Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009
October 2022

Berkeley Arts Council News

Plan on visiting “Arts Expo” at the Martinsburg Roundhouse on Saturday, October 8 for a festival of artist demonstrations, interactive activities, and music. Come down to the Roundhouse between 10am and 4pm and see the diversity of the arts in Martinsburg and the surrounding region. Admission is FREE!

Help us Take the Berkeley Arts Council to the Next Level!
The Berkeley Arts Council is entering its fourteenth year. From our start using borrowed spaces for events, exhibits, meetings and classes through the establishment of the Berkeley Art Works we’ve threaded our way through many challenges. Now it’s time for the next phase of Amplifying the Arts, one where BAC provides more opportunities for local artists and artisans, art lovers and audiences, students and creators. We need your help to get to that next level.  Read the full article to learn about donating artwork or other prizes, and what is a “Tombola” anyway!

In the Gallery:
Berkeley Art Works
In Our Gallery thru October 8
10th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The 10th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit is on display at the Berkeley Art Works until October 8, 2022.  The exhibit includes 33 paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture by 21 artists from Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan counties.  A range of media are represented including watercolor and gouache, oil, and acrylic painting, pastel drawing, wood carving, basketry, collage, fiber arts, mixed media, and assemblage. Thirty-three pieces are on display by 21 artists working in various media.

Opening October 12
The Berkeley Art Works will present an exhibit of artworks donated for our upcoming “An Evening with the Arts” fundraiser, and includes fine art and craft items created by local artists.  The exhibit will be in the gallery until November 11.

Berkeley Art Works
First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Martinsburg
Wonderful early fall weather encourages visitors to tour the art galleries and shops in central downtown Martinsburg on Friday, October 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The variety is delightful and the hosts love to talk about what they do. This month’s group includes the Berkeley Art Works, Apple Blossom Gallery, Burke Street Gallery, West Virginia Glass, Queen Street Gallery, Apollo Civic Theatre, Wonderment Puppet and Black Sheep Gallery. 

Art Instruction

For details, materials lists, schedules, class prices, and to register, visit  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Classes are held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV.

Unless otherwise stated, participants for in-person classes are requested to provide proof of Covid vaccination and wear masks while in our facility.

Mixed Media Journaling

In Person

Tuesday, November 10, 17; December 1,8, 2022; 9:30am-12:30pm
Number of Sessions:  4- 3 hour sessions

Minimum number of students – 3
Maximum number of students – 6


This workshop is offered by the Berkeley Arts Council and will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Instructor: Leah (Yoyi) Bennett

Description of Class: Mixed Media Journal Class is an exciting and unique process to create mixed media art.  Participants learn how to express themselves by creating dynamic backgrounds to support various drawings, textures, poems, photos, verses, etc., using wet or dry mediums.  Materials such as magazine cuts, photos, glitter, coffee filters and more are utilized to compose an overall personal visual statement.  The enjoyment comes from unleashing one’s imagination and feelings.

Supplies:  Mixed media journal with heavy pages, waterproof ink pen in black or choice of colors, white gel or acrylic pen (used for writing); choice of acrylic paints, watercolor paint or pencil, markers; small round tip brushes sizes 4 or 6 and 10 or 12; transparent heavy duty glue or gel medium; any color gesso used to waterproof the completed surface.  All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.Other:  

The Instructor and Berkeley Art Works are requesting all participants to have had COVID-19 vaccinations and to wear a mask during class times if preferred by instructor. Pre-Registration is required. Deadline is November 5, 2022

Click here to register

October “Art Blitz” Workshop

What is an Art Blitz?  The Berkeley Arts Council is some quick workshops to introduce new teachers and new topics at minimal cost to students.  These workshops are offered through a grant to the Berkeley Arts Council in support of its mission to Amplify the Arts in Martinsburg and the surrounding region. All Art Blitz workshops meet at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Please Note:  These workshops have registration deadlines and limited space!  

Haiku Journaling – (Session for new students only.) Create Japanese Haiku poems (5-7-5 syllables) using visual images as prompts, then use your word association/poetry to create a story or a jumping off point for art.  Create a collage or play with imagery that comes to mind from the words. Workshop meets Friday October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm.

Tuition: $10 Pre-Registration is required. Deadline is October 18, 2022
(Space very limited)

Click here to register.

Berkeley Art Works
Would You Like to Teach for the Berkeley Arts Council?
We are looking for qualified individuals to teach classes, events and workshops.  Ideas and class proposals for all age groups, abilities, interests, and skill levels in all arts, including visual, music, performing, literary arts and more are welcome.  Instructors are paid.  Programs may be taught via Zoom, in-person, or by a hybrid method.  Interested?  Please send an e-mail to with the subject line:  “Instructor”.

Berkeley Arts Council Gift Cards
Got someone on your list that’s hard to buy for?  We have gift cards, which can be purchased in any amount.  They can be used to purchase artwork from our co-op or exhibits, or even class tuition.

Join Us!
We hope you find the information in our arts bulletin interesting and helpful. The Berkeley Arts Bulletin seeks to publicize arts events throughout the reason. While activity in the past year has been limited for obvious reasons, the Arts Council is working to adapt our services and activities and we continue to look forward to a return to an active arts community in the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding communities. If you live in the Panhandle and value this service, please consider joining the Berkeley Arts Council or renewing if you are not currently a member. Your support will help ensure that we will be able to continue to “Amplify the Arts” for arts organizations, individual artists, and the art-loving public throughout the region. Please visit

We have posted special online galleries of work by our Berkeley Art Works artists. Click on this image to view the artwork or visit the web site at

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Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
  Wednesday-Friday 11-5 (First Fridays open until 8pm)
  Saturday, 11am-4pm
For the safety of our volunteers who sit the gallery, and our visitors, sanitization procedures are in place and the gallery has been arranged for safety and proper social distancing.

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Arts Around the Region

Art Exhibits

Continuing through October 31
Kirsten Lee – the paintings of Kirsten Lee, in the South Jefferson Public Library Meeting Room. This exhibit is the 94th in the Art in the Library series hosted by the library to highlight local artists.  Reception September 11, from 2 to 4PM to meet the artist.  49 Church Street, Summit Point, WV. M-W – 9-6; Sat – 10-2; Sun – 1-5; free. 304-725-6227 or floyds (at) sojeffersonlibrary .com

Continuing through January 14
Joseph Holston: Color in Freedom, Journey along the Underground Railroad.  Noted contemporary artist Joseph Holston brings his graphic power and vision to creating a powerful imagined journey along the Underground Railroad. More than 50 paintings, etchings, and drawings evoke the courage and tenacity of enslaved peoples struggling toward freedom. Color in Freedom is a metaphor for the conclusion of their journey. Continues through Jan. 14, 2023.   at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD. Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat 10-4; Sum 1-5; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org

October 1-2
Three Visions. Three multi-talented photographers, Paula Tremba, Mary Jo Bennett, and Alice Newton present their differing visions of our fascinating world. Paula will present delicate florals. Mary Jo will exhibit her dramatic black and white images. And Alice’s bold abstracts take photography to a different levels.  at Evolve, 106 West German Street, Shepherdstown WV. Sat 10 am- 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm; 540-604-6703 or or mojophoto (at) comcast .net

October 8 – January 29
From the Pages of Pan: Art Nouveau Prints, 1895 -1900. This exhibition features brilliant lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts by renowned artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac,  Aubrey Beardsley, among others. PAN was an avant-garde periodical that sought to represent an overview of cutting-edge international graphic art.   at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts . Tues-Fri, 10-5, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-5; closed Nov.24-25, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31, Jan . 1; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at)

October 6
Opening Preview, From the Pages of PAN: Art Nouveau Prints, 1895 – 1900. Guests can get a sneak peek of the exhibition before it officially opens to the public. $15 members, $25 general public. Register by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or or online.  at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD  Thurs – 6-8pm; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $15 members; $25 general public. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org

October 8 – January 29
“From the Pages of PAN: Art Nouveau Prints, 1895-1900” Featured exhibition
This exhibition features brilliant lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts by renowned artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Käthe Kollwitz, Peter Behrens, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. This exhibition is from the collection of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

October 18: “Absinthe and Art Nouveau.” Learn more about the notorious “green fairy.” Share an absinthe-based cocktail, learn about absinthe in art history, and immerse yourself in the avant-garde world of art and literature represented in our exhibition “From the Pages of PAN.” Creative dress encouraged. $30 per person, $25 for museum members includes one drink ticket and light hors d’oeuvres. Attendance is limited; register in advance. Tues, 6-8pm.

All events at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Tues-Fri, 10-5; Sat 10-4; Sun 1-5; closed Nov. 24-25; Dec 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan.1; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at)

Special Events

October 22 – 23
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour,  a free, self-guided tour in and around Berkeley Springs, WV on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Fourteen nationally and regionally known artists welcome visitors at eight studios. Tour includes contemporary and traditional art and fine crafts in many different media. Artists will demonstrate or describe their processes. More info and maps online at   Berkeley Springs and Morgan County WV. 10am-5pm; free. 304-249-8803 or berkeleyspringsstudiotour (at) gmail .com

October 27
Virtual lecture – Let’s Talk Art Explores Pan. Director Sarah Hall and Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator Daniel Fulco, PhD, will lead a conversation about the museum’ special exhibition “From the Pages of PAN: Art Nouveau Prints, 1895-1900,” featuring brilliant works by Auguste Rodin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Aubrey Beardsley, and many others. Register for a Zoom link.  Thurs, 6 pm; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org

Co-op Members Rename Gallery. The former Washington Street Artists Cooperative is now the Firehouse Gallery. The Gallery was renamed to reflect and honor the history of the building in which it resides. This historic building dates back to 1884 when is was constructed to house the Independent Fire Company No. 1, Inc.  Along with the new name, we have a brand-new look, which includes historic memorabilia.  at 108 N George Street, Charles Town, WV. Thur/Fri 11-5pm; Sat 10-4pm; Sun 11-5pm; Firehouse Gallery. 304-724-2090 https://firehousegallerywv.orgmojophoto (at) comcast .net


October 6
Shepherd Salon Series – “Rhythm, Spice, and Everything Nice.” Join Shepherd University School of Music faculty members Andrea Diggs on flute, Bob Sykes on piano, Robin Rhodes on bass, Kelton Norris on drums, for a night of rhythmic flare as they play through the history of jazz flute. Experience the sounds of Jobim, Piazzolla, and so much more. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Frank Arts Center, W.H. Shipley Recital Hall. Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Shepherd University School of Music. Free and open to the public. 304-876-56555 or music (at) shepherd .edu

October 9
John Bullard concert. John Bullard has established a critically praised performing and recording career dedicated to exploring the artistic marriage of banjo and classical music. $20; $15 for members. Call 301-739-5727 or email for tickets.   at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD . Sun, 5-7pm; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $20; $15 for members. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org

October 14
Jazz at Shepherd — Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble, featuring works by Robert Curnow, Sy Oliver, George Gershwin, Carl Fischer, Phil Wilson, Gordon Goodwin, and Neal Hefti. Frank Arts Center Theater. Friday 7:30 p.m.; Shepherd University School of Music. General admission $15; faculty, staff, over age 65, alumni, veterans $10. 304-876-5555 or music (at) shepherd .edu

October 16
Shepherd Faculty Recital. features Shepherd University’s voice faculty. $10; free members and those 12 and younger. $10; at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD.For tickets, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org.

October 28 – 29
Fall Choral Concert. The Shepherd University Chamber Singers and Camerata, under the direction of Dr. Steven Grives, present a fabulous fall concert featuring works by Gabriel Faure, Lita Grier, Eleanor Daley, B.E. Boykin, Gerald Finzi, Jacob Arcadelt, William Hawley, Shireen Abu-Khader and Ysaye M. Barnwell.  at Frank Arts Center Theater. Friday, at 7:30 p.m.; Shepherd University School of Music. $15 General Admission; $10 faculty, staff, age 65+, alumni, veterans. 304-876-5555 or music (at) shepherd .edu


October 1  – 30
Apollo Civic Theatre
Every Weekend in October is an Apolloween event!

Oct 1, 2; Stage Fright Cabaret. Join us for a night of creepy and villainous songs sure to get you into the halloween spirit! The Apollo Civic Theatre 128 East Martin St. Friday and Saturday 8PM; $14-$19. 304-263-6766 or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org
Oct 13, 14, 15, 16;  Apolloween presents Ghost Stories
Oct 30; 2pm Ghost Stories / hocus Pocus free showing.

The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 East Martin Street. Some events free; some adm. $15. 304-263-6766 or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

October 7 – 16
“The Thanksgiving Play.” For Shepherd University’s 2022 Fall production, the Contemporary Theater Studies Program presents a play that revolves around a troupe of “woke” artists as they struggle to create a theatrical devising piece that both celebrates Thanksgiving and honors Native American Heritage Month. Shepherd University Marinoff Theater. Oct. 7  7pm, Oct. 8  7pm, Oct. 9  2pm, Oct. 14 7pm, Oct. 15 7pm, Oct. 16  2pm. Free. or ksaine (at) shepherd .edu

October 14 – 23
Agatha Christie’s “Go Back for Murder”. Receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and recount their version of events. Old Opera House – Charles Town . 8:00pm Fri & Sat; 2:30pm Sundays; $22 Adult, $19 Senior, Military, College, $15 Youth under age 18. (304)725-4420  or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org Continuing through October 2

‘Specially for Kids

October 5 – 26
Home School Middle School Class: Stylistic Workshop. Open to home schoolers grades 6-8. Taking inspiration from the masterpieces in the museum, students will experiment with perception, instinct and creativity to uncover their own personal style. Led by artist Justin Rohr. Pre-register. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Wed, 1-3; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $100; $90 for members 3017395727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org

October 16
Halloween Art Workshop For Kids. Young artists get to make some spooktacular crafts to take home. Pre-register. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Sun, 5-7; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $15; $10 members. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org

Wonderment Theatre, 412 W. King  Street, Martinsburg, WV. The Hokie Pokie Magic Show. The puppets put on a silly magic show at Wonderment Theater. Sat and Sun at 1pm. Doors open at 12:40. $7.50 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free. 304-258-4074 304-258-4074 or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Artist Opportunities

October 6
Anatomy Drawing. Oct. 6 (Zoom), 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Artist Nicole Troup leads the class to help those in the class to draw the human form. $40; $30 members. To register go to, or contact Donna Rastelli at drastelli (at) or 301-739-5727.  at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and online. 9/22/22 and 9/29/22 in person; 10/06/22 Zoom, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $40; $30 members. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org

Through October 14
Call for Craft: Materials Hard + Soft. The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 36th annual Materials Hard + Soft. Works must be produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or combination of craft media. All work must have been completed within the past three years (2020-2022). Exhibition will run February 3 – May 6, 2023 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 400 E. Hickory St. Denton, Texas 76201. Entry Fee: $35 Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM, until 8 PM Thursday, Saturday 11 AM – 3 PM; Greater Denton Arts Council. $35 for non-GDAC members/$30 for members. 940-382-2787. To enter visit or exhibit (at) dentonarts .com

October 22
The  Business of Art: A One-day Conference for Artists and Makers, a combination of practical  and useful knowledge, inspiration, motivation and networking, for practicing artists. Breakout sessions include Overcoming Creative Block, Using Social Media, Presenting to Galleries, and Making Reproductions of your Art. Lauren Nye of the Susquehanna Art Museum will be our keynote speaker. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.  at Franklin County Visitors Bureau, 15 South Main Street, Chambersburg PA  17201. Saturday 9am-3pm; The  Foundry art co-op in Chambersburg, PA. $35 until 9.30.22, $45 after 9.30.22. 717-816-7568 or foundryarts (at) gmail .com

Partners and Supporters

WV Commission on the ArtsBerkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Apollo Civic TheatreTrails n Trees Studio TourBerkeley Community Chorus
National Endowment for the Arts Main Street Martinsburg

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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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