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July 2018

Berkeley Arts Council News

Berkeley Art Works
July 11 – August 11: Photo18
The Berkeley Arts Council announces Photo18, its fifth annual juried
Photography Exhibit. Juror Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists
out of 108 images submitted. In addition to West Virginia, artists from nine
other states are represented in the exhibit. There will be a reception and
awards presentation on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116
North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.
For a full list of the accepted artists visit

Berkeley Art Works
July 11 – August 4
Watercolor Paintings by Charlie Mortensen
Berkeley Arts Council member Charlie Mortensen will present a
selection of watercolor paintngs in the Back Space Gallery at the Berkeley
Art Works. He has been making art for more than 50 years. He studied art at
the California College of Arts and Crafts and West Virginia University He
received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of
Art. He presently lives and works at his home and studio along Opequon Creek
in Berkeley County. Join us for a reception on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm.
Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Upcoming Classes at the Berkeley Art Works

for autumn are already afoot at the Art Works, with new classes and open
studio series on the drawing board (pun intended). Details to be announced
mid July, but here are some hints:
a yearning to be learning acrylics? We know folks have been asking for
this one. Bob Howard will be teaching starting September 8, on Saturday
mornings. Also, check out his Printmaking workshop
for August 4, listed below.
especially for homeschoolers, David Heatwole (new teacher at the Art
Works) will be instructing Beginning Oil Painting on Wednesdays, followed
by studio sessions for young folk and adults wishing to brush up or move
ahead with their skills. We’re glad to be adding this topic to our
favorite Judith Becker returns in September with popular requests and
topics to refresh or build new skills. Current students may send her their
wish list.
here are some quick workshops for summer fun:

Watercolor Fix-it Workshop
Saturday, July 14, 1-4pm (Three hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker

How to Photograph Your Artwork (Two Separate Sessions)
(Special discounted tuition for BAC Members)

Sunday July 15, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Saturday July 21, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Instructor: Rip Smith

Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, August 4, 10am – 3pm (Four hours plus lunch break)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Painting Various Forms of Waters Workshop
Saturday, August 11, 1-4pm (three Hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker

For descriptions, details and how to register visit

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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through July 7
Fire in Many Forms; The exhibit presents six ceramic artists,
each working with different firing methods, including Raku, Salt, Soda,
Wood, and Smoke firing. The artists’ kilns range from simple containers to
more sophisticated gas and wood-fired kilns. The artists represented are all
working ceramic artists hailing from our region of West Virginia, as well as
New York State, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Curated by ceramic
artist Annette Verna. For more information visit

through July 29

Valley Art Association member exhibit on the theme of “Lets Eat” at the
Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown Fri/Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-5
pm Valley Art Association Free 301-797-2867
or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

July 1 – 28
Awesome Art Girls Club Awesome Art Experience.
The Awesome Art
Girls Club invites you to experience some of the awesome art energy a group
of local young women gather every month to create.  Founded in 2010 to
offer a space for girls making art together, this is the club’s first
exhibit. Washington Street Artist Cooperative,  8 N George St, Charles
Town, WV Thu – Fri: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jefferson Arts Council, sponsor. Free 304-724-2090

July 1 – 29
Bridge Gallery Summer Exhibit. 10th Anniversary
Exhibit featuring Plein Air painters Seth Hill, Walt Bartman and Tim
Clayton.  The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike,
Shepherdstown,  Reception Dates, Sat, July 7, 6-8 and Sun., July 8,
3-5.  Exhibit ends July 29, open Wed – Sunday  11-5 Free.
or aartskb (at) msn .com

July 13 – 15
Over The Mountain Studio Tour Summer Show. Preview
of the fall show, and sale with all the artists under one roof in downtown
Shepherdstown Community Club, Shepherdstown, WV Friday 5-7, Saturday 10-5,
Sunday 10-3 Free 304.725.0567
or info (at) overthemountainstudiotour .com

July 18
Second Glazing Workshop with David Bottini. Second
workshop for the use of glazing techniques in acrylics with noted artist
David Bottini Mansion House Gallery, Hagerstown City Park Wednesday 9:30 am
to 4:30 pm Valley Art Association $50 for VAA & WMFA members, $60
non-members 304 754-5116 Elaine Wolfe
or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com

20 – 22

Potomac River Artists
Guild Fine Art Show
offers a variety of art in many styles, framed
and unframed pieces. The group consists of local award winning painters from
around the Eastern Panhandle. Shepherdstown Community Club, German Street
Fri. 10am to 8pm, Sat., 9 to 8pm, Sun., 9 to 3 pm Opening Reception Sat.,
July 21, 3 to 5pm No Admission Fee 304-376-8103;
or monicawilkins50 (at) gmail .com

July 26 – 29
“Seizing the Moment”: An Exhibition of Paintings,
Prints, and Turned Wood, by Susan Carney, Isabelle Truchon, and Neil Super.
Four days of paintings, prints, and turned wood objects by artists Susan
Carney, Isabelle Truchon, and Neil Super in Shepherdstown. Artists Reception
Sat. 5-9, with live music and refreshments. War Memorial Building, 102 E.
German St., Shepherdstown, WV Thu/Fri 10-8, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-5;
Shepherdstown Community Club free to the public 304.279.0506 or tworiversturnings
(at) yahoo .com

July 29

Plein Air Painting & Art Sale. Watch
artists demonstrate their craft along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail from
8-12. Paintings will be available for purchase at the WCMFA during the
reception from 2-4 PM. Free and open to the public. Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM 301-739-5727
or info (at) wcmfa .org

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Special Events
July 7 – 8

Shepherdstown Community Club 1st Weekend Handmade Market.
This is part craft show and part pop up boutique, all handmade work. SCC/War
Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, WV Sat 10-7 pm; Sun 9-4pm Shepherdstown
Community Club Free!
or kat1249 (at) hotmail .com

July 10

Speak Story Series  Dovie Thomason has
spent a lifetime gathering and weaving the traditional tales she first
heard as a child with stories from her own life. Her vocation is to convey
these stories to audiences young and old, indigenous and non-indigenous,
with respect and responsibility. She adds personal stories to untold
histories, resulting in a contemporary narrative of Indigenous North
America told with elegance, wit and passion. Reynolds Hall; 109 N.King St;
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 7:30-8:30PM Speak Story Series $12.00 301-461-7382
info (at)

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Music and Dance
Continuing through August 7

Dance Dimensions Summer
. Leap into summer with dance!.We are ENROLLING for SUMMER
evening camps. Camps for ages 3 and up including: Princess Tea Party, Jungle
Safari, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, and Modern classes. Our staff is composed
of dance educators that have a degree in dance and certifications in
nationally accredited and specialized programs.  Details & online
registration available at  Note: Our 2018-2019 dance year
registration opens July 1. Dance Studio in Eagle Plaza- Hedgesville. Evening
camp hours vary by program. Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC $45-$59
varies by camp 304-671-3688
or emily (at) dancewv .com

July 9 – August 3
Summer Dance 2018. Students age  7 and up have
an opportunity to broaden and enrich their dance education in ballet, jazz,
pointe,  tap, character and conditioning.   Inwood Performing
Arts Monday-Friday 9-4pm Inwood Performing Arts $160 and up. 304-229-3209
or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

9 – 13

Tari Jo’s Dance Studio
Summer Dance Classes
: 10-11 a.m. pre-pointe, $85; 11 a.m,-2 p.m.
advanced technique $175; 2-2:30 p.m. lunch break; 2:30-4 p.m. intermediate
technique, $110; 4-5 p.m. younger dancer ballet/jazz, $85; 5:15-6 p.m. age
3 creative movement, $45. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost varies according to
classes taken.304-263-7368;

July 16 – 20
Irish Step Camp. Workshop focus will be on technique
of traditional Ceili dances as well as learning competitive reels and slip
jigs. Inwood Performing Arts; Monday-Friday 9:30-2:00 pm $175
or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

July 16 – 20

Dancing the Classics. Students age 4-6 will be
introduced to the classics including Swan Lake and Coppelia.  Students
learn vocabulary, music, mime and do related crafts. Inwood Performing Arts
Mon.-Fri. 9-11:30am Inwood Dance Company $140 13042293209
or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

August 6 -11

Week with the Masters. Study with world renowned
dance masters in ballet, contemporary, modern and choreography.  Inwood
Performing Arts Mon.-Sat. 9-4pm Inwood Dance Company $350 304-229-3209
or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com




Apollo Civic Theatre July 19 – 22
Titanic the Musical. This is the factual
story of that ship, of her officers, crew and passengers, to be
sure. but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve
as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic
narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is
the Titanic herself.  Apollo Civic Theatre Thu-Fri-Sat 7:30pm;
Sun.-2:30pm  Apollo’s Youth Summer Theatre Workshop
Adults-$17.00; Seniors-$14.00; Youth (17 and under) $12.00.
or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

July 14 – 21

WLT for Kids presents Shrek The Musical Jr.
Shrek leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a
princess and find true acceptance. 315 West Boscawen Street, Winchester,
VA Sat-Sat 2:30 & 7:00p (no Mon) Winchester Little Theatre. $9.99
or wlt (at) wltonline .org


‘Specially for Kids

through August 26

“The 3 Pig Circus”
Wonderment Theater, 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg . Sat and Sun Show time
at 1pm Doors open 12:40.  $6 2 years and up, under 2 free 304-258-4074;
or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

24 – 27
10 am – 3 pm  Session 2: Grades 6 – 8
3-D Art & Stop Motion Animation
. Students will review the
Museum’s collection, particularly sculptures, to inspire their creativity
and development of 3-D artworks. They will create characters, settings, and
props to make a stop motion animation video.  Students will have a
“movie premiere” of their stop motion films on the last day. $160 for
general public, $150 for Museum Members.
or info (at) wcmfa .org

July 31 – August 3
Summer Camp: Exploring Photorealism. Try your hand
at photorealism! Students will enlarge a photo 3x the size with pencils,
paints, pastels, and more. This summer camp is for high school students.
Limited space. 9 AM – 1 PM  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts $80
for general public, $70 for Museum Members $80 for general public
or info (at) wcmfa .org


Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

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:

Classes and Workshops

Berkeley Art WorksFor details and online registration, visit

Watercolor Fix-it Workshop
Saturday, July 14, 1-4pm (Three hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker

How to Photograph Your Artwork (Two Separate Sessions)
(Special discounted tuition for BAC Members)
Sunday July 15, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Saturday July 21, 10am-1pm (Three Hours)
Instructor: Rip Smith

Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, August 4, 10am – 3pm (Four hours plus lunch break)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Painting Various Forms of Waters Workshop
Saturday, August 11, 1-4pm (three Hours)
Instructor: Judith Becker


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

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