THE group exhibit is a visual diary of all-things-Negros told in watercolor as painters become storytellers of the cities and towns they love and grew up in. Entitled “Diri Sa Amon” (Hiligaynon for “In Our Place”) the exhibit takes you around Negros with a sense of familiarity, pride, and nostalgia as the Tampisaw Watercolor Painters recreate the Negrense life in their own and distinctive styles.
As the group’s name Tampisaw translates to “frolic in water” or “play with water”, the group also immerse themselves in playful washes, meticulous strokes, and happy accidents to paint sights, scenes, people, food, wildlife, human interests and lifestyle of the island of Negros.
The 13 artists exhibiting are Jenevieve Abeto, Angela Kris Alcala, Stephanie Lindaya, Geraldine Limsiaco, Anika Marie Loquite, Jo Anne Medalla, Meryl Mae Ong, Yesha Qua, Ihvonie Sevilleno, Svetlana Sevilleno, Beto Tiano, Denise Louise Uytiepo and Erika Grace Velasco.
The show was officially opened by the head of Negros Occidental Provincial Tourism Office Tin Mansinares and president of Art Association of Bacolod-Negros Rodney Martinez. The show runs from November 5 to 19, 2017 at the 2nd Floor, North Wing of SM City Bacolod.
The group met at the Tampisaw Watercolor Workshops conducted by Negrense artist Edbon Sevilleno earlier part of 2017. Since then they have become each other’s support group in discovering and honing their love for the medium watercolor through art get-togethers they fondly called Art-tambays.
Tampisaw Watercolor Painters are also members of International Watercolor Society Philippines and the Philippine Guild of Watercolorists, both cultivate the spread of watercolor as a medium through exhibits and workshops.