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GFHS student-artists well-represented in The Hyde's juried art show

April 9, 2014 — A quarter of the artwork in the Hyde Museum’s 23rd Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition is from Glens Falls student-artists!

Only one hundred works are featured in the annual contest, and 25 pieces in this year’s exhibit were created by Glens Falls High School students. "Our student-artists submitted 279 works of art to be juried along with submissions from 28 other area schools," said art teacher Sue Botch. "890 pieces of exceptional high school art work from all over the region were judged by a panel of three jurors. Their objective was to pick the best 100. We are excited to see the show that includes 25 from GFHS! Wow! Way to go GF art students!"

The art show runs in the Wood Gallery from Saturday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 31st. Art department faculty echoed the magnitude of Glens Falls students' accomplishment this year. “To have this many of our students’ works chosen is really spectacular,” said art teacher Peter Taylor.

Congratulations to Emma Green, Kirsa Drobnicki, Tam Doolittle, Margaret Kelleher, Kaitlyn Vogel, Emma Conrick, Nathan Didio, Ethan Katz, Michael Bosford, Annie Botch, Riley Brennan, André Chevalier, Ethan Cronquist, Scarlett DeWitt, Stephanie Eddy, Emily Erdman, Donald Perkins, and Cheyenne Palmer.

(See slideshow below for a look at each piece of art.)

"These kids work so hard at their crafts, whether it's pottery, drawing, painting, or photography," continued Mrs. Botch. "The jurors chose some amazing pieces, and they also turned away some amazing others. Regardless of who got in and who didn't, we are proud of them all!!!"

Congratulations to these GFHS students for winning awards in the show: Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Emma Green, Yearning, stoneware with bronze patina ..... Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Riley Brennan, Mothership, ink Jet Print ..... Committee Choice Award: Tam Doolittle, Amphora, clay ..... Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention Award: Michael Basford, Empty, ink Jet Print.

Mrs. Botch encourages the entire school community to see the show. "It is open to the public, and if you are accompanied by one of exhibitors you can view the exhibition for free." Congratulations to all the award winners!