CENTENNIAL

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Woodstock Artists Association. As the banners on the front of our building announce, this year we celebrate community, history, art and creativity. We have a full schedule of exhibitions, events, special programs and surprises planned. It’s going to be an exciting year!

Please visit our exhibition and events pages on our website for a complete listing and description for all of this year’s centennial programming. In addition to our schedule of contemporary and historic exhibitions and related events, we will be presenting something we’re calling Centennial Surprises and Fun Facts. These Fun Facts affiliated with the 100 year history of the WAA will be featured on our website and on specially designed labels, and in installations, throughout the galleries. Keep an eye out for them and learn some fun facts about the remarkable history of the Woodstock Artists Association.

The Centennial Surprises are just that….be the 100th person to come through out doors and receive a special gift…be on the look-out for a flash mob….look for gaffer’s tape throughout the building identifying areas of historic importance. They’ll be something to catch your eye and your attention during each visit.

And of course the main event is our Big Birthday Bash on Sat. July 20th. Come celebrate with us under the tent as we transform our yard for a birthday party replete with birthday cake, ice cream, music and a special sculptural birthday cake. The festivities begin at 2pm and continue through 6pm.

We will also be celebrating our 100th anniversary with a special publication – Woodstock Artists Association, One Hundred Years of Community and Art. The book will feature a foreword by executive director Janice La Motta on the past, present and future of the association, an essay on the history of the association by Bard College art history professor and noted authority on the Woodstock Art Colony, Tom Wolf, an essay on the history and development of the Permanent Collection by American art scholar Bruce Weber, an illustrated chronology of the past one hundred years of the WAA compiled by WAA archivist, Emily Jones and color plates of over one hundred highlighted artworks from our Permanent Collection. This special 300 page publication is designed by Abigail Sturges Design of Woodstock and celebrates the WAA’s remarkable and significant history as one of the founding institutions of the Woodstock Art Colony. Purchase your copy today! [Click HERE]

As a non-profit organization WAAM relies on the generosity of its members and friends in order to sustain our annual programming and extraordinary exhibitions. We invite you to celebrate our centennial year with a contribution that acknowledges the remarkable history of the organization and all that you do to ensure its continuation and success. We have two special opportunities this centennial year:

Centennial Publication

The centennial publication will be a keepsake for all Woodstockers and a book that offers a dynamic profile of the institution and the remarkable accomplishments of its one hundred year history. The project has received generous funding from the Thompson Family Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation.

Next Century Club

The Next Century Club celebrates the centenary year of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum and represents the WAAM’s most generous level of donors whose gifts represent their extraordinary commitment to the arts. As a member of the Next Century Club your name will be acknowledged in a new section on our newly designed Patron’s Wall and you will enjoy exclusive events throughout the year including previews to exhibitions, cocktail receptions with curators and lecturers, complimentary tickets to our Beaux Arts Gala and Dialogues Series programming and social events designed specially for Next Century Club members. Through these events Next Century Club members increase their knowledge of the Woodstock Art Colony while inserting themselves into an art historical tradition of supporting the arts in Woodstock. All Next Century Club Members who join before July 15th, 2019 will also be acknowledged in the Centennial Publication.

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