Friday, November 13, 2009

CONTEMPORARY SOLUTIONS ] Silverlens gathers collectors for a sale to benefit flood victims

macmarinaMac Valdezco and Marina Cruz

Acknowledging the profound impact of the recent typhoons, Silverlens Gallery would like to invite you to ART FLOOD, an art collectors’ sale of modern and contemporary pieces that will run from November 12-14, 1-8PM at Silverlens Gallery.

ART FLOOD seeks to display and sell modern and contemporary pieces at reasonable prices. Silverlens has chosen the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) as its beneficiary. In addition to helping rebuild the lives of displaced Metro Manila residents, ART FLOOD will also provide an opportunity to bring affordable art to new collectors.

artfloodClockwise from topmost left: Mariano Ching and Louie Cordero collaboration by the Slab entrance, Elmer Borlongan for auction, prints by Cajipe Endaya and collected figures by Julius Clar.

Artwork by Gus Albor, John Bautista, BenCab, Benjie Cabangis, Ronald Caringal, Ernesto Carratala, Mariano Ching, Louie Cordero, Marina Cruz, Kiko Escora, Alfredo Esquillo, Dina Gadia, Marciano Galang, Joe Geraldo, Mia Herbosa, Riel Hilario, Geraldine Javier, Erwin LeaƱo, Gilberto Magpantay, Joven Mansit, Lito Mayo, Leeroy New, Justin Nuyda, Jayson Oliveria, Renato Ong, Jim Orencio, Mikel Parrial, Cid Reyes, Rene Robles, Reynaldo Rodriguez, Elmer Roslin, Susan Stair, Jose Tence Ruiz, Rodolfo Samonte, Jaypee Samson, Yasmin Sison, Wire Tuazon, Mark Valenzuela, Roy Veneracion, Chris Villanueva, Costantino Zicarelli, and a growing roster of new and established artists' work will be available at ART FLOOD.

The highlight of the event will be a live auction at 6PM on Nov. 14, Saturday. A number of hand-picked pieces by collector partners and gallery partners will be auctioned at this time by auctioneer and performance artist, Carlos Celdran. The proceeds will maximize the impact of ART FLOOD on PNRC's efforts in disaster relief throughout the devastated areas.

esquilloCharity Coronel (on sale) and Alfredo Esquillo (for auction).

“In these difficult times, we have to ask ourselves how we can make art relevant to the bigger picture. It makes sense to share art, to make it more accessible, and to turn this luxury commodity into something generative towards helping the relief efforts,” says Isa Lorenzo, co-owner of Silverlens Gallery. “Our hope with ART FLOOD is to create a dialogue between those who have and those who are in need – all without disrespecting the art or disrespecting those who could benefit from it.”
In solidarity with Silverlens, Galleria Duemila, blanc, and Art Informal will also be selling pieces from their individual gallery collections.

garyGuerrero Habulan and collage by Gary Ross Pastrana.

For collectors and galleries who are interested in participating in ART FLOOD, or for more information on the event please contact Cathy Paras-Lara at or 816-0044.

1 comment:

  1. hi! thanks for this. just want to point out that the piece on the left (last photo) is guerrero habulan's. salamat :)