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Exhibitions & Awards

Lisa Jefferson, NWS, TWSA, RMWS


North Tahoe Arts ARTisan Shop, 380 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA. Regularly exhibiting artist with paintings, prints, and cards


North Light Books’ Splash 19: Illusion of Light“Willow Reflections” was accepted and was published in spring 2018.

North Light Books’ Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark“Romanesco” was accepted and was published in spring 2017.

Watermedia Showcase in Watercolor Artist Magazine, April 2016 issue, “Wrapped Peppers” received an Honorable Mention.


Artists Co-op Gallery of Reno, Guest Artist Exhibition, March 1-31, 2019. 

Piper J Studio, Guest Artist Exhibition, June 1-July 31, 2018. Artist Reception June 23 4-6pm. Piper J Studio, 230 Village Blvd #3, Incline Village, NV. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-4pm

Soule Domain Restaurant, June 1-August 31, 2018 9983 Cove St, Kings Beach, CA (Crystal Bay). Open daily from 6-9pm

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2018 Exhibition, May 5-August 5. Kenosha Museum, Kenosha, WI. “Shining Water” was accepted

Missouri Watercolor Society 2018 International Exhibition, June 19-July 5. Quingdao Laotian Museum China. “Diamonds and Rubies” was accepted

McKinley Arts And Culture Center, June 26-August 11. 925 Riverside Drive, Reno, NV. Exhibition of original paintings

North Tahoe Visitor Center, April 1-30. 140 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA. Guest artist with paintings, prints, and cards

47th National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Association, 2017, Pleasanton, CA. Painting accepted

National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2015 & 2016, San Pedro, CA. Signature Member 2015

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, 1985, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, Golden, CO. Signature Member 2012

Artists Co-op Gallery of Reno, 2015 – present, Reno, NV. Frequent guest artist

Sierra Watercolor Society, 2015 – present, Reno, NV. Exhibiting artist in four to five shows annually.

North Tahoe Arts, June 30 to August 3, 2015, Tahoe City, CA. Featured artist in the Main Gallery.

Transparent Watercolor Society of America, 2013, 2014 & 2015, Kenosha, WI. Signature Member 2015

Watercolor West, 2012, Brea, CA. Painting accepted into juried national exhibition

Lake Superior Watercolor Society Member’s Shows, 2007-2013. Galleries throughout Minnesota

Madeline Island Art Guild, 2009, LaPointe, WI. Featured Artist Show

Arrowhead Biennial Show, Duluth Art Institute, 2008, Duluth, MN

Sivertson Gallery, 2004, Duluth, MN. Featured Artist Show


ARTisan Shop at North Tahoe Arts, May, 2016 – present, Tahoe City, CA. Original watercolor & acrylic paintings, giclee prints, & cards

Master Framing & Gallery, 2006 – present, Duluth, MN. Giclee prints

Sivertson Gallery, 2004-2012, Duluth, MN. Exhibiting artist of paintings & giclee prints

Private and Corporate Collections, 1980 – present. Watercolor landscapes, portraits, still lifes, & commissioned paintings throughout the US, including Miller Dwan Cyberknife Center, Duluth, MN


People’s Choice Award for “Manzanita”, North Tahoe Arts Member’s Show, April 2016, Tahoe City, CA

People’s Choice Award for “March Of The Lilies”, Sierra Watercolor Society, April 2016, Reno, NV

Honorable Mention for “Wrapped Peppers”, Watermedia Showcase, Watercolor Artist Magazine, April 2016 issue

Best Of Show for “Mustang Mama” and First Place Landscape for “Turquoise Through The Trees”. Sierra Watercolor Society Annual Judged Exhibit, 2015, Reno, NV

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff Purchase Award for “Romanesco”, 95th Annual National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2015, San Pedro, CA

Anne and Samuel Seeman Memorial Award for “Kale Garden”, Transparent Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2014 Kenosha WI

McKnight/ARAC Quick Start Opportunity Grant, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, 2012, Duluth, MN

Grumbacher Award, National Arts Club 83rd Annual Watercolor Exhibition, 1983, New York, NY

Creative And Performing Arts Award, Scholarship at Colorado State University, 1974-1978


National Watercolor Society, Signature Member
Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Signature Member
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Signature Member
North Tahoe Arts
Sierra Watercolor Society