Sidney Stretz is an artist and educator originally from Columbia, MO. She received her MFA from the California College of Arts and her BFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Stretz makes work about everyday struggles, strange social situations, and failure. As an artist she works to highlight and improve circumstances and situations that others may not feel are valid or important. Through attempts to build community and mutual benefit, she develops a sense of engagement with a wide variety of groups of people that are looking for creative solutions to their community-based dreams.