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.