The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod recently presented their annual scholarship awards alongside the Cape Cod and Island Art Educators Association at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. After an inspirational talk by Cape Cod artist and educator Carl Lopes, presentations were made to a group of very talented aspiring artists. Award winning artists were also invited to exhibit works at a pop-up exhibit at the museum. Honorees received a $500 gift certificate for the purchase of art supplies and a set of artist grade pastels.
Worthington Dennis is graduating from Mashpee High School and plans to attend the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he will prepare for a career as an art director or video game designer. He has been a member of his school’s National Art Honor Society and was honored with a merit award for 3-D animation. Worthington also made his mark in the media through a Ted X youth talk and an interview aired on Mashpee Cable TV.
Emelia Friend will head to the Rhode Island School of Design after graduating from Nauset Regional High School to study computer animation. Emelia was president of the Nauset Art Club and was selected to create a mural for the school’s cafeteria. She was also honored recently with a gold key award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.
Logan Heilman will also graduate from Nauset Regional High School in June. Logan will attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she will study painting, art history, and art education. Logan has been a social activist in her school and community advocating for freedom of expression. She was recently the recipient of a School Within a School academic award.
Abigail McAllister is currently a student at Lesley University. Previously she attended Barnstable High School and Nantucket High School from which she graduated. She has designed sets for productions in Barnstable and was commissioned to decorate holiday windows for the Cape Cod Five Bank. At Lesley, Abby is majoring in illustration and is interested in visual storytelling. It is a goal of her is to write a graphic novel some day.