Bio

MelindaTrucks
Melinda Trucks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and was raised in Gatlinburg, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. She received her Bachelors Degree in fine Arts and Education from the University of Tennessee and her MFA in Painting at Florida State University School of Visual Arts. She divides her time between West Palm Beach, Florida and Sauve, France where she maintains studios and lives with her husband Butch and Yorkshire Terrier, Cindy.

 

 

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Painting, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University
B.S. Art Education, University of Tennessee, College of Fine Arts, University of Tennessee

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1989-1991 Adjunct Professor, School of Visual Arts, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL

1988 Artist for the Day – Middle School Program 1988, Leon County School System, Leon County, FL

1985 Adjunct Professor, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University

HONORS
1990 Associate – Atlantic Center for the Arts, Jack Beal – Master Artist-in-Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, FL
1993 WXEL Eighth Annual Art Competition, Timothy Eaton – juror, First prize – Prints, Graphics and Drawings, Boca Raton, FL

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EXHIBITIONS

2014
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, “Art at the Airport”, Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL

2014
ArtHouse429 Valentine’s Day Group Exhibition, 429 25th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

2013
Solo Exhibition, Cultural Council of Palm Beach Co., Palm Beach, FL

2013
Group Exhibition, Multilingual Society, West Palm Beach, FL

2013
Group Exhibition, Mark Hamilton Gallery, Southampton, NY

2013
ArtHouse429 Gallery Artists, 429 25th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

2012
Melinda Trucks, Solo Exhibition, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL

2012
Juried Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2011
Juried Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2011
Student Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2010
Group Exhibition, Ross Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Landscapes, Juried exhibition, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL, Juror – Clay Surovek
Hocus Pocus, Juried exhibition, Lighthouse Canter for the Arts, Tequesta, FL

2009
58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton FL
Juror Ray Slade, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan

2008
Sculptures and Paintings, Melinda Triucks, Stephen H. Rose, Donna Long, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

2007
56th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Juror John B. Henry III, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan.
D’Art for Art, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL

2006
From Private Walls, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL, Honorable Mention

2005
Gallery Artiest’s Exhibition, Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2004
Palm Beach 5, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL

2002
Emerging Artists, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Calypso Dreams, Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL

1998
60th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, The Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Points of the Compass, School of Visual Arts and Dance, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Melinda Trucks, Recent Works, West End Fine Arts Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Melinda Trucks, Paintings and Drawings, Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

1997
Artisti In Viaggio, Group Show, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, FL
Melinda Trucks, Paintings and Drawings, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
Melinda Trucks, Recent Works, West End Fine Arts Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

1996
Paintings and Drawings, Solo Exhibition, Carlynn Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
Artisti In Viaggio, Group Exhibition – Paintings and Drawings, Galleria Vialarga, Florence, Italy

1995
Group Exhibition, The John McEnroe Gallery, New York, NY

1994
You Talk Too Much, Solo Exhibition – Paintings and Drawings, Works in Progress Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

1993
The Figure, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
35th Annual Hortt Competition, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1993
Ulterior Motifs, Solo Exhibition – Paintings and Drawings, Works in Progress Gallery, Delray Beach, FL
Alumni Artist Exhibition, Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
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1991
A Silver Anniversary Exhibition, Tallahassee Community College Faculty Art Show, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL

1990
INsideOUT, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

1989
Summer Show, Foster Harmon Galleries of American Art, Sarasota, FL
26th Annual Major Florida Artists Show, Foster Harmon Galleries of American Art, Sarasota, FL

1988
Piercing the Veil, juried exhibition, Elliot Teaching Gallery, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, juror – Ann Sutherland Harris
Solidarity, juried exhibition, Artists’ League, FSU Gallery and Museum, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Melinda Trucks, Paintings, The Capitol – State of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

1987
Images of Nature, juried exhibition, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
Update ’87, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Melinda Trucks, Drawings, Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, Quincy, FL
Florida State University Artists’ League Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

1986
1st Annual Juried Art Competition, Florida State Conference Center, Tallahassee, FL, juror – Andrew Maass
Update ’86, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Reunion ’86, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University

1985
Southern Changes, juried exhibition, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
Update ’85, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Reunion ’85, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University
1st Tropicana All-Florida Members Biennial Exhibition, juried exhibition, Polk Public Museum, Lakeland, FL, juror-Ted Potter
Creative Tallahassee, juried exhibition, City Hall, Tallahassee, FL
Shimmer, Paintings by Andy Jurinko, Jackie Otto and Melinda Trucks, Four Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

1984
Melinda Trucks, Paintings and Drawings, The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Update Show, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Reunion ’84, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University
Group Exhibit, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1983
LeMoyne Affiliated Artists, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA
Update ’83, LeMoyne Center for the Visual arts, Tallahassee, FL
Reunion ’83, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University
Melinda Trucks, Drawings and Paintings, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

1982
Illustration, Four Arts Center, Tallahassee, FL
Update Show, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Group Exhibition, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL

1980
Art Works 13, School of Visual Arts Warehouse, Florida State University
Reach for the Sky, Album cover, the Allman Brothers Band, Arista Records

1983
LeMoyne Affiliated Artists, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA
Update ’83, LeMoyne Center for the Visual arts, Tallahassee, FL
Reunion ’83, Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University
Melinda Trucks, Drawings and Paintings, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL

1982
Illustration, Four Arts Center, Tallahassee, FL
Update Show, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Group Exhibition, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL

1980
Art Works 13, School of Visual Arts Warehouse, Florida State University
Reach for the Sky, Album cover, the Allman Brothers Band, Arista Records