Art and Earth Accepted Artists Announced

The juror’s selections are in for the 11th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are pleased to announce the accepted artists. This year, there were a total of 122 works submitted by 55 artists in 18 states. The juror, Paula Phillips, selected 47 works by 38 artists in 16 states. The works chosen represent a synchronistic whole in depth and breadth of mediums and palates, dimensions, visions and articulations.

Paula states:

“Regardless of the artistic discipline or medium(s) utilized, all works submitted are recognized as passionately rendered and inspiring, lending credence to the hands and stout hearts of artists who work diligently, skillfully manifesting their artistic visions, life experiences and values within the physical / earthly realm, each in their own ways and for their own reasons.

“Being asked to serve as juror and ultimately charged with selecting the works for the Berkeley Arts Council’s 11th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit was an honor and a role accepted with grave sincerity, carried out with sensitivity, great thought and care.

The Art and Earth: My Art – My World exhibition is an eclectic gathering of related works of various disciplines, mediums and dimensions. Some of the works selected are “states of being” that present actual scenarios and experiences. Some are fantastical or futuristic. Some come forth as alter egos, portraits or self-portraits. Some are visual renditions of abstract thoughts that represent form, color, and movement, the core message remaining somewhat obscure or direct. Some are observations of and within distinct or obtuse environments; and some the haunting products of brief, yet profound experiences that may have emerged from life-altering events. Others portray concepts and methodologies that remain mysterious or vague. Each work exhibited contains an energy, vibrancy and relevance of the “now” that collectively represent a fullness of “Life” in its various states of whimsy and stolid grace; fiction, fantasy and realism; humility and glory.”

“Thank you for the honor to participate as your juror!
Peace & Health….”
– Paula Phillips

The exhibit will be open beginning on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, May 29, 2021. All are invited to the virtual reception and awards presentation on Saturday, May 22 at 2pm via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to the event date.

The full list of accepted artists and works is below. Please also see below for important shipping / delivery information and instructions.

BrandinBaronWhere Can I Find the Phantom Oasis in Desert Sands? (Bosch) 
StefanieBossQuiet Reflection
TaoChenSculpted by Time-the Tenacious Life of Bristlecone Pine 8
MargaretClinganWinter Solitude
MarkDierkerHeaven and Earth
JanDonleyI Put My Faith in Crows
Ann MarieFitzsimmonsWhite Spoon in Grass
Ann MarieFitzsimmonsBlack Fork in Gravel
EllenHardestyItsy Bitsy
DeborahHerndonItalian Tree overtakes Towers
FrankHoefflerDown by the River
AmandaJunePlanet Earth
AmiKendraSunshine Splash
SuzanneLaffernisWhere I belong
PhilLeith-TetraultLand’s End
PhilLeith-TetraultAncient Pines
MaxineLeuThe Cocoon
MaxineLeuThe Cocoon II
JeanneMcClureThe Pond
MoniqueMolinaThe Fairy Godmother
DawnMooreEarth Bowl
DawnMooreEarth, Wind & Fire
DawnMooreSnapshots From Space
CharlesMortensenEgyptian Coffee Table
CharlesMortensenAppalachian Bench
LisaMortensenRockin’ Desserts on Tray
SallyMyersView From the Forest Floor:  Ferns
TomNebelRapid Fire
Alice ANewtonTiny Bubbles
Alice ANewtonSeaweed 
LauraRobertsonSea Level Rise
MaryShislerNeurobasis kaupi (dragonflies need pure water)
EdSymondsMonarch on a Mexican Sunflower
AnnetteVernaNature’s Gifts
AnnetteVernaEarth, Water, Air, Fire
LaynaWilliamsThe planet is burning
CarolWilliamsGarden of the Haves and the Have-nots
CarolWilliamsInheritance: What we were given, and what we are giving back
OmarWilliamsSanders Cottage
PatriciaWiltWash Your Hands And Wear Your Mask
JackWrayHappy Cow
KristinZimetThin Ice

Information for shipping/delivery of work:

Information for Shipping/Delivery of Work:

The gallery address for hand-delivered and shipped work:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone 304-620-7277

Hand-Delivered Work: Artwork to be hand-delivered must arrive at the gallery between Thursday April 15 and Saturday April 17. Gallery hours are Thursday/Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Shipped Work: Artwork to be shipped must arrive between Monday April 12 and Friday, April 16. Work must be shipped prepaid to Berkeley Art Works at the address above in sturdy, reusable packing so that your work can be safely returned to you. (Please no styrofoam peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass.

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For your return shipping please include with your work a pre-paid printed label. Hand-written paperwork is not acceptable. Failure to provide a proper pre-paid label will result in delays and increased costs for shipping the work back to you, and could result in damage to your work due to very limited storage options.

U.S. Mail is not delivered to the gallery address. Please use a shipping service that provides tracking information such as UPS or FEDEX. Please e-mail the tracking number(s) to us at  Please retain your tracking number so you can verify online when the package is delivered.

Pick Up of Work at the End of the Exhibit: Artists picking up their work at the conclusion of the show should do so on Saturday May 29 from 11:00am 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.)


Deadline for Digital Entries: March 3, 2021 (Midnight)
Notification of Acceptance: E-mailed and posted by March 29, 2021
Delivery & Shipment of Accepted Works: April 12 – 17, 2021 to the Berkeley Art Works
Exhibit Dates: April 22 – May 29, 2021
Reception: Virtual reception will be announced
Pick up Work: Saturday May 29, 2021

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