The Hyde will mark the Regional’s 80th anniversary with a campus-wide exhibition juried by Michael Oatman, artist and associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In addition to works submitted for The Hyde’s Charles R. Wood Gallery, this year, artists are invited to submit proposals for interventions in Hyde House as well as outdoor sculptures on the grounds. Site visits with curatorial staff are available. Entries are due by May 1, 2016.
The Mohawk-Hudson Regional provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art in the Upper Hudson Valley. Founded in 1936, Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region is the oldest running regional juried show in the country. This annual showcase is collaboratively sponsored by The Hyde Collection; the Albany Institute of History and Art; and the University Art Museum, University at Albany. To showcase the art and celebrate the history of the Regional, an expanded catalogue will accompany the show
This year’s juror, Oatman, is known for his large-scale collages and installations that integrate found, modified, and handmade components, including artifacts of material culture, painting, drawing, and video. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Vermont, University at Albany, St. Michael’s College, and Vermont College. Oatman has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad.
The exhibition is open to emerging and established artists residing within a 100-mile radius of Glens Falls or the Capital District. Works in all media that have been completed in the past three years are eligible. Works must be available for this exhibition. Works previously exhibited in Mohawk-Hudson Regionals are ineligilble.
For more information about the exhibition, call (518) 792-1761 or visit www.hydecollection.org. Downloadable entry forms are available on the website.
What is the Hyde?
The Hyde Collection is one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art, and Modern and Contemporary art. Its permanent collection of nearly 4,000 works spans centuries and consists of paintings, drawings, graphics, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts. 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 collection of Modern and Contemporary art 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. The Hyde Collection presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries, as well as lectures, cultural events, family activities, and school programming in its modern museum complex and historic house at 161 Warren St., Glens Falls.
For more information, please visit www.hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.