Falls Church Arts

Sherry Trachtman

Juror, “Bits & Pieces,” 2022

Sherry Trachtman began her art practice as a painter and printmaker. Since childhood, however, she has loved to make things with her hands. For the last 15 years, Trachtman has focused on creating 3D wall-hung collage assemblages and free-standing assemblage sculptures.

Trachtman is Professor Emerita at Northern Virginia Community College where she served on the Alexandria Campus fine art faculty for 32 years. She has been a Signature Member of the National Collage Society since 2014 and won three national awards in their Annual Shows. Trachtman has shown her work throughout the country and in England and Korea.

Select recent shows include:

  • “Material Reality,” 2021, Two Persons, Fred Schnider Gallery, Arlington, VA, reviewed favorably by Mark Jenkins in the Washington Post
  • “Life Cycles,” 2017, Solo Show, Passage Gallery, Schlesinger Center for the Arts, Alexandria, VA
  • “Material Differences,” 2015, Three Persons, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Over the last 20 years, Trachtman has juried many shows at venues in Northern Virginia including the Art League Gallery, Alexandria; Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria and Annandale; The Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington; Falls Church Community Arts, Falls Church; and the Capitol Hill Arts League in Washington, DC.


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