Berkeley Arts Bulletin

Berkeley Arts Bulletin
Serving the Panhandle Region Since 2009
January 2022


Berkeley Arts Council News


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Artists:  Berkeley Arts Council Annual Members’ Exhibit

Reminder!  The Berkeley Arts Council’s Annual Members’ Exhibit will be held at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from January 12 through February 19, 2022.

The exhibit is open to all visual artists who are members – or become members – of the Berkeley Arts Council for the 2022 calendar year.  The exhibit is open to all media and there is no theme.  This is not a juried exhibit; however, work must be professionally presented and ready for display, and must not have been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works previously.

Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership in the Berkeley Arts Council.  Not a member, but want to be?  Become a member or renew your membership online at berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/, or join at the gallery when you deliver your artwork.  There is no entry fee other than membership dues.  Members may enter up to 2 pieces.  For more information and delivery instructions, visit the Berkeley Arts Council Web site, https://berkeleyartswv.orgPlease direct questions to bacexhibits (at) gmail.com


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Artists:  Reflections of Gratitude Juried Exhibit

In observance of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) will present “Reflections of Gratitude”.  The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV from February 23 through April 2, 2022.

The goal of this exhibit is to honor women whose achievements and contributions have enriched our lives and bettered our world.  They are our role models, influencers, sources of strength, beacons of hope.  They may be artists, educators, preachers, healers, engineers, scientists; they are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends; they exist in many roles and vocations, in public and private life.  Is there a woman who has enriched or influenced your life?  Share her with us! 

The deadline for entries is Friday January 14, 2022 at midnight.  The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions.  Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works previously.  The entry fee is $35 for the first two works and $10 each additional work up to a maximum of four.  This exhibit will be juried by the Berkeley Arts Council.  Awards for Best in Show, Merit and Honorable Mention will be given; the projected prize fund is $1,000.  For more information and to enter, visit the Berkeley Arts Council Web site, https://berkeleyartswv.org.


Berkeley Art Works
Call for Artists:  12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council will hold its 12th Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit from April 6 through May 14, 2022.  The exhibit has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World”.  The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions.  Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works previously.  Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.  The Juror is Alison Helm, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, where she is a professor of sculpture. 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at midnight.  The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works.  Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.  Awards will be given for Best in Show, Merit and Honorable Mention.  The total prize fund is $1,000.  More information and instructions for submitting work are on the Berkeley Arts Council Web site, http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.


Berkeley Art Works
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?  Call us during business hours at 304-620-7277 and ask for Judith, or send an e-mail to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com 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 https://berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/



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 https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works-galleries/


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Hours at the Berkeley Art Works
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  Saturday, 11am-4pm
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Arts Around the Region


Art Exhibits


January 1 – 23
Members Exhibit: Jefferson County Photography Club members exhibit an impressive array of their photography at the Firehouse Gallery in Charles Town, West Virginia. Member's images will include wildlife, macro, black and white, infrared, landscape and portraits. 108 N. George Street, Charles Town, WV Thursday-Friday (11-5), Saturday (10-4), Sunday (11-4) Free. 304-724-2090; washingtonstartists.org or mojophoto (at) comcast .net

January 3 – February 28
Photography Exhibit South Jefferson Library South Jefferson Library is pleased to present the photography of Thom Potts, beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, in the Library Meeting Room.   A reception will be held on Sunday, January 16th, from 2PM to 4PM in the Library Meeting Room, to enable the public to meet the artist. 49 Church Street, Summit Point, WV 25446. M-Th: 9-6;Sat: 10-2; Sun:1-5 free. 13047256227 www.sojeffersonlibrary.com; floyds (at) sojeffersonlibrary .com


Special Events


February 12

Shepherdstown Valentine's Market:  Join us for the 6th annual Shepherdstown Valentine's Market! 30 local artists with handmade gifts. Door prizes. free admission! War Memorial Building. Sat. Feb. 12th, 2022 11am to 5pm free. 202-525-6076; https://www.facebook.com/events/1033664544081662 or mywildrosesoap (at) gmail. com


Music


January 13 – 14

Jazz at ShepherdJazz Ensemble Concert Shepherd University School of Music Don’t miss an exciting night of jazz on the stage of the Frank Arts Center Theater, featuring special guest artist Kenny Rittenhouse and the SU Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams. Friday at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission; $10 Shepherd faculty, staff, alumni, senior citizens, active duty military, age 18 & under. 304-876-5555; shepherd.edu/music/calendar-of-concerts or music (at) shepherd .edu

January 27

Shepherd Salon Series — Sensuality and Eventuality. Shepherd University School of Music presents a recital featuring trombonist James Martin with Dr. Julianna Hayward. Special guest Katie Burnham, soprano. Frank Arts Center Theater. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 304-876-5555


Theatre


January 7 – 22

"Fireflies" by Matthew Barber at Winchester Little Theatre. Retired school teacher Eleanor Bannister is the most respected woman in Groverdell, TX. That is, until a smooth talking drifter does more than fix the hole in her roof, and tongues start wagging. 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA 22601. Thur-Sat 8p; Sat-Sun 2p Adults – $21; Seniors (62+) – $19; Students K-12, College – $14. 540-662-3331 winchesterlittletheatre.org wlt (at) winchesterlittletheatre .org

January 19 – 20

Auditions for "Romeo and Juliet." Shepherd University's Rude Mechanicals will hold auditions for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet,"  8-10:30 pm.  Large and small roles for all genders and levels of experience.  Community members 16 and older are invited to audition.  Performance dates–April 1-10. Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University. January 19-20, 8-10:30 pm free. 304-876-5208; bellzey (at) shepherd .edu


Artist Opportunity


Deadline for submission February 13

Call for Art & Craft for Materials Hard + Soft.  Greater Denton Arts Council exhibition will celebrate contemporary craft artists who push the boundaries of their media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or combination of craft media. Exhibit will run May 27 to August 27, 2022. Juror is Tanya Aguiñiga, a Los Angeles based artist & founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM $30 for GDAC Members/$35 for non-GDAC members. 940-382-2787;  https://dentonarts.com/mhscall; or exhibit (at) dentonarts .com


 Art Class


January 21 – February 11

David Bottini: Acrylic Glazed Landscape. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts offers a hybrid class with two classes online and one in person. Students will develop an acrylic painting on canvas using a layered, glazing method. A complete supply list can be found on the website. Online Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to noon; In person Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Online Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $125 plus supplies. 301-739-5727; www.wcmfa.org  or education (at) wcmfa .org


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/
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.

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