Showing posts with label ART News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ART News. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2023

"UNLOCK YOUR INNER ART COLLECTOR: Join ARTipolo's Exclusive Art Raffle"

Are you ready to dive into the vibrant art world and potentially bring home a masterpiece? From October 5 to 8, 2023, the ARTipolo Group made its dazzling debut at Gateway's Art Fair, and it was a spectacle to behold. What makes this art extravaganza truly special is the ARTipolo Art Raffle, where everyone's a winner with a magnificent painting to call their own.

“White Bougainvillea” 12” x 10” Soft Pastel on Canson Paper 2023 Tam Urao
Picture this: 25 remarkable artists, both budding talents and renowned professionals, united by a shared passion for art. Their mission? To raise funds for the event by generously gifting away their artworks as raffle prizes. Among these remarkable creators are luminaries like Mr. Pol A. Mesina Jr., Mr. Tam Urao, Mr. Rodgie Gapayao, Mr. Mark Joseph Beloria, Ms. Marj Sula-Aquino, Ms. Kaur Jaspreet, Mr. Jun Vicaldo, and Ms. Marge DC Gomez. Their creations are worth far more than the raffle ticket you're about to purchase. Yours truly is a part of this extraordinary group event, and we are ready to share this unique opportunity with you.

But here's the real magic – the raffle tickets are a rare commodity, with only 25 available. That's right, just 25 chances to win a piece of artistry that would typically cost a small fortune. 

Now, let's talk numbers. The raffle ticket is an absolute steal at only PhP 3,000. Yes, you read that correctly: a mere PhP 3,000 for a chance to own an artwork that could easily grace the walls of a prestigious gallery. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you won't want to miss.

Whether you're an art aficionado, a casual admirer, or someone just dipping their toes into the art world, this event is designed for you. With only 25 tickets available, securing your spot in this artistic lottery is an investment in creativity and a testament to your support for the thriving Filipino art community.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your chance to become a part of this exclusive experience. Contact us now if you're interested or have any questions, and we'll be delighted to assist you. Please send me a message on my FB Page, Cascade Art Studio.  

Join us in celebrating the vibrant spirit of Filipino artistry and stand a chance to take home a masterpiece. Make your mark on the art world with ARTipolo's Art Raffle!

Posies Acrylic on paper 16 " x 11 " 2023 Pol A. Mesina, Jr.

Monkeys and Dragons are Good Friends Oil on canvas 12" x 24" 2023 Marge Dela Cruz - Gomez

Serenity | 2023 Acrylic on Canvas 12"x12" Marj Sula-Aquino

SoƱas Garden 16 " x 20 " Acrylic on wood Wood panel 2023 Mark Joseph Beloria

Anihan Ng Sibuyas 12x16" Acrylic on canvas 2023 Rodgie Gapayao
Fire Bird Acrylic on canvas 12" x 12" 2019 Jun Vicaldo
Summer ll Acrylic on canvas 24 x18 inches Jaspreet Kaur

All participating ARTipolo Artists

Thursday, March 9, 2023

5th Year of Mujeres Del Artes - In Celebration of Women's Month and in honor to Ms. Dyna Ondoy

Last 5 March 2023, Sunday, thirty-two (32) women artists of ARTipolo held the opening for the 5th year All-Women group exhibit to commemorate Women's month and to give tribute to the late Ms. Dyna Ondoy, member of the board of ARTipolo Group.

This year, the Mujeres Del Artes is chaired by Ms. Marie Claire Olondriz, a member of the ARTipolo board and an impressionism painter. The event is participated by the following female artists (see poster below):

The program for the opening started with a prayer song, and prayer led by Ms. Corazon Patarata, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. After the opening proper, Mr. Pol Mesina, Jr. welcomed the participants, guests, and members who were present during the said event. He explained that the objective of the said event is not just to celebrate Women's Month but also to honor the memories of Ms. Dyna Ondoy, an active member of the ARTipolo group, well respected and acknowledged by the members. She was the finance head or treasure of the group and she always gave great ideas that helped the group develop and be known by many in the art field. Mr. Pol also shared that Ms. Dyna Ondoy has held solo exhibits that earned millions for its beneficiaries. She openly shared her talent to help others and not much for her welfare.  

Mr. Edwin Ondoy, the husband of Ms. Dyna also shared a special message about the group. He mentioned in his speech that the ARTipolo group indeed played an important part in making Ms. Dyna happy in life. Before Ms. Dyna succumbed to rest, she humbly tell her husband that she feels her talent is given to her not for her to own but to share. She always wears a smile whenever she joins exhibits and she never showed her frailties so as not to cause worries to others. Mr. Edwin thanked the group and expressed that ARTipolo is a family of the Ondoy. There are still some works of art by Ms. Dyna that he shared with the group so that her work will still be enjoyed by many.

After Mr. Edwin Ondoy's remarks, a video message from the exhibit's curator, Ms. Magel Cadapan was played. She was sorry that she was not able to be present but the felt privileged to be offering her best wishes for the success of the group. She congratulated the women who joined the exhibit. Right after Ms. Magel's message, we invited the rest of the Guests of Honor to share their thoughts and message with all participating artists. Here are the lists of guests present during that day:

  • Ms. Charito Dolot of Soroptimist Antipolo Chapter
  • Mr. Romeo Gutierrez, an Art Professor and Visual Artist
  • Ms. Cyd Marquez, from Soroptimist
  • The representative sent by Gov. Nina Ricci Alcantara Ynares-Chionbian, Dr. Corazon S. Lacerna of Provincial Tourism Office
  • Ms. Mikaela Hallare, the COO of LeBlanc

Among the Guests of Honor is Ms. Ivy Averilla, the best friend of Ms. Dyna Ondoy. She talked last among the guests, and her message is followed by members of ARTipolo who have long known Ms. Dyna Ondoy, to share a few memorable experiences they had with Ms. Dyna. Everyone was elated and nostalgic as they reminisced on Ms. Ondoy's kindness, humbleness, and open smiles. Those who have shared are...

  • Ms. Eleanor Habal-Robleza
  • Mr. Aris Venturez
  • Ms. Chriselle Guzik
  • Mr. Mark Joseph Beloria
  • Mr. Jun Vicaldo, and 
  • Ms. Corazon Patarata

After their messages, a quick, unplanned, unpracticed but fun dance of the exhibitors brought touches of laughter and fun to all who were present during the event. This lifted the spirit of everyone. Then the opening of the exhibit is done with a ceremonial toast.  

As everyone lined up for the potluck snacks, Ms. Paulette, daughter of one of our exhibitors, Ms. Dea Solis, enlivened the atmosphere with her theatrical rendition. 

Four (4) paintings were sold that day. There are still many beautiful pieces waiting to find their home. The exhibit will run until the end of this month, March 30, 2023. We invite all art enthusiasts to check out our exhibit at Hotel Leblanc. For a taste of what is in store, see some of the paintings on the exhibit below.

Here are some photos of guests and exhibitors during the opening ceremony: 


Psalms 46:5

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.”

King James Version (KJV)

"To God be the Glory!"


Tuesday, January 3, 2023


If you are looking for a place to get inspired or enjoy creativity, this is one place you should check out - MC Bar and Restaurant.  It is located at F. Calderon St., corner Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio San Juan Quezon City.

Last 30 December 2022, ARTipolo Group's new Board of Directors visited Atty. Roland Tulay's exhibit at his very own resto-bar. We were fed, had some chill time, and met amazingly groovy people from the Department of Agriculture (DA), where Atty. Tulay also works at. It was a fresh revelation to witness individuals you may categorize as severe or profound but fun-loving, extremely creative, and adventurous when viewed differently. You cannot really "judge" a book by its cover (and so I was thinking, which side is the cover? LOL). For one, Atty. Tulay sings well... talks well... and paints really-really well! His passion is remarkable.

Atty. Roland Tulay with ARTipolo Board Directors

During that night, Atty. Tulay introduced us to Korean cuisine, and we enjoyed the food. The attorney also introduced the members of his crew. You will be surprised as he proudly shared how his chef will leave him by January to go to New Zealand for greener pastures. He is proud that he found a gem and willing to let go of him. Another one of the crew was introduced to us as "not a waiter" but actually a tattoo artist helping him part-time to jam with him in MC Bar and Resto. 

As mentioned earlier, the DA people were also there. Halfway through our stay, Ms. Kristine Y. Evangelista, Assistant Secretary for Consumer Affairs and DA Spokesperson, arrived. You may have heard of her if you were monitoring the news because of the shortage of onions. 

From left to right:  Engr. Ysmael Fontanilla, ARTipolo President Pol Mesina Jr., children of Ms. Evangelista, ASEC/spokesperson Kristine Evangelista, Atty. Roland Tulay, Mary Rose Gob, Maritess Mesina, Marie Claire Olondris-De Chavez, Mr. & Mrs. Mavic/Jun Vicaldo 

Atty. Tulay introduced Ms. Evangelista to us, and we grabbed the opportunity for a photoshoot. 

Then as Atty. Tulay showed Ms. Evangelista her exhibit, explaining each panel on the show; I listened intently to understand his painting process. To share how he worked on his art, here's some of Atty. Tulay's sharing...

"I don't rush my work; it takes time to finish one painting. Most of my works are of water because I love how lights reflect on the water. Sometimes I watched the water capture its movement and tried to translate it into a canvas. Also, some of my paintings are products of my dream. Sometimes I could not take a batch for long hours just to finish my work because I don't want to forget it and lose the moment." - Atty. Tulay

Interestingly, Atty. Tulay's wife is a Fine Arts graduate, but it was Atty. Tulay spent more time producing artwork. He shared that the idea of his resto was also inspired when he attended ARTipolo's exhibit in R Gallery in March 2019. (It was an exhibit organized by Cascade Art Studio in partnership with ARtipolo Group and the Autism Society of the Philippines. The event was entitled "Cartwheel," a fundraising event to support students of CASCADE. Read the past article here: Cascade and ARTipolo Exhibit in R-Gallery).  He mentioned that there was poem reading, choir singing, and instrument playing during the opening of the event -- which gave him the idea to have the same venue where his band can practice and play, visitors can sing, dine and view paintings that adorn the walls of MC Bar and Resto.

Atty. Tulay opened the opportunities for fellow artists of ARTipolo to exhibit their works all year round. For January, come and visit this place. You may be able to buy Atty. Tulay's paintings or just dining and singing to relieve stress by the end of the day's work.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

SUSTAINING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE - ARTipolo Group Partnered with National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP-MIMAROPA)

On 24th of December 2022, ARTipolo Group visited the office of NCIP Region 4B (MIMAROPA) to discuss 2023's project collaboration. Both parties have the same interest, which is to protect and promote the rights of the indigenous cultural communities. The indigenous people (IP) communities sustained our local culture and creative legacies despite the massive influences brought in by Chinese, Spaniards, Americans, and other nationalities that came to our land. Other than that, they have tilled and protected many of our frontiers and natural resources - national parks and tourist spots.

The provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan make up MIMAROPA. There are 21 Indigenous People Communities in these provinces. The 21 IPs' cultures, goods, and means of subsistence will be highlighted and presented by NCIP-MIMAROPA and ARTipolo in several events and exhibitions. The major goal of the project is to assist them in figuring out how to market their goods and services to eco-tourists. The first collaboration would happen on March 2023 by participating in an international event called "Green Travel Mart" which was initiated by Dr. Mina Gabor.  Other than ARTipolo, there will be other partners and collaborators, but the beneficiaries would be the IPs of MIMAROPA.

The meeting was attended by representatives from ARTipolo's board and NCIP-MIMAROPA. From ARTipolo, present during the meeting are Mr. Pol Mesina, Jr. (ARTipolo President), Mr. Mark Joseph Belloria, Ms. Eleanor Habal Robleza, and Ms. Mary Rose Gob. From NCIP-MIMAROPA, it was attended by Regional Director Mary Grace Pascua, Doc Din Mabanta, and Engr. Ysmael Fontanilla.

Action plans were drafted, and succeeding meetings will seal this partnership.  During the said meeting, RD Pascua awarded ARTipolo with the coffee table books published by NCIP.  These will serve as references for the artists to capture the essence of MIMAROPA's 21 indigenous communities through paintings and other visual forms of art.  If you are interested to avail the series of coffee table book, you may contact NCIP at, and inquire about Project Epanaw - The Journey of Our Indigenous Peoples.



It was indeed a fruitful discussion and it paved the way for more ideas and events that would support the indigenous people.  Hopefully, as we join hands together, we will be able to document our cultural heritage for the benefit of the next generations.

We welcome comments for ideas and volunteers if you are interested to be part of similar projects.

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