Berkeley Arts Council

The common element of successful arts communities is an independent umbrella organization that supports an organized, active, and broadly cooperative arts community. The Berkeley County Arts Council was formed in 2009 to provide unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

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Photo 17 Accepted Artists


The juror’s results are in. Neal Rantoul selected 26 images from 23 artists from 12 states. Neal provided the following Juror’s statement:

I am very pleased to have been selected to jury this year’s National Juried Photography Exhibit and was very impressed with the wide diversity of the work of this year’s entrants.

Photography is distinguished in recent years by an amazing variety of different approaches, motivations and final results, many if which you see here in this exhibition. At the same time, more conventional traditions such as craft, care and concern for quality are still important. If you didn’t get accepted I would encourage you to work on these disciplines for photography is now very easy to practice adequately but still virtually impossible to be truly excellent at. It may be this, the sheer difficulty of mastering our medium that keeps us going. If you were accepted, you have my heartfelt congratulations and if not, don’t be discouraged. Keep photographing!

Neal Rantoul

Congratulations to the talented photographers whose work was selected for the exhibit. We will have a reception and awards presentation on Friday, June 30 from 5-7pm. (Artists see below for shipping and delivery information.)

Sponsored in part by

Aimee Ambrose Bethel Park, PA Mushroom
Stefanie Boss Hagerstown, MD 911Rose
william brozy Fairfield, PA In Silent Reverence
william brozy Fairfield, PA Celtic Thin
Stephen Delaney Middleton, MA Morning Steam
Sara Drower Wilmette, IL Digitized Doorway
Jerold Hale Charleston, SC Gay Fish Company Dock
Jerold Hale Charleston, SC St. Helena Island Dock #2
Deborah Herndon Charleston, WV Fallen Cliff/Broken Wall, Dordogne
Bill HIll Jacksonville, FL Turk
Sharon Horn Hagerstown, MD Foggy Morning
helen jones Norfolk, VA Leaves Left Too Long in a Vase
helen jones Norfolk, VA Last Dance
Damir Kamalov Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg
Margaret King Athens, OH Redbud Blooming
Kathleen Larsen Menifee, CA Under the Tares
Qingjian Meng N. Hollywood, CA Horn
Alice A Newton Bakerton, WV The Red Skiff
Gundars Osvalds Walkerville, MD Mount St Helens
David Pittenger Huntington, WV Metal Gram II
Bob Speelman Springfield, VA House on the Hill
Ellen Stagg Brooklyn, NY Dappled
Kuzma Vostrikov Brooklyn, NY In-the-Ocean-of-Saturn
David Wachter Harpers Ferry, WV The Sky is Burning
Ben Wyrick Burnsville, NC Beaver Creek Road 2017
John Zimet Winchester, VA The Card Game

Shipping and Delivering Accepted Artwork to the Gallery

Congratulations for having your work accepted for our Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit.

Your work must arrive at the gallery between June 19 and June 25, 2017.

The gallery address is;

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone 304-620-7277

For hand-delivered work, the delivery dates are Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25. The gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Saturday 11-4. We are normally closed on Sunday but we will open the gallery between 12 and 3 to receive hand-delivered artwork.

Shipped work must arrive between Monday, June 19 and Friday, June 23. For important information about shipping your work to us, please follow this link:

Friday Night Art and Music

On Friday, May 26th, start the evening with a reception welcoming an exhibition of new works from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild at 5:00. Stay for music, starting around 6:30, that will feature area voice students performing an entertaining mix of Classical and Musical Theater songs. During the reception and music, feel free to roam the Art Works Back Space Gallery, which is featuring a Summer exhibit of works from art students of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Opening May 24: Creativity, Color & Design; Blue Ridge CTC Students

Katreena Stracke: “Life’s As Beautiful As You Make It: Mixed Media

The Berkeley Art Works presents A Summer Exhibit of work by Art 105/205 students at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Nikitha Appani: “Dream with Butterfly” Collage

The visual art top 3 award winners from Blue Ridge’s recent “Outlet” Arts and Letters competition are included in this exhibit.

First Place: Katreena Stracke, “Life’s as Beautiful as You Make It,” mixed media
Second Place: Nikitha Appani, “Dream with Butyterfly,” mixed media
Third Place: Zachary Simpson, “Untitled,” Prismacolor

Zachary Simpson: Untitled Prismacolor Pencils

The exhibit will run from May 24 through July 8 in the Art Works Back Space Gallery. There will be a reception on Friday, May 26 from 5-7pm Join us and meet these talented young artists.

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Opening May 24: Potomac River Artists Guild Recent Work






















The Berkeley Art Works presents a selection of new work from members of the Potomac River Artists Guild. Artists expected to participate are Monica Wilcox, Tom Nebel, Mary Alice Bowers, Sue Parker, Lilly Barrows, Carol Wilks, Jane Horst, Ronda Albright and others.

Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

Art Scavenger Hunt!

Sharp-eyed visitors with imagination can be eligible to win $25 cash while they visit the Berkeley Arts Council’s current Art and Earth exhibit. Come by 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg before May 20 and pick up an entry form.
Then grab a clue card and start your tour of the gallery.  Solve four visual riddles and your entry may be selected to win $25. You’ll find the answers in the artwork in the show.
While you hunt your answers, you can savor 46 excellent pieces of artwork, many by artists from our region and some from 14 other states!    Gallery hours are 11 to 5 Wed-Fri, 11 to 4 on Saturday.
Winners will be chosen on May 20 at 4:00 pm, closing time for the exhibit.