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!

Newsletter for February  Click here

Next Meeting Thursday, February 23,2017
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Olympic Peninsula Art Association will have its February meeting on Thursday February 23rd in the Parish Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. 5th Ave, Sequim. Visitors are always welcome and our demonstrations are always free. You do not need to be a member. Doors open at 9:30 am for meet and greet, followed by a short business meeting followed by a program and demonstration by Sherry Scharschmidt.

Sherry studied fine art at U.C. Berkeley in the late 70’s but fearful of starving to death (her words), she transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Upon graduation she moved to NYC and spent 35 years working as an art director/creative director at ad agencies from New York to Chicago to Tokyo.

Studio B small.jpgWorking alongside amazingly talented professionals has given her a lifelong love of design, illustration, and typography. But the best thing about people in advertising is their sense of humor. All of this has filtered into her paintings.

Sherry’s 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 please check our web site www.sequimarts.org or check out our Facebook page.


OPAA Members Show People’s Choice,
George Zien’s Watercolor,
“The Raven”