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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Rosscapili at Crucible Gallery

Solo Exhibit
Painted Words
Acrylic on canvas

Crucible Gallery

Opening cocktails on March 6, 6:30pm
Exhibit runs until March 18, 2012

Multi-awarded painter Rosscapili will unveil his recent abstract paintings on canvas entitled Painted Words at Crucible Gallery on March 6, 2012.

Fifteen abstract works bear his signature wet-on-wet drip technique with multiple layers of acrylic pigment, his favorite medium. This will be the painter's third time to mount solo shows at the Crucible Gallery, preceded by his Green Fire exhibit in 1996.

To date he has mounted more than 30 solo exhibitions. A Juror's Choice in the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards 1994, the artist -- in what he considers to be his show on painted words -- will explore his interpretation of various utterance, quotes, lyrics and verses.

Rosscapili's works have been collected widely by corporate and private entities both in the Philippines and abroad, and have been exhibited in Paris, New York, San Francisco, Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Fukuoka, Mongolia, Seoul Korea, and recently in Singapore.

Exhibit opens on March 6, 2012 at the Crucible Gallery, 4th level Bldg A , SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The show will run until March 18, 2012. For details, please call Telefax 6356061.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Parricide in Paris: Juan Luna in His Paintings

Parricide in Paris: Juan Luna in His Paintings

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
invites you to

Parricide in Paris: Juan Luna in His Paintings
A Lecture by Ambeth Ocampo

10 March 2012, 3:00 pm
Museum Foundation of the Philippines Hall
2/F National Art Gallery (Old Legislative Building)
P. Burgos Street, Manila

Admission Fee:
P200 Regular Attendees
P150 MFPI Members, Students, Teachers, and Senior Citizens
Inclusive of entrance to the National Museum and a complimentary copy of Prof. Ambeth Ocampo's book

RSVP: Elvie 0949 3338211 or Mae 0927 8484680;
Fax 4042685; Tel 6979509;

Also presented by National Museum, Anvil Publishing, The Consulate of the Republic of Angola, Luis Ablaza Holdings, and Security Bank

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Paintings by Marcel Antonio @ Water Dragon Gallery

The Romantic Lie: Desire, Ennui, Anxiety 
February 6 - 25, 2012 

New paintings by Marcel Antonio
Featuring new poems by VIS de Veyra

In July 2010, poet Vicente Ignacio Soria de Veyra posted anonline essay on the art of Marcel Antonio and coined the phrase "Blue Funk Erotica" for Antonio's art. The blog entry started a dialogue between Antonio's art and intent and de Veyra's reading, culminating in a late 2011 collection titled "Desire, Ennui, Anxiety."

VIS de Veyra joins Antonio in this exhibit with 14 new poems in the exhibit catalogue.

The Romantic Lie is on view at the Water Dragon Gallery until February 25.

About the Water Dragon Gallery 

The Water Dragon Gallery at RCBC Plaza is a space dedicated to offering fine artworks for sale. Located at the second floor of the Yuchengco Museum, the gallery is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For gallery information,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Half Empty Half Full @ Ysobel Art Gallery

FEBRUARY 24,2012 

Ysobel Art Gallery presents” Half Empty Half Full”, the first solo exhibition of Patrick B. Fernandez, on February 24, 2012, Friday, at the Second Floor Shops at Serendra in Bonifacio High Street,BGC, Taguig City.

A collection of myriad images and installations inspired by visions of stained glass applied to stationary figures, Half Empty Half Full explores the expansive breadth between optimism and pessimism, choice and fate. Warm hues explode on canvas as drips, washes and splatters of acrylic paint serve as subtle background to universal characters intertwined with flora and fauna, whether alone, in duo or with a group of mongering spectators set on grounds reminiscent of contemporized cathedral iconography. Fernandez’ mosaic figures with their doleful eyes seemingly ask questions of the audience, testing one’s perception and unique interpretation of easily relatable scenario. Their bodies are made of interlocking albeit square-edged puzzles, the fabric of shared experiences serving as patterned lines segmenting and breaking each character down into pieces of occurrences and encounters. Gaps are ever-present, nothing fits perfectly into place and there is always room for reinforcement. The artist leads his audience to favorable possibilities, hoping to leave an image of positivity in the minds of his viewers in the midst of conflicting concerns pervading life today.

Born and raised in Binmaley, Pangasinan, Patrick B. Fernandez is a self-taught artist who was inspired by exhibitions in Dagupan City’s Pista’y Dayat Festival. He graduated from the Pangasinan State University with honors and has held various positions in corporations and local government before deciding to become a full-time artist and art instructor. Fernandez was a finalist in the 2009 GSIS National Painting Competition and a Semi-Finalist in the LRT Art Competition 2009 before being voted as the president of the Dagupan Artists’ Circle and the AAP Dagupan City, Pangasinan Chapter. He is also one of the four founding members of APATIRA.

Half Empty Half Full is on exhibit from February 24 to March 8. For inquires, please call +639285071117 or email

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pinoy Fauvist Hits the Town with "Out of Town"

Pinoy artist Jake Catah lights up the town this December 9, 2011, 6pm with his 5th solo exhibit, “Out of Town” at the Ysobel Art Gallery, 2nd floor, The Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Catah, 36, is a self-described Fauvist. His latest work reflects the colorful vibrancy of his favored genre but with tinges of surrealism thrown in for good measure.

“I suppose there are hints of Dali in there,” says Catah, referring to the Spanish surrealist painter. “But it’s all Filipino as far as I’m concerned. I may be influenced by western styles but my aim is to preserve Filipino culture and traditions through my artwork. It’s one of my missions as a Filipino artist - to uphold Filipino dignity.”

“Out of Town” is certainly Filipino. Its focus is the all-familiar road trip, something Pinoys can readily identify with. From twisting rides through the Philippine countryside to mind-bending airplane rides through the urban sky, Catah captures the quintessential Pinoy activity – traveling – with a deft eye and incisive heart.

“I create moments I would like to cherish,” he explains. “And I want my viewers to feel a positive outlook in life too – which is why my paintings are vividly colored and subjects are family and love. With ‘Out of Town’, however, I’m not only making feel-good moments. I’m exploring the theme of traveling and movement, whether it’s the physical experience of driving with the wind in your hair, or the spiritual change we all experience as we live and journey through life.”

Catah’s work, like the theme of his exhibit, is also evolving. “I’ve been painting for 12 years now. It’s all I do. And I’m happy for the progress and success I’ve been given. ‘Out of Town’ is probably a reflection of my own voyage as a human being, my own travels up steep hills and down winding roads. It’s a journey I’m enjoying and I hope others have as much fun experiencing my work as I have creating it.”

“Out of Town” runs from the 9th to the 22nd of December. For inquiries, please call/email 09285071117, 09332227952 or

About: Ysobel Art Gallery started last March 2011. It is home to a vast collection of art work from various established and upcoming artists. Its collection leans more towards contemporary art.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

UE Buklod Sining Pays Tribute to Philippine Cinema Through PeliKULAY

PeliKULAY, a 21st Anniversary Painting Exhibition

BUKLOD SINING: a group of artists promoting social consciousness formation through the creative arts and aiming to raise the bar of excellence in the field of arts with the support of the Buklod Alumni Society and the University of the East.

The biggest and oldest art group of University of the East lists among its alumni internationally acclaimed painter and performance artists like Ronaldo Ruiz, Rolando Ventura, and Jonet Carpio, award-winning filmmaker Richard Legaspi, PLDT Directory Painting Competition grand champions Ronnie Tres Reyes and Armando Flaviano, International CG Society gold medalist Reynan Sanchez as well as 2010 Shell National Art Competition awardees Ace Aquino and Rossini Grace Reyes, to name a few. Furthermore, it is the only organization which gave UE the back-to-back grand prize at the Department of Tourism Lantern Competition and the first UE Caloocan student organization which co-organized an International Performance Art Exposition last 2006 with more than 10 performance artists around the world who participated in the project entitled UGNAYAN. 

After creating and co-sponsoring outstanding local and international projects for the UEnian Fine Arts students for more than two decades, once again Buklod Sining Organization: The Emblem of UEnian Artistry is organizing its 21st anniversary art show in conjunction with the alumni society this coming February 1-18, 2011, 6:00 PM at Philam Life Center for the Arts, United Nations Avenue, Ermita Manila with the theme PeliKULAY: Buklod Sining Tribute to Philippine Cinema.

The Art Show will give homage to the immense contributions of different Filipino actors from different generations. The art exhibit will showcase the students, alumni and guest artists' opus in painting, sculpture, digital arts and photography. The tribute to local cinema was spearheaded by Buklod Alumni Society Chairman Ronwell Jason Legaspi Bacani as a number one fan of Philippine Cinema from the golden age to the modern times, from silent movies to talkies, from black and white to color, from mainstream to indie, from Paraluman to Angel Locsin and from silver screen to canvas. 

Through this, young Buklod Sining artists will be au fait with the contributions of talented Filipino actors and the value of cinema as art. It is also an avenue in connecting with our parents' experiences in watching films of Fernando Poe Jr., the comedy King Dolphy, Tito, Vic and Joey, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos in major cinema houses in Metro Manila like Clover Theatre, Luneta Cinema and Odeon. Some of the student exhibitors were guided by their parents in choosing their subject matter. Meanwhile, Buklod Sining advisers headed by Prof. Edgardo Garcia and Prof. Ellen Villanueva led them in choosing the applicable style, composition and medium according to their talents and abilities.

On the opening day, internationally acclaimed painter and performance artist Ronaldo Ruiz will open our eyes into the unparallel world of performance art. There will also be an open screening of award-winning experimental and narrative short films of Richard Soriano Legaspi. Moreover, Buklod Sining will introduce the first-ever recipients of the BUKLOD Sininglangan Awards and Buklod Sining Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively. The said recognition will be given to members for the pride and accolade they contribute to the organization both locally and internationally in the field of arts. This would not be an easy task for the alumni committee to choose who will be the 2011 awardees.

Participating artists in the big event are Leonardo Uy, Romano Macaisa, Edgardo Garcia, Ronwell Bacani, Richard Legaspi, Benay Reyes, Max Balatbat and student members of BUKLOD SINING UE.

PeliKULAY would not be possible without the help of major sponsors Philam Life Center for the Arts, University of the East, Buklod Alumni Society,, Artrix Design and Prints, Agimat: Sining at Kulturang Pinoy, Red Room Productions, and HYDROconceptualus Design Solution.

Check out the web blog of Buklod Sining Organization is for more information and the profile of the participating artists.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Q.C. Poster Painting Contest on Climate Change Launched

Calling all high school and college students of Quezon City!

The Serbisyong Bayan project of Mayor Sonny Belmonte and the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) proudly announces the launching of the “Q.C. Poster Painting Contest on Climate Change”.

“Climate change” is no longer just a buzz phrase or an abstract concept that is far removed from our lives. Our tragic and traumatic experience with the recent floods brought about by typhoon “Ondoy” has literally brought home the message that climate change is for real. And its effects are expected to get worse in the days ahead, if we don’t act now!” Mayor Sonny Belmonte said.

He further added “that joining this contest is your one little way of doing something to help reverse the effects of climate change before it’s too late! So, pick up your brush and let’s paint the future green!”

The “Q.C. Poster Painting Contest on Climate Change” aims to provide an opportunity for high school and college students enrolled in public and private schools in Quezon City to express their views and concerns on climate change and disaster risk management issues and how these could be collectively addressed.

The theme of the contest is “Every Day is Earth Day in Quezon City ”.

The entry must depict citizen action to address climate change and/or environmental protection and its impact on the quality of life in Quezon City .

There will be a total of eight (8) winning entries: four (4) each from high school and college levels. Each winner shall receive P 20,000.00 to help defray the student’s tuition fees and other expenses.

The entry must be submitted in poster format – 11 x 14 inches. Any form of media (paint, oil, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, stickers, etc.) or other materials on paper or boards in either a flat or two-dimensional effect can be used. The entry must incorporate the theme “Every Day is Earth Day in Q.C.”.

All entries must be original and must include a completed entry form in duplicate (a copy must be attached at the back of each entry). Eligible high school and college students may submit multiple entries. Photocopies of entry forms shall be accepted. All incomplete entry forms will automatically be eliminated.

Entry forms are available at the Office of the Principal / Dean of all respective schools in Quezon City .

All entries must be submitted directly to the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) office located at Gate 6, Kalayaan Ave. , Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Q.C.

Deadline for the submission of entries is on or before January 29, 2010.

An esteemed panel of judges will select the eight (8) winning entries.

All the winning entries will be reproduced and posted strategically in major establishments, barangay halls, and other conspicuous areas in the city.

For further inquiries, visit the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) office or call tel. nos. 920-8319 and 924-1539.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Onus by Mervin Pimentel @ Blanc Gallery Makati

October 26- November 13, 2009
Blanc Gallery Makati

The onus is on us, as Mervin Pimentel suggests abruptly in this installation of paintings in oil at the Blanc Gallery in Makati City. But as to what is and wherefore that responsibility lies, Pimentel assembles a layered and tangled narrative as ground for this vital question.

Onus easily appeals to our sight and sensibility, placing cartoon-like people amidst verdant gridlocks of flora, fauna and more people while proceeding to discomfort us with its latent corruption and violence. These canvases are replete with characters that suggest the notorious types and prototypes of Filipino everyday life. Yet Pimentel renders each adeptly as creature: lush, ripe and rosy like fruit for picking.

Pimentel’s treatment of such dire subjects may still trace its lineage to the editorial cartoon, recalling the detailed graphics of such pieces in the old Philippines Free Press. One traces parallel tendencies among many emerging young artists today, for whom the cartoon is no longer relegated as ‘pop’ subject or influence, but as medium and form itself. Indeed, a diverse universe of cartooning has emerged from print and graffiti practice right into the canvas. But then, Pimentel’s skills clearly steer in the direction of social commentary as response and even reflex, given his actual brushes with authority in his rural hometown.

Mervin Pimentel studied Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University. He has been a consistent finalist in professional and student painting competitions, and is part of artists’ initiatives in both Metro Manila and Pangasinan. He is also a core member of TutoK.

Onus opens on Monday 6PM, October 26 at Blanc Gallery Makati. blanc is located at Crown Tower, 107 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, please call or sms 752-0032 / 0920-9276436, email or visit,

Onus will run until November 13, 2009 and is co-produced by slash/art artists’ initiatives.

Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 GSIS Painting Competition Call For Entries


The Government Service Insurance System in cooperation with the Art Association of the Philippines is inviting Filipino artists to join the 2009 GSIS Painting Competition. This year’s competition has an open theme. The artist is encouraged to explore his best in presenting and conceptualizing his artwork entry. It is through this competition that we hope to view and produce diverse interpretations of what’s inside an artist’s mind.

Please read all the mechanics, rules and regulations carefully. The GSIS shall be strict in the implementation of the guidelines set. Entries could be disqualified for technical reasons.

1. Official entry forms are available in all GSIS offices (Headquarters, Regional Offices and Satellite Offices) and Art Association of the Philippines Office (AAP), c/o Kanlungan Ng Sining, Rizal Park, Manila, starting February 16, 2009.


2. There will be two (2) categories for this year’s competition:

I. Representational (any style, realistic, stylized (distorted figure), representational cubism, etc)

II. Non-representationa l (abstract) i.e. purely non-representationa l, no-recognizable figures and objects.

3. The competition is open to all Filipino artists age 18 years old (by April 25, 2009) and above. Participants can submit one entry per category. Therefore, participant can submit one entry for representational and one entry for non-representationa l. There is no participation fee.

4. The theme is open.

5. Required size is 3 feet x 4 feet (horizontal or vertical excluding frame) with 10 kilos allowable maximum weight (including frame).

6. All entries must be ready for hanging (museum-wrap or box-type is allowed).

7. The medium acceptable is only oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas or watercolor. Entries using collage, decoupage, assemblage or use of non-pigment based materials like paper, board, plastic metal, etc. IS NOT allowed. The entry must hang on a wall to qualify. Appropriate support, and/or equivalent devices should be provided to ensure the proper hanging of the artwork (ready for hanging). [ For watercolor entries, any watercolor paper is allowed EXCEPT Illustration Board]

8. The entry must be dated not earlier than 2009, must be his/her original work, and must not have been exhibited before nor revised nor awarded a prize in another contest.

9. The entry MUST BE SIGNED but must be covered with masking tape prior to submission (to conceal artist’s identity). It must also be properly labeled at the back, indicating: Artist (Name, Address, and Contact Numbers) Title of the work, Medium, Size, Year and Price.


10. All participants must be responsible for their entries. GSIS shall not undertake any pick-up or transportation of any artwork to or from any point of origin. WET PAINTINGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

11. Entry must be submitted at the GSIS Museum located at the GSIS Main Office, Financial Center, Reclamation Area, Pasay City (CCP Complex – Diosdado. Macapagal Ave) on APRIL 25, 2009 (SATURDAY) FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM only.

12. Entry submitted before or after the stated date and time shall not be accepted. Mail forwarders coming from the provinces should be advised by the participants themselves that the entry will only be accepted on the said submission date. Participants from the provinces are also encouraged to group together so that bringing or shipping their entries to Pasay City will be cheaper.

13. During the submission, the entry must have the following:

A ] Completely filled-up and signed official entry form with one (1) 1 x 1 ID colored picture.

B ] Photocopy of ONE valid ID (for age verification) . The only acceptable IDs include: Current School ID, PRC License, Driver’s License, Official Company ID, copy of Passport, Postal ID, SSS ID, GSIS-E-card, Senior Citizen’s ID, Voter’s ID, NBI/Police Clearance, AAP Membership ID.

C ] 5” x 7” colored photo of the work with the following information written at the back: Artist (Name, Address, and Contact Numbers) Title of the work, Medium, Size, Year and Price.

D ] Notarized affidavit of the ENTRY FORM certifying originality of entry and subscription to the rules and regulations of the competition.


14. Announcement and awarding of winners will be on June 4, 2009 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm at the GSIS Theater, Pasay City.

15. Cash Awards for the winners shall be:

I. Representational
1st Prize - P 300,000.00
2nd Prize - 200,000.00
3rd Prize - 100,000.00
Five (5) Honorable Mention - P 50,000 each

II. Non-Representationa l (Abstract)
1st Prize - P 300,000.00
2nd Prize - 200,000.00
3rd Prize - 100,000.00
Five (5) Honorable Mention - P 50,000 each


16. All Prize Winning entries including Honorable Mentions, will automatically become properties of the GSIS and will be included in the GSIS Art Collection.

17. Judges may decide not to award prizes if the entries do not meet certain artistic and competition requirements. All decisions of the board of judges SHALL BE FINAL.


18. The GSIS Museum reserves the right to use the name and photo of the artist and his/her entry for free in any broadcast, or print medium. The artist also grants GSIS the right to exhibit the entries as deemed fit. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, NOT ALL ENTRIES WILL BE EXHIBITED. The GSIS reserves the right to decide which of the entries will be displayed during the competition exhibition. Likewise, the GSIS reserves the right to decide which of the entries will be included in the Catalogue of Entries.

19. During the exhibition proper, all none winning entries will be offered for sale to the general public subject to a 20% commission for the Art Association of the Philippines to support their programs and projects.



22. Officers of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) are not allowed to participate in the said competition.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

This October @ Pinto Art Gallery

Four art shows to open at Pinto Art Gallery this October

The Silangan Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology in cooperation with Britania Art Projects present four simultaneous art exhibitions to be unveiled at Pinto Art Gallery from 26 October to 18 November 2008: three one-man shows by Dennis Ascalon, Reynald Bon Mujeres, and Joey de Castro, and Showcase a group show of contemporary Philippine art at Pinto's Silangan Studio Gallery.

Solo Shows by Ascalon, Mujeres, De Castro at Pinto Gallery

On view at Pinto's Main Gallery is Dennis Ascalon's one-man exhibit of alternative mixed media works entitled I Ain't That Kinda Angel..

Ascalon's angels, in the artist's own words, “are not your usual church-going angels”. Straddling toy rocking horses and taking them on a ride, the images are a satire on current societal conceptions of morality, as defined by contemporary religious norms. Angels, which ironically denote humanity here, are depicted as being mounted on materialism, differing realities, carnal passions, the dictates of sexuality and ambition.

Dennis Ascalon graduated from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo, and from La Consolacion College, School of Architecture and Fine Arts, Bacolod. A member of the Black Artists in Asia, he was also an executive council member for visual arts for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the Visayas (2001-2004). He has been collected by the Singapore Art Museum, and has exhibited in the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

Pinto's Upper Gallery features the one-man exhibition entitled Tales of Sisters by Reynald Bon Mujeres. At Pinto's Gallery Shop, Joey de Castro presents photographs and pottery works in his one-man show entitled Spontaneous Combustion.

The show unveils de Castro's comprehensive collection of black and white photographs accumulated during the past two decades, printed on Ilford paper using Kodak infrared film. The photographs exude a quiet beauty, illuminating images of heritage sites and outdoor scenes with a dignified simplicity.

Also included in the show are exquisite samples of de Castro's handmade stoneware pottery works. Starting out with pottery as a hobby, de Castro has honed his art as a ceramicist during the past five years, producing classic ceramic pieces which merge careful and loving craftsmanship with calculated artistic alchemy in the use of form, color, and material.

Group Show at Silangan Studio Gallery

Showcase at the Silangan Studio Gallery is a group show of recent works by Arnel Brillantes, Zean Cabangis, Froilan Calayag, Demosthenes Campos, Jef Carnay, Mary Grace Corpuz, Don Dalmacio, Dexter Fernandez, Raymar Gacutan, Carlo Gernale, Joselito Jandayan, Mervin Pimentel, Arturo Sanches Jr., and Alex Tan.

Pinto Art Gallery is a member of the Silangan Foundation for Culture and the Arts. It is located at #1 Sierra Madre St, Grandheights, Antipolo City, Rizal. For inquiries you may log on to the gallery website at, email us at or call us at (632) 6971015.

0r contact Britania Art Projects. For inquiries, please get in touch with Britania Art Projects at (02)387-6373, mobile number (63)917-807-0327, or email For additional information, visit the Britania website at

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kris Soguilon at Kaida Gallery

Working Class
One-Man Show by Kris Soguilon
Kaida Gallery
19 October – 5 November 2008

Kris Soguilon at Kaida Gallery

Kris Soguilon presents Working Class, his fifth one-man show of recent paintings, at Kaida Gallery along Kamuning Road, Quezon City, from 19 October to 5 November 2008.

As the title states outright, the show presents Soguilon's visual takes on the labor sector and the individual characters who comprise the working class. The images denote the day to day stories, humorous anecdotes, and ironic circumstances often faced by ordinary workers: narratives of the widening social divide, the daily routine of ensuring survival, the often tenuous relations between employer and employee—between “master and servant” as the artist notes. The collection underscores the reality that “no one has a definite choice in life no matter how hard you work”, as the artist observes.

Kris Soguilon majored in Painting at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in Diliman, graduating with a Best Thesis award in 1993.

Working Class opens on the 19th of October (Sunday), 6 p.m., at Kaida Gallery, located at the 2nd Floor, GFO Building, 122 Kamuning Road, Quezon City, Philippines 1102. The show runs until the 5th of November 2008. For inquiries, please call (632) 4144777 or write

Monday, September 22, 2008

This September @ Kaida Gallery

IN between
recent paintings

Parial, Leaňo, Orencio, and Villanueva at Kaida Gallery

21 September - 3 October 2008
KAMUNING | (632) 414.4777

On view from 21 September to 3 October 2008 at Kaida Gallery in Quezon City are two back-to-back shows featuring new works by Philippine visual artists Erwin Leaňo, Jim Orencio, and Cris Villanueva and a solo exhibition of Mikel Parial. Kaida Gallery is located at the 2nd Floor, GFO Building, 122 Kamuning Road, Quezon City, Philippines 1102.

In Between Divisions, a three-man show by Antipolo-based artists Erwin Leaňo, Jim Orencio and Cris Villanueva, will be on view at Kaida’s Main Gallery. Painter, printmaker and photographer Mikel Parial holds a one-man show of recent works at Kaida Gallery’s Gray Wall.

The two shows will open simultaneously on the 21st of September (Sunday), 6:00 p.m. The exhibits will be on view at the gallery until the 3rd of October.

Kaida Gallery is an art space devoted to showcasing works by contemporary Philippine artists. Established in 2006 in Quezon City, Kaida Gallery features young, dedicated, and emerging painters and sculptors as well as supporting collaborations between them and established names in Philippine art. For inquiries, please call (632) 4144777 or write

Deadline of Submission - Study for Mural Painting Competition


Calling all "ART GROUPS" affiliated with the AAP. You are all invited to paticipate in the on-the-spot mural painting competition sponsored by the Lion's Club of Pasay. However there are only 7 slots available for the competition. The 7 groups who will qualify will have a guaranteed group-participation allowance of 10,000 Pesos. The "Grand Prize" Winner will get an additional 40,000 Pesos.

Each group must be composed of a minimum of 5 members to a maximum of 8 members. To qualify- a group must submit a colored study or comprehensive presentation of their planned mural design or composition (horizontal format only). This will become the basis of qualifying for the competition which will be held on September 28, Sunday at the Lion's Club of Pasay Clubhouse (directions and vicinity map will be provided later).

You may submit your proposed mural designs or compositions by posting them on this site,(at the photo album) or you may submit them at The AAP office, Kanlungan ng Sining at Rizal Park on or before September 22, Monday. They should include the "name of the group", complete names of the members, title of the mural and most importantly your contact numbers. You will be notified as soon as possible when your group is confirmed.

To those who will qualify, each group will be given a set of acrylic paints for "FREE" to be used in the competition. Groups will have the option of bringing their own special colors or their personal sets of acrylic paints to enhance their works. Painting tools such as paint brushes, pallete knives etc. must be provided by each group.

On the 28th registration will start at 7:00am, the contest will commence at 8:00am until 4:00pm. During the contest there will be unlimited supply of coffee for all the participants and lunch will be provided by the sponsors. Awarding will be announced at the end of the event and cocktails will be served during the program.

You may submit your study online at under photo album. For more info you may text or call 09209208149 - Buds Convocar.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rene Cuvos' Estranghero Exhibit @ Blanc

a show by Rene Cuvos

The sheer number of human beings in this planet assures us that a day can’t go by without setting our eyes on a face we’ve never seen before. There are hundreds of people that we see but never meet, as we walk the streets, ride a jeep, drink in a coffee shop or watch TV. Their faces are a blur, a blank, as we go about the business of living. We practically never see them---but there are a few that stick.

There are a few faces that we never seem to forget. For some inexplicable reason, there is an intangible connection to the stranger whom we’ve never even spoken to, much less get near to. He or she must have reminded us of someone we used to know in kindergarten, for all that’s worth. There is an urge to stop, turn around and look closely to find...what? Who knows?

Rene Cuvos explores this phenomenon in his new collection, “Estranghero”. Each painting is a close study of a stranger’s character and personality. In “Mangangaral” (oil on canvas, 24x18 inches), he delves into the irony of a person whose intentions are intrinsically good, but whose heart is hard and unfeeling. In “Konserbatibong Maligalig” (oil on canvas, 30x24 inches) the hypocrisy lies in a person’s pretensions to conservatism in sex that is altogether different from his or her actual sexual relations. “Makapangyarihan” (oil on canvas, 10x8 inches) illustrates the impunity by which people in power treat their positions.

Cuvos tells us that the strangers we meet are never who we expect them to be, despite their pretensions. In the end, we might even be strangers to ourselves.

“Estranghero” opens on Friday, September 12 at 6pm until September 1 at blanc at 2E Crown Tower 107 H.V. De La Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. For inquiries, please contact tel. 02.7520032, mobile 0920.9276436, email or visit the website at

"engKWENTrO" Exhibit @ Art Asia Gallery

" e n g K W E N T r O "
a two- man exhibition of recent paintings by
MangRobang and Philipp Ines

Opening on September 16, Tuesday, 6:30 pm at the Art Asia Gallery
fourth level of SM Megamall.

Josue Mangrobang has developed a distinctive style as a painter, producing canvases filled with "double images": detailed compositions rendered through transparencies, layerings, and interplays of positive and negative space. Mangrobang's works combine naturalism and stylization, the conceptual and the pictorial. His subjects and themes often revolve community and fishing scenes which comprise his environment as a resident of the flood-prone and coastal city of Malabon.

A multi-awarded painter, Mangrobang is a national finalist in the 2008 Philip Morris Philippines Art Awards. He was also cited as a finalist in the water media category of the 2002 Metrobank Young Painter Competition and the 2000 and 1999 Shell National Students Art Competition.

Mangrobang holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Painting) from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in Diliman. He is currently pursuing a double degree, major in Art History from the same institution.

Philipp Ines is currently exploring a transitional style combining realism with the visual culture of mainstream media and art production: where stylized motifs derived from technology, special effects, and machines merge scenes from the local and the historical.

Since the start of 2008, Ines has produced a series of paintings simulating and integrating the vivid visual effects of neon laser lights used in the mainstream media and advertising industry. Ines juxtaposes these effects against a backdrop of monochromatic vignettes from the artist's studio or the streets, fusing nostalgia and novelty into a single work

Ines studied Painting at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in Diliman, Quezon City. He is a finalist at the 1999 Shell National Student Art competition. Ines has been working as an art director at a major TV network since 2003.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

JM Tejido's 4th Solo Exhibit: Ibong Adarna

4th solo exhibition of Archt. Jomike Tejido
Acrylic on hand-woven mat (BANIG) paintings
1/of Gallery, 2nd Flr. Serendra,
Bonifacio Global City,Taguig,
Metro Manila , Philippines

Open Viewing / Pre-selling starts on Monday, 1 Sept. 2008

You are invited to the reception on Tuesday, 2 Sept. at 7pm
Show runs until 12 Sept. 2008


The melodic tale of Ibong Adarna (Adarna bird) has enchanted the hearts of every Filipino through generations. Its origins can be traced back in the time of Spanish occupation in the Philippines , when this prominent type of poetry called korido had lyrical verses which exuded a rhythmic form of literature. Its basic story has numerous parallelisms from folklorists around the world, and embraces the universal theme of the triumph of good over evil.

This series re-illustrates this timeless Filipino tale to push its visual possibilities in the medium of modern Filipino abstract. JM Tejido’s signature acrylic on Hand-woven mats (banig) paintings take us weaving through the Kingdom of Berbanya, the princes’ perilous journey on Mount Tabor, finding the mystical Piedras Platas tree, and facing the creatures that abound the miraculous Adarna bird.


Archt. JM Tejido He has held exhibitions in 1/of Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines , and Singapore among other group exhibits in Paris , Tokyo and Manila . His illustrative style of painting was a runner-up in the 16th NOMA Concours, a prestigious book illustrators’ competition in Tokyo , 2006. His work was also a finalist in the AAP abstract competition in 2007. He has illustrated over 25 children’s books, some of which he also authored, including Ang Pambihirang Sombrero and The Animal Myths series.

These paintings aim to become the pages of a timeless Ibong Adarna book in 2009 to be cherished for ages. See you on Sep. 2 :)

Jomike Tejido
Architect/ Artist
Tejido Architecture & Art
www.jmtejido.multiply. com

Friday, May 16, 2008

BenCab's Related Images Exhibit @ Silverlens Gallery

Silverlens Gallery
6pm on May 31, Saturday

Silverlens Gallery invites everyone to the opening of
Related Images at 6pm on May 31, 2008. Related Images
is an exhibit of photographs and drawings on
photographs by National Artist Benedicto Cabrera or
BenCab. The exhibit will run until July 5, 2008 and is
supported by Epson Philippines.

Accompanying Related Images is a an artist talk and
drawing installation by BenCab on June 28, Saturday,
from 3-4pm, as well as the book launch of “BenCab:
Nude Drawings,” also on June 28, Saturday, from 4-5pm.

Visit Silverlens Gallery at 2/F YMC Bldg. 2, 2320
Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, 816-0044, Gallery hours are Monday
to Friday 10am–7pm, Saturday 1–6pm.

08, MAY 14-18, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Summer Art Workshop 2008 2nd Batch - The L.A. Workshop

The L. A. Workshop
'Celebrating 22 Years of Art and the Nurture of Fine Artists'

Bring out the Artist in You! Join....
The 2nd Batch of participants at



Sketching, Pastel Drawing, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting,
Watercolor Painting, Anime Illustration, Digital Photography
and Many others.

2nd Batch Starts on
April 28, 29, 30, and May 1

For more Information call
8077624 or 8425200

or visit:
66 G. Puyat St., B. F. Homes
(Entrance: Soriano St. Behind Bank of P. I.)
Paranaque City

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence, Painting & Sculpture Competition


OPEN TO Painters and Sculptors 18-35 years old
who have NOT held a solo exhibit

Grand Prize Winners will receive 200,000 each
Special Prize Winners will receive 150,000 each

SUBMIT ENTRIES on May 9 & 10, 2008
Metrobank Foundation, 15/F, Metrobank Plaza,
Sen Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Select Metrobank branches

call 898.8856 / 818.5656
text at 0918.9307460 / 0917.8080181

email at /

observe . imagine . create . inspire your world

Monday, January 28, 2008

Art Association of the Philippines Anniversary Exhibit

The Art Association of the Philippines will be celebrating it's
anniversary on February 16, 2008 Saturday at the Kanlungan ng Sining
Gallery, Rizal Park. Artists who are interested to join may submit 1
art-work each. The size may either be 12 x 16 or 18 x 24 inches,
vertical or horizontal format. All art-works must be ready for hanging.
Unframed artworks must be in museum wrap presentation with painted or
clean sidings for proper mounting and must also be ready for hanging.

A piece of paper with the name of the artist,title, medium, size and
price of the art-work must be taped at the back of the painting for
proper labeling and identification of the work.

All paintings must be submitted at the Kanlungan ng Sining on or before
Feb.9, 2008

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