Junn Roca has been
a professional artist for more than forty years. Influenced by
his father who was also an artist, Roca began his career in his
native Philippines at the age of twenty, where he was apprenticed
to the noted Filipino artist Felix Gonzales.
Award winning painter
and sculptor Rolf Zillmer, now in his sixties has been drawing
and painting for most of that time. As a youngster Rolf watched
his father create, who at the time was a student at the world
famous "Art Students League" in New York City. After
a stint with the army during the Korean conflict, it was off
to California to study at Art Center College of Design under
such gifted artists as Joseph Hinninger, Reynold Brown and Harry
Although skilled at painting
anything from portraits to still life, landscapes held the greatest
fascination for him. The landscapes are inspired by grand vistas
as well as intimate scenes of water falls , ponds and groves
of trees. While hiking along mountain trails, rural roads, desert
gullies and the seashore, Rolf is always searching for yet another
subject to put on canvas.
His work has become part
of numerous collections including that of Dick Van Dyke and Joseph
Babera of Hanna/Babera and band leader Mort Lindsey.
Southwest Art, March
1996 "California Landscapists"
Art Of The West, March/April 1998 "A Dream Fulfilled"
Invitational Art Shows:
ARTS FOR THE PARKS--Jackson
TOP 100--1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003.
In 1993, the "Marine Art Medallion of Merit" was received.
PEPPERTREE RANCH ART SHOW--Santa Ynez, California
1984 through 1993
PANORAMA OF TRADITIONAL ART--Paramount, California
1984 through 1993
CLASSIC-AMERICAN WESTERN ART SHOW--Beverly Hills, California
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991
BILTMORE CELEBRITY ART SHOW--Los Angeles, California
THE GRAND TRADITION--Fallbrook, California
1987, 1988, 1989
CELEBRATING AMERICAN REALISM--San Diego, California
SCULPTURE IN THE PARK--Loveland, Colorado
SCULPTURE ALONG THE TRINITY--Fort Worth, Texas
NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION--Denver, Colorado
ONE MAN SHOW--Pogan Art Gallery, Tahoe City, California 1996
ONE MAN SHOW--Lyon Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona 1998
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY--Los Angeles, California
CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM--Oxnard, California
NORTHWEST MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM--Kalispell, Montana
Honors and Awards: