Kulay sa Tubig celebrates 35 years

Watercolor competition Kulay Sa Tubig celebrated its 35th staging at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall, spotlighting the artistry and complexity of watercolor art and the talents of its artists.

Initiated by Gallery Genesis founder Araceli Salas, Kulay Sa Tubig provides an annual platform for local artists to shine. Watercolor’s growing prominence in the Philippine art scene is evident, captivating audiences.

Emmanuel Silva’s ‘After The Rain in Blumentritt.’

The top five artists, including Julian Eymard Paguiligan and Emmanuel Silva, impressed judges with their mastery of subject matter, technique and composition. The challenge of watercolor lies in its unforgiving nature, where a small mistake demands significant time and effort to rectify.

Newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, Julian Eymard Paguiligan expressed his gratitude, reflecting on the competition’s rigor and the prestige of his achievement.

Lorenzo Ignacio’s ‘Cross Current.’ | PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF SM MEGA MALL

Gallery Genesis president Patrice Salas extolled watercolor works as ideal starting point for collectors, citing its timeless value. She also praised the enduring partnership between SM Malls and Kulay Sa Tubig, underscoring SM Megamall’s role in supporting Philippine art.