Call for Artists: “Art of the Portrait” at the Berkeley Art Works

*** No Entry Fee ***

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “The Art of the Portrait”, a juried exhibit to showcase the art of the portrait. All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media is eligible. 3-dimensional works and self portraits are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from July 13 – August 6, 2016 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Deadline for entries June 23. There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time work is delivered. Jurying of the digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists by June 30 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between July 6 and July 10. For more information email or call 304-620-7277.

Please read these instructions carefully so your entry will be received properly: Send an email with “Art of the Portrait“ in the subject line to: with your name, contact information and attached digital images of up to three works for consideration. Also list the Title, medium, price, and dimensions of the piece (framed).

Images should sent as attachments to the email, not embedded in the body of the message. The image file format should normal (“baseline”) JPEG. Do not save as “progressive” JPEG. The images should be 1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. Save at 72 PPI at high quality setting (8 out of 10 or 80% is good.) Set your filename to lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg (example: jones_pretty-girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg).

Accepted work must be appropriately framed (2-D should be wired for hanging) and otherwise ready for display.

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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