Feb
24
Sun
Byrdcliffe Annual Member Meeting @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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 will be 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.

Apr
13
Sat
Psych Out – Call for Art Submissions @ White Pines
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Isaac Abrams, whose New York City gallery Coda first exhibited psychedelic art in 1965, will participate in the exhibition as a special guest artist along with artists whose proposals are accepted. Isaac himself started making art in the psychedelic mode soon after the ground-breaking Coda exhibition. On August 24, 2019, Isaac Abrams will present a range from his lifetime body of work in conversation with critic and curator Carlo McCormick, who has followed Isaac’s art for many years.

Deadline for Submission: April 13, 2019 (5:00 pm)

Click here for more information about the show’s submission guidelines, key dates, maps, etc.

Apr
14
Sun
Woody Guthry and “Old Man Trump” @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for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.

About Will Kaufman:
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Will Kaufman is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. He has written three books on the legendary balladeer: Woody Guthrie, American Radical (2011), Woody Guthrie’s Modern World Blues (2017), and Mapping Woody Guthrie (2019). Will’s day job is as Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire, England.

The Golden Notebook is partnering with the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild on this event and will have books by Will Kaufman for sale.

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!

Will Kaufman
Photo credit: Woody Guthrie photo on right by Robin Carson.

May
4
Sat
Cabaret & Fashion Show @ Byrdcliffe Barn
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

More details to come soon!

Jun
8
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Jun
15
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Evening of Song @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
Go Flower Go Workshop @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all plant-aholics, weed-watchers, nature-lovers, and creative types! Botanist Kris Garnier of Go Flower Go is offering a three-week workshop merging her enthusiasm and love of science and art through the fascinating, abstract world of plants. Up your plant identification skills, take field notes, gain interesting plant facts and learn the steps and preservation techniques used to create beautiful and informative herbarium specimens.

To start off our first session, we will collect prolifically growing plants from the Byrdcliffe Art Colony grounds, take field notes, identify and press them. In the next two sessions we will learn mounting techniques and detailed information on our collected plants with a diverse collection of books provided. At the third meeting, we will finish mounting our specimens and conclude with student presentations. The end result will be frameable keepsakes and a deeper appreciation of the plants growing in our region.

Microscopes will be available each session to examine some of the plants collected more intimately, revealing the gorgeous symmetry and intricacy of each.

Classes will be held on June 8, 15, and 22 for roughly 2 hours per session and will be limited to six students. A $35.00 material use fee is required.

Materials included: use of wooden press, ventilators, blotter paper and news print, weights, acid-free herbarium paper, glue, thread and needles, acid free finishing tape, books, informational hand outs and microscopes.

Students should bring a pocket-sized notebook, a pencil, clippers, a large shoulder bag, Insect spray, sun protection, and water. A camera or cell phone camera is recommended.

Maximum 6 students.

Class dates :
Saturdays, June 8, 15, and 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (end time is approximate)

Location: Meet in front of the Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; parking is permitted on Upper Byrdcliffe Road, on the Barn side of the street only
Price for 3-week workshop: $110 for Byrdcliffe members, $120 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $35.00 materials fee paid directly to teacher (please bring cash or check to first class meeting).

Pay your class fee online! Or you can call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

payonline

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR

Over the past 20 years, Kris Garnier has been overseeing greenhouses, gardens, and indoor plant collections for both businesses and estates throughout the Hudson Valley. She spends her free time exploring the woods, fields, mountains, stream sides, overgrown lots, cracks in a sidewalk…anywhere plants grow, to learn more about them. Garnier has completed a Botany Certification through The New York Botanical Garden and is a Licensed New York State Guide (Badge #7272).

Jul
13
Sat
11th Annual Woodstock House Tour @ Pick up maps at Byrdcliffe Shop
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Following the House Tour there will be a Benefit Cocktail Party. More details to come soon!

Aug
17
Sat
The Fugs at the Byrdcliffe Barn @ Byrdcliffe Barn
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, the legendary rock/proto-punk band The Fugs will perform their farewell concert at the Byrdcliffe Barn on August 17, 2019. Formed in 1964 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, the Fugs are a wild mix of intellectual and raunchy counter-culturalism whose anthems include “Kill for Peace” and “CIA Man.”

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, August 17, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Byrdcliffe Barn, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: $30 general admission or $25 for Byrdcliffe members – please purchase your tickets online now!

The Fugs