GSIS Art Competition
GSIS names winners of 2012 art tilt
Out of more than 500 entries, 19 winners were proclaimed in three categories – representational (figurative), non-representational (abstract) and sculpture.
In the representational category, which adopts the pension fund’s new corporate slogan for its theme “Maaasahan ng Lingkod-Bayan,” the winners were Jesus D. Santos of Las Pinas for the painting Kanlungan (first prize); Arden T. Mopera of Quezon City for Umulan Man o Umaraw (second prize); and Emmanuel V. Robles of Bulacan Himlayan ng Makatotohanang Imahinasyon, Pangarap at Panaginip (third prize).
Five honorable mentions were also awarded in this category, namely: Johann M. Padiernos of Valenzuela City for Pag-alaala Sa Isang Pilas Na Pahina; John Perry Pellejera of Taytay, Rizal for Ang May Patutunguhan; Melchor D. Bernaldo of Bulacan for Salamat Sa Serbisyong Tapat; Noel Pama of Quezon City for Sa Mga Pangarap; and, Hermel B. Alejandre of Camarines Sur for Dasal Kay Inang Maria.
In the non-representational (abstract) category, adjudged winners were Jose Jeline Laporga of Guimaras (first prize) for A Flat Form of Reason; Rick L. Hernandez of Makati City for Irasan #9 (second prize) ; and Fernando F. Ramos Jr. from Tarlac City for Contemplating (Into) Infinity (third prize).
The honorable mention awardees in the Non-Representational Category included: Elbert M. Caballero of Taguig City for In Plus Out Equals Life; Xander Calceta of Mandaluyong City for Scape Work ; Vanessa F. Pagaduan of Tarlac for The Leering Man ; Gary R. Custodio of Aklan for In Progress; and Herwin Buccat of Pangasinan for Eye Opener.
In the Sculpture Category, the winners were Natalio G. Alob Jr. of Bacolod City for The Painful Tie That Binds (first prize). Neil Russell S. Balajadia of Pasig City for Puno Ng Buhay (second); and Rinald T. Sotto of Montalban, Rizal (third).
The first, second and third prize winners in the Representational and Non-Representational Categories received Php300,000.00, Php200,000.00, and Php100,000.00, respectively. They were also given trophies and certificates. The honorable mention awardees received P20,000.00 each with medals and certificates.
Meanwhile, the winners in the sculpture category received cash prizes amounting to Php200,000, Php150,000 and Php100,000 for first, second and third places.
The judges in the competition include Visual Artists Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Mario Parial, Al Perez, Artist-Art Critic Cid Reyes, Columnist Deedee Sytangco, National Museum Director Jeremy Barns, NCCA Executive Director Emelita Almosara, UP Fine Arts Dean Prof. Tina Colayco, GSIS Trustee Danilo Gozo, GSIS President and GM Robert Vergara, Sculptors Ramon Orlina and Joe Datuin, Art Patron Liza Periquet, Tina Coscolluela and Ms. Diame Siscar.
Entries can be viewed at the GSIS Museum Hallway until July 14 from Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Interested parties may call 859-0395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.