Call for Artists: “Summer Bloom” at the Berkeley Art Works

Call for Artists: “Summer Bloom” at the Berkeley Art Works

"Warm Glow" by Judith Becker
“Warm Glow” by Judith Becker

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Summer Bloom”, a juried exhibit of art reflecting the beauty and color of summer. All 2-dimensional work framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media is eligible. Small 3-dimensional works that will display on a 1 foot square pedestal will be considered. The exhibit will be displayed from June 24 – July 19, 2015 in the “Back Space” at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be asked to make a donation for each work exhibited to support the gallery at the time work is delivered.

To enter, send an email with “Summer Bloom” to: bloom@berkeleyartswv.org with your name, contact information and digital images of up to three works for consideration. Digital Images should be at least 1000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72ppi at a high quality setting. Please included your last name in the filename as in jones_no1.jpg.

The deadline for submissions is June 14. Jurying will be done by a committee of Berkeley Art Works co-op artists by June 17 and work is to be delivered to the gallery between June 18 and June 21. For more information email bloom@berkeleyartswv.org or call 304-620-7277.

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 www.berkeleyartswv.org.

 

Blue Ridge CTC “Color and Design” Student Artwork

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May 20 – June 21, 2015 (Back Space)
Reception Saturday, June 20, 3-5pm

The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit a selection of work by students from the “Color and Design” course at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The course is taught by Gary Bergel, who is curating the exhibit.

Rear left to right:  Traci Hylton, Malinda Clark, Douglas DeHaven, Michael Vincent, Matthew Cook, Caitlin Kuria, Donna Malatt; Front left to right:  Micah Suits, Jassmine Jack, Andrea Zellman
Rear left to right:  Traci Hylton, Malinda Clark, Douglas DeHaven, Michael Vincent, Matthew Cook, Caitlin Kuria, Donna Malatt; Front left to right:  Micah Suits, Jassmine Jack, Andrea Zellman

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery Hours are Wed-Thu, 11-5; Fri 11-8, Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-3.

Fifth Annual Art and Earth Exhibit Accepted Artists Announced

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The Berkeley Arts Council has announced the accepted artists for the Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit, which will be displayed April 2 through May 2 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception for the artists and an award presentation on Saturday, June 11 from 5-7pm.

The Juror was Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. She selected 47 works by 42 artists from 17 states out of over 200 works submitted. A full list of the accepted artists is at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/artandearth/.

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Berkeley Art Works Presents a Trifecta of Exhibits in February

The Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, WV presents a trifecta of art exhibits for February. Three exhibits will run from February 4-28 with a reception on Saturday, February 14 from 4-6pm.

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“North Shenandoah Woods”, is an exhibit of fine wood crafted art and hand-crafted furniture. The exhibit is curated by Joe Bourgeois, a furniture designer and wood craftsman based in Bunker Hill, WV.

Artists whose work will be exhibited include wood turner Neil Super, wood carver Nancy Streeter, furniture maker Suzanne Ravgiala, wood sculpture Bruce Fransen, furniture designer Joe Bourgeois, and others.

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The “Trees” exhibit will be displayed along with the wood craft work in the Art Works main gallery, and will include paintings, photographs, and mixed media work submitted by local and regional artists. The exhibit was juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists.

In the Back Space gallery, there will be a selection of work by students who have taken various classes and workshops at the Art Works over the last year. Come and see what people have been learning from our talented teaching artists.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Winter hours are Wed 11-3, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-5, and Sat 11-4. Closed Sun-Tue. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Art Works, a service 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.

Call for Artists: “Trees” Exhibit

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© Susan Parker

The Berkeley Arts Council is seeking submissions for an exhibit of artwork featuring one or more trees. The exhibit will be displayed in the Back Space at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, from February 5 through March 1, 2015. The “Trees” exhibit will be shown in conjunction with “Shenandoah Woods” an exhibit of wood craft in the Art Works main gallery. All media are acceptable including painting, mixed media and photography. The Back Space is primarily for two-dimensional work but small 3-D works will be considered. The deadline for submission is January 12, 2015.

"Live Oak" © Earl Mills
“Live Oak” © Earl Mills

Submissions of one or two digital images should be sent via email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com with “Trees Exhibit” in the subject line. Digital files should be in Jpeg format at least 1000 pixels in the long dimension with the other dimension proportional. In the body of the email, please provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, the title, medium, framed dimension, and price if for sale, of the work(s).

Submissions will be juried by a committee of Berkeley Art Works artists. Accepted artists will be notified on or about January 16. There is no entry fee but accepted artists will be asked to make a donation to support the Berkeley Arts Council. For more information email berkleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

Berkeley Art Works Reception for Two Exhibits Tonight

Tonight, Saturday, June 28 from 5-7 pm the Berkeley Art Works at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg invites everyone to join the celebration of the opening of two new exhibits and meet the artists whose work is on display. The exhibits and the reception are free and open to the public.

“Summer Fire”

The main gallery will feature “Summer Fire”, a ceramics and pottery exhibit featuring original and distinct clay artists working and creating in the Eastern Panhandle.  The Summer Fire Show will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg through July 27.

Artists that will be will be featured are Joy Bridy, Hilda Eiber, Crawford Horne, Lynn Lavin, Martha LeRoi, Jane Morais, Pam and Ren Parziale, and Annette Verna.

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“Town and Country”

Local artists Kat Cimaglio and Susan Parker will team up for and exhibit of paintings called “Town and Country” in the new Back Space Gallery in the Berkeley Art works. The work will feature Parker’s watercolor studies of Victorian architecture in Martinsburg and Cimaglio’s paintings depicting life on her farm in Berkeley County.

"North Raleigh" by Susan Parker
“North Raleigh” by Susan Parker
"Poultry Yard" by Kat Cimaglio
“Poultry Yard” by Kat Cimaglio

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.

Last Weekend for Art Works Photography Exhibits

The Photo14 juried photography exhibit and Gary Bergel’s Beauty Like Litter Is All Around exhibit will close on Sunday. The exhibits have attracted a lot of interest and we are looking forward to having the juried photography show become an annual event. Gary’s iPhone photos provided a great launch for the Back Space Gallery.

Here are the award winners from Photo14:

"Ophelia" by Jessica McCann of Purcellville, VA
First Prize: “Ophelia” by Jessica McCann of Purcellville, VA
Second Prize: "Havana Central Station" by John Lewis
Second Prize: “Havana Central Station” by John Lewis of Harrisonburg, VA
Third Prize: "The Porter" by Earl Mills
Third Prize: “The Porter” by Earl Mills of Harpers Ferry, WV

In addition, Al Crane, Alice Newton, and Joseph Mikus received Honorable Mention awards for their submissions.

If you haven’t had a chance to view this exhibit, drop by this weekend to see it before it ends on Sunday. And don’t forget to check out the Back Space gallery and Gary Bergel’s iPhone images.

"Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel
“Tossed Fries: Six Months Later: by Gary Bergel

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 www.berkeleyartswv.org.

 

 

Cimaglio and Parker Two Person Show in the Back Space Gallery

Local artists Kat Cimaglio and Susan Parker will team up for and exhibit of paintings called “Town and Country” in the Back Space Gallery in the Berkeley Art works. The exhibit opens June 26 and runs through July 20 in the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

"Poultry Yard" by Kat Cimaglio
“Poultry Yard” by Kat Cimaglio

Life on Kat Cimaglio’s farm is shaped by the seasons and the animals. Both present challenges and rewards, joy and sadness – sometimes a little income. No day is ever quite the same as the one before. But for Kat, as a painter, it is impossible to resist capturing some of this on canvas. What is seen in her paintings are the things that surround her every day and are part of the fabric of rural life.

"North Raleigh" by Susan Parker
“North Raleigh” by Susan Parker

Martiinsburg grew significantly during the late 19th century, which was the Victorian era, and the period of the Industrial Revolution.  As an important railroad center, and with the development of the local textile factories and the orchard industry, the town prospered.  As the population grew, many classic, Victorian-style homes were built.  These houses ranged from modest middle class dwellings to the large, elegant homes of the wealthy.  Most of these interesting houses are still standing, some beautifully restored, others in need of attention.  All have the characteristic and often ornate style typical of the period.  These watercolor sketches attempt to capture the essence of some of these architectural gems.

Also opening at the same time as the “Town and Country” exhibit is the “Summer Fire” Ceramics and Pottery exhibit in the main gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. A reception for both exhibits will be Saturday, June 28 from 5-7pm.

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 www.berkeleyartswv.org.