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!


November 7, 2015

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

Barred Owl by Marcela Staudenmaier

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

October 8, 2015

26th Annual Children’s Illustration Celebration


As the recipient 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

Fly Away by Marcela Staudenmaier

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

Good Morning by Marcela Staudenmaier

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

Are You Ready to Help Us Solve The Great Connecticut Caper?



"A Connecticut landmark has gone missing! It is up to a pair of young detectives to recover it, and their adventures will take them all over the state. 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 about an iconic Connecticut landmark.

Publication of the first chapter takes place on January 4, 2015, with a launch party at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on January 7. After that, new chapters will be published every two weeks (through June of 2015). Accompanying the chapters will be interactive puzzles and games that provide new and entertaining ways for readers to engage with the unique history of Gillette Castle.

To learn more, to attend the launch party, or to receive notifications as new chapters become available, visit The Great Connecticut Caper page on the CTH website http://cthumanities.org/c4b/ctcaper/."

(From ConnecticutHistory.org a program of CT Humanities)

October 8, 2014

Milford Arts Council presents The Art of Children’s Book Illustrators

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. Work will include Art from published books and pieces the illustrators are currently working on as well as work that shows the artistic process.

Tom and Becky by Marcela Staudenmaier

I will have the pleasure of participating in this show with so many talented illustrators and authors from the New England area, among them two of my dear RISD friends Anne Wert and Sarita Rich. I will be showing three of my original three-dimensional collage pieces.

Join us for an Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2014 10-12 PM.
Illustrators will be on hand to meet with visitors and answer questions about their artwork. This family friendly Reception will also include a book raffle and artwork sale. Coffee, juice and donuts will be served.

Show Dates:  October 6-November 14, 2014
Viewing:  Wednesday-Friday 10-4 PM

Center for the Arts
40 Railroad Avenue South
Milford, CT 06460