ManilART 2015

Sundae Scoops goes to Manilart 2015 at SMX Convention SM Aura
Last October 8 to 11, Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts has brought to us ManilART 2015, which is the largest and wide-ranging visual arts fair in the Philippines! On their seventh year, the long-time running art fair filled the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura with varied inspiring works of art.

Luckily, my parents were watching the news when the fair was featured on the television. If it weren’t for them, I would could not have been able to attend the fair on its last day! Anyway, when we arrived at the SMX Convention Center, we immediately bought our tickets.

Ticket Price
Gala Night Php 2500
General Admission Php 200
Student Php 150
Senior Citizen Php 150

The price is not that bad since there were A LOT of art in every nook and cranny of the fair. There was even a gallery that lined the ceiling of their booth with lots of art works! Also, there were even Art Appreciation Walks by Professor Torres, in which anyone can just join.

Upon entering the exhibition floor, I was immediately overwhelmed by all the art that greeted me that it took me a couple of seconds to compose myself and to remember that I have to walk towards the booths. And after a couple of steps in the first booth, I just cannot stop myself from grinning like a five-year old (with vegan parents) who was offered a hotdog. And as if that was not enough to make me look weird, I just kept on uttering lots of ‘ooh’s and ‘wow’s to myself. There was so much to look at that I did not realize that I was spending too much time on one booth that my parents ditched me; their reason is so that I can peruse the fair at my own pace. Okaaaay. Anyway, enough over-explaining how I loved the fair, here are some of my favorite artworks!

Artworks

Sundae Scoops at Manilart 2015 featuring Arte Pintura Gallery
Watercolor Paintings and Sculpture showcased by Arte Pintura Gallery
Sundae Scoops goes to Manilart 2015 Arte Pintura Gallery featuring Honesto Guiruela
Sagot sa Dayo’ by Honesto Guiruela and Paintings (showcased by Arte Pintura Gallery)
Sundae Scoops Manilart 2015 Watercolor Collages by Edgar Doctor from Artes Orientes
Various Watercolor Collages by Edgar Doctor (showcased by Artes Orientes)
Sundae Scoops Manilart 2015 Oil on Canvas Paintings from Galerie Anna
Oil on Canvas Paintings showcased by Galerie Anna
Manilart 2015 "Missing Pieces" by Alab Pagarigan from Artes Orientes
‘Missing Pieces’ by Alab Pagarigan (showcased by Artes Orientes)
Manilart2015 'Wedding' (Oil on Canvas) by Amy Aragon
Oil on Canvas Painting entitled ‘Wedding’ by Amy Aragon
Manilart 2015 Sculpture from Mendez Big and Small Gallery
Sculpture showcased by Mendez Big and Small Gallery
Manilart 2015 Left: Sculpture from Mendez Big and Small Gallery; Right: Painting from Art Galileia
Left: Various works showcased by Mendez Big and Small Gallery; Right: ‘Freya’ by Jefrey Salon
Manilart 2015 Mixed Media by Martin Honasan
Mixed Media on Paper by Martin Honasan
Manilart 2015 Oil Paintings from Gallerie CMG
Oil Paintings showcased by Gallerie CMG
Manilart 2015 Various paintings from Galerie Artes
Various paintings showcased by Galerie Artes
Manilart 2015 Acrylic Paintings from Galerie Y
Acrylic Paintings by Manuel Baldemor (showcased by Galerie Y)
Manilart 2015 An homage to Leonardo da Vinci by Roel Obemio (Showcased by Galerie Francesca) After Mona Lisa
An homage to Leonardo da Vinci by Roel Obemio (showcased by Galerie Francesca)
Manilart 2015 Party Paintings from Artes Orientes
Paintings showcased  Artes Orientes
Manilart 2015 Endless walk Hand Painted Laser Cut Out Steel Piece by David Gerstein (Showcased by Bruno Art Group)
A Hand Painted Laser Cut Out Steel Piece entitles Endless Walk by David Gerstein (showcased by Bruno Art Group)
ManilART 2015 Left: 'Walk in the Park' by S. Ilyayev (showcased by Bruno Art Group)
Works both showcased by Bruno Art Group
Manilart 2015 Right: Left: Acrylic Paintings by Pamela Gotangco Independence Day - Paris, France by Melencio Sapnu, Jr.
Left: Acrylic Paintings by Pamela Gotangco; Right: Independence Day – Paris, France by Melencio Sapnu, Jr.
Manilart 2015 Left: Acrylic on Canvas piece entitled 'Thy Will Be Done' by Jojit Solano; Right: Acrylic on Canvas piece entitled 'Tikbalang' by Jonathan Benitez (both showcased by Art Galileia
‘Thy Will Be Done’ by Jojit Solano and ‘Tikbalang’ by Jonathan Benitez (both showcased by Art Galileia)
Manilart 2015 Mixed Media piece entitled 'Aura'
Mixed Media piece entitled ‘Aura’ showcased by Art Galileia
Manilart 2015 Works by Federico Dominguez (Showcased by vMeme Art Projects)
Works by Federico Dominguez (showcased by vMeme Art Projects)

Manilart 2015

Manilart 2015 Painted Welded Brass on Stainless Steel work by Ferdinand Cacnio from Galerie Anna
Painted Welded Brass on Stainless Steel work by Ferdinand Cacnio showcased by Galerie Anna
Manilart 2015 Various works from Galerie Anna
Various works showcased by Galerie Anna
Manilart 2015 Works from Mendez Big and Small Gallery
Works showcased by Mendez Big and Small Gallery
Manilart 2015 Holo Ghost and Steamtrooper 5 both by Ram Mallari (Showcased by 371 Art Space)
Holo Ghost and Steamtrooper 5 both by Ram Mallari (showcased by 371 Art Space)
Manilart 2015 Various works from Galerie Artes Paintings
Various works from Galerie Artes
Manilart 2015 Dream to Fly Series by Adrian Jay Manuel Brass sculptures
Dream to Fly Series (Made from brass) by Adrian Jay Manuel
Manilart 2015 Works from Mendez Big and Small Gallery Left: Fly on the Wall by Vincent Navarro;
Left: Fly on the Wall by Vincent Navarro; Right: Works showcased by Mendez Big and Small Gallery
Manilart 2015 Various Works from Quattrocento
Various Works showcased by Galleria Quattrocento

Manilart 2015

Aren’t the artist who created these amazing?! There were too many works to look at! Of course, the ManilART 2015 would not be possible without its participating local and international galleries! Given that there were multiple galleries participating, the pieces in the fair vary from sculptures to paintings; and the subject ranges from simply appreciating the beauty of the living to commentaries on social realities. I can feel myself overflowing with inspiration all over again just by looking at these photographs!

Participating Galleries

Will you attend next year’s ManilART fair?

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