Berkeley Art Works

About the Berkeley Art Works

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.

Information for visitors to Berkeley Art Works

If you require assistance during your visit, please call 304-620-7277 in advance to let us know of your needs, or speak to a representative as you arrive. Parking is free after 5 pm. The city parking lot one block east on Burke Street offers plentiful parking. There are several restaurants downtown offering specialties and homestyle favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Special Workshop July 24-25

A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity
with Christi Friesen

Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26, 2015

Artists At The Works

Call for Artists and Artisans

Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the
"Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works.
We currently have space available for 3-dimensional work.

Click here for more information

The Berkeley Art Works is the Martinsburg home for a select group of local and regional artists, whose work is on display and for sale in the gallery during our business hours. Meet the Artists at The Works here.

116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV - 304-620-7277
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Regular Hours
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 12-3
Monday-Tuesday Closed

What's In The Works?

Berkeley Art Works is located in downtown Martinsburg at 116 North Queen Street. Regular hours are Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-8pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm.

We need your input!
Please take our Art Instruction Survey and
let us know of your interest in art classes.

Berkeley Art Works
All Media Semi-Private Instruction
Open Studio

Artists of all skill levels, abilities and working in 2 dimensional media are invited to join our on-going Open Studio at which they can receive semi-private instruction and/or coaching and guidance from one of our experienced instructors.  This is an informal, stress free venue where new friends can be met and  ideas and techniques exchanged. It’s a unique format to advance your skills at your own pace.

Registrations open for July Open Studio, Thursdays, 6-9pm

Click here for details and registration

Call for Artists: "Life in the Wild"

Entry Deadline: July 20, 2015
Click Here for Prospectus

The Berkeley Arts Council announces "Life in the Wild", a juried wildlife art exhibit to celebrate the beauty and diversity of life in the natural world. For purposes of this exhibit, "wildlife" includes non-domesticated animals, plants and other organisms that live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. (Wikipedia)

The exhibition is open to visual artists over the age of 18 in all media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, carving, ceramics, photography or mixed media.

Call for Artists:
Third Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015
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The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Third 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 8 – November 8, 2015 with a reception on Saturday, October 17.

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.


June 10-July 11, 2015
Photo15 Juried Photography Exhibit

Accepted Artists and Award Winners Announced

Best in Show Award $250 Sponsored by:

Chambersburg, PA

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the accepted artists for Photo15, its 2015 Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg from June 10 – July 11, 2015. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 20, from 3-5pm.

June 24 - July 19, 2015 (Back Space)
"Summer Bloom"

Call for artists

The Berkeley Arts Council announces "Summer Bloom", a juried exhibit of art reflecting the beauty and color of summer.

July 15 - August 9, 2015
"Crit Group Works"

The Berkeley Art Works Announces "Crit Group Works", an exhibit of fine art oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, mixed media, and digital photography by seven exhibiting artists who comprise a critique group founded in 2007 and meeting twice each month in the studio-home of Doug and Karen Kinnett near Shepherdstown, WV.

The exhibit will be on display from July 15-August 9, 2015 in the Berkeley Art Works gallery at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. A reception and artist talk will be on Saturday, July 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Find out more.

Special Events

On hiatus until October
Third Friday Photographic Salon

Art Instruction at The Works

For details and registration information click here.

Taking the First Step in Learning Art

If you have ever thought about taking an art class or trying a new painting medium, here is your chance to find out about it free. Get a taste of acrylic, watercolor, and oil painting and more with free one hour mini-lessons being offered in July and August.

Acrylic Painting
Tuesday July 7, 1pm
Saturday August 1, 1pm
Tuesday July 7, 6pm
Saturday August 15, 3pm
Colored Pencil
Saturday July 11, 2pm
Friday August 14, 1pm
Watercolor Painting
Saturday July 18, 1pm
Saturday August 8, 3pm
Oil Painting
Tuesday July 14, 1pm
Thursday August 6, 6pm
Friday July 17, 1pm
Saturday August 8, 1pm
Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media
Tuesday July 14 6pm
Thursday August 6, 1pm
Mixed Media on Watercolor or Acrylic Base
Saturday July18, 3pm
Saturday August 15. 1pm

Coming in September:

Still Life and Landscape Workshop for Oil and Acrylic Painters
Taught by Harold O. Frontz
Wednesday-Friday, September 9, 10 and 11, 2015

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for oil and acrylic artists of all levels to gain experience in techniques suitable for painting both landscape and still life subjects.

Click here for details and registration information.


Art Instruction

Art Classes Coming in the Fall

Registration will be available in July. In the meantime, check out our schedule of free "Mini-lessons" to learn more about these courses.

Tuesdays September 1 – 29, 1-4pm Beginning Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Wednesdays September 2 – 30, 1-4pm, Beginning Watercolor (Judith Becker)
Thursdays, September 3 – 24 1-4pm, Beginning Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Fridays September 4 – 25, 1-4pm, Beginning Colored Pencil (Judith Becker)

Tuesdays October 6 – 27 1-4pm, Beginning Oil (Jean Kellogg)
Wednesdays October 7 – 28, 1-4pm, Beginning Pastels (Judith Becker)
Thursdays October 8-29 1-4pm, Intermediate Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Fridays October 9 – 30, 1-4pm, Intermediate Watercolor (Judith Becker)

Tuesdays, November 3 – December 1 1-4pm Intermediate Drawing
Thursdays November 5 – December 3 1-4pm Intermediate Oil
Wednesdays November 4 – December 2, 1-4pm, Intermediate Pastels (Judith Becker) 
Fridays November 6 – December 4, 1-4pm, Intermediate Colored Pencils (Judith Becker)
(No Class Thanksgiving week.)


September 26 1-4pm Mandala  (Kellogg)
October 10 1-4pm Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media (Kellogg)