ART FOR ALWAYS, Taal Vista Hotel Launches First Ever Art Show

Baguio Sunset by Michael Sagaran, 36” x 48” acrylic on canvas
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Taal Vista Hotel also lined up exciting events throughout 2019

Tagaytay City, Philippines — Last June 15, Saturday, Taal Vista Hotel recently launched a local art exhibit titled “ART FOR ALWAYS, A Tagaytay Art Locale Exhibit.” This was in line with the celebration of their 80th anniversary this year with a theme “Taal Vista Hotel, Here For Always.”

Art for Always Exhibit at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City
Art for Always Exhibit at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City

The exhibit, situated at the Lake Wing exhibit area of Taal Vista Hotel, is of free admission open to all guests and art enthusiasts.

Taal Vista Hotel’s General Manager Richard Gamlin shares, “This is our way of honoring and promoting the region’s great talents. And because good art moves, influences and affects how we feel, we are featuring the art pieces that will make the viewers more engaged and inspired.”

Taal Vista Hotel Art Exhibit
Taal Vista Hotel Art Exhibit
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Get to Know the Featured Artists

The exhibit will feature immensely great artworks from top and upcoming artists from areas of CALABARZON namely – Wilfredo Calderon, Michael Anthony Sagaran, Lawton Ladao, Joemarie Sanclaria, Ronald Castrillo, Camille Chua, Tanya Gaisano-Lee and Joemike Tejido. Get to know them here:

WILFREDO CALDERON

His works are described as dreamy, tranquil, truthful. Famed visual artist Wilfredo Calderon creates art that maps out his own perspective of the world with fresh new eyes. He has been a part of local and international art exhibits since the ‘80s.

He is also a member of International Watercolor Society Philippines, Singapore Watercolour Society, and SininGapor (Filipino Artists in Singapore), and has brought honor to the country with his incredible watercolor paintings.

MICHAEL SAGARAN

Baguio Sunset by Michael Sagaran, 36” x 48” acrylic on canvas - Art for Always
Baguio Sunset by Michael Sagaran, 36” x 48” acrylic on canvas / ART FOR ALWAYS, Taal Vista Hotel launches first ever art show

Most of Saragan’s art pieces focus on nature subjects such as sunrises, sunsets, forests, seascapes and more. His creative ideas promote nature plus inspire and relax the viewers.

“I have always been fascinated by the beauty of nature, life, and what makes it all connected. I love capturing the beauty of it in my own perspective, translating and sharing the beauty of what surrounds us through paintings, photography or visual art to sort of satisfying my soul, knowing that in my little own way I can inspire the viewers to have a positive outlook in life.” Michael Sagaran shares.

LAWTON LADAO

Sorbetes by Lawton Ladao, 18” x 24”, acrylic on canvas
Sorbetes by Lawton Ladao, 18” x 24”, acrylic on canvas

Ladao believes that his artworks are not just to be hanged in walls. This passionate and inspirational artist wants a much broader meaning for his pieces. He wants to inspire people to be good and do good, can change perspective and can move the nation to greatness.

Most of his works can be described with joyful colors and graceful figures. For him, paintings could not only consume spaces in our walls but should also consume spaces in our thoughts and hearts.

JOEMARIE SANCLARIA

Waiting under the sun by Joemarie Sanclaria, 24” x 30”, oil on canvas
Waiting under the sun by Joemarie Sanclaria, 24” x 30”, oil on canvas

Sanclaria’s paintings include an artistic narration and emotive actions. Most of his works are always those that narrate folktales, and the delightful scenes rendered with utmost care are situations that we can always profoundly relate to because they had been a part of a beautiful memory from our distant past.

CELESTE LECAROZ

Mother Theresa in Spontanrealismus by Lecaroz, 36” x 36”, acrylic on canvas
Mother Theresa in Spontanrealismus by Lecaroz, 36” x 36”, acrylic on canvas

Lecaroz executes work that’s conventional and more traditional forms of art. The eccentric artist is known for her mystical paintings – but she shared that it’s merely the natural order of things—that creation itself is non-linear, and is as crucial as ever in a genre like spontaneous realism. Spontaneity, too, is a complex creature.

“It is a becoming,” Lecaroz says. “A process that isn’t exactly putting one foot after another. The impulse to do something, to paint, is both an image and a word. It is both a vision that realized in words, that is further realized in a vision. The immersive process is as important as the end-product. The beginning, the process, is as important as the end, whether vision or word.”

RONALD CASTRILLO

Born of artistic parents, Castrillo started to develop his art skills at a tender age. Believe it or not, he finished a degree in Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering Major in Aircraft Aircraft design at PATTS School of Aeronautics. His inspiration is his surroundings using metal, wood and glass element to form lines and curves that people can touch and feel. Interesting…

CAMILLE CHUA

Chua bases her artworks on topics she’s interested in. A proclaimed storyteller, some of her artworks are inspired by mythologies and legends around the world and combining it with symbolism, history, pop culture, and fantasy themes. She’s always been experimental, and she works with inks, gouache, and acrylic. New art method? Expect something new from her.

TANYA GAISANO-LEE

One of Lee’s trademark when it comes to her artwork is based on her frequent travels, most especially throughout her native country of the Philippines. Her technique is most accurately described as contemporary, having a single subject, distinct patterns, and vibrant colors.

JOE MIKE TEJIDO

Hacienda by Joemike Tejido, 24” x 36”, acrylic on treated hand-woven mat
Hacienda by Joemike Tejido, 24” x 36”, acrylic on treated hand-woven mat

Architect Jomike Tejido’s works mostly focus on modern Filipino painting. His mats are chemically treated, then primed with a base layer for maximum paint adhesion, and finally layered with multiple coatings of artist quality acrylic paints. The opacity and plasticity of the acrylic medium seal the pores and zeroes into the network of weaves. A finishing glaze lock in the pigments acts as a tough fixative and gives a film of protective luster for years of appreciation.

About the Exhibit

ART FOR ALWAYS, A Tagaytay Locale Exhibit is in partnership with Sorrell Publishing Company, New York – a well-known company specializes in publishing coffee table books such Philippines Future Legends, an ensemble of upcoming Filipino visual artists and The Philippines Best Hotels and Resorts.

More information

Address: Taal Vista Hotel, Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120 Philippines.
Contact details: +63 (2) 917 8225, +63 (46) 413 1000 or +639178091254.
Website: www.taalvistahotel.com  | FB:/taalvistahotel/ | IG @taalvistahotel

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