Call for Artists and Artisans:
The Berkeley Art Works at 116 N. Queen Street, is the Martinsburg home of the Berkeley Arts Council as well as a select group of local artists whose work is on display and for sale in the Artists at the Works Co-op.
Currently, the Berkeley Arts Council has space available in the co-op for two 2-D artists and one 3-D artist. Artists over the age of 18, working in any medium are encouraged to apply for jurying.
Judith Becker: Watercolor, Pastels, Colored Pencil
Gary Bergel: Photography, Mixed Media
Joe Bourgeois: Furniture Design, Wood Sculpture
Pam Curtis: Jewelry
Theresa Fitzpatrick: Encaustic painting; Fibre
Martha Hanley: Painting
Anna Howard: Hand-made clocks
Doug Kinnett: Painting
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1952, Doug Kinnett now lives and works in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. His studio is called Manna Machine Studio, where his focus is on art with abstract, organic forms and geometric shapes; bold colors and imaginative patterns. He creates oil paintings; woodcuts; furniture; and craft items made from ceramics, metal and wood. He holds a Master’s Degree in Painting and a Doctorate in Art Education.
Dan Kennedy: Acrylic, Watercolor
I describe myself as a landscape artist working with acrylic and watercolor. I have sought professional instruction from artists such as, Rebecca Pearl in Thurmont, Md. Jerry Yarnell in Skiatook Oklahoma and studied with both. I recently moved to Martinsburg WV. I am really excited to also join the Berkley Art Works where I look forward to meeting and learning from other artists there. Martinsburg has a vast resource of artistic talent, I’m honored to be a part of that.
Martha LeRoi: Pottery
Susan Parker: Painting, Jewelry
Marilyn Schoon: Fused Glass
Sterling “Rip” Smith: Photography
Open Jury Call for Artists: Berkeley Art Works
Berkeley Art Works Jury Form 2022
Berkeley Art Works Member Agreement 2022
Our co-op artists agree to:
- Commit to an initial minimum 6-month term of membership.
- Become a member of the Berkeley Arts Council and pay annual dues. Individuals: $35; Seniors (62+): $25, Students $15. Dues are payable in January each year, or upon acceptance to the co-op.
- Pay co-op membership space fees. Fees are due twice/year in January and July, and vary depending on the type of work the artist displays.
Responsibilities in the Gallery:
- All co-op members are required to sit the gallery at least once/month to cover regular business hours. Additional sitting will be required when hours are extended (holidays, events, etc.).
- Process sales transactions using an online point-of-sale system (training and instructions provided).
- Assist with other aspects of co-op operation, including attending co-op meetings, participating in events, and volunteering to help when extra hands are needed.
- Maintain inventory of current work for sale in the gallery. Artists are expected to keep a suitable number of pieces in the gallery, refresh their inventory with new work on a regular basis and provide additional pieces for display in community display areas.
- Keep accurate records of inventory in the gallery.
- Review the Co-op Participation Agreement Form for more information.
Work to be Juried:
Potential members will be required to attend an in-person jurying session and be accepted to display in the co-op.
- Work to be juried must be the original work of the artist, finished and ready to display and sell, and be representative of the type of work the artist intends to sell in the gallery.
- If the artist’s work is assembled from existing materials, the design of the materials must be altered substantially to be considered hand made.
- Work produced from kits, imported, commercial or mass-produced items will not be considered for jurying.
I’m Interested! What’s Next?
- Submit 3-5 images of your work, a description of your work and a resume/CV or short bio, along with your name, address and phone number to email@example.com, subject line: Application for Co-op Jurying. These images will be used as a preliminary screen to determine appropriateness for in-person jurying.
- A member of our co-op will contact you for a in-person jurying appointment.
- On the day of your appointment, bring 5-8 examples of your work, along with a completed Co-op Jurying Form, to the Berkeley Art Works for in-person jurying. You will meet with a panel of jurors to discuss your work, explain our membership requirements and answer your questions. We will provide feedback and a decision regarding co-op membership.
- If accepted, we will schedule a time for you to bring your work to the Berkeley Art Works and set up your space. At that time, you will sign our co-op agreement, pay membership dues and space fees, and schedule your gallery training.
Questions? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 304-620-7277.