Sherry Streeter is an artist and community activist living in Brooklin, Maine. Retired from a career in illustration and graphic design, which included art direction of WoodenBoat and Hope magazines and a number of books, she now spends much of her time painting the natural world and working with non-profit organizations aligned with her love for community and nature. Her recent paintings, which can be seen in several local galleries, focus on avian life, landscape and the night sky. Her volunteer commitments encompass nature (Friends of Acadia, Schoodic Institute); community (Maine Community Foundation, Brooklin Youth Corps, WERU-FM); women’s health and well-being (Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Equal Rights Maine), and justice (Americans Who Tell the Truth).
She has been involved in the organization of numerous events in support of these organizations and others, which include art exhibits, film festivals, speakers, fund-raising gatherings, as well as pro bono graphic design work.
Sherry holds a BFA from Syracuse University with further studies at School of Visual Arts, UMO and Southern Connecticut State University. She is a Master Gardener and recipient of a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. She enjoys sailing, hiking and gardening in the summer and travel in the winter. She is very grateful to be living in Maine with her husband, Jon Wilson, and the extraordinary community that thrives here.