Oct
19
Sat
Up Next – Artists’ Talks and Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UP NEXT: Exhibition celebrating the latest generation of upstate artists at the Kleinert/James

Generations of artists have moved to the Hudson Valley seeking inspiration, space to spread out, and a creative community. The exhibition UP NEXT at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts features the work of fifteen artists who have relocated to this fertile area within the last few years. Curator Arlene Shechet notes, “As an artist myself, I curated this show to draw attention to the latest generation of artists living upstate and to celebrate disparate points of view, subject matter, and material use. More than a thematic thread, what ties them together is their geographic location at this point in their emerging careers. The show is stitched together by my vision and sense of how these artists speak to each other through their work.”

UP NEXT includes sculpture, textiles, paintings, site-specific installations, ceramics, and other media by artists Emily Brownawell, Kirsten Deirup, Eric Ehrnschwender, Jessica Gaddis, Daniel Giordano, Shanti Grumbine, Amanda Heidel, Marka Kiley, Athena LaTocha, Isabel Mallet, Padma Rajendran, McKenzie Raley, Charlie Smith, Carter Spurrier, and Andrew Woolbright.

Curator Arlene Shechet is a sculptor living and working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Her work is in major museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Centre Pompidou (Paris), The National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), and many others. Notably, her oeuvre also includes curatorial museum installations, most recently including Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection at The Frick Collection (New York) and From Here On Now at The Phillips Collection (Washington DC).

The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, October 18. Participating artists will take part in a discussion with curator Arlene Shechet on Saturday October 19 at 3:00 pm. A reception follows from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. UP NEXT will be on view through December 1.

Exhibition Dates: October 18 – December 1, 2019
Artists’ Talks: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 – 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

Oct
26
Sat
Late Fall on the Byrdcliffe/Mt. Guardian Trails @ Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come to the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild-sponsored hike of the Byrdcliffe/Mt.Guardian Trails with DEC-licensed hiking guide, Dave Holden. 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), and please be prepared to pick up after Fido. OPTIONAL items are: trekking poles, sunscreen (lower section is shaded but upper is open and sunny), insect-repellent, and a snack. Please ALWAYS WATCH THE WEATHER and be prepared for a rain shower. Heavy, steady rains and/or a thunderstorm will automatically cancel the hike. Hike starts at 10:00 am and average 2 1/2 to 3 hours in duration, meeting at the Byrdcliffe Theater Parking Lot (380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road). $10 donation per person. Call 845.594.4863 or email peregrine8@hvc.rr.com for more information.

Psych Out!!! Closing Tour @ White Pines
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

On October 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm, artists in the outdoor exhibition PSYCH OUT!!! will take visitors on a tour of their work. The exhibition is on the grounds of White Pines, the Arts and Crafts home of Byrdcliffe’s founders Ralph and Jane Whitehead until 1929 and now part of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s artist-in-residence program.

The exhibition celebrates psychedelic art with its many manifestations, including its origins and profound influence on artists and their works over the course of the last fifty years. The exhibition is guest-curated by architect Alan Baer, who is a former member of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild exhibition committee. The exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival: “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” held August 15 to August 18, 1969.

Well-known painter and sculptor Isaac Abrams is a guest artist for the PSYCH OUT!!! exhibition. Other participating artists are: Leticia Bajuyo; Dorota Czerner, Russell Richardson, & Noah Creshevsky (team); Ujijji Davis; Nicole & Jon Goldman (team); Kate Hamilton; Pascal Knapp; Elizabeth Knowles & William Thielen (team); Ian Laughlin; Meg Brown Payson; Deliana Simeonova; Nadine Slowik; Naomi Teppich; Susan Togut; Kevin VanHentenryck; Gary Weisberg; and Ellen Wilkinson.

Isaac Abrams, whose New York City gallery Coda first exhibited psychedelic art in 1965, started making art in the psychedelic mode soon after the ground-breaking Coda exhibition. He and his body of work have been a focus of art historians ever since. Isaac is a self-taught pioneer who helped to define the movement itself. His unique style, incorporating imagery of dream-like and alternate states of reality, is the very embodiment of the core of psychedelic art. Abrams’s works have been exhibited at many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. While Abrams’s medium is primarily painting, he has also done sculptural works over the years. The specific works included in the PSYCH OUT!!! exhibition have never been shown before. On August 24, Abrams gave a public lecture in conversation with well-known critic Carlo McCormick, who writes for Art in America, Art News, Artforum, and more, at the Byrdcliffe Theater.

While primarily an exhibition of sculpture, curator Alan Baer encouraged participants to include media works. Four media artists, including a collaborative team, are in the exhibition, along with artists who work in metal, stone, fabric, wood, and landscape art.

The exhibition continues through November 3, 2019.

Exhibition curator Alan Baer is an architect with exhibition design experience who served on the exhibition committee of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild from 2006 to 2014. He helped to organize Guild events “Talking Tongues and other Organs” and “Linda Montano Endures as Bob Dylan on his 73rd Birthday.” He assisted curator Linda Weintraub with the exhibition Ahoy! Where Lies Henry Hudson? and curated Quick, Down & Dirty and The Sky is Falling! Baer also curated the Architects, Incognito, Anonymous exhibition at CAGE Gallery (Cincinnati Artists Group Effort). He maintains a private architectural practice in Kingston, NY.

Tour date and time: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location: the lawn of White Pines, Byrdcliffe: 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock NY 12498
Exhibition hours: sunrise to sunset daily.

Nov
22
Fri
Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Call to Artists // Submission Deadline @ Drop off at the Byrdcliffe Shop
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show……………………………….Everyone’s Favorite Little Show
December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020 with the Preview Party on Friday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498 | 845.679.2079 | woodstockguild.org

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Dear Artist,

You are invited to participate in the Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show — please make a small work for us!

The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts’ 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showcasing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. It’s such a success that we now get work from new artist friends from all over the country and even abroad! Works are exhibited anonymously, a fun way to give equal voice to all—so please only sign the back! 5 by 7 artworks are sold for $100 each. All of the contributing artists receive complimentary admission to the Preview Party (Friday, December 6), always a true Woodstock happening, with over 400 attendees. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe; by contributing a small work you help support our high-quality programming in the arts, including exhibitions and performances.

Every year we receive more and more work in sizes other than 5 by 7 (7 by 5 is great too). Unfortunately, we have to turn these away because…it’s called The 5 by 7 Show! Please make sure you follow all the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines:

–Work is due no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019, 5:00 PM
–Please limit the number of 5 by 7 works to two
–Artwork must be dry (and if framed, ready to hang). Wet paintings will not be accepted
–Final size must be 5 by 7 inches or 7 by 5 inches, including frame. Please do NOT put work in frames measuring 6 x 8, 8 x 10, etc. Most 5 by 7s are unframed canvas boards, available at our office
–ALL MEDIA ACCEPTED! 5 by 7 shadowboxes are great for jewelry
–Three-dimensional objects need to have a 5 by 7 base but can be any height up to 7 inches
–Works on paper do NOT need to be framed, but if you wish, we have a limited selection of black 5 x 7 frames; please come by the office if you would like one
–Please do NOT write your name on the front of the work. Write on the BACK only: your name, address, phone number, and email; also please indicate the top of your work
–Mail work: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (attn. 5 by 7 Show), 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
–Drop off work: Tues – Fri, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at 34 Tinker Street; or Thurs – Sun, 12:00 – 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street
–The Preview Party is Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Attendees can purchase a 5 by 7 before the gallery opens to the public at noon on Saturday, December 7
–The price of admission to the Preview Party is $10 (cash only at the door!) – free for this year’s 5 by 7 artists; sorry, artists’ partners and family members must pay…it’s a fundraiser! Free for children 12 or under
–Stay tuned for an announcement about an additional perk of the Preview Party!
–All work unsold by December 20, 2019 will be discounted to $50
–Participants under the age of 16 need to indicate their age on back of work
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like unsold work mailed to you after the show closes on January 5. Artists have until February 28, 2020 to pick up unsold work. Work left after that date will be discarded; we have reached our capacity to store unsold work.

If you want us to mail you a 5 by 7 canvas board (or two), please email or call us. You may also use your own equivalent-sized surface. Please make sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email on the back of your work so we may thank you properly and inform you of the purchaser in the event your work sells.

Your participation makes a real difference to us. We look forward to seeing your 5 by 7s this year!

With gratitude and best wishes,
The Staff and Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

5by7 show

Dec
14
Sat
Winter Solstice 2019 with Happy Traum & Friends @ Woodstock Playhouse
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019 with HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
On Saturday, December 14, 2019, 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 will be revealed in the coming months. Proceeds from the event support Byrdcliffe’s ongoing work as a center for the arts in the Hudson Valley.

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 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) – tickets will be on sale through the Woodstock Playhouse soon!

Jan
13
Mon
Dimensions Variable, 2020 Annual Members’ Show – Drop-off Day @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2020 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Dimensions Variable, which runs from January 16 to February 16, 2020. 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 Dimensions Variable Guidelines
Click here to download the Dimensions Variable Loan Agreement
Click here to download the Dimensions Variable Artwork Submission Label

Drop-off Date: Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 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

Dimensions Variable

Jan
18
Sat
Dimensions Variable, 2020 Annual Members’ Show – Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2020 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Dimensions Variable, which runs from January 16 to February 16, 2020. 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 Dimensions Variable Guidelines
Click here to download the Dimensions Variable Loan Agreement
Click here to download the Dimensions Variable Artwork Submission Label

Drop-off Date: Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 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

Dimensions Variable