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

Berkeley Arts Council May-June Class Schedule

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 Pencil:
    Fridays May 14, 21, 28, June 4; 2:00-4:00pm (Four Weeks)
  2. The Art of Sketching Workshop:
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00-9:00pm (Three hours)
  3. What to do with my background? Workshop:
    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:00-9:00pm (Three hours)
  4. Beginning Watercolor Painting:
    Section 1 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)


Have you ever wanted to work with watercolor pencils?  “Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting” is a 4-week class for students with little or no watercolor pencil experience, or those who want to expand their techniques.  Learn to lay down colors to create variations of hues and achieve different textures.  Watercolor pencils are easy to use when traveling, for journaling and sketching, for painting entire compositions, as well as many other applications.  A 4-week sessions is offered beginning May 14 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

Judith will also be offering two 3-hour workshops in May.  “The Art of Sketching” will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  Learn the art of sketching with pencil and fine-tip markers.  Judith uses the principles of enhancing creativity using the right side of the brain, combined with solid, basic design to help students improve their drawing and sketching abilities.  Students will learn basic methods to improve drawing skills and sketch with confidence!  

“What to do with My Backgrounds?” will be held on Tuesday, May 25 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  Are you puzzled when faced with decisions about how to treat the background in your compositions?  Learn a variety of approaches to dealing with backgrounds as well as how to choose the best solution for your design situation.  This workshop encourages participants to ask questions and show examples of their work that they feel need assistance to address the background.  Through interaction and class discussion, learn a variety of approaches to dealing with backgrounds as well as how to choose the best solution for your design situation. 

Coming in June …

“Beginning Watercolor Painting” will be a four week Zoom class on Thursdays, starting June 3 and there will be a second fur week section starting Wednesday, June 9. Pick the one that fits your schedule best. 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. 

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.