Judges: (L-R) Vincent Raymundo Alovera , Ann Manganti, Jojo Vito, Antonio Tejado and Runel Reyes
35th Pasalamat Festival Visual Arts Competition
The 2014 Pasalamat Festival which earned for the City of La Carlota “the drum beating city” opened last April 29, 2014. Aside from the grand Mardi Gras parade , Pasalamat Festival also features visual arts competition.
I was privileged to be invited once again as one of the judges for the Festival Visual Arts Competition and for the costume category during the grand parade.
The Visual Arts Competition has the following Categories: ROLLO Y PINTA ( Scroll Painting-Elementary and Open Category) ; MUNECO VISTUARIO (On the Spot Doll Design Contest, Male and Female Category) and ; PINTORA Y CUADRO ( On-the Spot Painting Contest – Open Category)
For 3 years of judging in a row, I have seen the significant improvement in most of the entries every year– making our role as judges more challenging.
ROLLO Y PINTA (SCROLL PAINTING CONTEST)
One of the most challenging category to judge is the scroll painting constest. First there are 20 beautiful entries ; second all huge scrolls were hanged in the public plaza and we have to judge under the heat of the sun. The theme for this years; scroll painting contest is “ Pasalamat Festival and Harvest”.
There was a category also for the elementary school students. Its quite amazing to see how the elementary students can come with such wonderful composition and artistry on large pieces of scrolls. I cannot mention the winners yet as of this writing. All winners will be named on Sunday during the highlights of the the 35th Pasalamat Festival.
MUNECO VISTUARIO (On the Spot Doll Design Contest, Male and Female Category)
Another exciting Visual Arts competition at the the 35th pasalamat Festival is the on the Spot Doll Design Contest. In this contest, participants were given dolls and they have to dress up these dolls based on the theme “Diwata”. There were 17 entries for the Female Dolls Category while there were 4 entries for the male dolls category.
PINTORA Y CUADRO ( On-the Spot Painting Contest – Open Category)
For the painting contest there were 21 entries . All entries work around the theme “Mga Kasapatan”.
Judging from the three major categories in the 35th Pasalamat Festival Visual Arts Competition, made me feel that it wouldn’t be surprising that in due time many names in the field of visual arts will just be known from the City of La Carlota.
Watch out for my article for the Pasalamat Festival Mardi Gras dance parade this Sunday.:) Happy Fiesta La Carlota!!!