Aspiring artists gather at national art competition

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    From top: Keana Jiang, Julia Gabrielle San Juan, Roland Jude Gellang, Daphne Elizabeth Dira, Priya Nelly Atheena Tan, Ervin Cedric Uy, and Judy Kwag
    From top: Keana Jiang, Julia Gabrielle San Juan, Roland Jude Gellang, Daphne Elizabeth Dira, Priya Nelly Atheena Tan, Ervin Cedric Uy, and Judy Kwag

    A total of 278 aspiring Picassos, little Da Vincis, Amorsolos, Manansalas and Michaelangelos with a single dream gathered together at the recently concluded Global Art Philippines National Art Competition 2019 held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig City.

    Seven were adjudged grand champions, automatically earning a spot as Philippine representatives to the Global Arts International Level Competition to be held in Singapore on December 1, 2019.

    Participants are current students of Global Art Philippines and are the best among Global Art branches in Ortigas, San Juan, Del Monte-Quezon City, Makati, Serendra, Alabang, Binondo, Ycaza-Manila, Fun Ranch-Pasig, New Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, Davao, and General Santos City.

    Paintbrush meets perfection

    “This year’s theme was My Appreciation because we wanted our young artists to translate into visual art their appreciation of God, their family, friends, nature, technology, and the quality of their lives in general,” said Yenny Saw, Global Arts Philippines Country Manager.

    The competition had two major categories based on the genre or the medium used: Creative Drawing and Painting.

    The winners in Creative Drawing are Category A: 4 to 6 years old: Grand Champion- Daphne Elizabeth Dira of Makati; Category B: 7-9 years old: Grand Champion- Judy Kwag of Cebu; Category C: 10-12 years old: Grand Champion- Ervin Cedric Uy of Del Monte; Category : 13-18 years old: Grand Champion- Priya Nelly Atheena Tan of Manila.

    Meanwhile, the following were declared winners in the Acrylic Painting Category: Category 1: 7-9 years old: Grand Champion: Keana Nicolle Jiang of Pampanga; Category 2: 10-12 years old: Grand Champion- Julia Gabrielle San Juan of Makati; Category 3: 13 to 18 years old: Grand Champion: Roland Jude Gellang of General Santos.

    “We believe that our students need a goal or a purpose to work on lest they do art out of routine, then wane in their passion after a while. This competition was a channel where through which young artists and their teachers are motivated to practice more, learn more, and be better than they are, year after year,” Saw shared. “While the event teaches students determination and independence, it is also during healthy competitions like this that students’ horizons are broadened.”

    Global Art Philippines is a unique art school where toddlers, kids and teenagers are encouraged to unleash their creative potential through world-class art enrichment programs. These activities and programs give kids the opportunity to develop their appreciation for art and hone their intrinsic gifts of exploration, self-expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity.