ALISON OEHLER, Co- Chair, Executive Committee Member, holds a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. Ms. Oehler has been the Gallery Director at Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA, since 2003 and is an Auctioneer and certified appraiser of Fine Art through the Appraisers Association of America.
MELINDA WILSON PIETRUSZA, Co-Chair, Executive Committee Member, has over 15 years of experience working for non-profit arts organizations, primarily in membership, development, and event coordination. She has volunteered her administrative and marketing services to AIR for many years. She currently serves as the Community Development Coordinator for the Borough of Etna.
ROBERT BECKMAN, Co-Founder, Board Member, Executive Committee Member. Mr. Beckman is an artist and educator with over 30 years of experience exhibiting work and teaching (Carnegie Mellon University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania). Mr. Beckman is an accomplished printmaker and has over 15 years of experience running a small business. He is a Co-Founders of Artists Image Resource and currently serves as the organization’s Director.
MICHAEL HEGEDUS, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, is an artist and accomplished printmaker. Michael has a BFA from The University of Pittsburgh.
YU-SAN CHENG, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, is the Finance Director at Contemporary Craft and holds a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. She also serves on the board of directors for the Brew House Association.
RACHEL SAUL REARICK , Board Member, Executive Committee Member, is the Arts and Culture Manager for Allegheny County Airport Authority. She holds a BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from Edinboro University and a Masters in Public Administration from Gannon University.
SARA RADELET, Founding Board Member, is the former Executive Director of the New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Ms. Radelet also operates a freelance consulting business for non-profit organizations, offering grant writing, fundraising, and strategic planning services.
JOSEPH LUPO, Board Member, is Professor of Art at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Mr. Lupo is an accomplished printmaker and has held leadership positions with a number of academic and print related organizations including SGC International.
DEREK REESE joined the Board of Artists Image Resource in 2018. Mr. Reese is the Project Manager at the Office of Public Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the Founder and Director of Arts Out Loud and has worked with a number of Pittsburgh Arts and Culture organizations including the Mattress Factory Museum and MGR Youth Empowerment.
PARADISE GRAY joined the Board of Artists Image Resource in 2018. Paradise is a community organizer, author, artist, music producer, historian, and a founding member of 1Hood. Before moving to Pittsburgh in 1992 from the Bronx, Gray’s career in hip hop is legendary as a member of the group X Clan and as the manager and promoter for the hip-hop club “The Latin Quarter” in New York City in the 1980s.