2012 GSIS art competition on

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, June 21 (PIA) — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is encouraging Filipino artists nationwide to join their art competition and explore their best in conceptualizing and producing new and liberated works.

Open to all Filipinos aged 18 years old and above, participants can submit one entry for each of the following categories: representational, non-representational and sculpture.

For the representational category, it should be 4 feet x 3 in size excluding the frame, and vertical or portrait in orientation. The weight of piece should also not exceed 10 kilos with the frame included. Following the category theme “Maaasahan ng Lingkod Bayan,” it can be rendered in any style.

On the other hand, pieces for the non-representational category should only be in landscape orientation at 3 feet x 4 feet, excluding the frame. It is also allowed to be in Dyptych, an object with two flat plates attached at a hinge; or Tryptych, a work consisting of three painted or carved panels that are hinged together. The weight should not exceed 10 kilos, including the frame.

Entries for both representational and non-representational must be done in generally acceptable media such as oil on canvass, acrylic on canvass or watercolor. For watercolor entries, any watercolor paper is allowed except illustration board.

For the sculpture category, it requires the following dimensions: length should be between 18 and 36 inches; depth between 12 and 36 inches; and height between 24 and 48 inches. The total weight for the sculpture should be between 10 and 50 kilos. Entries should also have its own pedestal, when appropriate; but the height of the pedestal is not included in the measurement.

Sculptures should also be done in generally accepted medium such as metal (steel, brass, copper, aluminum, et al); hardwood (narra, mahogany, yakal,et al); stone (marble, alabaster, granite, limestone, et al); terracotta or stoneware (porcelain, ceramic, et al); resin and other durable sculpture media.

According to GSIS, the entry must be dated not later than 2012, must be an original work, and must not have been exhibited before, revised or awarded a prize in another contest.

The entry painting for sculpture must be signed but must be covered with masking tape prior to submission, to conceal the artist’s identity. It must also be properly labeled at the back, indicating the information/profile of the artist (name, address, and contact numbers), title of the work, medium, size, year and price.

Participants must also submit the following requirements: completely filled-up and signed official entry form with one (1) 1” x 1” ID colored picture; photocopy of one valid ID (for age verification).

Acceptable IDs include: current school ID, PRC/Driver’s license, official company ID, copy of passport, postal ID, SS ID, GSIS E-card, senior citizen’s ID, voter’s ID, NBI/Police clearance and AAP membership ID; 5” x 7” colored photo of the work with the following information written at the back: Artist (name, address, and contact numbers) title of the work, medium, size, year and price and the notarized affidavit of the entry form certifying originality of entry and subscription to the rules and regulations of the competition.

The announcement and awarding of winners will be held on June 22, 2012, Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the GSIS Theater.

For representational and non-representational winners will receive P300,000 for 1st prize; P200,000 for 2nd prize, and for 3rd prize P100,000 and for sculpture – P200,000 for 1st prize; P150,000 for 2nd prize and P100,000 for 3rd prize.

Prizes are subject to 20 percent tax per government ruling.

All none winning entries must be retrieved by the participants or their designated representatives starting July 14 until August 25, 2012 only. Unclaimed artworks after this date will be disposed by the GSIS museum accordingly.

For more inquiries please contact at telephone number (02) 859-0395 or 0929-171-4091 or email to museum@gsis.gov.ph. (ANL/EMR-PIA 1 La Union with report from GSIS)

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