Deadline Extended! 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

Extended Deadline August 1, 2021 Midnight

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces the 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from September 2 to October 9, 2021. The extended deadline for entries is Sunday, August 1, 2021 (Midnight).


The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 who reside in one of the eight counties that comprise the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.


The theme for the exhibit is open. Works in any medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions are welcome. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last 3 years and have not been previously exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works.


Ally Christmas is a visual artist currently living and working in Shepherdstown, WV, where she teaches lens-based arts and coordinates the Photo Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Shepherd University.  Much of her work revolves around notions of selfhood, virtuality, and lived experience.  Her hybrid practice involves a number of forms including digital video, still photography, tintypes, palladium prints, bookmaking, gifs, cinemagraphs, and installation.  Her work has been shown at a variety of venues, including Bitforms gallery in New York City; aCinema’s aDifferent Festival in Milwaukee; ATHICA in Athens, GA; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA; the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto, where her video piece, Syncing, won the festival award for Best Web Series.  Christmas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Virginia.  In 2018 she received her Master of Fine Arts in Photo/Video from the University of Georgia, after which she spent two years teaching video art and photography courses at Grinnell College as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Video and New Media.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for one or two works is $25. Additional works may be submitted for a fee of $10 for each additional work, up to a total of four works.


Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. The projected prize fund for the exhibit is $350. Additional prizes will be determined by the number of entries.



DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Sunday, August 1, 2021 (Midnight)

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Photo 21 Accepted Artists Announced


The Berkeley Arts Council announces the accepted artists for the Photo21 juried photography exhibit.

The juror selected 32 images out of 70 submitted from 27 artists in 13 states. Here is the list of accepted work:

First Name Last Name Title
Elaine Alibrandi Passing
Gary Bergel Banana Tracks
Lynne Breitfeller Untitled
Lynne Breitfeller Rabbit in Cornfield
Ginger Brookover Self Portrait
Margaret Clingan Traces
Jamal Davis The Future
Sara Drower The Cook
Gabrielle Flanary Perish
Gabrielle Flanary Escort
Peter Foiles Derek
Brandi Foster The Dance
Sarah Haig Bubbles
Sarah Haig American Dreams: Store
Ellen Hardesty Nectar Noch
Deborah Herndon Tripod  & Mid – Mod
Terri Jackson Whimsy
Elizabeth Kayl Papas Chair
Kirsten Lee Memories and Daydreams
Susan J Mullins Abandoned
Susan J Mullins Twilight On Botany Bay, SC
Paul Murray Enormity
Alice A Newton The Eye
Valerie Ordas Rat Life
Judith Pharr Flights Canceled
Arthur Really April Showers Impressive
Karen Smith Closed Sign
Sterling Smith Heavenly Statue of Liberty
Siobhan Vicens Dupont Circle
Siobhan Vicens Dupont Circle 11
Omar Williams Self Portrait # 5
Kristin Zimet Walnut Planet

Still Openings in Beginning Watercolor Class

All Berkeley Arts Council classes and workshops are conducted via the Zoom application.  Pre-registration is required.  For the full schedule, information, materials lists, class prices, and to register, visit  Direct questions via e-mail to or call 304-620-7277. 

Summary of current offerings:

  1. Beginning Watercolor Painting:
    Section 1 Closed: Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 2021; 2:00-4:00pm (Four Weeks)
    Section 2 Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30; 6:30-8:30pm (Four Weeks)


“Beginning Watercolor Painting” will be a four week Zoom class on starting Wednesday, June 9. This is an interactive class with the instructor for those with little or no experience in painting with watercolors. Students will learn starting with the most essential basics and developing skills leading to accomplishing good watercolor painting techniques. 

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Instructor Judith Becker is a professional artist with degrees in design and education.  She specializes in painting with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor.  She often combines media in her own work for unusual effects.  Judith’s deep knowledge of color, style, and technique will help you build on your current experience to progress in your artistic skills!

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 supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences to the community, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists and artisans.