Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Council News

Berkeley Art Works
In the Gallery
In the Berkeley Art Works this month we are featuring two great exhibits from local artists and students. The Potomac River Artists Guild, a local and regional painters group is showing a selection of recent work on display in the gallery through June 24. (See Below) In the Back Space is a Summer exhibit of work by the “Art 105/205” students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The title of the class, taught by Art Works artist Gary Bergel, is “Color, Creativity, and Design”. The exhibit is on display through July 8.

Berkeley Art Works
Opens June 28:

Sponsored in part by
City National Bank
The Berkeley Arts Council announced the accepted artists for the Photo 17 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 5-7pm. 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
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


Berkeley Arts Council Classes for June

Landscapes, Seascapes, Hardscapes, etc.
Thursdays 1-4pm, June 8, 15, 22, 29 (Four Weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

En Plein Air Continuing Workshop
Fridays 1-4pm, June 9, 16, 23, 30 (Four Weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

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


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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Art Exhibits

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through June 24
Potomac River Artists Guild Recent Work: The Berkeley Art Works presents a selection of new work from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild. Artists expected to participate are Monica Wilkins, Tom Nebel, Mary Alice Bowers, Sue Parker, Lilly Barrows, Carol Wilks, Jane Horst, Ronda Albright and others. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg; Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4 Potomac River Artists Guild Free and Open to the Public; http://wp.me/pDwaf-NQ

Berkeley Art Works
Continuing through July 8
A Summer Exhibit of work by Art 105/205 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.The visual art top 3 award winners from Blue Ridge’s recent “Outlet” Arts and Letters competition are included in this exhibit.The exhibit will be displayed in the Art Works Back Space Gallery. Reception Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm. 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg; Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4; http://wp.me/pDwaf-NW

June 30 – 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

June 2 – 26
“2 Person Show” The Washington Street Artists Co-op is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring Virginia Winston and Suzanne Ravgiala. Firehall Gallery 108 N. George St Charles Town WV  Washington Street Artists Co Op, Free; washingtonstartists.org or washingtonstreetgallery (at) gmail .com

Berkeley Art Works
Opens June 28: Photo 17
Sponsored in part by
City National Bank
The Berkeley Arts Council announced the accepted artists for the Photo 17 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 5-7pm. 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.

July 6 – 9
“The Lay Of The Land” – An Exhibition of new work in painting, printmaking and turned wood during the opening weekend of the Contemporary American Theater festival. Artists Reception Sat 5-9. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV Thur/Fri 10-8 pm, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-5 Shepherdstown Community Club; free to the public 304-279-0506;  or tworiversturnings (at) yahoo .com

Special Events

June 3-4
North Mountain Arts Festival at Orr’s Farm Market; Juried fine art, jewelry, crafts, food, farm market, entertainment. Saturday, 9-5, Sunday 10-4. www.facebook.com/NorthMountainArtsFestival/

June 13
Speak Story Series Presents Charlotte Blake Alston. Charlotte is a nationally recognized storyteller who shares traditional and contemporary stories from the African and African American experience. Storer Ballroom, 210 N. King Street, Shepherdstown WV Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 PM $12.00 at the door; free to Shepherd University students ; www.speakstoryseries.com or info (at) speakstoryseries .com

June 17
Charles Town’s WV Fest. The City of Charles Town celebrates the state’s birthday again this year on Saturday ,June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm Free 304-725-2046 ext 223; www.charlestownwv.us or events (at) charlestownwv .us

Music and Dance

Music

June 25
Friends of Music Concert on Popodicon Lawn. A special outdoor concert held under a tent at Popodicon. The Two Rivers Brass Quintet will play a variety of spirited works. Lawn of the Popodicon Mansion on the Shepherd U. campus, Sun 3:00 pm; Friends of Music $18 before June 11; $20 after. 304-876-5765; www.friendswv.org or info (at) friendswv .org

Dance

June 3
Belly Dance Workshop, an open-level, retreat-style workshop with live drumming and Middle Eastern refreshments.  Beginners and experienced welcome. MAC Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV Saturday, June 3, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m. Jensuya Belly Dance; $50. 304-258-7647; https://www.facebook.com/JensuyaBellyDance or raqs (at) tarabraqs .com

July 10 – 14
Summer Dance. Tari Jo’s Dance Studio offers ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, & modern for dancers of all levels, including creative movement for age 3-5 wanting to try dance. Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost depending on how many classes taken. (304) 263-7368; https://www.facebook.com/Tari-Jos-Dance-Studio-Ricks-Karate-109907139028814 or tjdanz (at) msn .com

June 16 – 18
25th Annual Dance Recital. Tari Jo’s Dance Studio is celebrating with its annual dance recital featuring ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, pointe, and karate. Martinsburg High School auditorium. Fri. 7 p.m. Sat. 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m. $12  304-263-7368; https://www.facebook.com/Tari-Jos-Dance-Studio-Ricks-Karate-109907139028814

Theatre

July 2 – 6
Contemporary American Theater Festival Preview Performances. CATF Pay-What-You-Can-Preview tickets go on sale one hour before the show, at that venue. CATF produces bold, new American plays.  Shepherd University. By Donation (no set amount) 304-876-3473 ; catf.org or info (at) catf .org

July 7 – 30
Contemporary American Theater Festival. CATF’s 27th Season has SIX bold, new plays. CATF is a professional theater company that develops new American theater.  Shepherd University (92 West Campus Drive, Shepherdstown) Varies   $35+ 304-876-3473; catf.org or info (at) catf .org

July 11, 18, 25
Staged Reading Series. Join the Contemporary American Theater Festival for Stage Readings of new Plays. July 11, 18, and 25 at 6pm. Marinoff Theater, 62 W. Campus Drive, Shepherdstown. Free 304-876-3473; catf.org or info (at) catf .org

July 12 and 19
Gallery Talk. Guided tour of high drama exhibition (costumes from the Contemporary American Theater Festival).  401 Museum Drive Hagerstown, MD Wednesday at 10am Washington County Museum of Fine Art; Free 304-876-3473; catf.org or info (at) catf .org

‘Specially for Kids

Continuing through June 4
Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel try to escape from their mean Uncle and his Witch girlfriend’s terrible Pizzeria. 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 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

July 8
Crafters/Artists “Destash” Market. Calling all artists and crafters to participate in a “Destash” Market. Community yard sale of artist and craft supplies. Booths are $10 and $25. Martinsburg Roundhouse Sat July 8  10am-3pm. Free 304-271-8872; or destash17 (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/.

Classes for June

Landscapes, Seascapes, Hardscapes, etc.
Thursdays 1-4pm, June 8, 15, 22, 29 (Four Weeks) Instructor: Judith Becker

En Plein Air Continuing Workshop
Fridays 1-4pm, June 9, 16, 23, 30 (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

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