Call for Artists Deadline Extended: Reflections of Gratitude

In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March, the Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) will present Reflections of Gratitude, a collection of works about women. The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV from February 23 through April 2, 2022.

The goal of this exhibition is to honor women whose achievements and contributions have enriched our lives and bettered our world. They are our role models, influencers, sources of strength, beacons of hope. They may be artists, educators, preachers, healers, engineers, scientists; they are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends; they exist in many roles and vocations, in public and private life. Whether historical or contemporary, who has that woman been for you? Entries for this juried exhibit should pay tribute to women who have been influential in your life.

The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational.

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited at The Berkeley Art Works previously.

Entry Fee: $35 for the first two works and $10 each additional work up to a maximum of four.

Awards: Best in Show, Merit and Honorable Mention.

Notification of Accepted Work – The exhibit will be juried by the Berkeley Arts Council. Selections will be announced by e-mail and posted on the BAC Web site on or about Friday, January 21, 2022. Delivery instructions will be provided when the accepted artists are announced.

EXTENDED Deadline for Entries
Midnight Friday January 21, 2022.

Entries Closed

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Entries for the exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit; one image per work. One additional image to show detail for 3-dimensional work is allowed.

The image file format should be normal (baseline) JPEG. Do not save as ‘progressive’ JPEG. Images should be 1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. Save at 72 PPI/DPI at high quality setting (8 out of 10 or 80% is good). Set the filename to lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg (example: jones_pretty flower_11x14x1_no1.jpg).

Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed and not exceed 48 inches in width, including frame. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire, ready for hanging (no sawtooth or single loop hangers, please). Three-dimensional work must not exceed 72 inches in height and 36 inches in width or depth, and must be free-standing.

General Guidelines and Terms for Accepted Work:

Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last 3 years and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

The BAC reserves the right to reject any work that is not consistent with the work presented in the digital entry image, or if the framing or presentation is not adequate.

No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.

Commission – The BAC will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Works may not be removed during the exhibition.

Insurance/Liability – By delivering or shipping your work, you agree that, although the BAC will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of or damage to the artwork, and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.

Publicity – The artist grants permission for the BAC to use submitted images of artwork for promotion and publicity. The BAC will promote the exhibit through its Web site, e-mail list, press releases and social media.

Important Dates:

  • Extended Deadline for digital entries:
    Friday January 21, 2022 (Midnight).
  • Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: On or about
    Friday January 28, 2022.
    Hand delivery/shipment of accepted works to the Berkeley Art Works: Monday February 14 – Saturday February 19, 2022.
  • Exhibit Dates: Wednesday February 23 through Saturday April 2, 2022.
  • Pick Up Work at End of Exhibit: Saturday April 2, 2022 between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
  • Return of Shipped Work – On or about Monday/Tuesday April 4/5, 2022.