The South Yarmouth Library Association offers the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts annually. The $3000 award is aimed at advancing the study and knowledge of someone who is likely to make future contributions in the visual arts. To be eligible applicants must have completed one academic year at a college or art institute by the end of the school year in which the scholarship is offered.
Applications are made available in January of each year from the South Yarmouth Library or from the website. Applications include the completed form, transcripts of all course work, three (3) letters of recommendation, your portfolio, and a personal statement.
The winner of the 2016 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts is Jordan Gustafson, a student at Emerson College, Boston. Jordan has worked in several media, but feature filmaking is his special interest. First picking up a camera at age 5, and directing films by 6, it is clear to see this has been his path from the beginning. Jordan has worked as a professional filmmaker for companies, schools, musicians, and individuals. He has contributed to films shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
A reception will be held in his honor at the South Yarmouth Library on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.