University Art Museum
Hosts 2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried
will be announced at July 10 opening reception
Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980
N.Y. (June 26, 2003) -- UAlbany's University Art Museum
will host the 2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Juried Exhibition, July 10 through November 1, 2003.
in 1936 and one of the longest running annual juried
exhibitions in the country, The Artists of the Mohawk
Hudson Region is considered the benchmark
showing for the finest contemporary artists working within a 100-mile radius
of the Capital Region.
juror is Maura Heffner, the newly appointed director of
exhibitions and programs at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.
She is a former assistant curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art,
where she held numerous positions including coordinator
of the 2000 Biennial Exhibition
and project director of Mies in America. Heffner also curated Once Upon
a Time: Fiction and Fantasy in Contemporary Art, recently
on view at the New York State
able to review an enormous amount of work -- over 1,000
slides from over 220 artists -- being produced in this
region by its artists," Heffner
said. "It is evident that there is a very high level of artistic production
in this region, and a thriving community that continually seeks higher
standards for its work."
final juried selection includes 35 works by 17 artists:
JoAnn Axford (Glenmont, New York); Justin
Baker (Albany, New York); Josephine
Bloodgood (New Paltz, New York); Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, (Kingston, New York); David
Brickman (Albany, New York); Christopher Cassidy (Albany, New York);
Jeanette Fintz (Surprise,
New York); Louanne Genet Getty (New Hartford, New York); Allison
Hunter (Albany, New York); Carolou Kristofik (Middleburgh, New York); David
E. Levine, (Red
Hook, New York); Harold Lohner (Albany, New York); Jenny
Chris Moran (Scotia, New York); Michael Oatman (Troy, New York); Kenneth
Ragsdale (Albany, New York); and Marie Triller (Albany, New York).
feature work in a variety of media and reflect the expansive
range of issues and subject matter with which contemporary artists
in the Capital Region and in the larger art world.
the Swyer Companies Best in Show award, will be announced
at an opening reception, Thursday, July 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The reception
and open to the public.
Art Museum, designed by Edward Durrell Stone and a prime
example of 20th century late
Modernist architecture, provides
than 9,000 square
feet of exhibition space for six to eight changing exhibitions
a year. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1967, Paintings
A. Rockefeller Collection, the University Art Museum has been committed
contemporary art exhibitions that connect community and worldviews
with the vast resources of the University. In addition to exhibiting
the work of emerging artists, the museum develops and presents
exhibitions in collaboration with academic departments
across the campus to explore
current art practices through the larger frame of cultural, historical,
and sociopolitical contexts.
For more information
call (518) 442-4035 or visit www.albany.edu/museum.