Four BS Architecture students shone in this year’s Everyone’s Vision Petron Art Competition during awarding ceremonies held on August 31, 2012 at the Diamond Hotel, Manila. One runner- up and two semifinalists for oil/acrylic painting category and another semifinalist for water-based media painting category, are this year’s winners from WVCST.
With the theme “Lakbay Alalay Para Sa Kalikasan – A Journey of Nurturing Nature,” and focusing on the different ways of caring for and protecting the environment, Michael Pamonag’s entry entitled “Kaligkasan,” won for him a runner-up spot in the oil/acrylic painting category. Hannah Hope Vergara’s entry “Buhay na Kalikasan” and Emvi Divinagracia’s “Nirvana” were also chosen semifinalists in the same oil/acrylic painting category. Kevin Bartonico’s “Green Hands of Concerned Citizen” also landed as semifinalist in the water-based media painting category.
The WVCST visual artists each received free roundtrip plane ticket to Manila and Iloilo for the awarding ceremonies, pocket money, Petron gift items, art materials and certificate of recognition. Pamonag was awarded a plaque designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva for placing runner-up.
The national competition for young and budding artists was conducted in three categories: Painting (oil, acrylic, and water-based media); Photography and Printmaking.
Composing the panel of judges were three National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Ben Cabrera and Abdulmari Asia Imao – along with Wig Tysmans (chairman) for the photography category and Raul Isidro (chairman) for the printmaking category.
The College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) specifically BS Architecture students have been giving honors to the college in many national art competitions. Arel Zambarrano, a BS Architecture alumnus of WVCST and now a full-fledged architect, won the Jurors Choice of Merit for his work “Homecoming” in the Philippine Arts Award (PAA) during the awarding ceremonies held on March 2, 2012 at the Musuem of the Filipino People, Rizal Park, Manila. On the other hand, Tyrone Dave Espinosa, another BS Architecture student, was named one of the Regional (Visayas) winners for his bas relief sculpture entry entitled “ Hinatulang Mahirap ng Hustisyang Bulag” together with Zambarrano during the 2011 Philippine Art Award Regional Search. Espinosa was finalist in the 2012 PAA national competition.