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.

Ordinary Alchemy

January 13 – February 25, 2024

The three artists in this exhibit – Hayoon Jay Lee, Xuewu Zheng, and Doug Navarra – present works based on the processing of mundane cultural ephemera: printed papers, grains of rice, vintage documents, and rusted old tools. With extraordinary care and labor, these utilitarian materials are transmuted into unfamiliar forms that command new attention from their more humble original purpose.

Convergence: Annual Members' Show

March 9 – April 21

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present its Annual Members’ Show. For 2024, the Exhibitions Committee has chosen the theme Convergence – a topic meant to unite the various visions of our artist members. Open to all current members, come view works of art in a variety of styles and mediums. A Collector’s Choice Award is selected annually by Byrdcliffe’s exhibitions committee.

Annual Artists-in-Residence Show

May 4 – June 9

A showcase of artistic creations by the 2023 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artists-in-Residence participants including writers, performers, filmmakers, visual and multimedia artists.

Outdoor Sculpture

On Tinker Street

Through May 15, 2024

Austen Camille
with one ear towards the river, with one eye to the land

Currently installed on Tinker Street in the village of Woodstock, this outdoor sculpture installation by Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Resident Austen Camille was originally created for the Columbia Land Conservancy’s preserve, Greenport, just north of Hudson. 

Pixerina Witcherina

June 22 – August 4

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

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. 

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