[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Berkeley Arts Council (BAC) announces a call for artists for the 13th Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia. This is the 13th year of this annual exhibit, which has reached a national constituency since it’s beginning in 2010. It is the Berkeley Arts Council’s premier annual event.
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.
Enter by: 6 March 2023
The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, 2- or 3-dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational art form. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years and have not been exhibited previously at the Berkeley Art Works.
By reaching out nationally, the Berkeley Arts Council, based in Martinsburg, West Virginia, seeks to present high quality artwork to the citizens of Berkeley County and the surrounding region.
Awards: Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. Total prize fund up to $1,000.
About Berkeley Arts Council
The common element of successful arts communities is an independent umbrella organization that supports an organized, active, and broadly cooperative arts community. The Berkeley County Arts Council was formed in 2009 to provide unified communication, promotion, support, and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
A successful arts community provides a rich cultural life for all members of the community and supports a “creative economy” by attracting twenty-first century businesses and the educated work force that comes with them.
A successful arts community provides an environment that supports all kinds of businesses including artists and related businesses, attracts tourism and revenue, and provides income and jobs for artists and artisans.
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Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for a national 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. This 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.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2020
The 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 not been 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.
Watercolor Expressions Artist Benefits
A prize fund of $1,000 will be distributed among Best in Show, Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention awards. For selected artists, this is an excellent chance to receive recognition from their peers as well as the local and regional news media.
The exhibit will receive promotion and publicity throughout the Eastern Panhandle region including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC through the Berkeley Arts Council’s communication infrastructure, including local and regional media, Berkeley Arts Bulletin email, website, and social media.
About Berkeley Arts Council
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 gallery supports an artist cooperative and sponsors numerous exhibits over the year, including national and regional juried exhibits and curated exhibits supporting local artists and students. The Berkeley Arts Council supports a robust program of art instruction for adults.
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