Nineteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Call to Artists // Submission Deadline @ Drop off at the Byrdcliffe Shop
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nineteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show……………………………….Everyone’s Favorite Little Show
December 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019 with the Preview Party on Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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


Dear Artist,

You are invited to participate in Byrdcliffe’s Nineteenth 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 (December 7), 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 23, 2018, 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
–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. Derin Tanyol), 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 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm; attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a 5 by 7 before the gallery opens to the public at noon on Saturday, December 8
–The price of admission to the Preview Party is $10 – free for this year’s 5 by 7 artists; artists’ partners and family members must pay…it’s a fundraiser! Free for children 12 or under
–All work unsold by December 21, 2018 will be discounted to $50
–Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like unsold work mailed to you after the show closes on January 6. If you are local you will have until February 28, 2019 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,
Derin Tanyol
Director of Exhibitions and Programs

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Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Annie-hannah Mancini @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for print and diverse 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 engaging mixed media works, such as her handmade blank journal books, small book ornaments, chapbooks with original poetry, some pop-up books…and many other affordable items for the holidays.

Annie-hannah’s work reflects an aura of spontaneity; a progressive exploration of diverse media including book and paper making, hand pulled prints and poster designs, traditional, alternative and digital photographic imagery, video, and music compositions.

The Annie-hannah Spotlight will focus on her handmade blank journals (of all shapes and sizes!), hanging book ornaments for the holidays and two of her in-house, handmade chapbooks of original poetry: “Ohayo Mt. Road: Poems and Music from the Ancient and Sacred”, a work in word and music inspired by her mountain top living and environment; “The Hudson: Poems and Music for a Friend”, a thirty-year journey of reflections and images while walking a small segment of the Hudson in West Park, NY. This work is also accompanied by a CD of original instrumental music.

And for those who want to explore handmade bookmaking for themselves, Annie-hannah will display two master class instructional publications that have influenced her bookmaking. Both books can be ordered at The Golden Notebook (across the street from the Byrdcliffe Shop).

Artist’s Statement:
Ultimately, my works are visual short stories cultivated from an informed intuition that conveys to the viewer a type of universal language that offers both a provocative and engaging essay. Integrating art, music and meditation strengthens my creativity, balances my life, and provides for me a deeper sense of The Creator and my place in Creation.

Annie-hannah Mancini

Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Miriam Bisceglia @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for the wonderful textile designer Miriam Bisceglia this holiday season on Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Miriam’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 textile creations.

Miriam Bisceglia, a painter and printmaker, is a resident of Woodstock and teaches textile design at William Paterson University in New Jersey. She studied art and textiles at New York University and FIT, and earned an MFA at William Paterson in Painting and Printmaking. Her current work includes hand dyed silk accessories that dazzle with unexpected color and shape schemes. Miriam uses line and color to explore abstract images. As an artist, she works from an emotional perspective to discover an automatic writing. For Miriam, creating art is like a ritual. The ritual can be just as important as the final image. Experimentation with a variety of mediums and techniques are an important part of her process. When she creates art, she empathizes with her subject matter and finds herself observing from a different plane, a place that activates her senses from her own perspective. On December 1, Miriam will be in the shop from 12 until 6 pm. During that time, she will demonstrate several different techniques, exploring the process of surface design on fabric.

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Woodstock Open House @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For this year’s annual WCCA Holiday Open House, the town’s streets will be transformed into Woodstock Land, an afternoon of events and activities for children.

A Day for children of all ages:
Costumed Characters throughout the Town
Interactive activities
Santa for children to visit and for parents to take pictures
Mrs. Claus for kids’ face painting
A gift for all children who see Santa
A bonfire for making smores
An “ugly sweater” contest (adults can enter too)
Lots of other entertainment

At Byrdclife’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, there will be snacks, hot cocoa, and craft projects. The Woodstock School of Art will have a table in the KJ for abstract sculpture making.

Nineteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Preview Party @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every year the 5 by 7 Show, with this year’s Preview Party on Friday December 7, brings in hundreds of artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond, who donate artwork to be sold for $100 each. The 5 x 7 artworks are exhibited anonymously at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts: buyers buy for the pure love of an artwork rather than its perceived monetary value, and emerging artists are discovered. Of course if the purchased artwork is by one of the Hudson Valley’s art-world celebrities who regularly participate—Milton Glaser, Portia Munson, the Starn Twins, Joan Snyder—then that buyer has made an excellent investment! Every year the number of artworks donated and people crammed into the K/J’s high-energy 5 by 7 Show Preview Party goes higher and higher, demonstrating wide support for Byrdcliffe’s programming in exhibitions, artists’ residencies, classes, and more. Artwork purchased from the 5 by 7 show can be taken home as of Friday, December 21.

The 2018 Annual 5 by 7 Show is proudly sponsored by event sponsors ARTSYSTEMS and Karen and Les Walker. The food at the Preview Party will this year be provided by Stone Soup Food Company.

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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: Monday/Thursday/Friday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Virginia Piazza @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for the exceptional ceramic artist Virginia Piazza this holiday season on Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Virginia’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 elegant ceramic works.

Like most potters, Virginia Piazza was beguiled by clay right from the start. She had enjoyed drawing, watercolor, printmaking and various textile processes in the past, but clay was her material! She loved that clay could be many things – its qualities are very subtle, unlike some other materials. Viginia has experimented over the years – working in different ways including tile, figure sculpture and vessels, and functional ware, and has tried out many different firing techniques. For the past 20 years her work has centered on functional ware, mostly porcelain, in a limited glaze palette. Virginia has mostly focused on simple surfaces, using one or two harmonizing glazes. (Recently she has returned to embellishing some of her wares with wax-resist designs, sgraffito, and inlay.) What remains constant is her hope that the work will continue to speak to the user and to find a special place in everyday life. Virginia has worked from a studio in her home in Beacon, NY since 2001. Prior to that, she lived in Brooklyn, and maintained studios in communal workshops in the Gowanus and Williamsburg areas. Virginia has taught ceramics at various places in Manhattan, including the Crafts’ Students League (YWCA), the 92nd Y, Chambers Pottery, the Clay Art Center, Port Chester, and the Garrison Art Center. Her work was included in BEST OF POTTERY, Quarry Books and 500 TEAPOTS, Lark Books.

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Winter Solstice 2018 @ Woodstock Playhouse
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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 line-up includes Cindy Cashdollar, Zach Djanikian, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Geoff Muldaur, Eugene Ruffolo, John Sebastian, Happy Traum and more to 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!