On behalf of the Board, Staff and dedicated Volunteers who contribute to our ongoing success, we would like to share how your contributions to Byrdcliffe have supported our mission of providing the Community with diverse programming such as exhibitions, performances, classes and artists residences, and invite you to consider making a year-end donation today.
In 2023, we continued to forge forward with tremendous momentum at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. On behalf of the Board, Staff and dedicated Volunteers who contribute to our ongoing success, we would like to thank you and share how your contributions continue to support Byrdcliffe’s mission of providing the community with a diverse program of exhibitions, performances, classes, workshops, and artist residencies.
At the Arts Colony, with unrelenting commitment to its preservation, we kicked off the year with the replacement of nine roofs; renovation of four more cottages complete, to be folded into the long-range plan for a year-round AiR program, making year-round artist residencies now available at 10 cottages; and winterization of the first AiR communal building, the big project this fall.
The Artists-in-Residence program, now back in full operation, welcomed over 80 artists to the arts colony this summer; expanded partnerships with Bard and Pratt’s BFA and MFA programs included 5 artists; and an average of 5 to 8 artists are now in residence during the winter months thanks to continued restoration efforts of the historic cottages at the arts colony.
At Byrdcliffe’s Ceramic and Jewelry Studios, wheels and tools in full use, the season opened with Spring Training and Byrdcliffe’s Clay Guild. Thanks to the dedicated team of ceramics volunteers, Bowls, Bowls, and Bowls was a great success and expanded studio space allowed for the addition of hand building, complementing our stellar wheel throwing program.
At the Kleinert/James Center of the Arts, artist talks complimented our exhibition program with guest presenters such as Eleanor Hartney and Dan Cameron and engagement of 200 to 300 attendees at exhibition openings and events.
A series of concerts, tours, and special events such as Byrdcliffe Afternoon brought the Byrdcliffe Theater, Barn, and White Pines to life in 2023, and we are excited to continue to showcase a variety of program offerings throughout Byrdcliffe in 2024.
We are grateful to you, our dedicated supporters, in this time of change and regrowth. Please consider making your contribution today; your year-end financial support is greatly appreciated and is never taken for granted. Every donation directly impacts our organization to ensure we preserve our history and protect our future.
President, Board of Director