At 55, student art competition celebrates triumphs

Pilipinas Shell NSAC honors the National Artists who are recognized for their talents in the field of arts and impact in the Philippine art community. | photograph courtesy of nsac

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The National Students Art Competition, now on its 55th anniversary, looks back at how it has created a unique legacy of talented artists.

Its current theme, “Sulong Sining,” is a call of action to students and young creatives to advance and transform society through their art.

“NSAC serves as an example of Pilipinas Shell’s continued commitment to nation-building. For more than five decades, it has nurtured the minds of our youth, allowing them to express their thoughts and creativity in various fields of art. We will continue to build on Shell NSAC’s legacy of inspiring Filipino artists,” said Serge Bernal, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corpvice president for Corporate Relations.

Some of the more prominent Shell NSAC Alumni Artists include National Artists and legends such as Angel Cacnio (1953), Juvenal Sanso (1961), Danilo Dalena (1964), Luis “Junyee” Yee Jr. (1967), Nestor Olarte Vinluan (1971), Jose Joya (1952), Ang Kiutok (1953), Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (1954), Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera (1962), Rosario Bitanga-Perlita (1957), Norma Belleza (1961), Imelda Cajipe-Endaya (1969), Mailah Baldemor-Balde (1993), and Maria Dorothea Taniguchi (2000), among others.

The participation of more than 1700 students in the 54th NSAC, which is the second most number of entries in the competition’s history, shows that its legacy remains stronger than ever.


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