Sweet Retirement!

Sherry Farris  has our gratitude and admiration for the years of dedicated service she gave to Summer Jam West.  She first came to us as an artist and quickly wanted to become immersed in the planning side of the festival.   In 2014, she even set up a display on how art could reduce stress and blood pressure.  She was our board Secretary for 3 years and for two years running she “womaned” our Children’s Art Zone, keeping order in check and creativity on the move.

Forty years after dropping out of a Visual Communication Program at OSU, Sherry returned to the university and graduated in 2013 with a BA of Fine Arts.  Somehow she’s found time to paint in between caring for family, grandkids, teaching water aerobics at two fitness centers and maintaining a sane mind.  She is one busy woman!

Some of our favourite pieces of art work by Sherry are featured below.  The first two are from her Winery series, Grandmother’s Secret has a secret message in the painting, the deep blue image is an inset from the painting, Copper Cloud Ozone, while the self portrait is multi-media featuring synthetic hair locks.  If you’re interested in purchasing any of Sherry’s work, please contact her directly.