Alan was elected president of the GNA Board of Directors in 2010 and has been instrumental in leading new growth initiatives for the organization. He is an active participant in Community Board Six meetings, which allows GNA to be promptly informed about certain issues affecting the Gramercy Park community.
GNA VICE PRESIDENT
Susan was elected to the board of directors in 2015 and runs the Gramercy Art Show, which showcases the work of artists from around the world. She is a member of GNA’s Taste of Gramercy planning committee and a co-founder and Creative Director of Gramercy Graphics, a NYC web design firm. She is also an award-winning photo-journalist, having amassed national recognition for her work, which has been featured in media from The New York Times to Smithsonian Magazine.
Roger Rossi has been a painter of floral themes and landscapes for over 25 years. During this time period, Roger held several positions in the luxury menswear business and during his free times travelled to Europe seeking new images for works of art. He visited the most lavish gardens of Europe, then back in New York painted their city gardens. In addition Roger found inspiration from the landscapes and shorelines in France, Italy, England and Spain. Since completing his years in business, Roger set upon a new career to expand his love of the art world. Today, Roger serves on the Boards of the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibitions. He exhibits continually with these organizations during their periodic events. Roger is also a member of Oil Painters of America and the Artist Fellowship.
Bo Kass has shown her work throughout the northeast in solo and group shows earning many awards. Her work appears in 100 New York Photographers, a recently published book, and is in the private collections of Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, Tyco International, Baruch College, The City University of New York and Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, RI. Her work can be seen here.
Chelsea Drawing & Painting
Raphael-Raúl Santiago Sebaszco has exhibited internationally at the Petit Gallery in Paris, France, Galeria de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, and galleries in Rome, Argentina, New York & Miami, etc.. His works, exhibited in the Florence Biennale, the Los Angeles Art Auction, the Miami Art Expo, and many others. His most recent solo show was at The National Academy Museum in New York City. His paintings hang in various private collections in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Sebaszco's works are in the collection of the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles. He has a Masters of Fine Arts from New York University. He is a scholarship winner and diploma graduate of The National Academy Museum School of Fine Arts, Art Students League, and an International Arts Grant winner to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, and El Centro de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. He has taught at Hunter College, National Academy, School of the Future, etc.. He is the founder and artist-instructor of The Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshop in Chelsea's "art district" and is now teaching and lecturing through Zoom to a worldwide audience. He has mentored many presently exhibiting contemporary adult artists through his drawing and painting workshops. Mr. Sebaszco is a past elected artist-member in good standing of the historic Salmagundi Club.
Ms. Orito, a retired psychotherapist, with an extensive art career which includes artist membership at Ceres Gallery in Chelsea District, awards for both sculpture and collage from the William Benton Museum of Art, Point Park University, Monmouth Museum, David Antar Memorial Award, Helzberg Foundation; and a design career of twenty-four years as a moderate price sportswear designer, international design teacher and a Local Union 829 Costume Designer for Broadway stage, music, and TV. Preferred media sculpture and collage. Ms. Orito was a two-term president of the National Association of Women Artists Inc, and 8-year Board Member of NAWA. She is a graduate of Parson School of Design,
Marymount Manhattan, New York University/Clinical social work / MSW. She is represented by Ceres Gallery on Artsy.Net.