Know the latest news, events and other happenings in Philippine art and culture scene! Here you can find updates on Filipino art exhibits, film festivals, cultural summit, Philippine art contests and other events. Announcements of forthcoming events may be sent to This site is dedicated for Filipino artists, art aficionados and the public at large in the Philippines and other parts of the world!

Philippine Art Scene | Privacy Policy

Subscribe To Posts

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner



Search For Philippine Art Events



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PETA Summer Workshop 2012

by Leloi Arcete

MANILA, Philippines - Tucked in the middle of the suburban area of New Manila, Quezon City is a creatively charged environment where come summer, young aspiring artists take center stage.

Since its inauguration six years ago, Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) home, The PETA Theater Center has been the venue of not only PETA's performances and events, but also its annual summer workshops during the months of April and May.

These theater arts classes are a mix of acting classes with voice and speech, movement, dance, writing, and improvisation modules. The workshop encourages participants to use their imagination, explore the world of live performance and expand their creative potential.

In PETA, workshop techniques are taught from a student-centered point of view. Without competition or pressure, the emphasis is on the process of the work and the importance of the collaboration.

The workshop programs are tailored to every age group. The Children's Theater courses (Children's Theater 1 & 2) expose children from 6-12 to short-story writing, poetry, movement and dance, visual arts, music and drama improvisation.

The courses for teens (Teen Theater & Teen Theater Production) are more challenging and exciting, to cover the more enthusiastic temperament of those in this age. Teens not only learn a good mix of creative writing, creative body movements and dance, visual arts, creative drama, creative sounds and music, new media and improvisational theater during the workshops but are also given a greater sense of self-confidence and accomplishment as they mount an original recital piece to express their personal and social concerns.

Through the Theater Arts course, young adults 17 and above are given the chance to learn the basics in theater history, theater appreciation, aesthetics and criticism and improvisational theater production.

Advanced courses for young adults 17 and above are also being offered such as the Basic Acting, which involves dialogues with respected theater artists and acting exercises the will enhance one's natural skills. Aside from this, Creative Musical Theater offers lessons on composition, voice, performance and a variety of music explorations while Creative Dance Theater delves deeper into body movements as one's medium of artistic expressions and takes a closer looks to using the best way possible in order to tell a story.

Explore your creativity this summer! To register, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at Tel. No. 725-6244, 410-0821 or 0906-2115003,
Read More »

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Limited Edition of Licad's Acclaimed CDs With Alban Gerhardt Now Out

Following their triumphant Casals Encores disc, Alban Gerhardt and Cecile Licad are reunited for Fauré’s music for cello and piano. The two cello sonatas are among the masterpieces of the cello repertoire, looking back to the 19th century but also with an edginess that may well reflect the time in which they were written—during and immediately after the First World War.

Alongside the sonatas are some of Fauré’s most seductive bon-bons, including the famous Sicilienne and Élégie, and the so-called Papillon (so-named at his publisher’s insistence, much to Fauré’s annoyance who hated fluffy titles).

British music critic Andrew Clements wrote that Gerhardt's account of Fauré's two cello sonatas, both late works, repay careful listening. “Like the works themselves, his playing and that of the pianist Cecile Licad is full of subtleties, the half-tones and inflections that make the chamber music of Fauré's final decade so elusive and fragile. Nothing here is forced or made to conform; whether it's the urgent outpourings of the first movement of the D minor Sonata Op 109 or the utterly different slow movement of the G minor Op 117, the pacing seems perfectly natural, the colouring distinctive.”

Another British music critic, Jeoffrey Norris, wrote : “A gorgeous performance of the well-known Élégie comes as the first of the five ‘encores’ on this magnificent disc devoted for the most part to Fauré’s two cello sonatas, the D minor, composed in 1917, and the G minor from 1921. The passion and sorrowful rapture that Alban Gerhardt and Cecile Licad bring to the Élégie are complemented by the yearning ardour of a Romance, the virtuoso flutter and bustle of Papillon, the lyrical sweep of the Sérénade and the delicate lilt of the Sicilienne, which is also familiar in orchestral guise.

Of the Licad-Gerhardt team up in Casals Encore CD, the critic noted: “They make a particularly fine duo here, working emotionally in unison, sensing the music’s contours with like mind, breathing as one.”

Also in the Casals Encore CD is the rendering of Saint-Saens Dying Swan which cellist Wilfredo Pasamba and Licad will interpret live March 17-18 with prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde at the CCP main theater.

Also available once again are limited copies Licad’s Chopin, Ravel and Gottschalk recordings.

Licad is all all set for her first team up with prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, Broadway star Lea Salonga with the Filharmonika orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga on March 17, 8 p.m. at the CCP main theater. Limited orchestra center and left seats at P7,000 each including parterre boxes at P5,000 still available.

Call 7484152 or 09065104270 for free delivery of ordered CDs and March 17 concert tickets.
Read More »

Friday, March 16, 2012

Territories by Mark Salvatus @ Ateneo Art Gallery


Territories by Ateneo Art Award winner Mark Salvatus opens at the Ateneo Art Gallery on Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 6 pm.

The exhibit is Salvatus' response to his experiences while he was an artist-in-residence from 2010 – 2011 in Art Omi New York, Common Room Networks Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia and La Trobe University Bendigo, Australia; grants he received as a winner of the Ateneo Art Awards.

Salvatus' practice brings to the fore ideas of memory, nostalgia, existence and space through drawing, installation, photography, street / urban art and participatory projects. In Territories, he continues his exploration of people's desire to imprint themselves on their surrounding and proclaim their existence, to claim a piece of their own space whether it be in cyberspace through posted videos or in the urban landscape where street artists literally leave their mark and property developers impose upon the urban populace their ideas of habitable environments. Working with accidental or found experiences from different media and the urban environment- you tube videos, images of graffiti tags, and real estate brochures -Salvatus presents us with the images that reflect our aspirations.

The show runs through April 30. For more information call 4266488 or visit the museum website

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

UP Department of Art Studies Summer Writing Workshop

Responding to the need to address art in an informed and rigorous manner, the Art Studies Department of the University of the Philippines-Diliman organizes a visual literacy and art criticism workshop from 2nd to 5th May, 2012. The workshop aims to provide participants with visual literacy skills, pedagogical approaches to visual literacy, and basic skills in writing about art that is both critical and eloquent.

The four-day workshop includes lectures by Professor Emerita Alice Guillermo, art historians and curators Patrick Flores and Eileen Legaspi Ramirez; and exhibition tours at the Vargas Museum and the Ateneo Art Gallery. Writing and criticism workshops will be facilitated by faculty from the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Expressions of interest may be coursed thru, with the submission of an
application form and a writing sample of about 500-to 800-word length by 15 March 2012. The workshop will also accept a limited number (first-come, first-serve) observers who will be exempted from turning in a writing sample but who will only e allowed to participate during the plenary sessions. Please use "Workshop application" as your email subject heading.

Queries may be sent to:
Tessa Maria Guazon
Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez
927.05.81 or 981.85.00 local 2115
Read More »

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cecile Licad's Homecoming Concert With Lea Salonga & Lisa Macuja Elizalde

World-acclaimed pianist Cecile Licad will have another homecoming concert this time with Lea Salonga and Lisa Macuja Elizalde along with the Filharmonika Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga at the CCP main theater on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Ms. Licad will play Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise with the Filharmonika orchestra and will do solo pieces namely Gottschalk’s Pasquinade, Bananier and Souvenire d’ Andalouise. She will also play Saint-Saens The Swan with cellist Wilfredo Pasamba while prima ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde will interpret the piece in dance. In this special concert, Ms. Elizalde dances Minkus’s Paquita and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet; Lea Salonga sings Broadway favorites and the three of them will appear together in a special collaborative number!

After her CCP performance, Ms. Licad will have a solo recital at the Holy Angel University in Angeles City on March 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City on March 27. Her solo program includes Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61; Three Mazurkas Op.56. Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 and Liszt’s .Miserere du "Trovatore" de Verdi – Paraphrase de Concert and Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata

If your schedule will allow you to watch the above Licad engagements, just give us a call at (02) 7484152 or 09065104270. We can arrange free delivery of tickets. We still have limited orchestra center and orchestra left seats and balcony and parterre boxes seats at P5,000, P3,000, P2000 and P1000.
Read More »

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lea Salonga in Art 2 Art's 5th Anniversary Episode

Art 2 Art, the award-winning radio and cable TV program hosted by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, celebrates its fifth anniversary with Lea Salonga as guest. This special episode airs on March 11, Sunday, 3:30-4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), via RHTV on Cablelink Channel 9 and on the Internet through the website

“We're so excited to welcome Lea to our show, and particularly for an episode that marks an important milestone for our program,” says Lisa.

Lisa and Lea exchange notes on things that they have in common—their early start in their respective fields, living abroad and experiencing being a global Filipino artist, and being mothers and wives.

“When we started Art 2 Art in 2007, we just wanted to help in raising awareness about the arts,” Lisa notes. “Five years later, we have clocked 264 episodes featuring more than 200 Filipino artists from literature, music, visual arts, dance, theater and other disciplines. Our promise to our followers when we began remains as we start on our sixth year—Usapang sining at kultura para sa lahat!”

On March 18, Art 2 Art features stage talents Kalila Aguilos and Cris Villonco, stars of Repertory Philippines' production of Jekyll and Hyde. The two discuss the challenges of working in theater and also sing a powerful rendition of “In His Eyes,” one of the numbers from the musical.

Recently, Lisa received the good news that Gawad Tanglaw—given by a group of esteemed academicians—has again named Art 2 Art as its awardee for Best Educational Radio Program for the second straight year. The awarding will be held on March 15 at the University of Perpetual Help System in Las Piñas City.

Art 2 Art is produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company. For inquiries, please e-mail On Facebook, check out the account Ballerina ng Bayan for updates on Art 2 Artepisodes and Ballet Manila performances.
Read More »

Film Talk With Vincent Moon

The UP Film Institute is hosting a film talk with visiting French filmmaker Vincent Moon this Monday, 12 March 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Videotheque of the UPFI Film Center in UP Diliman.

An independent filmmaker from Paris, Vincent Moon has done experimental films and documentaries and is most renowned for his field work music videos of indie-rock musicians and a slew of notable mainstream artists. “La Faute des Fleurs,” his 2009 film about Japanese singer Kazuki Tomokawa, won for him the Sound and Vision Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. For years now, he has been on the road experimenting on nomadic cinema, traveling to film rare musicians around the world and trying to redefine the limits of cinema in the 21st century.

Admission to the film talk is free.
Read More »

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Summer Photography Challenge 2012

The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) dares photographers of all ages and skill levels to step out of their comfort zones and join theSummer Photography Challenge. This contest will be divided into three stages, each with its own theme: subjects in motion for March, architecture for April, and nature for May.

Participants will be given one day to take that winning snapshot in Enchanted Kingdom on March 31; Taal, Batangas on April 28; and Nuvali, Laguna on May 26. FHL will be awarding P5,000 for first place, P3,000 for second place, and P2,000 for third place, for the winning photos in each category.

The contest entry fee will cover round-trip transportation to and from FHL. For more details, please call 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-559-4417, e-mail likha-aralan@, or visit
Read More »

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Young Critics Circle Releases 2011 Citations

Haruo, Adolfo Alix Jr.’s tale about a Yakuza member seeking to lead a new life in Manila, got the nod of the Young Critics Circle as the best film of 2011. Rodolfo Vera bagged the best screenplay award forNiño, a story about a once-elite family coping with inevitable decline. Other winners include Diana Zubiri for best performance in Bahay Bata, Señorita for best editing, Teoriya for best cinematography and visual design, and Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paafor best in sound and aural orchestration.

The Film Desk of the Young Critics’ Circle will hold the 22nd Annual Circle Citations for distinguished achievements in film on April 19, 2012 at the University of the Philippines Jorge B. Vargas Museum in Diliman, Quezon City.

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees for this year’s YCC Annual Circle Citations:

The Film Desk of the Young Critics’ Circle

22nd Annual Circle Citations for Distinguished Achievement in Film for 2011

Best Film of the Year:

Winner: Haruo directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Forward Entertainment and Annex Inc.; Yoshiyuki Ohira, producer)


Bahay Bata directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr. (Cinemalaya Productions; Almond Derla, Demy Derla, Marlo Derla, executive producers; Ferdinand Lapuz, producer)

Señorita directed by Vincent Sandoval (Autodidact Pictures; Vincent Sandoval, Darlene Malimas, producers; Jose Marie Gochangco, executive producer; Abdallah Tabbara & Jonathan Lee, associate producers)

Best Screenplay:

Winner: Niño (Rodolfo Vera)


Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Alvin Yapan)

Bisperas (Paul Sta. Ana)

Haruo (Jerome Zamora)

Señorita (Vincent Sandoval and Roy Sevilla Ho)

Teoriya (Zurich Chan)

Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role

Winner: Diana Zubiri in Bahay Bata


Arthur Acuña in Niño

Fides Cuyugan Asensio in Niño

Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino in Niño

The entire cast of Bisperas

Vincent Sandoval in Señorita

Alfred Vargas in Teoriya

Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Design

Winner: Teoriya (Dexter Dela Pena, cinematographer; Paul Marquez, production designer)


Bahay Bata (Ogi Sugatan, cinematographer; Harry Alcasid, production designer; Armand Samonte, art director; Tessa Aquino, costume)

Bisperas (Roberto Yniquez, director of photography; Rodrigo Ricio, production designer; Tessa Aquino, costume)

Haruo (Albert Banzon, director of photography; Roland Rubenecia, production designer)

Señorita (Ruel Dahis Antipuesto, director of photography; Armi Rae Cacanindin, production designer)

Best Achievement in Sound and Aural Orchestration

Winner: Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Arnold Reodica, sound designer and engineer; Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan, musical scorers)


Bahay Bata (Albert Michael Idioma, sound designer and engineer; Toni Muñoz, musical scorer)

Niño (Albert Michael Idioma, sound designer; Jerrold Tarog, musical scorer)

Best Achievement in Film Editing

Winner: Señorita (Cherliebebs Gohetia)


Haruo (Aleks Castañeda)

YCC drew its selection from both regular and non-regular releases comprising the entirety of Philippine cinema output in 2011. Films considered for discussion were those that had three or more screenings before a paying or non-paying audience in any public venue. Thirty-five films were initially long-listed by the group, which was later narrowed down to a shortlist of eight. Only short-listed films earn the privilege to be nominated for any of the six categories. YCC does not confer nominations on artistic or technical merit if the film does not qualify in the short list.

The organization departs from many conventions of other award-giving bodies both here and abroad in bestowing cinematic honors. For instance, the award for Best Film of the Year is reserved for the director such that no separate prize for direction is needed. The Best Performance award is most coveted as it is conferred on a screen performer whether male or female, adult or child, individual or as part of an ensemble, in leading or supporting role. To uphold a more dynamic and encompassing way of looking at films, technical honors refer to fusion of outstanding efforts in fields otherwise deemed apart. In this case, the Best Cinematography and Visual Design recognition covers both camerawork and art direction. Similarly, Best Sound and Aural Orchestration encompasses not sound engineering alone but musical score as well.

Established in 1990, YCC is composed of members of academe who, through the years, have become attentive observers of Philippine cinema. Coming from various disciplines, they bring an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of film. Current members are from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.

Members of the YCC include Eloisa May P. Hernandez (chair), Tessa Maria T. Guazon (vice chair), Patrick D. Flores, Eulalio R. Guieb III, Jayson Jacobo, Skilty Labastilla, JPaul Manzanilla, Jema Pamintuan, Choy Pangilinan and Jaime Oscar Salazar; on leave: Flaudette May V. Datuin, Noel D. Ferrer, Nonoy L. Lauzon, Eileen C. Legaspi-Ramirez, Gerard R. A. Lico, Jerry C. Respeto, Neil Martial R. Santillan and Galileo S. Zafra.
Read More »

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tagalog at Taga-ilog

at Taga-ilog
Roberto M. A. Robles
08 March to 27 April 2012
GF Lobby and West Wing Gallery

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum in cooperation with Galleria Duemila presents Tagalog at Taga-ilog by Roberto M. A. Robles which will open on March 8, 2012, Thursday, 4:00PM.

This exhibition focuses on the convergence between the museum's milieu and the artist's sculpture. The inspiration of this project is Saluysoy, Robles's retrospective held last year, which means "wellspring". Tagalog at Taga-ilog explores the resonance of the term through sculptures, maquettes, drawings and poetry in the wider discourse of identity and landscape.

Roberto M. A. Robles (b. 1957) graduated from the School of Music and Fine Arts of the University of the East with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. In 1995, he completed his Master of Fine Arts sculpture program majoring in stone carving under the tutelage of Prof. Hitoshi Itoh at the University of Tsukuba School of Art and Design. He was appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of the East in the same year upon returning to the Philippines. He has extensively exhibited locally and abroad in such venues as at the Pinaglabanan Gallery, Galleria Duemila, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, and Ibaraki Museum of Modern Art and Kitano Museum Art Movement. He received an Asian Artist Fellowship at the 11th Annual Freeman Foundation Vermont Studio Center, USA in 2004. Robles held his 30 year retrospective "Saluysoy" at the Ateneo Art Gallery in 2011.

Tagalog at Taga-ilog will run until 27 April 2012. For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at +632 928-1927 (direct line), +63 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), +63 928-1925 (fax) or send an e-mail to You may also check our website at or like us at for more information.

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

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.
Read More »

Friday, March 02, 2012

26th AIAE Homecoming Exhibit at Ayala Museum

26th AIAE Homecoming Exhibit at Ayala Museum

Everyone is invited to celebrate the homecoming with us via cocktails on March 5, 2012 at 6pm  at the Ayala Museum.

Sixteen Filipino Artists were the country's delegates in the 26th AIAE (Asian International Art Exhibition) in Seoul Korea's Hangaram Art Museum last September 2011. Approximately 300 artists from 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific rim converged for the 26th time.


Ayala Museum - Ground Floor Gallery, Greenbelt Park, Makati Avenue, Makati City

Exhibit runs until April 1, 2012.
tel (632) 7577117 to 21

RSVP Aprille Tamayo, tel (632) 7577117 to 21 local 10
Read More »

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
Read More »

Popular Posts

Link With Us!

Support Philippine Art | Philippine Art Scene! If you wish to link back to this site, place this small text link: [ Philippine Art Scene] in your Blog's "Links area" or "Blogroll" by highlighting, right-clicking, copying the code below, and pasting it into your Blog's html template.

Welcome to Philippine Art Scene!

To view the latest Philippine art news and events, simply click on the labels and buttons below and in the sidebar.

Philippine Art Categories
Philippine Art
Philippine Art Contests
Philippine Cinema
Philippine Dance
Philippine Exhibit
Philippine Gallery
Philippine Literature
Philippine Fashion
Philippine Museum
Philippine Music
Philippine Painting
Philippine Photography
Philippine Theater
Filipino Artist

Philippine Art Spaces: Galleries & Museums

Philippine Art Institutions

More Philippine art categories will be added soon....

All Rights Reserved By:Philippine Art Scene.