provides a systematic approach to the process, which can help you capture that likeness. Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm

Judith Becker also will offer “Beginning Pastel Painting”. The class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating paintings with pastels. This easy and fast technique is exciting to use for all types of subjects, from landscapes, portraits, still lifes, florals and more. It’s relatively easy to learn and to accomplish. Students will produce several paintings applying the techniques taught. Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm

For those who are not familiar with pastels, the Arts Council has produced a short video that explains how it works. Visit http://vimeo.com/103647330.

Applied Design and Composition learned from the Masters, Old and New” is a new offering taught by Judith Becker. This new class introduces students to exciting approaches to designing and composing their art through studies of old and new masters of art. Class participants will analyze and critique works through the ages and then use compositional elements used by the masters to produce their own pieces. This is a ‘must have’ next class for those who want to grow their art expertise. Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30; 10am-1pm

For details and online registration visit: http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

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.


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Youth Art Month Exhibits On Display at the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council’s Youth Art Month exhibits include photographs from the four Berkeley County high schools and a selection of middle school art from the six Berkeley County middle schools. The exhibits are on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg through March 26. There will be a reception on Friday, March 11 from 4-6pm. The reception is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to come and show support for the young artists. The gallery is open Wednesday-Friday 11-5, Saturday, 10-5.

Each of the four high schools art programs are represented by ten framed photographs that show a variety of styles and techniques. Images include portraits, landscapes and creative fine art in color and black and white.

Each of the Middle Schools provided four works by students and are on display in the Back Space gallery in the Berkeley Art Works.

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 http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Arts Council Announces Dance Works Scholarship Winners

The Berkeley Art Council is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s Dance Works 2016 event.

L-R- Jane Horst, Dance Works 2016 Coordinator, Arianna Pittinger, Emily Thompson, Tuition waiver winners for 2017. Rachael Avey, WVU Summer Dance Camp Scholarship, and Beka Avey, Radford University Summer Dance Intensive, Scholarship winner, and Genevieve Rochefort, Tuition Waiver winner.
L-R- Jane Horst, Dance Works 2016 Coordinator, Arianna Pittinger, Emily Thompson, Tuition waiver winners for 2017. Rachael Avey, WVU Summer Dance Camp Scholarship, and Beka Avey, Radford University Summer Dance Intensive, Scholarship winner, and Genevieve Rochefort, Tuition Waiver winner.

Held at Musselman High School on Feb. 26 and 27, over 120 dancers participated in Dance Education classes and a well-attended gala performance on Saturday night.

The Scholarship awardees were selected by a panel of master dance instructors who, observed and selected the students who excelled during the class program.

The Berkeley Art Council awarded 4 tuition waivers for next year’s program, one for a dancer at each level of Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced-intermediate and advanced. The dancers ranged in age from 10 to 18 years. This year’s waiver winners were- – Jacki Power, Dance Dimensions, -Arianna Pittinger, Inwood performing Arts, Emily Thompson, Synergy Dance Team, Washington County High and Genevieve Rochefort, Inwood Performing Arts.

The WVU and Radford University Dance Departments also presented scholarships for their Summer Dance Camps at the Dance Works event. The scholarship winners for WVU submitted a 1 page essay about “What Winning a WVU Dance Camp Scholarship Would Mean to Me?” and auditioned for the scholarship award. Winners were selected by the professors of WVU and Radford University’s Dance Departments.
The winner of the WVU Summer Dance Camp Scholarship is Rachael Avey, of Turning Pointe Studio. Runner up for the WVU Summer Dance Camp is Arianna Pittinger, of Inwood Performing Arts.

The partial scholarship to the two week Radford University Summer Intensive, is Beka Avey from Turning Point Dance Company.

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 http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.