On January 1st 2016, Sequim Arts became the Olympic Peninsula Art Association.
The name change reflects the organization’s commitment to serving all visual artists on the Olympic Peninsula. We look forward to learning from and sharing art with an even broader group of like minded folks.
Please join us for our monthly art talks, or an art event!
Next Meeting February 25
Meetings are held at St.Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 525 N.Fifth ,Sequm,Wa..Join us for a short business meeting and then demo. Meeting starts at 9:30 AM.
The OPAA is privileged to have accomplished photographer Ernst-Ulrich Schafer as the guest speaker for February 25th
. A founding member of the Inner Light Society, he also belongs to Portland Photographers Forum, the Professional Photographers of America both in Washington state and nationally. He was awarded the ” portrait photographer of the year” in 2012 and 2015.
Born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1952 he started his photographic journey when he received a camera while stationed in Vietnam. In 1974, he attended Clark College in Vancouver, WA . Shedrich Williames of Portland, OR became his mentor. Ernst moved to the Olympic peninsula in 1989 and launched his career as a Fine Art Portrait Photographer.
An interest in the history of photography led to Ernst becoming an avid collector of fine art black & white images.
His lecture will include a brief history of photography, best practices to photographing artwork and will be accompanied by a slide show and some fine examples of his own work.
People’s Choice for the 2015 Members Show
“Heard, Seldom Seen”
by Jolene Sanborn