The Jacobs Family Foundation and Nu Vista Living Wellington have announced the return of the Young Art Masters program to benefit area high school art programs.
Young Art Masters 2016 features more than 40 works of art by advanced visual art students from Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central, and John I. Leonard high schools. Each piece will be put up for bid in a 15-day online auction that begins April 1.
The students’ work includes paintings, drawings, photography, digital art and ceramics. It will be on display at Nu Vista Living (10330 Nu Vista Ave., Wellington) during the month of April.
Underwritten by the Jacobs Family Foundation, Young Art Masters brings acclaim to area high school art students and helps to raise thousands of dollars for the schools’ visual arts programs. Now in its third year, it provides the students with supplies to create larger, more involved pieces, enabling them to expand their own creativity.
“We believe that art is an essential part of a well-rounded education, and we’re proud to offer this opportunity to the talented students from the local high schools,” Jacobs Family Foundation Board Member Louis Jacobs said.
Young Art Masters offers not only an opportunity to raise money for the programs, but provides the students the experience of exhibiting before an audience. The art students and their teachers will have an opportunity to discuss their artwork with guests at a reception hosted by Nu Vista Living on Thursday, April 7.
Nu Vista Living is a state-of-the-art facility providing quality rehabilitation and skilled nursing, as well as assisted living. It is located just south of the Mall at Wellington Green.
“We were excited by the response to the art from our residents, employees and everyone who passed through our halls last year,” said Dean Tendrich, director of marketing for Nu Vista Living. “Art plays a role as a therapeutic tool in the healing and recovery process, so the Young Art Masters Auction enhances our rehab program, as well as the environment for our assisted living residents.”
Prior to going on display, each piece is photographed and uploaded to an online gallery at www.youngartmasterswellington.org. Proceeds from Young Art Masters are tax-deductible.
In addition to placing bids, individuals and local businesses can participate in the program as sponsors. For a $100 tax-deductible donation to any of the four participating high school visual arts programs in advance of the auction’s opening, an individual or local business can become a Young Art Masters sponsor and guarantee a minimum bid on one of the art pieces.
ABOVE: This acrylic painting by local student Lindsay Nichols will be part of the Young Art Masters Auction.