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Salem Arts Association Presents Two Scholarships To Local Students

From The Salem Arts Association

This year Salem Arts Association is proudly presenting two scholarships to two local students who will attending college in the Fall, with a focus on the arts.

The recipient of the 2021 Ellen Hardy Memorial Arts Scholarship is Erin Survilas. Erin is graduating from Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School and will be attending Montserrat College of Art. The recipient of the 2021 Paula Beulieu Memorial Arts Scholarship is Carlian Diaz-Guerrero. Carlian is graduating from Salem High School and will be attending Maryland Institute College of Art.

Salem Arts Association scholarships are presented in memory of two of the organizations early members who were instrumental in building the foundations of Salem Arts Association – The Ellen Hardy Memorial Arts Scholarship and the Paula Beaulieu Memorial Arts Scholarship. Ellen Hardy had a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, for which she was a powerful advocate. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association. Paula Beaulieu was an active artist in the Salem Arts Association and taught young and old alike through her program “Connect with Their Creativity.” Her family has chosen Salem Arts Association and Salem High School as beneficiaries of any donations made in her honor.

Erin and Carlian will both receive $1,000.00 to assist with education expenses along with complimentary memberships to Salem Arts Association as student members. An awards ceremony will held at Salem Arts galleries, 159 Derby Street, on Saturday July 19, 2021

Artwork by Carlian Diaz-Guerrero

About Salem Arts Association

Salem Arts Association is a volunteer-run 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Salem’s Derby Street Historic District. Its efforts bring all forms of art to the community while integrating the diversity of the community into the arts. Since its establishment in 2007, Salem Arts Association has produced more than 250 exhibits, events and workshops for Salem’s residents and visitors.


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