Local Artist on Exhibit at Gill Returns to Talk with Students

Last week, local artist Wes Sherman delivered a riveting talk on how he went from being a biology major in undergrad, to a flourishing sought-after artist represented by one of New Jersey's top galleries. He described his early artist influences and how he arrived at painting from nature. Sherman talked about the importance of networking, going to see art openings in galleries and museums, and having mentors. He encouraged anyone going into art in higher education to take courses in business, since being an artist is like being a CEO and owning your own business. He also described being represented by galleries is much like having stock in a company. Encouraging students to be their authentic selves, he told them to, "Create what matters to you." According to Fine Arts Department Chair Sarah Isusi, "Wes Sherman is a true gem in the NJ art community, and we are so fortunate to have his work and words inspire us all."
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful, and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.