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.

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.

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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Winter Hours
Wednesday, 11-3; Thursday, 11-5pm; Friday, 11-5pm, Saturday, 11-4pm
Sunday-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 Open Studio

Whether you're working in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, oil, or some combination, artists of all skill levels are invited to come in and enjoy a social and collaborative atmosphere where you can strengthen you skills or try new ideas or techniques with one of our experienced instructors available to provide individualized coaching and guidance.

Click here for details and registration

Call for Artists:
Plein Air Paint-in and Exhibit in Martinsburg, WV

Deadline April 6, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Berkley Arts Council is sponsoring its first plein air painting event in conjunction with Martinsburg Heritage Days Festival. This date will also be the opening of BAC’s first exhibit of plein air paintings in the Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg.

Heritage Days in combination with the Plein Air event will be widely advertised and will draw people from around the region. The goal of the event is to call attention to historic locations around Martinsburg and bring a visible arts activity to the public. The event will be designed to encourage the public to seek out the artists working around town as well as visit the gallery to see the exhibit.

See for details and online registration.

Special Workshop Coming in July

A Weekend of Polymer Clay Creativity with Christi Friesen
Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26, 2015


March 4-28, 2015
Youth Art Month

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the Berkeley Art Works will exhibit a selection of student photography and digital media from the four Berkeley County High Schools.

In addition, we will have an exhibit of art by home school students, which will be in the Back Space Gallery.

April 2-May 3, 2015
Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit
Accepted artists have been announced! click here.

The Berkeley Arts Council presents the Fifth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg, West Virginia from April 2 through May 3, 2015. The exhibit has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World” and the artists' work reflects the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Delaware Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. There will be a reception in the gallery on Saturday, April 11 from 5-7 pm.

Call for Artists: Photo15 Juried Photography Exhibit

Deadline April 27, 2015

Best in Show Award $250 Sponsored by:

Chambersburg, PA

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces Photo15, its 2015 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 10 – July 11, 2015. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 20, from 3-5pm.

Full prospectus and online entry:

Special Events

Second Friday of Every Month; 6:30-8:00pm
Second Friday Poetry: Yours or Another's

The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg presents “Second Friday Poetry Reading: Yours or Another's” on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm. Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given. For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

Third Friday Photography Salon
Third Friday Photographic Salon

The Berkeley Art Works will host a Third Friday Photographic Salon* on Friday, April 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. This is an informal gathering of photographers to share work, give and receive feedback, ask and answer questions about any aspect of photography. Open to anyone interested in photography. All experience levels welcome. (Admission is free but donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)

*(The term “salon” comes from the French salon, which refers to informal gatherings of artists or other “intellectuals” where areas of common interests were discussed. Later, the term was used to indicate major art exhibitions.)

Art Instruction at The Works

For details and registration information click here.

Unlocking the Mystery of Color

Fridays, April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 2015, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Painting 

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Special Topics  in Acrylic: Create Artistic Drama
Through Atmosphere, Water and Sky

Saturday, April 11; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg

Capturing the Beauty of Trees

Saturday, April 18; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Judith Becker

Mixed Media with Water Based Paint Bases

Fridays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015, 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Unlocking the Mysteries of Shading and Shadows

Saturday, May 9; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Judith Becker

For details and registration information click here.