“5 x 7 Show” in Woodstock


(Photo by Dion Ogust)

A preview party for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s annual “5 x 7 Show” will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost for entrance to the party is $10 at the door. Admission is free for participating artists. The show remains on view through January 7.

The five-by-seven-inch works were donated by Hudson Valley artists for the fundraiser and will be exhibited anonymously at Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. Each is priced at $100. Given the art-world notables who regularly donate a work to the event – including Milton Glaser, Portia Munson, the Starn Twins and Joan Snyder – some buyers who purchase a piece for the love of art find out later that they made a good investment, too.

Every year the number of artworks donated and people crammed into the K/J’s high-energy “5 x 7” preview party increases, demonstrating wide support for Byrdcliffe’s programming, exhibitions, artists’ residencies and classes. Artwork purchased from the “5 x 7” show can be taken home after December 15. The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts is located at 36 Tinker Street in Woodstock.