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’s 19th Annual 5 by 7 Show launches Friday, December 7, with a catered champagne reception and preview party at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, one of the most exciting art events happening in Woodstock each holiday season. All work submitted is restricted to 5 inches by 7 inches in size and is exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe, and by contributing and/or purchasing a small work you will help support our arts programming, including exhibitions and performances. Read more

Exhibition Dates: December 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019
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 will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for the wonderful visual artist Katherine Burger this holiday season on Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Katherine’s work, and everybody will be able to meet her at the Byrdcliffe Shop and find out more about the skills and artistry involved in her colorful and whimsical paper collages. Read more

Date and Time: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, Byrdcliffe’s Annual Winter Solstice Concert will be held at the Woodstock Playhouse. Curated and hosted by New York folk star Happy Traum, the Solstice Concert features favorite musicians singing a combination of holiday and American classics. It’s a concert to which everyone goes happy, and leaves happier. This year’s line-up includes Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Eric Parker, Eugene Ruffolo, John Sebastian, Happy Traum and more. Proceeds from the event support Byrdcliffe’s ongoing work as a center for the arts in the Hudson Valley. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, December 15, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $67 / $47 / $27 (plus $3 handling charge) – purchase your tickets online now!

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 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2019 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019, which runs from February 1 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.

Click here to download the Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Guidelines
Click here to download the Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Loan Agreement
Click here to download the Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Artwork Submission Labels

Drop-off Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 1 – March 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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

All 2018 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.