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

Exhibit of Judith Becker Original Paintings at the Berkeley Art Works

Berkeley Arts Council Teaching Artist presents a selection of original watercolor, color pencil, and mixed media works for display in the at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. This will be a unique opportunity to see the range of work, much of which has not been exhibited previously in Martinsburg.

The exhibit is on display now through November 5 in the Back Space Gallery. Gallery hours are Wed-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, and Sat 11-4.

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at http://www.berkeleyartswv.org.

“Heavy Metal” Awards Announced

The Berkeley Arts Council held a reception for the “Heavy Metal” exhibit yesterday at the Berkeley Art Works and announced and presented the awards for the exhibit. Below are the winning works. (Click on the image to see a larger version.)

Reception Tonight “Heavy Metal”

Friday, September 9, 5-7pm

The public is invited to celebrate Martinsburg’s rail heritage at a reception for the “Heavy Metal” railroad art exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

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The nationally juried exhibit consists of 37 works from artists in 14 states and represents some of the finest artists in the rail heritage genre. The exhibit includes a variety of art styles and techniques, including painting, mixed media, and photography.

There will be light refreshments and the reception is free and open to the public.

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“Heavy Metal” Exhibit Accepted Artists Announced

Selection of images from the "Heavy Metal" Railroad Art Exhibit
Selection of images from the “Heavy Metal” Railroad Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the accepted artists for “Heavy Metal”, a national juried exhibit of railroad art. The juror was Michael Doig of Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. The exhibit will be on display in the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibit presents a wide wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States.

In his juror’s statement, Michael wrote “As I look at each piece of Artwork, I imagine the work that went into it, I think about the training that it took to create the piece, and as an artist myself, I think about the obstacles that occur in our lives that compete for our attention. Each piece of Artwork is, in many ways, miraculous. Each artist has beaten the odds in making their work. And my task is to callously decide which piece is best.” He selected 37 works out of 91 submitted. 37 artists from 15 states will be represented in the exhibit. A full list if the accepted artists is at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/hmetal/.

The exhibit will be on display from August 31 through October 1. There will be a reception and awards presentation Friday, September 9 from 5-7pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wed-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, and Sat 11-4.

Gary Bergel to Present “Eye of the Photographer” at the Berkeley Art Works

Image from "Square Seasons" by Gary Bergel
Image from “Square Seasons” by Gary Bergel

On Friday, August 19, Artist and Photographer Gary Bergel will present a gallery talk, “Eye of the Photographer”, at a reception for the Boys and Girls Club Photography Exhibit at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The reception is 4-6pm and at 5pm, Gary will discuss images in the Boys and Girls Club exhibit as well as his own work, “Square Seasons”, on display in the Back Space gallery.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Boys and Girls Club and “Square Seasons” exhibits will be on display through August 27 at the Berkeley Art Works. Gallery hours are Wed-Thu 11-5, Fri 11-8, and Sat 11-4.