An art exhibit on plants has been lined up for this year’s Ibagiw Creative Festival happening in November 2020. The organizers and curatorial team are calling on Baguio-based artists for contributions to the art show which is among the activities in the Art in Sunshine Park event.
Organized collectively by the University of the Philippines Baguio, the Cordillera Regional Office of the Department of Tourism (DOT-CAR), Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective, Inc. (BACCI), and Pasakalye Group of Artists (PGA), Art in Sunshine Park will offer various activities such as:
- Live music
- Crafts-making demonstrations
- On-the-spot painting
- Art exhibit
Among the events of the 2020 Ibagiw festival which is dubbed as a “community celebration of culture that defines us, art that inspires us, and nature that heals us,” Art in Sunshine Park will be held on November 20-23 and 27-30, 2020.
“There is Still Life” Art Exhibition
Art in Sunshine Park will include an art exhibition called “There is Still Life.” The exhibit will feature artworks depicting the subject of plants in the still-life genre. Conceptualized as an homage to plants and their importance to human life, the exhibit is intended for open contributions of works from Baguio-based artists. Artworks included in this curated show will be for sale. For logistical considerations, specifications for contribution entries as well as terms on the sale of the works have been set.
Interested participants are requested to submit clear photos of their works by email before November 11, 2020, 6:00 PM to:
Furthermore, details and updates are posted on the pages:
The submitted works will be evaluated and selected by a curatorial team composed of PGA’s president, Ms. Maricar Docyogen, and UP Baguio Fine Arts faculty members, Prof. Joseph Andrew Carvajal and Prof. Fara Manuel-Nolasco.
In addition, works from among the submissions which are the best expressions of the theme will be included in the exhibit and sale. The following wall-bound artworks are welcome:
- Mixed media on canvas, wood, or paper
Also, the exhibition is open to different styles and forms including:
- Flat illustrations
- As well as simplification and stylization provided that the subjects are still perceptible, in keeping with the traditions of representational art and still life.
Emphasizing the format of art-in-the-park, “There is Still Life” aims to encourage contemplation on flora, “these silent living things that can benefit us in many ways” as the curators put it. Following the play of words of the title, the exhibit concepts also give messages of hope and life as well as of discernment and persistence. Designed to focus on the relationship between plants, gardening, the pandemic, and faith in humanity, the curated exhibit is intended to be “a reminder for us to press on as calmly as the plants.”
Among the activities to offer an opportunity for the public to “breathe inspiration” and “breathe in Baguio” as the Ibagiw Creative Festival puts it, the plants trending or otherwise may be expected in this art exhibition. The annual festival is among the initiatives in line with Baguio City’s status as a UNESCO Creative City.
For updates on Art in Sunshine Park
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Source: UP Baguio Press Release