New Year, New Opportunities

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) will hold an Information and Social open house in their Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2-4 pm.

The public is invited to meet local artists and the Board of Directors and to enjoy some light refreshments. Information will be offered about the Arts Council’s plans and programs for the coming year, including opportunities for artists to exhibit their work.

BAC wants to expand its art instruction program and is seeking teaching artists for adult and youth programs. Volunteers are welcome to help plan programs and events, and to assist with promotion and exhibits. Details and a chance to meet current members will be available on the 14th.

New or renewing members can sign up at the open house. Online membership is also available at berkeleyartswv.org/join-us. This date is also the last day for delivering artwork for the BAC Annual Members’ Exhibit.

Art Works Gets New Sign

ART leads the way in downtown Martinsburg!

Our new sign in front of the Berkeley Art Works will lead visitors to our gallery and the Holiday Market.

All Done!

We have the first installation of a sign as provided in the revised City sign ordnance. BAC worked through the steps from design, Main Street consultant’s visit, re-design, Historic Commission review (twice) and approval, building permit and finally installation. Tell your friends how to find us!

Call for Artists: 2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit

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All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council for 2018 are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 17 through February 24, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, January 19 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Artists 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. Continue reading

Deadline Extended: Call for Artists: Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.

The exhibit will open April 4, 2018 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 5, 2018. There will be reception at the gallery on Friday, April 6 from 5-7pm.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.

"Wind" by Wil Hershberger; 2017 Best in Show
“Wind” by Wil Hershberger; 2017 Best in Show

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Eastern WV Juried Exhibit Accepted Artists

The Juror’s results are in and Geraldine Kiefer selected 31 works from 21 artists representing the Eastern Panhandle Region.

Ms Kiefer wrote: “It was a pleasure to be the juror of two-dimensional work with sensitivity and response to nature and geometrical form, and of three-dimensional work with verve, wit and a strong sense of craft. This was a worthy cross-section of artistic excellence in the Eastern Panhandle.”

Congratulations to the accepted artists. We will celebrate the exhibit during a reception and awards presentation on Friday, October 6 from 5-7pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

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“Critters” Exhibit Open in the Berkeley Art Works

The “Critters” exhibit opens today featuring paintings, photographs and mixed media work depicting a wide range of animals, from the sinister to the whimsical. Work by 17 local and regional artists will be on display through September 30 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, September 8 from 5-7pm.

Berkeley Art Works gallery hours are W-F 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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