Artist Sherry Scharschmidt will give a demonstration at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association meeting Thursday.

Artist Sherry Scharschmidt will give a demonstration at the Olympic Peninsula Art Association meeting Thursday.

Olympic Peninsula Art Association plans artist demonstration

SEQUIM — Artist Sherry Scharschmidt will provide a program and demonstration at a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association on Thursday.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., for a meet-and-greet, followed by a short business meeting, after which Scharschmidt will speak.

Visitors are welcome. Demonstrations are free.

Scharschmidt studied fine art at the University of California, Berkeley, in the late ’70s but fearful of starving to death, as she put it, she transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

Upon graduation, she moved to New York City and spent 35 years working as an art director/creative director at ad agencies from New York to Chicago to Tokyo.

Scharschmidt describes herself as a “slightly demented, half-Korean, pet-loving, recent transplant from Chicago. My paintings combine salvaged sign letters (and sometimes bits of junk) with images of slightly demented cats and dogs in rebus-like combinations. I have been painting furiously amid the pet hair for the past 17 years.”

For more information, see or check out the group’s Facebook page.

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