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February 26, 2016

Don Papa Art Competition Finalists

The Don Papa Art Competition winner was announced at a gathering last February 20, 2016 during the Art Fair Philippines, inviting all artists who made it to the Top 10, their gallery representatives, and Don Papa Rum guests.

The People’s Choice Award was given to Renz Bautista of Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery for his artwork entitled “Florence of Endeavor”, with a modern interpretation of Don Papa Rum using acrylic on canvas.

Renz Bautista Gallery: Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery ArtworkTitle: Florence of Endeavor Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 3 ft x 5 ft Status: People’s Choice Awardee

Renz Bautista
Gallery: Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery
Artwork Title: Florence of Endeavor
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 3 ft x 5 ft
Status: People’s Choice Awardee

Auggie Fontanilla Gallery: Pablo Gallery Artwork Title: Khan-Laons Kingdom Medium: Pen and Tattoo Ink on Archival Paper Dimensions: 2 ft x 4 ft Status: Finalist

Auggie Fontanilla
Gallery: Pablo Gallery
Artwork Title: Khan-Laons Kingdom
Medium: Pen and Tattoo Ink on Archival Paper
Dimensions: 2 ft x 4 ft
Status: Finalist

Dennis Bato Gallery: Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery Artwork Title: Basbas Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft Status: Finalist

Dennis Bato
Gallery: Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery
Artwork Title: Basbas
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft
Status: Finalist

Henrielle Pagkaliwangan Gallery: Tin-Aw Gallery Artwork Title: Untitled Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper Dimensions: 2 ft x 4 ft Status: Finalist

Henrielle Pagkaliwangan
Gallery: Tin-Aw Gallery
Artwork Title: Untitled
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Dimensions: 2 ft x 4 ft
Status: Finalist

Manuelito Pacquing Gallery: Mendez Big & Small Gallery Artwork Title: The Legendary Papa Isio Medium: Oil and Graphite on Canvas Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft Status: Finalist

Manuelito Pacquing
Gallery: Mendez Big & Small Gallery
Artwork Title: The Legendary Papa Isio
Medium: Oil and Graphite on Canvas
Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft
Status: Finalist

Romilo Nandoza Gallery: Mendez Big & Small Gallery Artwork Title: Untitled Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft Status: Finalist

Romilo Nandoza
Gallery: Mendez Big & Small Gallery
Artwork Title: Untitled
Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft
Status: Finalist

Second Runner Up was awarded to Anjo Bolarda, also an artist of Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery with his artwork “Untitled”, which made use of charcoal, graphite and ink with an intricate illustration of his interpretation of Don Papa Rum

Anjo_Bolarda

Ano Bolarda
Gallery: Vinyl on Vinyl
Artwork Title: Untitled
Medium: Charcoal, Graphite, and Ink
Dimensions: 2 ft x 4 ft
Status: Second Runner Up

First Runner Up was awarded to Bacolod based artist, Barry Cervantes of Orange Gallery with his artwork entitled “Don Papa and the Babaylan”, taking inspiration from
Binalbagan, the origin of the Babaylan revolution which Papa Isio started. Barry made use of acrylic on canvas for his interpretation.

Barry Cervantes Gallery: Orange Gallery Artwork Title: Don Papa and The Babaylan Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 3 ft x 5 ft Status: First Runner Up

Barry Cervantes
Gallery: Orange Gallery
Artwork Title: Don Papa and The
Babaylan
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 3 ft x 5 ft
Status: First Runner Up

Finally, the winning artwork was awarded to Riel Hilario of The Drawing Room Gallery with his artwork entitled “ The Spiritual Landscape of Papa Isio”, an artwork, according to him, came from his dream of Papa Isio. Making use of acrylic and photo-emulsion image transfer on canvas, Riel Hilario’s inspiration for his artwork from Alfonso Ossorio’s the Angry Christ and a playful reference to “talking to the spirits” by using the visual composition of the spiritual talking board, also known as a Ouija board.

Riel Hilario Gallery: The Drawing Room Gallery Artwork Title: The Spiritual Landscape of Papa Isio Medium: Acrylic and photoemulsion image transfer on Canvas Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft Status: WINNER

Riel Hilario
Gallery: The Drawing Room Gallery
Artwork Title: The Spiritual Landscape of Papa Isio
Medium: Acrylic and photoemulsion image transfer on Canvas
Dimensions: 4 ft x 6 ft
Status: WINNER

As the winner of the first ever Don Papa Rum Art Competition, Riel Hilario will be granted a 4-week Artistic Residency Sojourn in Paris, France courtesy of Don Papa Rum, complete with art museum passes, airfare and accommodations, pocket money, and a year supply of Don Papa Rum. Aside from this, his gallery representative will also be awarded a trip to Paris, France and Don Papa Rum sponsorship to their major events for 2016.

Riel Hilario’s artwork will be released as the visual basis Don Papa Rum’s official limited edition secondary packaging, the canister, by October 2016 in the Philippines and all the other Don Papa markets. Upon the recommendation of Stranger and Stranger, Don Papa Rum’s design agency, the company has decided to release the artworks made by Barry Cervantes, Anjo Bolarda, and Renz Bautista as the visual basis of a series of limited edition secondary packaging for Don Papa Rum over the course of the next eighteen (18) months.

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