Glens Falls, New York – One hundred works from more than 890 entries by area high school art students will be exhibited at The Hyde Collection’s The Juried Show: 23rd Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition. Curated by Hyde curator of education June Leary, the show opens Saturday, May 3, 2014 and runs through Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Wood Gallery. The young artists, grades 9 through 12, who entered the competition hail from twenty school districts throughout Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties.
Entries were submitted digitally for review by a jury composed of the following arts professionals: Elizabeth Dubben, Director of Exhibitions, Saratoga Arts; Sanford Mirling, sculptor and professor at Middlebury College; and Terrance Tiernan, painter and associate professor Emeritus at the Sage Colleges, Albany. Jurors chose the works based on originality, skill, and the successful use of the elements of art to create visual impact.
The Hyde Collection’s director Charles Guerin noted, “We always look forward to exhibiting the work of these very talented students. This exhibition is not only a showcase of their creativity but it also allows them to experience the preparation, submission, and adjudication process crucial to their artistic development. After all, these young people are the working artists, graphic designers and creative professionals of tomorrow.”
An Awards Reception will be held for the students and their families at The Hyde Collection on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2 – 4pm, with a recognition ceremony at 2:30. Students and their families will be admitted free.
All students with art in the exhibition will be recognized at that event and these students will be highlighted for winning the following special awards: Best in Show Award: Seth Howe, Reader’s Guide to Periodical Fashion, paper, Stillwater Central School, Grade 12; Curator’s Choice and Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Emma Green, Yearning, stoneware with bronze patina, Glens Falls City School, Grade 11; Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Riley Brennan, Mothership, ink Jet Print; Glens Falls City School, Grade 11; Exhibition Sponsor Curator’s Choice Award: Kelsey Buchanan, Warm Winter’s Eve, black and white charcoal, Schuylerville Central School, Grade 12; Committee Choice Award: Tam Doolittle, Amphora, clay, Glens Falls City School, Grade 12; Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Jed Moody, Silverware with Charcoal; charcoal, Lake George School District; Grade 11; Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Michael Basford, Empty, ink Jet Print; Glens Falls City School, Grade 11.
In order to make art more accessible throughout the year to students, The Hyde’s new admission policy offers all students with a student ID free admission to the Museum.
We thank our exhibition sponsor Leo Cox Beach Philanthropic Foundation. In addition, support for the exhibition provided, in part, by a gift in honor of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson from her staff. This exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm. Closed Mondays and most national holidays. General admission $8; seniors (60+) $6; students with ID and children 12 and under free; active duty U.S. military and their families free; Second Sundays of each month free; Hyde members free.
The Hyde Collection Art Museum & Historic House. 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. http://hydecollection.org/