Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009

January 2020


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Art Works
Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members Exhibit
Call for Artists and Exhibit Announcement

Delivery of work Thursday, January 2 11-5, Friday January 3 11-5, Saturday January 4 11-4.
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 8 through February 1, 2019. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 12 from 2-4pm.The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2020) 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. Details at https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-2020-members/

Berkeley Art Works
February 5 – 29
TATTOO & BEYOND – a Berkeley Arts Council sponsored exhibit featuring tattoo designs and work in other media by more than 10 tattoo artists with shops in historic, downtown Martinsburg, WV. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street. Join us for a reception on Sunday, February 9 from 2-4pm, Free and open to the public.


Berkeley Art Works

Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

If you’re looking for an antidote to “holiday fatigue” we’d like to suggest exploring a new art medium, or expanding your skills in drawing, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil and several variations on those techniques. A family-focused offering is Mixed Media Mashup for kids and adults. There’s nothing like art to bring something new to your life! The first two months’ opportunities are listed below. Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Creating with Ink and Watercolor
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennet

Figure Drawing using Charcoal
Wednesdays January 15, 22, 29, February 5; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Continuing Art Improvement
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Level 2 Watercolor
Fridays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Mashup for Kids and Adults
Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; 9am-11ampm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Jane Ping

Drawing Portraits Using Charcoal
Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7; 1-4pm (Eight weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Level 1 All About Color
Thursdays February 13, 20, 27, March 5; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Child Portraiture in Colored Pencil
Fridays February 14, 21, 28, March 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Journaling
Thursdays February 18, 25, March 3, 10; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Acrylics with Palette Knife
Wednesdays February 19, 26, March 4, 11; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Cold Wax Painting Technique
Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, March 24, 31, April 7, 14; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Basic Drawing Techniques Using Charcoal
Wednesdays March 25, April 1, 8, 14; 12 Noon; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Abstractions
Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, April 21, 28, May 5, 12; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Special Workshop

“Capturing the Light” Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris
May 2-3, 2020
In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light”, Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Details at: https://berkeleyartswv.org/capturing-the-light/


Berkeley Art Works

Artist Opportunities

Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
Call for Entries (Deadline February 26, 2020)
The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery April 1-May 16, 2020. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable. Full information at https://wp.me/pDwaf-1gW

Watercolor Expressions
Call for Entries (Deadline April 15, 2020)
Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for its Juried Watercolor Exhibit, ‘Watercolor Expressions” to open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works. The exhibit is open to all artists using watercolor as a critical component of their work and includes portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes, animals, abstracts and floral themes. Full information is at https://wp.me/pDwaf-1hj

Co-op Artist
The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, has an opening for one 3-dimensional artist in the Berkeley Art Works co-op gallery. For more information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/ or email berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com


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.


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!


Special Holiday Hours at the Berkeley Art Works

Located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg (Map)
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 11-4, Sunday 12-3
(or by appointment)

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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members Exhibit
Call for Artists and Exhibit Announcement

Delivery of work Thursday, January 2 11-5, Friday January 3 11-5, Saturday January 4 11-4.
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 8 through February 1, 2019. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 12 from 2-4pm.The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2020) 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. Details at https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-2020-members/


Continuing through January 16
Mark Webber: Paintings. Figure composition paintings by Mark Webber will be featured.  From the artist: “My figures are invented and the compositions evolve over time…. I’m chiefly interested in visual play.” Phaze 2 Gallery at Shepherd University at 92 W Campus Dr. Shepherdstown, WV. 1-6PM, Monday – Thursday, 1-5PM Friday; free and open to the public. https://www.shepherd.edu/art/phaze-2-gallery or Eboggess (at) shepherd .edu

Continuing through January 26
“Winter Nights; Winter Lights”. VAA members will exhibit their work on the theme of “Winter Nights; Winter Lights”   Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md.  Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm ; Free.  301 797-2867.  valleyartassoc.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail. com 

Berkeley Art Works
February 5 – 29
TATTOO & BEYOND – a Berkeley Arts Council sponsored exhibit featuring tattoo designs and work in other media by more than 10 tattoo artists with shops in historic, downtown Martinsburg, WV. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street. Join us for a reception on Sunday, February 9 from 2-4pm, Free and open to the public.


Special Events & Announcements

January 12
Speak Story Series‚ Winter Fund-Raiser. Noted storyteller Ed Stivender is the featured teller for the first part of the evening, followed by Adam Booth facilitating a conversation with Ed and the audience about storytelling. Adam will preview the Season 8 storytelling lineup, and you will have the chance to bid on a house concert by Adam and Sheila Arnold. Shepherdstown Community Club. Sunday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; $40.00 (larger donations accepted). www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

Berkeley Art Works
January 17
Open Critiques – The Berkeley Art Works will convene a free open critique time for all creatives and artists at 6:30 pm on each 3rd Friday in 2020.  The first Critique evening will gather on Friday, January 17 from 6:30 – 8:30.  It will feature an introduction to critiqueing art using Piccasso’s famous “Guernica” by Dr. Doug Kinnett, BAW artist and former coordinator of the Art Ed program at Shepherd University. Free. garybergel (at) gmail. com

January 22
Monthly meeting and ”Show-cial”  Get together to socialize, members share artwork they are working on, and share news of upcoming events etc Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md. Wednesday 7 pm; Free, with refreshments served. 301 797-2867. valleyartassn.com or valleyartinfo (at) gmail .com
Monthly meeting and ”Show-cial”  Get together to socialize, members share artwork they are working on, and share news of upcoming events etc Valley Art Association at Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md. Wednesday 7 pm; Free, with refreshments served. 301 797-2867. valleyartassoc.com  orvalleyartinfo (at) gmail. com


Theatre

January 10 – 26
Plethora of Plays in One Act. WLT offers two collections of One-Act plays (see website for details). Join us in January for this wonderful variety of theatre held at the beautiful Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.  Winchester Little Theatre at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester, VA.  Thu-Sat, 7 pm & Sat-Sun, 2pm;  See either collection of 4 One Acts for $15 or both collections for $25.  540-662-3331.  wltonline.org  or  wlt (at) wltonline .org

Apollo Civic Theatre
January 31 – February 9
“Murder on the Orient Express” Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside…. Performed by the Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 East Martin Street,Martinsburg. Fri/Sat 8 pm, Sun. 2:30; $14 – $19. Reserve or buy online. 304-263-6766. apollocivictheatre.org  or  act (at) apollocivictheatre .org


‘specially for Kids

January 11-29
“The Hokie Pokie Magic Show” A puppet and magic show all in one.  Wonderment Theater at 412 W. King Street, Martinsburg, WV.  Saturday and Sunday. Doors open 12:40. Show time 1 pm; Wonderment Theater $6.50 for 2 years and up.  304-258-4074.  www.wondermentpuppets.com  or  Wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com


Classes & Workshops

Berkeley Art Works

Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

Details are posted at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction

Creating with Ink and Watercolor
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennet

Figure Drawing using Charcoal
Wednesdays January 15, 22, 29, February 5; 9:00am – 12 noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Continuing Art Improvement
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Level 2 Watercolor
Fridays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Mashup for Kids and Adults
Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; 9am-11ampm (Six weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Drawing Portraits Using Charcoal
Saturdays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7; 1-4pm (Eight weeks)
Instructor: Robert Howard

Level 1 All About Color
Thursdays February 13, 20, 27, March 5; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Child Portraiture in Colored Pencil
Fridays February 14, 21, 28, March 6; 1-4pm (Four weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Mixed Media Journaling
Thursdays February 18, 25, March 3, 10; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Acrylics with Palette Knife
Wednesdays February 19, 26, March 4, 11; 9:00am – 12 Noon (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Cold Wax Painting Technique
Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, March 24, 31, April 7, 14; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Basic Drawing Techniques Using Charcoal
Wednesdays March 25, April 1, 8, 14; 12 Noon; (Four weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Mixed Media Abstractions
Tuesdays, 9 am to noon, April 21, 28, May 5, 12; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Leah Bennett

Special Workshop

“Capturing the Light” Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris
May 2-3, 2020
In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light”, Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Details at: https://berkeleyartswv.org/capturing-the-light/


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


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

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