Philippine Visual Arts Festival Goes to Pagadian City!

The Philippine Visual Arts Festival (PVAF), the flagship project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) National Committee for Visual Arts, will be showcased at Pagadian city in Mindanao from February 7 to 11. This is a program of the NCCA for the Philippine Arts Festival in lieu of the National Arts Month this February.

Different visual artists from all over the country will gather and celebrate the richness of Philippine visual arts. Various works from established and emerging visual artists will be exhibited during the four-day festivity.

Enthusiasts, children and interested fellows will have a chance to participate in this year’s activities of PVAF such as art workshops, tours, mural paintings, competitions and interactions with practicing visual artists.

Talks and lectures about the pressing issues that concern the artists of Mindanao will also be tackled during the festival. PVAF is headed by visual artist Nemesio “Nemiranda” Miranda.

PVAF 2013 will also be a festival for the country’s visual artists as they exchange ideas and talks among each other. The festival also has a lot of activities in store for participating artists such as art sale, tours and parade, among others.

Last year, the PVAF was successfully held in Angono, Rizal where great Filipino artists came such as National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos “Botong” Francisco and National Artist for Music Lucio San Pedro.

The NAM was initiated in 1991 when Presidential Proclamation 683 was signed declaring February as National Arts Month. The NCCA, the country’s prime agency for the arts and culture, has been spearheading the celebration, initially with activities centering around the National Capital Region until they spread out to the regions. Currently, activities of the NCCA during NAM are held in different parts of the Philippines.

The different NAM activities of the NCCA were consolidated and given a certain format in 2007, coming up with the PAF. Now, the PAF is mainly comprised of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts–architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts.

Confirmed Official Delegate for Paranaque City is Precy De Guzman Brady and Joanna Mae De Guzman Brady.