Top picks at MindanaoArt 2020

Artworks by more than 200 artists from all over Mindanao was showcased in the second edition of MindanaoArt. The 2020 Mindanao art event is one of the biggest gatherings of artists in Southeast Asia. It opened on October 21 in the middle of the COVID19 pandemic.

“Art in the new landscape” allowed the virtual viewing of the artworks on exhibit at the galleries in the different regions of Mindanao.

From the lot, here are my personal picks. If my budget allowed it, these would be part of my collection now.

(Left) Simula ng Katapusan. George Abaigar. Acrylic on canvas. 36″ x 36″
(Right) Socially Distanced. Mayo Christian Hope Loayon. Graphite on canvas; 92cm x 92 cm. Php 35,000. Gallery Down South

(Left) Rasyon. Donnie Ray Obina. 90cm x 60cm. Php25,000. Tinta Artists Iligan
(Right) Plantita. Melissa Abuga-a. 30cm x 46cm. Hini-GALAay Gallery

(Left) Balik Kayod sa Pandemya. Johnchris Jabagat. Oil on Canvas. 61cm x 61cm.. Php12,000
(Right) Life Through Time 1. Michael Jay Salcedo. Oil on canvas; 61cm x 61cm
. hp20,000. Gallery Down South

(Left) Blue 1. Jeane Claire Vega. 61cm x 81cm. Php20,000. Tinta Artists Iligan
(Right) Little Wonders. Jefferson Cortez. Ballpoint Pen; 30cm x 21cm. Php2,000. Datu Bago Gallery

(Left) Gossiping Ladies on a Straw Mat. Jude Redoble. 38cm x 51cm. Php8,000. Hini-GALAay Gallery
(Right) Boston Sunrise. Marvin Tiberio. 56cm x 74cm. Turmeric, Blue ternate, squid ink on paper. Php50,000

MindanaoArt 2020 is organized by Lawig-Diwa Inc. and is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts National Committee on Art Galleries (NCCA-NCAG) through a grant.

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