[UPDATED: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Entries: “Young Emerging Artists” Juried Exhibit

Young Emerging Artists

Juried Exhibit
*** No Entry Fee ***

Deadline May 22, 2019

(Accepted artists are asked to make a donation when the work is delivered.)

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Young Emerging Artists”, a juried art exhibit to showcase the creativity of the young artists in the region. The exhibit is open to students 10th grade through senior year of college, including public and private high school, community college, and home school students. The exhibit will be displayed June 5-July 7, 2019 in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

2-dimensional artwork framed up through 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media is eligible. Small 3-dimensional works will be considered. 3-D work must be no larger than 12 inches in width or depth and 24 inches in height.

Work accepted for the exhibit must be properly framed, including wires for hanging, or otherwise prepared for display. 3-D work must be free standing to be displayed on a pedestal.

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

Begin by entering the information about yourself and your submissions.

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

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 May 24 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between May 29 and June 1. 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.

June Art Classes Feature New Classes, Instructors

The Berkeley Arts Council’s June class lineup Introduces Janet Hockman, the newest teacher as well as the newest member of the Berkeley Art Works co-op group. Ms Hockman will teach the amazing art of porcelain painting, Wednesdays from 1-4pm starting June 5.

Leah Bennett will teach Ink and Watercolor Sketching Tuesdays from 9:30a,-12:30pm starting June 4. This approach has a light and airy style to the conventional and traditional watercolor techniques. The student will learn to lighten up and have fun. Then on the same Tuesday afternoons, Ms Bennett will offer an encore presentation of the sold out Mixed Media Journaling. So if you missed it last month, now is your chance!

Judith Becker will offer two of her most popular classes on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4pm. The Thursday class will be “All About Color”, a comprehensive study of color and all its attributes necessary to producing outstanding 2 dimensional art. On Friday, the “Continuing Improvement Art Studio” is an unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker. Casual and laid back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities. Participants are free to paint with any medium. Great way to keep one’s skills sharp, learn from other students and explore techniques not yet tried.

And for the younger set, Jane Ping will teach “Mixed Media Mashup” for children 4th grade and up, Saturdays from 9:00-10:30 for six weeks starting June 22. Students will discover a new art approach each week ! Have fun with handmade papermaking, experiment with ink drawing and colorful painting, get excited about printmaking, and create awesome tissue paper collage.

Class and registration details are on the BAC web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. For more information email instruction@berkeleyartswv.org.

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. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.