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Young Art Masters Returns With Exhibit And Virtual Art Auction – Let’s Celebrate The New Generation Of Artists!

 Young Art Masters, the online exhibition and auction that raises money for student art programs, returns this year to Wellington to benefit four area public high school art programs. In addition, Nu Vista Living partners with Young Art Masters for art exhibit and reception! Students in advanced visual art classes at Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central and John I. Leonard high schools created 40 pieces of art. Pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, photography, and ceramics, will be displayed in the public spaces of Nu Vista Living, where residents, patients, and visitors can enjoy the exhibit throughout the month of April.  The Virtual Auction, takes place online beginning April 10.   Students, faculty, Nu Vista residents, and Young Art Masters supporters meet at the Public Reception on April 16, providing an opportunity for the students to showcase their work before the guests.  The Rickie Report proudly shares some sneak peeks and all of the details for you to get involved.  Proceeds from Young Art Masters are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of the money raised benefits the high school visual arts programs.  



Young Art Masters Auction

Returns to Wellington!

Online auction of student artwork to benefit area high school art programs







 APRIL 16th   6:30-8:30 pm

10330 NuVista Avenue    Wellington, FL 33414

Located just south of the Mall at Wellington Green




How Can YOU Get Involved?

  • Visit the website, view the Virtual Acution and Bid!
  • Attend the Public Reception, meet the artists & teachers ….And Bid!
  • Sponsor A Young Artist!  Young Art Masters provides an opportunity for other individuals and local businesses to support the schools. For a $100 tax-deductible donation in advance of the auction’s opening to any one of the four participating high school visual arts program, an individual or local business becomes a Young Art Master sponsor and guarantees that minimum bid on one of the art pieces.


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 an online auction.




"Arabian Sea" by Gabby Lambro

“Arabian Sea” by Gabby Lambro



This year, in addition to acrylic on canvas and photography, the auction will feature pencil drawings as well as ceramics and sculpture. The expansion allows students in each of the schools’ visual arts programs a chance to participate in the exhibit and auction. Each piece of 2-D art is 24 by 36 inches.  Each piece will be photographed and uploaded to the online gallery at   With only 40 pieces accepted into the auction, the students are striving to have their work selected, and the art teachers have set the bar high for inclusion.


Artwork by Zachary Robling

Artwork by Zachary Robling



“This is just a beautiful opportunity that the Jacobs have provided for all the students from the different art departments all participating in something that is shared with the community, and ultimately comes back to benefit the school,” said Jennie Eve Barnett, a National Board  Certified teacher of photography and painting.”


Artwork by Lindsay Nichols

Artwork by Lindsay Nichols

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. Previously, the Jacobs family had held similar programs for area high schools in both Atlanta and Buffalo.



"Lighthouse" by Lacey Latour

“Lighthouse” by Lacey Latour


Young Art Masters is one of two major programs benefitting the area high schools that the Jacobs family underwrites. The Jacobs also provide annual trips to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for Wellington high schools’ brightest math and science students, giving them a first-hand encounter with space technology and encouraging them to consider a career in the space program. To date, the Jacobs have sent nearly 1,000 students to the KSC Visitor Complex.



Artwork by Brooke McFarland

Artwork by Brooke McFarland


Young Art Masters is proud to announce that Nu Vista Living will host their 2015  Exhibit of student art.  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.



"In The Spotlight" by Courtney Skinner

“In The Spotlight” by Courtney Skinner


“At Nu Vista, we incorporate art work in our rehab environment to create the best atmosphere possible for our customers,” said Nu Vista Wellington CEO Robert Campion. “When we were asked to participate in Young Art Masters Auction we jumped at the opportunity. From our inception, we’ve understood the value that the right environment can bring to the overall healing and recovery processes, and we see this as a great opportunity to build upon that ideal. We look forward to this event and future events.”



"Florida Flight" by Samantha Hooker

“Florida Flight” by Samantha Hooker





To view the previous year’s exhibit and learn more, visit or, or call Angie Francalancia at 561-837-3251.



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