Art in Island, together with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), held the 2018 Art In Island Mural Competition with the theme ‘Pets,’ which aims to raise awareness on protection and humane treatment of all animals. The competition was open to all Filipino artists ages 18 and above and may enter the contest solo or form a team of 2 to 3 members. The murals were made by 10 teams of finalists from September 4-9, 2018 in Art In Island Museum, Quezon City.
Last September 9, 2018, the awarding ceremony was held in Art In Island Museum. All finalists showed their talents and skills in terms of painting. Their murals conveyed different messages that attracted and caught the attention of the audience and judges.
With these, Art In Island gave special awards to the mural finalists: the People’s Choice Award and the Art In Island Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award went to Edmund C. Andrada and his mural of two big cat friends, entitled ‘Friends Forever,’ captured the audience and got the highest number of votes. The Art In Island Choice Award went to the team of Paula Kaye M. Maglaya and their mural of a big puppy which is said to be its ‘Last Photo.’ It tells a very touching story that made an impact on the board of judges.
The 2018 Art In Island Mural Competition major winners are Jaynard P. Alpuerto (3rd Place), Janey K. Chua (2nd Place) and Franco D. Matucad (1st Place). The third placer Jaynard P. Alpuerto’s mural depicts the animals’ expression of needing for humane tender loving care. The second placer Janey K. Chua’s mural shows cats and dogs wanting to give a big lick and that every cat and dog is capable of love and deserving of our love. The first placer Franco D. Matucad’s winning mural depicts the slowly degrading habitat of our animals because of human’s ignorance.
The 2018 Art in Island Mural Competition gave the opportunity to Filipino artists to showcase their talents, create a community among artists and promote awareness on animal welfare and protection.
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