Peggy Sivert Zask was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Palos Verdes Peninsula. She received a BA in Art Education from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters degree in Humanities from CSU Dominguez Hills.
She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Central America and Worked as a high school Art teacher in Manhattan Beach for 20 years. She is also an artist and has always made sure to block out time everyday to create her personal work.
She ran several galleries and a non-profit art museum in the 1990s, but returned to art teaching while she raised her children. She began Zask Gallery in 2006 located in Rancho Palos Verdes, which ran for 8 years until 2013 when she incorporated as South Bay Contemporary and became non profit public charity art organization. She will be hosting her exhibitions in a space in San Pedro as of 2015.
The mission of South Bay Contemporary:
Bridging art, science and humanities through exhibitions and experimental projects serving the South Bay
Engaging the community in reflection of the meaning and relevance of contemporary art