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Work of Buckley artist on display at Gallery 2011

Sallie Zydek
Sallie Zydek's work, including the Red Tail Hawk, will be on display at Gallery 2011 at Enumclaw City Hall.
— image credit: Photo courtesy city of Enumclaw

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2011 presents Images of Wildlife by Buckley artist Sallie Zydek. The exhibit opened Aug. 3 at City Hall and continues through Sept. 6.

Zydek’s artistic interests were expressed first in Enumclaw as a young girl where she learned the basics. From there, she has traveled through life with an interest in animals and well-developed skills in the arts.

Zydek was born and raised in Buckley and has been interested in wildlife and artwork since grade school. She attended White River High School, Tacoma Community College and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She also completed some graduate work at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and worked with the Corps of Engineer, Omaha District, for 19 years. While there, Zydek became a graphics illustrator. She has been a member of the natureartist group out of Canada, which is now a full member in The Arts for Conservation Foundation.

She has 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,” Zydek said in a press release from the city of Enumclaw. “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.”

Gallery 2011 is located in the Council Chambers at Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. Hours for the exhibition space are 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public Tuesdays for municipal court proceedings. For information, contact the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.


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