byrdcliffe events


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

The Aesthetics of Persuasion assembles over 100 images that display all the hallmarks of “fine art” except one: they are functional. Function and art are commonly considered contradictions. Historically, however, this was not so. The annals of art history are dominated by works that elevated the stature of leaders, infused courage to march into battle, instilled piety before gods, inspired patriotism, or exposed evil. It was not until the nineteenth century that the concept of “art-for-art’s-sake” became art’s ruling creed. Curated by Linda Weintraub. Read more

Exhibition Dates: August 10 – October 14, 2018
Discussion and Performance: Sunday, September 23, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Curator Linda Weintraub will host a “Gathering of Persuaders,” a discussion and performance including artists in the show and other activists at the BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: August hours are Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); September/October hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to the Byrdcliffe Ceramic Pottery Fest on Friday, August 17, 4:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 9 am – 3 pm. Starting at 4:30 pm on Friday there will be music by Vida y Romo and Sabrina & The Gems featuring Rennie Cantine. We will be selling ceramic bowls in many sizes at different price points. All money raised from the ceramics sales will go toward ceramic scholarships. Read more

Event Date and Time: Friday, August 17, 4:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Entrance Fee: Free

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for ceramic artist Marilyn Price on Saturday, August 18, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Marilyn’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 colorful and functional ceramic works. Read more

Event Date and Time: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: The Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

On Friday, August 24, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents an evening of classical song in its Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street. The soloist is Lily Arbisser, a soprano who has performed the title role in Handel’s Theodora, the role of Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, and as the soprano soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Ms. Arbisser will be accompanied on the Kleinert/James’s 1926 Steinway by pianist and musicological scholar Leo TreitlerRead more

Concert Date and Time: Friday, August 24, 2018, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $15 general admission or $13 for Byrdcliffe members – please purchase your tickets online now!

The September Open Studios for our Artist-in-Residence Program have been moved to the Saturday afternoon rather than Friday evening so that visitors will be able to visit the residents’ studios and other attractions at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, including a jewelry class in session and the ceramics studios. On September 29, at 4:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Barn, after Open Studios, there will be a free classical performance by world-class pianist Simon Mulligan curated by Alexander Platt, Artistic Director of Maverick Concerts. Recital is generously funded by Paul Washington, President of the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and a trustee of Maverick Concerts. Mulligan’s performance will be preceded by readings by Byrdcliffe’s writers-in-residence, also at the Barn. Read more

Dates and Times: Saturday, September 1, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and Saturday, September 29, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Cost: FREE

Join us as we celebrate the vibrant and historic creativity of the Hudson Valley community. This year’s honorees are Arthur Anderson for the Whitehead award, Donald Elder for the Byrdcliffe award, and Karen Walker for the Carla T. Smith award. Read more

Event Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Event Schedule:
· 5:30 – 7:00 pm : Artists Happy Hour and Silent Auction at White Pines
· 7:00 pm : Dinner, Live Auction, and Special Musical Performance at the Byrdcliffe Barn
· 8:30 pm : Awards Presentation at the Byrdcliffe Barn
Locations: White Pines at 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, and Byrdcliffe Barn at 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets, Sponsorships and Donations: $175 for Event Ticket; $2,000 Premium Seating for 10; $1,750 Standard Table for 10 – please purchase your tickets 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, September 15, 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.

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.