JOHN MCRAY A. HAPLASCA

VISUAL ARTS

John McRay Haplasca is a freelance artist specializing in painting, photography, and mixed media works. He was an editorial cartoonist from elementary to senior high school. He has won in painting competitions and accepts art commissions.

DUSTIN CARBONERA

VISUAL ARTS

Dustin Carbonera is a branding and graphic designer, and a design history enthusiast. He is a firm believer that great design is founded in modesty, empathy, and integrity.

LUISITO REFORMADO

VISUAL ARTS

Luisito Reformado is a professional wedding photographer who also worked as the official photographer of city officials and private associations in Cavite.

ROSAURO ABIHAY

VISUAL ARTS

Rosauro Abihay is a Bicolano painter and art educator. He has won several awards in painting and mural competitions. A longtime resident of Imus City, he founded various artist guilds and art clubs in Cavite. He is currently President of the Lancaster Visual Arts Club and Head Coordinator for Bacoor, Imus, and General Trias of the Guhit Pinas Artist Guild of Cavite.  He is an active member of the Art Association of the Philippines. As an art educator, he received the Art Educator Award from the Global Knowledge Fine Arts School.

JEDRIC PAREDES

VISUAL ARTS

Jedric Paredes is a portrait painter and a nursing student. He has done the official portraits of prominent politicians in and outside Cavite.

ALDWIN GERALD IGNACIO

VISUAL ARTS

Aldwin Gerald Ignacio is a painter and architecture student. He uses different mediums but specializes in watercolor. He has won in small art competitions for emerging artists.

NICHO LASPOÑA

VISUAL ARTS

Nicho Laspoña is a portrait and landscape painter. He has mastered oil and charcoal portraits and oil painting landscape. 

JEFFREY JAY JARIN

VISUAL ARTS

Jeffrey Jay Jarin is a full-time Imuseño artist based in Manila. His paintings tackle the mundane, day-to-day symbiosis between living and non-living things, which often go unnoticed. Using plants and architectural spaces as main subjects of his works, he explores the relationship of humans with the spaces they move around in, and the stories enveloped within. His works have been exhibited all over Metro Manila and have been featured in various publications like Esquire Magazine, Art+ Magazine, Spot.ph, and Cartellino. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Advertising from the Technological University of the Philippines in 2013.

JANINA SAPRID

VISUAL ARTS

Janina Saprid is a professional makeup artist and a beauty and fashion enthusiast. She has taken up painting as her hobby. Several of her works portray female subjects using an array of colors. 

ELIJAH MAGGAY

VISUAL ARTS

Elijah Maggay is an aspiring graphic designer. Passionate about illustration, traditional arts, and graphic design, his work is inspired by retro advertising, abstract art, and minimalist design. He has done voluntary work for ENC Imus and has written blogs.

QUEEN YEDDA MARI SANTOS

VISUAL ARTS

Queen Yedda Mari Santos is a freelance and self-taught graphic designer.  She has a wide creative experience in designing logos, event posters, cards, brochures, and other customized branding materials.

RANKIN ELCID CRUZ

VISUAL ARTS

Rankin Elcid Cruz is a visual artist. He specializes in oil painting and is known for his loose painting style. He is currently taking up Digital Arts at Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He wants to become an animator someday and produce good anime series.  

IAN GERBIE PARAM

VISUAL ARTS

Ian Gerbie Param is a graphic designer and freelance photographer. He works at the Imus Vendors Development Cooperative as a field collector and marketing graphic designer.

ADRIAN BERNABE

VISUAL ARTS

Adrian “Eyd Soriano” Bernabe is a painter and illustrator from Occidental Mindoro. He has been a member of Guhit Pinas, a visual arts organization in the Philippines, since 2015. He is a longtime resident of Imus City.

RAFAELA JANNA BABARAN

VISUAL ARTS

Rafaela Janna Babaran is a painter, illustrator, and freelance graphic artist. A self-taught artist, she uses different art styles and mediums but focuses more on watercolor painting and digital illustrations. Her artistic journey began early in life. To gain experience, she joined many competitions outside and within her school. In 2019, she joined the art group Art Lovers PH Chapter and has since participated in art exhibitions.

RICHARD BUXANI

VISUAL ARTS

Richard Buxani is a prolific metal sculptor working on brass and steel. His material is traditional, but rather than focusing on casting pieces, he opted on bending and welding the pieces to his type of aesthetics. His works are anchored on subjects from the distant past that aims on bringing us back to our childhood memories and wonder. Some of his works reference fantastical beings, folklore, and myths — reconciling the themes of the present with the past, creating feelings of familiarity that is both magical and nostalgic. He has exhibited in the US, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Taiwan and Hongkong, and has regular shows in the Philippines.

DERECK PEÑA

VISUAL ARTS

Dereck Peña is a visual and graphic artist. He has worked with different artists in the Middle East.

JAMES FRANI DAYRIT

VISUAL ARTS

James Frani Dayrit is a sculptor. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineer at TUP-Cavite in 1993, he started working as a fabricator machinist, welder of owner type jeeps, and exporter of metal furniture. One of his greatest achievements was being head of maintenance at Pegasus Metal Industry in 1998. He became a businessman in 2011 and continued his career in the welding industry. He attended trainings to become a welding inspector and obtained his license from the American Welding Society. In 2014, he decided to continue his passion in the arts.

ULYSSES F. DIMDAM

VISUAL ARTS

Ulysses F. Dimdam is a photographer. His photography journey started when he was 40 – trying different types from landscape to still life – before finding his niche in portrait photography. He still considers himself a hobbyist photographer but can take on photography projects. He is a member of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPFF) and the Heritage, Ancestral, Landmark, Photographer and Artist Alliance (HALPAA).