exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild – Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, mounts exhibitions and organizes events that honor both the cultural legacy established by the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in 1902 and its contemporary artistic endeavors. Beyond spotlighting Byrdcliffe’s utopian crafts tradition, the K/J’s program features regional, national, and international artists; fine art and functional crafts; historical traditions and cutting-edge experiments; and two, three, and four dimensional artworks.

All exhibitions, opening receptions, and gallery talks are free and open to the public.

Byrdcliffe’s Exhibition Committee:
Osi Audu, Laura Battle, Byron Bell, Tina Bromberg, Oscar Buitrago, Jen Dragon, Paula Lalala, Douglas Milford, Portia Munson, Julia Santos Solomon, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Katharine Umsted, Linda Weintraub, and Sylvia Leonard Wolf (chair). Matthew T. Leaycraft (member Emeritus).

Exhibition programming at Byrdcliffe is dependent on private and corporate sponsors. Contributions at all levels are encouraged, with the following incentives:
$250 and above: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on all printed materials associated with the exhibition to which you have contributed, as well as on our website
$100-$249: You or your company will be named as a sponsor on our website
$20-$99: You or your company will receive an acknowledgement on the exhibition checklist.

GALLERY HOURS:

January-April
Friday-Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm

May-June & September-November
Thursday-Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Open Memorial Day and Labor Day from 12:00 – 6:00 pm

July-August & December
Mon/Thurs/Fri: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Sat/Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

2019 CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

PETE MAUNEY: NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS
Solo show of photographs of highly engineered patterns of light generated both by fireflies and swarms of airplanes, combined with starscapes in the night sky over still landscapes. Read more

Curated by Tina Bromberg and Doug Milford. Exhibition proudly sponsored by ANATOLI Jewelry LLC, Woodstock NY.

Exhibition Dates: July 5 – September 8, 2019
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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

Pete Mauney
Top left: Untitled (fireflies), 2017. Archival inkjet print; top right: Newark International Outbound Traffic, 2018. Archival inkjet print; bottom left: Denver International Outbound Traffic, Runway 8/16, 2018. Archival inkjet print; bottom right: Tim Swimming (from About a Mile). Archival inkjet print.


PSYCH OUT!!!
A group show of psychedelic outdoor sculpture on the grounds of White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Read more

Participating artists: Isaac Abrams (guest artist); Leticia Bajuyo; Dorota Czerner, Russell Richardson, & Noah Creshevsky (team); Ujijji Davis; Jon and Nicole Goldman; Kate Hamilton; Pascal Knapp; Elizabeth Knowles & William Thielen (team); Ian Laughlin; Meg Brown Payson; Deliana Simeonova; Nadine Slowik; Naomi Teppich; Susan Togut; Kevin VanHentenryck; Gary Weisberg; and Ellen Wilkinson.

Curated by Alan Baer.

Exhibition Dates: July 13 – November 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 3:00 – 7:00 pm with artists’ talks at 5:00 pm
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Exhibition Hours: Open during daylight hours

Psych Out!!!
Left: Naomi Teppich, Zebra Cactus, 2014; right: Ian Laughlin, Water Body, 2019.


WOODSTOCK COLLECTS
Multi-venue exhibition at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Woodstock School of Art, and the Historical Society of Woodstock featuring Woodstock art sourced from regional private collections.

Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 13, 2019 (on October 13 the gallery will host an auction for the Family of Woodstock Hotline)
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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


UP NEXT
Generations of artists have moved to the Hudson Valley seeking inspiration, space to spread out, and a creative community. This show will focus on a selection of 10-12 artists in their 30s who have relocated to this fertile area within the last few years. The exhibition will include recent works in a variety of media. Participating artists include Eric Ehrnschwender, Jessica Gaddis, Isabel Mallet, Charlie Smith, and others to be announced.

Curated by Arlene Shechet.

Exhibition Dates: October 18 – December 1, 2019
Artists’ Talks: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: October/November hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; December hours are 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


TWENTIETH ANNUAL “5 by 7” SHOW – HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 20th Annual 5 by 7 Show launches Friday, December 6, with a catered champagne reception and preview party at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, one of the most exciting art events happening in Woodstock each holiday season. All work submitted is restricted to 5 inches by 7 inches in size and is exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe, and by contributing and/or purchasing a small work you will help support our arts programming, including exhibitions and performances.

Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
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



2019 PAST EXHIBITIONS

LABYRINTHS OF THE MIND
Many artists today are withdrawing from the digital, media, and public fray within which we live to make their art out of their own mind experience. By “mind,” one means here the artist’s own cognition, thoughts, feelings, and creative moments, a stream of art consciousness, so to speak. This inner focus emerges from our ongoing modern psychologizing and our sense of the individual self, but also increasingly signals an awareness of the bedrock of mind in the neuro-structure, dynamics, and spaces of the brain. Some artists look directly to these neuroscience forms as subject and metaphor for their art; others have, at times, been directly or indirectly affected by them. All of the artists in this show create networks of visual events, dynamically interacting across open spaces–a stream of images, markings, bits of nature, and sometimes scientific imaging–all against the vast spaces of a mind experience–surely an analogy for the way our mind/brain structures meaning out of disparate bits of information stored in various locations. A few artists penetrate to the unnamed space within which all this occurs for a place of contemplation. Read more

The artists in the show are: Nancy Azara, Fred Crull, Greg A. Dunn, Jane Fine, Owen Gray, Nene Humphrey, Suejin Jo, Zachary Keeting, Ellen K. Levy, Sam Messenger, Paula Overbay, Pema Rinzin, David Scher, Barbara Takenaga, Dannielle Tegeder, and Sarah Walker.

Curated by Sara Lynn Henry.

Exhibition Dates: May 17 – June 30, 2019
Processes of Mind and Art, a dialogue with the artists and curator: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Labyrinths of the Mind
Top left: Pema Rinzin, Peace Booom, 2015. Ground mineral pigments, gold, natural dye, gold and copper leaf, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 58″; bottom left: Greg A. Dunn, Cortical Columns, n.d. Limited edition giclée print on glossy metallic paper, 30 x 40”; right: Sarah Walker, Headquarters, 2018. Acrylic on panel, 38 x 36″


THE HAIKU BOX PROJECT
Starting September 29, 2018, visitors to the Byrdcliffe Art Colony will be able to explore the grounds in search of artist-made haiku boxes installed along the wooded mountainside. The Japanese tradition of the haiku, short-form poems consisting of stanzas of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, is most famously exemplified by the seventeenth-century poet Bashō; haiku boxes, where passersby have the opportunity to write a haiku and drop it into the box, can be found at various historic sites around Japan. The installation at Byrdcliffe will include a very basic box locator map, but one of the objectives of the project is to allow visitors a sense of discovery: the luxury of taking the time to find the boxes and consider leaving an anonymous haiku, thought, prayer, or secret inside the box.

Each box design, commissioned from artists from across the country, incorporates a paper and pencil for visitors to write their haiku. The boxes will be in place from September 2018 through June 2019.

Participating artists: Colin Chase, Stuart Farmery & Robin McKay, Michael Houser, Linda King, Alyssa McClenaghan, Mad Monk, Don Porcaro, Debra Priestly, Christina Tenaglia, Marie Vickerilla, and Hanne Gravesen Vorkapich. The project is organized by Melinda Stickney-Gibson, a visual artist who serves on the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Exhibition Committee.

The Haiku Box Project will be open starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday September 29, concurrent with Byrdcliffe’s fourth seasonal Artists-in-Residence Open Studio at the Villetta Inn and demonstrations in its ceramics and jewelry studios. The afternoon concludes with a performance at the Byrdcliffe Barn by classical pianist Simon Mulligan.

Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2018 through June 2019
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
Hours: Open during daylight hours

Haiku Box Project
Left: Hanne Gravesen Vorkapich, 2018, recycled materials (melted plastic, iron, empty wasps nest, bark). 16″ x 10″ x 9″; middle: Don Porcaro, 2018, stone, brass, and steel hook. 10.5″ x 9″ x 7.5″; right: Marie Vickerilla, 2018, wood, vellum, plexiglass, and rope. 14″ x 10″ x 2½”


RELIEF: BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 2018
Exhibition celebrating the love and labor of 2018 Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence with visual art, music, panel talks, an opening reception, and readings by resident writers, on view through May 12. The show 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, nighttime visions of street lights replaced with moon glow and fireflies. Read more

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.

Exhibition Dates: April 5 – May 12, 2019
Panel Discussion with artists and curators: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Opening Reception, musical performance, and readings: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: April hours are Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; May hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Relief: Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence 2018
Top left: Andrés Cano, The Shape of Gravity. Wood, 35 x 32 x 30 inches; top right: Kevin Kao, Pris. Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, 11 x 7 x 6 inches; bottom left: Hanna Washburn, Soft corner. Clothing, polyfill, and acrylic, 22 x 38 inches; bottom right: Oviany Rojas, Victory, No Real Win. BK. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.


UNTITLED (MEMBERS’ SHOW), 2019
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2019 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019, which runs from February 2 to March 24, 2019. 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 Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Guidelines
Click here to download the Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Loan Agreement
Click here to download the Untitled (Members’ Show), 2019 Artwork Submission Labels

Drop-off Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 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

Untitled



     

All 2019 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by ARTS MID-HUDSON.