Berkeley Art Works

Artists At the Works

Open Call for Artists and Artisans:

We currently have space available for 3-dimensional work

Calling artists and artisans who wish to join the
"Artists at The Works" co-op group at the Berkeley Art Works.


Artist Jury Form
Artist Agreement (FY17)

    Open Jury Call for Artists: Berkeley Art Works

    The Berkeley Arts Council seeks submissions from artists and artisans for an open jury call for the Berkeley Art Works co-op group.

    The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV and is a project of the Berkeley Arts Council. The co-op space in the gallery currently has one open space each for a two-dimensional artist and a three-dimensional artist.

    At this time we are not jurying photography or jewelry.

    Participating artists and artisans must be or become members of the Berkeley Arts Council, pay a monthly fee for display space and a 20% commission on sales, and agree to sit in the gallery 1-2 days per month.

    Artists who are interested in submitting work to be juried should submit 3-5 examples of their work. Work to be juried must be finished work, ready to display and sell. Items to be juried should be delivered to the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV during regular hours. You will be notified of the jury's evaluation and when you can pick up your work.

    Artists and artisans who join the group are expected to:

      • Maintain inventory for sale in the gallery. Artists are expected to maintain their inventory records and to regularly refresh their displays with new work to replace work that has not sold after a period of time.
      • Sit hours of operation at the gallery. Recognizing that individual obligations and schedules vary, we expect that all of the members of the co-op gallery will cooperate and assist each other to ensure that the gallery will be open during the advertised hours.
      • Process sales of artwork, with instructions provided.
      • Assist with other aspects of the gallery operation as needed.
      • Pay co-op dues at each six month renewal, usually in January and July of each year.
      • Maintain current membership in the Berkeley Arts Council

    For more information, see the forms or email

The Berkeley Art Works is the Martinsburg home for a select group of local artists, whose work is on display and for sale in the gallery during our business hours. Watch the Berkeley Arts Bulletin or this page for announcements of when we will be jurying for new members.

116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV - 304-620-7277
web: - email
Gallery Hours
Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-8; Saturday, 11-4;
(or by appointment)
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Closed

Download the inventory sheet (.pdf) here.

Download the inventory sheet (.xls) here.
Download the wall card template (.doc) here.


Judith Becker: Watercolor, Pastels, Colored Pencil
Judith specializes in painting with colored pencils, pastels and watercolors and often mixes her media for unusual effects. Her subjects mostly are botanical s and scenes from her travels. She is the creator of a unique art form called "Spritzilism", which involves using botanicals as templates for sprayed watercolor paint. The results produce interesting compositions with lots of sparkling colors and textures.

Mary-Jo Bennett, Photography
Photography is my chosen means of personal expression. I am particularly drawn to photographing floral and landscape images and seek to find unusual ways to photograph familiar objects or scenes. I look for vibrant color, rhythm, pattern and unique textures and detail in my subjects. In all my images I attempt to capture the play of light and shadow that makes the ordinary photograph extraordinary.


See Mary-Jo's Profile:
from the Herald-Mail

Gary Bergel: Photography, Mixed Media
I have been drawn to nature, skies, solitude and observing the “is-ness” of things since childhood.  I have worked in photography and mixed media since college when I was trained in both research science and visual art.  Current work is focusing on WV Eastern Panhandle rock outcroppings, and around conservation and socio-cultural themes.  My mixed media pieces were recently called “visual poems,” an apt description for much of my imagery and intent.    

Pam Curtis: Jewelry
A native of California, I have lived and taught in four states and two foreign countries. I began making jewelry almost 20 years ago when a jeweler wanted $300 to string some carved Chinese beads I had.  Since then I have enjoyed searching for and assembling beads, stones, and other components that please me into creations that I hope will please others.

Stephanie Godley: Jewelry
I love vintage inspired assemblage jewelry and that is the feeling I like to give to my jewelry. Most of my pieces are one of kind and when possible I use "new old stock" findings for my jewelry which I will refinish prior to adding to a necklace, bracelet or earrings. I also love to recycle broken jewelry and new findings into my jewelry. I hope people enjoy wearing my creations as much as I like creating them!

Martha Hanley: Painting
Expressing visually that of the sacred beauty and mystery of life that  words alone can't capture is my goal. The fun, exciting creative process of putting paint to paper or collaging mixed media becomes just as important as the final product.  When vibrant colors, textures, shapes come together in simple florals or abstract landscapes to express something unique then I am satisfied and hope that others will be moved by what they see. 

Anthony Jones Wood Sculpture

Anthony Jones: Sculpture, Acrylic Painting
Anthony prides himself in producing works that come from the soul rather than from classical art traditions, recalls that art has always been a part of his life. As a child, his family emphasized art, music and Christianity. At North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University he took visual art classes with a focus on sculpture. He has exhibited in solo and small-group exhibitions in New York City and Madison, Wisconsin, and counts Manhattan-based painter Jan Frank among his mentors.

Martha LeRoi: Pottery
Clay has drawn Martha to it for many years and retirement has given her a better opportunity to pursue that yen. Carving porcelain, using her own stamp designs, and incorporating images from nature are key ways that she works.

Earl Mills: Photography
Photography has always been an interest/hobby throughout the last 35 years and is now my profession. During this time I have strived to perfect my own unique blend of photography and art. Using my developed techniques, I capture and then interpret timeless images of our American heritage.


Sandy Nichols: Jewelry
After retiring from the corporate world, my passion for designing and creating jewelry became my business. Today, as Melson Gems, I create one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry that conveys elegance, unique design and timeless style at affordable prices. My inspiration comes from the colors and patterns of nature: our landscapes, rocks, flowers. While natural gemstones are my material of choice, I also use quality metals and art glass to design original pieces that can be treasured for years to come.

Susan Parker: Painting, Jewelry
After painting seriously, but briefly, during college, I returned to art  in 1998.  It is now my primary activity, apart from the demands of daily living. As an artist, my goal is to focus attention, if only briefly, on the beauty in the things around us that often escape our notice as we rush about our daily lives. I work in watercolor, oil and pastel, using the medium that best suits my mood and the subject.


Marilyn Schoon: Fused Glass
I started making jewelry as an escape from the responsibilities of teaching English at a highly competitive science/technology high school.  One weekend I took a fused glass class where I discovered the idiosyncrasies of dichroic glass, and I was hooked!  Dichroic glass, originally used for the re-entry tiles on NASA’s space shuttles, transmits one color but when looked at from a different angle reflects another.  I love creating pieces of jewelry, making small plates, and adorning pictures frames with dichroic glass.  It’s said that making jewelry isn’t rocket science, but with dichroic glass it really is!



Sterling "Rip" Smith: Photography
The best description of my work is that I record human activity indirectly. I photograph the results, signs, or aftermath of human activity rather than the activities themselves. The results might be an abandoned farmhouse or a "found" still life. The term "Human Tracks" has been suggested as an umbrella title for my work.



Bruce Waldron: Painter, Poet
Bruce takes his cue and finds his muse in the quiet whispers found in nature.  His landscape paintings are in acrylics and reflect those inspirations found in a world steeped in peace and solitude.  His figure studies and portraiture are painted mostly in black and white and pay homage to his first love, photography.  Recently, his has ventured into placing his poetry within the frames of his paintings.


See Bruce Waldron's profile: