Monday, April 15, 2013

Sarangani : Meeting the Sarangani's Famous Artist

Ronald Tamfalan and Con Tour
To judge an Indigenous Visual Art Exhibit was a very challenging experience in my entire life. Because Judging is very new to me. I am not an artist but I love paintings especially the abstract paintings since my childhood. Judging is really a different dimension of my experience and I am grateful to Kalinawa Art Foundation and the Bukidnon State University for picking me up as one of the panel of Judges and  appointed later as Chairman. The 6th Annual Indigenous Peoples' Visual Art Exhibit was held last  March 2, 2013, and one of the highlight of events and a must visit during the Kaamulan Festival.

Much more if you meet a humble and down to earth artist who is so respected by his community---the T'boli community.
It was actually a fine experience meeting Sarangani's Famous Artist, Mr. Ronal Tamfalan. When I saw his work (at my back), I was amazed with the details of a warrior painted on a canvass made of Abaca fiber.

I did a little research from the website of the Kalinawa Art Foundation, and this is the brief description of this humble artist;
Ronald is a Thirty four year old member of the T'boli community. Believing in the innate artist within, he has been practicing his art for seven years already. He remembers his first artwork as a child - the face of his teacher painted during a lecture. Being T'boli, he paints to orient people about the culture and the history of his tribe - showing both the positive and negative aspects. In 2003 the year he became focused on art he founded Kinalum Art, an art group composed of artists from Kiamba and Koronadal, South Cotabato. In 2008, he founded the Aton Art composed of artists from the whole of South Cotabato.
Waway Saway band
I also chanced to meet the Waway Saway band, the famous artist of Bukidnon and his band members.
The Higaonon Artists from Bukidnon
With the 2D Category First Prize Winner, Soil Painting, Harold Armecin, title=Kinabuhi (means Life)
(Photo Courtesy : Kalinawa Art Foundation)
The Ribbon Cutting during the opening Ceremony.[Dr. Remedios Barreto, PhD, Bukidnon State University, Ms.Raquel D. Palma Gil, Executive Director Kalinawa Art Foundation and Rev. Father Conrad Casas, Parish Priest Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon]. 

Look at my attire, I was just fresh from claiming my 2nd prize in Kaamulan Festival Photo Contest when I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

This is purely my contribution to the IP community and on voluntary in nature.
2D Category: 1st Price Harold C. Armecin Title: Kinabuhi, 2nd Price Salima Saway Agra-an  Title: Untitled, 3rd Prize Gabriel A. Lausa  Title: Pag-preserba sa Kinaiyahan para sa sunod nga Henerasyon, 4th Prize Raul s. Bendit Title: Tagtamboliling. 3D Category: 1st Price Gerald Saway Title: ang Buhay ni Inang, 2nd Prize Benecio Docenos Title: Tialos: 3rd Price Mary Mae H. Castro Title: Puzzle Pole, 4th Prize Elfreddie Title: Napiling Buhay. Traditional Category: 1st Price Rodelio L. Saway Title: Kutyapi, 2nd Prize Jose B. Castro Title: Guma Daw Subong, 3rd Prize Benecio Docenos Title: Dayoday, 4th Prize Raul Abunda Title:  Manungkaling.

2 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. It's a great privilege and honour to meet such skilful people. Someone need bit fortune to meet though! Nice images mate.

  2. I’d always want to be update on new content on this web site , saved to bookmarks !


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