"Dear Mother" Exhibit

My four portraits (series called "Four Generations") and poem in binder on display at the AAWAA "Dear Mother" exhibit, San Pablo Art Gallery, Mar.10 - Apr. 15, 2018

"Dolores," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of my grandmother

"Helen," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of my mother

"Romina," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of myself

"Tara," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of my daughter

"Wrinkles and All: 58 is Great!"

Self-portrait, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

"Florence of Uganda," oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of a Ugandan woman

"Niki and Dad," watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 in.

Portrait of my husband and our dog Niki

Artist Bio

I was born in the Philippines. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 28 years ago, when I was 30. I was always a writer, but last year, I started painting. It has taken me this long to discover myself as an artist. And now there's no stopping me.

CV

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of the Philippines, 1982

Technical Writing & Editing Course, University of California Berkeley Extension, 1991

Certificate in Managing the Development of Technical Information, University of California Santa Cruz Extension, 2001

Graduate Courses, Master in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2010

AWARDS

Fellow, John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists, Stanford University, 1991

Fellow, Reuter Foundation, Stanford University, 1991

Finalist, Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Philippines, 1990

Fellow, Creative Writing Center, University of the Philippines, 1982

Second Place Winner, Gawad Galian sa Tula ’81 (National Poetry Guild), Philippines, 1981 

EXHIBITION

"Dear Mother," sponsored by the AAWAA and the California Arts Council, San Pablo Art Gallery, March 10, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Categories

  • Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • San Jose, CA
  • Southeast Asian
  • Conceptual
  • Fiction
  • Figurative
  • Painting
  • Poetry
  • Watercolor