Photo 18 Accepted Artists

The juror’s results are in. Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists out of 108 images submitted.

Here is Frank’s Juror’s statement:

Having taught photography for the past 50 years or so, I must have looked at millions of photographic images, mainly to determine how to best advise folks how they might improve their work. That advice can be sometimes technical, aesthetic, conceptual, or even spiritual.  In jurying a contest like this, seeing work for the first time, absent a historical context, I try to encourage work which I think original, technically proficient, thoughtful , and capable of holding the viewer’s attention for more than a few seconds. I’m looking for new ideas , photos that push the boundaries. By that, I definitely do not mean using the latest APP –like one which automatically makes your snapshot look like a Van Gogh painting. Winnowing down an entry list of 108 down to 25 finalists  is pretty brutal. I’ve always tried to  encourage everybody who takes photography seriously enough to go to the trouble  of presenting their work for scrutiny  from me  as well as the public, deserves recognition. I have participated in many juried shows over the years. Done well in some…In others, well, there’s always the next time. Don’t be discouraged.

Thanks to the BAC for the chance to participate. Lots of impressive work-thanks for making it hard to choose.


Congratulations to the talented photographers whose work was selected for this exhibit. All are invited to meet the artists at the reception and awards presentation on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

(Artists see below for shipping and delivery information.)

Linda Agar-Hendrix Ijamsville MD Moonlit Beach in Iceland
Julie Barr Wilson Hedgesville WV A man and his dog coming ashore – Nanay River, Amazonas, Peru
Gary Bergel Kearneysville WV In the Staining Room at VA Med Center
Patrick Connelly Brunswick MD Camera Obscura Columbus Ohio
Sara Drower Wilmette IL Uptown Bikes
Alexandra Garcia Hagerstown MD Feeling Blue
Claudia Giannini Shepherdstown WV Nun and Shrine, Ankor Wat, Cambodia
Kari Gillman Windsor Mill MD Lost in Translation
Ellen Hardesty Harpers Ferry WV Abstract
Deborah Herndon Evansville IN Knights Templar Church Floor
Jon Howard Hedgesville WV Bay Lights
Kirsten Lee Kearneysville WV Mesa Gazes
Kirsten Lee Kearneysville WV Twisted Sentinel
Mark Muse Shepherdstown WV Towpath
Mark Muse Shepherdstown WV Rumsey Bridge
Francoise Nelles Hedgesville WV Moss
Julie O’Connor Weston CT Courtyard Boijmans, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Marjorie Pess Franklin TN The Falls
Marjorie Pess Franklin TN Harlinsdale Barn
David Pittenger Huntington WV Red & White
Arthur Really Ardsley NY Dangerous Duval Street Key West
Arthur Really Ardsley NY Sunshine States
Karen Smith Hedgesville WV Cat Tails
Carol Ward Salisbury MD Milky Way at Low Tide
Jennifer Weigel Newton KS Pixellated
Liza Wimbish Midlothian VA Patriarchy

Shipping and Delivering Accepted Artwork to the Gallery

Congratulations for having your work accepted for our Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit.

Your work must arrive at the gallery between July 2 and July 7, 2018

The gallery address is;

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone 304-620-7277

For hand-delivered work, the delivery dates are Wednesday, July 4 through Saturday, July 7. The gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Saturday 11-4.

Shipped work must arrive between Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 6 to be included in the exhibit. For important information about shipping your work to us, please follow this link:

Picking Up of Work at the End of the Exhibit

The exhibit closes on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Artists picking up their work at the conclusion of the show should do so on Saturday August 11 up to closing time at 4:00pm. If you cannot pick up during those times, please contact us to make arrangements. (Note that our storage is very limited so we will not be able to keep any work longer than a few days.)

Thank you for participating in our exhibit.