Annual high school Juried Show to open April 30
One hundred works from more than 1,100 entries by area high school art students will be exhibited as part of The Juried Show at The Hyde Collection from Saturday, April 30 through Thursday, May 26, 2011.
The exhibition, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is an annual showcase of regional high school art students’ talent and creativity. This show was designed to allow participating students to experience the preparation, submission, and jurying process crucial to their artistic development. The young artists entering the 2011 competition hail from high schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties.
For the first time in the history of The Hyde’s event, submissions were submitted digitally for first-round reviews. Then, on jury day, which was Saturday, March 26, three jurors reviewed over 1,100 digital submissions at The Hyde to choose the final 100 works for the exhibition. Jurors included Dr. Sheldon Hurst, former educator at The Hyde and current professor of art, as well as director of the Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Adirondack; Regis Brodie, professor of art at Skidmore College; and Scott Walroth, district director of art education at Niskayuna Central School’s Office of Art Education.
The exhibition committee chairperson for this year’s Juried Show is Susan botch of Glens Falls High School.
The selected drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, and electronic media will be featured in the Museum’s Charles R. Wood Gallery.
The Hyde Collection’s Executive Director David F. Setford noted, “We are so pleased that The Juried Show has become part of The Hyde legacy and that we have the privilege of showcasing the extraordinary works of these talented students each year. This annual competition is a key element in The Hyde’s focus on arts education and its connections to the local communities we serve.”
An Open House and Awards Ceremony will be held for the students and their families at The Hyde Collection on Sunday, May 8, 2011. Students with art in the exhibition will be recognized at that event and a select number of students will be honored with special awards such as Best in Show, The Curator’s Choice Awards, Honorable Mentions, and Committee Choice.