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 Sherrie Posternak


   -Various encaustic and mixed media workshops 2006-present

   -Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ. BA Fine Arts, summa cum laude. Major:        Crafts. Concentration: Jewelry Making 1978-1980

   -Art Center of Northern NJ, Tenafly, NJ. Metalworking courses 1976-1977

   -Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. School: Humanities and Arts. Concentration:  Photography and Filmmaking 1972-1974

Work Experience

   -Artist of works in the mediums of encaustic and mixed media 2006- present

   -Juror, "Bees and Wax," Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ 2018

   -Co-Curator, "Photosynthesis," Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2017 and A  Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX 2018

   -Owner and designer, Cereza Oilcloth Studio LLC, accessories made of Mexican oilcloth   2015- present

   -Designer/craftswoman of pique-assiette mosaics 1995- 2014

   -Owner, Vista Fine Crafts, a Middleburg, Virginia gallery 1988-1997

   -Designer/Craftswoman of contemporary jewelry 1982-1988

   -Co-Director/Program Director, Peters Valley Craftsmen, Layton, NJ 1981-1982

   -Administrative Assistant, Peters Valley Craftsmen 1980-1981

   -Apprentice to Gayle Saunders (Goldsmith/Silversmith) 1980-1981

   -Assistant to Peters Valley Store/Gallery Director 1980

   -Studio Assistant to Dr. Robert Browning, Montclair State College, NJ 1980

   -Arts and Crafts Director, Summit Camp, Honesdale, PA 1972


   -Home Studio, Guanajuato, MX. Encaustic workshops 2010- present

   -International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA. Encaustic workshops 2012-  2019

   -Art Unraveled, Phoenix, AZ. Encaustic workshops 2016-2017

   -Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ. Encaustic workshops 2015

   -Guanajuato, Mexico. Encaustic workshops 2011- 2013

   -San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. Encaustic workshops 2009- 2010

   -Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson,  AZ 2009-2010

   -Virginia and Arizona. 30+ mosaic workshops 1996-2013

Selected Exhibitions

   -"The Cycle of Life and Death," solo exhibit, Funeraria Del Angel, Tucson, AZ 2017- current

   -"Photosynthesis," Co-Curator and Exhibitor, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, 2018 and  Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2017

   -"The Blues," Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2018

   -"Patterns and Textures," two-person exhibit, Link Gallery, Tucson International Airport,  Tucson, AZ 2018

   -"Black Tie Optional," Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2017

   -"Back to Nature," two-woman exhibit, Galería Senita, Tucson, AZ 2017

   -"Ten," Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2016

   -"One + One," A Gallery, Provincetown, MA  2015

   -Solo exhibit, Unity Church, Tucson, AZ

   -"Inner Journeys," Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2014

   -"Big Bad Wax," Mt. Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, FL 2014

   -"Evas," two-person collaborative exhibit with Pedro Vazquez Nieto, Mesón de los Poetas,  Guanajuato, Mexico 2013

   -"The Relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza," solo exhibit, Museo  Iconográfico del Quixote, Guanajuato, Mexico 2013

   -"Hearts and Souls Towards the Heavens," solo exhibit, Ex-Convento San Dieguino,  Guanajuato, Mexico 2013

   -"Red," A Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2013

   -Conference Presenters exhibit, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2013

   -"Paper: From All Sides," Tohono Chul Park Gallery 2013

   -"A Memorial for El Tomate," solo installation, Mesón de Los Poetas, Guanajuato, Mexico  2012

   -"Red," Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2012

   -"Bound By Wax," two-woman exhibit, Raé Miller Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  2012

   -"Arizona Encaustics," The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ 2012

   -"The Wax Book," Gallery 10, Truro, MA 2012

   -"Confluence, The Embrace of Water and Light," Cobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2012

   -"Wax- Contemporary Encaustic Works," Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA 2012

   -"Messages in Wax," Art Center Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay, CA 2011

   -Solo exhibit, Casa/Museo Gene Byron, Marfil, Guanajuato, Mexico 2011

   -"Wax in Motion," Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2011

   -"Casted Conversations," two-woman exhibit, Scott & Co., Tucson, AZ 2011

   -Group exhibit, Mesch, Clark, and Rothschild, Tucson, AZ 2010

   -"A Memorial for El Tomate," solo installation, Shane House, Tucson, AZ 2010

   -"Per Square Foot," Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2009

   -"5th Annual Alternative Processes," Soho Photo, New York, NY 2009

   -"Embedded Light," Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Point, MI 2009

   -"Uncharted Territories," The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ 2009

   -"Metamorphosis," Hayden Art Center, Lincoln, NE 2009

   -"Laughing Matters: Arizona Humor," Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ 2009

   -"Turquoise," Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ 2008

   -"Big Ideas, Small Frames," Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson, AZ 2008


   -Honorable Mention, presented by Grosse Pointe Art Center 2009

   -Special Recognition, presented by Upstream People Gallery 2008


Selected Publications

     -"Embracing Encaustic," E-Book by Linda Robertson 2016

    -Sonoran Arts Network 2015

   -"Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic," E-Book by Catherine Nash


   -"A Memorial for El Tomate," self-published 2010

   -PaperWorks Journal 2009

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