The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY has announced “The Annual High School Juried Show 2023,” “Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde,” and “Recent Acquisitions,” three new spring exhibitions, sharing the works of dozens of outstanding artists.
The 32nd Annual High School Juried Show 2023 showcases the artistic talent of young artists from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. A jury composed of local art professionals reviews all submissions. High school artists employ diverse styles and mediums, including drawing, painting, digital illustration, photography, mixed-media, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics. The Hyde Collection is honored to support promising young artists and students in the capital region.
In an extensive jurying process, judges selected 100 pieces of artwork for the exhibition from just over 500 submissions from 213 students in 16 schools. The entries were judged by a panel of jurors featuring three regional art professionals: Belinda Colón, Exhibitions Director at Spring Street Gallery; Rita McDonald, Professional Artist; and Pearl Cafritz, Executive Director at Salem Art Works.
A total of thirteen school districts are featured in this year’s exhibition. Included are students from the following New York school districts: The Charlton School, Glens Falls High School, Queensbury High School, Lake George Jr and Sr High School, South Glens Falls High School, Saratoga Springs High School, Schroon Lake Central School, Whitehall Junior-Senior High School, North Warren Central School, Argyle Central School, Cambridge Central School District, BOCES of Southern Adirondack, and Ticonderoga Central School District.
Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde
In honor of The Hyde Collection’s sixtieth anniversary as a public museum, this exhibition celebrates the diverse tastes of the Museum’s founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde (1867-1963). All of the works in the exhibition were acquired by Charlotte during her lifetime and formed part of the collection when The Hyde opened its doors as a museum in 1963.
Charlotte’s tastes were incredibly varied, ranging from medieval stained glass to twentieth-century painting. Though most of the gems of her collection are on permanent view in Hyde House, certain works — particularly many light-sensitive drawings and prints — are unable to be displayed as frequently. The works in this exhibition, acquired over four decades, highlight Charlotte’s keen eye as a collector.
The Hyde is continually growing and adding new works to its collection. Though the majority of works on display in Hyde House were from the collection of the Museum’s founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, over the past sixty years as a public museum, The Hyde has continued to acquire new works, particularly in the fields of modern and contemporary art. This exhibition highlights some of those acquisitions from the past five years, ranging from early modern prints to twenty-first century photography. Artists featured in the exhibition include Rembrandt van Rijn, George Bellows, Marc Chagall, and Dale Chihuly.
The exhibitions are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The Hyde Collection is located at 161 Warren St, Glens Falls. For more information, visit their website.
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