[Updated]BAC Expands Spring Art Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council has added new instructors and several new classes for April. Leah Bennett has joined the instruction team and will offer “Sketching in Ink” in April and Robert Howard will lead an “Oil Painting Open Studio”. Judith Becker offers “Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting” and “Painting All Kinds of Animals”.

Dates and times are:

Oil Painting Open Studio
Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting
Wednesdays April 4, 10, 17, 24; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Painting All Types of Animals
Thursdays April 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Sketching With Ink
Fridays April 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

4 in 1 class: Trees, Rocks, Textures, Backgrounds
Thursdays May 2, 9, 16, 23; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes
Fridays May 3, 10, 17, 24; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Mashup (4th Grade and Up)
Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25; 9-10:30am (Four Weeks)
Instructor Jane Ping
(Tuition $60.)

Four week class tuition $90. Pre-registration required.

Details and registration information are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Call for Entries: “In the Abstract” Juried Exhibit

(From the Temple Series
by Doug Kinnett)

Call for Artists: “In the Abstract” at the Berkeley Art Works

*** No Entry Fee ***
(Accepted artists are asked to make a donation when the work is delivered.)

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “In the Abstract”, a juried art exhibit to showcase the many variations of abstract art. 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 are acceptable up to 36 inches in any dimension. The exhibit will be displayed from May 8 – June 8, 2019 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Work accepted for the exhibit must be properly framed, including wires for hanging, or otherwise prepared for display.

Entries are by digital images. Digital images should be at least 1200 pixels on the long dimension.

Begin by entering the information about yourself and your submissions.

Enter Here:
https://goo.gl/forms/vNupV4d9SfEEO63v2

Deadline April 15, 2019

When you submit the form you will be given a link to upload your digital images.

Deadline for entries April 15. There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be notified by email. Accepted artists are 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 April 19 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between April 29 and May 4. Detailed instructions will be provided at the time of acceptance. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

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 http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Accepted Artists: Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The juror’s results are in for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are very pleased to announce the accepted artists for this year’s exhibit. The juror Jay Pastore selected 38 works by 34 artists out of 167 works submitted by 73 artists from 17 states. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 – May 4, 2019.

Juror’s Statement:

It was an honor to have been asked to serve as the juror for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Exhibition, sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council.  For this year’s exhibition, seventy-three artists submitted one hundred and sixty-seven works (both 2 and 3-dimensional) from seventeen states for review.  All of the submissions, created in a wide variety of artistic media, were spawned by keen observational skills and nurtured with artistic talent.  Themes include various elements of nature, the natural environment surrounding the artist, mankind’s footprint on this planet, and global climate change.  Selecting a small number of works from a such a large field is challenging.  In addition to demonstrating a high-level of conceptual and technical skills, it is the mood and energy created by and within the works in the final selection that set them apart.

Jay Pastore received a Masters of Arts in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC.  He currently serves as Design Consultant at the Roberto Clement Museum, in Pittsburgh, PA (2014-present).  Past positions include Artistic Director, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE (2014-18); Principal owner and Director, Gallery 50, a contemporary art gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Juror for numerous regional fine art and craft exhibitions, including the Delaware Coastal Camera Club Final Awards Competition (2014-18), and the Artists Selection for the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery.

There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, April 7  from 2-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Accepted artists must ship or deliver the work between March 25 and March 30. Accepted artists have been notified by email with detailed instructions about the delivery of the work.

Click to view full list of accepted work: Continue reading

Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Exhibit: The Berkeley Arts Council again is hosting the annual Youth Art Month exhibit featuring artwork from the four Berkeley County High School art programs. They will hold a reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5-8pm. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.