byrdcliffe events


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

A solo show examining issues of identity rooted in the artist’s cultural experiences growing up in Nigeria, as well as broader metaphysical, scientific, and social concepts of the self. Audu’s paintings are influenced by the abstract geometric possibilities in traditional African sculpture, such as the inverted trapezoidal shape of the Yoruba Shango axe, the Benin Head of the Queen Mother, and the Cross River Head with a spiral hairstyle. The exhibition will include original 19th/20th-century African sculpture that the artist uses as inspiration for his work.¬†Curated by Sylvia Leonard Wolf. Read more

Exhibition Dates: October 19 – December 2, 2018
Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 3:00 – 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 Tuesday and Wednesday, 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, 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

Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian Classical musician who has performed at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals, and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia, and Japan. In 2010, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival; he also shared a televised concert stage with Ray Charles in Germany. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar, and tabla. He is the son of Ustad Imrat Khan, known as one of the world’s greatest players of the surbahar. Khan will be joined by Coco Bastien, guitarist, drummer, keyboard player, and vocalist, and the founder of the Sowelu Music School in Philadelphia. Read more

Concert Date and Time: Friday, October 26, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $20 general admission or $18 for Byrdcliffe members Рpurchase your tickets online now!

Come walk the Byrdcliffe/Mt.Guardian Trails with Dave Holden of Woodstock Trails. The trail is very steep in sections, requiring sturdy shoes with good ankle-support (waterproof is always best). Another must-have is water, for yourself and your pet (dogs are allowed but leash-only). Heavy, steady rains and/or a thunderstorm will automatically cancel a hike. The hikes start at 10:00 am and average 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, GROUP LIMITED TO 12. Read more

Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater parking lot, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Cost: $20 suggested donation per person.

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.

Please submit one or two 5 by 7 artworks this year – the submission deadline is Friday, November 23, 2018, 5:00 pm.
Click here to read the show’s submission guidelines

Exhibition Dates: December 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 7, 5:00 – 7:00 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 will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for mixed media artist Annie-hannah Mancini on Saturday, November 24 noon to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Annie-hannah’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 beautiful and interesting collage works.

Date and Time: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 12:00 – 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 performers will be announced soon. 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!

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.