2021 EXHIBITIONS

2021 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2021 Annual Members’ Show. The show is open to all current members.

Exhibition Dates: TBA
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

 

HERMERICA
This exhibition celebrates the 2020 centennial of women’s gaining the right to vote in the USA. The struggle for women’s rights in the United States had its beginnings in the 1840s but the 19th Amendment, finally giving women the right to vote, was not passed by Congress until August 18, 1920. Sixty-four years later on March 22, 1984, the state of Mississippi was the last state to finally ratify the 19th Amendment.

Juxtaposing art with artifacts, the exhibition reflects upon the suffrage movement and its many meanings from historical, conceptual and artistic points of view. Selected historical text, quotes, and images will be placed in combination with contemporary artwork that expresses themes revolving around the road to women’s acquiring the right to vote and their role in society. Objects which have historical and contextual meaning such as period corsets, bicycles, teacups, samplers, household items, school books, banners, broadsides, buttons, posters, and postcards, and text such as suffragette quotes or diary entries, will be paired with contemporary artwork. Of particular interest from a thematic point of view will be an examination of how women have been looked at, and look at themselves in society, and what constitutes real bravery—women taking chances, and stepping out of what is expected of them and what they have expected of themselves. That is what the Suffragettes had to do and how the 19th Amendment came about.

Participating artists, to be announced, will create work specifically for the show, reflecting on themes revolving around the centennial such as: the power of protest, personal bravery and risk-taking, raising our voices to effect change, “The New Woman,” gender roles in society, societal expectations, self-image, and the Me Too movement.

Curated by Carrie Feder.

Exhibition Dates: TBA
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY



Melora Kuhn, Clara Bewick Colby with Susan B. Anthony, 2018, oil on linen, 26″ x 20″


THE POWER OF 10
As we embark upon a new decade, this exhibition assembles a diverse group of ten visionary artists who primarily live in or bordering the Catskills and New York City. All are internationally recognized and at the peak of their powers. The artists each embrace a vigorous approach to their practice. Through their inventive visual language, dynamic structures and interrelationships emerge. The selected works, produced in a variety of media, embody fresh incarnations of visceral expression.

Participating Artists; Francie Bishop Good, Richmond Burton, Amanda Church, Elisabeth Condon, Lydia Dona, Stephen Lack, Michael Rodriguez, Alexander Ross, David Shaw, Jennifer Wynne Reeves

Curated by Jane Hart.

Exhibition Dates: TBA
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Power Of Ten


FLASHCARD MEMORIALS
Works by Judy Glantzman from an ongoing project memorializing African American victims of police killings.

Exhibition Dates: TBA
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY


Judy Glantzman, Ritual, 2019, acrylic, walnut ink, and graphite on paper, 10 x 8 inches


All 2020 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by ARTS MID-HUDSON.