Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009
June 2023

Berkeley Arts Council News

Call for Artists
Berkeley Art Works 10th Anniversary Members' Exhibit

In 2013, the Berkeley Arts Council opened its first brick-and-mortar location at 116 North Queen Street. To give it a unique identity, the space was titled the “Berkeley Art Works.” Since 2013, the organization has presented nearly eighty exhibitions featuring the work of local artists. And through nationally promoted invitations, visitors to the small gallery have enjoyed seeing the work of artists from dozens of states.

To recognize the contributions of the artists who are currently members of the Berkeley Arts Council, they are invited to participate in the Anniversary Members Exhibit, on display from June 28 through July 29 at the Berkeley Art Works.

Members enrolled for 2023, working in any medium, 2D, 3D or crafts, may participate in the exhibit. Artists or friends of the arts may join or renew online at In addition to participating in members exhibits, members enjoy a 10% discount on purchases in the Art Works gallery, and registration for regularly scheduled classes and workshops.

To participate in the Anniversary exhibit, deliver one or two pieces of your work to the Berkeley Art Works, Wednesday through Friday, 11am-5pm June 21-23, and 11-4 on Saturday, June 24. Note: You can also join at the gallery when you deliver your artwork. There is no entry fee other than membership dues.

The exhibit is not juried; however, work must be properly framed or otherwise professionally presented and ready for display. Two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers, please). Three-dimensional fine art and fine craft are welcome and encouraged and must be professionally presented. An identification tag must be attached to each piece, including the artist’s name, title of the work and price if it is for sale. The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on sales of work during the exhibit.

The exhibit will be open to the public during Berkeley Art Works business hours, which are currently 11am-5pm Wednesday through Friday, and 11am-4pm on Saturday. The exhibit will be promoted to the local press, as well as on our Web site and Facebook page. Please direct questions via e-mail to or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at

In Our Gallery:

"Light and Shadow"
Continuing through June 24, 2023

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Light and Shadow”, a juried art exhibit to showcase how artists use variations of light and shadow to enhance their artwork. Work on display represents many media, including photography, painting, and ceramics. The exhibit is on display through June 24, 2022. Berkeley Art Works gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, 11-5; Saturday, 11-4. We are also open late on the First Friday of each month for the Downtown Art Walk. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

June 3: First Saturday Art Walk

Watch for the balloons! All locations in Downtown Martinsburg along Queen St., King St., Burke St., Martin St. and Race St..1st Saturday of Each Month – 11 AM to 4 PM; sponsored by "The Downtown Art Gang". Free. 240-389-7633

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.

We maintain compliance with current federal requirements with regard to Covid-19 protocols. Additional proof of vaccination or masking requirements may be enforced at the individual instructor's discretion.

Upcoming Classes:
For up-to-date details and online registration links please visit

Collage for Self-Discovery, Coming Home to Your True Self Through Art

Sundays: June 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – June 25, 2023, 4:00 PM (4 sessions)
Instructors:  Martha Hanley and Jeanne Marie McClure

Collage for Self-Discovery is a fun, simple, inexpensive process of creating 5×7 card collages to access your inner wisdom for self- acceptance, healing, and personal empowerment. Embrace your intuition and innate creativity as you quietly sort through images and find ones that leap out to you. Collage cards you create become markers, image holders to help you recall all your inner resources. Age Range:  13-adult

For more details and registration links please visit

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

Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
  Wednesday-Friday 11-5
  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

June 22
Celebration of Summer Exhibitions. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in our spectacular Kaylor Rose Garden while getting a first look at Treasures of State: Maryland’s Art Collection and strolling through Landscapes & Legends of Norway: William Singer and His Contemporaries. Cost is $15 museum members, $25 general public. RSVP required to Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at)  Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr., Hagerstown. 6-8 pm ; $15 museum members, $25 general public. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org.

June 24 – October 22
Treasures of State: Maryland’s Art Collection. Over 90 American and European paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts from 1750 to present. Treasures of State includes works of art from the collections of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the State of Maryland, exploring their connections and broadening narratives about American identity, history, taste, and the evolution of each collection. Notable artists represented include the Peales, Jasper Cropsey, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, George Inness, Hugh Bolton Jones, Eastman Johnson, Giuseppe Ceracchi, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi  at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr., Hagerstown, MD . Tues-Fri, 10-5, Sat 10-4, Sun, 1-5; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org.

Continuing through June 30
“Everyday Art in Line and Wash and Collage,” at the Jefferson Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery. All pieces were created in a 6-week class of the same name, designed to teach artistic inspiration through daily life to seniors.  Students learned the basic elements and principles of art through techniques of line, watercolor wash, and collage using everyday supplies. This program was presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. 108 N George St Charles Town, WV. Thursday – Friday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Jefferson Arts Council. 304-283-4873

Continuing through September 17
Landscapes & Legends of Norway: William Singer & His Contemporaries. Museum founder William Henry Singer, Jr. loved the Norwegian landscape and painted it in all seasons — from the cool greens of spring to the icy blues of glacial winters. This exhibition uses Singer’s work and that of his contemporaries in the museum collection to look at the impact of Norway on the imaginations of various artists. A series of watercolors depicting Norse legends (yes, Loki and Thor) by American artist Frank Morse Rummel are also a highlight of the exhibition. Organized by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from its permanent collection. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by James & Melinda Marsden and Paul & Lotta Mellott.  at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Tues-Fri, 10-5; Sat 10-4, Sun 1-5; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free . 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org

Special Events

June 8
“The First Step” – screening & Fundraiser. A film by the Kramer Brothers, Directed by: Brandon Kramer, Produced by: Lance Kramer . Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs, Pure Non Fiction and many more.  at The Apollo 128 East Martin Street Martinsburg. Thursday  (at)  7PM; Main Street Martinsburg & Apollo Civic Theatre. $10.00. 304-263-6766  or act (at) apollocivictheatre .org


July 5 – August 1
Summer Dance 2023. Primary through Grade 4-Continued strengthening the technical skills required for ballet with exploration of Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Intermediate-Accelerated ballet and pointe with additional study of contemporary, hip hop, modern  and jazz. Advanced  Concentrated emphasis on classical ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern and variations.  at Inwood Performing Arts. Monday-Thursday 9-2:30; Inwood Performing Arts. $225. 13042293209 or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

July 10 – 13
Disney Prince and Princess Camp. Students  age 3-6 will be introduced to the French and contemporary vocabularies, listen to princess stories and music, exploring mime relating to that day’s theme.  The program encourages confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression.   at Inwood Performing Arts. Monday-Thursday 9-11am; Inwood Performing Arts. $110. 304-229-3209 or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com

July 24 – 27
Shining Stars Camp. Students  age 4-6 will be introduced to tap, jazz and hip hop  relating to that day’s theme.  The program encourages confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression.  at Inwood Performing Arts. Monday-Thursday 9-11am; Inwood Dance Company. $110. 1-304-229-3209 or wsmith2954 (at) aol .com


June 17

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors open at 11 PM – show starts at Midnight Movie accompanied by a live shadow cast.Tickets: $20 – available online or at the door. Audience Participation Packs: $5  The Apollo 128 East Martin Street Martinsburg. Saturday 11pm; APOLLOWEEN. $20. 304-263-6766 or Act (at) apollocivictheatre .org

June 22 – 25
"The Bacchae." Shepherd University's Rude Mechanicals present Euripides' ancient Greek tragedy   At Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm; Shepherd University. $5 general public; $2 students. 304-876-5208 or bellzey (at) shepherd .edu

June 23 – 25
23rd Annual New Voice Play Festival. Four new one-act plays.  And the audience picks the winner of the Festival each year.   at Old Opera House Theatre – Charles Town, WV. 8:00pm Friday & Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday $20 Adults; $15 Seniors/Students. 304-725-4420;  or ooh (at) oldoperahouse .org

'Specially for Kids

Continuing through June  25
Wonderment Theatre
Hansel and Gretel.   at 412 W King Street, Martinsburg WV. Sat and Sun Doors open 12:40 Show time 1pm; Wonderment Puppet Theater. $7.50 for 2 years and up. Under 2 free. 304-258-4074 or wondermentpuppets (at) yahoo .com

Artist Opportunities

August 1 – April 30
The Old Opera House Jean Heiler Gallery.  Jean Heiler Gallery is located in the lower lobby of the Old Opera House, Charles Town WV. Artists  submit contact info and description of work/medium…no fees..promotion & artist selection done  by Theater Rep.  at Charles Town WV.  Run of play (individual showings); The Old Opera House, Charles Town WV. NO FEES to show in gallery.No commission on sales…Theater promotion free…. (304)754-6643 or artzkat (at) yahoo .com

Call for Entries
ShenArtsFest–September 9 – 10. The Shenandoah Arts Council (ShenArts) is proud to present a 2-day, juried, fine art festival, showcasing the work of artists from all over our region. Located along the pedestrian-friendly walking mall from Piccadilly St. to Cork St., visitors will have the opportunity to discover handmade-in-the-USA, original works of art across every medium, along with music and see a special flash mob event. A careful vetting process ensures the finest and most diverse offerings of sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, mixed-media, painting and more to suit every artistic taste and budget. Showcase takes place on Loudon St., rain or shine.  Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. free. 301-807-5466; or fisher (at) shenarts .org

Classes and Workshops

June 3
Traditional Landscape Painting Process. Artist David Bottini will lead the class. Instruction includes two videos and two in-person classes Saturdays, May 20 and June 3, 2 p.m. —  Cost is $165 per person plus supplies. Register in advance and a supply list will be provided. Contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts . Saturdays, May 29 and June 3, 2 p.m.; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $165.00 plus supplies. or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org

June 1
Everyday Art for Adults: Creativity in Ink. An introduction to art techniques in ink using everyday supplies. Learn how playful exercises can become a regular creative practice, fitting easily into your schedule, while benefiting memory, health, longevity and joy. All materials are provided. Class is free but registration is REQUIRED! Call 304-267-8933  to reserve a spot. For adults 55 and above.  At Martinsburg Library, 101 W. King St, Martinsburg, WV  Thursday 5-7 PM; Martinsburg Public Library. registration required,free for adults 55 and over. 

June 7 – 28
New Classes at the Firehouse Gallery  Pen Drawing with Color, Father's Day Parchment Cardmaking, Introduction to and Intermediate Pysanky Egg Painting. See our Facebook page for details on each class:(  540-686-5102; or firehousegallery2022 (at) gmail .com

June 17
Draw Your Pet workshop. Artist Nicole Troup shows students how to draw their pet using charcoal and pan pastels.  Inspired by the pastel drawings in Landscapes & Legends. Register in advance by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at)   at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr., Hagerstown, MD 21740. 10:30 am-4 pm; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. $175  museum members, $190 nonmembers. 301-739-5727 or cschelle (at) wcmfa .org.

June 29
“Let’s Talk Art.” Director Sarah Hall and Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator Daniel Fulco are joined by special guest Heather Semple, owner of ECI Art & Travel to discuss Landscapes & Legends of Norway: William Henry Singer & His Contemporaries. Heather is related to William Henry Singer and will join us to discuss the Singer family history and his artistic legacy. Free. Register in advance for link by contacting Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org.  6-7:30pm; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Free. 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org.

July 15
Teen Illustration class: Bringing Beasts to Life. Students ages 13-19 will illustrate mythological creatures comic book-style. Inspired by Landscapes & Legends.  $60 member $65 nonmember. To register, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or drastelli (at) wcmfa .org.  at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Dr., Hagerstown.  Sat. 11 am – 2 pm 

Partners and Supporters

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

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Submit details about your arts event by using the online form at
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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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