Monday, May 23, 2022

The Hyde Collection Announces 31st Annual High School Juried Art Show & Showcases Winners

Best of Show: Kyla McByrne, Queensbury High School, “Sticky Situation,” acrylic painting.

The Hyde Collection is excited to announce its 31st Annual High School Juried Art Show showcasing the artistic talent of young artists from Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, and Essex counties. This year’s high school artists employ diverse media, including drawing, painting, digital illustration, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics. The Hyde Collection is honored to
support promising young artists and students in the capital region.

“The High School Juried Art Show is an amazing opportunity for area high school student artists to learn and experience the finer points of a professional competitive exhibition process. As one of the nation’s longest-running high school juried shows, we are proud to continue providing this opportunity for our region’s amazing young artists,” said The Hyde Collection’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Jonathan Canning.

In an extensive jurying process, judges selected 100 pieces of artwork for the exhibition from 443 submissions from 182 students in 13 schools. The entries were judged by a panel of jurors featuring three professional artists from our region: Anne Diggory, Doretta Miller, and Victoria van der Lann, each of whom has a work in The Hyde’s permanent collection.

Winners were announced May 7 at the opening reception, attended by 170 people in The Helen Froehlich Auditorium. Awards were given to the artwork in categories of Best of Show, Curator’s Award, Juror’s Awards, and Honorable Mentions. The Visitor’s Choice Award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition. All winners received a $250 scholarship for an art class at SUNY Adirondack and every student artist received a prize pack.

A total of 13 school districts participated in this year’s exhibition. Included were 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, Fort Ann Central School, Schroon Lake Central School, Whitehall Junior-Senior High School, North Warren Central School, Argyle Central School, Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, and Salem Central School.

The judging of student artwork entered in the competition was based on artistic merit and originality. Initially viewed digitally, 203 artworks were selected for live adjudication, and 100 pieces were selected for exhibition.

The Winners
Time to celebrate! We are so proud of this year’s High School Juried Show finalists and incredibly grateful for the teachers who helped make this exhibition possible.

The award winners are:

Best of Show: Kyla McByrne, Queensbury High School, “Sticky Situation,” acrylic painting. (Pictured at top)
Curator’s Award: Emma Sullivan, Queensbury High School, “Going Down Like Dominos,” photography.
Juror’s Award: Jillian Nichols, South Glens Falls High School, “Lemon Tea,” colored pencil drawing.
Juror’s Award: Jordan Hall, Saratoga Springs High School, “Bored,” acrylic painting.
Juror’s Award: Aileen Klaus, Saratoga Springs High School, “Ocean Over Time,” acrylic painting.
Honorable Mention: Alexander Corentto, Glens Falls High School, “Encrypted,” sculpture.
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Bolio, Argyle Central School, “Delicacy,” graphite drawing.
Honorable Mention: Elise Breen, Queensbury High School, “Winter Waterfall,” photography.
Honorable Mention: Shannon Starratt, Lake George High School, “Escapism,” mixed media drawing.
Honorable Mention: Abigail Homburger, Saratoga Springs High School, “House of the Rising Sun,” oil pastel drawing.

Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite artwork by visiting the exhibition and using the digital voting form accessible by QR code posted in the exhibition.

The High School Juried Art Show is made possible by our generous sponsors Mary & Franklin Renz and SUNY Adirondack. The 2022 Season of Exhibitions at The Hyde Collection is sponsored in honor of Louis P. Brown.

Curator’s Award: Emma Sullivan, Queensbury High School, “Going Down Like Dominos,” photography.

Juror’s Award: Jillian Nichols, South Glens Falls High School, “Lemon Tea,” colored pencil drawing.

Juror’s Award: Jordan Hall, Saratoga Springs High School, “Bored,” acrylic painting.

Juror’s Award: Aileen Klaus, Saratoga Springs High School, “Ocean Over Time,” acrylic painting.

Honorable Mention: Alexander Corentto, Glens Falls High School, “Encrypted,” sculpture.

Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Bolio, Argyle Central School, “Delicacy,” graphite drawing.

Honorable Mention: Elise Breen, Queensbury High School, “Winter Waterfall,” photography.

Honorable Mention: Shannon Starratt, Lake George High School, “Escapism,” mixed media drawing.

Honorable Mention: Abigail Homburger, Saratoga Springs High School, “House of the Rising Sun,” oil pastel drawing.

About The Hyde Collection
The Hyde is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished European and American art collections. Comparable to that of a major metropolitan museum, the core collection, acquired by Museum founders Louis and Charlotte Hyde, includes works by such artists as Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and American artists Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. The Museum's Modern and Contemporary art collection features works by artists including Josef Albers, Dorothy Dehner, Sam Gilliam, Adolph Gottlieb, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, George McNeil, Robert Motherwell, Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bridget Riley. Today, The Hyde offers significant national and international exhibitions and a packed schedule of events that help visitors experience art in new ways. Visit Hydecollection.org

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