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

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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Hours: Thursday, Noon-5pm, Friday, Noon-8pm, Saturday, Noon-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm

What's In The Works?

Registration Now Open

"Kreative Kids"
Summer Arts Program
Classes for Children 6-18

Starting July 7

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For details and online registration


Call for Artists: 2014 Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit
Deadline August 11, 2014

June 26 - July 20, 2014

"Summer Fire" Ceramics and Pottery Show

The Berkeley Art Works announces "Summer Fire", Ceramic and Pottery Show 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 from June 26th through July 20th.  There will be a reception for the featured artists on Saturday, June 28th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Gallery, where the public can meet the artists and admire and purchase these exceptional and handcrafted art objects.

Over 8 Artists will be featured, including two ceramic artists currently exhibiting at the Art Works Gallery Co-Op, Hilda Eiber and Martha LeRoi,  and several artists that are featured at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, and at the Delaplane Art Center in Frederick, MD. including Lynn Lavin, Crawford Horne, Jane Morais, Joy Bridy and Pam and Ren Parziale.  The materials feature wheel and hand thrown pots,  cups and plates, to whimsical sculptures that feature chickens. (More)

June 26 - July 20, 2014

"Town and Country"

Watercolor Studies of Martinsburg Victorian Architecture
Susan Parker

Life Around the Farm
Katherine Cimaglio

Special Event

Second Friday of Every Month; 6:30-8:30pm
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, June 13 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.


August 7, 8, and 9, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Mini Australian Shepherd Pastels Workshop (High school age and up.)
Instructor: Kay Witt

The workshop will include warm up exercises of Kay’s light touch application technique using multiple layers of pastels on mounted velour paper, photo transfer techniques to the painting surface, an eye study exercise, painting demonstrations and individual instruction.  Care of pastel paintings and framing will be discussed.  At the end of the three days, students will have a completed life-like portrait of the Australian Shepherd and a working knowledge of Kay’s techniques to create their own future works of art.

Tuition $300 for three day workshop. (More information)

Registration Now Open

"Capturing the Light"

3 Day Watercolor Workshop
with Lynn Ferris, NWS, FWS

September 15, 16, 17, 2014

Workshop Fee $275
Advance Registration Required

Saturday Workshops

Saturday, August 16; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Skies and Clouds
Instructor: Judith Becker

Workshop 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.

Tuition $45. (More Information)

Saturday, August 23; 1-4pm
Easy Tips for Painting Water
Instructor: Judith Becker

Workshop helps students paint all types of water images with success.     Approaches to still, reflective bodies of water to rushing streams and crashing waves, plus more will be explored.  Practice in class is included.  Techniques apply to all types of art media.

Tuition $45. (More Information)