Paintings, pottery, photography and sculptures by local high school students from Wellesley and other MetroWest towns are featured in the third annual NEXT UP! juried art exhibition, sponsored by Page Waterman, Gallery and Framing in Wellesley Square.
The art has been chosen by a group of prestigious jurors and will be displayed at the 592A Washington Street gallery in an exhibition which runs May 3-9. New this year, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen within two categories: 2D and 3D.
All are welcome to a reception on Sunday, May 5, 2pm – 4pm during which the winners and honorable mentions will be announced. View the accepted entries online here.
“We are thoroughly impressed and inspired to see the quality and diversity in the art from the students,” Sturtevant (Sturdy) Waterman, owner of Page Waterman, said. “Their creativity and talents illustrate the abilities of both the students and their teachers. We thank you all for participating and for giving our jurors a challenging task to pick the winners and honorable mentions.”
Three accomplished art professionals are jurors. They include: John Holz – Artist; Kevin Van Blarcom – Appraiser,
auctioneer and purveyor of fine art and antiques; and, Elizabeth Carroll – Artist, Designer.
About Page Waterman, Gallery & Framing
Now celebrating 102 years of art and custom framing in Wellesley Square, Page Waterman is one of New England’s oldest picture framing companies. It has been in continuous operation since 1917 and is well known for their custom picture framing expertise and distinctive collection of fine art. Part of its legacy are the thousands of pictures hanging in the area’s homes which were framed or were purchased from their gallery.
They gallery also provides restoration services for oil paintings and antique picture frames. Sturdy Waterman, owner, purchased the business in 1983. In 2016, Sturdy was named Professional of the Year by the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce.