Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

July 2020

Berkeley Arts Council News

The Berkeley Art Works Expands July Hours

Starting Friday, July 3, the Berkeley Art Works will be open Fridays and Saturdays 11-3.

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.  The number of guests in the gallery at one time will be limited and we will require our staff and visitors to wear masks.  We are monitoring Berkeley County Coronavirus information daily to determine whether we can continue to expand our hours and offerings in the coming months.

The Art and Earth exhibit is closing this week but you can still view the artwork in our online gallery. Visit

Our regular art classes are on hold but we are continuing efforts to develop virtual and limited attendance/social distancing solutions to continue to offer art educational programs to the community.

Remember to watch your email or visit the Berkeley Arts Council’s web site and Facebook page for information on our activities and programming; questions can be directed to the Berkeley Arts Council e-mail address,

Berkeley Art Works
Call for Artists:

We will be accepting artwork for the Summer Members’ Exhibit at the gallery this week: Thursday July 2 from 11-1, Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 from 11-3.

Berkeley Arts Council Summer Members’ Exhibit

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, July 11 through August 29, 2020. For details visit:

Berkeley Art Works
Call for Artists:
Eighth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Eighth 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 Saturday September 5 – October 31, 2020.

The juror for the exhibit is Evan Boggess, Director of the Phaze 2 Gallery at Shepherd University. The deadline for entries is August 12, 2020. For the full prospectus, please visit

We 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

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.

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Current Hours at the Berkeley Art Works

Friday & Saturday 11am – 3pm.

The number of guests in the gallery at one time will be limited and we will require our staff and visitors to wear masks.
We will continually re-evaluate the situation with the ongoing coronavirus emergency and announce expanded hours when appropriate.

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Art Exhibits

Continuing through July 19
Go West. 
The Ice House Gallery has re-opened with a rip-roaring show full of exciting Western Art. Plenty of room for social distancing! Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV.  Fri-Sun, 11-5;  Free!.  304-258-2300.  or  eddy (at) macicehouse .org

July 2 – August 29
“Six Feet of Art.” 
Three of our artists are having a “six feet apart” art show–Guy Brescia, William Seibert and Suzanne Ravgiala. Come see all our other artists too! Washington Street Artists Cooperative at 108 N George Street, Charles Town.  July hours  Thu/Fri 11-5,  Sat 10-4  August hours Fri 11-5  Sat 10-4;  FREE.  304-728-6798. or illpass (at) comcast .net

July 3 – 26
“Art Is For Everyone.”
Grand Reopening of the Mansion House Art Center in Hagerstown MD on July 3rd featuring artwork from many local artists.  Valley Art Association of Hagerstown MD at Mansion House Gallery, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown, MD.  Fri/Sat 11am – 4pm and Sun. 1pm – 5pm;  Free.  301-797-2867.  or  susamcnally2 (at) gmail .com

Berkeley Art Works
July 11 – August 29
Berkeley Arts Council Summer Members’ Exhibit

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, July 11 through August 29, 2020. We will be accepting artwork for the Summer Members’ Exhibit at the gallery this week: Thursday July 2 from 11-1, Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 from 11-3. For details visit:

July 23 – September 13
“America Proud” Quilt Show.
The Morgan Arts Council presents their annual Quilt extravaganza featuring the work of the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild. Two floors of quilts! A boutique featuring something for everyone! Morgan Arts Council at The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV. Thu-Sun, 11-5;Free!. 304-258-2300.  or  eddy (at) macicehouse .org


Through June 26 (and beyond)
Pandemic Radio Theater.Director Brice Williams has assembled 16 actors from around the country to participate in this old-timey radio drama series. New episodes released every Friday evening in June. Go to to join in the fun!  Morgan Arts Council at virtual-  Fri 8 pm; Free!.  304-258-2300 or eddy (at) macicehouse .org

July 11 – August 2
CATF’s digital experience, CATFUNMUTED gives you an exclusive deep-dive into making new plays. Connect with artists and patrons to learn about scenic, costume, lighting, projection design and more! Keep your eye out for shepherdstownconnect, a special series that takes you on a backstage tour of Shepherdstown. Contemporary American Theater Festival Online ( Various times. Free (Reservations Required).  or  info (at) catf .org

‘Specially for Kids

Via Zoom!
Peter Rabbit.
This is a show via Zoom. Please call for details . Great for schools, home schools, or any activity. Wonderment Theatre is at Your Event.  (The theatre is closed for visitors) Wonderment Theatre; $75 per show.  304-258-4074.  or  Wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Apollo Civic Theatre
July 13 – 24
YSTW Virtual Workshops.
We are really excited to offer two unique week long virtual sessions. Build your theatre learning experience. Pick your theatre classes. Or choose a one on one in the evening. Ages 10- 20   The Apollo Civic Theatre  online via zoom.  M-F, 1:00- 4:30;  $150.00 – $225.00.  or  michael (at) apollocivictheatre .org

Special Event
July 25

Summer in the Mountains Arts & Crafts Festival. 37 local artists and artisans gather to bring you the best in original art, crafts, and food. From candles, soaps, to pottery, jewelry, jams, honey, there will be a great selection of keepsake gifts for all. Location: historic War Memorial Building 102 E. German St.  Shepherdstown, WV (air conditioned, inside) Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Wild Rose Soap Co. Free.  202-525-6076.  or  michelle (at) Mywildrosesoap .com

Artist Opportunity
Artist openings. 
The Washington Street Artists Cooperative, an established artists cooperative and gallery in Charles Town, West Virginia, now has several openings for artists in all media. If interested, please send a short bio and photos of at least four examples of your work to mojophoto (at)  Washington Street Artists Cooperative (WSAC) at 108 N. Charles Street, Charles Town, WV.  Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-4;  703-606-2833. or mojophoto (at) comcast .net

Classes & Workshops

Belly Dance Free Online Classes. Enjoy free online courses and “lectures” in skills, technique & culture of belly dance while our in-person shows and workshops are suspended due to the pandemic. There are hundreds of videos and many hours of fun, learning, and entertainment on our YouTube channel, Jensuya Belly Dance.  Dance in health! 24/7; Jensuya Belly Dance; free.  304-258-7647.  or  jen (at) jensuya .com

Partners and Supporters

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

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