Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Sneak Peek open to the public

Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Sneak Peek open to the public

See an outburst of fresh talent, discover the thoughts and concerns of todays young artists and learn how sustainable designs can create stylish homes at the 2010 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) Sneak Peek on June 4 and 5, from 9 am to 6 pm at the Manila Doctors College, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Metropolitan Park, Pasay City.

Over 300 artworks from all over the country will be put on display. These include semi-finalists in the painting (both in oil-based medium on canvas and water media on paper categories) and sculpture competitions, as well as the entries in architecture and interior design competitions. This year, MADE received a total of 302 entries for the painting and sculpture competitions.

The pieces offer a peek into the creative prowess and sensibilities of todays promising visual artists, while the design boards of the architecture and interior design competition entries illustrate that sustainability does not compromise functionality and style.

The Sneak Peek is open to the public and admission is free.

Beyond being mere spectators, visitors will also get to participate in the competition by giving their comments on the art works  the style, rendering and the medium used, among others. This is to ensure that the entries are original works and that they comply with the rules of the competition, which state that the entries should have not been submitted in any other competition, have not been included in any exhibit, and have not received any award from national and international competition.

Through the Sneak Peek, we engage the art community and the general public in the conduct of the MADE competition, said Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Chito Sobrepea. Soliciting their comments on the entries that we have received somehow ensures that the entries abide to the rules of the competition, thereby adding credibility to MADE, he furthered.

Now on its 26th year, MADE is an annual competition which aims to recognize budding artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture and interior design, as well as to launch and enhance their careers. The pioneering art competition of the Metrobank Foundation which started in 1984, MADE lists the names of now established up-and-coming masters such as Bobby Feleo, Elmer Borlongan, Mark Justiniani, Duddley Diaz, Dan Raralio, Noell El Farol, Alfredo Esquillo, Jr., and Gabby Barredo, and promising architects and designers such as Architects Noel Tan, Michael Pea, Jericho Adriano, and John David OYek and Interior Designers Marybeth Tabaquin, Jasmine Oyek Sy, Wilhelmina Garcia, April Frigillana and Karina Diana Cortez in its roster of winners.

Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE)

METROBANK FOUNDATION ART COMPETITION NOW ON

Metrobank Foundation, Inc. is inviting all talented and aspiring painters and sculptors to join the 2010 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition, open to artists 18 to 35 years old.   Now on its 26th year, MADE continues to recognize excellence among the country’s pool of young and talented painters and sculptors.

Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña, President of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., said that “MADE carries on its commitment to provide a venue for Filipino talents to strive for excellence, to engage the arts and design community to social responsibility, and to empower artists and designers to pursue their aspirations.”

Entries to the open theme Painting Competition should either be acrylic or oil paint on canvas or watermedia on paper.  Paintings should not be smaller than 18 x 24 inches and should not exceed 36 x 48 inches, exclusive of frame.

Sculptors may submit their masterpieces not exceeding 40 kilos in weight and a volumetric size of 4,096 inches, excluding base. Base size should not exceed 2 inches in width.  The sculpture competition is also open theme and entries may consist of one or a combination of resin, fiberglass, glass, metal, wood, stone (concrete), or fired clay (terracotta or stoneware).

Deadline for submission of entries for NCR and nearby Luzon participants is on May 7 and 8 at the Metrobank Foundation Office located at the 15th floor Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.  Provincial participants may submit their entries to the nearest Metrobank branch in their respective areas on or before May 4. Interested parties can call the Metrobank Foundation at 898.8856 for more information. Entry forms are available in select Metrobank branches or download at www.MBfoundation.org.ph.

Winners will receive a cash prize of Php 200,000 for the grand prize, Php 170,000 for the second prize, and Php 150,000 for the third and special prize, as well as the recognition bestowed for the exemplary display of artistic talent, and intellect.

MADE is an annual competition which aims to recognize budding artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture and interior design, as well as to launch and enhance their careers. The pioneering art competition of the Metrobank Foundation which started in 1984, MADE lists the names of now established up-and-coming masters such as Bobby Feleo, Elmer Borlongan, Mark Justiniani, Ferdinand Doctolero, Alwin Reamillo, No?ll El Farrol, and Gabby Barredo in its roster of winners. MADE celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with the theme “Celebrating creativity.”

METROBANK FOUNDATION PAINTING AND ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION NOW ON

METROBANK FOUNDATION PAINTING AND ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION NOW ON

Metrobank Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Metrobank Card Corporation, United Architects of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, Federal Land and BluPrint, is inviting all painters and sculptors, 18 to 35 years old, and all registered architects, 25 to 45 years old, to join the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) National Competition.

The competitions have an open theme. Entries for the Painting Competition can either be oil-based medium on canvas or water media on paper, with sizes ranging from 18 x 24 to 36 x 48, without the frame. Entries for the Sculpture Competition should be made of either one or a combination of metal, wood, stone, glass, fired clay, resin or fiberglass. A base not exceeding 2 may be used.

Entries for the MADE Painting and Sculpture Competition will be accepted until May 9, 2009 at the Metrobank Foundation office, 15/F, Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

On the other hand, those for the Architecture Competition should be existing structures of completed and occupied, for at least a year, single-detached residences in the country. Each architect can submit a maximum of two designs, which must be original, have not been submitted in any other competition and have not received any award from national or international design competitions.

Submission for entries for the MADE Architecture Competition is open until May 26, 2009 at the United Architects of the Philippines National Secretariat, 5/F, #53 Scout Rallos St., Bgy. Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City.

Interested parties can call the Metrobank Foundation at 898.8856 or the United Architects of the Philippines at 412.6403. Entry forms are available in select Metrobank branches or download at www.MBfoundation.org.ph.
At stake is a cash prize of P200,000 for Grand Prize Winners in oil-based medium on canvas, water media on paper and sculpture categories, and P150,000 for Special Prize Winners in the last two categories. The Architecture Competitions Grand Prize Winner will receive P200,000.
The MADE Awarding Ceremonies and Exhibit is slated in September 2009.

MADE is formerly known as the Young Painters Annual, which was established by the Foundation in 1984. The new competitions represent a big leap in corporate art sponsorship by opening new opportunities for artistic recognition and thus help enhance the careers of talented and promising painters, sculptors, architects and interior designers.

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The Metrobank Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group of Companies. Over the last 30 years, it has promoted a culture of excellence among Filipinos through its various programs notably the Search for Outstanding Teachers, the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence, The Outstanding Philippine Soldier, Countrys Outstanding Policemen in Service, the Metrobank Math Challenge, and College Scholarship Program.  The Foundation also has a grants program that assists NGOs and government in the fields of education, healthcare, and the arts. Metrobank Foundation celebrates Filipino excellence and presents wellsprings of hope in the future of our nation.