Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild mounts exhibitions and organizes events that honor both the cultural legacy established by the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in 1902 and contemporary artistic endeavors. The exhibition program features regional, national, and international artists; fine art and functional crafts; historical traditions and cutting-edge experimental projects.

Pixerina Witcherina

June 28 – August 4
Artist discussion Wednesday, July 18, 6PM


Curated by Julie Heffernan, Pixerina Witcherina Magisterium brings together the work of Joan Bankemper, Ruth Marten and Jenny Lynn McNutt in a conversation about slant authority, languages of the absurd, and the abundant pleasures of too muchness.

Works by Ford Crull

August 17 – September 29

Curated by Carter Ratcliff. Ford Crull continues to explore the expressive power of personal and cultural symbols in a series of densely painted and vividly colored compositions. Crull uses identifiable images such as hearts, wings, crosses, and the human figure, as well as geometrical emblems and abstract forms whose meanings are less explicit. Words, in the form of cryptic, fleeting phrases, also animate Crull’s pictorial world.

The Doll Show

October 12 – November 24

A survey of artworks inspired by dolls, this exhibition includes works by contemporary artists in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, installation, film, and photography, alongside examples of historic dolls and dolls found in popular culture with works ranging from dolls presented as social commentary to whimsical, metaphorical, magical, beautiful, and even terrifying examples of dolls.