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Meet Sheryl Jaffe


Solo Exhibitions:

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

Corn and the Connecticut River:  A Paper Odyssey/Installation at the

   Porter-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:

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.

Fifth Annual Photography Show, July 98 & 96 Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

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.


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



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

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

   Massachusetts, Amherst,  MA. 1986


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:

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-present.

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