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Monday, Apr 11, 2016

25th Anniversary of the High School Juried Show

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, 80 area high school art students were recognized during a special awards ceremony at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. From more than 900 entries, the jurors selected 101 works to highlight at the 25th Anniversary of the High School Juried Show at the Museum. 

The annual exhibition is a well-known and admired showcase of local high school art students’ talent and creativity. This unique format allows participating students to experience the preparation, submission, and jurying process, which is critical to their artistic development. The young artists that entered the 2016 juried competition hailed from 15 area schools districts in four counties: Warren, Washington, Saratoga, and Essex.

Over 300 individuals attended the kick-off event and awards show on Sunday including students, teachers, families, and guests. Six artists won top prizes for their work in the exhibition, which is generously supported by Dr. Vincent and Milly Koh, The Hyde’s Charles R. Wood Exhibition Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Best in Show, chosen by The Hyde’s Director Erin Coe, was presented to James Morrison of Cambridge High School for “Rick” (mixed media, 3D). 

The Curator’s Choice, selected by The Hyde’s Curator Jonathan Canning, was awarded to Ethan Ballard of Queensbury High School for “L’aube dans le foret” (glazed ceramic, 3D). Also, this year Erin Coe awarded the Director’s Choice in memory of Judge J. Timothy Breen in recognition of Judge Breen, Warren County Family Court Judge who passed away in January. Judge Breen was a tireless advocate for families and children, a former Hyde trustee, and a longtime supporter of the local arts scene. “Cannon Beach,” a photograph by Ericka Wadleigh of Queensbury High School received this award. The Jurors’ Awards were given to Evan Serviss of Argyle High School for “Tree Cocoon” (mixed media, 3D), Amanda Lewis of Glens Falls High School for “Autumn Essence” (photograph), and Jude Daigneault of South Glens Falls High School for “Hey Jude” (colored pencil drawing). This year’s jurors were Chris Walton, Eric Hotaling, and Frank Vurraro.

Ericka Wadleigh, Cannon Beach, photograph, 2016.

The exhibition is on display in the Charles R. Wood Gallery at The Hyde Collection through Sunday, May 1, 2016.

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of this juried show, The Hyde will host a Teacher and Alumni Appreciation event on April 21 at 6:30 pm. The Museum invites all art teachers, past students, or anyone who has been involved with the High School Juried Art Show since its inception in 1991 to attend. Desserts and light refreshments will be served. The event is free for all teachers and alumni.


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