The 2016 Auction is Live

WELLINGTON, Fl, April 1, 2016 – Young Art Masters, the online auction that benefits area high school visual art programs, goes live today with nearly 40 works of art up for bid.

Talented students in advanced art programs have created pieces in acrylic and oil painting, photography, digital art and ceramics for the auction. All the pieces went on display this week at Nu Vista Living in Wellington, where they will remain throughout the month of April.

Underwritten by the Jacobs Family Foundation of Wellington, Young Art Masters provides students a chance to exhibit their work in a gallery setting and helps to raise thousands of dollars for the schools’ visual arts programs. Participating schools are Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Central and John I. Leonard high schools.

“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 Wellington-area high schools,” said Jacobs Family Foundation Board member Louis Jacobs.

Now in its third year, Young Art Masters is supported by several local businesses that participate in the Sponsor a Young Artist program. Supporters include RU Practical Business Solutions, Eyes of Wellington, Palm Beach Medical, Florida Eye Institute, Marble Doctors, and Shockley Marketing.

The art students and their teachers will have an opportunity to discuss their artwork with the sponsors and other guests at a reception in their honor hosted by Nu Vista Living on Thursday, April 7.

“As the art went up, we could see the immediate interest from our residents and patients,” said Dean Tendrich, Director of Marketing for Nu Vista Living. “Because art is used as a therapeutic tool in the healing and recovery process and because some of our residents are artists in their own right, the Young Art Masters Auction and exhibit is a perfect complement to what we do at Nu Vista Living.”

The art will be on exhibit at Nu Vista Living during the entire month of April. It includes striking landscapes, equestrian art, and other topics familiar to South Florida. The auction runs through Friday, April 15, 2016. View all the art pieces in the online gallery at Proceeds from Young Art Masters are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of the money raised benefits the high schools’ visual arts program.

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The Jacobs Family Foundation of Wellington was formed to facilitate the family’s longstanding commitment to philanthropic efforts in and around Wellington. The Jacobs Family Foundation is focused on enabling community programs that will have a material, positive impact on the Wellington community. Through quarterly grants, it supports medium- to long-term programs for education, athletics, at-risk youth, and preservation in and around Wellington. For additional information, visit