There’s a lot happening in Woodstock these hot days, much of it at the WAAM. Tomorrow, Saturday July 17, is the Arts for Ulster Benefit Auction, with works by over 50 artists (that’s number of artists, not their age) up for sale, to benefit 50 great causes. Tickets are $10 in advance or online / $15 at the door ; to order online click here
or more info about the participating artists and causes click here
On Monday, members are invited to deliver art for the upcoming exhibit, “Pairings.” As usual, all media and any size are welcome. Bring your small pieces (no more than 15 inches in any dimension) for the Small Works exhibit in the Founders Gallery. Drop-off hours are noon till 6 PM, with announcement of acceptances on Wednesday and pick up of pieces not chosen on Thursday, noon till 5 PM. The opening reception for these shows, a solo show by Pat Horner, the new exhibit (Arthur Pinajian; scroll down) in the Towbin Wing and in the Youth Space will be held from 4 – 6 PM on Saturday, July 24. There will also be a special live music performance (Mystic Ritual) in the backyard. Pat Horner will speak about her work at a Gallery Talk on Sunday, July 25, at 2 PM.
The Poets in the Gallery series continues on Saturday, July 31, at 4 pm with a poetry reading and book launch for Universe at Your Door: The Slabsides Poets, an anthology of poetry celerating the life and work of American naturalist John Burroughs. Poets are Frank Boyer, Dave Holden, Bobbi Katz, Alison Koffler, Will Nixon, Richard Parisio, Kathryn Paulsen, Jo Pitkin, Gretchen Primack, Bertha Rogers, Annajon Russ, Victoria Sullivan and Dayl Wise. $5 / free to members.
Woodstock is in the press again, with a special bit about Byrdcliffe and a mention of the WAAM; see the Press page. And don’t forget to check out the Exhibits and Opportunities pages, and see new photos of Youth Day on the Pictures page.
Last but certainly not least, the WAAM congratulates our new Active Members, juried on July 12: Nancy Winters, Michael Sibilia, Joel Benton, Robert James Hacunda, James Martin, and Kari Feuer. Thanks to our jurors: Donald Elder, Elin Menzies, Barbara Bachner, Tom Fletcher, and James Cox.