WOODSTOCK BYRDCLIFFE GUILD RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT GRANT FROM THE POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation for the renovation and winterization of one of its artists-in-residence buildings, Eastover, and a new studio in honor of artist Lee Krasner. The award will enable the organization to extend the season for five artists participating in its artists-in-residence program. It will also create a Lee Krasner Residency at Byrdcliffe, and provide more studio space for visual artists in a new Lee Krasner Studio at Byrdcliffe, and will provide year-round residencies for artists.
Eastover houses five artists at a time and is located in the heart of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Renovations will include installation of an HVAC system, the digging of a new well to allow for year-round water, as well as other general renovations and upgrades that will greatly enhance the experience for artists in the program. The new studio will be resurrected on the site of the Hermitage, a studio/residency building that was destroyed by fire in the 1960s.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild anticipates breaking ground in early October of 2017, and completing all work by June 2018, in time for the new season.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has supported artists and arts organizations since its inception in 1985, recognizing significant artistic contributions by awarding more than 4,300 grants worldwide, totaling over $69 million. The Foundation has been a major supporter of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild since 2006.
Additional fellowship and future plans
This support provided by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is a testament to the work of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and enables it to continue to serve the visual artists of today.
Artists-in-Residence at Byrdcliffe
For further information please contact Jeremy Adams at 845.679.2079, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation