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University Art Museum Presents: 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, July 9-Sept. 5

Terminal by Roger Bisbing, one of the works on display at the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region juried exhibition July 9-Sept. 5.

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2015) -- The University Art Museum will present the 79th annual Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region from July 9 through September 5. There will be an Artists’ Reception at the University Art Museum on July 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Participating artists will also share their influences in an unconventional format at “Show & Tell” on July 29 at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Juried by Rachel Uffner, the founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery, the 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region juried exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen from over 1,600 entries by 367 artists, the exhibition reflects the expansive range of issues and subject matter that contemporary artists are dealing with in the Capital Region as well as in the larger art world. Rachel Uffner is the founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery, established in September 2008, and has been hailed as a frontrunner of the resurging Lower East Side art scene.

A full list of participating artists is available on the University Art Museum website.

Thirty-five area businesses, individuals, and organizations contributed more than $6,000 in exhibition support, juror and purchase awards, gift certificates, and in-kind services, demonstrating continued commitment to the exhibition, as well as an appreciation of the contribution artists make to life in the community.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by The Community Foundation for the Capital Region’s Nancy Hyatt Liddle Fund for the Arts. Additional support was provided by the Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the Alumni Association through the Grandma Moses Fund, University Auxiliary Services, the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, Michael A. Boots in honor of Ann C. Mataraso, Carol F. Bullard, and William and Stevi Swire.

Founded in 1936, the exhibition is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. A significant component of the Art Museum’s support of regional artists, the annual exhibition is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the University Art Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. It brings together local businesses and philanthropists whose support of the exhibition and juror’s awards affirms the central role the arts play in making the region a vibrant place in which to live and work.

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