Call for Artists: “Critters”

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for “Critters”, a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic.

"Baby Deer" photo by Rip Smith

*** No Entry Fee ***

Entry by Email
Two categories:

Open: Open to all artists
Youth: Open to artists under 18 years of age.

All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media are eligible. 3-dimensional works are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from September 6-30 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Deadline for entries August 22. There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be asked to make a donation (waived for youth category) to support the gallery at the time work is delivered.

Please read these instructions carefully so your entry will be received properly: Send an email with “Critters“ in the subject line to: with the title, framed dimensions and sale price (if for sale) for each work submitted, plus your name, address, telephone number and email address. You must attach digital (.jpg) images to the email.

Images should sent as attachments to the email, not embedded in the body of the message. The image file format should normal 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).

Jurying of the digital submissions will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists by August 24 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between August 30 and September 2. For more information email or call 304-620-7277.

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