Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

Scholarship Winners, 2016


Recipient Gabrielle Gomez, Dennis-Yarmouth High School


Kiana Suchecki, Nauset Regional High School


Grace Fernandes, Monomoy Regional High School


Vanessa Liu, Falmouth High School

Scholarship Awards Program

In support of our mission to educate the public and promote soft pastels as a medium, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod provides scholarships to local aspiring artists.  We are pleased to offer aspiring artists who are graduating in 2017 or have graduated Cape Cod high schools in the past three years the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Scholarship Awards Program. The PPSCC grant will include a scholarship of $500-1000 in the form of a gift certificate for the purchase of art supplies, a set of artist grade pastels, and the opportunity to exhibit a work of art at the PPSCC Annual Members Show in the fall of 2017.
    Applicants who plan or will continue to study a visual arts related field at the postsecondary level are invited to apply for this award. Interested student artists are asked to return the following for consideration by the Scholarship Committee:

• Completed application form
• Recommendation of teacher, counselor, or school administrator
• 5 examples of artwork saved as JPG labeled with applicant’s last name and title
• One page applicant statement to include art background and experience and future aspirations to pursue visual arts

Submit completed application materials electronically by May 1, 2017.

Download the 2017 Scholarship Application Form here.

Questions about this award opportunity may be forwarded to Elinor Freedman, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Scholarship Coordinator, at elinorafreedman@gmail.com.

2016 Scholarships Recipients 

Grace Fernandes of Monomoy Regional High School, Gabrielle Gomez of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, Vanessa Liu of Falmouth High School and Kiana Suchecki, a 2013 graduate of Nauset who attends the Rhode Island School of Design, will each receive a scholarship of $500 in the form of a gift certificate for the purchase of art supplies, a set of artist grade pastels, and the opportunity to exhibit a work of art at the PPSCC Annual Members Show at the Falmouth Arts Center in the fall of 2016.