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2010 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region


2010 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

October 03, 2010 - January 02, 2011

One of the oldest regional juried exhibitions in the East
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The Hyde Collection joins the Albany Institute of History and Art and the University Art Museum (University at Albany, State University of New York) as the third collaborative sponsor of the oldest regional juried art show in the United States. Founded in 1936, this annual exhibition showcases contemporary art by living artists from the Upper Hudson and Mohawk River valleys. The exhibition rotates among the three organizations and will be hosted by The Hyde Collection in the fall of 2010.

Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum since 2005, will serve as guest juror. At the Museum, he has overseen major exhibitions of the work of Ron Mueck, Takashi Murakami, Hernan Bas, and others. Prior to his appointment in Brooklyn, he spent almost a decade as Director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. He was responsible for the widely hailed public, programmatic, and physical transformation of that institution, which culminated in a new building designed by architect Zaha Hadid. Desmarais was director of the Laguna Art Museum from 1988 to 1994. From 1981 to 1988 he directed the California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside, where he oversaw the creation of another award-winning building, designed by Stanley Saitowitz. In the past twenty-five years, Desmarais has organized more than fifty exhibitions, written numerous articles and books, and was awarded an Art Critics Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1979.

From 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 16, 2010, The Hyde will hold gallery talks with presenting artists Gina Occhiogrosso of Troy, NY and Katie DeGroot of Fort Edward, NY.

Occhiogrosso will discuss her work, Homework (Phase 1), winner of the Maryann Bell Juror’s Award. DeGroot will discuss her exhibited work titled Hottie, whichwon the Marijo Dougherty and Norman Bauman Juror’s Award in memory of Nancy Hyatt Liddle. Admission to the gallery talks is by donation. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and are suggested since participation is limited to 35 individuals.

For more information or to reserve a spot for either event, contact The Hyde at 518-792-1761 ext. 17 or email

The Purchase Award sponsors:

  • The Hyde Collection

  • Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase Award

  • Dr. Arthur C. Collins '48 Purchase Award, University at Albany Alumni Association

Image: Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Presence, 2010, oil on panel, 24 x 24 in., The Hyde Collection Purchase Award