byrdcliffe events


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

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2019 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019, which runs from February 2 to March 24, 2019. The show is open to all current members. A Curator’s Choice award in the amount of $100 will be presented to one artist chosen by the Exhibition Committee.

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 24, 2019
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Starting September 29, 2018, visitors to the Byrdcliffe Art Colony will be able to explore the grounds in search of artist-made haiku boxes installed along the wooded mountainside. The installation at Byrdcliffe will include 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 Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks, residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe’s 2019 4-week Artist in Residence Program application is now available via Submittable. The deadline for submitting the 2019 AiR application is February 15, 2019. We also have two private cottages available for 4-week residencies in 2019, Varenka and The Forge. Read more

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Location: Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Application Fee: $45 before January 15, 2019 and $50 thereafter – apply online now!

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Annual Member Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 24, 12:00 pm at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock. A notice of meeting, slate of Board nominees for election, and proxy has been mailed or emailed to all Byrdcliffe members in early February. At the meeting, you will receive a report of Byrdcliffe’s 2018 fiscal year and plans for the future.

Meeting Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, located in Woodstock, NY, invites artists working in 3D materials suitable for outdoor installation to submit proposals for PSYCH OUT!!! Submissions should have an affinity, direct or indirect, with the psychedelic movement, especially its evolution and/or its inspiration, over the past 50 years. The PSYCH OUT!!! outdoor group exhibition will take place on the grounds of Byrdcliffe, founded in 1902 and the site of the original Woodstock art colony. Dates for the exhibition are July 13, 2019 through November 3, 2019. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival: “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which was held August 15 to August 18, 1969. Read more

Deadline for Art Submissions: Saturday, April 13, 5:00 pm
More InfoClick here for more details about the show’s submission guidelines, key dates, maps, etc.

Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump” is a song-and-spoken-word “live documentary” telling the story of Guthrie’s battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C. Trump, father of the United States president. Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $10 online or at the door (please only cash or check at the door) – please purchase 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.