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With the banner theme of NCCA’s 2023 National Art Month being "Ani ng Sining, Bunga ng Galing", students used their artistic capabilities to show their pride in our culture as Filipinos through this art competition, “Mga Obra ng Ating Kultura”. This encouraged the students to dig deep into their roots and history, and allowed them to discover and understand the talent that a Filipino can hold.


We welcome you to our online art exhibit, showcasing the work that our fellow Sining Gang members have worked on!

The piece depicts a Pilipino woman with long black hair wearing a traditional blue saya dress blending in with her skin and the background in an attempt to replicate an abstract oil painting-like style within a digital medium. Half the woman’s face is covered with a mask usually seen in Maskara Festivals celebrated in Bacolod City. Two fabric patterns weave around her body and the canvas, the red one is inspired by Yakan fabric patterns, while the pattern on her hair is inspired by T’boli patterns.

Alexa Izadora Allera

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The piece has its very own title "Pagtahi ng Kulturang Pilipino". It was inspired by the message that there is so much more to being a Filipino than just our flag. The artwork depicts history, the environment, as well as clothing. At the center of the piece, is a seamstress, Marcela Agoncillo who is known in history as the ‘Mother of the Philippine Flag’. The woman wears an elegant white filipiniana. On the left side filled with cool bluish hues, the Mayon Volcano of Albay, Bicol is seen. On the right side filled with warm reddish hues, is a resident of the ethnic group, Ifugao, showcasing the colorful patterns found on their attire and the spears they

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possess. On the other hand, the white hue on the back displays the Banaue Rice Terraces, carved into the mountains of Banaue, Ifugao by the ancestors of the Igorot people.

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Valerie Jane Elejedo

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