Past 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.

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.

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.

24th Annual 5 by 7 Show

December 2 – 17, 2023

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 24th 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, with the artist’s name revealed after the work is sold.

Tasha Depp: Upstate Lost & Found

October 7 – November 19

Tasha Depp’s three-dimensional paintings are conversations between real life and representation, predictability and chance, priorities and play. Borrowing from trompe l’oeil techniques, decorative folk art tole painting, and the European fine arts tradition, Depp  paints her subjects precisely and with such attention that her accurate paintings deceive the eye.

Here Now: Contemporary Photographers of the Hudson Valley

August 12 – September 24

An exhibition of acclaimed Hudson Valley photo-based contemporary artists who each employ various approaches and techniques to relay stories — primarily of differing cultural backgrounds, identity issues, and a relationship to nature. 

SELF: Portraits + Places

June 24 – August 6, 2023

The premise for this exhibition is the notion of “self” as reflected in the work of three artists – Brenda Goodman, Julie Heffernan, and Elisa Jensen – who investigate the idea of “self” in very different ways, but with depth, honesty, and a virtuoso command of painting.

Artists-in-Residence Show

April 29 – June 11, 2023

A showcase of artistic creations by the 2022 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artists-in-Residence participants including writers, performers, filmmakers, visual and multimedia artists.

These Days! Byrdcliffe’s Annual Members’ Show

March 11 – April 16, 2023

For the 2023 Annual Members’ Show, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild asked its members, “What are you doing these days?” Open to all current members, with over 100 participating artists, the exhibition highlighted works of art in a variety of styles and mediums.

One on One: A Survey of Contemporary Monotypes & Monoprints

January 14 – February 26, 2023

One on One: A Survey of Contemporary Monotypes & Monoprints highlights the art of singular printmaking. Although the original purpose of printmaking was to edition identical multiples of images, monotypes and monoprints are created as unique artworks that are ends unto themselves.

23rd Annual 5 By 7 Show

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.

Sampling of works, 2022 5 by 7 Show

Arriving At Byrdcliffe

October 8 – November 20, 2022
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.

Sense Of Place

August 13 – September 25, 2022
An exhibition of works by eminent regional artists who have participated in the virtual Byrdcliffe Forum “Woodstock Masters” series. Curated by the Byrdcliffe Forum Chair, Douglas I. Sheer, artists include Nancy Azara, Jenne Currie, Donald Elder, Yale Epstein, Mary Frank, Heather Hutchison, Portia Munson, Judy Pfaff, Joan Snyder, and Hongnian Zhang.

“A Sense of Place” Kleinert-James Gallery 2022

Shelter

June 5 – October 23, 2022
The exhibition’s premise is the idea of shelter, which has become particularly relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic, but is a basic need not only for humans, but animals, birds, insects, indeed all living organisms, and the endless ingenuity shown in the building of shelter.

“SHELTER”  outdoor sculpture exhibition, White Pines historic site 2022

Instruments Of Light

June 18 – July 31, 2022

Always fascinated by the minimal and the maximal of cinema, in this exhibition, Tessa Hughes-Freeland breaks down some of the elements of filmmaking and its physical materials through methods and techniques that she incorporates into expanded cinema performances that have always been a key part of her practice.

Artists-In-Residence Show

April 30 – June 5, 2022

A showcase of artistic creations by the 2020 and 2021 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artists-in-Residence participants including writers, performers, filmmakers, visual and multimedia artists.

Annual Members’ Show

March 12 – April 16, 2022
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present its 2022 Annual Members’ Show. Open to all current members, come view over 90 works of art in a variety of styles and mediums. This year’s Collector’s Choice Award Recipient is Debera Johnson.

Forest Bathing

Jan 15 – Feb 27, 2022
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.

24th Annual 5 by 7 Show

December 2 – 17, 2023

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 24th 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, with the artist’s name revealed after the work is sold.