The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites all Byrdcliffe members to participate in its 2015 Annual Members’ Show, this year called “re: Member”. The show is open to all current members. A “Best in Show” award in the amount of $100 will be presented for one work chosen by the Exhibition Committee. Curated by the Byrdcliffe Exhibition Committee.
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 22, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 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 Tuesday through Thursday
On the heels of its most successful 5 by 7 Show yet, Byrdcliffe announces its annual members’ exhibition for 2015, called re: Member. The opening reception is on Saturday, January 17 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. This non-juried exhibition gives voice and opportunity to the many artists among the organization’s more than 550 members. re: Member will feature the work of both well-known and emerging artists, in an array of media from the traditional to the experimental: painters and printmakers, sculptors and installation artists, photographers, digital artists, and multiple permutations along the way. Byrdcliffe’s membership includes artists who fearlessly delve into new territory. Following the Arts and Crafts tradition at the root of Byrdcliffe’s historical identity, members also work in textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and wood. Submissions are due on Tuesday, January 13, with guidelines available at http://www.woodstockguild.org/exhibitions. Approximately 150 works of art are anticipated; artists have the opportunity to submit one or two works.
Every year, the members’ show at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts reflects the long-standing interdisciplinary mission set forth by Byrdcliffe’s founders in 1902. Like its Artist in Residence Program, Byrdcliffe’s annual members’ show demonstrates the sustainability of Jane and Ralph Whitehead’s multi-disciplined model that welcomed artists and craftspeople to work collaboratively and without restrictions. A Best in Show prize of $100 will be awarded at the reception.
Immediately following the reception on January 17, an open mic night will give Byrdcliffe’s membership additional opportunity to flaunt its talents. Singers, poets, banjo-players, comedians, story-tellers, actors, pontificators, and variants thereof are invited to take the mic. The Kleinert/James’ historic Steinway B will be rolled out for all who’d like to tickle its ivories. Admission is free and open to the public.