Accepted Artists: Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The juror has completed the review of the submitted works and has made his selections. Daniel Fulco, Curator at the Washington Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown, Maryland reviewed 150 works by 61 artists from 15 states and selected 32 works for the exhibit, which opens on April 4. The exhibit will be on display through May 5 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception in the gallery on Friday, April 6 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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Daniel provided these comments on his jurying experience:

It has been an honor to serve as the juror for the 8th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibition organized by the Berkeley Arts Council. This show assembles works completed by artists in a wide range of media including oil, acrylic watercolor, photography, ceramic, metal, fabric, and wood. 150 submissions were received from 61 artists across the nation. The variety of this year’s entries made the selection process especially challenging and it was indeed difficult to narrow down the choices for inclusion.

It was a pleasure to observe the depth, breadth, and outstanding quality of execution of the work from all participants. With its central theme focusing on the natural environment, this exhibition afforded artists the opportunity to respond to the landscape and its various features in diverse ways. While some artists chose to depict specific scenes of rivers, mountains, valleys, and other natural formations, others elected to represent their impressions or recollections of these sites abstractly. Despite key differences in style, approach, and technique, each of the works is bound together by their creators’ special sensitivity to revealing the beautiful subtleties found in nature that tend to remain hidden or unnoticed. These qualities include seasonal transformations, patterns and textures found in waterways, leaves, trees, and other natural objects, and dramatic changes in atmosphere and light.

I applaud all of the artists for their dedication to making art and thank them for their willingness to submit their work to this exhibition. It is wonderful to observe such remarkable talent in both in our region and beyond.

Daniel Fulco

Accepted Works: 

William Brozy Fairfield PA Layers of Life
Ann Darling Berkeley Springs WV Playing With Leaves
Judy Doherty Fremont CA Fruitscape
Rita Elsner Washington DC Ad Lucem
Jesse Hashagen Bryn Mawr PA Lunch Date
Jon Howard Hedgesville WV Sunset at High Rock
Acadia Kandora Charles Town WV Deciduous Circuitry
Kathryn Kane Park Ridge IL Water Grass
Leslie M. Kraff Rockville MD Life’s Trajectory
Kirsten Lee Kearneysville WV Mind Renewed
Jessica LeMere Berkeley Springs WV Life
Joe Mayer Shepherdstown WV Crashing Sea
Jeanne McClure Kearneysville WV Gaia
Lannie Mullenax Martinsburg WV Montana Homestead
Sally Myers Winchester VA Tree Book
Tom Nebel Shepherdstown WV Potomac Morn
Alice A Newton Bakerton WV Artic Fox
Alice A Newton Bakerton WV Winter Freeze-Up
Joseph Pearson asheville NC Ethereal Environment
Daniele Piasecki Martinsburg WV Nature’s Right of Way,
Planter of Sorts
David Pittenger Huntington WV Extraction State 1
Karen Smale Gambrills MD Rain Again
B. Berne Smith Orange VA On Watch
Karen Smith Hedgesville WV Frozen In Rocks
Linda Stonestreet Hurricane WV Free Flight
Nathan Taves Columbia City IN Loose Ends
Paula Tremba Shepherdstown WV Cape Breton
John Turner Gerrardstown WV Moth Drawer
Derek Walter Merrillville IN Pliocene Wall XIX
Monica Wilkins Shepherdstown WV Forest Escape
Kimo Williams Shepherdstown WV Ice Under The potomac
Linda Wright Kearneysville WV Hidden Feathers

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