Jerald Melberg Gallery Celebrates 30 Years

  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
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  • February 18, 2014

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Wolf Kahn, Woods in a Breeze
Romare Bearden, 12 Trains-Dead Head-No Passengers

Since 1984, nationally recognized artists have found a home for their work at Jerald Melberg Gallery. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the business Melberg founded with a passion for art and a belief that Charlotte would remain the hub for his national client base.  

As former curator at the Mint Museum, Melberg’s extensive experience laid the foundation for three decades of success and a partnership with the City of Charlotte. Jerald Melberg Gallery was founded on the conviction that it would be operated more like a museum than a typical gallery.  Melberg’s philosophy is grounded in sharing his passion and knowledge and he has enjoyed watching collectors enrich their approach toward art as they deepen their understanding.  For Melberg it has always been about Art for Art’s sake and he believes this focus is what’s contributed to the gallery’s success. 

“For all that Charlotte has given me throughout the years, I thought it was time to do something special in return to mark this major milestone,” said Melberg.  “What better way to do so than through education, by hosting a year-long lecture series which will bring notables from the national art world to Charlotte.”  The lectures will be free and open to the public. 

Brian Rutenberg, The Fading 8

Melberg will inaugurate the Art for Art’s Sake Series with a lecture by friend and colleague Milton Esterow, editor and publisher of ArtNews magazine.  The event will take place at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 PM.  Those interested in more information can visit  Other speakers will be announced for the coming months and will include museum directors, art historians, etc. 

Jerald Melberg Gallery is also hosting a celebratory exhibition showcasing works of art by every artist the gallery currently represents including Wolf Kahn, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Hans Hofmann and Esteban Vicente.  On Saturday, February 22, the exhibition will open to the public with a panel discussion with gallery artists Brian Rutenberg, Thomas McNickle, Charles Basham, Wolf Kahn and Michael Mahnke, representing Robert Motherwell’s estate.  The exhibition will remain on view through April 26, 2014.

Gaybe Johnson
Jerald Melberg Gallery

Jerald Melberg Gallery
625 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, North Carolina
About Jerald Melberg Gallery

Jerald Melberg Gallery represent artists from all geographic regions throughout the United States, as well as Argentina and Spain. Equally diverse as where the artists live are the types and styles of art they create. Among these are artists of such stature as Romare Bearden, the master American collagist of the twentieth century; Wolf Kahn, considered by many to be the premier living American landscape painter; and Robert Motherwell, one of the leaders of the American Abstract Expressionist movement.

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