Since joining the UP College of Fine Arts Alumni Association Foundation Inc. (UPCFAAAFI) I have had the pleasure of working with Romeo San Antonio Carlos whom we all fondly address as “Romy”.
Romy Carlos is president of UPCFAAAFI and his patience and dedication to his work truly makes him a very able leader of this group. Having been a former De La Salle University Grade School Art Teacher from 1973 to 1983; and a former special
lecturer at the Communication Arts Department of the De La Salle University, I suppose is the reason why Romy has developed so much patience with his dealings with people – a trait so useful many years after his teaching career. As many will agree, Romy, today, is very easy to work with.
As an artist, Romy Carlos’s artworks have been featured in group shows in the Philippines and in the USA. He has held one-man exhibitions at the De La Salle University, the Philippine National Bank in Escolta; the Philamlife on the United Nations
Ave., GSIS in Manila.
Having been a full time artist since 1984, Romy has been doing commissioned works like the portraits of the De La Salle University presidents and other school officials.
As a leader, Romy Carlos was lead participant and organizer in the “100 Nudes , 100 Years in June, 2008 and in four other succeeding UP Centennial Artists Exhibitions in Novermber of the same year.
Of recent times, Romy was the lead artist of the Tandang Sora Mural at the UP College of Social Work and Community Development; and again was project director of “SiningSaysay” (Philippine History in Art) Mural project sponsored by UP,
UPAA, and Araneta Center at the Gateway Museum, Araneta Center.
In the past, this artist was a member of the prestigious Tuesday Group and the Saturday Group; and today, he is president of Portrait Artists Guild Inc. – a very dynamic and active group of artists that concentrate in portraiture every Thursday of the
As president of the UPCFAAAFI, Romy is very busy with the association’s on- going exhibit at the UP BGC which because of popular demand will continues until the last week of October.
Because of your leadership and hard work, you have motivated and inspired many artists (including myself) to further improve in their artworks as they participate in the exhibitions which you have organized.
Mabuhay ka Romy!