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. 

High Art 2022: REFLECTIONS

In-gallery Exhibition:  May 17th – June 2nd, 2022

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View an online version of High Art 2022: REFLECTIONS

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Fifteen Massachusetts high schools showcase highly reflective installation art during the Attleboro Arts Museum’s annual High Art exhibition. High Art connects teens with artists both past and present, fosters the creation of original artworks, and provides a professional forum for students to voice their creativity and work collaboratively.

This year’s High Art theme of REFLECTIONS features personal and profound installations that reflect on the world around us – either literally or figuratively. Artists have been transfixed by reflections throughout history, the simple play of light on still water or glass, a figure in the mirror as an effective tool to communicate identity or using surfaces to place a call for reflection from the viewer that welcomes or captures them in the piece. 

Visitors will come face to face with their own reflection – asking them to consider their place in the world, ponder double visions, explore optical illusions or distortions and even travel through the looking glass. Some installations focus specifically on metallic materials such as glass and mirror while others take you on a journey of self-reflection and contemplation.

Artist Fehmida Chipty of Winchester, MA has served as juror for the exhibition.

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High Art Award Results:

  • Best in Show – First Place: Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School 
  • Second Place: Attleboro High School
  • Third Place: Norton High School
  • Honorable Mention: Sharon High School
  • Title Sponsor Award: Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Merit Awards: Bishop Feehan High School; Dover Sherborn Regional High School; Joseph Case High School; Liberty Christian High School; Mansfield High School; New Bedford High School; Norwood High School; Seekonk High School; Silver-Lake Regional High School; Taunton High School.

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Visitors of the High Art Exhibition will be asked to cast their People’s Choice Award ballot by using either a QR Code reader or a computer terminal in the Museum’s gallery that connects to a Google Form. Virtual People’s Choice Award votes will be collected throughout the course of the exhibit – with the award given to the top school after the exhibition has concluded on June 2nd at 4pm.

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Participating High Schools

  • Attleboro High School, Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School, Bridgewater, MA
  • Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton, MA
  • NEW! Dover Sherborn Regional High School, Dover, MA
  • Joseph Case High School, Swansea, MA
  • NEW! Liberty Christian High School, Attleboro, MA
  • Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MA
  • New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA
  • NEW! Norton High School, Norton, MA
  • Norwood High School, Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School, Seekonk, MA
  • Sharon High School, Sharon, MA
  • Silver-Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA
  • Taunton High School, Taunton, MA

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Juror: Fehmida Chipty

Fehmida Chipty has participated in Atelier 26 and 28 at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a Marketing and Portfolio development class also through the Griffin Museum. She is a lending artist at the DeCordova Museum. Her work has been selected in several juried competitions including exhibits at the Mattatuck Museum in Watertown, CT, the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA, and the Site: Brooklyn Gallery, in New York, NY. She has exhibited in the Plymouth Cultural Center, Fine Art of Photography Exhibit. Her work was selected for 8 Visions Exhibit at the Attleboro Museum where she presented a selection Color and Light Portfolio. Fehmida is the founder of Zamana Art, an organization dedicated to creating social impact with art.  For more information and artwork visit: https://www.fehmidachipty.com/

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For questions regarding the High Art exhibition please contact Museum Programs Coordinator & High Art Exhibition Curator, Abby Rovaldi at either 508-222-2644 x15 or arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

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High Art Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Gary Lavoie, owner of Footworks Inc., Attleboro, MA

Sponsors: Reeves Co. Inc. of Attleboro, MA; Craft Inc. of Attleboro, MA; Jerry’s Artarama of Providence, RI; and the Local Cultural Councils of Attleboro, Halifax, Mansfield, Norwood, Raynham, Seekonk, Swansea and Taunton. These Cultural Councils are local agencies funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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