Berkeley Art Works

Artists At the Works

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: artworks.berkeleyartswv.org - email berkeleyartswv@gmail.com
Hours: Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-8pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, Noon-3pm

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.
Email:
jdb105@frontier.com

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.

Web:
mjbennettphotography.com
Email:
mojophoto@comcast.net

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.    

Web:
garybergel.com
Email:
garybergel@gmail.com

Kat Cimaglio: Painting
I am lucky to live with my subjects! I paint to capture the grace of historic buildings, the peacefully grazing cow, rural landscapes and a rich , rapidly vanishing history. I work in acrylic on canvas inviting viewers to look into my paintings rather than at them...to sense my enthusiasm and often, humor. I think that art should leave the viewer refreshed and renewed. If my work evokes a smile, then I have succeeded.

Web:
www.katstudioart.com
Email:
kat@katstudioart.com

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.
Email:
pecurtis2@frontier.com
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.
Email:
uberoma@gmail.com


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!
Email:
pinkflamingo.07@comcast.net


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.

Email:
leftfieldclock@gmail.com
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.
Email:
mlrclayreflect@yahoo.com

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.

Web:
PathwayPhoto.com

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.
Web:
melsongemcrafts.com
Email:
sandy@melsongemcrafts.com

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.

Email:
scp460@earthlink.net


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.

Web:
PondersWay.com

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!

Email:
mjschoon@comcast.net

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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.

Web
sterlingimages.com

Email:
sterlingimageswv@gmail.com

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.

Web:
www.tworiversturnings.com/
Email
tworiversturnings@yahoo.com

Siegmund (Ziggy) Wolodkewitsch: Oil Painting
How is it that most of us can quickly recognize a color, but to try and describe what that red or blue looks like is a hard task indeed? How we perceive a color can be as different as there are eyes that see it. So when I paint a wonderful landscape at sunset, or a beautiful brook running through the woods, or the tender smile in a portrait, I am trying to capture the color that will move you to think how wonderful our world of color really is.

Web:
www.siegwitsch.com/
Email:
Ziggy@siegwitsch.com