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Junn Roca

Junn Roca is a professional artist for more than fifty years. Influenced by his father, Roca began his career in his native Philippines at the age of twenty. Roca came to the United States and soon began a long
and successful career in the animation industry and was awarded twice with an Emmy in 1997-1998 for his contribution to Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain. His experience as a background artist in film has given him an innate sense of staging the subjects of his paintings and organizing the elements within the field of vision to capture a mood or emotion with great effect.

He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Prestigious Granville Redmond Purchase Prize at The 3rd Annual California Autumn Salon in October 2002, Second Place and Honorable Mention consecutively in 2002, 2003 and 2004 at Annual Plein Air Exhibition at the Bowers Museum. Junn Roca garnered Merit Award for Figurative at the Greenhouse Gallery Salon International 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, and Award of Excellence at the 12th Annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition. The June 2003 issue of the Southwest Art magazine listed Junn in the “Best of the West, California” artist. His painting of “A Quiet Afternoon in Los Rios” won Honorable Mention in the Plein Air Painting Competition in August 2003 at Mission Capistrano. Roca was awarded Second Place for “The Yuccas” and Honorable Mention for “City of Angels” paintings at the Bowers Museum 7th Sights & Sounds of Southern California in September 2003. Recently in May 2017, Roca’s “Oaks, Poppies & Lupines” was honored with the Presidents’ Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America 26th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Junn Roca is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and Signature Artist member of the California Art Club.

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