Call for Entries: Photo 17

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June 28 – August 12, 2017. There will be a reception on Friday, June 30, from 5-7pm.

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The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique.

Projected awards fund $750.

Entries must have been created by the artist within the past three years and have not been exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works gallery.

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Art Works to Host Gallery Talk and Q&A with Pat and Beverly Murphy

graphic-closinggallerytalk-webThe Berkeley Art Works will host a gallery talk and Q&A session with Pat and Beverly Murphy about their experiences over more than 40 years of the photography program at the Boys and Girls Club in Martinsburg. The event will be at 2pm on the closing day of the “Four Decades of Boys and Girls Photography” exhibit for Youth Art Month at the Art Works.

Pat and Beverly Murphy in the darkroom at the Boys and Girls Club

The event is free and open to the public and all are invited to come and interact with two people who have dedicated much of their lives to service.

The exhibit will be on display in the gallery through April 1. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5 and Sat 11-4. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Art and Earth Exhibit On Display through May 20. Award Winners Announced

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The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko selected 46 works by 37 artists for the exhibit, which is on display through May 20 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Here is the list of accepted artists and award winners:

Artist City State Title
Gary Anderson Huntsville AL Crawfish
Justin Barfield South Bend IN Undertow
Justin Barfield South Bend IN Red Tide
Mary Jo Bennett Hedgesville WV Crashing to Shore
Gary Bergel Charles Town WV Spring Thaw
Jennifer Coulson Martinsburg WV Blossom
Jennifer Coulson Martinsburg WV Waters
Ann Darling Berkeley Springs WV The Beauty of a Flower
Mark Dierker Dubuque IA Misty Mountains
Holly Dodson Alexandria VA Tall Trees
Jean Barnes Downs Cumberland MD Lusty May Honorable Mention

Sara Drower Wilmette IL Shanghai Smog #1
Claudia Giannini Shepherdstown WV Pitcher Plants
Claudia Giannini Shepherdstown WV Twinleaf Honorable Mention

Linda Gribko Morgantown WV Pink Lotus Bliss
Wil Hershberger Hedgesville WV Wind Best in Show

Donna Hershberger Hedgesville WV Misty Morning
Kathryn Kane Park Ridge IL Tree Bark 10
Nancy Kautz Harpers Ferry WV Trillium
Dawnice Kerchaert Pontiac MI Purlune Honorable Mention

Dawnice Kerchaert Pontiac MI Oovoo Honorable Mention

Geraldine Kiefer Winchester VA Vesconte Earth I
Geraldine Kiefer Winchester VA Medieval Cosmic Earth II
Amanda Knapp-Witt Leon WV Ready to Plant
Megan Lemcke Deming NM Sunrise over Floridas II
Megan Lemcke Deming NM Sunset Over Abuelas
Joe Mayer Shepherdstown WV Waiting For Spring
Tina Miller Martinsburg WV Summer’s End
Tina Miller Martinsburg WV Queen Anne’s Lace
Alice A Newton Bakerton WV Water Reflections 7
Gerald Obregon South Miami FL Emerge In Light
Ryan Oliver Centreville VA Worry Merit Award

Jim Pearson Lawrenceville IL Landscape, Memory and Bone WKL
Margaret Polcawich Derwood MD Moss House
Honey Rodgers Philadelphia PA White Plumeria Inner Truth
Julie Roth West Bend WI The Grid
Dannon Schroeder Knoxville TN Induce
Ann Sharp Shepherdstown WV Summer Fields Honorable Mention

Taylor Sijan Wichita KS Peonies Mug
Taylor Sijan Wichita KS Peonies Flask
Marina Smelik Palo Alto CA New Life
Karen Smith Hedgesville WV Tree Hut Glow Merit Award

Karen Smith Hedgesville WV Golden Tree Glow Merit Award

Derek Walter Chicago IL Pliocene IX
Monica Wilkins Shepherdstown WV Flood Devastation
Virginia Winston Martinsburg WV Lone Sycamore

Berkeley Arts Council Announces Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

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The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, 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 is acceptable.

The exhibit will open April 5, 2017 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 20, 2017. There will be reception at the gallery on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. Continue reading

Call for Artists: Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

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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 11 through February 18, 2017. There will be a reception on Friday, January 20 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2017) 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.  Continue reading

Berkeley Arts Council November Classes Open for Registration

The Berkeley Arts Council’s November classes are open for registration.

Starting November 10, Judith Becker will offer “Beginning Watercolor Pencil – Creating Holiday Cards.” This class presents the pleasant watercolor painting process of using watercolor pencils instead of traditional watercolor painting techniques to create beautiful holiday cards. This is a four week class held Thursdays November 10,17, December 1, and 8 from 1-4pm. Continue reading

Deadline Extended for Eastern WV Juried Exhibit

The deadline for the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit has been extended to September 1. The exhibit will be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, October 5 through November 5.

2015 Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit Award Winners
2015 Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit Award Winners

We wish to showcase the talent of our Eastern WV artists with this, the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit. 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.

Entries are now open until September 1, 2016. Details, full prospectus, and online entry is http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/ewvexhibit/.