The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.
The exhibit will open April 1, 2020 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 16, 2020. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm.
The exhibition is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.
Juror: The juror for the 2020 exhibit is Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Janis Goodman is a Washington, DC-based artist and one of the founders of the arts group, Workingman Collective. She was awarded a Franz and Virginia Bader Award and DC Commission on the Arts Grant in 2018. She is also the art reviewer for the ‘Around Town’ feature on PBS Channel 26 WETA, Washington, DC.
Ms. Goodman’s drawings and paintings move between the narrative and the deconstructed. Years of hiking national parks and kayaking rivers along the east coast have formed the backdrop for her work. Her paintings are based on intuition and first-hand experience and her fascination with natural phenomena fuels her interest in movement, line, image and color. Ms. Goodman’s work follows the invisible energy paths connecting the dots between the observed, imagined and remembered. Ms. Goodman was an artist-in-residence for 3 years at the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, ME. Her work there further developed her interest in ecology and the paths of nature.
Entry fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.
Notification of Accepted Work: The notification announcing the juror’s selections will be sent by email and be posted on our web site (this page) on or about March 9, 2020.
Awards: Best in Show $500 Total prizes $1,000.
Entries: Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit.
The image file format should be normal (“baseline”) JPEG. Do not save as “progressive” JPEG. The images should be 1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. Save at 72 PPI at high quality setting (8 out of 10 or 80% is good.) Set your filename to lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg. (example: jones_pretty-girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg).
Dimensions should include the frame.
One additional image to show detail for 3-dimensional work is allowed.
Accepted Work: Below are general guidelines. Additional details will be provided at the time of acceptance notification.
If accepted, the original works must be ready for hanging and must not exceed 48 inches in width, including frame. Paintings and works on paper must be suitably framed. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire, ready for hanging. Three-dimensional works, must not exceed 72 inches in height and 36 inches in width or depth. Three-dimensional work must be free-standing. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.
The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a commission of 30% on sold works.
Works accepted for the exhibition are to be hand delivered or shipped to:
Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
All accepted work must arrive between March 23 and March 28, 2020
For hand delivered work, The Berkeley Art Works hours are Wed (Mar 25), Thu (Mar 26), Fri (Mar 27) 11-5, Sat (March 28) 11-4.
Shipping: Work must be shipped prepaid to The Berkeley Art Works in sturdy, reusable packing. (Please no styrofoam peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass.
Shipped works must arrive between March 23 and March 27, 2020 for inclusion in the exhibit. The Berkeley Art Works does not receive US Mail at the gallery address. Do not ship to the gallery address by US Postal Service. Please use UPS or FEDEX. Please email us with tracking information at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to use UPS or FEDEX to ship your work, please email us for instructions.
For return shipping a prepaid shipping label must be included.
Deadline for digital entries: February 26, 2020 (Midnight)
Notification emailed & acceptance posted by: March 9.
Delivery & shipment of accepted works of art to the Berkeley Art Works: March 23 – March 28
Exhibition: April 1 -May 16, 2020.
Reception: Sunday, April 7 from 2-4pm
Pick up Work: Saturday, May 16, Sunday May 17.