Cheryl Rau is a fine art photographer, poet, and storyteller. Her visual art has appeared in regional, national, and international juried group exhibitions. Prior to her marvelous mid-life awakening (during which she discovered that she was an artist), Cheryl held professional positions in marketing/communications, event management, and training. Her career spans a broad range of environments including manufacturing, government contractor, small business, and nonprofit organizations. Cheryl is a graduate of the photography program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, ME). She earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism & Communications from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA). Originally from Pennsylvania, Cheryl lived in the Washington, DC area for 15 years prior to relocating to the Maine coast.