Marites Olivares Eusoya is a three-year post-kidney-transplant survivor, based in Oton town in Iloilo Province. She’s a 49-year-old mother of two boys, with the youngest diagnosed with slight autism syndrome. Marites Olivares Eusoya and Her Art Her art is quite complex because during her childhood, her interest was in fashion […]

Joseph Benedicto is a product label designer and consultant, an urban gardener and a self-taught artist. Joseph Benedicto and His Passion He has a strong passion for drawing and painting. His inspirations include the works of international watercolor masters Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet, our National Artist Juan Luna and […]

Jancel Alvarez Boday is a visual artist and muralist from Roxas City in Capiz. Some of his murals are in schools, hotels and other establishments in his city. His city in second district of Capiz and in Iloilo. He has won on-the-spot painting and editorial-cartooning contests at the regional and […]

Dr. Melanie Jane Ausan-Tendencia is an Infectious Disease Specialist who encounters microorganisms up close in patients and in the laboratories. She’s a member of the After Clinic Group (“ACG”) and was part of their landmark “Positive Ions” group exhibition. Sheused to paint with words only, but she was encouraged by […]

Joseph Bilan is a native Pan-ayanon, an indigenous cultural community in and around the town of Panay in the province of Capiz. He is midway through his tertiary studies, taking up a B.S. in Industrial Technology, Major in Architectural Drafting, at Capiz State University’s (“CAPSU”) Main Campus in Roxas City. […]

Jonas Mark Siva says his art is basically a way for his audience to know or understand themselves and the world around them. “For me, art is an expression of the viewer’s own self,” says Siva, who is originally from the town of San Joaquin in southern Iloilo Province, but […]

Vincent Bulahan hails from the town of Pontevedra in Capiz Province, but is currently based in Iloilo City, where he works for a bank. He is a graduate of Sancta Maria Mater Et Regina Seminarium, in Cagay, Roxas City, with a B.A. in Philosophy degree. “Drawing and painting were my […]

Norman Acedera is a native of New Lucena Town in south-central Iloilo Province. He considers himself a Modern Minimalist who loves to use mixed-media for his artworks. Acedera is known – among other artistic signifiers – for barehandedly engraving his signature on his stainless-steel works. He has won several local […]

Jimmy Abelarde Jr. is a freelance festival artist based in Iloilo City. The youngest of three siblings, the 29-year-old supports himself by being a self-employed cellphone technician working in a shopping mall downtown. “At the age 20, I tried to be an independent individual to experience how to live without […]


Jan Christian T. Palma, from Miag-ao Town in southern Iloilo Province, is a fresh graduate of B.S. in Architecture from the Iloilo Science and Technology University in Lapaz District, Iloilo City. “Art is a medicine. It allows healing for the sick in all aspects – mentally, emotionally, physically and even […]


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