EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES / EVENTS
The Shop at Bird Hill Farm is offering art, antiques, cool collectible
objects, home goods, and crafts on-line, by appointment, and the
shop will be open on select weekends all summer long
ONE GUEST AT A TIME
Updated July 8, 2021. The Bed and Breakfast will follow these
guidelines to ensure a safe and pleasant stay for our guests until
the end of this year.
For now, we are renting one guest room, or one party at a time in
order to give our BnB guests all the space they need to feel safe
and cozy. If traveling with a party that needs more than one room,
we may be able to accommodate your needs upon request.
Following current travel trends, we are offering four-day, weeklong, and monthly discounts—providing a peaceful alternative for
stay-cations and small reunions.
We are taking extra care to disinfect frequently touched surfaces
daily and between reservations, following CDC cleaning protocols.
We are now serving no contact continental breakfast; offering
guests a yummy start to the day, and offer self check-in.
Bird Hill Farm will work hard during these challenging times to ensure the inspiring and relaxing stay that our guests from around the world have always enjoyed.
Happy and Hard-to-Fool
Updated September 9, 2021.
A 3 Day Retreat for Women
With Jac Patrissi
Practicing Power and Discernment in Your Relationships
November 12-14, 2021
Bird Hill Farm
Jac Patrissi has been crafting creative solutions to relationship trauma and abuse for 29 years. She works as a couples counselor and trauma clinician and is the author of, Should I stay or Should I Go: A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can—And Should—Be Saved.
Artist in Residency at Bird Hill Farm
Updated July 29, 2021. As the country and the world opens up again, Bird Hill Farm is thrilled to restart our residency program. BHF is happy to announce our first residency since the Covid 19 pandemic: Albequerque, New Mexico artist, Timothy Cummings as the Summer 2021 Artist in Residence— Timothy Cummings will be in residence at Bird Hill Farm until the end of August2021, culminating with a lawn party reception at Bird Hill Farm.
During his residency, Cummings will work on a large commission and create life-sized theatre assets inspired by Victorian puppets and theater; a recurring theme in his own history as a “radical puppet maker who’s imagery often explores an array of social issues that include LGBTQ+ identity, adolescence, sexuality, coming of age, psychology, equity, and justice”.
-from MUSE, 2020
“Both playful and startlingly direct, Cummings’s subject project an irreverence and self-assuredness unmarred by gender codes. In other works, Cummings depicts young men in tears as part of what the artist describes as a “proverbial Wailing Wall” that responds to his own overwhelming sadness in light of the violence, disease, and political upheavalsthat have defined our everyday reality in 2020.”—Catherine Clark Gallery
THE WIND BENEATH THEIR WINGS
My Life Photographing Birds.
Artist talk and photo presentation by Rachel Bellenoit
Bird Hill Farm is happy to announce an artist talk and slide presentation with acclaimed photographer, Rachel Bellenoit. Bellenoit, will present her work while telling stories about her subjects, techniques and processes. Whether you are a bird lover, or an aspiring nature photographer, this event is sure to be rich with content and inspiration.
Tuesday August 25, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (approx 1 hour presentation with Q&A to follow)
via ZOOM Conference - Free
MANDALA: An Artist Retreat with Karen Dolmanisth
March 22, April 26, and May 24, 2020
Bird Hill Farm is happy to offer “MANDALA”, a series of a one day artist retreats facilitated by internationally recognized artist, Karen Dolmanisth. The retreat is open to artists and non-artists alike—anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the meditative qualities of creating
The day-long retreat will be divided into two main sections with the morning being devoted to a survey of mandalas throughout history and across cultures. Following lunch, and an instructional demonstration guided by Dolmanisth, guests will transition into an immersive studio experience, exploring a breath-focused, silent, meditative mandala making practice unique to this retreat.
Please call 413-277-8788 or email us for more information or order your tickets online...
Karen Dolmanisth Takes Up Residency
for a Winter of Retreat, at Bird Hill Farm
Bird Hill Farm is happy to announce internationally recognized artist
Karen Dolmanisth as the invited Winter 2020 Artist in Residence. Dolmanisth’s residency at Bird Hill Farm will create both studio work and site specific multi-media installations. Winter in New England
is a time for retreat and reflection and offers a perfect backdrop for Dolmanisth to focus and manifest new works. Dolmanisth will be in residence at Bird Hill Farm until the end of February 2020.
In the transitional time leading up to her residency, Dolmanisth filled all of the guest rooms and common spaces in the Inn at Bird Hill Farm Bird with some of her recent work, playing a significant role in the experience of the guests and patrons of Bird Hill Farm. Guests and the public alike can view her work and meet the artist on Sunday afternoons beginning mid January, or by appointment.
As her work unfolds, Dolmanisth will replace works displayed with new ones she creates during her residency, so the work on exhibit will change and grow as the residency unfolds.
At the culmination of her residency, Dolmanisth will facilitate 2 separate weekend-long retreats and a talk about her work and her process. Dates, times and details will be announced as the event approaches.
SPECTACLE AND SPRAWL:
SUMMER 2019 ARTIST RESIDENCY PAINTINGS ZANNAH NOE
Brooklyn based artist, Zannah Noe’s “Spectacle and Sprawl”, is an
ongoing examination of architecture and urban development’s impact
on community and culture.
“I found the origin story of Westlake, Daly City the perfect vernacular
expression of American populism mashed up with high design,
manufacturing and a long shadow of social-cultural impacts. These
“little boxes on the hillside” have a fascinating decades long history of
the social and cultural impact of planned communities on our society
as a whole” Zannah Noe.
ARTIST TALK | OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019
12 PM - 5 PM (TALK AT 2)
BIRD HILL FARM, WARE MA