2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

Celebrating its eighty-fourth year, the 2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, hosted by the Albany Institute of History & Art, highlights the work of the best visual artists in the region. This juried exhibition is sponsored jointly by the Albany Institute of History & Art, the University Art Museum, University at Albany, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, and Albany Center Gallery. The exhibition is open to all visual artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls.

The 2020 Juror is Susan Cross, Senior Curator at MASS MoCA. She received her Master of Arts in Art History from Williams College and previously worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, and the Deutsche Bilbao in Berlin. Since her arrival at MASS MoCA in 2006, Cross has organized
major exhibitions, commissions, and performances. These include Alex Da Corte, Liz Deschenes, (Marcos Ramirez) ERRE, Spencer Finch, Liz Glynn, Katharina Grosse, Allison Janae Hamilton (co-curated with Larry Ossei-Mensah), Steffani Jemison, Guillaume Leblon, Richard Nonas, Ledelle Moe, Cauleen Smith, and Simon Starling, among others. Her curated group exhibitions have included: The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night (2018),
In the Abstract (2017), The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor (2014), Invisible Cities (2012), and The Workers (2011), co-curated with Carla Herrera-Prats. Cross edited the first monographs on Da Corte, Crowner, Finch, and Glynn and is the co-editor of Sol LeWitt: 100 Views.

The exhibition features 73 artists and 108 works ranging from paintings and drawings to prints, photography, collage,
sculpture, textiles, and installation works. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available. 

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Featured Artists

Fern Apfel, Cyndy Barbone, Richard Barlow*, Deborah Bayly, Susan Berger, Meredith Best, Roger Bisbing, Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Pennie Brantley, Lynn Dreese Breslin*, David Brickman, Berly Brown, Paul Chapman, Colin Chase*, Katherine Chwazik, Mandi Coburn*, Susan Spencer Crowe, Katie DeGroot*, Giovanni di Mola*, Andrew Dines, Jane Ehrlich, Donise English, Jean Feinberg, Richard Garrison, Barry Gerson, Gail Giles, Mike Glier, Kathy Greenwood, Josepha Gutelius, Laura Hammond-Toonkel, John Hampshire, Daesha Devón Harris*, Niki Haynes, David Herbert*, Katarina Holbrook-Spitzer*, Beth Humphrey, Mame Kennedy, T. Klacsmann, KK Kozik*, Madison LaVallee*, Lori Lawrence, Susan Martin Maffei, Dana Matthews, Claudia McNulty, Susan Meyer, Ian Myers, Stephen Niccolls, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Thom O'Connor, Hideyo Okamura; Olufunmilayo, O. Oladipo; Mark Olshansky, Fernando Orellana, Dorothea Osborn, Victoria Palermo, Kingsley Parker*, Debra Priestly*, Sara Pruiksma, Peggy Reeves*, Corinne Robbins, Jamie Rodriguez*, Anthony Ruscitto, Thomas Sarrantonio, Victor Schrager*, Amy Silberkleit*, Greg Slick, Sean Stewart, Susan Stuart, Victoria van der Laan, Jeff Wigman, Gerald Wolfe*, Deborah Zlotsky*

*Indicates artist recognized with cash prize, gift certificate, or purchase award

Artist Videos

Artists were invited to make short videos about their work. Click here to watch! (Videos will be added each week this fall)

Catalogue

View and download the catalogue for the 2020 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region.

Support

Major funding for this exhibition and catalogue has been provided by the Nancy Hyatt Liddle Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

Purchase Awards, Cash Prizes, and Gift Certificates

ALBANY INSTITUTE OF HISTORY & ART PURCHASE AWARD

Amy Silberkleit

  • 1918 | Supported by the Contemporary Arts Collection Fund
  • Shelter in Place, Paper Wasp Nest | Supported by the Contemporary Arts Collection Fund

Debra Priestly

  • Strange Fruit 38 | Supported by the Contemporary Arts Collection Fund


THE HYDE COLLECTION PURCHASE AWARD
Victor Schrager

  • Revolutionary Writing (Lenin #3)


SUNY ALBANY, UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD
Colin Chase

  • “of cries and whispers” (flag) | Supported by Susan Van Horn Shipherd ‘64, UAlbany Alumni Association Arts and Culture Committee, and University Art Museum Director’s Fund
  • “of cries and whispers” (e pluribus unum #25) | Supported by Munir and Ellen Jabbur, UAlbany Alumni Association Arts and Culture Committee, and University Art Museum Director’s Fund

 

STUYVESANT PLAZA, INC. AWARD, $1000
Debra Priestly

ROBERT J. KRACKELER AWARD, $500
Colin Chase

MARIJO DOUGHERTY & NORMAN BAUMAN AWARD IN MEMORY OF NANCY HYATT LIDDLE, $500
Madison LaVallee

BILL HARRIS & HOLLY KATZ AWARD, $500
Jamie Rodriguez

MAYOR KATHY SHEEHAN AWARD, $250
Amy Silberkeit

AUSTIN & COMPANY AWARD, $250
Richard Barlow

BATES & MIYAMOTO, $250
Deborah Zlotsky

RUTHANN MARCELLE AND PAUL GOZEMBA AWARD IN HONOR OF CHRISTINE M. MILES, $250
David Herbert

ALBANY CENTER GALLERY AWARD IN HONOR OF LES URBACH, $150
Daesha Devón Harris

ROSEMARIE V. ROSEN AWARD, $150
Jeff Wigman

WILLIAM AND SUSAN PICOTTE, $100
KK Kozik

A. GRINDLE CUSTOM FRAMING AWARD, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Katie DeGroot

ALACRITY FRAME AND WORKSHOP, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Mandi Coburn

ARLENE’S ARTIST MATERIALS AWARD, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Kingsley Parker

ARTFORMS, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Katarina Holbrook Spitzer

CERTIFIED FRAMING AWARD, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Victor Schrager

CLEMENT FRAME SHOP & ART GALLERY AWARD, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Peggy Reeves

FIVE STAR FRAME & ART, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Lynn Breslin

MCGREEVY PROLAB AWARD, $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Giovanni di Mola