You’re invited to the reception of Levity & Gravity

Wild Geese
Please join me for the reception of Levity & Gravity this Friday, June 12th from 6-8 pm at Collector Art in Berkeley. I am pleased to present new work, a collection of nature photographs printed on slate. My portraits of wild birds in flight are set into rock, an interplay of levity and gravity.
  “Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.” 
– Charles Caleb Colton


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Avocet Duet by Becky Jaffe

Two of my bird photographs swooped into the 1650 Gallery’s exhibit on the theme of Reflections: the Visual Echo. Please join me for the opening reception on Saturday night, November 16th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at 1650 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles. For the full exhibit, see: http://www.1650gallery.com/reflections2013_exhibition.php

A wonderful poem on the theme of Reflections is John Holland’s 1969 poem Swan and Shadow. Enjoy!


The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Maryland – Now till October 18th


I am honored to have had one of my photographs selected as Grand Champion at this year’s Art in Nature Festival in Maryland. My photographic ode to the Great Egret, Evidence: Gesture III, will be on view from now through October 18th at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and in the upcoming issue of Wildfowl Art Journal.

Now through October 18th

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 S. Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Click here for more info

Linus Gallery’s Nature Speaks exhibit

Yellow bird photograph by Becky Jaffe

One of my bird photographs swooped into the Linus Gallery’s Nature Speaks exhibit, which is currently on view here. I am particularly tickled to have my work in the same exhibit as friend and fellow artist Doug Lawler, whose lush oil pastels can be viewed here.

Water is Life at Art on the Balcony in Piedmont, until Sept. 28th

There is a place by Becky Jaffe

For a local gallery with the feel of old Santa Cruz, check out Art on the Balcony in Piedmont. I am displaying several photographs as part of a multi-media display on the theme of water from now through September 28th. I am particularly gratified to be in the same exhibit as fellow photographer and nature contemplative Celie Placzek.

Now through September 28th

WHERE:  Art on the Balcony
4125 Piedmont Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611

Click here for more info

Meet the Artist Weekend at Filoli Gardens in Woodside – September 14th & 15th

Shadow Theater

Please join me this Saturday and Sunday, September 14th & 15th for Meet the Artist Weekend at Filoli Gardens in Woodside. I will be in attendance all weekend exhibiting prints of my photography alongside dozens of nature-inspired artists of all media.

Filoli is a historic site including 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens with a trail system that crosses five different ecosystems. Wandering the estate grounds feels like time traveling in Victorian England — a great spot for a family picnic or a weekend getaway.  Come for the art, stay for the meandering.

Nature’s Many Splendors exhibit runs from August 27th through October 27th.     
Meet the Artist days are Saturday, September 14th from 10 am – 3:30 pm
& Sunday, September 15th from 11 am – 3:00 pm.
Filoli Garden
 86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA 94062

You’re Invited ~ Estan Invitados

You’re invited to Reflections of the Latin American Natural Environment, an art exhibit celebrating Latin America’s stunning biodiversity. The reception will be held this Friday April 26th from 4 to 6 pm at the University of Georgia at Athens’ Ethnobotanical Garden. I am one of 7 artists participating in this national juried exhibit organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and sponsored by the Brazilian Consulate and the Instituto de Mexico.

WHERE: LACSI Ethnobotanical Garden (behind Baldwin Hall on UGA’s north campus), 290 South Hull Street, Athens, Georgia

WHEN: The opening reception is April, 26, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute from April 22nd through May 17th, 2013.

WHO:​​ Selected Artists: Becky Jaffe, Charles Winstead, Kathy Parker, Lois Correa-Diaz, Waheeda Mumtaz Persaud, William Hudson Temples, and ​​​Neca Dantas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://lacsi.uga.edu

This event is free and open to the public.

Two daddy long legs balance on the underside of a banana leaf in Costa Rica’s Monteverde rainforest. Photo by Becky Jaffe

Art is for the Birds in Berkeley on May 10 from 6 to 8 pm

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Why put just one bird on it? I will be exhibiting an entire flock of bird photographs at Collector Art in Berkeley from May 2nd to June 10th. Birds of a feather are invited to come together for the opening reception on May 10th.


Opening Reception: Friday, May 10th, 6-8 pm
at Collector Art
2950 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

Creatures at the Kiernan Gallery from Feb. 27 to March 23, 2013

The human relationship to the rest of the animal world is complex, and is the theme of an upcoming exhibit from February 27th – March 23rd at the Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia called Creatures.

I am delighted to be included in this exhibit, the online version of which can be viewed here.

Have you Heard? February 24 through April 4th, 2013


From February 24th through April 4th,  the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in Texas is hosting a nature photography exhibit that will inspire you to get outside for a slow amble along the sanctuary trails.  One of my grasshopper photos happily hopped into the exhibit’s menagerie.

A Peacock among Egrets January 25th to May 5th, 2013


Photo: Evidence: Gesture III by Becky Jaffe

This Great Egret, whom I dubbed Peacock for his flamboyant ways, is proudly displaying to his rookery mates the choice nesting material he plucked from a nearby tree. The green patch in front of his eye, called a lore, is normally yellow; the temporary green coloration indicates that he is ready to breed. Despite Peacock’s obvious suitability as a mate, he never managed to garner any interest among the ladies during the last breeding season. If I were an egret, I’d snatch up this fetching fellow in a wingbeat.

Peacock flew his way into the The West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibit, which is currently on display from January 25th through May 5th at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California. This image is one of four in the series entitled Evidence: Gestures I-IV.  The set of four, matted in a single frame, shows the various display positions Peacock used to woo the chicks and can be purchased for $425.

Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetop Exhibit, Feb. 8 from 5 to 8 pm


Photo: Calligraphy of Geese by Becky Jaffe

We Bay Area residents have the good fortune to live along the Pacific Flyway, an aerial highway traveled by more than a million migratory birds this month alone.

Please join me this Friday night (Feb. 8, 2013) for the opening reception of a photography exhibit that celebrates our winged wayfarers and kicks off this weekend’s 17th annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival.

This 3-day event includes a photo exhibit, birding workshops, art activities, guided nature walks, and rumored cameo appearances by the Great Blue Heron.


Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetop Exhibit 

WHEN:   Friday, February 8th, 5 – 8 pm
WHERE:  Expo Building 223, 500 Connolly St.,
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

Thank you, National Geographic readers!


Photo: Shadow Theater by Becky Jaffe

A friend emailed me today to tell me she had seen my photograph of a pair of grasshoppers on Yahoo News!  I googled these grasshoppers and was gobsmacked to find that National Geographic had slapped their logo on my photo. Yeah, baby!  I danced my Happy Jig for a good long time, and take this as further evidence that the masses just can’t get enough grasshoppers.

2012 Michael H. Kellicutt International Photo Show

Contact II- Iridescence

Photo: Contact II by Becky Jaffe

The Coastal Arts League hosts an annual juried photo exhibit to showcase the natural beauty of the northern California coast. I am happy to be included in the 2012 Michael H. Kellicutt International Photo Show. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 5 to 8 pm.

“The Surreal World of Insects” Opening on June 23 at Terraria in Oakland, CA

Surreal World of Insects Flyer
Please join me for this exhibit of my insect photographs from June 23rd – September 1, 2012 at Terraria, Oakland, CA.

“Nature in Vision & Verse” Show Opening June 7 at the Bone Room in Berkeley, CA


You are warmly invited to join me this Thursday for the opening reception of my first solo photography exhibit! Pairing photography and poetry, “Nature in Vision & Verse” will run from June 7th through September 5th.

The opening reception promises to be a Pagan Photography Poetry Phest and will include readings of selected poems by Mary Oliver, Rumi, Walt Whitman, ee cummings, Basho, and other paeans to the planet.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm

Show runs: June 7th through September 5th
at The Bone Room Gallery
1573 Solano Avenue, Berkeley

The Human Form at the Darkroom Gallery


Photo: To Have and To Hold 1 by Becky Jaffe

The Human Form is on exhibit at the Darkroom Gallery in Vermont from January 25th through February 19th, 2012.

Art in Nature exhibit


Photo: Anolis by Becky Jaffe

One of my favorite nature photographers is Nick Brandt, who published the lush  compilation of black-and-white odes to African animals called On This Earth. When I heard that Nick Brandt would be the juror at the Center for Fine Art Photography’s Art in Nature exhibit, I jumped at the chance to have him review my work. I was twitterpated when he chose my photograph of a Hawaiian Anolis to be included in the exhibit, on display from October 21st through November 26th, 2011 in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Bay Area Wildlife: Beautiful, Vital, and Fragile

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Please join me this weekend at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California, for a group photo exhibit on Bay Area Wildlife. The exhibit will be on display from September 14th through October 24th, 2010, and is a fine excuse for wandering the manicured grounds of this English-style garden.