Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by the city of Enumclaw.
Sallie Zydek is an outstanding wildlife artist from nearby Buckley. Her artistic interests were expressed first in Enumclaw as a young girl. Here she learned the basics. From then on, Sallie has traveled through life with an interest in animals and well-developed skills in the arts. Sallie’s artwork just gets better all the time.
She comments: “I was born and raised in Buckley and have been interested in wildlife and doing artwork since I was in grade school. I attended White River High School, Tacoma Community College, and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. I also completed some graduate work at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. I worked with the Corps of Engineer, Omaha District, for 19 years, and while there I became a graphics illustrator. I have been a member of the www.natureartist.com group out of Canada, and we are now full members in “The Arts for Conservation Foundation.” I have also had many pictures shown in the “Wildlife Art Magazine.”
I have taken many art classes to learn the different uses of pencils, acrylics, pastels, and India ink. It is amazing to me what one can do with a bottle of ink, a scrapper pen, or an engineer’s rapidograph pen. My art today is working in scratchboard and stippling. I use my knowledge of animals, and I research everything I do.”
Please explore Sallie’s wonderful exhibit at City Hall’s Gallery 2012.
Gallery 2012 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall. 1339 Griffin Ave. Enumclaw, WA 98022. Hours for the exhibition space are 9:30 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings. For More Information, please contact the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at (360) 802-0239.