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

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Nov
23
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Virginia Piazza @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Byrdcliffe will be holding an ARTIST SPOTLIGHT for the exceptional ceramic artist Virginia Piazza this holiday season on Saturday, November 23, noon 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.

Virginia Piazza has been a studio potter in the Hudson Valley (in Beacon) since 2001. She taught ceramics for over 20 years in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley (at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, and the Garrison Art Center). Virginia earned a BFA in ceramics in 1990, from the Kansas City Art Institute. Working out of a small home studio, she produces functional ceramics for the serving of food and the presentation of flowers in subtle colors. Her work is influenced by Scandinavian design and minimalism, as well as traditional Asian and European pottery forms. All of Virginia’s pottery starts with raw clay formed by hand on a pottery wheel or with simple tools. No molds of any kind are used. She uses a porcelain clay and mixes all her own glazes-which are food safe and non-toxic. All wares are microwave safe and dishwasher friendly. Virginia works in series, producing a small quantity of similar forms. All work is fired twice-first firing reaches 1800F, producing a fragile porous bisque. The pots are dipped in buckets of glaze, then fired a second time to 2200F. The firings run 9-12 hours; the kiln then cools for about 24 hours. Her forms include an array of cups and bowls, pitchers, teapots, vases, and plates.

virginia piazza

Dec
6
Fri
Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Preview Party @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ANNUAL “5 by 7” SHOW – HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
In its twentieth year, Byrdcliffe’s annual 5 by 7 Show will be on view from December 7 through January 5, 2020. This year’s Preview Party is on Friday December 6; doors open at 5:00 pm, though crowds are known to start lining up early in the afternoon in order to have the first shot at the best artworks on view. Every year the 5 by 7 Show brings in hundreds of artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond, who donate artwork to be sold for $100 each. The 5 by 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, Donald Elder, Henrietta Mantooth, Portia Munson, 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 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 20.

At this year’s 5 by 7 show Preview Party on December 6, Byrdcliffe will be raffling off 2 VIP tickets to hear the legendary Eric Andersen (guitar, vocals) featuring Scarlet Rivera (violin, vocals) at the Kleinert/James on January 17. Raffle winners will get front row seats at the concert and join the artists in a meet-and-greet.

The 2019 Annual 5 by 7 Show is proudly sponsored by ARTSYSTEMS and Karen and Les Walker. The food at the Preview Party will this year be provided by Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go.

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Submission Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
– Entrance to the Preview Party is $10 CASH ONLY at the door; free for artists participating in this year’s exhibition
– Eric Andersen/Scarlet Rivera raffle tickets: 5 tickets for $5 or 25 tickets for $20
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends), or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

5 by 7 show

Dec
14
Sat
Byrdcliffe Artist Spotlight – Miriam Bisceglia @ The Byrdcliffe Shop
Dec 14 @ 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 14, 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 unique 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.

Miriam Bisceglia

20th Annual Winter Solstice 2019 with Happy Traum & Friends @ Woodstock Playhouse
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

20th ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE 2019 with HAPPY TRAUM & FRIENDS
On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Byrdcliffe’s Annual Winter Solstice Concert–in its twentieth year!–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 Happy Traum, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Colow, Zach Djanikian, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Eric Parker, Eugene Ruffolo, John Sebastian, and some special guests performing with Traum: a versatile, entertaining, and culturally edified musician who has been making records for over 50 years! 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 $4 handling charge) – please purchase your tickets online now!

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, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 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
17
Fri
Eric Andersen featuring Scarlet Rivera @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Friday January 17, legendary singer-songwriter Eric Andersen will perform at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, accompanied by virtuoso violinist Scarlet Rivera. Called “a great ballad singer and writer” by Bob Dylan, Andersen has over the past fifty years toured the world and released more than thirty CDs of original music. Andersen’s most famous songs include “Violets of Dawn” and “Thirsty Boots,” with potent lyrics that reveal his literary devotion to the likes of Dostoevsky, Rimbaud, and Kerouac. These songs and more have been covered by artists including Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Peter, Paul & Mary, and more. Andersen has also co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.

Date and Time: Friday January 17, 2020 / 8pm (doors open 7:30)
Location: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St., Woodstock NY 12498
Ticket Price: $23 nonmembers / $20 members; $75 for VIP tickets (front row seat and meet-and-greet with the artists)
Buy tickets online or by calling 845.679.2079
Tickets also available by raffle at the 5 by 7 Preview Party: Friday, December 6, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

“I get labeled as a folk singer,” Andersen says in the documentary The Songpoet (Toward Castle Films, 2019), “I prefer not being called one, because that’s not really what I do.” For those of us not actually inside Andersen’s head, this might be a hard one to figure out: his melodies and melodious voice, his guitar and harmonica, and his heartfelt high-poetry lyrics speak immediately to the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene. Andersen was one of the original players of that scene along with Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton, whom he credits for discovering him in 1963. After recording albums Today is the Highway and ‘Bout Changes and Things, Andersen was briefly managed by Brian Epstein of Beatles fame, who died unexpectedly in 1967. In 1970, Andersen played the famous “Festival Express,” the trans-Canadian train tour that included Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Band, and more. Andersen was a resident of Woodstock, New York, between 1975 and 1983.

Performing with Andersen at the Kleinert/James is Scarlet Rivera, one of the most sought-after violinists in the history of folk, rock, and pop music. Rivera has recorded with Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Keb ‘Mo, David Johansen, and more. Her work is featured on several Dylan albums, including every track of Desire (1976). She participated in Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review. Rivera has fifteen albums to her credit and has performed in the US, Europe and Asia at such events as the Montreux Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and others.

Today Eric Andersen’s performances include his early classics like “Thirsty Boots” as well as new material from his recent album projects inspired by writers Albert Camus and Lord Byron. In 2018 Sony/Legacy Recordings released a two-CD set, The Essential Eric Andersen, recorded from 1964–2006 and including rare and unreleased recordings featuring Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Rick Danko, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Leon Russell, and Richard Thompson.

Two VIP tickets to Eric Andersen featuring Scarlet Rivera will be raffled off at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 20th Annual 5 by 7 Show Preview Party on December 6, 2019 at the Kleinert/James. Raffle tickets are $5 for 5 tickets, or $20 for 25 tickets and support ongoing programming at Byrdcliffe including exhibitions and musical performances. VIP tickets are for front-row seats and include a private meet-and-greet with the artists.

Eric Andersen & Scarlet Rivera
Photo credit: photo of Eric Andersen by Paolo Brillo.

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, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 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