Berkeley Art Works

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.


Artist Jury Form
Artist Agreement (16 March 2015)

    Current call deadline for submission:
    April 12, 2015

    We will consider 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional work. Artists whose work is accepted by the jury committee may be placed on a waiting list until a space opens in the gallery.

    Artists who are insterested 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
Winter Hours
Wednesday, 11-3; Thursday, 11-5pm; Friday, 11-5pm, Saturday, 11-4pm
Sunday-Tuesday Closed

Artists: Download the inventory sheet 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.


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.
Hilda Eiber: Pottery
As a multimedia artist Hilda Eiber works in her home studio producing ceramic sculptures, installations, paintings in oil and acrylics, and art pottery. In the past she has exhibited widely in the US and Europe, NYC at Gallery 220 and with the Bridge with Japan.

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. 

Anna Howard: Clockmaker
Long before "repurposing" became "the vogue", I have been making useful objects from items that have been abandoned or for which its original purpose has been completed. It gives me great delight to take the chaotic disorder of the creative process and transform it into an object, a clock, whose function is to be an instrument of order and measurement. Oh, the irony.

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.


Carol Scheydt: Ponder's Way Glass
Ponders Way is where I hand cut glass, fuse and fire each piece in a custom glass kiln, resulting in one of a kind glass work. I have always loved working with glass. Either sandblasting or fusing, I found myself fascinated with the joy of creating fused glass work. I am fortunate enough to live in a beautiful state such as West Virginia where I get my inspiration to create. I named my studio, Ponders Way because the studio overlooks the beautiful North Mountain and you can sit and ponder all day.


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.



Neil Super: Wood Turning
I like to search for and reveal – as I interpret it - the hidden beauty of responsibly harvested, local wood species. The lathe is a wonderful tool for self-expression and an excellent means of finding the perfection of inherent natural beauty, often in castaway pieces that require only that someone peer inside, past flaws and defects, to the soul of a tree. Technical virtuosity and “wow” factor wood are wonderful things, but in my art I value patiently heeding the whispered voices locked away in a natural material above all else.