byrdcliffe events


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

Exhibition celebrating the love and labor of 2018 Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence with visual art, music, panel talks, an opening reception, and readings by resident writers, on view through May 12. The show features painting, ceramics, photography, video, installation, sound, and fabric art; poetry, playwriting and fiction; and music composition. Co-Curators James Adelman and Oscar Buitrago reflect on the enchanting energy of the mountain landscape, highlighting the eclectic talent of the creatives who found themselves enveloped by the rustic, tree-filled realm of Byrdcliffe, where nighttime visions of street lights are replaced with moon glow and fireflies. Read more

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

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

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild welcomes spring to the Colony with an explosive evening of music, art, performance, and fabulous fashion. Welcome back Chris Wells, the Obie award-winning writer, actor and community leader who will lead our evening event. The 2019 Byrdcliffe Cabaret & Fashion Show will star many of our talented local performers as well as some delightful newcomers to swish and shimmy their way down the catwalk showing off fabulous fashion from regional merchants and talented designers. The event will include delicious food, prosecco, and wines. There will be a tempting assortment of unique and appealing items offered during our silent auction with proceeds to benefit Byrdcliffe’s Artist in Residence Program. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, May 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $65 in advance or $75 at the door – please purchase your tickets online now!

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for jewelry designer Chorthip Lagnese on Saturday, May 11, 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Chorthip’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 elegant and timeless jewelry items. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, May 11, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

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
Processes of Mind and Art, a dialogue with the artists and curator: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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

An exquisite evening of dinner, champagne, pastries, and glorious sounds from Mozart to Miles. Please join us for this annual celebration of music across the ages. Enjoy a locally-sourced dinner followed by music, champagne, and dessert. And prepare to participate in our raffle of amazing items. Proceeds for the events support Byrdcliffe’s arts programming. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, June 15, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $150 each ($75 is tax deductible); Benefactor $500 for two tickets ($350 is tax deductible); Patron $1,000 for four tickets ($700 is tax deductible) – please buy your tickets online now!

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.