CONGRATULATIONS TO HIGHNESS EMBASSY ARTIST, JUSTYNA WERBEL, FOR BEING SELECTED AS OF ONE OF NEO’s FIVE EMERGING ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS COLLABORATION WITH OCADU
October 1st marked the public debut of NEO’s Commissioning Program in collaboration with OCAD U, to commemorate new listings on the NEO Exchange. “When a company or exchange-traded fund launches on NEO, it is a momentous occasion for all of us,” explained Schmitt. “Most stock exchanges gift their new issuers with a traditional plaque to commemorate the listing. But NEO has always done things differently. We wanted to celebrate these milestones with our clients by doing something truly special.” To that end, NEO has selected a roster of five emerging artists – either recent grads or current students – from OCAD U, who have been commissioned to create custom-made works of art for new issuers on the NEO Exchange. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” continued Schmitt. “We are supporting our talented arts community while giving our clients a unique, one-of-a kind gift to add to their corporate collections.” Following a thorough application and interview process, five artists were selected for the inaugural year of NEO’s Commissioning Program with OCAD U including Highness Global’s very own Justyna Werbel – a visual artist, curator, and graduate student at OCAD U. A big thanks to NEO Exchange for supporting Canadian artists. Well done Justyna!