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.

Berkeley Arts Council Presents Boys and Girls Club Photography.

For the third year, the Berkeley Arts Council will present the best of the Boys and Girls Club annual photography competition. The exhibit will be displayed from August 17 through August 27 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

A selection of images from the 2016 Boys and Girls Club Photography Competition
A selection of images from the 2016 Boys and Girls Club Photography Competition

There will be a reception on Friday, August 19 from 4-6pm at the gallery. Also featured at 5pm during the reception will be a gallery talk by photographer and artist Gary Bergel entitled “The Eye of the Photographer”. Bergel will discuss images in the Boys and Girls Club exhibit as well as his own work,”Square Seasons”, which is on display in the Back Space gallery.

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.

The reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Deadline Approaching for Eastern WV Artists

The August 24 deadline is less than three weeks away for submitting entries for the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, October 5 through November 5.

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 August 24, 2016. Details, full prospectus, and online entry is http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/ewvexhibit/.