Friday, September 23, 2011

Ateneo Art Auction on Oct. 1 at Finale


For the fourth year in a row, the Ateneo Alumni Association is staging the Ateneo Art Auction to raise scholarships for the Ateneo School of Humanities, while also promoting Filipino art and artists.

This year’s live auction will be held on October 1, Saturday, 4 p.m. at the Finale Art File, located at the La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

To be auctioned are over 60 major works by the country’s most respected artists (Kiukok, Onib Olmedo, Santiago Bose, Nena Saguil, Romulo Olazo, Danny Dalena, Julie Lluch, Lao Lianben, Gus Albor, Nestor Vinluan, Lynyrd Paras, Rodel Tapaya, Winner Jumalon and Norman Dreo. It will also have paintings by Alrashdi Mohammad, an emerging artist from Mindanao. One of the big-ticket items is a 1974 set of four paintings by National Artist H.R.Ocampo from a prominent collector.

Last year, the auction’s proceeds reached about five million pesos, four million of which went to the Humanities Scholarship Endowment Fund.

The featured works at the 2011 Ateneo Art Auction will be on view at Finale on September 29-30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and on October 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Interested bidders are encouraged to register and submit bids by sending email to Program Manager Nicole Paterno at nicolepaterno@alumni.ateneo.edu. For more information, visit www.ateneoartauction.com. Or call the Ateneo Alumni Association 4266001 local 4688.


[Artwork: Claiming Their Piece of Paradise, by Gilda Cordero-Fernando]

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