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Unveiling ceremony and turnover rites for the 2018 art tilt

Date Posted: February 27, 2018

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) officially launched the 2018 GSIS Art Competition – the country’s biggest and most awaited visual art contest – in a ceremonial unveiling of backdrop and turnover of contest guidelines and entry forms held on 21 February 2018, Friday.

The opening rite was led by VP Margie A. Jorillo and Manager Raymundo Andres V. Palad (seventh and eighth from left) of the GSIS Corporate Communications Office (CCO) and Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) President Fidel Sarmiento (sixth from left). Witnessing the simple ceremonies were CCO staff and other AAP officers namely (from left), Ricky Ramos; April Grace Marie Lucas; Monette Alvarez; Veronica Olan; Roger Santos; Ral Arrogante; Jo Florendo; Rossini Conwi; Ma. Meljune Aminah Dionisio; and Leslie Anne Fangonil.

AAP, the umbrella organization of art groups in the country, has been GSIS’s long-time partner in the conduct of the art tilt, which is now on its 14th year.

The competition is open to Filipino artists who are at least 18 years of age. The theme of the competition is open to avoid restricting the artistry and imagination of participants.

Interested artists may submit one entry in each of the following categories: representational, nonrepresentational (abstract), and sculpture.

No joining fee is required.

Cash prizes await the top three winners and five honorable mentions in all categories.

Official entry forms and competition guidelines may be downloaded from the GSIS website, www.gsis.gov.ph, or obtained from the GSIS Head Office starting February 23. They will also be available in all GSIS branch offices nationwide by March 9.

Submission of entries is on the day of April 21 (Saturday) at the GSIS Head Office, Pasay City.

Inquiries may be directed to the GSIS Museo ng Sining at phone numbers (02) 859-0395; (02) 479-3588; or 09151351752.