About Roberta Staat


   Roberta Staat is a mid-west native, born in Indiana and raised in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. Her parents and three siblings lived a gypsy life, unpredictable and exciting. Roberta’s formal education includes a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a BS Art Education from the University of Houston and an MFA from The American University in Washington,DC. She has exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Utah, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Roberta has also been an art instructor in a variety of settings, including elementary schools, high schools, and as an adjunct Instructor at the college level. Roberta says of her work, “I look at the world and see visual poetry. My tool box is open. I use the universal language of mark making and the brush stroke to explore the natural beauty and story of a place in time. It amazes me how from time to time indelible memories emerge and meld with the work at hand, magic happens."           


  • Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters
  • Sandy Spring Museum                                                                                


  • Gallery 322, Frederick, MD
  • Art Partners, Silver Spring, MD
  • 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, Gary Pendelton
  • Havre de Grace, MD - Quick Draw, First Place; Maritime Catagory, First Place
  • Plein Air Westfield, NY - Best of Show Body of Work
  • Plein Air Moab, UT - Oil/Acrylic Catagory, Second Place
  • American University, Katzen Gallery, Wolpoff Collection
  • Sandy Spring Museum

“There are three essential aspects to my biography that I try to keep in balance as I live my life: art making, family, and community. At times one or another of them has needed more of my attention. My goal is not to drop any of the three that I juggle.”

Roberta can be contacted at rmstaat@verizon.net