Acrylics Special Topics Workshop Saturday June 28

Special Topics in Acrylics, Saturday, June 28; 11-4pm
Textural Elements Workshop – Water, Skies, Foliage, Fur, Feathers & More!
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg; “Jean”
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg WV.

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This class, taught by award winning artist, W. J. Gilbert Kellogg, will be an introduction to developing textural elements through acrylic painting techniques. Information provided will include some “whys” of brush selection, prep work, paint application methods, use of canvas paper and canvas boards, and will also allow the student to sample a variety of materials, brush techniques, and paints. If you have struggled with elements such as foliage, fur, feathers, skies, water, etc. when you paint with acrylics, this is a great class to explore these challenges and still have some fun!

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Jean Kellogg is an award-winning regional fine and commercial artist, art instructor for arts organizations, and for county and state continuing education programs; also an illustrator, writer and artisan. She works in a wide variety of media, such as charcoal, conte’, oil & acrylic paints, and mixed media; she also creates toys, costume jewelry, textile goods and other crafts which are marketed locally through various venues. She is a member of Berkeley Arts and a juried member of the Potomac River Artist’s Guild and the Tamarack Art Center in Beckley, WV.

$50 and pre-registration is required. Details and registration information are on the web at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/#kellogg. For more information email  berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

Call for Artists: 2014 EWV Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Second Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibition will be on display October 2 – 26 with a reception on Saturday, October 4 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. (Please pass this on to any artists you know who live in the 8 counties.) The theme for the exhibit is open.

The Juror for the 2014 exhibit is Diane Sibbison, Exhibition Manager with the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: POSTMARKED August 11, 2014.

For the full prospectus, including entry instructions and form, go to the Berkeley Arts Council web site at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/ewvexhibit/index.php

Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the "Best in Show" certificate to Neil Super.
Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the “Best in Show” certificate to Neil Super.
2013 Best in Show"Dream Fragment"  by Neil Super
2013 Best in Show
“Dream Fragment”
by Neil Super

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Last Weekend for Art Works Photography Exhibits

The Photo14 juried photography exhibit and Gary Bergel’s Beauty Like Litter Is All Around exhibit will close on Sunday. The exhibits have attracted a lot of interest and we are looking forward to having the juried photography show become an annual event. Gary’s iPhone photos provided a great launch for the Back Space Gallery.

Here are the award winners from Photo14:

"Ophelia" by Jessica McCann of Purcellville, VA
First Prize: “Ophelia” by Jessica McCann of Purcellville, VA
Second Prize: "Havana Central Station" by John Lewis
Second Prize: “Havana Central Station” by John Lewis of Harrisonburg, VA
Third Prize: "The Porter" by Earl Mills
Third Prize: “The Porter” by Earl Mills of Harpers Ferry, WV

In addition, Al Crane, Alice Newton, and Joseph Mikus received Honorable Mention awards for their submissions.

If you haven’t had a chance to view this exhibit, drop by this weekend to see it before it ends on Sunday. And don’t forget to check out the Back Space gallery and Gary Bergel’s iPhone images.

"Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel
“Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

 

 

Cimaglio and Parker Two Person Show in the Back Space Gallery

Local artists Kat Cimaglio and Susan Parker will team up for and exhibit of paintings called “Town and Country” in the Back Space Gallery in the Berkeley Art works. The exhibit opens June 26 and runs through July 20 in the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

"Poultry Yard" by Kat Cimaglio
“Poultry Yard” by Kat Cimaglio

Life on Kat Cimaglio’s farm is shaped by the seasons and the animals. Both present challenges and rewards, joy and sadness – sometimes a little income. No day is ever quite the same as the one before. But for Kat, as a painter, it is impossible to resist capturing some of this on canvas. What is seen in her paintings are the things that surround her every day and are part of the fabric of rural life.

"North Raleigh" by Susan Parker
“North Raleigh” by Susan Parker

Martiinsburg grew significantly during the late 19th century, which was the Victorian era, and the period of the Industrial Revolution.  As an important railroad center, and with the development of the local textile factories and the orchard industry, the town prospered.  As the population grew, many classic, Victorian-style homes were built.  These houses ranged from modest middle class dwellings to the large, elegant homes of the wealthy.  Most of these interesting houses are still standing, some beautifully restored, others in need of attention.  All have the characteristic and often ornate style typical of the period.  These watercolor sketches attempt to capture the essence of some of these architectural gems.

Also opening at the same time as the “Town and Country” exhibit is the “Summer Fire” Ceramics and Pottery exhibit in the main gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. A reception for both exhibits will be Saturday, June 28 from 5-7pm.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Signature Watercolor Artist Lynn Ferris to Teach in Martinsburg

Lynn Ferris
Lynn Ferris

A three-day watercolor workshop by artist and instructor Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, will be offered at the Berkeley Art Works on September 17 – 19, 2014.  The workshop will focus on techniques to capture light in watercolor, changing a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Students will learn to design with light, recognize light sources and the shadows they create, add drama and luminosity. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention. The workshop is suitable for all levels but some experience with watercolor is preferred.

The Berkeley Arts Council presents the workshop at its facility at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The workshop hours are from 9 am to 4 pm each day. The cost is $275 and space is limited. For details and online registration, visit www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/capturethelight/.

"Morning Light" by Lynn Ferris
“Morning Light” by Lynn Ferris

In addition, the 2014 West Virginia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibit will be open to the public and on display in the Berkeley Art Works gallery from September 4 to 28. Visitors are invited to meet the artists at a free reception on Saturday, September 6 from 5 – 7 pm.  Gallery hours are Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-5, and Sunday 12-3.

"Balconies" by Lynn Ferris
“Balconies” by Lynn Ferris

 

Visiting Hollywood Writer Offers Workshops for Local Storytellers

Martinsburg native, Adam Jones, will share time-tested tricks, tips and tools at Berkeley Art Works.

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

Adam Jones, actor, director and writer with scores of credits to his name, is visiting his family in Martinsburg this July. While in town, Jones plans to teach two workshops at Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg. A four-session workshop will focus on the basics of script writing, and new web opportunities that are open to every artist. An afternoon workshop will discuss ways to overcome writer’s block.

“These dynamic workshops are geared to writers of all levels,” said Berkeley Art Works president Malinda Shaver. “All you need to bring is your laptop or notepad and your imagination.”

Jones fell in love with the performing arts while a student actor at Martinsburg’s Apollo Civic Theater. After graduating from Bard College with two B.F.A.s in Writing and Acting, Adam wrote, directed, and acted in his first feature film “Cross Eyed” at the age of 24.  While living in New York as a novice screenwriter, Adam worked in set design and construction on numerous Hollywood films and acted in several independent films. His most recent performance was in the mini-series Hatfields and McCoys.

Adam lives in Los Angeles, working as a writer/director/actor, script doctor, and story consultant on a variety of projects, helping writers articulate the story they wish to tell. He has been obsessed with storytelling ever since he was a boy – whether it be the day-to-day stories we tell each other about ourselves or the stories writers imagine onto the page, screen, or stage. He is excited to be sharing his knowledge and experience with other aspiring writers at the Berkeley Art Works.  Everyone is a storyteller – writers and non-writers alike.

Workshops will be held at Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg. The workshops are:

The New Storytellers: Writing for Film, TV and the Web, Introduction to Script Writing.” Covers the basics of script writing, looks at a variety of ways to tell a story and script it to paper and explores ways the internet has opened up opportunities for every artist. Four Wednesday sessions, July 2-July 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.; $85; pre-registration is required; act now, class size is limited.

Start Writing and Keep Writing: Tricks, Tips and Tools to Overcome Writer’s Block.” Focuses on getting ideas onto the page through self-doubt, writer’s block and the feeling that there are not enough hours in the day. One afternoon session, Saturday, July 12, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; $45; pre-registration is required; act now, class size is limited.

For more information and to pre-register, visit Berkeley Art Works at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/. More information is available by email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

“Kreative Kids” Summer Art Program

Summer arts fun and learning is on tap for creative young people ages 6 through 18 at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg.  Starting July 7,  Berkeley Arts Council’s teaching artists will be offering classes ranging from puppets, painting and cartoons to projects using rocks, scissors, paper, clay and even eggs!

Rock Animal by Judith Becker
Rock Animal by Judith Becker

Students in Judith Becker’s classes will turn smooth rocks into critters and animals using acrylic paint and others will create collages from various unusual materials.

Deer by Kristina Hoffman
Deer by Kristina Hoffman

Students in Kristina Hoffman’s classes will learn about drawing animals and nature, creating comic book characters and storyboards.

Jean Kellog will conduct a workshop in applied art, craft, design and writing. Children will create colorful puppets with character, write stories about them, and then have the opportunity perform them on a special evening.

Hilda Eiber will offer classes with clay and paper creations, egg tempera painting and a class creating matisse cutouts.

The classes start the week of July 7 and run at different times through August 1. The Berkeley Art works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Details and online registration is available at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/summer/. Information is available by email at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg WV
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg WV

“Summer Fire” Ceramics and Pottery Show features Eastern Panhandle Artists.

The Berkeley Art Works announces “Summer Fire”, Ceramic and Pottery Show featuring original and distinct clay artists working and creating in the Eastern Panhandle.  The Summer Fire Show will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg from June 26th through July 20th.  There will be a reception for the featured artists on Saturday, June 28th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Gallery, where the public can meet the artists and admire and purchase these exceptional and handcrafted art objects.

"Painted Hen: by Jane Morais
“Painted Hen: by Jane Morais

Over 10 Artists will be featured, including two ceramic artists currently exhibiting at the Art Works Gallery Co-Op, Hilda Eiber and Martha LeRoi,  and several artists that are featured at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, and at the Delaplane Art Center in Frederick, MD. including Annette Verna, Lynn Lavin, Crawford Horne, Jane Morais, Joy Bridy, Pam and Ren Parziale.  The materials feature wheel and hand thrown pots,  cups and plates, to whimsical sculptures that feature chickens.

"Foxy" by Lynn Lavin
“Foxy” by Lynn Lavin

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Bowl by Annette Verna
Bowl by Annette Verna

 

Berkeley Art Works Announces “Back Space”, a New Gallery

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Back Space”, the new gallery in the Berkeley Art Works. The new gallery will open on Thursday, May 22 with “Litter like Beauty is All Around”, an exhibit of photographs by Gary Bergel.

"Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel
“Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel

Gary Bergel, a photography and mixed media artist exhibiting with the Berkeley Art Works, and a teaching artist on the faculty of the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, is presenting a suite of archival prints of smart phone photographs he has taken over the past ten years.  Bergel’s exhibit will inaugurate Berkeley Art Works’ new Back Space gallery. The artist invites you to explore and see the “is-ness of things” with him – along the way – in the Back Space at Berkeley Art Works.

The Back Space exhibit opening will coincide with the opening of “Photo14”,the Berkeley Arts Council’s first juried photography exhibit.

Both exhibits will be on display from May 22 – June 22. There will be an opening reception for both exhibits on Saturday, May 24 from 5-7pm.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works “Photo14” Exhibit

Havana Central Station by John Lewis
“Havana Central Station” by John Lewis

The Berkeley Arts Council will open “Photo14”, its first juried photography exhibit on Thursday, May 22. The exhibit will be on display through June 22. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 24 from 5-7pm.

"Assinboine" by Joseph Mikus
“Assinboine” by Joseph Mikus

The Juror for the exhibit was John Hoover, who is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and a working freelance and assignment photographer specializing in portraits, travel, architectural and event photography.

John selected 30 images out of 92 that were submitted for the exhibit. Images range from fascinating portraits to soaring landscapes, abstracts and more. The full list of accepted work is here.

"Summer Flower" by Dave McMasters
“Summer Flower” by Dave McMasters

 

 

Poetry Tonight at the Berkeley Art Works!

bawks-160square-for-FBJoin us tonight, May 9 from 6:30-8 pm at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, for “Second Friday Poetry Readings; Yours or Another’s”.

Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given.

For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Presents the 2014 VIZZI Award Winners

The 2014 VIZZI Award Winners are on exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The work is on display May 8-18. Gallery hours Thursday 12-5, Friday, 12-8, Saturday, 12-5, and Sunday 12-3.

There will be a reception on Saturday, May 10 from 4-6pm at the gallery. Please join us to encourage and support these fine young artists.

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The Vizzi Awards is presented by James Rumsey Technical Institute, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, WV EDGE & the Regional Printing Institute. The mission of the VIZZI Awards is to create a BUZZ  about student achievement in visual arts.  The Vizzi consists of three categories covering eleven different contests. Students who are 10th  – 12th graders and live in Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan counties are eligible to enter.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.