[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Entries: “Alternative Process Photography” Juried Exhibit

Call for Artists: “Alternative Process Photography” 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 Alternative Process Photography” to showcase historical photographic processes being preserved by a small number of artist-practitioners. We seek entries of all historic processes including but not limited to platinum, palladium, cyanotype, van dyke brown, wet plate, ambrotype, tintype, etc. Also includes silver gelatin prints. We look for processes where the final print or image is produced through chemical darkroom processes by hand. However, we will accept work that originates as a digital capture if the final print is created by hand through one of the historic printing processes from a negative.

Prints/images presented up to 20 inches in the long dimension (framed) are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from July 10 – August 3, 2019 in the Back Space at 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. You may submit one or two images. Digital images should be at least 1200 pixels on the long dimension.

Begin by entering the information about yourself and your submissions. Please be sure to include the process/technique in the appropriate place in the entry form.

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EXTENDED Deadline June 27, 2019

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

Deadline for entries June 27, 2019. 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 June 25 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between July 3 and July 6. 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.

Abstract “Fan Favorite” Winner

Ellegy to Carl Rogers by Doug Kinnett

Congratulations to Doug Kinnett who was awarded the “Fan Favorite” award in the recent “In The Abstract” exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works.

Visitors from the gallery were encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the exhibit, making a $1 donation for each vote. Doug will receive a cash award of $50 thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

Other artists whose work received votes were Kirsten Lee, Joe Mayer, Kristina Hoffman, Gary Bergel, Susan Loonsk, Mary-Jo Bennett, Mary-Jo Sims, and Jenny Wilson.

Thanks to all of the artists who participated in the exhibit and those who voted for their “Fan Favorite”.


The Transforming Power of Art

Art has the power to heal and transform both artist and audience. An upcoming exhibit, “Transformations,” demonstrates how art offers restoration, renewal, and growth

The exhibit, on display June 12 through July 14 at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV, will feature the work of four local women artists making art as they meet life’s challenges—embracing new ideas, coping with loss, surviving illness, taking care of loved ones, and other transitions.

Martha Hanley, retired from public school service, is dealing with the loss of a partner. Having started with watercolor 27 years ago, she found renewal and inspiration with collage and assemblage. Kristin Camitta Zimet, lifelong poet and professional editor, is dealing with issues of health and caregiving; she has been using her computer to transform photographs into surrealistic visions. Sally Myers, retired university art teacher, is recovering from brain surgery; she is finding new ways to do her metal and clay sculptures. Marty Matheson retired and cared for her mother. After a period of working with acrylics on colorful abstracts, she has rediscovered pen and ink.

The women came together a year ago with a commitment to create an exhibit and to support and challenge one another in taking risks, exploring new themes and media.

There will be a reception on Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Each of the artists will share a few thoughts on her creative process and recent work.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Young Emerging Artists Exhibit

June 5 – July 6

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Young Emerging Artists”, a juried art exhibit to showcase the creativity of the young artists in the region. The selection of student work will be on display in the Back Space Gallery June 5-July 6. Work includes paintings and photographs by students in the high school through college age.

The exhibiting artists are Kris Parrott of Neavitt, MD, Sophia Smith of Charles Town, WV, Omar Williams of Kearneysville, WV, Isaac Sams of Buckhannon, WV, Layne Williiams of Martinsburg, WV, Honor Martin of Martinsburg, WV, and Antonia Capriotti of Charles Town, WV.

Join us for a reception on Sunday,June 23 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.