Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show – Call to Artists // Submission Deadline

November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Drop off at the Byrdcliffe Shop
36 Tinker Street

Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show……………………………….Everyone’s Favorite Little Show
December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020 with the Preview Party on Friday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498 | 845.679.2079 |


Dear Artist,

You are invited to participate in the Twentieth Annual 5 by 7 Show — please make a small work for us!

The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts’ 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showcasing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. It’s such a success that we now get work from new artist friends from all over the country and even abroad! Works are exhibited anonymously, a fun way to give equal voice to all—so please only sign the back! 5 by 7 artworks are sold for $100 each. All of the contributing artists receive complimentary admission to the Preview Party (Friday, December 6), always a true Woodstock happening, with over 400 attendees. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe; by contributing a small work you help support our high-quality programming in the arts, including exhibitions and performances.

Every year we receive more and more work in sizes other than 5 by 7 (7 by 5 is great too). Unfortunately, we have to turn these away because…it’s called The 5 by 7 Show! Please make sure you follow all the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines:

–Work is due no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019, 5:00 PM
–Please limit the number of 5 by 7 works to two
–Artwork must be dry (and if framed, ready to hang). Wet paintings will not be accepted
–Final size must be 5 by 7 inches or 7 by 5 inches, including frame. Please do NOT put work in frames measuring 6 x 8, 8 x 10, etc. Most 5 by 7s are unframed canvas boards, available at our office
–ALL MEDIA ACCEPTED! 5 by 7 shadowboxes are great for jewelry
–Three-dimensional objects need to have a 5 by 7 base but can be any height up to 7 inches
–Works on paper do NOT need to be framed, but if you wish, we have a limited selection of black 5 x 7 frames; please come by the office if you would like one
–Please do NOT write your name on the front of the work. Write on the BACK only: your name, address, phone number, and email; also please indicate the top of your work
–Mail work: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (attn. 5 by 7 Show), 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
–Drop off work: Tues – Fri, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at 34 Tinker Street; or Thurs – Sun, 12:00 – 6:00 pm at the Byrdcliffe Shop, 36 Tinker Street
–The Preview Party is Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Attendees can purchase a 5 by 7 before the gallery opens to the public at noon on Saturday, December 7
–The price of admission to the Preview Party is $10 (cash only at the door!) – free for this year’s 5 by 7 artists; sorry, artists’ partners and family members must pay…it’s a fundraiser! Free for children 12 or under
–Stay tuned for an announcement about an additional perk of the Preview Party!
–All work unsold by December 20, 2019 will be discounted to $50
–Participants under the age of 16 need to indicate their age on back of work
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you’d like unsold work mailed to you after the show closes on January 5. Artists have until February 28, 2020 to pick up unsold work. Work left after that date will be discarded; we have reached our capacity to store unsold work.

If you want us to mail you a 5 by 7 canvas board (or two), please email or call us. You may also use your own equivalent-sized surface. Please make sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email on the back of your work so we may thank you properly and inform you of the purchaser in the event your work sells.

Your participation makes a real difference to us. We look forward to seeing your 5 by 7s this year!

With gratitude and best wishes,
The Staff and Board of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

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