Jerry Ross Studios

Born in Buffalo, N.Y. 1944. Studied at the Albright Art School and under Anthony Sisti. Highly influenced by the Italian I Macchiaioli and verismo (dal vero) schools of art. A long standing Eugene arts activist involved in sustaining New Zone Art Collective, a founder of the popular Salon des Refuse, and founding board member of DIVA. Most recently, a participant in the "Downtown Together" meetings and author of the DIVA expansion proposal. Awards include a gold medal award in Milan (2006) from the Commune di Corsico for the painting "Canale Grande, Venice," second place purchase award in Livergnano (Bologna) from "Gruppo Amici di Livergnano" for a landscape, year 2000 Mayor's Choice Award for "La Mamma" (a Portrait of Stephania Mastrocinque), 2001 Jurors award at the 31st annual Willamette Valley Juried show in Corvallis, Oregon for the portrait "Carlo Bianchi", and a 2004 Mayor's Art Show Juror's award for "The War Widow." Jerry is a full-time computer science instructor at LCC and a part-time instructor in painting at Maude Kerns Art Center.