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December 2018


Berkeley Arts Council News


Now Open!

St. Nick's Market

Our annual holiday market has a new name and an expanded list of +35 fine
artists and artisan.  Always 100% handmade and local, St Nick’s
Market is open Wednesday through Sunday.  A new feature this year
is a tree of artist-donated handmade ornaments.  All proceeds
going to Boys and Girls Photography program.   See the event
page inside Berkeley Art Council’s Facebook page for individual artist
highlights 116 North Queen St
Martinsburg Wed-Thur  11-5  Fri 11-8  Sat
11-4  Sun 12-3Berkeley Arts Council Free.


#GivingTuesday
has passed but the need is still there. Over the last 5-1/2 years, we have
brought upwards of 60 exhibits to the Berkeley Art Works Gallery and we
would like to upgrade the hanging system.
Fund raiser to upgrade the Berkeley Art Works Hanging System

The Walker Hanging System would make the gallery look nicer when we
display artwork on the walls and make hanging the work much easier,
generally eliminating the need to climb a ladder.

Any amount would help. One set of hardware costs about $16. We need about
30 sets to upgrade the main gallery. Can you donate enough for one set
(Pus $1 to cover transaction costs)? Just 30 of you will get us the
upgrade we need to show the Boys and Girl’s Club work, the national juried
Art and Earth Exhibit, and other great exhibits we will have in the New
Year.

A “stretch” goal ($1000) would be enough to also upgrade the Back Space
gallery.

Go
to the fundraiser on Facebook

Thanks for your support.


Call for Artists

2019 Berkeley Arts Council Members’
Exhibit
January 16 – February 23, 2019

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council
are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works
gallery, January 16 through February 23, 2019. There will be a reception
on Sunday, January 20 from 2-4pm. The exhibit is not juried. Any current
member (2019) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit.
Artists who are not current members may join or renew online or at the
gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry
fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit
of membership.

Membership applications are available in the gallery or online at berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/.

 


Classes at the Berkeley Art Works

New January classes now open for registration

For descriptions, details and how to register visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Watercolor Fix-it
Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

January
2019

Advanced Oil Painting Studio
Tuesdays January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19; 9:30am-12:30pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

Introduction to Oil Painting
Wednesdays January 16, 23, 30, 31, February 6, 13; 9:30am-12:30pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

Art Student Continuing
Improvement Workshop

Thursdays January 17, 24, 31, February 7 2019; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Level 2 Intermediate
Water Color Painting

Fridays January 18, 25, February 1, 8 2019; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Portraiture
Saturdays January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019; 2-5pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard


Eastern West Virginia Artists Census

The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) is conducting a census of artists in the
Eastern West Virginia Region. BAC seeks responses from artists and artisans,
who work in any discipline, in the eight eastern counties: Berkeley,
Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. BAC
seeks to develop data on artists and artisans working in all disciplines
that can be compiled to support arts advocacy by BAC and other
organizations. Go
to the survey
.


It’s Time For Membership Renewal in the
Berkeley Arts Council

If you are receiving this Bulletin, we know you value what the Arts
Council can bring to the community. As we become more involved in
community-wide planning, we need to further build on the foundation that
was started nine years ago.

Your support for our efforts starts with your membership. If you are a
current member, we hope you will continue your support. If you have been a
member in the past and have not yet renewed for 2018, we invite you back to
participate some of our exciting activities for the next year. If you are
new to the area or have never been a member, you can bring new energy and
new ideas to help shape the future of the Berkeley Arts Council and the arts
community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County,

You can join or renew on our website [berkeleyartswv.org/join-us].
Or simply come in to the Art Works to pick up a form and make your payment.
The Berkeley Arts Council is a certified 501(c)(3) non profit corporation.


Do you shop on
Amazon?

Of course, we encourage you to support local businesses whenever you can,
but if you shop on Amazon.com, register as a supporter of the Berkeley Arts
Council and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Berkeley Arts
Council. Just go to smile.amazon.com. If you are not already signed up,
register to support the Berkeley Arts Council. If you are already signed up,
you can shop as usual and your purchases will automatically be assigned to
benefit the Berkeley Arts Council. Every little bit helps. Thanks!


Regular Hours at the
Berkeley Art Works

Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5; Saturday, 11-4.
(or by appointment)

Additional hours for the Holidays are 5-8pm Fridays and 12-3pm
Sundays

The
Berkeley Arts Council has a Facebook page. Go there and “Like” us to show
your support and follow us to get the latest news from the Berkeley Arts
Council. https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyArtsWV.
Please also read this
about how to make sure you see our posts.


Art Exhibits

Continuing through December 30

Wrap it Up Gallery Show. The
Morgan Arts Council presents the annual Holiday gift show featuring fine
art and fine crafts. Something for everyone! Wine and Cheese opening
reception on Nov. 16 at 7:30. The Ice House,  Berkeley Springs, WV
Thu-Sun, 11-5 Morgan Arts Council Free 304-258-2300 macicehouse.org
or eddy (at) macicehouse .org

Through
December 30

“Illumination” an
all-member exhibit on the theme Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md Fridays
& Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm; Valley Art
Association. Free 301
797-2867 valleyartassoc.com
or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

 


Special Events

through
December 23

Holiday
Market:
 Ring in the holiday season at
the Washington Street Artists Cooperative. Nestled in the Fire Hall
Gallery, located in historic Downtown Charles Town, discover and partake
in the Holiday Market filled with professional prints and one of a kind
works in a variety of media. Call or check the Facebook page for opening
time changes and updates. 108 N. George St. Charles
Town, WV  Thu/Fri, 12-5 pm;  Sat 10-3 pm; Sun 1-4
pm free 304-724-2090 https://www.facebook.com/WStreetArtists/or wstreetgallery
(at) gmail .com

Berkeley Art Works

through
December 30

St
Nick’s Market
 Our annual holiday market has a new
name and an expanded list of +35 fine artists and
artisan.  Always 100% handmade and local, St Nick’s Market is
open Wednesday through Sunday.  A new feature this year is a
tree of artist-donated handmade ornaments.  All proceeds going
to Boys and Girls Photography program.   See the event page
inside Berkeley Art Council’s Facebook page for individual artist
highlights 116 North Queen St
Martinsburg Wed-Thur  11-5  Fri
11-8  Sat 11-4  Sun 12-3Berkeley Arts
Council Free.

December
7 – 9

Christmas
Open House
 featuring
Handcrafted Functional Stoneware Pottery for unique gifts or treasured
items.  Door
prize drawing for a special piece of pottery.  $5
Kid’s Corner so your little one can buy a secret gift!  Tour
the pottery studio and learn about the process. Blue Goose Pottery Studio,
7278 Hedgesville Rd., Hedgesville, WV  25427
Fri-Sun  10:00
– 4:00 each day Free  www.bluegoosepottery.com
or bluegoosepottery (at) gmail .com

 

December
10

Storytelling
Concert and Workshop with Elizabeth Ellis.
 The
Speak Story Series closes out the 2018 season with two very special events
featuring Elizabeth Ellis, one of America’s finest story tellers. December
10, Elizabeth will conduct a workshop “Collecting and Crafting Family
Stories” 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Shepherd University Student Center
Cumberland Room. Register at  https://www.speakstoryseries.com/
or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

December
12

Elizabeth’s
Storytelling Concert
 in Reynolds Hall 7:30
PM.   Shepherd University 7:30 – 8:30 Speak Story
Series $12.00.  https://www.speakstoryseries.com/
or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

December
15

A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown,
inside Town Run Tap House with 18 local artisans offering soaps, lotion,
jewelry, paintings, purses, pottery, fused glass, candles, knit items, and
much more. Children’s play area, door prizes! Free Chair massages! Two
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm  202 E. Washington St. Shepherdstown. free
202-525-6076
https://www.facebook.com/events/192953311454164/
or michelle
(at) mywildrosesoap .com

 


Music and
Dance

Music


December
8

Holiday Concert 2018 Concert by
the Berkeley Community Chorus
, directed by Dr. Jeffrey
Poland, will feature John Rutter’s “Magnificat” accompanied by
chamber orchestra and will also include secular seasonal
favorites. Calvary United Methodist Church Sunday 7:30pm Berkeley
Community Chorus $10 Adult; $8 Senior; Children 12 & under
free of charge   www.berkcommchorus.org
or jtpoland (at) frontier .com

December
12

Shepherd
University Community Music Ensembles
 Concert by the
Shepherd Community Orchestra, Jr. String Ensemble and Youth Chorus. The
orchestra will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Mozart and
Haydn. Frank Center Theatre, Shepherdstown Wednesday,
7:30pm Shepherd University $5.00. 304-876-5248; https://www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program or ssykes
(at) shepherd .edu

Dance

December
8 – 9

“The Nutcracker”
Don’t miss this holiday classic with a cast of
over 80 dancers and guest artists from the Mobile and Boulder
Ballets.   Come see the magic of The Nutcracker! Musselman High
School Saturday 5pm, Sunday 2pm Inwood Dance Company $15 adults $10 chidren
1304-229-3209 www.inwoodperformingarts.com
or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

December
15

Belly
Dance Workshop
 Belly dance at this open-level,
retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern
refreshments.  Beginners welcome! MAC Ice HouseSaturday,
December 15, 2018 Jensuya Belly
Dance $50  304-258-7647 https://www.facebook.com/jensuya or jen
(at) jensuya .com

 


Theatre

November
30 – December 9

“It’s A Wonderful Life”  The
holiday classic where George Bailey learns what the world would be like if
he had never been born.  Old Opera House – Charles Town  8:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays; 2:30pm Sundays Old Opera House Theatre Company
$22 Adult, $19 Senior, $15 Youth under 18 3047254420 www.oldoperahouse.org
  or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

December
1 – 9

“A
Tuna Christmas”
 A comedy set in a small town in
Texas. 2 actors plus 22 characters = 1 heck of a great time! Featuring
Chuck Walker and Tom Brooks. The Ice House, Berkeley Springs,
WV Wed-Sat, 7 pm; Sun 2 pm Morgan Arts Council $10/adults;
$8/MAC members; $5/children 304 258 2300 macicehouse.org or eddy
(at) macicehouse .org

Apollo Civic Theatre

December
6 – 16

“A
Christmas Story”
 Ralphie Parker only wants
one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun.
Based on the 1983 movie. Come out for a night of an iconic
Christmas Memory! Apollo Civic Theatre, Dec
6,7,9,14,15,16. Tickets $12-$19 304-263-6766; apollocivictheatre.org or act
(at) apollocivictheatre .com

 

December
14-16

 “Buddy
And Sook, A Radio Play”
 based on the short stories
“A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote. If
this were a recipe, the generous portion of laughter –balanced with a
tear or two then layered with injustice and retribution and sprinkled with
plenty of smiles– would make a wonderful holiday treat. Dessert Reception
follows performance. In the Handley Regional Library
auditorium, presented by Winchester Little Theatre and
Friends  of the Handley Regional Library Winchester,
VA Fri/Sat 7 pm, Sun 2:00p Adults $19.99; Student
K-12 $14.99 540-662-3331 wltonline.org or wlt
(at) wltonline .org

 


‘Specially for Kids

Continuing
through December 23

“The Nutty Nutcracker”
King Rat wants to steal the magical
Nutcracker for himself. But Clara saves the day and goes on a magical
journey for her reward. 412 -W King Street, Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun 1
pm doors open 12:40 Wonderment Puppet Theater $6. for 2 years and up.
Under 2 free $6. for 2 years and up. Under 2 free. 1-304-260-9382 www.wondermentpuppets.com
or puppetyes (at) yahoo .com

December
1

Make
a Fabric Holiday Tree
 to celebrate the season and
take it home or give as a gift. All materials provided. Parents welcome.
Free! The Ice House. Berkeley Springs, WV Sat 10-11:00 am or
11:30 am-12:30 pm Morgan Arts Council Free! 304-258-2300 macicehouse.org or eddy
(at) macicehouse .org

December
6

December
Paint Night
 is for children and adults! Bring a bottle of wine if you would like! Decembers canvas is 14 x 14 winter fox.  Apollo Historic Ballroom First Friday each month,
6:00pm-8:00 pm Apollo Civic Theatre $40.00 304-263-6766 apollocivictheatre.org or act
(at) apollocivictheatre .com


Artist
Opportunities

Berkeley Art Works
Open Call for Artists and
Artisans

Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the “Artists at The Works”
co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works. The co-op space in the gallery
currently has open space for one two-dimensional artist and one
three-dimensional artist. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

New January classes now open for registration

For details and online registration, visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Watercolor Fix-it
Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

January,
2019

Beginning/Intermediate
Painting Studio

Wednesdays January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20; 9:30am-12:30pm (Six
weeks)
Instructor: David Heatwole

Art Student Continuing
Improvement Workshop

Thursdays January 17, 24, 31, February 7 2019; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Level 2 Intermediate
Water Color Painting

Fridays January 18, 25, February 1, 8 2019; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Portraiture
Saturdays January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019; 2-5pm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard


 

December
1

Paint
a Masterpiece:
 Janet Gauthier & Robert Howard
of AnayaArt Studio take you step by step to re-create a masterpiece on
your own. No prior painting experience needed. All materials
provided. The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Sat 2-4:30
pm Morgan Arts Council $35/ $30 MAC members 304-258-2300 macicehouse.org or eddy
(at) macicehouse .org

December
8

Tree
of Life Holiday Ornament
 Make
a tree of life ornament using copper wire and your choice of colorful
gemstones. All materials and tools provided. No experience necessary.
Instructed by Maya Fredo. The Ice House, Berkeley Springs,
WV Sat 2-4:30 pm Morgan Arts Council $35/ $30 MAC
members 3042582300 macicehouse.org or eddy
(at) macicehouse .org

 


Our Arts Partners and Supporters

City National Bank
Apollo Civic Theatre
Trails and Trees Studio Tour
West Virginia Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

How to Submit an Arts Event

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the wealth of arts events in Berkeley County and the surrounding region. By
combining forces each organization becomes stronger. Here’s what you need to
do:

Submit details about your arts event by using the online form at www.berkeleyartswv.org/bab/
The page includes instructions.

Deadline: the 20th of the month prior to the event. You may
submit events up to two months in advance.

The editors reserve the right to condense information to allow listing the
maximum number of events.

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304-620-7277.
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