MetroWest Women's Alliance Unveils Art Contest Winner
Holliston resident Victoria Zeamer is the winner of the MetroWest Women’s Alliance first annual art contest. She will be honored tonight at the Alliance's Ruby Slippers Fundraiser and Networking Gala. Tickets are still available.
Holliston resident Victoria Zeamer is the winner of The MetroWest Women’s Alliance first annual art contest.
This spring, the MetroWest Women’s Alliance, a collaborative initiative of the United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce launched an art contest for all women and girls in the MetroWest community. All three are located in Framingham.
Interested parties were asked to submit up to two pieces of artwork that visually represents what they feel makes them a strong woman. April Riccio, public relations manager, Neiman Marcus Natick, and Helen Lemoine the Alliance’s Chair and Executive Director of LeadershipMetroWest judged the entries.
All participants were presented with award certificates along with museum passes gifted by the Danforth Art Museum .
Zeamer graduated in May from Holliston High. She is now a freshman at Wellesley College and plans to double major in Middle Eastern Political/Religious Studies and Media Arts and Sciences. Zeamer is also interested in comparative media and is enamored with the challenge of incorporating her love for art with the growing array of technological advancements.
Zeamer said the Charles River is her second home. As a coxswain for the junior men’s team at Community Rowing, Inc., Zeamer could be found seated in a shell on the Charles for a good portion of her high school career. When Zeamer is not rowing on the Charles or creating pieces of art she can be found taking an excursion to Bostonor cultivating her fruit and vegetable garden in Holliston.
Her original acrylic linoleum block painting entitled Lines on my hands, Wrinkles on my face will be featured in the program booklet for the MetroWest Women’s Alliance Ruby Slippers Fundraiser and Networking Gala.
Zeamer has graciously agreed to have her framed original work auctioned at the Gala. All proceeds yielded from the sale of the artwork will be reinvested back into the community to help women and girls in the MetroWest region.
The Ruby Slippers Fundraiser and Networking Gala is open to all in the MetroWest / 495 Corridor. Attendees are encouraged to take out their favorite pair of red shoes and join the Alliance at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank tonight, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The evening will not only allow those in attendance to view and bid on Zeamer’s exclusive artwork, but it also will provide an opportunity to hear featured author Mina Samuels, as she discusses her latest book, Run Like A Girl, enjoy gourmet foods from Northborough’s Pepper’s Catering, network and learn more about the successes the MetroWest Women’s Alliance has had in its inaugural year.
Tickets are affordably price at $35 each and can be obtained by going to www.uwotc.org/RubySlippers