Sold Out! Flowers for Feathers : Art Fund for the Philippine Eagle

All the flowers have found its homes. 

Kadayawan couldn't be merrier for the art collectors, artists and most specially, the Philippine eagles. 

All 17 artworks of  the Flowers for Feathers: Art Fund for the Philippine Eagle donated by Davao artists have been sold in 2 weeks from the opening of the online gallery on July 31, 2021.

Believing in a cause, 11 Davao artists generously donated their time and artworks to an art fund project that will benefit the breeding program of the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC).  

The mating season of the Philippine eagles coincides with the Kadayawan Festival season of Davao. The PEC is the only conservation breeding facility for the Philippine Eagle in the world.

The Philippine eagle is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with an estimated number of only 400 pairs left in the wild. They take 5-7 years to sexually mature and the female only lays a single egg every two years. They wait for their offspring to make it on their own (usually within two years) before producing another offspring.

Maintenance of the bird sanctuary is sustained by gate receipts. However, the indefinite closures during the pandemic has put guest visits to a halt. The PEC is seeking the help of the public to donate or take part in the ongoing online programs.

Sharing their time and talent, 11 Davao artists donated their artworks depicting one of the highlights of the Kadayawan: flowers. 

The Philippine Eagle Foundation extend its heartfelt gratitude to the Davao artists Lito Pepito, Anthony Serafin, Brando Cedeño, Anna Cedeño, Arnel Villegas, Saldy Mascardo, Jing Rabat, MeAn Guinoo, Otoi Mercado, Vanessa Ong, and Benjie Yu, and to the collectors.