For more than 57 years, The Arc of Chester County has had a solid reputation of being a premiere provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in Chester County. The Arc has been at the forefront of public policy, fighting for the rights and abilities of individuals with mental, physical and cognitive disabilities especially for those with mental retardation.
Each year the Arc produces a collectible Christmas Card painted by a local artist to help raise money for their programs. This year’s card is “Snowfall at Sugartown” by Wendy Scheirer.
As a watercolorist, Chester County resident Wendy Scheirer exhibits a love of color, drawing, and the fluid quality of the medium in her paintings. With a BFA in Graphic Design, Wendy began her professional career working as the Holiday Line Planner for American Greetings Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, where she advanced to art director before she left to raise her family.
Since 1981, she has enjoyed teaching students of all levels in classes at many local art centers including Darlington Fine Arts Center, Community Art Center, and both Chester County Art Association and Wayne Art Center, where she currently teaches. She also teaches at Immaculata and West Chester Universities.
Scheirer has exhibited widely, winning awards in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and many juried watercolor exhibitions. She has achieved signature status in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Water Color Society, for which she serves on the board.
In the act of painting, Wendy discovers the joy of seeing light and color and strives to express that with fluid abandon, controlled by carefully observed drawing. She hopes to share her joy in painting with viewers who bring their own observations and vision to the work.
The cards cost $15 per pack and come in a blank notecard or a holiday card with a message inside. Available at Studio 3 – Cash only please with profits going to support the Arc of Chester County.