Date Posted: April 7, 2014
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) launched its 2014 annual art competition last March 28 at the GSIS Museum in Pasay City.
On its tenth year, the competition has introduced a new category – mixed media – that replaced the plain representational category. The sculpture and abstract (nonrepresentational) categories were retained.
The art competition, which seeks to assist Filipino artists, especially the aspiring ones, is a yearly activity of the GSIS under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 150 artists attended the launch.
Cash prizes await the top winners at the GSIS anniversary celebration in May 2014. In the mixed media and nonrepresentational categories, the first, second, and third place winners will receive Php300,000, Php200,000.00, and Php100,000.00, respectively. In the sculpture category, the top three winners will receive Php200,000, Php150,000, and Php 100,000, respectively.
The theme of the contest is open. Filipino artists who are at least 18 years old (by 3 May 2014) may submit one entry per category. No joining fee is required.
In the mixed media (representational) category, the entry should be 4 feet x 5 feet (excluding the frame) and in horizontal or landscape orientation only. It should weigh not more than 30 kilos (including the frame) and not more than 6 inches in thickness. The use of liquid, seeds, or any materials that easily decompose is strictly prohibited.
In the nonrepresentational category, the entry should be 3 feet x 4 feet (excluding the frame) and in horizontal or landscape orientation only. It should weigh not more than 10 kilos (including the frame). Acceptable mediums include oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, and watercolor only.
In the sculpture category, the maximum size for the entry is 36 inches in length, 24 inches in depth; and 48 inches in height. It should weigh not more than 50 kilos.
Entries must be submitted on May 3, Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the GSIS Gymnasium, GSIS Building in Pasay City.
For inquiries, interested artists may call any of the following numbers: (02)859-0395, (02)479-3588, or 0929-1714091. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit the GSIS website: http://www.gsis.gov.ph.
Unveiling ceremonies for the 2014 GSIS art contest guidelines. Photo shows VP Margie Jorillo of the Corporate Communications Office and Manager Raymundo Andres Palad (fifth and fourth from left), both of the GSIS, standing beside the 2014 GSIS Art Competition Guidelines along with the officers of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), namely, (from left) John Lisondra, Ral Arrogante, Christina Manansala, Fidel Sarmiento (AAP president), Roger Santos, Danny Santiago, Marge Lim, and Monette Alvarez. The Guidelines were unveiled in simple rites held at the GSIS Museum in Pasay City last March 31. On its 10th year, the GSIS art competition has produced some of the most admired artists in the field of visual arts. The deadline for submission of entries in this year’s tilt is May 3, Saturday, at the GSIS Gymnasium, Pasay City.