Accepted Artists: ‘My Home Town” Exhibit

Juror Gary Bergel selected 25 works from 15 Artists for the ‘My Home Town’ exhibit, which will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works January 11 through Saturday February 18, 2022.

UPDATE: Exhibit Awards announced.

Below are the selected works:

First Name

Last Name

Accepted Piece

Matias Ardila A Tree Fell on my Face
Suzan Bernier Walkin’ in the Rain
Michael Blankenship Kentucky Tobacco Shop
John Diephouse Happy
John Diephouse In the Heartland (arcade)
John Diephouse To an Uncertain Future
Charles Foye 1309 Run
Charles Foye 1309 and 1947 Dodge
Chris Foye Hidden in the Mountains
Chris Foye Sunset on the River
Genifer Fraser Suburbia the Beautiful 4
Jimmie Kackley Old Martinsburg WV Post Office
Annika Lopez-Audet Stapleton Airport 1982 vs. Stapleton Area 2021
Annika Lopez-Audet Eastlake Church 1919 vs. 2021
Annika Lopez-Audet The Congressional Church 1903 vs. 2021
Julie Mosley Abandoned Memories
Nahami Sampson Stay Focused
madison shetter Yellow Car
madison shetter Bowling
Sterling Smith Roundhouse Panorama
Sterling Smith Westphal Hose Company No. 5
Karen Smith Lonely Veteran
Karen Smith Shenandoah
Kaeleigh White Ambient Spire
Kaeleigh White Dancing Spring Sky

Call for Artists: ‘My Home Town’

Deadline Extended: Monday December 12, 2022 (Midnight)

The Berkeley Arts Council announces My Home Town, a national juried photographic art exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday January 11 to Saturday February 18, 2023. 

Description:  Capturing the essence of a town and its inhabitants, its neighborhoods, architecture, local businesses, the downtown district, etc., brings us a sense of history, memory and nostalgia.  Do you live in a town or community that retains the look and feel of a bygone era?  There is beauty in the small moments of everyday life.  We are looking for your photos that portray the activity in a town of today against a backdrop of earlier times.

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any photographic medium or technique (digital, film, alternative, or antique photographic processes).

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Creative Arts Studio Group Exhibits at Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council presents an exhibit of their Creative Arts Studio group from August 10 through August 27, 2022 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.

Creative Arts Studio, which is sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council and supported by the Martinsburg Public Library, is a group of artists who enjoy painting and creating in a relaxed and congenial group setting.  The participants meet weekly on Thursday afternoons at the library or at any of the county’s outdoor venues, weather permitting.  Their exhibit represents the varied approaches they take and media they use to create their work. 

The group has been meeting for the past year and a half.  They are all members of the Berkeley Arts Council: Jeanne Marie McClure, Lannie Mullenax, Susan Cranford, Martha Rowley, Martha Hanley, Louise Janelle, Laura Word, Mary Jo Sims, John Turner, and Judith Becker.

The exhibit is open during regular business hours at the Berkeley Art Works every Wednesday through Friday 11am – 5pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm.

 
 

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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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