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Past Exhibitions

2016 National Road

Festival Juried

Art Exhibition

May 21 - July 17, 2016

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.


People’s Choice Award was Mary Elaine Lozosky’s oil portrait “John L. Lewis:. A familiar subject to generations of area residents. 


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”.

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 photos from the opening reception.2016_Juried_Photos.html

People’s Choice Award

John L. Lewis

Mary Elaine Lozosky

Oil Painting - 21 x 18 inches

ABSTRACTIONISTA - IMPRESSIONS

INTUITIVE - TREASURE

September 17 - December 18, 2016

Leslie Robbins - Painting

Thomas J. Norulak - Printmaking

Mary Jean Kenton - Painting

Dr. Jean Braun - Photography