We are a group of women artists from the Philippines having ethical manners, high self-esteem, strong yet feminine qualities, exuding class, self-respect and dignity. We have high regard for inner happiness, trustworthiness and we are also domestic goddesses on our own right. Truly Women of Substance, the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines is Read More →

Fidel Sarmiento Photo

Fidel Sarmiento breathes art. Yet his whole being is wired to AAP. Having watched him all these 12 years, that commitment to the association he remarkably displayed is undisputed to this very day. I saw him taught kids and I saw how every artwork metamorphosed. It was exceptional. Seeing every child’s artwork progressed to its Read More →


“That was the heyday”, according to Lia Torralba, as she talked about the euphoric state brought by the EDSA revolution. This was when the overture of global limelight galvanized “People Power” as ours, and in the process shook the senses of every thinking Filipino. In the art front, it was one great neutralizer. For men, Read More →

Lemurian Labyrinth

Brutally frank. If there’s one thing I should describe Buds Convocar, it’s that, brutally frank. Armed with years of endeavours as an artist, a vast armory of knowledge as an educator, and a bona fide involvement as an art group leader, he should know very well where he is coming from. By contrast, the interview Read More →

WIki nude

The following is a 2008 article by Jane Arrieta Ebarle.   Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” is one of the living masterpieces which propelled nudity in the renaissance period not only as a “symbol of divine art but the birth of the Female Nude”. His Venus was one of the glorious masterpieces which cut across Read More →