The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites its member artists to participate in its 2018 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Salon Style, which runs from February 9 to April 1, 2018. The show is open to all current members. A Curator’s Choice award in the amount of $100, plus the opportunity to represent Byrdcliffe in Family of Woodstock’s Annual Guitar Sculpture Exhibition, will be presented to one artist chosen by the Exhibition Committee. The opening reception and Open Mic Night tradition, now in its fourth year, are lively community events that accompany the show.
Exhibition Dates: February 9 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Open Mic Night: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 pm, emceed by Sabrina Asch
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, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marking the start of another year of excellence in the arts, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild announces its annual Members’ Show for 2018, called Salon Style. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. This non-juried exhibition gives voice and opportunity to the many artists among the organization’s over 600 members. The exhibition 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. Following the Arts and Crafts tradition at the root of Byrdcliffe’s historical identity, members also work in textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and wood. Member submissions are due on Tuesday February 6, with guidelines available online. Artists have the opportunity to submit one or two works to what is always a large show with high visitor numbers despite winter climes.
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 Curator’s Choice award of $100 will be awarded at the reception. The artist chosen for this award will also be given the opportunity to represent the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Family of Woodstock’s annual Guitar Sculpture Exhibition.
At 8:00 pm on March 3, as part of the exhibition, Byrdcliffe’s Fourth Annual Open Mic Night will give the organization’s members the opportunity to flaunt their talents beyond the visual. 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 any who’d like to play. Participation is open to the first 15 performers who sign up; there will be a waiting list for additional people if time permits. The first 15 slots will be reserved for Byrdcliffe members, but other members of the community are encouraged to come.
The lively, spirited photographer and deejay Sabrina Asch, one of Byrdcliffe’s artist residents who lives at the historic art colony, will emcee the event. Admission is free and open to the public.