John Bellardo is an attorney specializing in State, Local & Municipal as well as Land Use/Zoning law. He has extensive experience representing public entities, developers and citizens before zoning and planning boards.
He has been practicing law for over three decades, regularly appearing before state courts on behalf of his clients and teaching courses on government and ethics to the New Jersey League of Municipalities.
Early Life and Education
John Bellardo was born on March 25, 1980 and currently resides in a single-family home.
Professor Bellardo is an excellent teacher, possessing a wealth of knowledge to impart to his students. He exhibits tremendous support in his office hours and always willing to assist you if you ask for assistance.
Education: His work has been influenced by his education at the New York Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Academy of Art and as an apprentice in Richard McDermott Miller’s studio. As Artist-in-Residence at Chesterwood – home to Daniel Chester French – his works have been featured at Brookgreen Gardens’ Rainey Sculpture Pavilion; Azarian McCullough Art Gallery; Vytlacil; Lodge Gallery The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Salmagundi Club Romano Gallery as well as World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science.
He has been a professional violinist and conductor for over 25 years, with much of that time spent as the founder and conductor of the Newtown Chamber Orchestra – an ensemble with an illustrious history that continues to thrive today.
He is a proud graduate of Bucks County Community College (BCCC) and holds the distinction as one of his alma maters. Additionally, he is proud father to two children who attend Cal Poly. When not at work, he enjoys playing golf and exploring technology trends. Additionally, he’s known to make some tasty martinis while working. Generally, keeping things tidy around the house keeps him from overspending on unnecessary gadgets. His biggest challenge in daily life lies in keeping everything organised while resisting temptation to buy too many things at once!
Achievements and Honors
John Belardo’s work is highly regarded, ranging from monumental public installations to digital prototyping and design work as well as large-scale ceramic sculpture. He has earned numerous grants and travel awards including the Gold Medal from Hudson Valley Art Association.
He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and teaches sculpture at Lehman College CUNY. His artwork has been featured at Brookgreen Gardens, Rainey Sculpture Pavilion; Azarian McCullough Art Gallery; Vytlacil; Lodge Gallery; Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Salmagundi Club and Romano Gallery, among others.
He teaches computer science, networking and operating systems. As a recent PhD graduate, his high expectations for his students are clear.
John Belardo was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. Additionally, he was active in numerous local and national organizations.
He served in the Chaplain program for numerous fire departments throughout Chautauqua County. When not teaching or preaching, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family.
He had a long and distinguished career as a ceramicist, his works being displayed at prestigious institutions such as the Chrysler Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art. Now based in Palm Springs, Calif., he continues producing and exhibiting his artworks while being certified in feng shui practitioner, yoga/meditation teacher, philanthropist and supporting numerous local charities with donations.