About Roberta Staat
Roberta is a Mid-West native raised in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Upon finishing a Bfa from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, she moved to Chicago, married, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and exhibited. Her husband’s work took me to Houston, Texas, where she became one of the founding members of the Houston Illustrators Society and taught graphic design at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Home and family became a priority with the birth of two daughters. Twelve years later the family was off to Washington, DC area. After many years of not painting, she put a portfolio together, applied to graduate school and was accepted into American University where she earned an MFA. She has exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Maryland and Virginia, and has been an art instructor in a variety of settings, including at the elementary school, high school and college levels.
For the past three years Roberta has co-chaired Plein Air Olney, an organization she helped found. Recently she has been invited to sit on the Sandy Spring Museum Art Committee. As a volunteer artist, she helped bring the Memories in the Making program to residents of the Brooke Grove Retirement Village in Sandy Spring, MD.
"There are three essential parts to my biography that I juggle as I live my life; art making, family, and community. My family keeps me humble. Community work gives me hope. My work is grounded in Plein Air Painting and Drawing. It opens me up and makes me feel alive."
To contact Roberta Staat, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.