Art Auction: a response to a catastrophe?
The eruption of the Taal volcano near the populated and highland city of Tagaytay, Philippines caught everyone by surprise! In a flash, businesses closed and hundreds of families left their homes as the sky cried ashes. The 12th day of the new year proved to be grim. Friends and staff of Artletics were there to experience and witness this catastrophe unfold firsthand. While fear and anxiety arose for what the future held for the emerging organization, losing hope and losing sight of the power of art was not an option—so they got to work.
Inviting over a hundred artists to participate in an art auction, the team was able to raise funds to aid the affected families from the eruption. The exhibit was held in February 1, 2020 with the Saturday at the Art Cube Gallery, 2nd floor, Building B, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City where eighty-eight renowned and up-and-coming artists donated artworks for the auction and raffle. All proceeds raised were used to provide the essential needs including food and hygiene kits of evacuees in Cavite and in Batangas.
The contributing artists in this initiative include Aiya Balingit, Alee Garibay, Alexis marga, An Tolentino, Anab Roa, Arnica Cantilado, Babylyn Fajilagutan, Bam Garibay, Chad Montero, Christian Culangan, Ciane Xavier, Ciron Ceneres, Dale Erispe, Dave Alcon, Delmo, Demetrio Dela Cruz, Doctor Karayom, Don Bryan Bunag, Don Djerassi Dalmacio, Edmond Rivera, Emard Canedo, Erick Villaruz, Erwin Capili, Gean Brix Garcia, Genavee Lazaro, Gian Miroe, Glecy Alberto, Iggy Rodriguez, Issay Rodriguez, Jaime Gubaton, Jason Delgado, Jayme Lucas, Jayvee David, Jet Valencia, Johanna Helmuth, Joebert Gayoma, Joen Sudlon, John Lawrence Canto, John Marin, John Nabor, Jonathan Dangue, Jonathan Madeja, Juan Alcazaren, Justin Vital, Kiko Capile, Lance Gomez, Leeroy new, Lendl Arvin, Lino Jamisola, Little Wing Luna, Lymuel Bautista, Mac Valdezco, Manny Garibay, Maria Francesa Adrianne Juarez, Mary Ann Jimenez Salvador, Marry Claudia Palag, Matthew Teh, Max Balatbat, Melvin Culaba, Michael Villagante, Mischa, Nina Garibay, Oddin Sena, Otto Neri, Paola Germar, Paul John Cabanalan, Pete Jimenez, Poeleen Alvarez, Prudencio Lamarozza, Raha Rodriguez, Riel Hilario, Roger Mond, Ron Cayas, Ronald Rodriguez, Ronson Culibrina, Ryan Jara, Ryan Rubio, Sarah Geneblazo, and Teo Esguerra.