It looks like National Women’s Month gets a short extension in Baguio City as Fred’s Art Gallery is graced by a showcase of artwork by the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines, who come all the way from Manila.
The United Women Artists Association of the Philippines or UWAAP, which had just begun in 2014, is composed of women from all over the Philippines who gather on one common ground, their love for art and appreciation for life.
For the women in UWAAP, art is also a form of release and distraction from their busy lives as mothers and working women.
Through their paintings, they portray the banalities of life in an elegant light, showing that even the simplest of things can be beautiful. One might even say their exhibit looks like an Instagram feed, but instead of quick snaps from a phone cam, each picture is lovingly done by hand.
From religious images to more provocative ones, each painting has a story to tell and perhaps, even tidbits of each artist’s personal life.
One of our favorites is this painting of a woman who seems to be waiting for her train. Aren’t we all just waiting for that train to take us somewhere?