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?


October: 2014 Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit
Entries are closed. Watch this page for accepted artists announcement

July 31 - August 17
Potomac River Artists Guild

An exhibit of recent work by members of the Potomac River Artists' Guild opens at the Berkeley Art Works on July 31 with a reception on Saturday, August 2 from 5-7pm.. The exhibit features paintings in a variety of styles including oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels as well as mixed media. (More information)

August 21 - August 31
Boys and Girls Club Photographs

An exhibit of the best from the annual competition.

August 28 - September 21
Jessica LaRue McCann Photographs

The Berkeley Art Works will present an exhibit of photographs by Jessica LaRue McCann, winner of the First Prize in the Berkeley Arts Council Photo14 juried exhibit in May. The exhibit will open on August 28 in the Back Space gallery and run through September 21. (More Information)

Septermber 4 - 28
West Virginia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibit

Special Events

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.

New Fall Art Classes

Special Topics in Acrylic Painting: Textures & Techniques
Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm; September 4, 11, 18, 25
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg (Jean) (More Information)

Full Spectrum Mixed Media: Paint, Prisma, & More
Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm; September 9, 16, 23, 30
Instructor: W. J. Gilbert Kellogg (Jean) (More Information)

Beginning Pastel Painting
Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:30 pm; September 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Judith becker (More Information)

Beginning Watercolor Painting
Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Judith becker (More Information)

Beginning Colored Pencil
Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 pm; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Judith becker (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)

Saturdays, October 11; 12:30 - 4:30pm, October 25; 1:30-4:30pm
Photographic Composition and Creative Vision
Instructor: Rip Smith

Second session is recommended but optional.

What is it that makes one picture of a particular subject ordinary while another image of the same subject is a work of art? This workshop will explore how composition, light and shadow, form and texture can work together to express something beyond merely recording a scene. The workshop will start with a discussion of the basic concepts of composition and then, through an analysis of some of Smith’s images, will demonstrate how those concepts are applied in practice from conceptualizing the image in the viewfinder to the final adjustments on the computer.  Students who wish to move on to Part Two of the workshop will be given assignments to put the ideas and techniques into practice.

Tuition $95 for both sessions; $60 for Session 1 only. (More Information)