Reception Friday April 21, 5-7pm
The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit will open April 5 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on display through May 20. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.
The Art and Earth juried exhibit attracted 144 works by 60 artists from 20 states. Juror Sonya Evanisko, of Shepherd University selected 46 works by 37 artists for the exhibit. Accepted works include paintings, mixed-media works, photographs, and a selection of ceramics and other 3-dimensional works. A full list of the accepted artists is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at https://berkeleyartswv.org/art-and-earth-exhibit-accepted-works/.
Bringing color to vacant buildings in downtown Martinsburg is the goal of “Gallery on Main”, a collaboration between the Berkeley Arts Council and Main Street Martinsburg. The program showcases creations by eight local artists. Original paintings, photographs, sculpture, and jewelry are displayed in the windows of vacant locations in the 100- and 200- blocks of North Queen Street. “By introducing a wide range of high quality public art into the community, we can enhance the civic environment and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.” said Main Street Martinsburg Executive Director Randy Lewis.
The artists are members of the Berkeley Arts Council and include painters Anthony Jones, Judith Becker and Sue Parker, mixed media artist Gary Bergel, photographers Mary-Joe Bennett and Rip Smith, wood sculptor Joe Bourgeois, and jewelry designer Sandy Nichols. Sales of the artwork is facilitated by the Berkeley Art Works, the gallery of the Berkeley Arts Council. The artwork will be on display through the second week of May.
The 2017 Dance Works Festival is in the books after a mad scramble to adjust after an unexpected disruption of its primary venue at Musselman High School. Through the efforts of Arts Council president Malinda Shaver and the members of the committee of dance advisors, the event was completed successfully by combining four different venues in Hagerstown and capping it off with the Gala Performance at Musselman.
Thanks to the folks at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts to helped make arrangements at the City Ballet School, the Grand Ballroom, and the Masonic Temple, the dance students from Berkeley and Jefferson County, West Virginia and students from the Barbara Ingram school in Hagerstown, experienced workshops from eight master level instructors in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, hiphop, musical theatre, and acting disciplines.
The Festival was sponsored by the Berkeley Arts Council in association with the Inwood Performing Arts Company, Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, Rhythm n Motion, and WHS Synergy Dance Ensemble at Washington High School in Jefferson County, WV.
The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces its 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June 28 – August 12, 2017. There will be a reception on Friday, June 30, from 5-7pm.
Sponsored in part by
The theme for the exhibit is open. The exhibit is open nationally to all photographers without restriction to technique.
Projected awards fund $750.
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 Berkeley Art Works will host a gallery talk and Q&A session with Pat and Beverly Murphy about their experiences over more than 40 years of the photography program at the Boys and Girls Club in Martinsburg. The event will be at 2pm on the closing day of the “Four Decades of Boys and Girls Photography” exhibit for Youth Art Month at the Art Works.
The event is free and open to the public and all are invited to come and interact with two people who have dedicated much of their lives to service.
The exhibit will be on display in the gallery through April 1. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5 and Sat 11-4. The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.
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:
|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|
|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|
|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|