Women In Art: Empowering Filipina Artists For Nine Years - Arts & Culture

The United Women Artists Association of the Philippines held its ninth year celebration with an anniversary art exhibit at LRI Design Plaza with proceeds to be donated to the Abandoned Women Elderly of San Pedro, Laguna.

By Rachel Le Roux

A well-attended art exhibit opening and fellowship night of the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines (UWAAP) was recently held at LRI Design Plaza in Makati on marking its ninth year of empowering Filipina artists here and abroad, which is critically important in an area so traditionally dominated by men.

Nicolai by Butchie Peña
“Nicolai” by Butchie Peña

On show for ‘nine’ are over 100 artworks by 40 “strong-willowed” women painters who have adapted through this pandemic to sustain lives while being creative,” as coined by Creative Guild’s Hall of Famer Ompong Remigio during her poignant inspirational speech.

Mariza Buhay Ketcher
By Mariza Buhay Ketcher

Apart from being artists, the members also hold other jobs and include doctors, lawyers, educators, bankers, managers, and entrepreneurs.

Painting by Ida Robles
By Ida Robles

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Boundless by Kat Ong
“Boundless” by Kat Ong

Honored guests for the ribbon cutting were Galerya Amalia’s Cid Reyes, Rotary Club District Governor Bobby Tanyag, Creative Guilds’ Hall of Famer Ms. Ompong Remigio, VP Planning of iAcademy College and Dean Emeritus Mitch Andaya, Master Artist Tam Austria, PIID COF and Philippine Heritage Society Board member Ms. Flora Urquico, All star Team, Past President of Rotary International District 3800 Ms. Leny Pagaduan, PIID Executive Director for Public Relations and Professor of Assumption College of Interior Design Ms. Hannah Galang Dumlao, Mr. Peter Tam and Mr. Art Dadivas.

Ode to Dance by Raeche
“Ode to Dance” by Raeche

According to UWAAP President Menchu Arandilla, proceeds of the show will be donated to the Abandoned Women Elderly of San Pedro, Laguna for March-Women’s Month, and plans for a group show and their officers’ induction in September are underway.

WYSIWIG by Millet Sacerdoti
“WYSIWIG” by Millet Sacerdoti

Click here to view all the artworks.

Banner photo courtesy of United Women Artists Association of the Philippines.

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