Call for Artists: 2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit

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All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council for 2018 are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 17 through February 24, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday, January 19 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Artists 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

Call for Artists: Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. 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.

The exhibit will open April 4, 2018 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 5, 2018. There will be reception at the gallery on Friday, April 6 from 5-7pm.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.

"Wind" by Wil Hershberger; 2017 Best in Show
“Wind” by Wil Hershberger; 2017 Best in Show

Juror:

The juror for the 2018 exhibit is Daniel Fulco, curator at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Dr. Fulco graduated from Connecticut College, New London, CT, with a degree in Art History and a Museum Studies Certificate (2004). From 2004 to 2007, he served as Assistant Director and Curator of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.  In 2007, Dr. Fulco entered graduate school, receiving his M. A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, he taught art history at Marymount University, Arlington, VA, University of Maryland, University College, Largo, MD, and Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Last year, Dr. Fulco published his first monograph, Exuberant Apotheoses: Italian Frescoes in the Holy Roman Empire, Visual Culture and Princely Power in the Age of Enlightenment (Leiden, Brill 2016). A scholar of European and American art from the 17th to the 19th centuries, his research also engages with the exhibition of Islamic art at world’s fairs. Currently, Dr. Fulco serves as Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.

Entry fee:

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.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: February 19, 2018 (Midnight)
Use link below for entries

Notification of Accepted Work:

The notification announcing the juror’s selections will be sent by email and be posted on our web site (this page) on or about March 3, 2017.

Awards:

Best in Show $500 Total prizes $1,000.

Entries:

Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit.

The image file format should be <b>normal (&ldquo;baseline&rdquo;) JPEG.</b> Do not save as &ldquo;progressive&ldquo; JPEG. The images should be <b>1200 pixels on the long dimension with the other dimension proportional.</b> Save at <b>72 PPI</b> at <b>high quality setting</b> (8 out of 10 or 80% is good.) Set your filename to <b>lastname_title_WxHxD_entrynumber.jpg</b> (example: jones_pretty-girl_11x14x1_no1.jpg).

Dimensions should include the frame.

One additional image to show detail for 3-dimensional work is allowed.

Accepted Work:

If accepted, the original works must be ready for hanging and must not exceed 48&rdquo; in width, including frame. Paintings and works on paper must be suitably framed. All entries to be hung must be equipped with wire, ready for hanging. Three-dimensional works, must not exceed 72 inches in height and 36&rdquo; in width or depth. Three-dimensional work must be free-standing. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after they are accepted for the exhibition.

All accepted work must arrive between March 26 and March 31, 2018

Sales:

The Berkeley Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on all sales. Works may not be removed during the exhibition.

Liability:

Although the Berkeley Arts Council will take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the entries in the gallery, the BAC is not responsible for loss of or damage to the artwork, and the artist is responsible for his/her own insurance if desired.

Final Acceptance:

The Berkeley Arts Council reserves the right to reject any work that is not consistent with the work presented in the digital entry image or if the framing or presentation is not adequate.

Click here to enter

Deadline February 20 (Midnight)

Berkeley Arts Council Announces Fall Classes

Judith Becker Teaching at the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council has announced its schedule of fall classes to be offered at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Teaching artist Judith Becker  will offer a varied program of instruction in painting and drawing.

Judith’s classes include “Spritzilism”, Color Theory, and Drawing. Also included are classes in color pencil and watercolor for beginners, as well as a “Continuing Art Studio” for intermediate and advance artists.

(The photography classes previously announced will not be possible as David Rehor has been offered a great opportunity out of the area and will be moving away. We thank David for the work he has done with us and wish him well.)

All of these classes run 4 weeks and the tuition is $90. Pre-registration is required. Full details and online registration is available at berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/.

Call for Artists: “Critters”

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for “Critters”, a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic.

"Baby Deer" photo by Rip Smith

*** No Entry Fee ***

Entry by Email
Two categories:

Open: Open to all artists
Youth: Open to artists under 18 years of age.
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[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 4] Call for 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.

Eligibility

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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.

Sponsored in part by

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.