The Kalinawa Art Foundation was established in 2006 to participate and promote the development of the Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ visual art sector in the Philippines.
Modeled more on lines of a social enterprise than a traditional philanthropy, the Foundation makes investments rather than donations, in opportunities and facilities to promote the talent of the artists and their art as a celebration of culture.The Kalinawa Art Foundation, in partnership with the Ta Glibon Ini Lady Art Collective and the City Government of Dipolog joins in the celebration of the Dahunog Festival by holding its 6th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Visual Art Exhibit entitled “Reflections” which will run from September 30 until October 7, 2011 at the 2nd floor, Dipolog City Engineering Office cor. Bonifacio and Gonzalez Sts., Dipolog City.
Registration will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 01, 2011 from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. A total of P36, 000 in prizes will be divided among four categories to be presented at the Awards Ceremony . The categories are: Traditional—pieces based on Indigenous traditional knowledge and/or materials; Youth—open category for artists under 18 years of age; Open Two Dimensional—any two-dimensional medium excluding photography, which can include but is not limited to paintings, drawings, tapestries and etchings; and Open Three Dimensional—any three-dimensional medium, including but not limited to sculpture and pottery.
The mission of the Kalinawa Art Foundation is to build on the inherent talent of the Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines by supporting institutional mechanisms that will assist in the development of a visual fine arts sector that celebrates their culture, promotes talent, develop skills, facilitates training and builds cross-cultural education.
Mayor Evelyn T. Uy is happy to welcome the Foundation again and she has committed to attending the event and participating in the ribbon cutting.
The opening ceremony for the exhibit is scheduled for October 02, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit will then be opened to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October 3 to October 7, 2011. The awards ceremony will be on October 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
The art is also available for sale on the Internet at www.kalinawa.com and at a community sale from October 03, until October 07, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The curator, Ms. Emma Prima, a retired Information Officer of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Zamboanga del Norte will organize the show with the Tag Glibon Ini Lady Collective.
A number of exciting activities have been planned around this event. There will be an artists interaction on October 03, 2011 and a workshop on Mat and Basket weaving.