Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to present three new spring exhibitions, sharing the works of dozens of outstanding artists. Opening Saturday, May 6, 2023, are the exhibitions: The Annual High School Juried Show 2023, Celebrating 60 Years: The Collector Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and Recent Acquisitions. The exhibitions are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
“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 Curator of Education & Engagement, Katelyn Foley.
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.
Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 6, at the opening reception in The Helen Froehlich Auditorium. Awards are given to the artwork in categories of Best of Show, Curator’s Awards, and Juror’s Awards.
The Visitor’s Choice Award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition. Winners will receive a $250 scholarship for an art class at SUNY Adirondack or a $300 gift certificate to attend a
Salem Teen Arts summer program. Every student artist receives a prize pack. 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.
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.
“Charlotte collected such a broad range of art during her life, and this exhibition gives our visitors an opportunity to see some of those gems, from a Renaissance medal to a drawing by Matisse,” stated Bryn Schockmel, Curator of the Permanent Collection.
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.
Schockmel commented, “In honor of our sixtieth anniversary, we are looking not only to the past and the works collected by Charlotte but also celebrating how our collection continues to grow in the present. This exhibition showcases some recent acquisitions—a particular highlight is the first work by glass artist Dale Chihuly acquired by the Hyde.”
Accompanying Educational Program Offerings:
• Museum Guided Tours
• Art After Hours, Third Thursday of every month
• Date Night @ The Hyde, May 18
• Painting with Patrice: Sailboats at Sunset, May 18
• Open Studio: Figure Drawing with John Hampshire, June 15
• FREE Artful Afternoons, Second Thursday of every month
*With thanks to Stewarts Shops and The Dake Family for their lead sponsorship of 2023 Education Programs and special gratitude for the 2023 Songs of the Horizon Programming Sponsors, Francine and Robert Nemer.
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, 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 www.hydecollection.org. Throughout the years, the Museum has expanded considerably from the historic Hyde home. It includes a modern museum complex with an auditorium, classroom, five galleries, and a state-of-the-art storage
Photo at top: Autumn DeMatties, The Other Half, 2023, Digital photograph. Photo Credit: Queensbury High School. Photo provided by Katie Alessi of the Trifecta Collaborative.