WELLINGTON – Bidding has opened in the 2015 Young Art Masters Auction benefitting local area high schools, with a few favorites already garnering much attention.
The Young Art Masters exhibit of acrylic paintings, digital photography, digital art, sketches and ceramic pieces went up this week at Nu Vista Living in Wellington, and immediately attracted attention from the residents, staff, and visitors. It will be on display throughout the bidding period, which ends May 1.
The Young Art Masters program brings acclaim to high school artists by providing them an opportunity to exhibit their work, and it raises money for the students’ high school art programs through the online auction.
On Thursday, Nu Vista Living will host a reception for the student artists and their instructors, which is expected to spur the bidding as several of the residents already have selected their favorites. Nu Vista Living is a state-of-the-art skilled nursing community providing quality rehabilitation and skilled nursing as well as assisted living in a luxurious, lifestyle-focused environment. It is located just south of the Mall at Wellington Green.
Students in advanced visual art classes at Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central and John I. Leonard high schools have worked for the past two months to create pieces for the auction. In addition to the exhibit at Nu Vista Living, all the art can be viewed online at www.youngartmasterswellington.org. Proceeds from Young Art Masters are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of the money raised benefits the four high school visual arts programs.
Young Art Masters is underwritten by the Jacobs family, long-time Wellington residents and avid supporters of many educational endeavors. Young Art Masters premiered in Wellington in 2014, raising thousands of dollars for the area high schools’ visual arts programs.
“My family has been long-time advocates and supporters of educational opportunities, whether it’s through the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Boston Bruins Foundation, or right here in Wellington’s local schools,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. “We’re pleased to continue Young Art Masters for the Wellington area schools.”
This year, Young Art Masters provided an opportunity for other individuals and local businesses to support the schools through the “Sponsor a Young Artist” program. Young Art Masters extends its sincere appreciation to this year’s sponsors: Saelzer Atlas Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Engenuity Group, RU Practical, and RU Charitable.
For more information about Young Art Masters and to view the exhibit, visit www.youngartmasterswellington.org or Facebook.com/youngartmastersauction, or call Angie Francalancia at 561-837-3251.