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SCA Youth Artist Grants: Meet Two Emerging Artists

Through its Youth Artist Grant awards, SCA encourages emerging talent in art by giving students financial support toward a project or goal. To learn more, contact us at grants@southcoastartists.org.

Sebastian Vieira

Sebastian Vieira

photo: Desiree Fournier

Tiverton student-artist Sebastian Vieira, the most recent recipient of an SCA Youth Artist Grant, is pursuing both the art and science of creating objects on a 3–D printer. As a junior at the East Bay MET, Sebastian’s interest was sparked when he learned how to use 3-D printer software to create attachments for a commercially designed prosthetic hand. His SCA grant helped cover the cost of a summer course in Three-Dimensional Design at RISD. Sebastian is looking toward a career in sculpture, architecture, industrial or environmental design.

Maxwell Peckham

Max PeckhamSCA launched its Youth Artist Grants Program in 2015 with an award to Maxwell Peckham of Little Compton, RI.  While in high school, Maxwell began experimenting with metals, smelting and casting processes, by melting down lead sinkers and roof flashings.  As his interest developed, he decided to seek training from a master Blacksmith in Mississippi. During his intensive one-on-one seminar, Max learned how to forge his own tools by hand, using traditional techniques to create useful and also beautiful objects. Max’s grant helped to fund his trip.