Sheri Fleck Rieth has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Studio Arts from Memphis College of Art. Rieth worked for ten years as a puppeteer/artist with Puck Players Puppet Theatre in Bloomington, Indiana and taught at Watkins Institute of Art and Design in Nashville, TN, Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis. She has shown in local, national and international exhibitions and in 2004 was awarded an Artist’s Fellowship by the Mississippi Arts Commission. In 2007 she was the Outstanding Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year at The University of Mississippi. Her work is included in the collections at the Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Opryland Hotel Third Tennessee, Nashville, TN and Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN. She is a member of the Southern Graphic Council (SGC), Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), the College Art Association (CAA), and National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). Rieth has served on the State Board of the Tennessee Association of Crafts Artists, is a reader for Educational Testing Services Advance Placement Studio Arts and is a Board Member of Number Inc. independent journal of the arts. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, book arts, and a wide variety of printmaking techniques. She is a retired Associate Professor of the Department of Art at The University of Mississippi.