January 15 – February 27, 2022
Curator, Jen Dragon
Forest Bathing is a concept that originated in Japan in the 1980’s as an antidote to an increasingly technological and alienating world. The idea is to mindfully walk in the woodlands and reconnect with the sounds, smells. colors and texture of nature. Forest Bathing is prescribed by Japanese physicians as a medical cure to calm stressed nerves, mitigate pain and heal the soul. Curated by Jen Dragon, Forest Bathing features artwork by Ashley Garrett, Anne Leith, Iain Machell, John Lyon Paul, Christy Rupp and Martin Weinstein. All six artists independently use the woodlands of upstate New York as a touchstone for very different and contemporary styles of painting and sculpture.
Opening Reception, Saturday, January 15th | 1 – 5 pm
Byrdcliffe Forum: Forest Bathing Artist Panel
Thursday, January 20th | 6 pm on Zoom For information, CLICK HERE
2022 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW
March 12 – April 17, 2022
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2022 Annual Members’ Show. The show is open to all current members. A Curator’s Choice award in the amount of $100 will be presented to one artist chosen by the Exhibition Committee.
To renew or become a member, CLICK HERE
BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE SHOW
April 30 – June 5, 2022
A showcase of artworks and artistic creations by the 2020 and 2021 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artists-in-Residence participants including writers, performers, filmmakers, as well as visual and multi-media artists.
TESSA HUGHES-FREELAND: Passed and Present
June 18 – July 31, 2022
Curator, Doug Milford
An exhibition and installation by Tessa Hughes-Freeland comprising a variety of cinematic elements. Known for her contributions to the Cinema of Transgression movement, the exhibition’s unifying concept – macrocosm and microcosm; an emotional consideration of natural phenomena through a physical and transcendental response – includes single-channel and multiple projections, an interactive kaleidoscope, a series of photographic prints, and a screening of a selection of films.
A SENSE OF PLACE: Artists from the Woodstock Masters Series
August 13 – September 25, 2022
Curator, Douglas I. Sheer
An exhibition of works by the eminent regional artists who have participated in the virtual Byrdcliffe Forum “Woodstock Masters” series, presented on Zoom. Curated by the Byrdcliffe Forum Chair, the acclaimed co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Artists Talk on Art, Douglas I. Sheer. Artists include Nancy Azara, Jenne Currie, Donald Elder, Yale Epstein, Mary Frank (image: Breath, 2020, acrylic and photo paper), Heather Hutchison, Portia Munson, Judy Pfaff, Joan Snyder, and Hongnian Zhang. As part of the exhibition, a short clip reel from the Zoom videos that now reside on the WBG YouTube channel will be on view in the gallery.
ARRIVING AT BYRDCLIFFE
October 8 – November 20, 2022
Co-curators, Henry T. Ford and Bruce Weber
An exhibition on the great history, nature, and legacy of the Byrdcliffe arts and craft colony, Arriving at Byrdcliffe will highlight the presence, activities and fascinating lives of many of the key residents, visitors, students and builders of Byrdcliffe over the course of more than a hundred years. Included will be a variety of outstanding and compelling portraits in assorted media, and works of art and craft, borrowed from Hudson Valley institutions and private collections. Expanding to recent times, it will also feature works by present-day artists of who have spent time at the art colony and include images of newly renovated structures paired with buildings from the past. The title, Arriving at the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, has a double meaning – both “physically arriving,” and “artistically arriving.”
23RD ANNUAL 5 BY 7 SHOW – HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
December 2 – 18, 2022
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 23rd Annual 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showcasing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. The show is open to everyone and we accept and display all submissions. Works are exhibited anonymously, a fun way to give equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst. 5 by 7 artworks are sold for $150 each. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe. By contributing a small work you help to support our high-quality programming in the arts, including exhibitions and performances.
Exhibition preview, Friday December 2nd
Artworks available for sale, Saturday, December 3rd
Unless noted, all exhibitions are free, open to the public, and on view at
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York
Gallery hours: Friday through Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm
All 2021 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor 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.