Thursday, March 6, 2008

Convocar at 1/of Gallery


Salvador Convocar presents his latest works at 1/of Gallery in an exhibit dubbed "Characters, Creatures, and Critters." One of the only few mixed media artists whose works have been embraced by serious collectors, he is known for a coterie of subjects made whimsical and mysterious with his washes of color combined with archaic symbols and patterns. The collection is a delight to viewers and a must for avid Convocar followers.

The exhibit runs from March 3 to 14, 2008. Call 1/of Gallery in Serendra at 901-3152 for details.


Salvador "Buds" Convocar is recognized as one of the noted Filipino artists of our time. He is known for his paintings, pastels, illustrations, graphic design, and mixed media artworks. He has had exhibits all over the country and was also an art educator at DLSU-College of St. Benilde, St. Scholastica's College, University of the East, and Far Eastern University. He was president of the renowned Saturday Group, was vice president of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) for some years, and is now its newly elected president. Some of his achievements include recognition in the AAP Annual Competition (1992), Philippine Art Awards (1994-1996 & 2001), and Diwa ng Sining Awards (1994 & 1996) among others. Convocar has participated in international exhibits and competitions such as the SOHO-International Art Competition (1992) and the Bronze Dimensional Illustration Competition (1995), both in New York. In 1994, he represented the Philippines at the Sao Paolo Art Biennale in Brazil.

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