Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Council News

Berkeley Arts Council Upcoming Classes, September-December

Teaching Artist Judith Becker will offer a strong selection of painting, drawing classes, and more suitable for all skill levels. See the list here. For details and online registration please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Join us on Friday, August 4 at the Fridays @ Five concert and Farmers Market on The Square in Martinsburg to meet teaching artist Judith Becker and learn more about her and the classes she is offering.


Artist Opportunities

Berkeley Art Works
Deadline August 22
Call for Artists: "Critters"
*** No Entry Fee ***

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for "Critters", a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic. Entry by Email; Two categories: Open: Open to all artists Youth: Open to artists under 18 years of age. All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media are eligible. 3-dimensional works are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from September 6-30 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. For details and entry instructions visit berkeleyartswv.org/call-for-artists-critters/. 304-620-7277 or berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com

Deadline August 28
Call for Artists: 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.  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.  The theme for the exhibit is open. 
The juror for the exhibit is Geraldine Kiefer, Professor of Art History and Art at Shenandoah University. The full prospectus and online entry system is at https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv5-call. 304-620-7277 or berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com


The Berkeley Arts Council Needs You!

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 eight years ago. If you live in our area and 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, we have a role for you. Are you interested in organizing exhibits? Can you write? We have a role for you. Or is there another role you think can make a contribution. We would like to hear from you. Please reply back by email and let us know your interests. (berkeleyartswv@gmail.com).

Calling Regional Artists and Artisans
Calling artists and artisans who are interested in joining 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 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists. Details Here

Arts Participation Survey
We want to connect with more residents of Berkeley County (and our region) so we can direct the Arts Council’s resources and energy to programs and projects that are meaningful to people. We want to hear from you whether you are an artist, or non-artist. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3H7D3YQ

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Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5; Saturday, 11-4;
(or by appointment)
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed


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Art Exhibits

Continuing through August 11
Impermanence: Ephemeral Sculptures by Joy Bridy; Joy Bridy creates sculptures of clay and wood in collaboration with nature.She explores nature’s existence within our manufactured environments. Opening June 30th 6pm-8pm  Artist Talk 5:30pm-6pm; Rivers Studio and Gallery; 703-727-2532; https://www.riversstudioandgallery.com/; riversstudioandgallery (at) gmail .com

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through August 12

Sponsored in part by
City National Bank
The Berkeley Arts Council presents Photo 17, our fifth National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from June 28 – August 12, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation on June 30 from 5-6pm and a live music presentation by The Woods Ukulele Club. The Photo17 exhibit attracted 115 works by 46 artists from 18 states. Juror Neal Rantoul selected 26 works by 23 artists for the exhibit. A full list of the accepted artists is on the web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/photo17-artists. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Berkeley Art Works
August 9 – September 2
Solo Exhibit by Doug Kinnett; Shepherdstown Doug Kinnett will be showing a select group of paintings in the Back Space Gallery at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.

Berkeley Art Works
August 16 – September 2
Boys and Girls Club 2017 Photography Competition; The best of the Boys and Girls Club annual photography competition will be exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg. There will be a reception on Friday, August 25 from 5-6:30pm.

Special Events

August 5
Summertime Arts Soiree. One of the area’s premiere Art Shows and sale; with live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres included. Benefits the Old Operah House, Charles Town. Come on down to Charles Town on August 5 to support the Old Opera House and local artists. 5 – 9pm. Summertime Arts Soiree $37.50; 304-725-4420; www.oldoperahouse.org or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

August 8
Speak Story Series Presents Jane Dorfman. Jane will share adult stories from the Arabian Nights, full of twists and turns, somewhat risque with a bit of cross-dressing, erotic poetry and fun! Reynolds Hall, 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown. Tues. 7:30-9:30 pm. Speak Story Series $12 at door; free to Shepherd University students; www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

August 22
“Nashville style” songwriters in the round. Kim Parent sang back up with Brooks and Dunn, Christopher Cross, is on the Grand Old Opry. Also Lynn Routzhan, Jeff Taulton, & Todd Coyle   108 N. George Street Charles Town. Tues. 7pm to 9 pm Washington Street Artist Cooperative; “passing the hat” donations; www.kimparent.com/ or illpass (at) comcast .net (suggested for reservations)

Music and Dance

Music

August 28 – 29
Auditions for Berkeley County High School Symphony Orchestra. Auditions open to string players with minimum 3 years of playing experience.  Required: two octave scale, Kreutzer etude, solo piece. No pop music. Mountain Ridge Middle School, Gerrardstown band room; 6 to 8 pm 304-268-2195; www.bc-strings.weebly.com or delgalloviolin (at) gmail .com

Dance

August 12
Belly Dance Workshop. Belly dance at this open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  Beginners welcome! MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, August 12, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m. Jensuya Belly Dance $50. 304-258-7647; https://www.facebook.com/JensuyaBellyDance/ or raqs (at) tarabraqs .com

Beginning August 26
Enrolling for fall programs begin Aug. 26 at Dance Dimensions! We welcome you to visit our dance studio. Since 2006 we have provided quality classes, ages 2+ in various styles with teachers with degrees in dance. Eagle Plaza, Hedgesville (just past Hedgesville High School) Mon-Fri 4-8 PM, Sat. 9AM-noon Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC.Classes starting at $44 a month 304-671-3688; dancewv.com or emily (at) dancewv .com

Theatre

August 16
2017 Musselman Freshmen Orientation. Upcoming Freshmen! Come get a head start getting to know the Musselman Theatre!  Visit our theatre & improv tables at Freshmen Orientation. Musselman High School Cafeteria Wed. 6-8 PM! 304-229-1900; musselmantheatreinc.com or musselmantheatre (at) comcast .net

‘Specially for Kids

Continuing through August 27
Cinderella’s Soc Hop. Cinderella’s step mother and sister’s are trying to stop her from going to the Royal Soc Hop, but with the help from her DJ Godfather ‘ Rock Lobster’ she makes it. You’ll never guest who she picks for her Prince Charming? 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg WV Sat and Sun Show time 1 pm Doors open 12:40 Wonderment Puppet Theater $6 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free 304-260-9382; www.wondermentpuppets.com or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Opportunities: Classes, Workshops, Calls for Artists

Berkeley Art Works
Deadline August 22
Call for Artists: "Critters"
*** No Entry Fee ***

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for "Critters", a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic. Entry by Email; Two categories: Open: Open to all artists Youth: Open to artists under 18 years of age. All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media are eligible. 3-dimensional works are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from September 6-30 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. For details and entry instructions visit berkeleyartswv.org/call-for-artists-critters/; 304-620-7277 or berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com

Deadline August 28
Call for Artists: 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.  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.  The theme for the exhibit is open. 
The juror for the exhibit is Geraldine Kiefer, Professor of Art History and Art at Shenandoah University. The full prospectus and online entry system is at https://berkeleyartswv.org/ewv5-call. 304-620-7277 or berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com

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 two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists. Details: https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/


Classes and Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

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

September – November

(Registration now open)

Spritzilism
Thursdays September 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Principles of Colors (Color Theory)
Saturdays September – 23, 30. October 10/7, 14; 1 – 4 pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Continuing Art Studio for Intermediates and Advanced Artists
Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Improving Your Drawing Skills
Saturdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Colored Pencil
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 20;  1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor
Saturdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
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
   

How to Submit an Arts Event

Each participant in The Berkeley Arts Bulletin helps spread the news about 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.net/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.

You can contact us by email at
information(at)berkeleyartswv (dot) org
or by phone at 304-620-7277.
You can reach us by snail mail at
Berkeley Arts Council, PO Box 984, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

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