"Sa Lapyahan " art exhibit special guest and supporter visual artist Ms. Ivabell Icao-Bernabe (left) and Dipolog City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy  during the ribbon cutting and opening of said event held at the Fumction Room, 2nd Floor, Dipolog City Commercial Building B, Boulevard on May 8,2017 .

“Sa Lapyahan ” art exhibit special guest and supporter visual artist Ms. Ivabell Icao-Bernabe (left) and Dipolog City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy during the ribbon cutting and opening of said event held at the Fumction Room, 2nd Floor, Dipolog City Commercial Building B, Boulevard on May 8,2017 .

DSC_0331A total of 28 local artists and 12 photograph enthusiasts received their Certificates of Appreciation from Ms. Ivabelle Icao-Bernabe, an Australian International Visual Artist, during the closing and awarding program of the 4th Ivabelle Awards held last May 13, 2017 at the Dipolog Boulevard Commercial Complex Function Hall.
It was learned that the 40 participants joined the 2017 Visual Art Exhibit dubbed “Sa Lapyahan” and the 4th Ivabelle Awards which recognizes the works of art visual artists from Dipolog and the province. The said exhibit lasted from May 8-14, 2017 held at the Function Hall of the Dipolog Commercial Complex at the Dipolog Boulevard. This activity formed part of the various activities lined up for the 2017 Annual P’gsalabuk Festival in Dipolog City.
During the awarding program, among the artists recognized by Ms. Ivabelle Icao-Bernabe were:
a. Ms. Ruby Sabanal (Sindangan Mugna Artist) – Best in Portrait with artwork entitled “Pocahontas”
b. Atty. Meinardo Velasco (Dipolog Artists Consortium Inc) – Commended in Portrait with artwork entitled “Mind Conditioning”
c. Mr. Leo Marquiala (Padayonay Art Collective) – Best in Contemporary with artwork entitled “Pantawid Pamilya”
d. Ms. Emma Prima (Ta’ Glibon Lady Art Collective) – Commended in Contemporary with artwork entitled “Village by the Sea”
e. Mr. Arturo Saguin (Dipolog Artists Consortium Inc) – Best in Landscape with artwork entitled “Wildflower”
f. Mr. Renato Velasco (freelance artist) – Best in Landscape with artwork entitled “Dalan sa Lasang”
g. Mr. Lordan Reganion (freelance artist) – Best in Sculpture and
h. Mr. Rameer Acevedo (Padayonay Art Collective Inc) – Commended in Sculpture.
Furthermore, included in the recognition was Mr. Freger Reyes with Best in Photograph dubbed “Lapyahan” and Mr. Rodel Deganion as Commended in Photograph dubbed “Lapida Maker”.
Moreover, Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy who was represented by City Councilor Marilou Y. Calibo, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Ivabelle Bernabe, the various artist groups, the photograph enthusiasts, and the Board of Judges comprising Ms. Loida Morante from Australia, Dr. Evelyn Dominguez proprietor of Metro Manila Colleges in Novaliches….., Ms. Rey Casilac Icao-Wake, financial consultant from Canada, and Mr. Noel Nalzaro, Secretary of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dipolog. Both Mayor Uy and Ms. Bernabe exhorted and encouraged all artists present to continue developing their skills through their artwork and performances because they believe that this will unite the community and establish networking in the promotion of art appreciation and peace. (CIO-prr)

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