Call for Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be on display October 4 – November 11, 2017.

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Photo 17 Accepted Artists

 

The juror’s results are in. Neal Rantoul selected 26 images from 23 artists from 12 states. Neal provided the following Juror’s statement:

I am very pleased to have been selected to jury this year’s National Juried Photography Exhibit and was very impressed with the wide diversity of the work of this year’s entrants.

Photography is distinguished in recent years by an amazing variety of different approaches, motivations and final results, many if which you see here in this exhibition. At the same time, more conventional traditions such as craft, care and concern for quality are still important. If you didn’t get accepted I would encourage you to work on these disciplines for photography is now very easy to practice adequately but still virtually impossible to be truly excellent at. It may be this, the sheer difficulty of mastering our medium that keeps us going. If you were accepted, you have my heartfelt congratulations and if not, don’t be discouraged. Keep photographing!

Neal Rantoul

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Opening May 24: Creativity, Color & Design; Blue Ridge CTC Students

Katreena Stracke: “Life’s As Beautiful As You Make It: Mixed Media

The Berkeley Art Works presents A Summer Exhibit of work by Art 105/205 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Nikitha Appani: “Dream with Butterfly” Collage

The visual art top 3 award winners from Blue Ridge’s recent “Outlet” Arts and Letters competition are included in this exhibit.

First Place: Katreena Stracke, “Life’s as Beautiful as You Make It,” mixed media
Second Place: Nikitha Appani, “Dream with Butyterfly,” mixed media
Third Place: Zachary Simpson, “Untitled,” Prismacolor

Zachary Simpson: Untitled Prismacolor Pencils

The exhibit will run from May 24 through July 8 in the Art Works Back Space Gallery. There will be a reception on Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm Join us and meet these talented young artists.

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Opening May 24: Potomac River Artists Guild Recent Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Berkeley Art Works presents a selection of new work from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild. Artists expected to participate are Monica Wilkins, Tom Nebel, Mary Alice Bowers, Sue Parker, Lilly Barrows, Carol Wilks, Jane Horst, Ronda Albright and others.

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Seventh Annual Art and Earth Exhibit Opens April 5

Reception Friday April 21, 5-7pm

The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit will open April 5 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on display through May 20. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko, of Shepherd University selected 46 works by 37 artists for the exhibit. Accepted works include paintings, mixed-media works, photographs, and a selection of ceramics and other 3-dimensional works. A full list of the accepted artists is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth-exhibit-accepted-works/.

“Gallery on Main” Launched in Martinsburg

Bringing color to vacant buildings in downtown Martinsburg is the goal of “Gallery on Main”, a collaboration between the Berkeley Arts Council and Main Street Martinsburg. The program showcases creations by eight local artists. Original paintings, photographs, sculpture, and jewelry are displayed in the windows of vacant locations in the 100- and 200- blocks of North Queen Street. “By introducing a wide range of high quality public art into the community, we can enhance the civic environment and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.” said Main Street Martinsburg Executive Director Randy Lewis.

The artists are members of the Berkeley Arts Council and include painters Anthony Jones, Judith Becker and Sue Parker, mixed media artist Gary Bergel, photographers Mary-Joe Bennett and Rip Smith, wood sculptor Joe Bourgeois, and jewelry designer Sandy Nichols. Sales of the artwork is facilitated by the Berkeley Art Works, the gallery of the Berkeley Arts Council. The artwork will be on display through the second week of May.

Dance Works 2017

Malinda Shaver of the Berkeley Arts Council and General Hambrick from WV University with scholarship winners from the 2017 Dance Works Festival.

The 2017 Dance Works Festival is in the books after a mad scramble to adjust after an unexpected disruption of its primary venue at Musselman High School. Through the efforts of Arts Council president Malinda Shaver and the members of the committee of dance advisors, the event was completed successfully by combining four different venues in Hagerstown and capping it off with the Gala Performance at Musselman.

Thanks to the folks at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts to helped make arrangements at the City Ballet School, the Grand Ballroom, and the Masonic Temple, the dance students from Berkeley and Jefferson County, West Virginia and students from the Barbara Ingram school in Hagerstown, experienced workshops from eight master level instructors in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hiphop, musical theatre, and acting disciplines.

The Festival was sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council in association with the Inwood Performing Arts Company, Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, Rhythm n Motion, and WHS Synergy Dance Ensemble at Washington High School in Jefferson County, WV.