Reflections of Gratitude Accepted Artists

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was selected for the upcoming Reflections of Gratitude Exhibit.  Entries came from around the country and as far as Washington State.  Artists will be notified via e-mail, which will include shipping and delivery instructions. Thank you!

The exhibit is presented In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March. The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV from February 23 through April 2, 2022.

Artist Title of Work(s)
Becker, Judith Pastor
Clark, Natalie Pioneer for Medicine
Clark, Natalie The Discovery
Clark, Natalie The Calculator
DeWitt, Tanya Deirdre Wolownick Scales El Capitan, Age 70
Donaldson, Kayla Woman of Color
Fitzpatrick, Theresa My Nona
Fitzpatrick, Theresa My Nona’s Wedding Day
Foster, Trevella Mother with Youngest
Foster, Trevella Mother with 3 Oldest
Foster, Trevella Mother at Door with Twins
Freese, Bethany Untitled (Female figure in field)
Hollan, Amy Grace Notes
Horst, Jane Sister Amy
Huskisson, Christine Flake White Forming
McClure, Jeanne The Gathering
Phillips, Colleen A Woman’s Treasure
White, Alisa Mom.  A Self Portrait
White, Alisa Beauty Shop Nap
Williams, Carol Running for Office
Williams, Carol Instruments of Peace

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for 12th Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

Call for Artists: 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) announces the 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday April 6 to Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Description: 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.

Eligibility: 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 previously at the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: The Juror is Alison Helm, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, where she is a professor of sculpture. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York.

Professor Helm has exhibited her work at many galleries, museums and sculpture parks throughout the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico. Ms Helm has received two NEA Grants for Underserved area artists from the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV. She has received several awards, including the Outstanding Research Award for Creative Activity from West Virginia University in 2001 and was nominated for the Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. She won the West Virginia Division of Culture and History Governors Award in 2015 and Best of Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Society of Sculptors 80th annual exhibition. She recently won a Governors Award in the 2021 WV Juried Exhibition. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections and she has completed various sculpture commissions including “Splendor of the Seas” for the deck of one of the largest cruise ships in the world owned by Caribbean Cruise Lines, and two commissions for the Clarksburg Veterans Memorial Hospital, Memorial Garden, Clarksburg, WV.

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.

Awards: Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000.

Notification of Accepted Work: Notification of the juror’s selections will be announced by e-mail and posted on our web site on or about March 5, 2022. Detailed delivery instructions and schedules will be provided when the accepted artists are announced.

EXTENDED Deadline for Entries: Midnight Sunday February 27, 2022

Entries Closed

Juror’s results will be announced soon.

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Berkeley Arts Council Awarded American Rescue Plan Grant

The Berkeley Arts Council was recently awarded a grant worth more than $6,600.00 through the American Rescue Plan: Operating Support for Arts Organizations program.  The grant is intended to provide operating expenses for a specific period of time, to organizations that have suffered revenue losses from closings and cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members’ Exhibit Opens

2022 Members Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council’s Annual Members’ Exhibit opens Wednesday January 12 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Now in its 9th year, the Annual Members’ Exhibit features 33 works by 20 member artists, and includes 2- and 3-dimensional work in painting, photography, clay, wood, fibers, polymer clay, collage, mixed media and assemblage; many of the works are for sale.  The variety of media represented in this exhibit demonstrates the range of artwork being produced in this region.  Started in 2014, the annual exhibit is a benefit of membership in the Berkeley Arts Council.  The exhibit helps visual artists gain exposure for their work, and helps introduce the community to local artists.  The Annual Members’ Exhibit is up until February 19th.