Artist of the Week: Dominick Santise

Dominick Santise was born in upstate New York in 1975. A graduate of Parsons School of Design as well as a student of the late David J. Passalacqua, he works as a designer and an illustrator. Recently he has turned his time and attention to the subjects of agriculture and the environment, starting the artisanal ceramic plate project Terra Messor and contributing to the blogĀ theenvironmentalobstacle.org. Dominick is the author/illustrator of several stories, including Beneath the Tree, and has been working on the book Spring Tea Party, written by his late grandmother. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife and daughters and proudly serves on the board of a local farm project.
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Julia Sverchuk; Artist of the Week

Julia Sverchuk is an illustrator and art director specializing in digital advertising. She was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to New York with family in 1994. She started drawing as a teenager and after finishing high school in Brooklyn, went on to receive her BFA in Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design. Julia is currently taking post-graduate classes taught by Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst at Dalvero Academy. During free time, she sees a lot of live music and cultural events and draws on location. Julia also loves to draw on the iPhone and iPad using the Brushes app. She blogs about her art onĀ juliaidrawings.blogspot.com

William D Martin; Artist of the Week

William Martin is an artist, designer, and creative technologist. He is a resident of New Jersey, a graduate of Pratt Institute, and long time student of the late David J. Passalacqua. He is currently studying at the Dalvero Academy.

Professionally Mr. Martin has held lead roles in creative and technical disciplines. He has worked as a Creative Director, an Illustrator, a senior developer for leading agencies, and adjunct faculty member at Sussex County Community College, and NJIT/Rutgers.

His designs and illustrations have been featured on album covers, tour books, posters, first day cover prints, and in local galleries.