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Call for Entries: 10th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

Deadline Extended

Extended Deadline for Entries
Midnight Wednesday August 3, 2022

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the 10th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from August 31 to October 8, 2022.

Eligibility – 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.

Theme – The theme for the exhibit is open. Works in any medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions, abstract, representational or non-representational subject matter are welcome. 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.

Juror – Jenna Gianni (MFA) is a ceramic artist and educator based in Maryland. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Ceramics at Hood College in Frederick, MD where she has previously worked as the Director of Galleries. In addition to her work at Hood, Jenna is also part owner at Washington Street Studios, a community pottery studio in Harpers Ferry, WV providing ceramics classes and studio space to artists in the MD, VA, and WV area.

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.

Awards – Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention.

Entries – Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed and must not exceed 48 inches in width, including frame. Framing must be equipped with wire, ready for hanging (no sawtooth or single loop hangers, please). Please use plexiglass instead of glass. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 72 inches in height and 36 inches in width or depth, and must be free-standing.

Image Submission – 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. The 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 girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg).

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 Monday August 8, 2022.  Make sure your e-mail address is current in Entrythingy and check your e-mail (including SPAM folder) and our Web site around this date!

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General Guidelines 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 Berkeley Arts Council 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 Berkeley Arts Council retains a 30% commission on all sales. Work may not be removed during the exhibit.

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

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

Delivery and Shipping of Accepted Artwork:

All accepted work must arrive between Monday August 22 and Saturday August 27, 2022. Works accepted for the exhibit are to be hand-delivered or shipped to:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Hand-Delivered Work – Artwork to be hand-delivered must arrive at the Berkeley Art Works during normal business hours on Wednesday 8/24, Thursday 8/25, or Friday 8/26 from 11am to 5pm, or Saturday 8/27 from 11am to 4pm. All artwork must have identifying information attached: Title, name of artist, medium, price.

Shipped Work – Artwork to be shipped must arrive during the week of Monday 8/22 through Friday 8/26. Staff will be at the gallery to receive shipments between 11am and 5pm. Work must be shipped prepaid to the Berkeley Art Works in sturdy, reusable packing. (Please no styrofoam packing peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass. All artwork must have identifying information attached: Title, name of artist, medium, price.

For return shipping, a pre-paid, printed shipping label must be included with your work – no exceptions! Hand-written labels are not acceptable. The Berkeley Arts Council will not pay for return shipping. Failure to provide a proper pre-paid shipping label may result in increased costs and return shipping delays and risk of damage to your work due to limited storage available at the gallery.

IMPORTANT: The Berkeley Art Works does not receive U.S. Mail at the gallery address. Do not use the U.S. Postal Service to ship your work. Please use Federal Express (FedEx) or United Parcel Service (UPS). Please e-mail the tracking number(s) to bacexhibits@gmail.com for reference. Artists are responsible for tracking and verification of when the package is delivered. Please make UPS/FedEx aware that our hours for accepting deliveries are Monday – Friday, 11am to 5pm. If you are unable to use FedEx or UPS to ship your work, please e-mail us at bacexhibits@gmail.com for instructions.

Pick Up of Work at End of the Exhibit – Artists picking up their work at the conclusion of the show should do so on Saturday October 8, 2022 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Return of Shipped Work – The Berkeley Arts Council will deliver shipped work to FedEx/UPS on Monday/Tuesday following the close of the show, on or about October 11/12, 2022.

Important Dates:

Deadline for digital entries: Wednesday August 3, 2022 (Midnight).
Notification of acceptance e-mailed & posted: On or about Monday August 8, 2022.
Arrival of all accepted works to the Berkeley Art Works: Monday August 22 – Saturday August 27, 2022.
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday August 31 – Saturday October 8, 2022.
Pick Up Work at End of Exhibit: Saturday October 8, 2022 between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
Return of Shipped Work – On or about Monday/Tuesday October 11/12, 2022.

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