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In the Gallery today...

Roberta Staat

 

 
Take One Boat Rack Spring Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Born in Indiana, raised in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, in 1971. Upon finishing her undergraduate degree she moved to Chicago where she married George Niederehe, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and exhibited. In 1974 Roberta moved to Houston, Texas. There she received BS in Art Education and began teaching as well as becoming a founding member of the Houston Illustrators Society and starting RMS Graphics. Home and family became a priority with the birth of her two daughters Alison and Katherine. 1987 the Staat/Niederehe family moved to the Washington, DC area. Husband George started a new job at NIMH and Roberta entered American University receiving her MFA in painting in 1993.  In the spring of 1993 the American University Studio Faculty awarded her the Stanley Wolpoff Award for Works on Paper. Roberta has exhibited in Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Maryland and Virginia. She has been an instructor in a variety of settings including elementary school and high school as well as an Adjunct Instructor for Maryland College of Art and Design (now Montgomery College), Howard Community College, Villa Julie (now Stevenson) and Maryland Institute College of Art. In 1994 Montgomery County Arts Council awarded Roberta a small grant for her Remnants Project which was shown at the Sandy Spring Museum when the museum was at Tall Timbers in Olney. Roberta continues to believe that an artist’s involvement in community is an essential part of an artist’s life. She volunteers at Brook Grove Retirement Community and co chairs Plein Air Olney with Tara S. Holl.  Roberta resides in Brookeville with her husband George and her daughter’s dog Emma. Alison Nagy, her oldest daughter is now a resident of Olney with her husband, Szabi and son, Bence……..the family’s first grandchild!  For more of her work see www.staatworks.com