Deadline Extended Call for Artists: Sixth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Sixth 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 September 5 – October 6, 2018.

2017 Eastern WV Exhibit Award Winners

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July 11 – August 11: Photo18

The Berkeley Arts Council announces Photo18, its fifth annual juried Photography Exhibit. Juror Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists out of 108 images submitted. In addition to West Virginia, artists from nine other states are represented in the exhibit. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Sunday, July 15 from 2-4pm at the gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. For a full list of the accepted artists visit berkeleyartswv.org/photo18/.

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.

Photo 18 Accepted Artists

The juror’s results are in. Frank Herrera selected 26 images from 23 artists out of 108 images submitted.

Here is Frank’s Juror’s statement:

Having taught photography for the past 50 years or so, I must have looked at millions of photographic images, mainly to determine how to best advise folks how they might improve their work. That advice can be sometimes technical, aesthetic, conceptual, or even spiritual.  In jurying a contest like this, seeing work for the first time, absent a historical context, I try to encourage work which I think original, technically proficient, thoughtful , and capable of holding the viewer’s attention for more than a few seconds. I’m looking for new ideas , photos that push the boundaries. By that, I definitely do not mean using the latest APP –like one which automatically makes your snapshot look like a Van Gogh painting. Winnowing down an entry list of 108 down to 25 finalists  is pretty brutal. I’ve always tried to  encourage everybody who takes photography seriously enough to go to the trouble  of presenting their work for scrutiny  from me  as well as the public, deserves recognition. I have participated in many juried shows over the years. Done well in some…In others, well, there’s always the next time. Don’t be discouraged.

Thanks to the BAC for the chance to participate. Lots of impressive work-thanks for making it hard to choose.

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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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UPDATE: Photo18 Juried Photography Exhibit – Entries Closed

Entries are closed for Photo18 and the work is to the juror, Frank Herrera. 108 images were submitted by 41 artists from 13 states. We’re looking forward to seeing Frank’s selections.

Photo18 Juried Photography Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2018 Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display July 11 – August 11, 2018.

The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique.

Projected awards fund $500. Other prizes depending on entries.

Entries must have been created by the artist within the past three years and have not been exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works gallery.

The Juror for the exhibit is Frank Herrera.

Frank ‘Tico’ Herrera has pursued a freelance career devoted to commercial and art photography since 1968 and since 1975 he has been affiliated with Glen Echo Park, a part of the National Park Service, as an artist-instructor. He has also taught at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. His work has won numerous awards and is included in public and private collections nationwide. He splits his time between residences in Washington, DC and Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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. You will be able to pay the fee with a credit card after uploading your images.

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:
May 21, 2018 (Midnight)

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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