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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Gallery 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.



May 4 - June 4:

"Shenandoah Clay"

The Berkeley Arts Council presents "Shenandoah Clay", an selection of pottery by members of the Shenandoah Potters Guild. The exhibit will be on display from May 4 through June 4 in the Special Exhibit Gallery at the Berkeley Art Works. The exhibit, curated by Martha LeRoi, includes work by LeRoi, Sally Myers, Alice Boysen, Catherine Wolniewicz, Lin Hausknecht, and Steven Wilson. For more information visit

Hand Made Clocks by Anna Howard

The Berkeley Arts Council presents "Off the Shelves", a select collection of hand-made clocks created by Anna Howard, a mixed media collage artist who specializes in clock making. The exhibit will be on display May 4 through June 4 in the Back Space Gallery of the Berkeley Art Works. For more information visit

A reception for both exhibits, free and open to the public, will be on Saturday, May 14 from 4-6pm at the gallery

June 8 - July 9:


The Berkeley Arts Council announces the accepted artists for the "Photo16" juried photography exhibit. Juror Bruce Katsiff selected 26 images out of 126 submitted from 44 artists from 12 states.

for the full list of accepted artists, visit:

The exhibit will be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display June 8 – July 9, 2016. There will be a reception on Friday, June 17* from 5-7pm.

* Note that the date and time for the reception has changed from the original listing in the prospectus.

Blue Ridge CTC Students

The Berkeley Arts Council will present a selection of work by students at Blue Ridge Community Technical College. The work will be displayed in the "Back Space" in the Berkeley Art Works.

Call for Artists:

Deadline June 23 ***No Entry Fee***

"The Art of the Portrait"

The Berkeley Arts Council announces "The Art of the Portrait", a juried exhibit to showcase the art of the portrait. All 2-dimensional artwork framed up to 36 inches in the long dimension, including but not limited to painting, photography, and mixed media is eligible. 3-dimensional works and self portraits are acceptable. The exhibit will be displayed from July 13 - August 6, 2016 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV.

Deadline for entries June 23. There is no entry fee. Accepted artists will be asked to make a donation to support the gallery at the time work is delivered. For details visit

Call for Artists:

"Heavy Metal" Juried Railroad Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Call for Entries for "Heavy Metal", a juried exhibit of railroad art to be on display from August 31 through October 1, 2016 in the special exhibit gallery space at the Berkeley Art Works.

The exhibit is open nationally to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. We seek to present an exhibit of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States.

Entries are now open until July 18, 2016. Details, full prospectus, and online entry is

Special Events

Second Friday Poetry Reading

Beginning at 6:30 pm, come sign in, meet our newest interest group and share your enjoyment of poetry, serious or fun, passionate or simple and enduring. Until 8:00 or so, reading in order of signing in. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.) Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg

Art Instruction at The Works

For details and registration information click here.

Art Instruction
May-June, 2016

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Creative Approaches to Painting Landscapes

Thursdays, 1-4 PM.May 19, 26, June 2, 9; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Fridays, 1-4 PM. June 10, 17, 24, July 1; (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker