EbaRotiKa – Kasibulan Group Art Exhibit (Oct 15-Nov 23)

Sining Kamalig Art Gallery is pleased to present Kasibulan group art exhibit titled “Ebarotika!” The exhibition is on view from 15 October through November 23, 2016.

The Exhibit follows the story of Eve, who dared to venture into the forbidden. The exhibit envisions a society. That view sexuality as normal and healthy and treats feminity as a valuable resource. Not as an object of fear, horror, and anxiety.

The gallery is located at the Upper Ground Floor, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Gallery hours are from Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-9:00 PM.

For additional information, contact Sining Kamalig art@worldexperience.ph, (02) 912-3771 or Kasibulan wekasibulan@gmail.com, 09177527095, and 09330634698.

EbaRotiKa – Kasibulan Group Art Exhibit (Oct 15-Nov 23)

Poster designed by Rebie Picazo Ramoso.

(June 19) Fernando B. Sena’s New Paint Paint De Sarap Paint Workshop

****NEWSFLASH*** Booking lines for Maestro Fernando B Sena’s June’s ‪Art Workshop‬ “Paint Paint De Sarap Paint Workshop” are now OPEN!!!! Go to Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group to book into the ‪classes you want. ‪

Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group comprises mainly of painters who hold group art sessions at least once a month to paint portraits and still life. They also hold their own group shows known to be visited by art enthusiasts, serious art collectors and the who’s who of the local art scene in Manila. This community of painters has now opened their doors to 50 artists looking for the opportunity to connect with art professionals and show their work to a bigger audience.

Initially, “The Studio” was intended to be a private place where Maestro Sena and some of his students can share art ideas, paint together, and have small gatherings. But Mr. Sena’s willingness to share art has surpassed the original idea to a gallery filled with artworks from friends. It is now a workshop studio & an art facility to paint; learn and exhibit artworks. Buenas Artes is a group of beautiful, lovable, inspiring, aspiring and good artists who paint and draw with their God given talent in order to share, help and make joy with others and for others. This is a place founded by artists for artists.

The group just finished with “Maestro Sena’s Summer Art Workshops” and graduation was held recently at the Phil. Heart Center Auditorium. This coming June 2016, They will be introducing their new “Paint Paint De Sarap Paint Workshop” which is a 3-hr painting session complete with canvas (12″x16″) and paint and opportunity to be guided by Maestro himself; clients get to bring home their painted. Simply for the love of art, an invite to indulge you to a showcase of colorful artistry from Maestro Fernando Sena and friends happening June 19 for the art workshop and the series of exhibits will start on June 4.

Please call for inquiries.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group

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Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group

Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group Core Group Members

Maestro Fernando B. Sena

Fernando Sena has been teaching for 40+ years now and is acclaimed as the “Father of the Art Workshop” for his untiring effort in partaking his know how’s and flair to those who wish to learn art. A multifaceted painter, Sena was born in Tondo, Manila and has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Painting degree from the University of the East in 1971.

As the artist, Fernando Sena divides his time between his two passions, painting and teaching art. He is a painter of immense versatility. He is astute in using different mediums and is able to shift from one style to another. From being a cubist-pointillist to realist-impressionist, Sena is recognized for his delicate still life’s such as his trademark pandesal and toys. But he also tackles a whole range of subjects, such as landscapes, portraits, religious icons, and the everyday, commonplace states of people.

Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group

Still Life by Fernando B Sena Soft Pastel

Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group

Buko At Iba Paa by Fernando B. Sena Soft Pastel

His generosity to his students is legend as to him, a painter serves to function. He conveys not only basic knowledge but demonstrates the application of different art styles. He also teaches techniques that took him years to discover and develop. He gives this keenly and wholeheartedly, trusting that there is more where it came from “The Creator of Life.”

Personal and social in his convictions were he shares his knowledge and showcases one’s masterpieces to the people and to be able to earn money from it. In realizing this function, Sena has his home surrounded with paintings of his own and of his children. To continue his vocation, Sena established Fernando B. Sena’s Buenas Artes Artist Group.

The Core Members

Maxi V. Ramos

Maxi Ramos is an entrepreneurial wife and mother whose passion for painting has brought her to take up art lessons from the renowned master painter Maestro Fernando B. Sena in 2009. In 2014, she sold her very first painting on her first group exhibit “Bulaklaugh” at the Pinac Restaurant, UP Town Center. From then on, she has participated in 8 other group shows to-date. Maxi with the Buenas Artes Artist Group of Maestro Fernando B. Sena, manages Sena’s Buenas Artes Art Facility a gallery and workshop studio in Quezon City.

Bea Margaret P. Padua

Bea Padua showed interest in painting at a young age and became a student of Maestro Fernando B. Sena 15 years ago. She continued her love for the arts by studying Bachelors of Science in Architecture in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and having her works displayed in design exhibitions.

She worked as a Design Consultant for a local firm in Singapore immediately after becoming a registered Architect in Philippines back in 2009. She came home after 5 years and decided to concentrate on her former mentor whom she met by accident after visiting her friend’s furniture showroom where his paintings were showcased. She has now returned to her passion for painting, practicing the use of palette knife under the tutelage of Maestro Sena once again.

Josephine Castro – Galvez

Josephine Castro – Galvez is a member of the Buenas Artes Group of Artists formed by Maestro Fernando B. Sena.

Growing up in a house located in the middle of rice fields filled by her father who’s a farmer has inspired her to paint of nipa huts, plants, flowers and rice lands. Her deep appreciation of the natural beauty of her childhood surroundings has brought her to take up painting classes from Maestro Fernando B. Sena to relieve it through artistic expression.

She has participated in several group exhibits and continues to paint mentored by the Maestro Sena. She believes that she draws great inspiration from god’s wonderful creation for which she is grateful.

Josephine is the only daughter of Ernesto and Marcela Castro and eldest with six brothers from Pandi, Bulacan. She is married to Osmando Galvez and mothers to Angelica and Angelo – her painting inspiration.

Reizel Musngi-Vibal

Reizel Musngi-Vibal is a hands-on mother of 4 sometimes 5, 6, 7 kids. She has her hands full all the time but manages to make time for her art. She is a graduate of Statistics from UP which probably explains her great attention to detail that is obvious in all of her paintings. She started taking classes with Maestro Fernando B. Sena in 2014 and hasn’t since looked back. She looks forward to enhancing her art skills and obtaining another degree from UP specifically painting.

Rhuel P. Remolado, OSA

Rhuel P. Remolado loves anything about arts since 2013 under the guidance of Maestro Fernando B. Sena. Who is now a humble member of Buenas Artes, which aims to strengthen friendships through the arts an authentic expression of his inner self.

Rowie Gallos-Marquez

They say you can’t really suppress the real you and that no matter which road you take, it will take you back to where you were really meant to be.

Rowie Gallos-Marquez graduated from the De La Salle University with a double Major in Economics and Finance and thereafter, her Master’s in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management. She worked in various financial institutions but always felt like a round peg in a square hole. Then she took up classes in jewelry design and porcelain painting and therein started her love affair with the arts. To enhance her skills in these, she took up art classes under Maestro Fernando Sena which further convinced her that she was meant to be in the creative field. She is also set to study again to obtain a degree in Creative Writing. Though she is truly happy, she is finally doing the things that gave her the greatest joy.

Wendy Dizon-Rondaris

Wendy Dizon-Rondaris completed her primary and secondary education at Woodrose School, AB Political Science at The Ateneo De Manila University and Interior Decorating at ICS her employment started at City trust Investment Banking Group and managed a Business Resort.

She is married, a full time parent to 2 children with business ventures on the side. Her love for painting started at a tender age of 6 and by 26 took formal lessons under Prof. Cai Zhen Hui. Most recently, rediscovered her craft under the tutelage of Maestro Fernando B. Sena with her works mostly on religious icons and natural landscapes.

(May 24th) Voyaging in Luminous Space: One Man Show by Pancho Piano

Passions Art Gallery presents Voyaging in Luminous Space, the new solo exhibition by renowned Global Filipino artist and Bicol’s pride, “Pancho Piano opening on May 24th 2016.

The exhibition will run from May 24th to June 5th 2016. Opening reception starts at 6:00pm.

(Address: 4th Level 407 Sm MegaMall Building A, EDSA, corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1552, Metro Manila)

Pancho Piano will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from May 24th; interested journalists please contact Pancho at panchopiano22@yahoo.com and +639175343238 to make an appointment.

In all these cosmic voyages, there appear certain references to landmarks and architectural structures, such as imposing city gates or church spires, along with symbolic elements. They are viewed as though from a distance or from the eagle’s eye view of the world. ~Alice Guillermo

Multifaceted award winning artist Pancho Piano creates art in variety of styles: stained glass art, abstraction and mural painting. Pancho creates energy and movement successfully interweaving modern and traditional styles. A faithful son of “Kabikulan,” he has paid homage, in his numerous paintings in oil and acrylic, to the myths, legends and traditions of Bicol, its indigenous deities such as “Haliya,” the moon goddess of abundance and fertility with her multiple breast, and “Daragang Magayon” in the folktale of ill-starred lovers, as well as mythologies of Albay province and gives special homage to the Bicolano devotion to the Lady Peñafrancia. Aside from his liturgical art, Pancho M. Piano is also a poet of Bicol Southern Tagalog Region.

Pancho M. Piano completed Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of Nueva Caceres (1978) who also took a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman as a Jose Joya Scholar (1984-1987).

Pancho is the first Filipino artist to showcase Leather Art in the Philippines. He has conducted 30+ solo exhibitions, over 50+ group exhibitions, and participated in international exhibitions in Japan, Saipan, and the United States of America, France, Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland.

He has traveled extensively to the United States and Europe voyages opening for him new perspectives of space and the universe.

Pancho has won over numerous major national competitions in the Philippines, including Finalist at the 1997 “AFP Centennial Mural Painting Competition,” and the 1998 “AAP Centennial Painting Competition.” Pancho was awarded “Artist of the Year Awards” for the total of twelve times by various Bicol institutions. He was bestowed as “Most Outstanding Bicolano Artist” in 2009, “My City My SM Award” in 2010 and “Orgullo Kan Award for Visual Arts” in 2011. Pancho Piano was also featured in television networks such as ABS-CBN, and in 10 coffee table book publications.

Pancho will be exhibiting in London this coming July 2016.  His subjects will be Philippines celebrations in abstract and figurative styles.  Feel free to contact Pancho for more information.

(May 14th) Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS”

Galerie De Las Islas presents “SINCO BICOLANOS,” the new group exhibit of five Bicolano artists opening on May 14, 2016. Sinco Bicolanos marks their maiden exhibition at Galeria de las Islas, third floor, Silahis Center, 744 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

Participating artists are Dr. Elden Lumaniog, Hermel Alejandro, Jun Tivi, Richard La Torre Perez and Roderick “Akong” Imperio. Opening cocktails reception will be at 4:00pm and will run from May 14 to May 30, 2016. 

This group of Filipino artists hails from different parts of the Bicol region. Their painting has made their lives like a masterpiece inspired by the magnificence of life’s color and genres of depiction of everyday living and even drama of the past.

B U R S T I N G with great excitement into their undamaged time-warp carrying load of bountiful thoughts of arts in their canvases is going to showcase an art must see. They tell the story of the Bicolano arts and heritage is the time-trend capsule that thrives in the hearts of these artists and per se another cultural melting pot to enrich knowledge of the local cultural “The Uragon” identity. 

“SINCO BICOLANOS” will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from May 14th; interested journalists, please contact Dr. Elden Lumaniog at eldenlumaniog2016@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist in Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artists Briefing

“SINCO BICOLANOS” Briefing for the May 14 opening exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas, Intramuros, Mla. Participants: Hermz Alejandre, Roderick Akong Imperio, Richard La Torre Perez, Elden Lumaniog and Jun Tivi. Photocredit‬ ‪#‎JUNMOBILE‬

About the Artists

Dr. Elden Lumaniog

Dr. Elden Lumaniog specializes not only in the art of medicine, but also has a firm hand in the arena of real artistic talents. In Dr. Lumaniog’s artistic expression, it is intrinsically a process of sharing emotions to enchant the viewer. His art advocates discovery, study, documentation & preservation of our rich cultural heritage. (READ: Dr. Elden Lumaniog: The Colors of His Life)

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork N A N A Y, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork SINNER or SAINT, 24 x 24, Oil on Canvas, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Dr Elden Lumaniog Artwork 2, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre

Hermel Alejandre is a Bicolano self-taught artist who took up B.S. in Industrial Technology at Bicol College of Arts and Trades in Naga City. The influence of Picasso is still strongly felt in Hermz (his nickname) style of art which gives him an idea on how to conceptualize his own works.

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork FRUIT VENDOR, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER AND CHILD 17, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Hermel Alejandre Artwork MOTHER TREE, Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20inches Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Jun Tivi

Jun Tivi who hails from Daraga, Albay is a largely self-taught artist who encountered art early on earning himself recognition from his impressed teachers.  But the pragmatic need to earn a living would be sidetrack him from college and land him a career in commercial arts in a corporate setting. There he would hone his technical skills the old-school way for the next 25 years, his natural talent laid aside, percolating. Then, in 2007, a chance encounter with opportunity. He participated in his first group painting show in Galeria De Las Islas. Then, his pursuit of arts never stopped till today. (Source: Filipino Artist Magazine)

Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (3) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (6) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (5) Jun Tivi Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist (4)

Richard La Torre Perez

Richard La Torre Perez, is from San Jose,Pili Camarines Sur  was born on October 28 1975. He studied Special Fine Arts (Decorative Painting) at NMYC Pili,Camarines Sur.  He is the current Visual Art Instructor at SouthBridges Learning Center in Mayon Ave in Naga City. Has won several awards here in Bicol, Manila and one in Dhaka,Bangladesh. Participated in 25 group exhibitions in Bicol and 10 group exhibitions in Manila.

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Richard La Torre Perez Artwork, Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS

Roderick Akong Imperio

Roderick Akong Imperio is a Bicolano artist who took up Fine Arts in De Ocampo Memorial Collage, Aquinas University of Legaspi. Roderick is a gallery owner of Imperio Art Gallery in Libod 1, Libmanan Camarines Sur. And a businessman and proprietor of Kongzki General Merchandise. He is also an active member of Salingoy Art Group in Naga City, Art Association of the Philippines and Lakbay Kulay in Manila.

Beauty in the eyes of the artist…

I define beauty as rather a measure of affect. It is a measure of emotion. In art, beauty is the device of successful communication between participants. The transmission of a concept between the artist and the perceives; beautiful art is successful in portraying the artist’s most profound intended emotions. But neither the artist nor the observer can be certain of successful communication in the end. So beauty in art is eternally subjective. What might be beautiful to me, might not be to other. As the saying goes, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork DAYDREAM Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork HINDI MAGKHIWALAY Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Roderick Imperio Artwork Still Life Series Painting Acrylic on Canvas Galerie De Las Islas presents SINCO BICOLANOS Artist

Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Helena Alegre’s Sculptural Jewelry

Thank you Helena Alegre for allowing me to showcase your masterful jewelry pieces of art and thank you to Dee Sanchez, Chief Editor of Aura.

For those who prefer to use laptops and PC’s you can view Aura’s free edition interactive pages too- DIRECT!! No app required.. Just follow the link check it out!!

Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Helena Alegre’s Sculptural Jewelry

Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Helena Alegre’s Sculptural Jewelry

Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Helena Alegre’s Sculptural Jewelry

More about the artist:

Helena Alegre sculptural jewelry challenges traditional concepts of wearable art. Her jewelry is a modern and innovative quality that expenses her unique and venturous spirit. Her designs are organic, sculptural and colourful in nature yet minimal and polished. Her creations are bold and distinctive pieces of adornment, which position the human body as a site of display.

Although each piece represents a form inspired by Philippine heritage and Filipiniana designs, her work is less concerned inducing the wearer as part of the creation.  The line between a pure and one that is inseparably bound to self-conscious presentation of beauty or aesthetic or even fine art, becomes indistinct for both the wearer and the viewer.

“I love seeing how something I drew could be made into something three dimensional, something wearable and beautiful,” she shares.

She is enamored by semi-precious stones and their metaphysical attributes. This prompted Helena to work with more challenging elements: fire and silver.  Helena is inspired by her sensibility and appreciation of raw, earthlier-looking stones like turquoise, lapis lazuli, agate, ocean jasper, crazy horse, moonstone and her favorite, black tourmaline to sculpt her fine art pieces. Each creation is a treat for those who are seeking to acquire a handmade touch to their collection or gift to love one.

“I’m a panday-that’s what you call a silversmith in Bicol. Or they say “Platero in Bulacan,” she shares.

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Originally a city girl and muse to Hermes Alegre, a renowned Filipino Artist and husband who is well-loved figure in her adopted hometown of Daet, Camarines Norte. A Fine Arts graduate of the Philippines Women’s University, she has exhibited nationally, including solo and group jewelry shows at Art Center in Megamall, Bahay Nakpil, SM Aura and The Gallery. And her work has been featured in numerous publications including Metro Society Magazine, Philippine Daily Inquirer, High Life Magazine and Coconuts Manila to name a few.  Her dedication to her artistic vision has caused the Department of Trade and Industry to take notice and give her support.  Helen now works closely with DTI for future collaboration and shows, Jewelry Coordination Leora A. Puso, and the Camarines Norte Jeweller Association.

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). 

Zalora Great Summer Sale

“For summer, I was thinking of shopping for stylish dresses at ZALORA.”

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.

Metamorphosis by Nelson Castillo – macuha-artgallery.com

Metamorphosis Art by Nelson Castillo in Macuha Art Gallery which aims to promote the Philippine Contemporary Arts and the Filipino Artists.

Source: Metamorphosis by Nelson Castillo – macuha-artgallery.com

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Written by me – Jennifer Bichara

Fidel Sarmiento Pastel Collection – macuha-artgallery.com

Fidel Sarmiento Pastel Collection imprinted in everyday Filipino life and landscapes. Fidel Sarmiento, Filipino Artist in Macuha Art Gallery.

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Aura Elite Magazine (UK): Ronna Lara-Bes and Her Koi Fish Paintings

My seventh contribution – Aura Elite Magazine Issue 7 (Jay-R Cover Philippines King of R&B) “Ronna Lara-Bes and Her Koi Fish Paintings.”

Thank you Dee Sanchez, Chief Editor of Aura and  thank you Ronna Lara-Bes for allowing me to showcase your Koi fish paintings.

AURA Elite International Magazine – Issue No. 7 – Art Contributor

In the field of traditional art, Ronna Lara-Bes work has been described as possessing clean lines and shades and having that tri-dimensional effect. Her choices of mediums are of oil, acrylic and watercolour for paintings and resins and 3D-printing for sculptures. She shifts from one to another to keep her approach constantly fresh, yet maintaining her unique artistic identity. This is yet another manifestation of her multi-faceted nature in which one common denominator among all her work is that they revolve around artistic pursuits such endeavors have dominated her life for as long as she can remember.

Ronna is a graduate of Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas. Her professional life is dedicated to creativity and the teaching of it. Her early years saw her as a fashion designer; then, as an architectural visualizer, product designer, 3D animator, photographer and visual effects artist. She is currently a member of the faculty in Feati University’s School of Fine Arts, teaching Photography & Digital Arts Process.

In November 2014, she held a successful solo show at the Art Elements Gallery, and it showcased her artistic range. Her works had been exhibited in the Philippines, Bacolod, Rome, Vienna & Leeds. They have graced homes and other spaces across eight countries and four continents.

Koi fish paintings series of Ronna plays an important role in the World of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the art of creating a healthy balance of our lives and environment that surrounds us. In Chinese “Feng” is wind and “Shui” is water. These are the two natural elements that flow and circulate freely on earth, creating a life energy known as ‘Chi’ that shapes our living environment. This is definitely a good choice of gift to give a love one to bring abundance and wealth in their lives.

AURA Elite International Magazine – Issue No. 7 – Art Contributor

MASTERPIECES: 3rd Solo Exhibition by Jensen Moreno

When I paint, I use 110% of my brain to direct my hand to perform a thing called Masterpiece.  ~ Jensen Moreno 2008

Dos Pueblos Art Gallery presents MASTERPIECES, the new solo exhibition by renowned Global Filipino artist, Jensen Moreno opening on April 1st 2016. Masterpieces marks Jensen’s third solo exhibition in Manila.

Jensen Moreno was born in Bataan, Philippines and is currently based in Beijing, China. She is at present a visual art teacher at Beijing International Bilingual Academy. She received her Masters and Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts majored in Painting from University of Santo Tomas.

To learn more about the artist, please read my featured articles linked below:

She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. The most recent ones are at Art Fair China Beijing International, ASEAN Ladies Circle Gathering by the Embassy of the Republic of Philippines, BIBA Art Expo 2015, “Thirty-One” solo exhibition in China and Taipei. Her works are housed in international public and private collections.

MASTERPIECES are a collection of the artist masterful portraits from the past to present. It includes “THE GOAL” which is one of the most important paintings at the ASEAN Ladies Circle event. Held in Philippine Embassy in Beijing, China. Portraits of some VIPs from Philippines, Vietnam and China will showcase at the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from 1 April to 10 April 2016. Opening reception starts at 6:30pm.

(Address: 3rd Level, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd. Corner Hermady, New Manila, Philippines)

Jensen Moreno will be available for press interviews during the exhibit from April 1st; interested journalists, please contact Jensen Moreno at jhenz09mhike@yahoo.com.ph and jensenmartijn1221@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Jensen Moreno Fostering Creativity to Excellence:

Jensen Moreno’s notion of creativity is more than originality.  It is about perfection and excellence which institutes developing improvement. It is a concept which is analogous to the implied theories of creativity. Jensen infers not only the source of origin. Her works are unrelenting production of the origin, that is, the creativity. She singles out originality and imagination as the key to creativity. Her execution is a special attribute that somehow makes the act itself enigmatic.

Creativity in arts is all about liberating the energy to the canvas. Her art is dynamic, diverse and distinct. It is imaginative, ingenious, innovative and inventive. She loves taking risks and challenging the convention. Her art lies in direct proportion to the existence of art. Her level of skill, creativity and emotion is perfection and effectiveness. That had its roots in the subconscious. And was the source of new masterful discoveries.

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE GOAL” Portrait of Martijn Horters, 4×7 Ft Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  “I am thankful that I have learned from the best art professors. Who should take credit for stimulating my creativity and originality! Now I have developed a process where my painting will never be easily replicated.”

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“SELF-PORTRAIT”  Self-Portrait of Jensen Moreno 2016, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

Painting has always been a means of self-expression for me. Therefore, I paint because I have to and need to, not necessarily because I want to. Subconsciously or not, the figures I paint are a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time, so every painting is in essence a self-portrait.

Lori Earley

The Masterful Process of a Portrait

  • Jensen Moreno gets thrilled to experience the moment a painting takes on a life of its own. One instant, there is a unification of colored silhouettes on the canvas. Surface and bang! With the addition of a single stroke it’s transformed into a larger than life creation of beauty.
  • She strives to merge the physical and spiritual individualities of each portrait. She creates into the most telling portrait possible. Conveying the essence of her subject is vital. All her portraits provide her the chance to create a work of art. That exhibits both beauty and timelessness.
  • She studies the portrait paintings. Always evaluating how she can best incorporate her observations into her own masterpiece. Many of her patrons tell her that through the course of having their portraits painted. They’ve developed a pristine indebtedness for art.
  • Her artwork is a product from direct observation. That also allows her the opportunity to observe. And incorporate more subtle nuances of form and color into her painting. The process of creating from life’s relationships is exhilarating.
  • To the artist, a great portrait painting is not just capturing a faithful likeness. The physical process of applying paint with only a palette knife creates a unique dynamic energy. That is impossible to replicate through any machine-driven process.
  • She gives herself unlimited chances to edit what she has observed. Whether it is from a live subject or from a photograph. She reimagines and reexamines the subject all over again. Allowing the artist to be a child all over again. While playing things down to create something wonderful. That goes far beyond the realms of imagination. She further reviews photos as a beginning reference. And decides to alter them to varying degree.
  • To meet a final masterful masterpiece portrait that best conveys her sense of completion. Where each element must be in perfect harmony with the entirety of compositions. She strives to reach the highest artistic plateaus to achieve her goal of excellence. And to help create portraits that will outshine all expectations.
MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE GIFT” Portrait of Artist Daughter, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

To My Precious Gift,

“When the time you were born, you became my inspiration. I envision your beautiful face, the twinkle of your eyes. And the things you do that make me laugh. Our bond together from the womb and to the moment you were born is irreplaceable. That will never ever be torn away from us. I pray that God will give me strength and guidance for all the blessings he pours down from above. I am doing my best to be the best mother to you. I will always embrace you with all my motherly love. To me, you are the most precious gift. You are as exquisite as a flower and as sublime as a rose. You have been specially made by God to be my daughter. You are brighter than the sun every time you give me that smile. My only wish as a mother is that I want you to be proud of who you are and to strive for the best. Bring to bear efforts to make sure that your goals are achieved. And let God do the rest.  But remember, I will always be your mother first. But will also be your friend.  You are the most precious gift, that I’ve ever been given. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mommy

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE LOVE”
Portrait of Anna Horters, 120x170cm Oil on Canvas

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who LOVE YOU no matter what.

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“RICH AND FAMOUS”Portrait of Huang Jiannan, 90x100cm Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  Huang Jiannan, 60, has garnered fame both in and outside of China. His works praised by the art community where his pieces sold at high prices.

Huang is a skilled painter who specializes on landscapes. He has a propensity for bright colors in his works. He prefers the techniques of traditional ink painting. While combining with Western-featured oil painting. That helped shaped his pieces in a style that is his own.

For Huang, success isn’t born out of pure luck.

If an artist mimics the work of great masters, his own artwork will be a repeat. The nature of art is to be original and creative. But this talent must be on hard work and persistence.

Source: bjreview.com

MASTERPIECES: 3rd solo exhibition by Jensen Moreno

“THE VOICE”Portrait of Soprano Singer Lady Lu Ye, 4x7ft Oil on Canvas

Behind the ART:  Lady Lu Ye, Ambassador of Italian Culture to the world and acclaimed soprano and actress. She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues to critical acclaim. She is known as “Una voce per Papa Francesco” by La Gazzetta dello Spettacolo. She was the first Asian, first Canadian, and the first Chinese artist in history to perform for Pope Francis’ birthday and the annual Christmas concert in Rome, Italy. She was also honored to be the first artist of Asian descendent to sing the Canadian National Anthem in hockey history. Voice like an angel, magic …” claimed La Presse which has been the shared opinion of many since her early career.

Italian music critics proclaimed:

She owns a beautiful voice of color, expressiveness and rich inventiveness of interpretation.

Image Credits: Supplied

Poster Graphics: Racky Eugenio

Photographer: Totong TJ