After its suspension earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Art in the Park, the premiere fair for affordable art, is going online from August 10 to 17 at www.artinthepark.ph.
53 exhibitors representing galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups will once again showcase a wide range of artworks expected to appeal to a broad array of tastes. Prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000 and you may even score a coveted piece for less, you just need to keep your eyes open.
Just as it has done since 2006, Art in the Park will donate a portion of all sales to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.
Here’s what’s in store:
1. All things Richard Quebral
The special exhibit Isometric Ay! lah, lah, land... featuring colorful prints and paintings of artist Richard Quebral. This is in partnership with Globe for the Globe Platinum Hour.
Richard Quebral will offer Art in the Park visitors a rare glimpse into his art-making process through a series of videos that will be launched on Art in the Park’s website and social media accounts. A collection of works from Reena Gabriel will also be available exclusively for Globe Platinum members.
A live auction of Richard Quebral’s largest painting among the five he made especially for the fair (Sunday, August 16). Follow Art in the Park’s social media pages to find out how to register for the auction and the lottery for the smaller paintings and prints by the artist.
2. Jackie Lozano’s portraiture
BPI Presents, a special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, will bring us a virtual demonstration of artist Jackie Lozano’s method of portraiture.
3. A number from Fifth Wall Fest
Also in the lineup is an original performance by Fifth Wall Fest, a group that seeks to introduce Philippine audiences to dance films as an art form.
4. Garapata Hatchery by artist Dex Fernandez
The artist will be creating a special paper mural that he will section into 22 separate artworks which will be on offer after fair visitors get a glimpse of his process via a specially-produced time-lapse video.
5. Kuya Robert’s live art sesh
Popular artist and illustrator Robert Alejandro will also be conducting live online sessions on Art in the Park’s social media accounts.
6. The participating galleries
Ang I.n.K., Archivo 1984, Arnold Art Collection, ART for Space Gallery, ART LAB: Atelier Cesare & Jean Marie Syjuco, Art Underground, Art Verite Gallery, Art Wednesday, Artepintura Gallery, Artery Art Space, Association of Pinoyprintmakers, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Art Gallery, Cevio Art Haus, District Gallery, Famous Artists, Far Eastern University, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Anna, Galerie Artes, Galerie Stephanie, Kulay Art Group, Los Nuevos Conquistadores, J Studio, KASIBULAN, M A G, Mono8 Gallery, Museum Foundation of the Philippines - Joe Geraldo works & Carlo Villafuerte's jewelry, Nineveh Artspace, Nord Anglia International School, Potters' Group - Jon Pettyjohn, Potters' Group - EJ Espiritu, Potters' Group – Sagada, Potters' Group - Joey De Castro, Project 20 Maginhawa, Orange Project, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery, Sheerjoy, Silverlens, Space Encounters, T.U.P Fine Arts, The Authenticity Zero, The Mighty Bhutens, The Photography Zone, The Thursday Group, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Village Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, UP College of Fine Arts, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.
7. Marti Franca
For a complete Art in the Park experience at home, there will be an online musical performance by independent singer-songwriter and guitarist Martti Franca on the fair’s closing day.
A selection of food and drinks and special promos from Art in the Park F&B partners will also be available.
Art in the Park is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines, with support from Globe Platinum and Bank of The Philippine Islands.