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Melega Art Museum Shop: Antonio PetruccelliPetruccelli_LE.html
Fans of Antonio Petruccelli from around the world will now have a chance to own a limited edition of some of the artist’s most engaging artworks. Six different illustrations from the exhibit “Antonio Petruccelli: Master Illustrator” have been chosen. Limited editions are now available for sale at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum sales gallery and here online at the museum’s website. All editions are limited to fifty plus five artist’s proofs and printed with the giclee process on archival paper. Click on the images below for more information.Petruccelli_LE.html
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Terrance Hayes Selected To Be MacArthur Fellow

One-person Show at the Melega in 2013

In 2013 Terrance Hayes had a one-person show at the Melega Art Museum titled “Render.” We could not have been more pleased when it was announced that Terrace is the recipient of one the world’s most prestigious honors, a MacArthur Fellowship. The fellowship comes with a stipend of $625,000. When Terrance was notified of what is commonly referred to as “the Genius Grant” he was told that of course they knew of his many accomplishments in the world of poetry, but that they also knew he was a painter. No doubt the MacArthur committee was aware of Terrance’s show at the only art museum in Fayette County, the Frank L. Melega Art Museum. This March, a feature article about Mr. Hayes was in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Melega Art Museum Director Patrick Daugherty was interviewed by Stephen Burt for the piece to learn more about Terrance Hayes the painter.

Exhibition Postcard. The show ran from October  19 to December  8, 2013

Terrance Hayes at the opening reception for his show “Render” with Frank R. Melega, son of Frank L. Melega, and Patrick Daugherty, Museum Director.

Headlines: click on News for the story of the Missing Melega Painting.

2016 National Road Festival Juried Art Exhibition

Missing Melega Painting Sought

In Memoriam - Carol Chisholm Cohen

In Memoriam - David Alan DiPietro

Mary Jean Kenton - Thomas J. Norulak - Leslie Robbins Group Show Opens This Fall

2016 National Road

Festival Juried

Art Exhibition

May 21 - July 17, 2016

July 16, 3:00 PM:

Peoples Choice Award

July 17:

Pickup of unsold artworks

Click here to view all of the artworks in the 2016 National Road Festival Juried Art Exhibition.Exhibitions.html

The rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the attendees at the 2016 National Road Festival Juried Art Exhibition opening reception. The museum was packed for the awards ceremony officiated by Frank R. Melega and director Patrick Daugherty. Four awards were presented: three Jurors Awards and Best of Show. Artworks in the exhibition include a wide range of styles from Abstract to Realism, plus many different media were represented. This great variety reflects the artworks in the permanent collection by Frank L. Melega.

This years Jurors are Robert Qualters and Laurie Longenecker.

Mr. Qualters is known for his vibrant, color-saturated paintings and murals depicting Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, bridges, and industry, as well as self-portraits. 2014 Pennsylvania Artist of the Year, 1986 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Artist of the Year, the subject of films and books, in major museum and corporate collections.     qualtersart.com

Ms. Longenecker is a fine artist, nationally known graphic designer, and the 2015 Artist of the Pike. The former Californian’s paintings and graphic art posters currently concentrate on regional inspired themes. The Syracuse University grad is a member of Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.   longenecker.com

The three Jurors Awards went to Terrance Hayes for his oil painting “Selfie With Green”, Judith R. Robinson for her acrylic painting “Wikkan Kitchen”, and Sally Taylor for her oil painting “Shark in the Water”.

Best of Show was awarded to Steve Gluz for his oil painting “Out of This Furnace”. The title comes from the title of the 1941 Thomas Bell novel. The book tells the story of three generations of an immigrant Slovak family.

Peoples Choice Award will be announced at the closing reception on July 16.

The artworks in the show are original, solely the work of the artist. In keeping with museum policy, the artworks are appropriate for all ages. Good news for art collectors, all of the artworks are for sale with a portion of the sale going to support the museum. 

Shark in the Water - Sally Taylor

Oil Painting - 19 x 22 inches

Juror Award

Steve Gluz with his Best of Show award winning oil painting “Out of This Furnace”. We are happy to announce that Mr. Gluz will be the 2017 Artist of the Pike.

2016 National Road Festival Juried Exhibition Peoples Choice Award

Voting ends July 16 to determine the Peoples Choice Award. See the show

and vote for your favorite!


Selfie With Green - Terrance Hayes

Oil Painting - 24 x 24 inches

Juror Award

Wikkan Kitchen - Judith R. Robinson

Acrylic Painting - 18 x 24 inches

Juror Award

Bridges on the Mon - Thomas Norulak

Etching - 5 x 7 inches

Thomas will be one of three artists exhibiting in our Fall show this year.

Sleeping Nini - Leslie Robbins

Oil Painting - 24 x 36 inches

Leslie will be one of three artists exhibiting in our Fall show this year.

Click here to view all of the artworks in the 2016 National Road Festival Juried Art Exhibition.Exhibitions.html
Click here to view photos from the opening reception.2016_Juried_Photos.html