Art Scavenger Hunt!

Sharp-eyed visitors with imagination can be eligible to win $25 cash while they visit the Berkeley Arts Council’s current Art and Earth exhibit. Come by 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg before May 20 and pick up an entry form.
Then grab a clue card and start your tour of the gallery.  Solve four visual riddles and your entry may be selected to win $25. You’ll find the answers in the artwork in the show.
While you hunt your answers, you can savor 46 excellent pieces of artwork, many by artists from our region and some from 14 other states!    Gallery hours are 11 to 5 Wed-Fri, 11 to 4 on Saturday.
Winners will be chosen on May 20 at 4:00 pm, closing time for the exhibit.

Seventh Annual Art and Earth Exhibit Opens April 5

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/.

“Gallery on Main” Launched in Martinsburg

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.

Dance Works 2017

Malinda Shaver of the Berkeley Arts Council and General Hambrick from WV University with scholarship winners from the 2017 Dance Works Festival.

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.

 

 

 

 

Call for Entries: Photo 17

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.

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Art Works to Host Gallery Talk and Q&A with Pat and Beverly Murphy

graphic-closinggallerytalk-webThe 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.

Pat and Beverly Murphy in the darkroom at the Boys and Girls Club

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.

Art and Earth Exhibit On Display through May 20. Award Winners Announced

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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:

Artist City State Title
Gary Anderson Huntsville AL Crawfish
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
Jennifer Coulson Martinsburg WV Blossom
Jennifer Coulson Martinsburg WV Waters
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
Dannon Schroeder Knoxville TN Induce
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