[UPDATED with Awards]Accepted Artists: Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The juror’s results are in for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit and we are very pleased to announce the accepted artists for this year’s exhibit. The juror Jay Pastore selected 38 works by 34 artists out of 167 works submitted by 73 artists from 17 states. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 – May 4, 2019.

Juror’s Statement:

It was an honor to have been asked to serve as the juror for the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Exhibition, sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council.  For this year’s exhibition, seventy-three artists submitted one hundred and sixty-seven works (both 2 and 3-dimensional) from seventeen states for review.  All of the submissions, created in a wide variety of artistic media, were spawned by keen observational skills and nurtured with artistic talent.  Themes include various elements of nature, the natural environment surrounding the artist, mankind’s footprint on this planet, and global climate change.  Selecting a small number of works from a such a large field is challenging.  In addition to demonstrating a high-level of conceptual and technical skills, it is the mood and energy created by and within the works in the final selection that set them apart.

Jay Pastore received a Masters of Arts in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC.  He currently serves as Design Consultant at the Roberto Clement Museum, in Pittsburgh, PA (2014-present).  Past positions include Artistic Director, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE (2014-18); Principal owner and Director, Gallery 50, a contemporary art gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Juror for numerous regional fine art and craft exhibitions, including the Delaware Coastal Camera Club Final Awards Competition (2014-18), and the Artists Selection for the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery.

Accepted artists must ship or deliver the work between March 25 and March 30. Accepted artists have been notified by email with detailed instructions about the delivery of the work.

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Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Exhibit: The Berkeley Arts Council again is hosting the annual Youth Art Month exhibit featuring artwork from the four Berkeley County High School art programs. They will hold a reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5-8pm. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

David Heatwole to Exhibit in the Back Space Gallery

Paintings by David Heatwole
August 8 – September 1

The Berkeley Art Works Back Space Gallery presents a variety of drawings and oil paintings by David F. Heatwole, a 11th generation artisan and resident of Martinsburg. The work on display includes energetic still-life drawings, traditional paintings, work with a symbolic messages, and almost surreal landscapes. David says his work is “food for the brain – mental yoga.” He is also our newest Teaching Artist. You can see the class listings at https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fre 11-5, Sat 11-4.

July 11-august 4: Watercolor Paintings by Charlie Mortensen

Berkeley Arts Council member Charlie Mortensen will present a selection of watercolor paintings in the Back Space Gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. He has been making art for more than 50 years. He studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts and West Virginia University He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He presently lives and works at his home and studio along Opequon Creek in Berkeley County. Join us for a reception on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Accepted Artists: Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The juror has completed the review of the submitted works and has made his selections. Daniel Fulco, Curator at the Washington Museum of Fine Art in Hagerstown, Maryland reviewed 150 works by 61 artists from 15 states and selected 32 works for the exhibit, which opens on April 4. The exhibit will be on display through May 5 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception in the gallery on Friday, April 6 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

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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 Members’ Exhibit Now Through February 18

January 11 – February 18, 2017

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The Berkeley Arts Council presents its 2017 Members’ Exhibit, now on display through February 18. We had a great response from our members and we have 38 pieces in a wide variety of media and techniques that showcase the strength and breadth of the creative artists in our region.

See the article in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail: whatsnxt.com/node/14696

Gallery Hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4