Born in Ohio and educated at the Ohio State University, Stouffer’s early professional career was in book design and production management. His first years in NM were spent at the University of New Mexico Press. During that time, lured by the mystique and beauty of the land, he began painting. He eventually turned his part-time painting into successes in local and regional art events, and in 1979, he left the Press and became a full-time artist.
Since that time, Stouffer has built an impressive list of credentials. His work has been shown in several museums and is in corporate collections throughout the country. He has won 60 national and regional awards along the way, some in such prominent competitions as Watercolor U.S.A., Rocky Mountain National and Arts for the Parks. Also, in 2010, the Albuquerque Art Business Association designated him a “local treasure.”
In addition to exhibiting in most of the top art events in the Southwest, Stouffer has been a board member and juror for several shows. He is currently a member of Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and Paint America Association, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the West. His work has also been featured in various newspapers and magazine articles, including Watercolor Quarterly,Southwest Art, and Watercolor Magic.
Dan Stouffer currently resides in Bosque Farms, NM, with his wife Jean.
Arts for the Parks – Top 100 and Mini-100
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
Paint the Parks – Top 100 and Mini – 50
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
1995 – Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, New Mexico State Fair Exhibit
1997 – Award of Merit, Rocky Mountain National
2003 – Bronze medal (landscape), Arts for the Parks
2004 – Strathmore Award, Watercolor USA
2004 – Region II Award, Arts for the Parks
2005 – Region II Award, Arts for the Parks Mini-100
2006 – Region II Award, Arts for the Parks Mini-100
2009 – Region II Winner, Paint the Parks
2010 – Paint the Parks Mini50 Grand Prize Award
2012 – Award of Merit, Watercolor U.S.A.