To Our Facebook Friends

To more than 800 of you who “Like” the Berkeley Arts Council Facebook Page, we thank you for your interest in the Berkeley Arts Council and our activities and programs.

Unfortunately, you may not be seeing many of our posts because of the way the Facebook programming limits how many people will see what we post. It is their way of trying to force organizations to pay money to get wider distribution, even among those who have “Liked” the page and want to be kept up to date on the happenings.

Now, we haven’t been posting cute cat videos or pithy philosophical sayings, but we try to let everyone know about our exhibits, art classes and workshops, and other activities that contribute to the arts community in the Panhandle.

If you want to have a better chance of seeing our posts, there is something you can do. Go to our Facebook page at  and find the button that says “Liked”. That tells you that you have already “Liked” the page and we thank you! (If you haven’t done so, please “Like” us now!)

See the screen-shot below. If you hover your mouse over the “Liked” button, you will see a drop-down menu. Click on “See First” and that will cause our posts to go to the top of your news feed. It also helps spread the word if you share the post on your timeline to your friends.

(You can do this with any page that you want to follow.)

Thanks for your support of the Berkeley Arts Council!

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“Life in the Wild” National Juried Wildlife Art Exhibit

September 2 – October 4, 2015
“Life in the Wild”
National Juried Wildlife Art Exhibit

Click here to view accepted artists.

Reception Saturday, September 12, 3-5pm

The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Life in the Wild”, a juried wildlife art exhibit to celebrate the beauty and diversity of life in the natural world. For purposes of this exhibit, “wildlife” includes non-domesticated animals, plants and other organisms that live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. (Wikipedia)

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. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at

Registration Open for Fall Art Classes

It’s Back to School and Time
to Take an Art Class!
Beginning Level Classes Forming Now

Classes held at the Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg


Details, materials lists, and registration information:
Email / 304-620-7277

Drop in to the Berkeley Art Works to see our teachers’ artwork in the Back Space Gallery


Beginning Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays September 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm

Beginning Watercolor (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays September 2, 16, 23, 30; 1-4pm

Beginning Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, September 3, 17, 24, + October 1; 1-4pm

Beginning Color Pencil (Judith Becker)
Fridays, September 4, 18, 25, + October 2; 1-4pm


Beginning Oil Painting (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 26; 1-4pm

Beginning Pastels (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm

Intermediate Acrylic (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-4pm

Unlocking the Mystery of Color (Judith Becker)
Fridays, October 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-4pm


Intermediate Drawing (Jean Kellogg)
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, + December 1; 1-4pm

Intermediate Pastels (Judith Becker)
Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, + December 2; 1-4pm

Intermediate Oil Painting (Jean Kellogg)
Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, + December 3 ; 1-4pm

Intermediate Colored Pencils (Judith Becker)
Fridays, November 6, 13, 20, + December 4; 1-4pm

Saturday Workshops

Mandala  (Kellogg)
September 26 1-4pm

Realistic Rendering with Mixed Media (Kellogg)
October 10 1-4pm

Details, materials lists, and registration information:
Email / 304-620-7277

Deadline in One Week: Eastern WV Juried Art Exhibit

Just One Week to Go!

Easy entry online. No need to make and mail CDs.

Call for Artists:
Third Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015


The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces the Third Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

The exhibition will be on display October 8 – November 8, 2015 with a reception on Saturday, October 17.

The exhibit is open to artists in all media who reside in one of the eight counties that compose what is known as the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Those counties are Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.

The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at