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.


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.
The co-op space in the gallery currently has one open space eachfor a two-dimensional artist and a three-dimensional artist..

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
web: artworks.berkeleyartswv.org - email: berkeleyartswv@gmail.com


What's In The Works?

Berkeley Art Works is located in downtown Martinsburg at 116 North Queen Street.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 11-4;
(or by appointment)
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed

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


Exhibits

Continuing through August 14 "The Art of the Portrait

The Berkeley Arts Council presents "The Art of the Portrait", a juried exhibit of portraits in paintings, photographs and mixed media. The exhibit will be on display at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The Arts Council accepted submissions with no entry fee and the work was juried by a panel of artists who are members of the Art Works co-op group, who will also have work in the exhibit. (We offer these "no entry fee" exhibits from time to time to encourage artists to submit without risk. We ask accepted artists to make whatever donation they can afford when they deliver the finished work. We also appreciate donations from the public to support the gallery.)

Continuing through August 27 "Square Season" by Gary Bergel

The Berkeley Arts Council presents "Squre Seasons" by Gary Bergel. "Square Seasons" is an exhibit of 20 square-format photographs reflecting, documenting, and exploring squared-off seasons, days, and moments natural, cultural, pyschological, and spriritual.

Gary Bergel is an artist, educator, curator, and a member of the Berkeley Art Works co-op group.



August 17-27: Boys and Girls Club Photography

For the fourth year, we are excited to present the best of the Boys and Girls Club annual photography competition.

August 31-October 1: "Heavy Metal" Juried Railroad Art

The submissions are currently being evaluated by the Juror, Michael Doig of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. The accepted artists will be posted on or about August 3 at http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/hmetal/

The exhibit presents a selection of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States. We will have a reception on Friday, September 9 from 5-7pm.

October 5-November 5: Eastern WV Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fourth 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 5 - November 5, 2016. See Call for Artists, below.

Call for Artists:

Fourth Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fourth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery Martinsburg. The exhibition will be on display October 5 - November 5, 2016.

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.

Entries are now open until August 24, 2016. Details, full prospectus, and online entry is http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org/ewvexhibit/.

October 5-November 5: Judith Becker Originals

Berkeley Arts Council Teaching Artist will offer a selection of original watercolor, color pencil, and mixed media works for display in the Back Space gallery in the Berkeley Art Works. This will be a unique opportunity to see the range of work by this talented artist and teacher and to acquire her original artwork much of which has not been offered previously in Martinsburg.


Special Events

Second Friday Poetry Reading - Currently on hiatis


Art Instruction at The Works

For details and registration information click here.

Upcoming Art Classes

September:

Painting Beautiful Water and Seascapes in Any Medium

Thursdays 1 - 4 pm, September 15, 22, 29, October 6 (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays 1 - 4 pm; September 16, 23, 30, October 8 (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

October:

Beginning Colored Pencil Painting

Thursdays, 1-4pm; October 13, 20, 27, November 3 (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Continuing Art Development Workshop in Any Medium

Fridays, 1-4pm; October 14, 21, 28, November 4 (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)

Unstructured workshop for art students who want to continue working on their art projects under the guidance of art instructor, Judith Becker.  Casual and laid back painting time among company of others who also want to improve their art abilities.  Participants are free to paint with any medium.  Great way to keep one’s skills sharp during the summer months.

November:

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting

Thursdays, 1-4pm; November 10, 17, December 1, 8 (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker (About Judith Becker)


Click Here for Details and Registration Information