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The Berkeley Art Works will present a selection of paintings by members of the Potomac River Artists Guild in the main gallery of the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit opens Thursday, July 31 with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 2 from 5-7pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit features paintings in a variety of styles including oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels as well as mixed media. Exhibiting artists include Mary Alice Bowers, Susan Parker, Tom Nebel, Carol Wilks, Joanna Athey, Ziggy Wolodkewitsch, Beth McIntyre, Jane Horst, and others. The exhibit will be on display through August 26. Gallery hours are Thursday 11-5, Friday, 11-8, Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday 12-3.

Saturday Workshop
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg
Saturday, August 16; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Skies and Clouds
Instructor: Judith Becker

Becker-Sunset-500x72Workshop is designed to help students learn how to approach any type of sky or cloud image.  Tips will include learning how to see the various colors and shades in clouds, to paint skies that reflect weather conditions and moods, and many more techniques which can be  applied to all types of art mediums.  Practice in class is included.

Supplies: Bring supplies needed to paint with your favorite medium.  Can be watercolors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, pastels, etc. If desired, you may bring reference photos of interesting sky and cloud  images you want to practice with.  Otherwise, instructor will provide the references.

Judith Becker is an experienced artist with dual degrees in design and education. She has recently moved to the Eastern Panhandle, but previously taught a variety of classes in Garrett County, Maryland. Judith specializes in painting with colored pencils, pastels and watercolors and often mixes her media for unusual effects. Her subjects mostly are botanical s and scenes from her travels. Her popular classes cover many art techniques targeted for both the beginner and the more experienced painter.

Details and online registration at artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. For more information email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or calll 304-620-7277.

Here’s a fun and creative way for kids to tell the story of their summer or launch their own comic series. How to create and draw cartoon characters is the subject of a five-day class for kids ages 8 to 18. It’s offered at the Berkeley Art Works, beginning Monday, July 21, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Tony-Stark-is-Iron-Man!Instructor Kristina Hoffman will also teach how to develop the storyboard and put those ‘toons into comic panels. The Story Board class begins Monday, July 28 for five days, also from 9 am to 12 noon.

More information is available from the Berkeley Arts Council by calling 304-620-7277, or at the website for the Kreative Kids programs: berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/summer/index.php

Online registration helps assure a place in the class.

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg and features a co-op artists sales gallery, exhibitions by local and invited artists, and features workshops and classes for adults and young people. The Berkeley Arts Council is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization that provides equal opportunities in the arts.

 

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.

Special Topics in Acrylics, Saturday, June 28; 11-4pm
Textural Elements Workshop – Water, Skies, Foliage, Fur, Feathers & More!
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg; “Jean”
Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg WV.

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This class, taught by award winning artist, W. J. Gilbert Kellogg, will be an introduction to developing textural elements through acrylic painting techniques. Information provided will include some “whys” of brush selection, prep work, paint application methods, use of canvas paper and canvas boards, and will also allow the student to sample a variety of materials, brush techniques, and paints. If you have struggled with elements such as foliage, fur, feathers, skies, water, etc. when you paint with acrylics, this is a great class to explore these challenges and still have some fun!

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Jean Kellogg is an award-winning regional fine and commercial artist, art instructor for arts organizations, and for county and state continuing education programs; also an illustrator, writer and artisan. She works in a wide variety of media, such as charcoal, conte’, oil & acrylic paints, and mixed media; she also creates toys, costume jewelry, textile goods and other crafts which are marketed locally through various venues. She is a member of Berkeley Arts and a juried member of the Potomac River Artist’s Guild and the Tamarack Art Center in Beckley, WV.

$50 and pre-registration is required. Details and registration information are on the web at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/#kellogg. For more information email  berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call 304-620-7277.

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Second Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibition will be on display October 2 – 26 with a reception on Saturday, October 4 from 5-7pm.

The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton. (Please pass this on to any artists you know who live in the 8 counties.) The theme for the exhibit is open.

The Juror for the 2014 exhibit is Diane Sibbison, Exhibition Manager with the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: POSTMARKED August 11, 2014.

For the full prospectus, including entry instructions and form, go to the Berkeley Arts Council web site at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/ewvexhibit/index.php

Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the "Best in Show" certificate to Neil Super.

Berkeley Arts Council president Malinda Shaver presents the “Best in Show” certificate to Neil Super.

2013 Best in Show"Dream Fragment"  by Neil Super

2013 Best in Show
“Dream Fragment”
by Neil Super

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.

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.

 

 

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