Apr
6
Sat
Relief: Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence 2018 – Panel Discussion and Opening Reception @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Saturday, April 6, the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts will celebrate the love and labor of 2018 Artists-in-Residence with visual art, music, panel talks, an opening reception, and readings by resident writers as part of the exhibition Relief: Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence 2018, on view through May 12. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue.

Relief features painting, ceramics, photography, video, installation, sound, and fabric art; poetry, playwriting and fiction; and music composition. Co-Curators James Adelman and Oscar Buitrago reflect on the enchanting energy of the mountain landscape, highlighting the eclectic talent of the creatives who found themselves enveloped by the rustic, tree-filled realm of Byrdcliffe, where nighttime visions of street lights are replaced with moon glow and fireflies.

Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program welcomes over 80 artists annually for full-year, 5-month, or 4-week residencies to live and work in Byrdcliffe’s historic 250-acre mountain landscape. Artists are given the freedom to practice within a creative community and participate in optional programming such as studio visits, work-shares, field trips, and open studios.

Participating artists in all media: Tina Barry, Andrés Cano, Jeanne Ciravolo, Elizabeth Clark, Lucille Colin, Anne Margaret Daniel, Madeline Donahue, William Eaton, Jomarie Figueroa, Joby Fox, Auguste Garufi, Elissa Gore, Kevin Kao, Christopher Law, Erika McCarthy, Alyssa McClenaghan, Anne Arden McDonald, Emily Marie Miller, Peter Makela and Taraneh Mosadegh, Elizabeth Primamore, Naimar Ramirez, Sa’dia Rehman, Joan Reutershan, Oviany Rojas, Maya Strauss, Gavin Tougher, Allison Wade, Hanna Washburn, and b.h. Yael.

James Adelman is a visual artist and Manager of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program. James’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and abroad in venues such as The Museum of Ice Cream, Sotheby’s, The Lodge Gallery, Mark Miller Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery, Denise Bibro Gallery, Shanghai University, and The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. He has served as the sole assistant to Gagosian artist and mentor Mark Tansey, maintained a freelance art-handling business in New York City working with galleries, museums, and collectors, and assisted artists Inka Essenhigh and Bernardo Siciliano with graduate teaching. Prior to coming on staff at Byrdcliffe, James served as Lead Preparator for Flowers Gallery and Field Services Specialist for Crozier Fine Arts.

Oscar Buitrago is the Director of Business Development for the global Mergers & Acquisitions group at White & Case LLP and also sits on the firm’s Art Committee. In 2016, he was named to the M&A Advisor’s list of 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Business Development and Marketing for the Mergers & Acquisitions industry. Oscar received his B.A. in Art History and B.A in Classics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and was awarded the Donat Fellowship for the advanced study of archaeology and the Phi Kappa Fellowship for advanced international studies.

Oscar first came to Woodstock in 1997. He serves on the Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and is a member of Byrdcliffe’s Exhibition, Development, and Nominating and Governance Committees. Oscar also serves on the Board of the Woodstock Artists Cemetery. In April 2018, Oscar curated the exhibition In The AiR: Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence 2017, at WBG’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. In August 2017, he co-curated the exhibition Drawing Sound at the Kleinert/James.

The opening reception for Relief: Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence 2018 will be preceded by an informal panel discussion with the artists and curators at 3:00 pm. The discussion will be followed by a reception and readings by Byrdcliffe’s writers-in-residence from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. All events are free to the public.

Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program receives significant funding from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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

In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved his family into a new apartment in Brooklyn’s Beach Haven. His new landlord was none other than Fred Trump, father of the current United States president. Over 60 years later, Donald Trump would proclaim on the campaign trail: “My legacy is my father’s legacy.” It was, among other things, a legacy of corruption and race-hatred. Woody Guthrie soon found this out. In 2014, musician and professor Will Kaufman discovered, buried in the archives, Guthrie’s previously unpublished song lyrics and other writings condemning Fred Trump’s racism. He has turned these discoveries into a music and spoken-word presentation, Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump,” bringing to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. Against the backdrop of Guthrie’s racial awakening and emergent activism, Kaufman introduces such previously unheard songs as “Trump Made a Tramp Out of Me” and “Beach Haven Ain’t My Home,” along with a host of other Guthrie songs about racial injustice and struggle.

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and Professor of American Studies Will Kaufman is recognized as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. He is the author of Woody Guthrie, American Radical (University of Illinois Press, 2011), Woody Guthrie’s Modern World Blues (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017), and Mapping Woody Guthrie (forthcoming 2019). Will has toured Europe and the United States with a pair of live musical documentaries – “Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travellin'” and “Woody Guthrie: The Long Road to Peekskill” – which he has performed at such high-profile showcases as the Glastonbury Festival, the Bath International Music Festival, the Whitby Folk Festival, and the Chester Literature Festival, as well as hundreds of music venues on both sides of the Atlantic. His Guthrie presentations have attracted the public praise of eminent musical figures such as Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Ry Cooder, Ralph McTell, Martin Carthy and Christy Moore. For more information, see willkaufman.com.

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

2019 BYRDCLIFFE CABARET & FASHION SHOW AT THE BYRDCLIFFE BARN

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild welcomes Spring to the Colony with an explosive evening of music, art, performance, and fabulous fashion.

Don’t miss the Woodstock Cabaret & Fashion Show, the event everyone was talking about is back for more!

Welcome back Chris Wells, the Obie award-winning writer, actor and community leader, as well as the founding artistic director of the much-lauded ArtChurch, The Secret City who will lead our evening event. Expect a new level of fun, playfulness and excitement, all in support of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

The 2019 Byrdcliffe Cabaret & Fashion Show will star many of our talented local performers as well as some delightful newcomers to swish and shimmy their way down the catwalk. We are once again showing off fabulous fashion from regional merchants and talented designers. The event will include delicious food, prosecco, and wines. There will be a tempting assortment of unique and appealing items offered during our silent auction. Proceeds from our Silent Auction will help Byrdcliffe’s Artist in Residence Program, which is a tremendous opportunity for visual artists, writers, playwrights, and music composers to discover and hone their talents.

This event is not to be missed! Tickets are $65 ($75 at the door, if the event is not sold out!)buy your tickets online now!

May
11
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Chorthip Lagnese @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for jewelry designer Chorthip Lagnese on Saturday, May 11, 12:00 to 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop on 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY. The Artist Spotlight will focus on Chorthip’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 and timeless jewelry items.

Chorthip Lagnese is a former Tiffany&Co. jewelry designer and the recipient of several international design awards. Originally from Thailand, Chorthip’s training was in Industrial Design from the Silpakorn University in Thailand, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and the Uno A Erre, in Arrezzo, Italy. She moved to New York City to study and work in the jewelry fabrication business and spent four successful years at Tiffany’s where she was one of the key designers on the Frank Gehry Jewelry collection.

Since the launch of her own jewelry line in June 2009, under her name “Chorthip”, she has created several innovative jewelry collections, including: Infinity, Rain, Pebble, Spiral, Nugget, Wave, Knot, and Helix. Chorthip draws her inspiration from her strong cultural background in which nature plays a major role. Her jewelry proves to be timeless and has been called “where modern meets classic and elegant”. Chorthip works in her studio in the town of Woodstock, NY most days but you can find her on weekends practicing yoga, and chasing after her two young boys.

Chorthip has been selected as one of 24 out of 250 applicants for the FIT Design Entrepreneurs 2019 contest. You can read about it here!

Chorthip Lagnese

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!