We are proud to announce the winners of the Newton Out Doors
“The selection committee was incredibly impressed by the creativity and overall quality of the 65 submissions we received," said Meryl Kessler, chair of Newton Out Doors and board member of Newton Community Pride. "The committee had a difficult time choosing just 25 winners, but we are excited by the range of artistic visions represented by the chosen designs."
The winning artists are: Kit Collins, Joe Daxberger, Scott Debus, Jamaal Eversley, Raquel Fornasaro, Eric Funk, Amanda Beard Garcia, Sepi Golestani, Howie Green, Mike Grimaldi, Yenny Hdz, Grey and Leslie Held, Kate Holloway, Grace Julian-Murthy, Farzana Mohamed, Eli Portman, Julia Smithing, Sophy Tuttle, The Collab (Kate Bergeron and Jaimie Varasconi), Harun Zankel.
In addition, five student artists were selected: Zoe Lister (Newton South), Natalia Sawicka (Newton North), Chengyue Wang (Newton North), Abby Zheng (Newton South), and Shihui Zou (Newton North).
Gloria Gavris, chair of Newton Community Pride, added, “On behalf of the board of directors, we are delighted to see Meryl’s idea come to life and the creative submissions chosen. Congratulations to our winners! We hope Newton Out Doors inspires residents to visit our village centers, engage with the colorfully created doors, and shop or dine over the next several months.”
Sponsored by Newton Community Pride in partnership with the City of Newton, Newton Out Doors
is a public art initiative to promote the walkability and economic vitality of Newton’s unique village centers and the enjoyment of art in a safe, socially distanced manner. It
will involve the outdoor installation of approximately 25 recycled wooden doors decorated by local and regional artists in and around several of Newton’s village centers, May through November 2021. The Village Bank
is Newton Out Doors’