Lisa Stauffer received her Master’s in Design (U of MN, Mpls.) and studied Illustration at Parson’s School of Design (NYC). She works primarily in pastel, teaches painting workshops and competes in plein en painting competitions. Lisa was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by the International Association Of Pastel Societies in 2023 and achieved Master Circle status in 2011. Her paintings won awards at Pastel Society Of America Show (National Arts Club , NYC), September 2010 and 2012, and were chosen each of those years by the Director of the Butler Institute Of American Art for inclusion in the annual exhibit, American Pastels. Lisa was juried into the Pastel Society Of America and awarded Signature status in 2012. Her work has been featured in articles in PleinAir Magazine, Pastel Journal, Stephen Dohertyʼs book, The Art Of Plein Air Painting and in two PBS specials on painting.