UM Fine Arts studes are finalists in Shell’s NSAC

Four students from the UM College of Architecture and Fine Arts Education are finalists in the 50th Shell National Students Art Competition (NSAC) with the theme “Golden Voyage.”

The UM finalists are students Jun Leonardo Atienza, Jas Buenacosa, Marx Cuizon and Kimmy Perino, according to officials from the UM- CAFAE.

The long-running NSAC showcases the art prowess of students nationwide, and this year’s theme aims to let participants explore what a voyage means to them.

“Every person needs to travel through life to search for their purpose. Without that purpose, life is going to be an endless abyss,” according to a statement on the Shell website.

“Shell National Students Art Competition will provide the young Filipino artist of today that purpose by going with them in their voyage.”

For the top three winners in the Oil/ Acrylic / Watercolor category, prizes included P60, 000 cash and P5, 000 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange, a gold medal and a plaque for first place; P40, 000 cash and P4, 000 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange, a silver medal and plaque for second place, and for the third prize, P30, 000 cash and P3, 500 worth of products from International Fine Paper Exchange, a bronze medal and plaque.

For the Sculpture/ Digital Fine Arts category, prizes were P60, 000 cash, a gold medal and plaque for first place, P40, 000 cash, a silver medal and plaque for second place, and P30, 000 cash, a bronze medal and plaque.

The selection period was last September, with the awarding and exhibition last October 9.

About the author: Salud Petalcorin