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ASEAN Art Exhibition 2012

The ASEAN Art Exhibition that was held at the Southern Thai Art Gallery in Thailand featured the works of prominent mixed media artists and sculptors in Asia. Art exhibits include the works of “metal and bolt” Visayan-Maharlikan based visual artist Mr. Florence Cinco (Philippines).

Florence, as the name implies brilliance or elegance, is a, if I may, a multi-valued and multi-awarded visual artist. Known in the Philippines as a “full time missionary artist”, Florence have won a number of prestigious national and international art awards. Florence won the Grand Prize of the 58th Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Annual National Art Competition, Mixed Media Category in 2005 and the Grand Prize of Metro Bank Art and Design Excellence National Competition, Sculpture Category in 2004. His unwavering determination and amazing perseverance earned him the Juror’s Choice,at the GSIS National Painting Competition, Abstract Category in 2009; the Jury Award at the Embassy of India, Laos PDR in 2006; the Honorable Mention at the 58th AAP Annual National Art Competition, Sculpture Category in 2005 and Juror’s Choice Open Fine Print National Competition in 2004. A seasoned artist, Florence have had 10 solo exhibits and 39 group shows in country like Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Laos.

A transcendent inspired artist, Mr. Cinco uses intuition, mythology, culture-based self-concepts, microvita science and spirituality to create art. For more please check ArtSlant page global artists – florence cinco – at or florence personal site at

A couple of photos captured by Florence and friends at the ASEAN Art Exhibit 2012.

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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Artists at Work


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Bangkok Art Experience at the Phil. Embassy in Thailand

The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with MASA (Malalayang Alagad ng Sining at Adhikain) held the “SINING PINOY Sariling atin, Pagyamanin natin”, a Filipino artists visual art exhibition  last June 10 to 14,  2012. The art event coincided with the Filipino Community Barrio Fiesta celebration of the 114th Philippine Independence day at the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok Thailand.

 The exhibit featured excellent paintings of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink from  Arao Salamat,  Joel Vedad, Juan Elani Tulas, , Manorainjan Luna,   Raquel Mogado, Ibunsod Querijero, Dr. Sainuddin Moti, Sherwin Paul and Vincent Christopher Gonzales, Antonio Pelobello Jr.,  Ma. Theresa Karla Bugayong, Melanie Lou Del Villar.

The Philippine Embassy website in Bangkok reported that the exhibit also included exposition of the Maranao inspired Darangen dolls of Dr. Sainuddin Moti of Marawi City which first appeared in the Prague Quadrennial 2011 celebration in Czech Republic. Other activities  of the art project were the joint “En pleine art” session with Thai artists at Suan Luang Rama IX park and Art safari in museums and art galleries around Bangkok  The exhibit aimed to promote the Philippine art and culture, appreciate Thailand art and culture, and to develope camaraderie between Filipino and Thai artists by the means of collaboration and interaction (Source:

ARAO SALAMAT, a 30 year old Filipino visual artist/art educator/Philippine art and culture advocate is the founder of MASA and the organizer of the said art project. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, the Philippine Embassy in Thailand, partners and enthusiasts.

Photos credits to Manoranjain Luna and Juan Tulas.

Manoranjain Luna

Juan Tulas and his styro-art works

Arao Salamat and the MASA group at the Phil. Embassy in Thailand

Mano Luna

Juan Tulas Art

Philippine Embassy in Bangkok Thailand


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