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Artist Randall Stauss


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Biography


Born and raised near Portland, Oregon, Randall Stauss started painting at an early age.  Encouraged by
his parents, he began taking painting lessons at the Portland Art Museum.  The weekly trips to the museum
with its huge rooms, long marble steps, and stunning works of master painters, made a strong and enduring
impression on the young artist.  A few years later, his family relocated to Corvallis in the heart of the Willamette Valley,
where he attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
 
Moving to Lake Tahoe in 1980, Stauss began to paint seriously, while supporting himself hand lettering custom boat names.
Focusing on watercolors for many years, Stauss submitted a series of pumpkin patch paintings to the National Watercolor Society, and was accepted as a signature member.
 
During the 1990s, Stauss became fascinated with oil painting, pursuing the same themes as his watercolor work.  He and his wife
Edith now spend half the year in San Rafael CA and the summer months on Lake Tahoe's North Shore.
 
 
ARTISTS STATEMENT
 
'I am both a studio and plein air painter.  But truth be told, it is plein air that is the crown jewel. Seemingly endless benefits befall the outdoor artist, not the least of which is an expanded sense of presence at the place one has so carefully and intuitively chosen.'
 
ART ASSOCIATIONS
 
California Art Club
National Watercolor Society, Signature member
North Tahoe Arts
 
AWARDS
 
2010 North Tahoe Plein Air    Best of Show
2017 Carmel Plein Air              Honorable Mention
2017 Capitola Plein Air            Honorable Mention
 
GALLERIES
 
Truckee Airport Gallery
Pogan Gallery (past)
Sierra Galleries (past)
Gumps San Francisco (past)
 
EVENTS
 
2009 Columbia Gorge Plein Air
2014 Sonoma Plein Air
2016 Sonoma Plein Air
2015 North Tahoe Arts Plein Air
2019 Carmel Plein Air
2019 Plein Air @Washington County
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
2000 Sierra Galleries      Solo Show
2001 North Tahoe Arts   Solo Show
2012 Gumps San Francisco   Solo Show
2016 Tahoe Maritime Museum   [...]

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