Marcela Staudenmaier
   
 
 
       
  NEWS 2017
   
  October 7, 2017
CWOS Private Studios Weekend
 

Come by and say hello! I will be participating in the City-Wide Open Studios this weekend. My studio will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to 6 PM at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510

City Wide Open Studios New Haven

Private Studios Weekend - October 21-22

 
   
  October 6, 2017
CWOS Opening Reception
 

I will be participating in the City-Wide Open Studios. I will be displaying my new cut-paper work alongside 300+ artists at Artspace New Haven. I hope to see you there!

Friday, Oct 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Artspace, 50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

   
 
   
  September 5, 2017
Artist-in-Residence at the Ely Center
 

I am thrilled! I have been selected to be one of the Artist-in-Residence for the Ely Center of Contemporary Art residency program. The residency will run from October 17 - November 17.

   
 
   
  August 30, 2017
Collage Workshop: The Connecticut Woodlands
 

I will be leading a cut paper collage workshop for all ages. Participants will create art inspired by the Connecticut woodlands. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m., Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, CT 06405

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven as part as their Community Engagement Projects.

   
 
   
  July 27, 2017
Collage Workshop: Self-Portrait with Collage
 

I will be leading a hands-on workshop for children ages 8+ on the process of making self-portraits with cut paper collage. Parents are welcome & materials provided. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m., Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, CT 06405

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven as part as their Community Engagement Projects.

   
 
   
  June 7, 2017
RISD|CE Commencement Speech
 

RISD|CE Celebrated the 2017 Certificate Program Graduates. I had the great honor to be the Certificate Graduate speaker at their Commencement. Thank you for having me!

   
 
   
  May 1, 2017
Madison Art Society 42nd Annual Juried Exhibition
 

My cut paper illustration "The Embrace" was selected to be part of the Madison Art Society 42nd Annual Exhibition and Sale.

May 1- 26, 2017

Scranton Memorial Library

801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

 
   
  April 24, 2017
February 2018 at the Stony Creek Library!
 

I am honored to have been selected to exhibit my artwork at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek during the month of February. More information to come.

February 4 - 27, 2018

Keyes Gallery, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

146 Thimble Island Road, Stony Creek, CT 06405

 
   
  April 10, 2017
Collage Workshop with Third Grade Students
 

I had the pleasure to be once again a guest at Hamden Hall Country Day School and offer a collage workshop for their Third Grade students. With the collaboration of this amazing group of 16 talented young artists, we created a billboard for their upcoming art show!

   
 
   
  NEWS 2016
   
  December 10, 2016
Holiday Featured Artist at DaSilva Gallery
 

You are invited to the DaSilva Gallery open house on Saturday, December 10th from 12-8pm. My three-dimensional cut paper collage work will be featured then and during the month of December.

Location: 897-899 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

   
 
   
  November 26, 2016
47th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
 

My work is in great company at the Creative Arts Workshop, next to hundreds of beautifully handcrafted objects from New England artists and beyond. Come visit!

November 26 - December 24, Thusday - Sunday 10-6pm

Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT

 
   
  November 10, 2016
All In at The Arts Council
 

Come visit the The Arts Council of Greater New Haven Annual Members Show.

On view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, November 10 to December 30, 2016

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery , 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, CT. The gallery is free and open to the public.

 
 
   
  October 24, 2016
The Giant Squid at The Daily Nutmeg
 
The Daily Nutmeg published a photo essay of the City-Wide Open Studios Private Studio Weekend. Thank you to Dan Mims for featuring my artwork in the article!

 

 
 
   
  October 21, 2016
CWOS Private Studios Weekend
 

Come by and say hello! I will be participating in the City-Wide Open Studios this weekend. My studio will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to 6 PM at the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510

City Wide Open Studios New Haven

Private Studios Weekend - October 22-23

 
   
  September 27, 2016
CWOS Opening Reception
 

This year, I will be participating in the City-Wide Open Studios. Come find my new cut paper collage. I will be displaying my work alongside 300+ artists at Artspace New Haven. I hope to see you at the Opening Reception!

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Artspace, 50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT

   
  August 11, 2016
Collage at the Arts Council
 

I am participating in a two-part exhibition featuring randomly selected artist members of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, organized by Debbie Hesse.

Part 2, Shake: August 11—September 8, 2016

Closing Reception on Thursday, September 8, 5-7 p.m.

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday The Arts Council of Greater New Haven 70 Audubon Street, 2nd Floor New Haven, CT 06510

 
   
  May 18, 2016
Collage Workshop with Second Grade Students
 
I had the pleasure to be a guest at Hamden Hall Country Day School and offer a collage workshop for their Second Grade students. What an amazing experience! In just one hour, the students drew and made their self-portraits with cut paper! I am so proud of them!
 
   
  February 29, 2016

Great CT Caper book launch

 

We celebrated the arrival of the hardcover edition of The Great Connecticut Caper at the Russell Library in Middletown today. After a lovey event, I came back with my own copy of The Great CT Caper. I am so honored to be the illustrator of Chapter IV!

 
   
  NEWS 2015
   
  November 7, 2015

Arts Council of Greater New Haven 12th Annual Member's Show

 

Come to see my barred owl at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven 12th Annual Member's Show. Opening reception: Friday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.

On view: November 10 to December 23, 2015, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery , 70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, CT

   
 
   
  October 8, 2015
26th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration
 

As the receipient of the R. Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award, I have the honor of being included in the 26th Annual Illustration Celebration with my illustration Good Morning.

On exhibit: November 8th, 2015 – January 15th, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday November 8th, 4pm-6pm

R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

 
   
  July 22, 2015
The Postcard Post
 

My work is featured on the Sub It Club blog. Thank you Dana Carey for the interview. Go check it out!

   
 
 
  June 26, 2015
Illustrator Spotlight
 

My work is featured in the Illustrator Spotlight at the amazing website KidLit- 411. Thank you to Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu for inviting me to do this interview.

 
   
April 26, 2015
R. Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award
 
I have been awarded the R. Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award at the 2015 New England SCBWI Conference. I am honored for this opportunity to exhibit my work along side well known and respected children's book illustrators. The exhibit will take place this November in Northampton, MA.
   
 
   
  January 1, 2015
The Great CT Caper
 

Written in 12 chapters by 12 authors, aided by 12 illustrators, The Great Connecticut Caper is a serialized mystery published on the Connecticut Humanities website that both educates and entertains readers. I am the illustrator of Chapter 4 and my ilustration was also selected for the poster art!

Follow the clues and read along at ctcaper.cthumanities.org

   
 
   
  NEWS 2014
   
  October 8, 2014
Children’s Book Art Exhibit
 

In honor of National Book Month in October, The Milford Arts Council and the Milford Public Library will feature a collaborative exhibit of Children’s Book Art. I will have the pleasure of participating in this show with so many talented illustrators and authors from the New England area.

Show Dates:  October 6-November 14, 2014
Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South Milford, CT 06460

   
 
   
  July 7, 2014
Blog Tour
 

I was invited to join a blog tour of writers and authors describing their creative process.

Check it out on my blog!

   
 
   
  July 10, 2014
Rendezvous, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
 

One of my Plain Air paintings is on display at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven 11th Annual Members Show from July 10th through September 19th.

Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, Connecticut

   
 
   
  January 1, 2014
Creative Process Explored
 

Our exhibiton The Art of Picture Books: Creative Process in Visual Storytelling has been featured in the January/February 2014 issue of The Arts Paper.

Thank you to The Arts Paper Editor, David Brensilver, for the article!

Click here to view.

   
 
 
  NEWS 2013
   
  November 7, 2013
The Art of Picture Books : Creative Process in Visualstorytelling
 

Eight award-winning children’s book artists from the New Haven area, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, have curated an exhibition of their work, with an eye toward revealing the fascinating process of creating original work for young readers. The exhibition features the work of Doe Boyle, Frank W. Dormer, Deborah Freedman, Lynn Reiser, Sanna Stanley, Jennifer Thermes, and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and myself.

On display at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven November 8 through January 31, 2014. Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, Connecticut

 
 
  September 15, 2013
Carriage Barn Arts Center 36th Annual Member's Show
 

Summer in Narragansett Bay, one of my plain-air oil paintings, is on display at the Carriage Barn Arts Center from September 15th through September 29th.

Home of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, The Carriage Barn is located in Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue (Route 124), New Canaan, Connecticut

   
 
   
July 14, 2013
Unfold, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
 

One of my Plain Air paintings is on display at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Annual Members Show from July 19 through September 13. Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, Connecticut

   
 
   
  May 17, 2013
Picture This! at the Danforth Museum
 

My illustration We are going to tell the King has been selected for the Danforth Museum of Art Annual Children's Illustration Juried Exhibition that showcases new and original artwork created by picture book illustrators. The selected works will be exhibited from June 9–September 16, 2013.

This Year's Juror is Joann Hill who is currently Art Director at Disney•Hyperion Books in New York.

   
 
   
  May 6, 2013
Madison Art Society 38th Annual Juried Exhibition
 

My painting, Flying by Lighthouse Point, has been selected for the Madison Art Society 38th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale at Madison’s E. C. Scranton Memorial Library. The juror for the show is well-known Rhode Island plein air painter Cindy Baron, who is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils, painting the grand landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines.

The show runs from May 6 through May 30, 2013 at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut.

   
 
   
  March 14, 2013
Good Morning awarded the James Jafferis Prize
 

Good Morning has been awarded the James Jafferis Prize at the New Haven Paint and Clay Club 112th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. More than 113 pieces were selected by the juror, Helen Klisser During, for the show.

John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut, from March 24th through April 14th, 2013.

   
 
 
  NEWS 2012
   
  December 25, 2012
 Society of Illustrators of LA Illustration West 51
 

Two of my illustrations, Good Morning and We are going to tell the King, have been accepted by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles's 51st annual competition, Illustration West 51. An exhibit displaying the winning entries will be held at Gallery Nucleus in California, from March 8th through March 12th, 2013.

   
 
   
  September 4, 2012
Third Prize for Good Morning
 
Good Morning has been awarded Third Prize for its inclusion in the Danforth’s Annual Juried Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration Picture This!. Prizes were chosen by Carol Goldenberg, the juror for Picture This!
 
 
  July 23, 2012
Picture This!
 

My illustration Good Morning has been selected for the Danforth Museum of Art Annual Children's Illustration Juried Exhibition that showcases new and original artwork created by picture book illustrators. The selected works will be exhibited from September 9 through November 4.

   
   
  July 20, 2012
My collage pattern is in the Top Ten!
 

Spoonflower asked designers to create a cake-themed collage using paper and glue in order to produce a fabric design. My fabric pattern "100 Percent Paper Cakes" came second!

   
   
  July 19, 2012
3 x 3 Magazine Children's Show
 

My illustration We are going to tell the King is a merit winner of the 3x3 Children's Illustration Show No.9 and it's going to be included in the 3x3 Children's Show Annual due out in the Winter.

   
   
  July 18, 2012
Arts Council of Greater New Haven Members Show
 

One of my illustrations is on display at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Annual Members Show from July 20 through September 14. Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
70 Audubon Street 2nd floor, New Haven, Connecticut

   
   
  July 5, 2012
Marcela featured in the SCBWI New England Spotlight
 
An Interview with Marcela Staudenmaier, Winner of the 2012 Ann Barrow Illustrator's Scholarship, by Francine Puckly. The article was published on the New England SCBWI July-August Newsletter accompanied with illustrations from my portfolio.
   
 
   
 

May 8, 2012

Winner of the Tassy Walden Awards
 
The Shoreline Arts Alliance announced that I have been selected as the Winner of the New Voices in Children's Literature: Tassy Walden Awards in the Children's Book Illustrator's Portfolio category.
   
   
Dear Friend is a Tassy Walden Finalist!
 
The Shoreline Arts Alliance announced that my book Dear Friend has been selected Finalist of the New Voices in Children's Literature: Tassy Walden Awards in the Illustrated Picture Book category.
   
 
   
 

April 20, 2012

Winner of the Ann Barrow Illustrator's Scholarship
 
I am the recepient of the Ann Barrow Illustrators Scholarship for my Illustrator's Portfolio. The Award was presented at the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference.
   
   
Third Place for my Poster!
 
My entry to the Poster Contest A Whole New World, received the Third Place in the Unpublished category at the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference.
   
 
   
 

March 31, 2012

Marcela featured in Illustrator Saturday
 

I was featured in Kathy Temean's blog Writing and Illustrating. It was great to do this interview and have the opportunity to share my art and step-by-step techniques.

   
   
   
 
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