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Meet Sheryl Jaffe


Sheryl Jaffe

29 Nauhaught Bluffs Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667

413-585-9861      instagram: sherylannjaffe

Solo Exhibitions:
  • A Delicate Balance: Bark Sculptures, Wellfleet Library, February 2024

  • Washashores, Natives and Invasives: Pulp Paintings and Sculptures at the Provincetown Commons, September 2023.

  • Basho’s Pond: Installation, Sculptures and Prints at the Mill Park in Easthampton, MA 2016

  • Sharing Light: Fiber Installation, Ursa Major Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA 2013.

  • Corn and the Connecticut River: A Paper Odyssey/Installation at thePorter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, Hadley, MA August-October 2011.

  • Made In Montauk, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA, September 2006.

  • Breathe, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton MA. November 2004.

  • Loss and Forgiveness, Grubbs Gallery at the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA. December 1999.

  • Inner Space, Franklin County Arts Center, Greenfield, MA January 1996.

  • Vessels and Passages, Sculpture Installation at Amherst Community Arts Center, Amherst, MA. April 1992

Group Exhibitions:
  • Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Members Open, March 2024

  • Wellfleet Community Art Show, Wellfleet Library, February 2024

  • Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Members Juried, November 2023-February 2024 , 12 x 12 Shows and Member’s Open 2017-2024

  • Conscious Impressions, Green Printmaking from Zea Mays, D'Amour Museum, Springfield MA, May-October 2012.

  • Amherst Biennial 2012, Hope and Feathers, Amherst, October-December 2012

  • Follow the River, Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA Oct. 2011

  • Book=Object at Paper City Studios, Holyoke, October-November 2011

  • Paperworks at Paper City Studios, 80 Race Street, Holyoke, MA May 2011

  • Amherst Biennial, Nacul Center, Amherst, MA, Oct. 2010-December 2010

  • Pulp: Fact, Fiction & Fantasy: Springfield Art Association, Illinois. Aug-Oct 2010

  • Artist/Teacher: Eagle Hill School Spaces Gallery, Hardwick, MA July - Sept 2010

  • Make An Impression: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Oct.- Jan. 2010

  • Member's Exhibition: Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence MA. November 2008, 2007.

  • Ties That Bind Artists’ Books; Jan. 2007, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD

  • Collecting Threads and Sewing Stories: Fiber and the Artists’ Book, February, 2006, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA.

  • Paper, Stone And Scissors, May – June 2005. Watkins Gallery, Northampton, MA.

  • Translucence, February – March 2005. Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT.

  • Jaffe and Lee, June 2004, Watkins Gallery in Lenox, MA.

  • Faculty Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts and Art, Worc. MA. 2003, 2002, 2000.

  • Handmade Books, May-June 2004. Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA.

  • Twigs and Fibers, April – May 2003. Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA.

  • Artist’s Books, April-May 2003, The Yellow Barn, Kingston Library, Kingston, MA. Juror’s Certificate of Excellence for My Mountain Self.

  • Duxbury Art Museum, February – March 2002, Duxbury, MA.

  • Handmade Books, Wellfleet Library, March – April 2002, Wellfleet, MA.

  • Evidence of Feminism, March 2000. Wheeler Gallery, University of MA, Amherst, MA.

  • Body Prints, 9-1998, Printmaking Council of N.J, Somerville, Nat’l Juried Competition.

  • Works on Paper, June 1997. National Juried Competition, RGA, Ridgefield, CT.

  • Western Mass Juried Sculpture Exhibition, March 1997. Northampton Center for The Arts. R. Michelson Award.

  • Portraits & Self-Portraits, Studio Show January 93-94. Windham Art, Brattleboro, VT.

  • Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1990 Spld, MA. First Prize for Sculpture

Artist Residencies:
  • Edward Albee Foundation, The Barn, Montauk, NY June 2000 – Sculpture/Installation

  • Yellowstone National Park, Summer 1993 – Site specific/installation.

International Experience:
  • Coordinated Sun-Youth Exchange with Dutch students at Northampton High School, Muslim students from Al-Noor Academy in Mansfield, MA, and students at The Hague, Netherlands. An intercultural, creative exchange funded by The US State Department and the Institute for Training and Development, Spring 2009.

  • National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, China Study Tour, Summer 2008.

  • Japanese Art and Culture, Shikoku, Japan, Summer 2002. Grant Funded.

  • Teacher, Matenwa Community School, Lagonav, Haiti, January – March 1999.

  • Earthwatch Scholar/Archaeological Dig at Yavneh Yam, Israel, Tel Aviv University, Summer 1995, Grant Funded.

  • Summer Program in Art, Language, Culture, University of Salamanca, Spain, 1985.

  • Guatemalan Weaving Apprenticeship, San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, 1978.



M.A. Art Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1992

B.S. Multicultural Art Education, University Without Walls, University of

Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1986


Professional Profile:

16+ Years Teaching Secondary School

3+ Years International Teaching and Study

9+ Years Visiting Artist in the Schools K-12

6+ Years Adult and Teacher Education

Secondary School Teaching Experience:

Art & Ceramics Teacher, Northampton High School, MA. Aug. 07-present.

Art Teacher, South Hadley High School, S.H. MA Sept 04-June 07.

Photography & Ceramics Teacher, Brattleboro Union High School, VT. 1992-1998


College and University Teaching Experience:

Instructor, Three Dimensional Design and Ceramics II, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1991-1992.

Assistant Teacher, Figurative Sculpture, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. 1989-1990.

Teacher’s Assistant, Alternative Photography, Art New England, Bennington College, Bennington, VT. August 1997.

Instructor, Papermaking, University of Massachusetts, Continuing Education, Amherst, MA. Fall 1996.


Adult Education Experience:

Papermaking Workshops at Truro Center for the Arts Castle HiIl, 2018-2024

Papermaking Workshops at Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA 2021-2023

Expressive Alternatives, Papermaking and photography, Cape CodPhotography Workshops, Eastham, MA. Summers, 1999-2005.

Historical Process Photography, & Papermaking From Plants Intensive. Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA. 2002, 2000.

Hand Papermaking, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA. 2002


Artist in the Schools/Residencies:

Instructor: Papermaking, photography and book arts programs in K-12 schools, Massachusetts, 1999-2008 present.

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