Monday, October 13, 2008

ArtisCorpus Gallery cordially invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions to be scheduled in 2009

Guidelines for Proposals

1. Proposals are limited to works which may eventually be offered for sale to the public.

2. Artists are given the liberty to package their proposals in whatever form or manner they prefer.

3. Proposals for exhibition must contain the following items:
  • Letter request addressed to the Curator of the Gallery
  • Updated curriculum vitae of artist
  • Portfolio of recent works
  • Proposed exhibition title
  • Proposed exhibition concept and philosophy
  • Number of works for exhibition
  • Average dimension of works for exhibition
  • Estimate prices of works for exhibition
  • Proposed schedule of the exhibition
4. Proposals and materials submitted to the Gallery shall remain with the Gallery for future reference. Once submitted, they become property of the Gallery.

5. Submission of proposals is on Thursday 16 October 2008 from 10:00 in the morning till 4:00 in the afternoon, at the ArtisCorpus Gallery located at 303 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City.

6. Following are contact information pertaining to this invitation:
  • 02.7174619 (gallery landline)
  • Enrico J. L. Manlapaz, president and curator
  • 0920.9537426 & 02.5668095
  • Victoria F. Magsalin, marketing manager
  • 0917.8956774 & 02.4821023

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Volcom Call for Art: T-Shirt Design Contest

Why Do You Keep On Hurting Your Neighborhood? What's Wrong With You?

Cash prize of 25,000 pesos, if you're a graphics artist why don't join the Volcom Call Out for Artwork Contest

For more information visit their site at Volcom Call for Art.

Image from Filipino Designer

The 61st AAP Annual Art Competition 2008

The Art Association of the Philippines
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts
In cooperation with
GSIS Museum



Kindly read the rules and regulations carefully. The AAP shall strictly implement the rules published herein. All members/competitors are required to comply.


1. The 61st AAP Annual Art Competition 2008 is open to all bona fide members.

2. Regular Members may join all five (5) categories.

3. Associate Members 16-20 years of age as of submission date may join only the Special Categories, namely Art Photography and Drawing.


a. Membership should be renewed on or before the date of submission by paying the annual dues. Non-members who wish to join should apply for membership first before they are allowed to enter the competition.
b. Regular Membership is open to artists who are: Fine Arts students, art patrons, art enthusiasts and cultural workers 21 years old and above.
c. Associate Membership is open to artists 16-20 years old as of submission date who may be students, art enthusiasts or cultural workers.
d. For bona fide members and applicants, please submit two (2) recent 1x1 photos for the AAP Identification Card.
e. For new members, please submit a comprehensive resume, two (2) recent 1x1 photos for the AAP Identification Card and fill up the AAP Bio Data.
f. Regular Membership Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (Php 250.00) for both renewal and new membership.
g. Associate Membership Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (Php 250.00) as well.
h. A participant may join several categories, provided that ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CATEGORY will be submitted.
. Entry Fee is Two Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP 250.00) per category.

5. ALL ARTWORKS SHALL BE FOR SALE. Artist prices are subject for review by the AAP Board. The AAP is entitled to a 30% share of the sale value.

6. An entry is considered to be an artistic product of an individual. NO GROUP ENTRIES SHALL BE ALLOWED. All artworks should be the original artistic creation of the participating artist. Non-compliance will result to disqualification of entry or revocation of title.

7. All entries must be SIGNED. Information to be written on the Entry Details Form and attached at the back of entry: artist’s name, address, contact details, category, entry title and price. (Signatures of the artists will be covered with a masking tape to ensure impartiality during the judging)

8. Each entry should be accompanied by a 5 x 7 (5R) colored photograph of the artwork, with the same information as above written on the Entry Details Form and attached at the back of photo. You may also avail of the services of the AAP Official Photographer for a minimal fee.

9. Entries for the Painting, Mixed Media, Art Photography and Drawing Categories should be framed and have provisions for hanging. Pedestals are optional for entries to the Sculpture Category.

10. SUBMISSION DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2008, Saturday, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Entries in the Painting and Mixed Media Categories are to be submitted at the GSIS Museo ng Sining at the CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, while entries for the Sculpture, Art Photography and Drawing should be submitted at the Kanlungan ng Sining, Rizal Park, Manila.

11. All accepted entries would be featured on the 61st AAP Annual Art Catalogue 2008. However, due to limited exhibition space, entries will be pre-screened by a panel of judges. Only entries, which pass pre-screening, will be exhibited in the above venues.

12. All decisions by the Board of Judges are final.

Major Categories (Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media)

1st Prize Php 50,000 Cash + Trophy
2nd Prize Php 30,000 Cash + Medal
3rd Prize Php 20,000 Cash + Medal

Special Categories (Art Photography and Drawing)
Best Entry Php 10,000 Cash + Medal

Honorable Mention Awardees will be awarded with Plaques.

14. AWARDING: The Awarding Ceremony will be announced at a later date.

15. EXHIBITION: Exhibition will follow the Awarding Ceremony.

16. RETRIEVAL: Retrieval of non-winning entries will be from January 10 to February 10, 2009 in the same venue the entries were submitted. Painting and Mixed Media entries shall be retrieved at the GSIS Museo ng Sining, while Sculpture, Art Photography and Drawing entries shall be retrieved at the Kanlungan ng Sining. All entries not retrieved within the period shall automatically become property of the AAP.

17. AAP shall not be held legally liable for any damages to entries as a result of the competition or the failure of the participant to follow the rules and regulations.

18. Submission of entries signifies acceptance of the rules and regulations of the competition.


• Any pigment on ground e.g. oil / acrylic on canvas, watercolor on paper, tempera on board, etc.
• Dimensions: 30x40, excluding frame. Vertical or horizontal orientation.

• Three dimensional artwork in the round, using any material or technique
• Dimensions: Maximum of 4 feet or within the volume measure of 60 cubic feet. 100 kilos maximum weight.

Mixed Media
• Assemblage, collage, decoupage, relief panel with found objects, etc.
• Dimensions: 30x40 with maximum thickness of 6 inches from the wall. Vertical or horizontal orientation. 25 kilos maximum weight.

Art Photography
• Photographs should be original, unpublished and taken during November 2007-November 2008. The participant must be the original author and sole owner of his or her photo entry/is.
• Dimensions: 11”x17” or A3 Size. Vertical or horizontal orientation, full color or black and white printed on photo paper. Photographs should be framed and ready for hanging upon submission.
• Medium could either be film or digital, but no entries on disk or e-mail will be accepted.
• Alterations after exposure - digital darkroom, painting, airbrushing, paste-on or assembly are not allowed. Creative effects must be done in-camera at the time of exposure, such as multiple exposure, flash fill, light painting, filtration, etc.
• Creative effects or minimal digital manipulation such as enhancement of color and contrast is allowed, but paste-ups and collages are prohibited.
• Person(s) appearing in the photograph should have a signed release form supplied and kept by the artist.

• Graphite, pen and ink, ball pen, charcoal, colored pencils on paper
Dimensions: 21 x 29 excluding frame. Vertical or horizontal orientation.
For details and inquiries, please call (632) 4960992 or text 09209208149. You may also drop by the AAP Office and Gallery, Kanlungan ng Sining, Rizal Park, Manila. You may also post your questions at: or


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DAYO at the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival

It's official! After much deliberation, the MMFF Executive Committee had chosen DAYO as one of the 8 entries of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival. The announcement was made by Atty. Espiridion Laxa at the presscon held at the MMDA office earlier today. Laxa mentioned that the primary considerations for the selection were commercial viability and the ability of the producers to finish the film in time for the festival. The announcement was made in alphabetical order and DAYO was the 2nd one mentioned. It will be the 2nd time that a full-length animated film will be featured in the film fest, after Ibong Adarna which was shown back in December 1997.

The road to the film fest did not come easy for DAYO. Despite the fact that Cuttingedge was the 1st one to submit the requirements, the committee initially did not allow the submission because there was no category for an animated film in the festival. It was only after an executive committee decision that they allowed the producers to submit. The committee even requested for the financial statement of first-time producer CuttingEdge Productions to validate their capability to finish the project.

Then came the selection. 12 entries were officially entered for the 8 slots alloted by the committee. Unlike previous festivals where screening was done in 2 batches (6 on the 1st week, then the other 3 replaces the non-performing films on the 2nd week), this year's festival will screen all 8 film simultaneously. After the 7 slots were given to festival staples, it became a toss-up between DAYO and another film. Deliberations went on 'till late Sunday evening, and after much debate, the last slot was finally given to DAYO.

With this development, December 25, 2008 will mark a milestone in Philippine cinema as first-time producers CuttingEdge Productions debuts the country's 1st fully-digital (paperless) animated feature film in the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival, a festival dominated by industry goliaths. Aside from being the only animated entry, DAYO is the only kid-oriented comedy-adventure movie in the roster.

Despite producing the film with very limited resources, the makers of DAYO vowed to come up with a product that adheres to global standards in animation and filmmaking. Indicative of this is the fact that the screenplay written by Eric Cabahug and Temi Abad passed the film fest committee's evaluation standards for international appeal for the film's showcase of Filipino culture, values and creativity. Keeping up with the global standards, the film will be scored with a full orchestra while the theme song will be sung by Lea Salonga. CuttingEdge Productions also invested heavily on the latest in animation technology and put a world-class team together to realize this dream.

It is also worth mentioning that DAYO aims to jumpstart the Filipinos' bid to become acknowledged global animation content providers. In line with the Animation Council of the Philippines' thrust to produce more original content, CuttingEdge started pre-production for DAYO in early 2007. Full production started in October 2007 while completion is targeted in November 2008. It is a herculean undertaking, but as executive producer Jessie Lasaten likes to put it, "Kayang lumipad ng Pinoy".

DAYO is directed by Robert Quilao.
Source: Dayo

.Mov Silvershorts 2008: Annoucement of 20 Film Finalists

Philippine Culture and Arts

The list of finalists for SILVERSHORTS, the shortfilm competition section of the 3rd .MOV International Digital Film Festival, is here. Silvershorts, which has been a major section of the .MOV festival since it started in 2002, has featured the works of filmmakers such as John Torres, Mo Zee, Pam Miras, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Arleen Cuevas, Ato Bautista, Kiri Dalena, Dino Ignacio, and Quark Henares.

Screening the many entries submitted by various filmmakers for both Student and Open categories, we have now trimmed the competition down to ten. From these lists shall emerge the top winners, who will win the grand prize of P100,000 for each category.

1. "123" by Minco Fabregas, International Academy of Film and Television Cebu
2. "Anomi" by Renei Patricia Dimla, University of the Philippines
3. "June 9" by Cheiradee Villanueva, West Visayas State University
4. "Kamatis" (Tomato) by Brian Javier, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
5. "Kumot ng Panaginip" (Blanket Of Dreams) by Jedd Chris Dumaguina, University of the Philippines
6. "Papelove" (Paper Love) by Aissa PeƱafiel, University of the Philippines
7. "Pisi" (String) by Mel Rose Aguilar, University of St. La Salle Bacolod
8. "Publico Macata: A Societal Eulogy" (Public Poet) by Mark Sherwin Maestro, De La Salle University - EAC
9. "Start Stop Play Pause" by Arby Mari Larano, Far Eastern University
10. "Ultra" by Juan Alcazaren, University of the Philippines

l. "#Cafe" by Leo Valencia
2. "Andong" by Milo Tolentino
3. "Ambulancia" by Richard Legaspi
4. "Ampo" by Jose Maria Basa
5. "Libingan" (The Burial) by Ramon del Prado
6. "Nekro" by CJ Andaluz
7. "Saling Pusa" by Antoinette Jadaone
8. "The Prayer" by J.I.E. Teodoro
9. "Tiangge" (Neighborhood Store) by Ray Gibraltar
10. "VTR" by JP Carpio

Congratulations to these twenty directors! They are now all one step closer to the goal of winning the Silvershorts awards for .MOV 08. However, the journey is far from over. Now we pass their fate to the hands of the international jury and the local audience. It is now up to them to vote who their picks are.

Just check our official website regularly for updates and more information on screening schedules, film listings, etc. Again, congratulations and we wish everyone the best of luck!

The SILVERSHORTS Shortfilm Competition is officially part of .MOV (pronounced "dot-mov") which is slated on September 24 to October 7 in the cities of Bacolod, Cebu and Dumaguete, and Manila.

Source: Mov Fest

Isang Panaginip na Fili: Extended!

Watch "isang panaginip na fili", Guerero Theatre UP Diliman

Here are additional shows still OPEN for everyone:

October 2, Thursday, 7pm
October 4, Saturday, 10am and 3pm

Other additional shows are exclusive for non-UP schools.

But wait, there are rumors that we will be extending to our 5th week. OH YEAH!

As part of the Centennial Celebration of UP, Dulaang UP is proud to present the 2nd production for the 33rd Theatre Season, Floy Quintos' new musical ISANG PANAGINIP NA FILI, with music by C.J. Javier under the direction of Dulaang UP Founding Artistic Director Tony Mabesa and Floy Quintos. ISANG PANAGINIP NA FILI, the musical will run from September 10 to 28, 2008 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, UP Diliman,Quezon City. The vision for the production is a dark and edgy re-telling of Rizal's classic story of revenge and social decay, designed to interest young people.

Tanghalang Pilipino Actor's Company Acting Recital

Pls watch LAB (Tanghalang Pilipino ACtors Company ACting Recital)


written by: Harold Pinter
directed by: Tess Jamias
Richard: Bong Cabrera
Sarah: Wenah Nagales

written by: Sopochles
adaptation and direction: J Victor Villareal
Antigone: Kat Castillo
Creon: Jonathan Tadioan

written by: Rene O. Villanueva
directed by: Ed Lacson Jr
Buddy: Riki Benedicto
Baby B: Tara Cabaero
Dupang: Chrome Cosio
Amy: Anna Deroca
Kustomer/Bugaw: Russell Legaspi
w/ special participation of Bong, Wenah, Tad, Kat

October 3, 4 - 8PM, October 4, 5 - 3PM
CCP Bulwagang Amado V. Hernandez (South Entrance Conference Room)
Ticket Price: P100 (tatlong play mapapanuod niyo for p100)
for reservation pls contact: Paolo Perez 09209535381