Tattoo and Beyond Highlights the Art of Local Tattoo Artists

“Heart and Eye” by Kim Taylor

Opening February 5, the Berkeley Arts Council will showcase the designs and artwork of more than 10 local tattoo artists with shops in historic downtown Martinsburg.  The exhibit called “Tattoo and Beyond”, will feature tattoo designs as well as work in other media by several local artists.  Tattoo art has enjoyed increased popularity over the past several years.

The idea for the exhibit came about with the help of the Martinsburg city Department of Economic Development as a way to feature the talent of these local artists and business people.

The show will run from February 5 through 29, 2020, at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.  Show off your “Ink” at the opening reception on Sunday, February 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Also in conjunction with the show, join us at the Art Works on Friday, February 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to hear participating artists discuss their work.

The Berkeley Art Works is open every Wednesday through Friday, 11am – 5pm, and Saturdays 11am – 4pm.

New BAC Open Critique Program

We are excited to announce a new series of open art critique sessions, starting Friday, January 17th at 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Berkeley Art Works. The group will use the historic Edmund Burke Feldman approach to art appreciation. The first session will open with an introduction to the Feldman Method by Dr. Doug Kinnett, painter, member of the Artists at the Works co-op, and former coordinator of Shepherd University’s Art Education Program.  He will guide the group through a critique of Pablo Picasso’s historic painting, Guernica, which was completed in 1937.

“Guernica” by Pablo Picasso

Open critiques will be held the 3rd Friday evening of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Visual artists and creatives working in any medium are invited to bring a work in progress to gain critique, encouragement and positive feedback from a team of Berkeley Arts Council’s Artists at the Works co-op members and regional artists. The critique series is free and open to all, so mark your calendars and come to the Art Works!

Artists’ Opportunities in the New Year

As the Berkeley Arts Council moves into its second decade, we are pleased to build on the first ten years announcing opportunities for artists to exhibit and learn.

Berkeley Art Works
2020 Exhibit Opportunities

Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 8 through February 1, 2020. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 12 from 2-4pm. For details visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-2020-members/

Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.

The exhibit will open April 1, 2020 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 16, 2020. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm. For details visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/tenth-annual-art-and-earth-juried-exhibit/

Watercolor Expressions

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for its Juried Watercolor Exhibit, ‘Watercolor Expressions” to open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.  The exhibit is open to all artists using watercolor as a critical component of their work and includes portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes, animals, abstracts and floral themes. The exhibit will open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N Queen Street in Martinsburg and will be on display until July 4, 2020. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Sunday, May 31 from 2 – 4 pm. For details visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/call-for-artists-watercolor-expressions/

Berkeley Art Works Co-op Gallery

The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, has an opening for one 3-dimensional artist in the Berkeley Art Works co-op gallery. For more information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/artists-at-the-works/ or email berkeleyartswv (at) gmail .com


2020 Classes and Workshops

“Capturing the Light”
Watercolor Workshop by
Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, nationally and international known artist and instructor.  Ms. Ferris’ workshop, titled “Capturing the Light” will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matters.  Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more.  Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention. For details visit: https://berkeleyartswv.org/2019/12/01/capturing-the-light/


New Classes At the Berkeley Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering an expanded list of classes and workshops for 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works. Classes in January include Creating with Ink and WatercolorFigure Drawing using CharcoalDrawing Portraits using CharcoalLevel 2 Watercolor and a special Mixed Media Mashup for Kids and Adults.

Then in February we will have All About ColorChild Portraiture in Colored PencilMixed Media Journaling, and Acrylics with Palette Knife.

For all the details and registration information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/

Call for 2020 Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 8 through February 1, 2020. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 12 from 2-4pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2020) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not current 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.

To participate, deliver one or two art works to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours on Thursday, January 2 (11-5pm), Friday, January 3 (11-5pm), or Saturday, January 4 (11-4pm).

Although the exhibit is not juried, work must be properly framed or otherwise well presented for display. Framed work must be wired for hanging. Three-dimensional fine art and fine crafts are welcome. An identification card or tag must be attached to each piece.

If for sale, the tag must indicate the price of the work. The Berkeley Art Works will retain a 30% commission on sales of work in the exhibit. Please direct questions via email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or 304-620-7277.

Membership applications are available in the gallery or online at berkeleyartswv.org/join-us/.

“Capturing the Light” Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS

May 2 and 3, 2020

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, nationally and international known artist and instructor.  Ms. Ferris’ workshop, titled “Capturing the Light” will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matters.  Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more.  Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention.

“Colorful Porch” by Lynn Ferris

“Capturing the Light”

Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn’t be after thoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways totake a painting from ordinary to extraordinary.

In her signature workshop “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to avariety of subject matter. Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention. Continue reading

Call For Artists: “Watercolor Expressions

Deadline for Entries: April 15, 2020

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for its Juried Watercolor Exhibit, ‘Watercolor Expressions” to open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.  The exhibit is open to all artists using watercolor as a critical component of their work and includes portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes, animals, abstracts and floral themes. The exhibit will open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N Queen Street in Martinsburg and will be on display until July 4, 2020. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Sunday, May 31 from 2 – 4 pm.

Exhibit is open to all watercolor artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18.  Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have been not previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: Nationally and internationally known artist and workshop instructor, Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, will be the juror of this Exhibit.  Ms. Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society.  Her work was the subject of a feature article in “Watercolor” magazine, can be seen in  “Watercolor Magic” and the prestigious “Splash” series of books published by North Light.  Her numerous awards include “Best in Show” in both the Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society annual exhibits.  She has been an award winner in “The Artist’s Magazine” All-Media Competition, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.  Lynn teaches to sold out workshops both nationally and abroad.


Also open for registration:

“Capturing the Light”

May 2-3, 2020

Lynn’s signature workshop “Capturing the Light,”
that shows students how to use light and shadow
to design stronger compositions and bring drama
to a variety of subject matter.
Click Here for Details


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.


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DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:
April 15, 2020 (Midnight)

Notification of Accepted Work: The notification announcing the juror’s selections will be sent by email and be posted on our web site (this page) on or about April 27, 2020.

Awards: Best in Show $500 Total prizes $1,000.

Entries: Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit. Continue reading

BAC Update, November 2019

In November, 2009 The Berkeley Arts Council announced its first open house to introduce our officers and Board members and present our developing plans to the public. The meeting was held at the Martinsburg Library. The BAC announced a series of workshops aimed at helping artists develop their businesses, in line with the stated goals of supporting practicing artists and artisans. We invite you to follow along with our progress and explore the blog archives on our website: https://berkeleyartswv.org/2009/11/

Berkeley Arts Bulletin Delivery IssuesYou should be receiving the Berkeley Arts Bulletin each month. If you are not receiving it, it is possible your email program is sending it to your spam folder. We are using an email service (Vertical Response) that is supposed to keep that from happening, but they tell us they have had some problems, especially with Gmail. We are working to resolve those issues. If you missed the November Bulletin, you can view it here: https://berkeleyartswv.org/bulletin/ and every month the Bulletin is posted on that link on the web site.

In the Gallery

As the Berkeley Arts Council moves into its second decade, we also mark the 10th annual Holiday art and craft market. The first, in 2010, was in the very space that the Berkeley Art Works now lives.

After Holiday Markets in 2011 and 2012 in another location, we moved into the Berkeley Art Works full time, and the Markets have continued every year.  The market is always carefully curated to offer creative gifts by some of the best local artists and artisans.

“Capturing the Light” Lynn Ferris Workshop

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting and unique watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, nationally and internationally known artist and instructor.  Ms. Ferris’ workshop, titled “Capturing the Light” will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matters.  Students will gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more.  Lynn provides handouts, reference materials and lots of personal attention.  Mark your calendar now for the the workshop dates May 2 and 3, 2020.  Further information regarding this art improvement opportunity will be found on the Berkeley Arts Council website by early December. Watch for the announcement.

Dates Set for Berkeley Arts Council’s 10th Annual Art & Earth Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the dates for the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit.  The exhibit has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World” and will from April 1 through May 16, 2020 in the Berkeley Art Works. Entries are now being accepted; the submission deadline is February 26, 2020 at midnight. For full prospectus and entry information, please visit https://berkeleyartswv.org/tenth-annual-art-and-earth-juried-exhibit/

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