Frank Falotico Frank Falotico is a painter, figurative sculptor, and anatomist who has taught at the duCret School of Art for more than 45 years, and served as the school’s Director from 1985 to 2016. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey and has conducted numerous lectures and workshops in Artistic Anatomy and Pastel painting throughout the area. He holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Monmouth College, and is a graduate of the duCret School of Art, studying under sculptor Boris Blai, portrait painter Furman J. Finck and pastel artist S. Allyn Schaeffer. He also studied at the Art Students League of New York with famed anatomist Robert Beverly Hale, illustrators Earl Mayan and Steven R. Kidd and painter Thomas Fogarty Jr.
Jury Member: Society of Animal Artists’ 43 rd Annual Members Exhibition 2002 Society of Animal Artists’ 44 th Annual Members Exhibition 2003 Warren Township Bi-Centennial Art Exhibition 2006 Union County Cultural and Heritage Commission National Arts Programs: Senior Art Show 2002, 2020 Employees and Family Show 2002, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2019 Somerset County Cultural and Heritage, Gallery 24/7 2011 Somerset County Local Arts Program (LAP) Grants – Peer Panelist 2020
Adjudicator Visual Arts: NJ State Teen Arts Festival 2000, 2020, 2022 Union County Teen Arts Festival, Union County College, 2016- 2019, 2022 Somerset County Teen Arts Festival, Somerset County College 2019, 2021 When judging works of art I try to recognize those pieces that exhibit a level of creativity, artistic ability, and competency, as well as presentation. These elements may be considered in varying degrees, whether an artist is classified as a professional or an amateur.
Benjamin Bobkoff For Benjamin Bobkoff, photography is the science of capturing light and the art of digital manipulation. In his street fashion photography he seeks to capture the excitement and energy of street fashion in New York. The street fashion images are enhanced with vector imaging to create a truly unique and dynamic pop vision. Mr. Bobkoff's surrealistic street scenes are humorous fantasies set in the streets of New York. Here every day street scenes are offset by oversized domestic disasters. His nature images express his joy and love of the serendipity and beauty found in the natural world. Mr. Bobkoff has exhibited at The Rhode Island School of Design, Cornell University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, The Chappaqua Public Library, The Hudson Guild, Olympia and York, and Curate NYC. His work was featured at the illy coffee gallery at the 2010 Milan Design Week. His work has been published in The New York Times, Acessories Magazine, ASME Magazine, and Women's Day. In 2008 he graduated from SVA's Masters in Digital Photography program. He is currently an instructor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) as well as a free-lance photographer.
Education BFA, Cornell University; MPS, School of Visual Arts
Clients include Brownstone Studio, Citibank, David Sirieix Advertising, KPMG Peat Marwick, Ernst & Young, Andersen Consulting
The Roselle Park Arts Festival is located within the New York City metropolitan area and walking distance from New Jersey Transit Train, Bus stops and less than 1/2 hour by car from downtown New York City.