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.
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 June Open Studio, Wednesdays, 1-4pm

Click here for details and registration

Special Workshop Coming in July

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

Call for Artists: "Life in the Wild"

Entry Deadline: July 20, 2015
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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.


May 6 - June 7, 2015
Plein Air Paint-in and Exhibit in Martinsburg, WV

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Berkley Arts Council sponsored its first plein air painting event in conjunction with Martinsburg Heritage Days Festival. The event coincided with the first exhibit of plein air paintings in the Berkeley Art Works in downtown Martinsburg.

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 was designed to encourage the public to seek out the artists working around town as well as visit the gallery to see the exhibit.

May 20 - June21, 2015 (Back Space)
Blue Ridge CTC "Color and Design" Student Artwork

Join us for a reception on Saturday, June 20 from 3-5pm.

The Berkeley Art Works will exhibit a selection of work by students from the "Color and Design" course at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. The course is taught by Gary Bergel, who is curating the exhibit. Find out More.

June 10-July 11, 2015
Photo15 Juried Photography Exhibit

Accepted Artists 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.

Special Events

Third Friday of Every Month; 6:00-8:00pm
Third Friday Photographic Salon

The Berkeley Art Works will host a Third Friday Photographic Salon* on Friday, June 19from 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.

Intermediate Water Color Painting
Fridays, June 5, 12, 19, 26; 1-4pm
Instructor Judith Becker

Drawing Mystery & Mastery:
Form, Textures and Compositional Design in Drawing
Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg

Layers Meaning:
Developing Depth, Dimension and Personal Meaning in Your Art
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12; 1-4pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg

Saturday Workshops

Exploring Exciting Background Techniques
Saturday, June 13; 1-4pm
Instructor: Judith Becker

Abstracted! Flow, Texture and Abstracted Design
Saturday, June 20; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor Jean Kellogg

For details and registration information click here.