Now in its 84th year, the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region is one of the longest annual exhibitions in the country. The exhibition features one-of-a-kind works from artists who live and create within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region, and this year at The Hyde Collection, many of the pieces address issues related to our changing environment.
See How Local Artists Have Responded to Our Changing Environment
In collaboration with guest artist and juror Victoria Palermo, The Hyde Collection will house the 2019 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region from October 12 through December 4. Earlier this year, Palermo reviewed 1,500+ artworks submitted by 365 artists and noticed that many of the entries reflected on our environment in different ways. Some highlighted the artist’s ideal landscape, while others suggested a solution to a current situation.
Out of all the submissions, Palermo selected 92 works of art from 82 artists living and working within 100 miles of the Capital Region. Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region provides a spotlight for contemporary art in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions.
This year’s exhibition includes a combination of sculptures, paintings, drawings, mixed media, videos, photographs, textiles, prints, and collages. In a press release from The Hyde, Palermo was quoted as saying, “I think that the resulting selection reflects the quality and diversity of creative activity across our region and connects to the larger moment that we are living.”
The artworks that focus on the environment will be exhibited in The Hyde Collection’s Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, the stairwell of the museum’s education wing, and the Rotunda Gallery. Other artworks in the exhibition will be on display in the Hoopes Gallery and Hyde House.
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region opens on Saturday, October 12, and will remain at The Hyde through December 4.