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Ebb and Flow

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“Life is the constant ebb and flow of holding on and letting go.”

-Esther EsteyEbb and flow invitation

Ebb and flow is the natural rhythm of life. It is constant flux, a movement of tensions, of complements. EBB and FLOW is the title of the three women art exhibit of Tessa Mendoza, Tina Gonzales, and Tessa Alindogan. Each artist displays a singular ability, a distinct style on her own. But when combined, the works become an even more powerful canvas of colors, movements, and contours. For the first time, these three talented and up-and-coming artists teamed-up in a one night only event.Ebb and Flow Tessa Mendoza TEssa Alindogan Tina gonzales

Coming from her first and highly successful solo exhibit, Gracia, held last November 2014, Tessa Mendoza showcased a collection of her earlier works. These range from sketches to paintings that when viewed collectively presents a visual narrative of the artist she is today. It is in looking back that she is able to continuously evolve as an artist to move forward.Ebb and Flow Tessa Mendoza 3

Ebb and Flow was the first exhibit for Tina Gonzales. As a long time collector and art dealer, Tina has always taken an interest in painting. Two years ago, a couple of life-changing events led to a period of prolific creativity that birthed the artist that was always veiled within. Her works are mostly colorful, contemporary, figurative paintings that depict scenes from everyday life that have impressed themselves upon the artist.Ebb and Flow Tina Gonzales

Tessa Alindogan, distinguished as an interior designer, began painting in 2004. What was borne out of necessity (she needed a big painting for her condo) eventually became a calling as demand for her work grew.Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 12

She held her first solo exhibit in 2011. Her works are abstracts that are both elegant and dramatic. As an interior designer, Tessa believes that she has a natural instinct for what paintings would go well in people’s homes or offices.

Early Beginnings

Tessa Mendoza

Tessa discovered her love for art at a young age. She describes herself as a self-taught artist who began by creating doodles and caricatures on her notebooks in school. As a result, her teachers recommended art classes to her mother.

Tessa Mendoza_ Ebb and FlowIn 1986 Tessa began to paint earnestly. She subsequently participated in a joint exhibit entitled Nuances. A year after her foray into the art scene in the Philippines, Tessa got married and her career as a budding artist took a backseat to her role as wife, and soon enough, mother to four children

Over twenty years later, Tessa’s passion for her craft was reignited. This journey of rediscovering the artist within reached its full expression in her first solo exhibit, Gracia, where Tessa debuted as a full fledged artist in a sold out show in 2014. Ebb and Flow Tessa Mendoza5Tessa Medoza Ebb and Flow (2) Tessa Medoza Ebb and Flow (3) Tessa Medoza Ebb and Flow (1)Tessa’s work is informed by a faith that transcends the everyday: “Mine is but the hand that wields brush to canvas; it is Christ’s abounding grace that inspires, conjures, creates and blesses.” Her works are an invitation to the viewers to experience a non-verbal, personal conversation through tactile abstractions that speak to the soul.

Tina Gonzales

For as long as she can remember, Tina always had a passion for drawing. In school, she would not take notes, but would continuously doodle on her notebooks. While she wanted to pursue her interest in art through formal study, her parents thought it best that she undertake more practical subjects in school. Hence, she majored in Engineering.

Tina Gonzales_Ebb and FLowEbb and Flow Tina Gonzales 1Once, Tina took up a painting course in Ayala Museum given by Stella Roxas. She completed her first painting in 30 minutes. Her teacher was surprised at her output, especially since she did not take up any formal art classes. However, Tina did not pursue painting as she was caught up in day-to-day living. She began collecting art instead. As her collection grew, she also began to deal in art.Ebb and Flow Tina Gonzales 3Tina Gonzales Ebb and Flow (2) Tina Gonzales Ebb and Flow (1)  Two years ago, life-changing events led Tina to take up painting once again. She rediscovered her first love, that is, drawing. She also found an outlet for the outpouring of her ever changing moods, passions, and emotions.

Her paintings are ultimately a deep expression of hope. The bright colors exude life in all its fullness. Even in the depths of crisis, life remains a tapestry of hope, faith, and love.Tina Gonzales Ebb and Flow (3)

Tessa Alindogan

Tessa A. was always artistically inclined. After graduating from college, she took up Architectural Interior Design from the Inchbald School of Design in London, where she graduated with honors.

Tessa Alindogan_Ebb and FlowEbb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 1She has been a practicing interior designer since 1988, with a steady stream of distinguished clientele and projects.

She began painting out of necessity. In 2004, she had just moved into a new condo and found a big empty wall in her living room. She created a painting to fit that wall and subsequently painted two more for the bedroom. While many of her guests would admire these paintings, Tessa did not really think of painting seriously until a friend, Anton Baretto, asked her to consign a painting in his store, Nest. She consigned the painting from her living room and it was sold the next day. The buyer was Rajo Laurel.
Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan Rajo Laurel Anton BarretoTessa Alindogan Ebb and Flow (2) Tessa Alindogan Ebb and Flow (3) Tessa Alindogan Ebb and Flow (4) Tessa Alindogan Ebb and Flow (1)Since then Tessa A. began to paint more pieces that would always sell out. Finally, she held a small exhibit in Nest in 2011 where all the pieces displayed was sold.

Tessa A. believes, as John Keats did, that beauty is truth. Her paintings exhibit a straightforward beauty; elegant yet dramatic. Her aesthetic sensibility is consistently seen in her interiors, her art, and her life.Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 2 Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 3 Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 4 Ebb and Flow guests 1 Ebb and Flow guests 2 Ebb and Flow Tessa Alindogan 20 Ebb and Flow Tessa Mendoza1

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Assumption High School Batch 1981 for the benefit of the Assumption Alumnae Association (AAA). The AAA is engaged in various charitable initiatives throughout the country.Ebb and Flow AC Assumption beneficiary

The exhibit is sponsored by Discovery Primea, Volvo and Ralph’s Wines and Spirits.

Ebb and Flow Ferdi Salvador

Art in the Park’s Tenth Anniversary

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Ten years running and showing no signs of slowing, Art in the Park’s latest edition is slated for Sunday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati.

art fair logo Congratulations to the people behind Art in the Park

 Lisa Ongpin-Periquet, Dindin Araneta and Trickie Lopa with Rhona Macasaet and Cris Buenaventuraart in the park 2016 Trickie Lopa Lisa Periquet Dindin aranetaart in the park 2016Art in the pArk 2016 layout and particpants Parking Announcement: Parking is free on the streets of Salcedo Village, Makati on Sundays. However, for your convenience, we’ve marked out additional pay parking spaces at the VCorporate Center near Jaime Velasquez Park. Entrance is on Soliman St., near Toledo St. Hourly fees will apply.
art in the park 2016 parking I love meeting and talking to artists.

 I met Sam Penaso A GSIS 2013 Mixed media 1st Prize winner and a AAP Sculpture 1st prize winner. He started painting then did mixed media then sculpture and then performance art. So he does many kinds of art. He was also a 2013 ACCP grantee where he was an art residency for 6 months in NYC  Sam will have Standing sculptures at  ART IN THE PARK Sam Penaso Philippine art Art in the park 2016So happy to meet Artist Pancho Francisco who I later on found out is the brother of Malu @malufrancisco and Tody! @marimelfrancisco Pancho was a trader and book publisher till Art changed his life! 3 years ago he did Book art as a hobby, After one work there has been a non stop demand for his work! It’s my first time to learn about book art and it’s amazing! He uses books and chooses pages with illustrations and cuts them til it becomes an artwork when you close the book. The one in the photo ( bottom right) was made using a book that he published, Without Walls which has 600 pages. He has been doing this for 3 years! Francisco book art philippines art in the parkThis coming Art in the Park @artintheparkph He will be selling only 3 works! It will be a different kind of art – Collage on glass plate. Similar to book art but he uses glass to separate each layer. This work he’s showing is 11 layers. Amazing!! Make sure to look for Pancho’s collage at Art in the Park. More power Pancho!

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Art in the Park had its beginnings in 2006 – twelve art galleries housed in a handful of tents in the sprawl of Jaime Velasquez Park. Today, it comprises sixty art galleries, collectives, and student groups, with an ever-lengthening waiting list of applicants keen to join the country’s first and foremost affordable art fair. Initially occupying only a section of the park, the fair has as well expanded into the adjacent parking lot to accommodate not only the increase in number of participants, but also the swelling number of visitors who yearly troop to the park for this eagerly awaited art event. Art in the Park (2)Art in the Park (3) Art in the Park (4)From its small beginnings, then, Art in the Park has steadily flourished, and will be marking its tenth anniversary this year. To celebrate this feat, Art in the Park will be reproducing signed limited edition prints from the ten artists whose striking artworks have adorned the fair’s postcard invitations over the years, beautiful collectibles in themselves. The list, which reads like a veritable Who’s Who of some of the art world’s most prominent artists, includes: Charlie Co, Joy Mallari, Jomike Tejido, Pete Jimenez, Rodel Tapaya, and Marina Cruz.

Additionally, there will be a special exhibit of wax sculptures by celebrated sculptor Daniel dela Cruz. His work, four feet tall, depict standing male figures, your everyday Joes, some holding metal umbrellas. These figures are intended to be set alight like slow-burning candles, to gradually melt away throughout the day.

As in years past, Art in the Park will be offering a wide-ranging selection of works, from paintings to photographs, sculpture to pottery, all at P40,000 or below. Surely, there will be a piece or two from the fair’s rich cache that will speak to art lovers and enthusiasts, whatever their taste or inclination, and that will be kind to their pockets as well. Visitors to fairs past also know to expect an assortment of delectable food and refreshing drinks, with the dozen or so concessionaires joined this year by 8 Cuts Burgers and Ñ y Patricia, headed by Noel dela Rama, a visiting chef from New York. With the soothing strains of jazz music from Soulful Mood during the day and the spirited playing of The Brat Pack in the evening, Art in the Park promises once again to be the casual, relaxed, and pleasurable event it was always meant to be.

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Ten years ago, Art in the Park was conceived to present art in a casual, relaxed and approachable setting.

Ten years later, judging by the crowds of people in the thousands who have over the years flocked to the fair, the buzz of excitement so palpable in the air, it can certainly be said of Art in the Park: “mission accomplished.”

Art in the Park is a project of Philippine Art Events, Inc., and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of the National Museum of the Philippines. It is sponsored by Barangay Bel-Air, Makati Commercial Estate Corporation (MACEA), Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Alveo, and Globe Platinum.

For more information, please contact Irene Venturina at irene@artfairphilippines.com www.artinthepark.ph www.facebook/art-in-the-park Instagram: @artintheparkph Twitter: @artintheparkph     #artintheparkph

Art Fair Philippines 2016

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Art fair 2016 logoArt Fair Philippines 2016 (41) Congratulations once again to these three amazing women!!!! Organizers of Art Fair Philippines @artfairph It gets better and better every year! Dindin Araneta, Lisa Periquet @lisaoperiquet and Trickie Lopa .  There are a few people that I congratulate over and over again and these three are one of them!  They just keep soaring and soaring, uplifting, improving, and just making things better for everyone.  Dindin Araneta Lisa Periquet Trickie Lopa Art Fair 2016Art Fair 2016 receptionArt fair 2016 13Art Fair Philippines 2016 (39)Kai catering art fair 2016 VIP Collectors Preview Art Fair Philippines 2016 (35) Art Fair Philippines 2016 (36) Art Fair Philippines 2016 (37) Art Fair Philippines 2016 (38)Art Fair 2016 Special ExhibitionsArt fair 2016 Martha AtienzaArt fair 2016 2Art fair 2016 3Art fair 2016 special exhibitionsArt Fair Philippines 2016 (40)  Spotted – John and Pam Santos, Marina Cruz, Carmen Jimenez Ong @hibabycj and Isa Lorenzo @isalorenzomanila -Relax, take of your shoes and sit in this Special Exhibition – In Search of Meaning by Pamela Yan Santos – Fabric and painted wooden letters 2016  Art Fair Philippines 2016 (17)Jun and Cathy Villalon of The Drawing Room – A must see at Art Fair Philippines 2016 @artfairph A destination exhibit that could have been missed since there was just a sign on top of the aircon
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  You will see many photos of what’s inside but it’s different to see it for yourself. Works of Mark Justiniani exhibited at Art Basel -Mark Justiniani’s piece belongs to his Infinity series, and may recall for visitors the work he exhibited for the debut of Art Fair Philippines in 2013. Viewers enter a dark space with reflecting mirrors that simulate the teetering on the edge of an abyss. It will also evoke retablos, Baroque altarpieces prevalent in Spanish-era churches and cathedrals throughout the archipelago.Art Fair Philippines 2016 (5) Art Fair Philippines 2016 (6)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (8) Art Fair Philippines 2016 (9)Art fair 2016 4Art fair 2016 5Art fair 2016 7Art fair 2016 9Art fair 2016 10Art fair 2016 11Art fair 2016 12Art Fair Philippines 2016 (11)  Spotted Geraldine Javier with Chocnut – free advertisement daw :-)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (12) Sari Ortega of The Crucible Gallery exhibiting Arturo Luz Art Fair Philippines 2016 (18)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (20) Art fair 2016 8Art Fair Philippines 2016 (21)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (16) Jia Santos Estrella for J Studio Art fair 2016 j studio jia estrellaArt Fair Philippines 2016 (43)Love this artist Romeo Lee @iamleeromeo I wanted to take his photo and he insisted it be with his artwork so we walked together to look for it – we got lost a bit :-) and found it at J Studi0Art Fair Philippines 2016 (14)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (45)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (1)Art fair 2016 Town and country bank barArt Fair Philippines 2016 (25)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (27)Art Fair Philippines 2016 (29)Art Fair 2016 33Art Fair 2016 35Art Fair 2016 36Art Fair 2016 34Art Fair 2016 35Art Fair 2016 37Art Fair 2016 38Art Fair 2016 40Art Fair 2016 41Art fair 2016 calmaArt Fair Philippines 2016 (30)Art Fair 2016 sylvana diaz galeria due mileArt Fair 2016 fernando zobel Isa Lorenzo @isalorenzomanila of Silverlens GalleryArt Fair 2016 isa lorenzo silver lensArt Fair 2016 salcedo auctionsArt Fair Philippines 2016 (32)Art Fair COcktails Caught in the most fitting artwork for Secretary of Trade and Industry Greg Domingo and his beautiful wife Weng. Who knows one day!!! Too bad this artwork was sold alreadyArt Fair Philippines 2016 (34)Art Fair 2016 15 DOn Papa rumArt Fair 2016 15Art Fair 2016 16Art Fair 2016 17Art Fair 2016 18Art Fair 2016 19Art Fair 2016 20Art Fair 2016 21Art Fair 2016 22Art Fair 2016 23Art Fair 2016 24Art Fair 2016 25Art Fair 2016 26Art Fair 2016 27 His Only Son by Daniel dela Cruz @monicaguevdlcArt Fair 2016 15 daniel dela cruz his only sonOne of the MUST SEEs
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Art Provenance

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Private Art Collection # 2

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Many prefer to be anonymous nowadays so there will be a lot of PRIVATE COLLECTIONS featured here :-)  This is the second

 During the ArtFair, an exhibit at ARCHIVO gallery last Feb. 20. A private collector who exhibited some works of Philippine art that have never been exhibited or seen elsewhere but are valuable. There were around 50 works but he has 750 in his collection! He could have had his own Art Fair!!  He started collecting in 1988.  At that time, he just bought works that he liked.  Fortunately he has the eye and now many are all valuable today!Private Collection # 2 (28) Private Collection # 2 (29) Private Collection # 2 (30) Private Collection # 2 (31) Private Collection # 2 (32)Louie Cordero , Fernando Poe

74 x 60 in Oil on canvas  Undated

Private Collection # 2 (33)Manuel Ocampo , Untitled

55 x 65 in Oil on Canvas Undated

Private Collection # 2 (34)I like it that he put the story of the artwork under their namesPrivate Collection # 2 (1)Private Collection # 2 (2)Geraldine Javier, Oblivious to Pity

60 x 60 in Oil on Canvas 2007

Private Collection # 2 (3)Geraldine Javier , Oblivious to Pity

60 x 60 in Oil on Canvas 2007

Private Collection # 2 (4)

Beautiful!! One of these were being sold in ArtFair at P 5m !

Arturo Luz , White Relief

48 x 48 in (Triptych)

Wood Strips on Wood panel 1972

Private Collection # 2 (5)Robert Chabet, Joel C.

22 x 27 in Collage 1975

Private Collection # 2 (6)Jonathan Olazo, Mediator

 22 x 20 in Mixed Media 1994

Private Collection # 2 (7)This lady looks like Tita Maritess Pineda!  One of the prominent patrons of the art in the country.  I love this artwork!  I think Tita Maritess should make an offer!! :-)

Annie Cabigting, Mesdames

54 x 47 in Oil on Canvas

Private Collection # 2 (9)Private Collection # 2 (8)This collector has 64 works of Nilo Ilarde.  He has 70 if you include the sculptures.

Nilo Ilarde, Guitar

24 x 23 in Collage Undated

Private Collection # 2 (10)Roberto Chabet, King Kong Ziggurat

25 x 30 in Collage 1979

Private Collection # 2 (11)RM de Leon, Birthday

22 x 28 in Acrylic on Paper 1994

Private Collection # 2 (12)Roberto Chabet, Louie

28 x 22 in Watercolor on Paper 1965

Private Collection # 2 (13)Roberto Chabet, Letter and Number 1 & 2

10 x 8 in each Ink on Paper 1963

Private Collection # 2 (14) Fernando Zobel works!

Cuenca 12X13 watercolor in paper 1966

La Raya 23X10in Oil on canvas 1966 and

Iris II 30X36 in Oil on canvas 1980Private Collection # 2 (15)Lee Aguinaldo, Linear # 69

24 x 24 in Collage 1967

Private Collection # 2 (16)Private Collection # 2 (27)He has 14 Elmer Borlongans!  I love the ones that have meaning and personal stories behind themPrivate Collection # 2 (18)Private Collection # 2 (17)Nilo Ilarde, Dismantling the Great Wall

24 x 20 in Collage 2006

Soler Santos, Twigs 1 & 2

7.5 x 7.5 in Oil on Canvas 2012

Nilo Ilarde, Land’s End

24 x 20 in Collage 2006

Private Collection # 2 (19)Juan Alcazaren, Horseshoe

36 x 4.5 in Wood and Horsehoe 1997

Private Collection # 2 (20) Private Collection # 2 (22) Private Collection # 2 (21)Alvin Villaruel, Saverin brushes

36 x 72 in Oil on Canvas 2002

Private Collection # 2 (23) Private Collection # 2 (25) Private Collection # 2 (24)Luis Santos , Skull

36 x 48 in Oil on canvas 2011

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Visit to the Mind Museum

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Last year I was able to visit the Mind Museum for a short whileVisit to the Mind Museum (4)

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With a very special companion – Tito Bert Visit to the Mind Museum (9)

We were only able to do a part of the museum so I look forward to going back to see more Visit to the Mind Museum (8)

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Haha!!  The nurse of Tito Bert being eaten by the whale sharkVisit to the Mind Museum (1)

Love this :-)Visit to the Mind Museum (10)

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The Mind Museum is a well-anticipated, world class Science museum in the Philippines. Log on to know more about the amazing science galleries and exhibits.

The Mind Museum is a well-anticipated, world class Science museum in the Philippines. Log on to know more about the amazing science galleries and exhibits.

Visiting Fernando Amorsolo’s Ancestral Home

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Last December, we went to visit the ancestral home of Fernando Amorsolo.  Thanks to my Tita Tess for taking me alongVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (1)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (4)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (3)No one lives here anymoreVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (2)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (31)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (30)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (5) There are so many photos, unclaimed works, unfinished works, memorabilia etc.  They are hoping one day to have a proper museum so more people can appreciate all of these
Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (29)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (13)The children of AmorsoloVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (12)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (11)Love this portrait of a child Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (14)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (15)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (19)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (20) Fernando Amorsolo was the First National Artist of the Philippines. This is a photo of his medalVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (33)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (17)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (18)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (16)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (21)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (23)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (24)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (22) For me, this is the most valuable frame in the home of Fernando Amorsolo. This is the photo he used to paint my Lola’s portrait which now sits in her home. Gliceria Rustia Tantoco. Beside the photo are his notes about Lola and details of the jewelry on her hand. Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (6)This is the actual paintingVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral_Home (1)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral_Home (3)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (7)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (8)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (9) My Lola was very particular about what jewelry she would wear for the portrait so Amorsolo knew that so he made sure of its detailsVisiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (10)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral_Home (2)  His best friend was also a National Artist for sculpture, Guillermo Tolentino. This is a  photo with Guillermo Tolentino and the portrait of Tolentino which Amorsolo painted and gave to him. Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (25) The bust on the other hand was made by Tolentino of Armorsolo which he gave to him Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (26)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (27)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (28)Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (34) I’m so happy Tita Tess @tokietan2 took me with her to visit the home of Fernando Amorsolo. Beside it is the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art foundation Inc. with Sylvia Lazo ( daughter) as President and her son Nandy as Vice President. Sylvia is the official authenticator even before the foundation was set up with Nandy as co authenticator. Nandy is now working on documenting everything. Amorsolo had two wives and a lover so he has a total of 20 children. Sylvia is 1 of 8 children from the second wife after the first wife died.Visiting Fernando Amorsolo's Ancestral Home (32)

You can visit the ancestral home by calling the foundation office

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Private Art Collection

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Visited this beautiful home and admiring the art collection!!!  We used to stay here when we were kids and I remember we used to get scared of the “santos” and the figures around the house but now we look at them in a different way and appreciate them :-)Private Art Collection  (17)Private Art Collection  (18)Private Art Collection  (19)Private Art Collection  (20) My favourite is in the courtyard – Nora Aunor in the movie Himala by Gerry Leonardo. Elsa deep in prayer and kneeling in front of a withered treePrivate Art Collection  (22)Private Art Collection  (21)Private Art Collection  (23)Private Art Collection  (24)Private Art Collection  (16)Private Art Collection  (15)Private Art Collection  (14)Private Art Collection  (13)Private Art Collection  (12)Private Art Collection  (11)Private Art Collection  (10)Private Art Collection  (8)Private Art Collection  (9)Private Art Collection  (6)Private Art Collection  (7)Private Art Collection  (5)Private Art Collection  (2)Private Art Collection  (3)Private Art Collection  (4)Private Art Collection  (1)

Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino

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 Toots came back to Manila from New York City in 2011 and started teaching Cancer patients from Carewell. Now she does it as a career and conducts classes and workshops to groups. She does what she does best – art – and how fortunate that she can share this gift with others.

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  We had a Photo Transfer Technique workshop Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (16) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (10) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (1) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (19)  Photo transfer technique by Toots Magsino @toots_collage We all enjoyed an afternoon of learning a new way to enjoy art and share art through the process of photo transfer. Art is therapeutic and Art is fun Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (20) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (4) Prayer first by Sr Yvonne :-)Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (3) We had to bring coloured photocopies of our photosPhoto Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (6) Teachers pets!!!  Jeanne and Lills!! haha!!Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (8) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (5) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (9) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (7) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (2) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (11) Happy students with their worksPhoto Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (13) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (15) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (12) Merienda :-)Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (21) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (22) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (23)  What a fun way To celebrate Valentine’s with the B’sPhoto Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (14) She has an upcoming workshop!  Contact her via email
tootsmagsino@gmail.com or cell +63 920 964 7913 or visit @toots_collage www.tootsmagsino.com Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (17) Photo Transfer Technique by Toots Magsino (18)

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