Self-realization and dedication to one's art can mean throwing off some remnants of the past, said Rosario Bitanga-Peralta, Shell NSAC 1957 winner in the watercolor category. She competed in the art scene at an early age before winning a full scholarship for her Shell NSAC entry "Lahar Country". Rosario Bitanga-Peralta, NSAC 1957 winner, watercolor categoryThis is also true of Davao-based artist Vyankka Balasabas, the 3rd-place winner for her first stop-motion video in Shell NSAC 2015. Mailah Baldemor-Balde, NSAC 1993 winner, watercolor categoryBitanga-Peralta exhorted the youth to refine their craftsmanship and rise to the challenges in the global scene. Study and train on the basics of art, learn art history, and keep up with the world around you.
Source: Manila Times March 19, 2023 04:05 UTC