SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS
Selection of work for Byrdcliffe’s two exhibition venues is made by a curator who has had a proposal approved by the Exhibition Committee. The curator may be an Exhibition Committee member or an outside guest. We accept curatorial submissions, reviewed periodically by the committee, for complete shows. We do not review the work of individual artists.
Byrdcliffe’s Exhibition Committee as of March 2016 is:
Byron Bell, Tina Bromberg, Oscar Buitrago, Paula Lalala, Ken Landauer, Katharine McKenna, Douglas Milford, Portia Munson, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Katharine Umsted, Linda Weintraub, and Sylvia Leonard Wolf (chair). Matthew T. Leaycraft (member Emeritus).
Proposals in a broad range of media are encouraged and should present work that engages questions of theoretical and critical relevance to contemporary artistic practice. Byrdcliffe presents one exhibition of historical art per year.
Curators of proposed exhibitions must fill out the downloadable proposal form and submit it with a resume/cv, and 10-15 images related to the proposed exhibition, to the address at the top of the form.
EXHIBITION VENUES: SPECIFICATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts // 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock
The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts hosts an average of 8 exhibitions per year, including a member show and our annual 5 by 7 show. The K/J comprises approximately 130 linear feet, which includes a stage elevated 3 stairs above the main gallery area. Exhibitions in the K/J are subject to the following size restrictions:
1. Any free-standing sculpture or other three-dimensional artwork must weigh less than 30 pounds and have a diameter of no more than 4 feet at its widest point.
2. Any free-standing sculpture or other three-dimensional artwork must be able to be easily moved by one person of average strength with no risk to the artwork itself, to other artworks, or to walls, floors, furnishings, or other possessions of the K/J.
3. No single exhibition can include more than 6 free-standing sculptures or other three-dimensional artwork of dimensions extending beyond one foot from the wall
4. Item #3 above does not apply to artworks that extend no more than one foot from the wall, in which case the quantity is unlimited within the parameters of the gallery space.
Exceptions to the above will be considered by the Exhibition Committee.
Outdoor Exhibitions at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony // Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock
Guidelines for submissions for outdoor exhibitions are determined on a per-proposal basis as approved by the Exhibition Committee. Proposals specifically for the White Pines Garden (to the left of the building on a raised area enclosed by a stone wall) are preferred.