Holliston resident Victoria Zeamer will be honored Tuesday night at the Ruby Slipper fundraiser gala held by the MetroWest Women's Alliance annual after her original artwork won the Aliiance's first art contest.
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 region.
Contestants were invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork that visually represents what they feel makes them a strong woman.
The artwork was judged by a panel that included April Riccio, public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Natick, and Helen Lemoine, the chair of the alliance and executive dirctor of Leadership MetroWest.
Her winning submission--"Lines on my hands, Wrinkles on my face"--will be featured in the program booklet for the fundraiser. And the framed original will be auctioned at the event to benefit the alliance.
Zeamer graduated in May from Holliston High School and plans to major in both Middle Eastern Political/Religious Studies and Media Arts and Sciences at Wellesley College.
In addition to art, Zeamer's passions include rowing--while still in high school, Zeamer served as a coxswain for the junior men’s team at Community Rowing, Inc.--and gardening.
The Ruby Slippers fundraiser takes place at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear red shoes for the evening, which will feature author Mina Samuels discussing her latest book, "Run Like a Girl," food from Pepper’s Catering in Northborough and networking.
Tickets to the gala cost $35 and are available for purchase online at www.uwotc.org/RubySlippers.