Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program – 2017 Application
Mar 10 all-day

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe’s 2017 Artist in Residence Program application is open now. The deadline for submitting the 2017 AIR application is March 10, 2017. Read more

Click here to apply online for the 2017 Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program!!

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Location: Villetta Inn and Eastover, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY

Free Workshop for Artists @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ink on Paper: The ABCs of Arts Management for Artists, with Jeremy Adams and Derin Tanyol of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Writing artists’ statements, finances and tax information for artists, and other elements of managing the business aspects of your art career.

Friday, March 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

free artist workshop
Jeremy Adams photo credit: Dion Ogust.

Marc Black: The History of the 1950s and 60s through Popular Song @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black for a musical and visual tour through these two historically defining decades. You’ll sing along with classics like “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the 1967 Top 40 hit, “Happy,” by Marc’s group The Blades of Grass. Marc will also perform tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. This multi-media program also features a slide show providing a visual timeline of music history.

Concert Date and Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Tickets: will be available for purchase online soon!

marc black
Photo credit: Doug Goodman.

The Ritual of Construction – Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Ritual of Construction is a group exhibition of artists working in a variety of media, using units of geometric origin to make their work. The conceptual underpinning of the show is in part based on what Roberto Calasso, a theorist who studies ritual and myth, has described as meticulously enacted activities of construction and deconstruction whose meaning, in the end, remains unintelligible to all but the practitioner. “How,” writes Calasso, “can we know something that doesn’t want to let itself be known? In only one way: by becoming to some extent, the thing itself.”

Curator Jeanette Fintz has asked the participating artists to examine their own motives for constructing with geometry and to play their own process off the central gathering concept of this show: construction from repetitive units as a form of ritual. In addition to artwork that has its foundation in geometric pattern will be work by several artists who use intuitive repetitive processes of accretion of parts that are more subjectively derived. Fintz notes that “the methodical process of doing this work is a meditation on fragmentation and oneness. . . a metaphor for the individual’s capacity to transform, taking place in the context of a great unifying web that is satisfying both on an aesthetic and a spiritual level.”

The artists in the show are: Laura Battle, Emily Berger, Benigna Chilla, Susan Spencer Crowe, Ann Feitelson, Ann Francey, Lisa Hoke, Mona Mark, Altoon Sultan, and Stephen Westfall.

About the curator:
Jeanette Fintz is a painter, art educator, art writer, and independent curator. She is the recipient of the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award for painting, the NYFA Fellowship for Works on Paper, the E.D. Foundation Award for painting, and many other prestigious awards. Ms. Fintz is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony for the Arts, NH, the Millay Colony for the Arts, NY. She is an alumna of the Skowhegan School, Boston University SFA, the New York Studio School and Queens College. She has taught at SUNY, Purchase and at Parsons, the New School for Design. She is a founding faculty member of a Parsons affiliate school, CENFAD in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Jeanette Fintz will have a solo show at Fox Gallery, New York, in the fall of 2017, concurrent with the publication of a comprehensive book on her work. For more information, visit

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Awards Dinner @ Venue TBD
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Awards Dinner honoring Rich Conti, Kate Pierson, and Manny Bromberg.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Details to follow!

Heather Masse and Roswell Rudd @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand, vocalist Heather Masse and world-class jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd perform at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, on Saturday July 22, 2017. Masse and Rudd released the album AUGUST LOVE SONG in 2016, a mix of standards and originals which Michael Bailey of All About Jazz calls “music that makes you wish you could live forever just to hear more of it.”

Called “one of jazz’s greatest trombonists” by the Wall Street Journal, Roswell Rudd is famous for his combination of jazz and world music and his groundbreaking collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, and Steve Lacy. Singer/songwriter Heather Masse is a great interpreter of songs, and combines this with a wide range of sonic resources. Masse is a regularly featured guest on Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” and a member of the Wailin’ Jennys. Masse recorded a duo CD with Dick Hyman and is the vocalist on Funky Little Sweet Thing with John Medeski, Matthew Finck, Ira Coleman, Roswell Rudd, and T Xiques.

Also performing are Rolf Sturm, guitars, and Mark Helias, bass.

heather masse and roswell rudd