Born and raised on a ranch in the mountains of northern Montana, Shari Jenkins Schmit is a self-taught digital collage artist. All of her designs incorporate antique photos with found objects…you name it, she’s scanned it!
For the past several years, Shari’s designs have been featured on greeting cards, note pads, mugs, glass trays, flasks, wine glasses, magnets and posters in more than 35,000 stores across the United States. Shari’s love of cowgirls is a prevalent theme in her work, as is her great appreciation of history…and often times, her unconventional sense of humor.
Shari and her husband Mike lived in Butte from 2007-2014, during which time she designed the posters and program covers featured at Uptown Cafe. Since moving to Great Falls in 2014, she has continued to design posters for the Butte community because, as she says, “I am truly a Butte girl at heart.”