ATOA

Dumaguete city artists collaboration celebrating National Arts month

Atoa is a collection of transcendent pieces of varying mediums and techniques from 36 gifted artists, who call Dumaguete home in their own ways. It is a product of the togetherness we hope for in our solitude, and the fulfilling feeling that while we are in isolation, we are never completely alone.

The venue

Dakong Balay, otherwise known as the Serafin Teves mansion, is a familiar sight to every Dumagueteño. Situated at the corner of Rizal Boulevard, the mansion possesses a history of Dumaguete unlike any other heritage building in the city.

In 1945, during the Japanese occupation, the mansion was forcibly taken from those who resided in it for their own use. The mansion, which served as their headquarters for many months, did not remain unscathed when they finally left; the Japanese Imperial Army burned their incriminating documents, and the house burned down with it. The arrival of the year 1946, however, was celebrated for two reasons: it marked the end of a war, and the mansion loved by many was rebuilt, signifying the beginning of a new chapter.

ATOA venissage on 5 of February

Walking through the gallery

Walking through the gallery on 7 of February 2021

Artworks close-ups

The Territorial Imperative, a novel written by Robert Ardrey, proposes that humans are innately territorial. For an artist, it is an all too familiar instinct. To birth a masterpiece, an artist must honor a delicate dance; they must be precise in every stroke, smooth in every mold and intricate in every seam.

Happy New Year
Artist: Ben Flo
Medium: video/ digital painting
Year: 2021
A Glimpse into the Future
Artist: Cil Flores
Medium: pen & ink on archival paper
Year: 2021
sold
Fragments of History
Artist: Cil Flores
Medium: pen & ink on archival paper
Year: 2021
for sale

A fragment of their piece alone is a passionate process, thus concluding a piece would be the end of an odyssey. To undergo a process so tormenting only for it to be misunderstood by an unimpressed audience is painfully ungratifying, therefore the fear of an artist to unveil a composition is forgivable. But in all of life’s strange ironies, art becomes more beautiful when it is shared.

White Lady
Artist: Jana Jumalon-Alano
Medium: matte glaze on local clay
(Ayungon)
Year: 2021
sold
Hunter Green
Artist: Jana Jumalon-Alano
Medium: green oxide glaze on
local clay (Zamboanguita)
Year: 2021
for sale
1891
Artist: Phil Gad Sabuga
Medium: pen & ink on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
1912
Artist: Phil Gad Sabuga
Medium: pen & ink on paper
Year: 2021
for sale

When an artist unveils their art, it is no longer just theirs; it will be part of every person who examines it. This art piece will now be a part of the beholder, as much as it is a part of the artist.

The Myth of Midlife 1
Artist: Jana Jumalon-Alano
Medium: glazed local clay from Negros Oriental
Year: 2021
for sale
The Myth of Midlife 2
Artist: Jana Jumalon-Alano
Medium: glazed local clay from Negros Oriental
Year: 2021
for sale

Art is an experience; as each color blends into another, the viewer is taken to memory or overcome by an emotion they have yet to experience for the first time.

Agape Love
Artist: Skye Benito
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
sold
Purr More, Hiss Less
Artist: Skye Benito
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
Revisiting Departures
Artist: Karla Rosales
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Year: 2021
sold

However, art is beautiful not for the myriad of colors used or the techniques so carefully practiced; it becomes transcendent because it is made from an emotion felt so deeply by the artist that resonates with the viewer. It is a reflection of how they perceive the world around them — the very same world the viewer perceives.

Sisa
Artist: Dan Dvran
Medium: mixed media & fabric
Year: 2021
R.V.R. No. 1
Artist: Dan Dvran
Medium: mixed media on fabric
Year: 2021
for sale
Bleak Thoughts
Artist: Shaoi
Medium: acrylic impasto
Year: 2021
for sale
Beam of Comfort
Artist: Shaoi
Medium: acrylic impasto
Year: 2021
for sale
Paingon sa Najandig
Artist: Gerabelle Rae
Medium: soft pastel on canson paper
Year: 2021
for sale
La Luna El Pueblo
Artist: Gerabelle Rae
Medium: soft pastel on canson paper
Year: 2021
for sale
Untitled 4
Artist: Dyna Fe Quilnet
Medium: terracotta, acrylic
Year: 2020
sold

Kabiling Bahandi
Artist: Ramsid Labe
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
sold

Nangantuhoy’ng Kaanyag
Artist: Ramsid Labe
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
sold
Lugar Lang Nong!
Artist: Iris Tirambulo
Medium: oil, acrylic
Year: 2021
sold
Dawata si Dodong, ‘Nang!
Artist: Iris Tirambulo
Medium: oil, acrylic
Year: 2021
sold

And for the art to be understood — to share the same emotion — is an acknowledgement that the artist and viewer share the same skies and the very same seas.

DIVE
Artist: Florenz Dionisio
Medium: mixed media
Year: 2019
for sale
BARAHA
Artist: Florenz Dionisio
Medium: mixed media
Year: 2019
for sale

It marks a year since we have been stripped from being able to be together. As we welcome in a new year — not quite a fresh start, the ghosts of previous year still haunt us — February brings in a sense of normalcy. It calls for us to celebrate what has kept us going through quarantine: art.

Our Hearts
(series)
Artist: Rey Labarento
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
Tiny Adventures
Artist: Kat Banay
Medium: watercolor on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
Peak, Mount Talinis
Artist: Kat Banay
Medium: watercolor on paper
Year: 2020
sold
Dreams
Artist: Faye Mandi
Medium: beads on wood
Year: 2021
for sale

Mao ni atoa.

time-sa
Artist: CL – Chris Lavina
Medium: steel, acrylic, glass
Year: 2021
for sale
Saad
Artist: CL – Chris Lavina
Medium: color chemical print
Year: 2021
for sale
Heartmade
Artist: Alma Zosan
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2021
sold
Thoughts
Artist: Faye Mandi
Medium: beads on wood
Year: 2021
for sale
Pandemia 2020
(series)
Artist: Hemrod Duran
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2021
sold
Pigeon Dreams 1/3
Artist: Daniel Vincent
Medium: watercolor, acrylic on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
Pigeon Dreams 2/3
Artist: Daniel Vincent
Medium: watercolor, acrylic on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
GINAGMAYNG KALIPAY
(series)
Artist: Bragg Namol
Medium: acrylic on tube
Year: 2021
sold
Letras y figuras: SATOR square
Artist: Totem Saa
Materials: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
OUR VISION
Artist: Dyck Cediño
Medium: ink on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
A Century-Old Tree
Artist: Sarah Jean Ruales
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
For You
Artist: Jomir Tabudlong
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
OUR VISION
Artist: Dyck Cediño
Medium: ink on paper
Year: 2021
for sale
For You
Artist: Jomir Tabudlong
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
Page 7: Goethe
Artist: Gab Ferrer
Medium: Soft pastel, poster color and pencil on parchment paper
2021
for sale
Tile Piece: Clearing
Artist: Gab Ferrer
Medium: Soft pastel, poster color and pencil on parchment paper
2021
for sale
Wa’y Sinsilyo
Artist: Jia
Medium: pen & ink, watercolor on paper
Year: 2021
sold
Bahala na si Batman
Artist: Jia
Medium: pen & ink, watercolor on paper
Year: 2021
sold
Letras y figuras: JESBRUSARAM square
Artist: Totem Saa
Medium: oil on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
Artist: Hersley Casero Medium: mixed media on canvas Year: 2021 ATOA Dumaguete Bisaya exhibition Filipino coin 2 peso
TULO DOS
Artist: Hersley Casero
Medium: mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
sold

Taliwala sa Pan….PARAMPAMPAM.Jpeg
Artist: Miles Oloroso
Medium: magazine cut-outs on PVC Sheets
Year: 2021
WHO MAKES ART FOR THE ARTIST
Artist: Earl Ivann Caballes
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
aquata on land
Artist: Ari
Medium: oil, acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
sold
space jane
Artist: Ari
Medium: oil, acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
sold
SURE!
Artist: Alma Zosan
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
escarlata
Artist: Ari
Medium: oil, acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
sold
Pandemia 2020 (series) Artist: Hemrod Duran Medium: terracotta ATOA exhibition Dumaguete city artwork
Pandemia 2020
(series)
Artist: Hemrod Duran
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2021
sold
Embraced by nature Artist: Angelo Delos Santos Medium: pen and ink on watercolor paper Dumaguete city artwork exhibition ATOA
Embraced by nature
Artist: Angelo Delos Santos
Medium: pen and ink on watercolor paper
Year: 2021
sold

Negros-As above, so below Artist: Angelo Delos Santos Medium: pen and ink on watercolor paper Year: 2021 Dumaguete city artwork exhibition
Negros-As above, so below
Artist: Angelo Delos Santos
Medium: pen and ink on watercolor paper
Year: 2021
for sale
KANTAHANAY Artist: Kevin Medium: acrylic on canvas Dumaguete city artwork exhibition ATOA
KANTAHANAY
Artist: Kevin
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale

BAGNUSANAY Artist: Kevin Medium: acrylic on canvas Dumaguete artwork exhibition
BAGNUSANAY
Artist: Kevin
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
I. OUR DOUBTS… Artist: Jude Millares Medium: mixed media on canvas Dumaguete abstract artwork exhibition
I. OUR DOUBTS…
Artist: Jude Millares
Medium: mixed media on canvas
for sale
All in One Artist: Jessica Lupisan Medium: acrylic on canvas Dumaguete artwork exhibition
All in One
Artist: Jessica Lupisan
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
OBT (One Big Tuyok!) Artist: Jessica Lupisan Medium: acrylic on canvas Dumaguete artwork local exhibit
OBT (One Big Tuyok!)
Artist: Jessica Lupisan
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
B4 Artist: Alma Zosan Medium: terracotta ceramic artwork Dumaguete city exhibit
B4
Artist: Alma Zosan
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2019
sold
Coral Artist: Hemrod Duran Medium: terracotta ceramic artwork Dumaguete exhibit
Coral
Artist: Hemrod Duran
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2019
for sale
Coldfire Artist: Hemrod Duran Medium: terracotta ceramic artwork Dumaguete
Coldfire
Artist: Hemrod Duran
Medium: terracotta
Year: 2019
for sale
III. OUR HOPE
Artist: Jude Millares
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Year: 2021
for sale
Sea Giants
Artist: Kat Banay
Medium: Watercolor and Ink, on paper
Year: 2021
sold
Gimingaw Na Ka Nako
Artist: Kat Banay
Medium: Watercolor and Ink, on paper
Year: 2020
sold
Ironmate
Artist: Iris Tirambulo
Medium: oil on canvas (12 in x 15 in)
Year: 2021
for sale

Features:

ATOA organisers:

ATOA artists:


Alma Zosan



CL






Jia



Mikoo Cataylo


Ramsid Labe


Shaoi


Bragg Namol



Dyna Fe Quilnet


Florenz Dionisio


Hemrod Duran




Miles Oloroso


Rey Labarento


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