byrdcliffe events

CURRENT AND UPCOMING BYRDCLIFFE EVENTS

THE RITUAL OF CONSTRUCTION
A group exhibition of artists who use units of geometric design in their work, addressing the central gathering concept of the show: construction from repetitive units as a form of ritual. Curated by Jeanette Fintz. Read more

Exhibition Dates: May 19 – July 2, 2017
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

STUART FARMERY: SCULPTURES IN THE LANDSCAPE
Venture up to the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony to see Stuart Farmery’s stunning exhibition, Sculptures in the Landscape, on the grounds of White Pines. Farmery’s exhibition consists of colorful wood sculpture that subtly dances between the bounds of abstraction and figuration. Exhibition curated by Katharine Umsted. Read more

Exhibition Dates: On view through September 4, 2017
Reception: Friday, July 21, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Exhibitions Hours: Open during daylight hours

BYRDCLIFFE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – MEREDITH NICHOLS AND HARRY KUNHARDT
Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for ceramic artists Meredith Nichols and Harry Kunhardt of 28A Clay Studio on Saturday, July 1, noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Meredith’s and Harry’s work, and everybody will be able to meet them at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and fine artistry involved in their ceramic works. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Free

NATALIE MERCHANT CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HER NEW 10-CD BOX SET
Natalie Merchant celebrates the release of her 10-CD box set The Natalie Merchant Collection with a free event at Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock on Saturday, July 1. The event, presented by The Golden Notebook, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and Radio Woodstock WDST, will include an interview with Merchant, an audience Q&A, and a short performance. Following the event Merchant will sign copies of the new box set – which will be available for purchase. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: Free

SUMMER HIKE ON THE BYRDCLIFFE/MT. GUARDIAN TRAILS
Join DEC-licensed Hiking Guide David Holden for a fabulous summer hike on Byrdcliffe’s Mt. Guardian trails. Please dress appropriately, wear good (preferably waterproof) footwear with ankle-support, bring water and be prepared for a steep trail. Read more

Hike Date and Time: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:30 am
Location: Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater parking lot, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Cost: $15 suggested donation per person

COMPOSITION: THE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE
Composition: The Abstract Landscape examines the ways in which abstract paintings rely on spatial relationships in nature. Not every work in the show is identified by the artist as landscape, and some is fully non-objective. But all of the work is structured in ways that reveal how the compositional tools of landscape painting remain guiding principles in the creation of abstract work. Curated by Derin Tanyol. Read more

Exhibition Dates: July 7 – August 20, 2017
Artist Talks: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM – OPEN STUDIO SESSION 2
The second 2017 Artist in Residence (AiR) Program session’s Open Studio takes place on Friday, July 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm(ish). Experience readings, installations, paintings, performances, music compositions, ceramics, and more. Come and talk to our AiR 2017 session 2 residents in their studios. This event is free and open to everybody. Refreshments will be served. Read more

Event Date and Time: Friday, July 21, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Villetta Inn, 3 Upper Byrdcliffe Way, Woodstock, NY
Cost: Free

WOODSTOCK HOUSE TOUR
Byrdcliffe’s Ninth Annual Woodstock House Tour is set this year for Saturday, July 22, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. A benefit cocktail party follows from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Ticket-holders will experience the architecture, interiors, and art collections of local residents whose homes mirror the tranquility of the Catskills. This year’s Woodstock House Tour 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 22, 2017. Tour tickets and map available from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop. House Tour homes will be open for viewing from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Benefit Cocktail Reception will take place from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Map Pick-up Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $1,000/$500/$250 for Sponsor; $100 for Benefit and House Tour; $50 for House Tour (not-yet member price); $40 for House Tour (member price) and $75 to become a Community member and purchase a House Tour ticket – please purchase your tickets or sponsorships online now!

FAMILY DAY AT BYRDCLIFFE AND WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION & MUSEUM
Kids and their chaperones participate in hands-on family art activities based on the current exhibitions at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts and the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM), neighbors in art and community since the founding of both organizations in the early twentieth century. Byrdcliffe and WAAM will be hosting exhibitions of work related to landscape; kids will have the opportunity to explore the dynamics of depicting nature in a fun setting with guidance.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY; WAAM is next door at 28 Tinker Street
Cost: Free

WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD’S AWARDS DINNER
Please join us for Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Awards Dinner honoring Rich Conti, Kate Pierson, and Manny Bromberg.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, September 9, 2017, time TBD
Location: Venue TBD
Tickets: Tickets will be available for purchase online this summer!


All 2017 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.