The Teen Show: Meet the Jurors
Melanie Delgado currently resides in the Hudson Valley region of NY with her husband Marc Delgado & their daughter Mary where she has been focusing on her abstract oil paintings. From spray paint to oil sticks, Melanie uses playfulness, a child-like vision and a heavy dose of street art to bring her voice to the canvas, door, window or piece of wood. Her background has been in the field of education ranging from high school to preschool. She instructs young artists at the Woodstock School of Art. Delgado is curious about the stories behind the dilapidated fence, the overgrown pines and what comes next.
Sevan Melikyan is the owner of Wired Gallery in High Falls, New York, a founding member and director of Chagall in High Falls, Inc., a lecturer on art museums, and an artist. In 2013, Art Society of Kingston presented Melikyan with its ASKars award in recognition for his “significant contributions to the arts” and The Ulster County Executive recognized Melikyan as an Arts Ambassador. Prior to the U.S., he lived in Paris, France where he earned a BA focusing on arts marketing, and prior to that, in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was born of Armenian parents in 1965.
Sevan lives in the same building as his gallery with his wife Maria Guralnik, a professor at SUNY Purchase. Their son, Robert, is a senior at Ithaca College where he is pursuing a degree in Physics.