Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Exhibit: The Berkeley Arts Council again is hosting the annual Youth Art Month exhibit featuring artwork from the four Berkeley County High School art programs. They will hold a reception on Wednesday, March 6 from 5-8pm. 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4.

Berkeley Art Works Upcoming Exhibits

BAC strives to provide opportunities for local, regional, and national artists to show their work through the “Artists at the Works” co-op group and various juried and curated exhibits. Along with that goal, BAC works to present a high quality and diverse program of art presentation for the public in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, and throughout the tri-state region.

The Art Works has three display spaces. The front of the gallery is devoted to the “Artists at the Works” co-op group, which currently represents 13 local and regional artists and artisans. Media presented includes painting, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, and jewelry. Behind the co-op is what we call the “main” gallery and then we have a smaller space called the “Back Space”.

The following exhibits are planned now through October:

  • February 27 – March 30: Youth Art Month: Berkeley County High School Art Program
  • April 3 – May 4: Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit (Deadline for Entries February 25. Enter Here.)
  • May 8 – June 1: Solo exhibit by Janet Hockman (Back Space)
  • May 8 – June 9: “In the Abstract” Juried Exhibit (Main Gallery – Deadline for Entries April 15. Enter Here.)
  • June 5 – July 7: “Young Emerging Artists” Juried Exhibit (Back Space)
  • June 12 – July 14: “Transformations: 4 Women Artists” curated by Martha Hanley (Main Gallery)
  • July 10 – August 4: “Summer Musings” Unique clocks by Anna Howard (Back Space)
  • July 17 – August 11: “The Art of the Human Form” Juried Exhibit (Main Gallery)
  • August 7 – August 31: Woodwork by Joe Bourgeois/Paintings by Christine Noad (Back Space)
  • August 14 – August 31: Boys and Girls Club Photography (Main Gallery)
  • September 4 – October 5: Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit (Main Gallery)
  • September 4 – October 5: TBD (Back Space)
  • October 9 – November 9: American Craft Week Invitational (curated by Annette Verna)
  • October 9 – November 9: TBD (Back Space)
  • November (TBD) – December 31: Tenth Annual Holiday Art and Craft Market

Some titles  and dates are tentative.)

The Berkeley Art Works is located at 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at or contact us at


Entries Closed – Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Ninth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.

The exhibit will open April 3, 2019 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 4, 2019. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4pm.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.

Juror: The juror for the 2019 exhibit is Jay Pastore, currently a design consultant to the Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He previously served as the Artistic Director of the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, Delaware, where he oversaw all aspects, from conception to deinstallation, of over thirty exhibitions each year.

Entry fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.

March 1, 2019 (Midnight)

Entries Closed

Notification of Accepted Work: The notification announcing the juror’s selections will be sent by email and be posted on our web site (this page) on or about March 6, 2019.

Awards: Best in Show $500 Total prizes $1,000.

Entries: Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit. Continue reading

February 23 Members Exhibit Closing Reception – Open House

Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit is on display through February 23.

Come in and vote for your “Fan Favorite!”

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Our January 13 open house was wiped out by the weather and the January 20 exhibit reception was limited by the weather so we are going to try again to get everyone together on Saturday, February 23. from 12-4pm at the Berkeley Art Works.

This will be the closing day for he members exhibit and will be the last chance to view the exhibit and vote for your “fan favorite” award, which will be announced at the end of the day.

It’s free and open to the public to to come in and meet some of the artists and Berkeley Arts Council Board Members. We will have information about the BAC’s programs, exhibits and classes, including new opportunities for artists and opportunities even for folks who are not artists but wish to find ways to support the arts.

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


Call for Artists:Berkeley Arts Council Members Exhibit

Call for Artists: 2019 Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

(Selection of artwork from 2018 Members Exhibit)

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 16 through February 23, 2019. There will be a reception on Sunday, January 20 from 2-4pm.

The exhibit is not juried. Any current member (2019) of the Berkeley Arts Council may participate in the exhibit. Artists who are not current members may join or renew online or at the gallery when the artwork is delivered for the exhibit. There is no entry fee other than membership dues. Participation in the exhibit is a benefit of membership.

To participate, deliver one or two art works to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg during regular hours on Wednesday, January 9 (11-5pm), Thursday, January 10 (11-5pm), Friday, January 11 (11-4pm), Saturday, January 12 (11-4pm), or Sunday, January 13 (2-4pm) during our Open House.

Although the exhibit is not juried, work must be properly framed or otherwise well presented for display. Framed work must be wired for hanging. Three-dimensional fine art and fine crafts are welcome. An identification card or tag must be attached to each piece.

If for sale, the tag must indicate the price of the work. The Berkeley Art Works will retain a 30% commission on sales of work in the exhibit. Please direct questions via email to or 304-620-7277.

Membership applications are available in the gallery or online at