byrdcliffe events


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild has an exciting event schedule for this coming year. Please keep checking for updates and ticket sales.

Many artists today are withdrawing from the digital, media, and public fray within which we live to make their art out of their own mind experience. By “mind,” one means here the artist’s own cognition, thoughts, feelings, and creative moments, a stream of art consciousness, so to speak. This inner focus emerges from our ongoing modern psychologizing and our sense of the individual self, but also increasingly signals an awareness of the bedrock of mind in the neuro-structure, dynamics, and spaces of the brain. Some artists look directly to these neuroscience forms as subject and metaphor for their art; others have, at times, been directly or indirectly affected by them. Read more

Exhibition Dates: May 17 – June 30, 2019
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meet the Makers – the first Open Studios event for our 2019 Artist in Residence (AiR) Program takes place on Saturday, June 22 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. There will be open studios from 3:00 to 5:00 pm around the Villetta Inn, followed by readings and musical performances from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Experience installations, paintings, performance, musical composition, ceramics, readings, and more! Residents live and work at the 117-year-old Byrdcliffe Art Colony, just north of downtown Woodstock. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, June 22, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Villetta Inn, 3 Upper Byrdcliffe Way, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Free

Starting September 29, 2018, visitors to the Byrdcliffe Art Colony are able to explore the grounds in search of artist-made haiku boxes installed along the wooded mountainside. The installation at Byrdcliffe includes a very basic box locator map, but one of the objectives of the project is to allow visitors a sense of discovery: the luxury of taking the time to find the boxes and consider leaving an anonymous haiku, thought, prayer, or secret inside the box.

Each box design, commissioned from artists from across the country, incorporates a paper and pencil for visitors to write their haiku. The boxes will be in place from September 2018 through June 2019. Participating artists: Colin Chase, Stuart Farmery & Robin McKay, Michael Houser, Linda King, Alyssa McClenaghan, Mad Monk, Don Porcaro, Debra Priestly, Christina Tenaglia, Marie Vickerilla, and Hanne Gravesen Vorkapich. The project is organized by Melinda Stickney-Gibson.

Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2018 through June 2019
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Hours: Open during daylight hours

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for local jewelry designer and creator Sherri Cohen on Saturday, June 29, noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Sherri’s work, and everybody will be able to meet her at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in her jewelry creations. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, June 29, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

Solo show of photographs of highly engineered patterns of light generated both by fireflies and swarms of airplanes, combined with starscapes in the night sky over still landscapes. Curated by Tina Bromberg and Doug Milford. Exhibition proudly sponsored by ANATOLI Jewelry LLC, Woodstock NY. Read more

Exhibition Dates: July 5 – September 8, 2019
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Byrdcliffe’s Eleventh Annual Woodstock House Tour is set this year for Saturday, July 13, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. A benefit cocktail party follows from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. As in the previous ten years, this year’s Woodstock House Tour again combines contemporary houses and stunning views with a taste of history. Visitors may move at their leisure from home to home. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 13, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm with cocktail benefit party from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Pick up maps at the Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $1,000/$500/$250 for Sponsor; $100 for Benefit and House Tour; $55 for House Tour (not-yet member price); $45 for House Tour (member price) – please purchase your tickets online now!

A group show of psychedelic outdoor sculpture on the grounds of White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Curated by Alan Baer. Read more

Exhibition Dates: July 13 – November 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Artists’ Talks: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Exhibition Hours: Open during daylight hours

All 2019 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.