Lisa Rasmussen New Curator at Stifel Fine Arts Center

Artist and educator Lisa Rasmussen has been appointed curator of exhibitions at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling.

A professional illustrator, designer and artist for most of her career, Rasmussen works in a variety of media both traditional and digital. Her work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University, a master’s degree in elementary education from Russell State College and a master’s degree in graphic design from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

She is an adjunct art instructor at Waynesburg University and Community College of Allegheny County. Also, she teaches workshops throughout the region, including drawing, painting, design fundamentals, typography, graphic design, illustration and figure drawing at Carnegie-Mellon University and a series of instructional lectures for the docents at the Carnegie Museum of Art. In addition, Rasmussen does freelance and commission work and operates her own studio.

She is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, AIGA, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists, Allegheny Highlands Botanical Artists Society.

In her new role, she is responsible for developing and curating the art exhibition season and educational programming related to the exhibits at the Stifel Fine Arts Center as well as Oglebay Institute’s small space gallery at Towngate Theatre. She also works with the visual arts staff to develop and deliver art classes and workshops to a variety of age groups and experience levels.

About the Stifel Fine Arts Center

Housed in the historic Edemar Mansion, the Stifel Fine Arts Center is a public arts center with galleries, classrooms and performance space. It serves as a gathering place for established artists, emerging artists, art lovers, students, educators and families.

The Stifel Fine Arts Center is part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, which was established in 1930 by community volunteer to “contribute to the joy of living” through arts, nature and cultural experiences. The Institute operates five other venues in Wheeling—the School of Dance, Towngate Theatre, Mansion Museum, Glass Museum and Schrader Environmental Education Center. Collectively, the hundreds of programs produced each year through the Institute provide education, entertainment and enrichment experiences to more than 70,000 people annually.