High Art 2018


Theme – SHAPE

Exhibition Dates:  May 16th – 31st, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00pm


An element of art       Enclosed space       Geometric       Organic       2-Dimensional       Circle

Rectangle       Square       Triangle       3-Dimensionl       Cube       Cylinder       Sphere 

Realistic       Abstract       Positive       Negative       Black & white       Colorful       

Transparent       Open       Closed…


Everything has a shape, but what exactly is shape? Artists use all kinds of shapes. Geometric shapes are precise and regular, like squares, rectangles, and triangles. They are often found in human-made things, like buildings and machines while biomorphic shapes are found in nature. These shapes may look like leaves, flowers, clouds—things that grow, flow, move, and are often rounded & irregular, unlike most geometric shapes. The concept of SHAPE will inspire teams of students to create one-large scale art installation collaboratively to be on display in the Museum’s main gallery.



What is High Art? 
High Art is an annual exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talent and ideas of high school students enrolled in public, private, parochial, alternative, charter or homeschool programs.  This youth exhibition connects teens with artists both past and present, fosters the creation of original artworks, and provides a professional forum for students to voice their own creativity and work collaboratively.



2018 Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School, Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Bridgewater, MA
  • Franklin High School, Franklin, MA
  • Joseph Case High School, Swansea, MA
  • King Philip Regional High School, Wrentham, MA
  • The League School of Greater Boston, Walpole, MA
  • Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA
  • The Network Program, Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School, Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School, Seekonk, MA
  • Taunton High School, Taunton, MA


Curator: Abby Rovaldi, AAM Programs Coordinator

Juror: Elizabeth Lind, Stone Sculptor





Best in Show (First Place):  Joseph Case High School of Swansea, MA


Second Place:  Taunton High School


Third Place:  Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School


Honorable Mention: Bishop Feehan High School of Attleboro, MA

Title Sponsor Award: ­­­­Franklin High School

Merit Awards: Attleboro High School; King Philip Reg. High School; The League School of Greater Boston of Walpole, MA; Mansfield High School; The Network Program of Attleboro, MA; Norwood High School; Seekonk High School.


Museum Visitors – Be sure to cast your vote for the 2018 High Art People’s Choice Award.  Ballots are available in the Museum’s gallery throughout the run of the exhibition.  The winning school will be announced on the Attleboro Arts Museum’s website at the close of the exhibition on May 31st at 4pm. 


For questions regarding the High Art 2018 exhibition please contact Abby Rovaldi at 508-222-2644 x15 or arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org.



Thank you to the following generous supporters:


Title sponsor:

Footworks Inc. of Attleboro


Community Sponsors:

Reeves Co. Inc. of Attleboro

Local Cultural Councils of Attleboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Norwood, Raynham, Seekonk, Swansea & Taunton








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