Macuha Art Gallery’s “Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest”

“Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas” National Painting Contest was administered by Jason V Macuha of Macuha Art Gallery and Kunst Pilipino Gallery whose aim is to provide a truly open and fair platform for all Filipino artists to exhibit and promote Filipino art through a genuinely open art competition.

Bill Perez, Jason and Stefanie Yvette Macuha of Macuha Art Gallery, Aris Bagtas and Virgilio Cuizon of Kunst Pilipino Gallery

Bill Perez, Jason and Stefanie Yvette Macuha, Aris Bagtas and Virgilio Cuizon of Kunst Pilipino Gallery – Source: The art of brain balancing by Edgar Cruz

Together with the collective efforts of Virgilio Cuizon, Bill Perez and Aris Bagtas of Kunst Gallery including a well respected selected juror panel of Dr. Paul Zafaralla (Art Book Author and Art Critic), Rene Robles (Artist), Rafael Cusi (Artist) Sam Lorenzo (Gallery Owner Village Art Gallery) and Edgar O. Cruz  (Writer and Curator of ARTlead) who chose works to the theme of Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas (Bakit Laging Binabalik Balikan). 

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The event would not be a success without the additional help of the following kind hearted people: SjeIv Cuizon, Pauline Mariano, Gyll Canseco, Dhenz Aguilar, Lyka Bautizon, Stephanie Jane, Zhyra Ann Nedia, Christine Joy Celeste Cuizon, Michelle Aquino, Michael Aquino, and Vina Viotiroz Bernales.

Award-winning and freshman Filipino painters vied for prizes from P50,000 to P10,000 and trophies plus certificates (for the seven Juror’s Choice awards) were given out. All winning paintings including the Juror’s Choice became the property of Macuha Art Gallery. 

Macuha Art Gallery congratulates all the winners and trophies are personalized sculptures of Aris C Bagtas

WINNERS

1st Prize – Anthony Malonzo – Cavite
2nd Prize – Jojo Ramirez – Laguna
3rd Prize – Jeff Dahilan – Laguna

The Winner - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

The Winners — with Jeff Dahilan, Jojo Ramirez and Anthony Malonzo at Macuha Art Gallery.

1st Place - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

1st Prize – Anthony Malonzo – Cavite
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Anthony Malonzo, Aris C Bagtas and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

2nd Place - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

2nd Prize – Jojo Ramirez – Laguna
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Jojo Ramirez, Aris C Bagtas and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

3rd Place - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

3rd Prize – Jeff Dahilan – Laguna
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Jeff Dahilan, Aris C Bagtas and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

JUROR’s CHOICE
Froilan Pastrana – Malabon
Anafe Nemenzo – Mandaluyong
Macj Turla – Manila 
Jojoy Zabala – Pampanga
Micko Macariola – Quezon City
Michael Montanez – Cavite

Juror's Choice - Froilan Pastrana - Malabon - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Froilan Pastrana – Malabon
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Stephanie Yvette and Froilan Pastrana at Macuha Art Gallery.

Juror's Choice - Anafe Nemenzo - Mandaluyong - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Anafe Nemenzo – Mandaluyong
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Froilan Galpo, Anafe Nemenzo and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

Juror's Choice - Macj Turla - Manila - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Macj Turla – Manila
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Macj Turla, Stephanie Yvette and Aris C Bagtas at Macuha Art Gallery.

Juror's Choice - Jojoy Zabala - Pampanga - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Jojoy Zabala – Pampanga
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Jojoy Zabala and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

Juror's Choice - Micko Macariola - Quezon City - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Micko Macariola – Quezon City
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Micko Macariola, Stephanie Yvette and Aris C Bagtas at Macuha Art Gallery.

Juror's Choice - Michael Montanez - Cavite - Kay Ganda ng Pilipinas Painting Contest

Juror’s Choice – Michael Montanez – Cavite
Photo by Ouie Sanchez — with Jason V. Macuha, Michael Montanez, Aris C Bagtas and Stephanie Yvette at Macuha Art Gallery.

FINALISTS
Jose Dela Rosa – Manila 
Arnel Garcia – Pampanga 
Eliseo Perreras -Pampanga
Randy Sagun Macalindong – Batangas
Eman Sia – Caloocan
Krisanto N Aquino – Pangasinan
Ian Maigan – Aurora 
Mischa Resin – Batangas 
Paul John Andayran – Paranaque
Waldz Villanueva – Las Pinas

Photo by Ouie Sanchez

ABOUT JASON V. MACUHA

Jason V. Macuha of Macuha Art Gallery

His abstract expressionist Prosperity Rings has been the centerpiece of the family’s living room, and they believe it to have brought them prosperity. Source: The art of brain balancing by Edgar Cruz

His love of collecting Filipino visual arts was ignited when he briefly lived with Cuizon (aka Ninong Ver), the uncle and godfather of wife Stefanie Yvette Cuizon Macuha while he was working on a project in Batangas City in 2000 for a gas plant project. Ninong Ver was also a wedding sponsor in his wedding and an art promoter of Kunst Pilipino Gallery owner. 

His quest as an art collector began in 2013 when he first acquired his first artwork through the Cuizon’s generosity, the acrylic on canvas “Composition XXXIV by Rene Robles.” His art collection has since accumulated to around 200 pieces. Ninong Ver also introduced him to Filipino Master Artist “Ernesto “Aris” Bagtas Jr. The genius of his generation, a native of Obando, Bulacan has been one of the most influential artists of these times. Bill Perez, who is also a member of Batangas City Cultural Affairs Committee, enhanced his knowledge about Filipino artists, their art background, and what the future holds in visual arts including putting up his own art gallery. Thus, Macuha Art Gallery was born.

Macuha’s aim is to support and promote Filipino national and regional visual arts. He currently maintains an online art gallery, www.macuha-artgallery.com that features his art collection. Jason Macuha plans to conduct art classes in the future.

Macuha Art Gallery is available for private viewing only. Art aficionados will need to book to visit the gallery. For appointments, please contact Macuha Art Gallery thru landline +632 – 802 3064, mobile +63 917 897 5698; or his email: jason@macuha-artgallery.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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4 Comments

  1. ….wonderful work–congratulations to everyone involved, winners and promoters alike!

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    1. Hello Lance,

      Thank you for the wonderful comment. Art is one unifying factor for people to live harmoniously. I too would like to congratulate the promoters and winners for the wonderful job that produced wonderful works.

      Jenny

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  2. Congratulations to all the well deserved winners! 😉 It’s a great and well-run competition. Thank you Macuha Art Gallery for helping artists to show their talents. A special thank you to all the Judges. Thank you so much Ms. Jenny … What a great post! 😉

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful post

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