Sally Dryer, Mixed Media Artist

About Sally Dryer

With a degree in mixed-media sculpture, 22 years as a master framer and a fondness for light and history, Sally brings a unique perspective to art.

Beginning with a formal education, (a BFA in Mixed Media Sculpture from San Jose State University in California, and a year at the San Francisco Academy of Art with a full scholarship), Sally Dryer has spent an active life in the arts.

For more than 25 years she has specialized in many forms of 3-dimensional design creating master framing projects, large wall installations and multidimensional interactive sculpture. Working in wood, clay, glass, mirror, and mixed-media, Dryer creates what she describes as “architectonic” pieces that have gained her a considerable reputation—first in and around San Francisco, and now in Arizona. Dryer most recently participated in “Celebration of Fine Art,” a ten-week show in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In the past several years Dryer has lived and worked in Jerome, Arizona, a 100-year-old copper mining town, now a thriving artist community with inspirational views of the majestic vistas of northern Arizona, including the red rocks of Sedona. She has concentrated on design and creation in a 3,000-square-foot studio that is equipped to house, in a gallery-like space, all the tools and materials of her latest work. She currently fashions large-scale interactive pieces that wander between the worlds of sculpture, architecture and kaleidoscopes.

Sally’s structures combine a luminous optic quality with detailed architectural elements inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Maxfield Parrish and Buckminster Fuller, creating something completely new. She describes her work as “architectonic.”

Dryer’s particular eye for detail and an intuitive sense of the world around her pushes the visual envelope and stretches the viewer’s imagination. You won’t want to miss Dryer’s unique visual journey.

Sally Dryer and Charlie Brown voice actors

Interesting Facts About Sally:

  • Between the ages of 8 and 11, Dyer provided the voices for several Peanuts characters in television specials and film from 1965 to 1969. Dryer first started as the voice of Violet in A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). She was then promoted to the voice of fussbudget Lucy van Pelt in It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown’s All-Stars!, and You’re in Love, Charlie Brown.

  • Sally is an animal lover with 6 dogs and 4 cats and is the Vice President of the Jerome Humane Society clinic. Visit the Jerome Humane Society website for more information.