Tuesday, October 15, 2013


ManilART 2013, the country's hottest contemporary art fair was held from October 10-13 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig. "Celebrating Variety" was this year's theme which highlighted the fact that the fair focused on talents and participated by art galleries/art groups from various regions in the country, e.g. Batanes, Baguio, Bacolod, Bohol, Cebu & Palawan.

The by-invitation only Gala Night was held last October 9 and was attended by artists, collectors, and art aficionados. Here are some photos we took that evening:

Two works of Jef - Taraw (Star) 3 & Taraw 2 (left to right)

with the staff of Galerie Francesca

with some of the banner artworks

a monk from the Fu Gong Shan Temple from Taiwan, mesmerized by the work of fellow exhibitor Migs Villanueva

Jinggoy Salcedo's sculpture

Galerie Francesca's booth with theme "Between Tradition and Modernity"

 works of Carlo Magno (left), Jinggoy Salcedo (sculpture), Roel Obemio (upper right), Migs Villanueva (lower right)

abstract works exhibited by Renaissance Gallery plus National Artist Abdulmari Imao's sculpture as center-piece

fabulous works by renowned glass scupltor Ramon Orlina at Paseo Gallery

with the family of Mr. Jodie dela Cruz of Bataan. He is planning to build a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bataan and he said it would not be complete without a Cablog piece.

Jose Siy Cha Collection, Philippines

Pre-sold works Taraw (Star) and Mirage were intended  for exhibit at Manilart but were no longer exhibited.
Tony Paner Collection, Philippines
H. Bautista Collection, Philippines