Lipa City – The winners of the recently concluded “Shop and Make Art” arts and crafts contest were awarded and presented to the shoppers of SM Lipa last June 20, Monday at the Events Center of SM City Lipa during the city’s 69th Founding Anniversary.

First placer Romark Joseph R. Laco of Lipa City whose work also won the People’s Choice award got a total winning prize of 35,000 pesos worth of SM Gift certificates.  His rendition of “Art of Saving the Environment” is a symbolism of pseudo-abstract, using acrylic spray paint and seeds on foam board.


Second placer Danilo Dimasaca is a sea farer and resides at Balete, Batangas.  With the theme “The Art of shopping” his work is characterized by a mosaic of glittery beads, sequins, feathers and other re-purposed items.  As Mr. Dimasaca is currently on his new sea assignment, his daughter Krista Kayla Dimasaca accepted the prize and award on his behalf which amounted to 15,000 pesos worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Third place winner is Patricia Camille Goli of Malabon City.  Also with the theme “The Art of Saving the Environment” Camille used different kinds of seeds and grains to promote “sowing seeds towards a greener future”.  She received 10,000 pesos worth of SM gift certificates.

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The winners of SM Lipa’s Shop and Make Art contest were awarded together with SM Lipa’s assistant Mall Manager John Mauhay Jr (extreme right). Beside Mr. Mauhay is the contest first placer, – Romark Joseph Laco. On the center is the daughter of the second placer Krista Kayla Dimasaca and the third placer (second from the left) is Patricia Camille Goli.

The works of Jomar, Danilo and Camille were among the 121 art entries which were judged last June 15 by well-known local visual artists of Lipa City like painter and designer Dr. Marichu Liwag Carstensen, celebrated photographer Chito Seguismundo and self-taught painter William Abao.  The criteria for judging includes Creativity 50% (Expression, Use of Color/Technique, Variety of Materials); Originality 25% (Description, Approach, Results, Conclusion); Composition / Over all look 25%.

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As a frustrated chef, Jay puts his Certificate in Culinary Arts from the International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management to good use by eating...a LOT. As the co-founder and head blogger for Hello Lipa, you'll often see Jay touring the city for the best places to dine in and the most fun events to attend. If not doing Hello Lipa duties, you'll see Jay either at a Starbucks or at the gym, if not doing hubby and daddy duties at the Recinto/Hello Lipa HQ.
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