Kapampangan wins in Philippine Art Awards

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Monday, April 7, 2014


BACOLOR -- Another Kapampangan figured prominently in the recent 2014 Philippine Art Awards (PAA) and exhibition held recently at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati City.

Rodolfo Torres, Jr. of Bacolor, Pampanga was cited for his work entitled "Ang Anak, Ama at Lobo" which won for him the Jurors Choice of Merit and a cash prize of P80,000.

Along with Torres in the category were Jan Olympus dela Cruz for "Sunod Sunuran sa Haring Araw"; Karlo Olavides of Taguig City for "The Key"; Roedil Geraldo of Talisay, Negros Occidental for "Rat Race"; and Jonathan Salvatierra of Valenzuela City for his work entitled "Bulok."

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Recipients of the Juror’s Award for Excellence and p120,000 in cash prizes were Raffy T. Napay of Caloocan City for his work entitled “The Light Guide” and Marvin Chito Natural of Mandaue City for his work entitled “ Buhay OFW: Ang walang Tigil na Paghahanap ng Di-matapu-tagpuang Langit sa Daigdig ng mga De-kahong Post”.

PAA organizer Bayen Elero said “As we strengthen our community projects all over the country, we truly take pleasure collaborating with the sectors promoting Philippine culture and the arts.”

He thanked the partners of the Philippine Art Awards without whose support, the PAA would have not done its task for almost twenty years.

“Through the years, PAA has maintained its preeminent status particularly due to the consistent support of our national as well as regional partners all over the country, and generally, by the eagerly growing participation of the Filipino visual artists nationwide.”

Aside from cash prizes, each of the eight winners received a trophy designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva and a trip to the forthcoming Basel Art Fair in Hong Kong this May.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on April 08, 2014.

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