Cecelia Siemen Scholarship
Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts
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.
2017 Winner – Eva Fahey – Congratulations!
Eva's work will be on display at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, from Tuesday, November 21 to Sunday, December 17. A reception will be held in her honor at the Cultural Center on Friday, December 1, from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome.
Eva Fahey was adopted from China and grew up in Boston and then in Yarmouth Port where she graduated from Sturgis Charter Public High School in 2014. She currently lives in Sunderland, MA and is a member of the class of 2018 pursuing her BFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History at UMass Amherst. Through exploring different media, she has come to focus on the interplay between painting, drawing, and printmaking. Within these disciplines, her work aims to combine and connect the formal techniques from each to create composite, mixed-media paintings that intend to create intimacy through detail and scale. Eva's paintings consider the interconnections and entanglements between identity, interpersonal relationships, memories, and dreams. In her upcoming thesis year, she plans to create large-scale mixed media paintings that also employ the use of animation and digital media in surrounding installation work.