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          Eighteen out of qualified 62 online entries to the 2018 Maningning Art Competition were shortlisted and will be unveiled on September 3, 2018 at 1 pm at the Exhibit Hall of the Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts at Far Eastern University in Manila.

          The exhibit sale of the Top 18 entries back to back with the exhibit sale of paintings by past winners of the art award will run until September 26, the day when the grand winner of the 2018 Maningning Award for painting will be announced at the iconic FEU Auditorium. The awarding ceremony will be followed by a performance art entitled Ginugunita Kita that shall showcase the poems of  the late Maningning Miclat, set to music by multi-awarded composer Jesse Lucas. The show will feature soloist Banaue Miclat-Janssen, artistic director of Dulaang UP, with Renato Lucas on the cello and Jesse Lucas on the piano. Special participation will be provided by tenor Al Gatmaitan, FEU dancer Angela Castro, and the artist Nasser Lubay.

          The shortlisted artists and their artworks are, in no particular order,  as follows: Andres M. Catig, EARIST, “Dinadalaw Na Naman Tayo Ng Kaluluwa ni Papa”; Arvin Santos, UE, “Ordinary Day”; Christine Capili, “Tabula Rasa”; Cyriel Cleope, EARIST, “Peace”; Cyrill Jan Mustera, UE, “Sinners”; Deo Carlos Amarante, EARIST, “Longings of the Heart”; Dhan Louie Bautista, EARIST, “Collateral Damage”; Dominic Nelson Jinon, TUP, “Come, He’s Here!”; Harddy DC Santos, UE, “Cover Up”; Jayroll P. Francisco, UE, “Icon”; Jessica Lopez, Pangasinan State University, “Motion of Life”; Jheco Lorica, FEU, “The Modern Throne of Basic Needs”; John Nikko Pelaez, UE, “Beg”; Kenneth H. Santiago, UE,  “Different State of Emotions”; Ralph Lauren Barola, Marikina Polytechnic College, “The ARTstoppable”; Ronald Dulay, UP Baguio, “Balik Tanaw”; Rhicelle Kirk Tabanera, EARIST, “Different Motions through everyday situations”; and Wendi T. Patoc, “Hindi Na Maibabalik Pa.” 

          All artworks are for sale until 5:00 pm of September 26, 2018. Announcement of the winner will be during the Art Awards ceremony alongside the performance of "Ginugunita Kita." 

          The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a Julie Lluch Sculpture trophy, Php28,000.00 check, Miclat book collection, and a solo exhibit at District Gallery Quezon City.

          This is the eighth Maningning Miclat Art Award, held in even-numbered years since 2004. Past winners include: Dexter Sy from FEU in 2004, Melvin Arlegui from  FEU in 2006, Raffy T. Napay from EARIST in 2008, Lance Kirby Yaneza from FEATI in 2010, John Magne Lisondra from Negros Oriental State Univerity in 2012, Niňo Cubacub from EARIST in 2014, and Robert Tiaño from Lipa City Public College in 2016.

          The public is invited to the exhibit but are requested to make reservations at the FEU President's Committee on Culture at telephone numbers: (632) 849-4145 or (632) 736-4897.

          This year’s event by the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation, Inc. is being held in cooperation with FEU President’s Committee on Culture headed by Martin Lopez and by District Gallery. Early bird discount tickets are available, at 25% disount, at all outlets of Ticketworld. Call 891-9999.


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