ALAB 2021: Artist in Action, Bidders in Auction!

By Princess Joy T. Recto | Posted on August 27, 2021

It is truly the value of art that exceeds toward helping marginalized and low-lying communities. This is the ultimate goal of Rotaract Club of Quezon City Central under Rotary International District 3780, as they successfully held their first ever virtual art auction entitled “Project ALAB 2021: ArtistAksyon” last August 7, 2021, via Zoom. 

The masters of ceremonies (Arvin Capiral and Danica Jean Santos) gracefully welcome the bidders and started the Project ALAB 2021: ArtistAksyon program

It is the sole purpose of opening our hands in collaboration with Filipino artists to raise this  fund-raising initiative, to strengthen the club’s financial resources and capability to accomplish its community projects with sustainable development goals in line with the Seven Causes of Rotary this life-changing year. The train of changing lives is moving into places, transforming micro-efforts to macro-efforts during pandemic has been a big challenge to help the community in terms of service. The call for launching a fund-raising project unites all the line-up projects that focus on reaching marginalized areas in the Philippines to achieve fellowship through service and a purpose to distribute equitable access in terms of medical, educational, and professional needs for all Filipino communities. 

Life-changing President John Kenneth L. Pagdanganan finally put the Project ALAB 2021: ArtistAksyon call to order.

As the RAC Quezon City Central, led by LCP John Kenneth Pagdanganan, continues to serve above self, ArtistAksyon partnership with young Filipino artists showed exemplary results by providing hope through outstanding artworks that touched different issues during these times, diversified cultures and sceneries of the Philippines. These young artists donated their paintings and crafts to the club, which were presented in a virtual art exhibit through a website.

A photography by Mr. Fitzpatrick Cardenas entitled “Creeping Cold at Mt. Pulag” was successfully bid by a University of the Philippines Manila Professor Dr. Sharon Yvette Angelina Villanueva.

The official virtual art auction is held through the Zoom platform and was attended by several generous bidders from different professional organizations. The RAC Quezon City Central favorably sold 16 out of 27 artworks on hand. The proceeds were divided between the artists and the club in a consensual agreement, but the club is grateful because 40% of the artworks are donated by the artists 100%. All unsold art pieces are currently up for sale on the website until December. 

A photography by Ms. Marwille T. Vardeleon entitled “Nymphaecea 2” was successfully bid by an art collector Ms. Maritess Rodriguez.

The Rotaract Club of Quezon City Central will never stop changing and reaching unreachable  lives.

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