Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan presents TWICE: Ang INK Annual Exhibit

Ever thought that once is just not enough? Then we’re giving you Twice! Twice the artworks, twice the wonders, twice the story. 

Everyone’s invited to Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s Annual Exhibit for 2015. Make sure to save the date because it will be twice the feast for your eyes!

TWICE: Ang INK Annual Exhibit
December 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
At Galerie Stephanie
Unit 1B Parc Plaza Bldg., 183 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Quezon City Philippines

See you there!
Artworks by Kora Dandan Albano

Critical Platforms to discuss the state of art criticism in the Philippines

Critical Platforms is a forum on Art Criticism in the Philippines. We have brought together speakers such as Dr. Patrick Flores, Cid Reyes, Dr. Reuben Cañete, and other esteemed speakers to discuss the state and concerns of art criticism in the country. This will be held at the UP Vargas MuseumJorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, on October 17.

We invite budding art critics, gallery owners, art management professionals, curators, and interested individuals to be part this forum.

This event is free but registration is required.

Register at:

Critical Platforms is presented by Art Plus Magazine, The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and The UP Vargas Museum.

Panawagan para sa mga akda ng babae

Ang Gantala Press ay isang bagong palimbagang femenista na naglalayong tumugon sa kakulangan ng palimbagan ng at para sa kababaihan, tamilmil na paglulunsad ng akda ng mga babae, at makipot na plataporma para sa mga babaeng manunulat. Nais ng Gantala na suhayan ang maka-babaeng tradisyon na sinimulan ng mga babaeng manunulat sa Filipinas sa paglilimbag ng antolohiya na ang pamagat ay siya ring ngalan ng palimbagan. “Danas” ang tema ng unang isyu ng antolohiya, na ang hangad ay unawain at suriin ang mga kasalukuyang akda at pag-aakda ng kababaihan sa bansa.

Hinihikayat ang sinumang babae, cis o trans, na magpasa ng kuwento, sanaysay, tula, dagli, 2D visual works at mga eksperimental o hybrid na akdang nasa Filipino o Ingles. Mariin ding hinihikayat ang pagpapasa ng mga akdang nasa wikang vernakular, kalakip ng salin nito sa Filipino o Ingles.

Ang awtor ng mga mapipiling akda ay makatatanggap ng kopya ng antolohiya.

Maaaring ipadala ang mga akda para sa unang isyu sa hanggang sa ika-30 ng Agosto, 2015. Ang lahat ng magpapasa ay makatatanggap ng pabatid ukol sa pagkakabilang o hindi ng kanilang mga akda sa Oktubre 2015.

Kataga-Lucena magbubukas ng art exhibit sa Quezon Province

Bilang tugon sa deklarasyon ng pagpapalaganap ng mga akda bilang bahagi ng pagiging manggagawang pangkultura, ilulunsad ng Kataga – Lucena (Panitik at Tanghal) ang art exhibit sa ika-28 Hunyo 2015 sa Luisa and Daughter Restaurant, Lucena City, Quezon.

Tampok ang 15 obra ni Christopher Fernandez ng PIZON (Pintor ng Quezon) sa exhibit na pinamagatang “Mga Pikit na Sugat: Tanghal-Sining ng Samu’t Saring Forever”. Layon ng proyektong ito na ibahagi ang paniniwalang ambag sa pag-unlad ng lipunan ang paglago ng sining at kultura sa Lalawigan ng Quezon.

Sa pakikipag-ugnayang ito, itatanghal ang bawat tulang nakalapat sa mensahe ng mga obra sa pamamagitan ng audio-visual presentation at performance art.

Magkakaroon rin ng libreng panayam pampanitikan at sining hinggil sa pagpipinta at pagsusulat sa pangunguna ng mga imbitadong tagapagsalita

KK Reading Series presents Raymond John de Borja and Tilde Acuña

Kritika Kultura, the international refereed journal of language, literary, and cultural studies of the Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University—in cooperation with the Rizal Library, Fine Arts Program, and Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP)—will be hosting craft talks and readings by Raymond John de Borja and Tilde Acuña. The event will be on Mar. 2, 2015, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 4/f new Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.

De Borja’s talk, titled “A Possible Line,” will be on sincerity, persons, and the experience of time and of place as they compose and are composed through his recent essays, poems, and collage work. The talk includes a discussion on previously published work along with pieces from two ongoing projects tentatively titled “Work” and “Notes for Film Music.”

Acuña will be reading selections from his works Pseudocuments (2013), nihil vers (2014), and its Motors in service (a work-in-progress), along with other selections from previous projects, in order to trace how his practice of obliterating texts evolved from an ekphrastic, quasi-artistic play; to collaborative reflections on layers of meaning-making; and to critical interrogations of ridiculously reactionary documents. The craft talk will discuss the process of defacement via erasure, and how the product of such an act implies certain truths that the source text ironically covers up—incidentally or otherwise.

Raymond de Borja’s first book they day daze was published by High Chair. Some of his recent works are published in Book Watch, Transit, High Chair, Lemonhound, HTML Giant, and Kritika Kultura.

Tilde Acuña (Arbeen Regalado Acuña) is an MA Araling Pilipino student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He received a BA Communication Arts degree (cum laude) from UP-Los Baños, and fellowships to three national writing workshops (IYAS, KRITIKA, CCWW). His visual and literary works have been anthologized or published in Kritika Kultura, Tomas, UP Forum, Ani, Pingkian, High Chair, Bulatlat, among others.

Call for submissions to Paper Monster Press’s Nirvana issue

NIRVANA is about souls going through their life/ lives until they achieve that state of existence which is bliss. Not just about Buddhism, this issue is about the universal truths, karma, soulmateeism, levitation, the freedom of body and soul.

1) cover art with the words PAPER MONSTER PRESS and NIRVANA in the front cover
2) 1-3 poems in English or Filipino 
3) 1-3 songs in MP3 or WAV format
4) 1-3 artworks for the inside pages in JPEG format

Send everything to until February 28, 2015!

Artwork by Javelynj JRamos. 

Call for collabs to Chromatext Rebooted

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions to CHROMATEXT REBOOTED, a visual arts show scheduled to open sometime in November 2015 at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This group show will involve artworks based on, coupled with, or related to words/poems/prose, or any kind of visual art executed by poets/writers, including abstract, sculptural, conceptual and digital works.

The “Chromatext” series started in the early 1980s with “Chromatext 1” and “Chromatext 2” — both mounted at the Pinaglabanan Galleries in San Juan, as curated and participated in by members of PLAC or the Philippine Literary Arts Council.

In January 2007, “Chromatext Reloaded” was displayed at the CCP Main Gallery. It included works by a total of 87 poet-friends and artist-friends of PLAC from here and abroad, and enjoyed strong viewership, especially among littérateurs and students, all throughout its six-week run.

CHROMATEXT REBOOTED will be co-curated by Jean Marie Syjuco and Alfred A. Yuson. Poets and writers are enjoined to express their intent to participate in this exhibit by contacting either of the co-curators, and sending preliminary information on their intended submissions.

Details are to be announced later, through direct, private correspondence.

Call for submissions to the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism


Museum Hours:

Monday – Friday 8.00 AM – 7.30 PM
Saturday 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Entry period for the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism 2015 is now open

The Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. have just announced the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.

These exhibitions are:

Forces at Work, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

2 December 2014 – 28 January 2015 (please note that the museum will be closed from December 18 2014 to January 5 2015)


Project Bakawan: Ethos, Pathos, Bathos, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center

 11 February – 6 March 2015


Pandy Aviado: Fifty Years of Printmaking, Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum

25 November 2014 – 11 January 2015


Images of Nation: Cesar Legaspi, the Brave Modern, Third Floor Galleries, Ayala Museum,

1 December 2014 – 1 March 2015


Propaganda, Lopez Memorial Museum,

6 Feburary 2015 – 25 July 2014

The Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism aims to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the Ateneo Art Gallery to recognize artistic talent and push boundaries in contemporary art practice. 

The Prize was established by the Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo Art Gallery in partnership with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. and in association with The Philippine Star to honor the memory of Purita Kalaw Ledesma, art patron, writer and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP).

For more information you may contact Zeny May Dy Recidoro, Exhibitions Coordinator at or +632 426 6488. 

1. Mechanics for Entries

   a. The winner of the prize will have a regular column in the Philippines Star for one year.  Entries should therefore reflect the style in which the art criticism column will be written. Entry should be no more than 1000 words.

   b. Visual documentation that complements the article should be submitted with the art critique.

   c. The entry must be written on A4 sized paper. The font should be Arial, Times New Roman or Book Antigua, font size 12. 

   d. The entries may be submitted digitally to  A cover letter stating that the attached PDF file is being submitted to the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation for consideration in the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.  The body of the email must include the following information:


E-mail address

Mailing address

Mobile number


Date of Visit (to the exhibit being reviewed)

   e. Exhibit reviews must be submitted as a pdf file attachment with no indication of the identity of the writer on the pages where the article is written. 

   f. Only one entry, an unpublished art critique, per participant. 

   g. Deadline for submission of entries will be on March 31, 2015, 5:00 PM.

   h. Announcement of winners will be during the Ateneo Art Awards ceremony in August, 2015.

   i. Copyright of the works of the 6 shortlisted writers (including the winner) shall be held jointly by the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation Inc.

2. Qualifications of Participants

   a. Employees, whether full time or contractual, of the Ateneo Art Gallery and Kalaw Ledesma Foundation, Inc. are not allowed to participate

   b. Bloggers, defined as writers of online journals, websites, or whose written work is published in electronic social media may join. The participant must not have a regular column in any broadsheet or magazine. Those with columns are not allowed to join but contributors, defined as any person whose written work is published with a byline but not identified as a ‘columnist’ may join.

3. Prizes

As one of the main goals of the prize is to get art criticism into the public sphere, the prize is a regular bi-monthly column in The Philippine Star, with an honorarium of Php 10,000 for each column written by the winner, thus totaling Php 20,000 per month for twelve months or a total prize of Php 240,000. The column will be held for a one-year term only from the time that the prize is bestowed. The prize also includes mentorship with an established writer from the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University. 

Freelance Filipino artists to convene for collective initiatives and benefits

Are you a Filipino artist who works freelance, has no benefits (medical, retirement, housing, death), and would you like to be part of an artists’ initiative to help find solutions to the artist sector’s vulnerabilities? Are you an artist who is employed, has benefits, or has independent means, and would like to contribute to this collective effort?

Please join us in an artists gathering/consultation on Oct 29, Wed, 5pm, at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby. There will also be a talk on intellectual property rights. All artists (music, dance, theatre, visual arts, architecture, cinema, literature, traditional arts) are welcome. RSVP and Inquiries: Alpha Ruiz – 0917 555 3595; Elly Giron – 0917 644 3340;

Please share to artists and artists groups you know.

NBDB to represent the literary industry at the Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is set to join the Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair on September 26 to 28, 2014, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Megatrade Halls 1 and 2 of SM Megamall. This event is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) with hopes to bring together the best local artists in the visual, fine crafts, performing and literary arts and help them expand and promote art entrepreneurship. 

NBDB with its eagerness and effort to help build a strong local book market will represent the book industry by providing an exhibit space for book industry stakeholders and other literary organizations to showcase their products on this activity. 

Gear up and participate in this exciting event where you can witness the exceptional skills of Filipino artists in various fields: music, dance, film, theater, fine crafts and literary and visual arts. 

Halika na at sabay nating saksihan ang malikhaing sining at kultura ng Pinoy!