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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Juried Show Winners Announced

On Sunday, May 8, 2011, 80 area high school art students were recognized during a special awards ceremony at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.  Selected from more 1,100 entries, the top 100 works were chosen to be highlighted in The Juried Show: 20th Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition at the Museum. 

The exhibition is a showcase of ninth through twelfth grade art students’ talent and creativity. This unique show allows participating students to experience the preparation, submission, and jurying process crucial to their artistic development. For the first time in the history of this event submissions were made digitally. The young artists entering the 2011 juried competition hail from eighteen area schools from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties.

Over 400 individuals viewed the show on Sunday including students, their teachers, families, and guests. Nine artists won top prizes for their work in the exhibition, sponsored by C.R. Bard. Best in Show chosen by Hyde Executive Director David Setford, was presented to Glens Falls City School’s Austin Didio, Grade 12, for his digital photograph, Marooned. 

The Curator’s Choice and CR Bard Foundation Curator’s Choice Awards, selected by the Hyde’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming/Chief Curator, Erin B. Coe, were awarded to Glens Falls City School’s Tylor Dutcher, Grade 12, for his stoneware vessel, Joker, and Saratoga Springs Central School’s Emily Boivin, Grade 11, for her digital photograph Desert Tenion, respectively. The Juried Show Committee Award, selected by The Juried Show Committee, was given to Whitehall Central School’s Courtney Greenwood, Grade 12, for her watercolor, charcoal, pastel work, Duker. Honorable Mention awards, chosen by the jurors, were presented to Queensbury Union Free School’s Kevin Chen, Grade 11, for his digital tablet painting, One More Time; Schroon Lake Central School’s Sarah Desrosier, Grade 11, for her digital photograph, Bridge;  Bolton Landing Central School’s Emma LeMaire, Grade 10, for her graphite drawing, Curls; Lake George Central School’s Lauren Pennock, Grade 12 , for her digital photograph, Pollution; and Hudson Falls Central School’s Devin Viele, Grade 12, for her colored pencil drawing, Feet.

            This year’s jurors were Dr. Sheldon Hurst, Regis Brodie, and Scott Walroth. The exhibition is on display in the Charles R. Wood Gallery at The Hyde Collection through Thursday, May 26, 2011.


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