Anthony Migliaccio has been an established artist since 1970. A New Jersey native, he has exhibited extensively on the state and national level. His works are in numerous collections throughout the U.S. Migliaccio’s stylized rural and urban environments evolve from his plein air paintings, and have taken him to scenic locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
The August Mosca Award for Oils, Audubon Artists 66th National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NYC 2008
A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ 2008
Selected as a Signature Artist at the Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ 2007
Achievement Award for Oils at the Guild of Creative Art State Juried Show 2007
Honorable Mention for Oils at the MCAC 28th Juried Exhibition in 2007
Selected for Who’s Who in American Art in 2007
Four solo shows in 2005 and 2006
A Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship to paint in Italy and France in 2002
Selection of landscape painting, Sandy Hook, for the EPA Building, Washington D.C. in 2001 by Governor Christie Todd Whitman
A New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education in 2001
State Senate Citation for contributions to the Arts in New Jersey in 2001
Migliaccio’s work has been exhibited at prestigious venues such as the Salmagundi Club, The National Art Club, and the Milk Gallery, all in New York City, and at Monmouth University, Kean University, The College of NJ, and Brookdale Community College, all in New Jersey. He has been a guest on NJN and News 12 NJ discussing the arts and has been the featured speaker and host at many arts events including the Audubon Artists Receptions in 2007 and 2008 and the NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education in 2001.
“My influences in painting are varied and diverse, including such favorites as Cezanne, Matisse, Sargent, and Diebenkorn, to name a few. Like most artists, I am constantly being influenced by the masters and contemporary artists that work in the same genre. Plein air painting is one of the most challenging art forms I’ve ever experienced. I believe that once composition and value are achieved, then it’s all about color. Learning color theory is probably the most critical aspect of this kind of work. Plein air painting in oil offers those challenges in addition to a peaceful, meditative experience while on location. Painting from life is also an excellent exercise in maintaining the integrity of the subject matter in the studio,” says Migliaccio.