My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

The UP Oblation / pen & ink - 92 x 193 cm /1965 by Glenn A. Bautista The UP Oblation was a pen and ink drawing that I did before I worked on the 'Complete Poems of Dr. Jose Rizal Monument'. Instead of letters or text, I made use of horizontal lines similar to the one we see on television. I improvised my own pens of different sizes by cutting the fountain pen tips to determine the width of each. I discovered that the fountain pens were a lot more effective than using the usual speedball pen tips. - glenn

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The UP Oblation / pen & ink – 92 x 193 cm /1965 by Glenn A. Bautista
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The UP Oblation was a pen and ink drawing that I did before I worked on the Complete Poems of Dr. Jose Rizal Monument’. Instead of letters or text, I made use of horizontal lines similar to the one we see on television. I improvised my own pens of different sizes by cutting the fountain pen tips to determine the width of each. I discovered that the fountain pens were a lot more effective than using the usual speedball pen tips. – glenn

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Glenn drawing - Central UMCThis photo of me must have been taken in 1968, so 1968 less 1947 (my birth year) = 21. This must be a good guess ‘coz this was how I looked when I was 21. This photo must have been taken by my father, or by me using the 120 Yashica-D twin lens box camera’s self-timer. This was really my father’s camera, a camera he used while he was in the US during his studies in theology in New York.

To my left are two of my artworks: The pen & ink line drawing of the interior of the Central Methodist Church (circa 1963) based on a sketch I did, showing the left pulpit or lectern, and on its right, the box for the choir. Mrs. Daisy de Pano Parungao was our choir conductor then. Two of the pews on the foreground represent the many others behind. I used to fall asleep in these pews when the worship services were too long. The front railing with knee red cushions are for those who would either take communion, or just for a special prayer request or dedication, or for Glenn to take his first, second or even third drink of ‘grape juice’ and 3/8’ of bread, until my father whispered to my ears . . this is your last, Glenn, ok? . . . you might go past over heaven.

Having lived at the Central Church parsonage (interior- – all varnished wood) for eight years, I am quite familiar with its every ‘nook and cranny’. Below the pen and ink, is a study for a stained-glass window, having been influenced by the beautiful transparent colors of the many stained-glass windows at the Central Church interior, created by a certain craftsman, Mr. Kraut. His medium was the authentic material for stained glass work called, ‘antique glass’.

The books to my left were those of writers, Roger Fry, Herbert Read, CS Lewis and a few art brochures from art exhibits I had visited. The drawing board I was working on was handcrafted by my elder brother, I call, “Kuya Jun”, who now lives in Cerritos, California with his beautiful wife, Julie and lovely daughter, April. The ‘rattan’ table on my left is part of the parsonage’s furniture set.

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A "Digi-Ana Portrait" of Kuya Jun, Ate July & April. Photo of Ate Julie and April was taken shortly before they left the Philippines for the US.

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A Digi-Ana Portrait I recently created for Kuya Jun, Ate July & April. Photos of Ate Julie and April, Kuya Jun and Ate Julie were taken shortly before they left the Philippines for the US. They now live in Cerritos, CA.

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This was my first oil painting copied from a small illustration about human anatomy from one of three books (below the stained-glass study) given to me by my father’s missionary friend. I will ask David to look for his name written on the three art books. These books are really a compilation of lessons from the Famous Art School instructors from the US, such as Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, etc. This was also the time when I won an international art competition held at the New York World’s Fair. Well, time really flies. I never realized that one day, I would be looking back to write about these photos David showed to me the last time I visited home.

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OBLATION: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblation_(University_of_the_Philippines): Several replicas of the Oblation were made for campuses of the University of the Philippines, some by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. The Oblation at the U.P. Visayas campus in Iloilo City was made by Professor Anastacio Caedo. 2005 National Artist nominee Glenn Bautista [4][5], likewise, did his celebrated version of the Oblation[5] in pen and ink as part of his schoolplates at the U.P. College of Fine Art under Professor Rebillon. The sculpture was registered at the Intellectual Property Office in the year 2004. Being the main symbol of the university, the Oblation is the centerpiece of many U.P.-related logos, like those of the Philippine Collegian and other official student publications, the U.P. Cooperative, and the U.P. Centennial emblem.

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1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works”, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines<br />;1968 March – “CMLI Art Scholars' Art Exhibition”, Philamlife Building, United Nations Ave., Manila, Philippines; 1968 – “Come All Ye”, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
1968 March – “CMLI Art Scholars’ Art Exhibition”, Philamlife Building, United Nations Ave., Manila, Philippines; 1968 – “Come All Ye”, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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Glenn BautistaThird Prize, “Main Building”; Second Prize – Francis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario – 357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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Glenn Bautista /1968 March – Third Prize, "Main Building" (oil); Second Prize - Francis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario -357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas

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Glenn Bautista – Third Prize, “Main Building”; Second PrizeFrancis Yap; First Prize, Cesar Sario – 357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest, University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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Main Building– Third Prize, by Glenn A. Bautista
357th Anniversary Foundation Day On-the-Spot Painting Contest,
University of Santo Tomas /1968 March

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1st prize - ust art contest

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First Prize – awarded to UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista / Second UST On-the Spot Painting Contest March 7, 1969 – on the occasion of the 358th Anniversary of the University of Santo Tomas

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First PrizeAwarded to UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista1968 “On-the-Spot Painting” 
XVIII National Students Art Competition / The Shell Companies in the Philippines
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I, somehow, remember International Beauty Queen, Gemma Cruz in a photo of this Shell Students On the Spot Art Competition’s Awards Ceremony. I hope to find it one day to include in this blog. I also wish to find an image of my prize winning “on the spot painting artwork” of, “Fort Santiago”.

Gemma Cruz Araneta - retouched

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Gemma Cruz Araneta
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Hi Gemma, I wrote something in your FB message box. After this, I also want to ask you something about the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission in relation to a portrait of Aguinaldo I did that won 1st prize during my student days at UP. I’ve looked around for that Aguinaldo mural, but in vain. I hope you can help me find it. Take care, God bless.
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https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/my-up-peyups-days-1964-69/

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. 1969 March – First Prize, “Aguinaldo Portrait Mural” (oil), 11’ft x 17’ft, sponsored by the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission

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1969 March – First Prize, “Aguinaldo Portrait Mural” (oil), 11’ft x 17’ft, sponsored by the Aguinaldo Centennial Commission

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. Glenn w/ UPCFA mates / Available Light Movement 1971 UP CAFA locker room - at UP College of Fine Arts and Architecture

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Glenn w/ UPCFA mates / Available Light Movement 1971
UP CAFA locker room – at UP College of Fine Arts and Architecture

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UPCFA Art Student-Friends / Locker Room – Front: Hector Lopez, Bim Bacaltos; middle: Glenn Bautista, Ody Francisco; back: Pohl Soller, Bert San Luis, Alex Gaddi, Ed Monariz, Bon Reyes

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SMB with Beth Garalde, Tikoy Aguiluz, Bim Bacaltos and Glenn Bautista

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. Emmanuel Garaldo: I hope this is a better photo of the exhibit at your gallery at Sining Kamalig. I am still looking for the negative. Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks Noli bro. Yes, this is a lot clearer. Pls find the negative so we can have a bigger size and resolution for this significant photo of our UPCFA mates and partners. I have fond memories of this gallery/art school. I will write about it and post a blog together with this photo. Sorry, same as UPCFA days, puro requests, hehe . . . God bless, bro.

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Glenn’s Art Gallery/SchoolSining Kamalig, Pasay City, Philippines ca. 1975
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Emmanuel Garalde: I hope this is a better photo of the exhibit at your gallery at Sining Kamalig. I am still looking for the negative.
Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks Noli bro. Yes, this is a lot clearer. Pls find the negative so we can have a bigger size and resolution for this significant photo of our UPCFA mates and partners. I have fond memories of this gallery/art school. I will write about it and post a blog together with this photo. Sorry, same as UPCFA days, puro requests, hehe . . . God bless, bro.

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. Glenn A. Bautista -Emmanuel Garalde 37 minutes ago  Allowed on Timeline . Hi Noli, got to view this poster of Bim you posted just now. Couldn't resist retouching it. Not a very good job, I know . . . can you give me the link of this particular post? I couldn't find it again. — with Armand Bacaltos at San Melia - Houston.

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One-Man Exhibit of Recent Works by Armand Bacaltos
at Sining Kamalig – opens 6 p.m., March 3 – FB postings by Glenn A. Bautista -Emmanuel Garalde
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Hi Noli, got to view this poster of Bim you posted just now. Couldn’t resist retouching it. Not a very good job, I know . . . can you give me the link of this particular post? I couldn’t find it again. — with Armand Bacaltos at San Melia – Houston.
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Armand Bacaltos: Nice! Pastor na, duktor pa
Armand Bacaltos: Gawin kong profile pic ha?
Glenn A. Bautista: Bim bro, may oras, araw at buwan, walang taon?
Glenn A. Bautista: Eh, Tatay kong si “Asyong” ay tunay na Pastor at Kun-duktor ng La Mallorca Pambusco sa Pampanga . . may pinagmanahan, hehe . . sa bus nya na meet ang pasahera na nanay ko, si “Enyang”.
Armand Bacaltos: Wala nang taon, kasi dinistribute mga two weeks before kaya understood na. Tinamad na rin baguhin yung layout ng script, haha. 1975 yan.

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(an excerpt from: The Uncommon Art of Glenn by Alice G. Guillermo)

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Even as a student in the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, Glenn Bautista showed extraordinary accomplishment in art. Proof of his exemplary gifts are his drawings. One of them a personal exercise he did of the Guillermo Tolentino’s Oblation, the statue in front of Quezon hall that has become symbol of academic freedom in the University, with the ordinary medium of pen and ink on paper, he executed a precise and finely modelled drawing 6/ft. by 3’ft. of the statue in three-fourths view against the setting of the administration building. This he executed in a most difficult technique which required drawing fine, perfectly even, and precisely spaced horizontal lines, with tones and shadows exactly rendered by means of closer intervals. It was a highly disciplined exercise demanding the perfect coordination of eye and hand, as well as total control in the draughtsmanly execution of the thousands of parallel lines, without the least faltering, unevenness or inaccuracy which would easily show as imperfection in the demanding work. The wonder of it was that so impeccable was the completed drawing that the technique, extraordinary yet unobtrusive, gave way to the perfect clarity and justness of the graphic image.

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. 1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot Painting Contest, U.P. President’s Committee on Culture

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot Painting Contest, U.P. President’s Committee on Culture

1. Glenn seated in front of UPCFA office, 2. 2nd prize, On the Spot Art Students Contest, Baguio City, 3. 1st Prize, UP On the Spot Art Students Contest, 4. Glenn's first copied oil painting

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1. Glenn seated in front of UPCFA office, 2. 2nd prize, UP On the Spot Painting Contest, Baguio City, 3. 1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot
Painting Contest, U.P. President’s
Committee on Culture, 4. Glenn’s first copied oil painting

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But this was not all. A companion to this remarkable work is the artist’s pen-ink drawing rendering, 6′ ft. x 3′ ft. of Jose Rizal’s Huling Paalam or Last Farewell in a line by line transcription of the entire text of Rizal’s thirty-nine poems, including the poem of the title and one song, Las Orillas del Pasig, on the space of two master illustration boards. What makes this work amazing is that the handprinted words themselves, done by means of three kinds of technical pen, light, medium and dark, build up the image Rizal’s monument at Luneta Park with all features complete and in perfect scale. A masterpiece of precision, the written text with all the letters rigorously rendered with evenness and measure concludes exactly at the bottom right hand corner of the white board. – Glenn A. Bautista – Awards and recognition:

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot  Painting Contest, U.P. President’s  Committee on Culture

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1967 December – First Prize, “The U.P. Entrance” (oil), First U.P. On-the-Spot
Painting Contest, U.P. President’s
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My internet correspondence with Wawi Navarroza, a great young artist is the reason why we have these cyberpages of my school plates at UST and UP. I had to go back to the old school plates for the readers to understand how the Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing came about. This topic got initiated upon Wawi’s invite on Dr. Jose Rizal’s latest book being launched. – glenn

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My ‘1963-69 UST & UP Fine Arts school plates’ led to other major artworks such as the pen and ink drawing of the Jose Rizal Monument. It was composed of thirty-none (39) poems and one song “A Orillas del Pasig” of our beloved national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal himself. The song was translated into English by my late friend Alfredo Veloso. The Rizal Pen & Ink Drawing was on exhibit upon the request of Ms. Imelda Romualdez Marcos for about 6 years at the Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago. I meticulously worked on this pen & ink drawing daily for about two years. I was briefly interrupted to rest my eyes upon my father’s request. He encouraged me to tour the Philippines for a brief respite, which I did. However, I came back with a lot of drawings of my travels especially drawings I did of Sagada – – a place about 7-8 hours from Baguio. Most of the “Sagada drawings” have already been sold, but, here is a link to a few drawings that I continued to work on using the same ‘cogon-abaca papers’, hand-made by Louie Stewart, even when I was in Germany and Spain:

 http://glennbautista.com/art/cogonabacadrawings.html

Most of these drawings were initially lightly sketched using poisonous charcoal I extracted from batteries I found on the wayside. I eventually worked further on these drawings upon reaching home. I made it a point to apply fixatif protection on both sides of the drawing.

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. Shellscape - 1982 / a Cogon Abaca sketch by Glenn A. Bautista http://glenn-studio.artistwebsites.com/featured/shellscape-1982-glenn-bautista.html

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Shellscape -1982 / a Cogon Abaca sketch
by Glenn A. Bautista

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The Complete Poems of Jose Rizal

(pen & Ink drawing) .

by UPCFA Art Student, Glenn A. Bautista

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The ‘Rizal / pen & ink’ was exhibited at the Jose Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago for six years, at the request of Madame Imelda Marcos. Eventually, I had to get the pen and ink drawing of the Jose Rizal Monument for a much-needed restoration. ~~~>:) glenn

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Rizal / pen & ink – a take off from a school plate / UP-College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Quezon City.
The icons or images below were school plates for Technique & Reproduction and Composition classes under Professor Rebillon. The written encircled ‘1R’ meant a perfect grade and ‘R’ is the professor’s initial signature approval. These were exercises for pen and ink textures and techniques used to achieve modeling or “chiaroscuro” depicting the basic forms of various objects such as the sphere, cone, cube, pyramid and the cylinder. We were allowed to introduce new techniques such as the one I did by making use of the English alphabets or written word. This particular technique led to my major artwork, the “Jose Rizal Monument” which incorporated his (39) thirty-nine poems and one song, “A Orillas del Pasig”. The other school plates were exercises in color combination of secondary and tertiary colors. – glenn
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The Complete Poems of Jose Rizal
(pen & Ink drawing)by UPCFA Art Student,
Glenn A. Bautista

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Joya n gb sketch-sml


Thanks RodS & Dan-dan for these two images of Ninong “Peping” Joya and my quick sketch I did in his drawing class. I merely visited the UPCFA in Diliman, QC when I met Ninong “Peping” on the fourth floor and he invited me to sketch in his drawing class. He gave me a sketch pad and a charcoal pencil to participate with his students. After I sketched, he got my sketch and talked about it to the class, having a deep understanding as to what made me do a skeletal and partially flesh drawing of the nude model. He said that only if one understands the human body can one come up with such an interpretative sketch . . . Ninong “Peping” gave time to be with people to encourage them to be creative, especially with me. We miss you, Ninong “Peping”. (at University of the Philippines, Gonzales Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
• Glenn A. Bautista: Here’re are some comments from Dan-dan’s previous posting of my sketch with Prof. Jose Joya.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Dan-dan, I remember this sketch . . . my godfather, National artist, Jose “Peping” Joya invited me to join his drawing class when I visited the UP College of Fine Arts. I remember him telling something to his class about this sketch. Can you take a better photo using daylight w/o the glare so I can include this to my art site? How did this sketch get to your mom? Can you ask her? Now, can you guess what the drawing is about? This is a rare drawing in a rare setting. Thanks for letting me know. Meron pa bang iba? Can you take good photos for my site? I know you have a few more pastels. Just angle the framed pastels so you don’t get the glare, and background it against a dark background so as not to have a reflection or mirror image. Thanks a lot .
• Dan Bautista: I didn’t ask how she got it. I’ll try to take a better pic next time uncle. I left the house na po kasi. Just wanted to share it, i bet it gives you a lot of good memories. June 29, 2012 at 7:53pm via mobile
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Bitoy, tennis ka pa? Musta sa pamilya. Lungkot dto sa tate. Lapit na kaming magbakasyon. June 29, 2012 at 9:31pm
• Enrique S. Bontia: Hi Glen this is Ike Bontia, i’m here in Dallas ‘san ka sa Tx? If you are in the vicinity let’s have coffee. June 30, 2012 at 5:13pm
• Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Ike, we are 270 miles apart, medyo long drive na rin . . . call me if you can: 469-964-8328 – July 1, 2012 at 9:40pm
• Rizalinda Bautista: Hi Glenn! this sketch has been with me for a long-long time. I think i salvaged it from a heap of things for trash when we were together in BF Homes. It’s crumpled and torn on its sides but I managed to fix it a little bit. I think I also have a sketch u made of Dondon as a very little boy playing near you while you were sketching-painting. This one didn’t have your signature tho but am sure it was around late 1979 to early 1980 when you sketched it. I will ask Dandan to take a pic of it to be sent to you one of these days. -June 27 at 8:56pm –
• Alfredo Roces: Glenn, I recognize tha back of Abe Cruz and beside Baby is Tony Quintos. Both Tony and Abe have left us. God bless, – Ding.
• Alfredo Roces: keep on writing about your times Glenn.
• Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, DingR, I have been digging up images from my hard disks and photos sent in to me by David, many of which I had not seen. Just organizing these images is not an easy task. But having the present digital tools right in front of me, I should not really be complaining. Now, I seem to understand why you love to write, a skill I have totally neglected. Thanks, DingR . . 

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Cert of Fine Arts - UP

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Thus, Glenn graduated with a Certificate of Fine Arts from the
University of the Philippines in 1969

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. and on a scholarship grant, took further studies at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California where he graduated (BFA) with honors in 1971

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and on a scholarship grant, took further studies at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California where he graduated (BFA) with honors in 1971

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Glenn Angeles Bautista / A CMLI Scholar – 1963-69

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Glenn's Souvenir Program gets a dedication and signature from Senator Jose Diokno / 8th Annual National Convention of Junior Members Childrens' Museum and Library, Inc. - September 22-25, 1966 / Baguio City, Philippines

Glenn’s Souvenir Program gets a dedication and signature from Senator Jose Diokno / 8th Annual National Convention of Junior Members Childrens’ Museum and Library, Inc. – September 22-25, 1966 / Baguio City, Philippines /
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. Another photo w/ Senator Jose Diokno . . this was "Free Press" times. I remember names like Climaco, Salonga, Recto, Osias, Osmena, Laurel, Manahan, etc. I used to read Leon O. Ty's political magazine, "Examiner" and those of Soc Rodrigo's. I had my Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts subjects which buildings were not too far from each other - - a good walk for an exercise in between subjects. I was enjoying two scholarships that allowed me to finish college, UP College and University, and CMLI scholarships. A third and fourth scholarships for further studies I availed of were for US and Germany.

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Another photo w/ Senator Jose Diokno . . this was “Free Press” times. I remember names like Climaco, Salonga, Recto, Osias, Osmena, Laurel, Manahan, etc. I used to read Leon O. Ty’s political magazine, “Examiner” and those of Soc Rodrigo’s. I had my Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts subjects which buildings were not too far from each other – – a good walk for an exercise in between subjects. I was enjoying two scholarships that allowed me to finish college, UP College and University, and CMLI scholarships. A third and fourth scholarships for further studies I availed of were for US and Germany.

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My Entry - 2nd Prize, Baguio Students' On-the-Spot Art Contest / Baguio City & CMLI Friends from Baguio City

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 “Flutescape” – by Glenn A. Bautista / 2nd Prize, Baguio Students’ On-the-Spot Art Contest / Baguio City / Glenn with CMLI Friends from Baguio City (artwork image / Noli Garalde)

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* GLENN’S OTHER WORDPRESS BLOGS  

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Bloglist Titles:

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BAUTISTA FAMILY:

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (1)   

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (2)

Remembering Tatay & Nanay4 /Photos & Videos

Celebrating the LIFE of TATAY

THANK YOU, from the Bautista Family

Tatay / Central Church & Loyola Memorial Service

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ARTWORKS:

Excerpts on my ART / by Glenn Bautista

“Rizal” / pen & ink” – 1966

“EMBERS”, a mural by UPCFA art student, Glenn A. Bautista

Portraits by Glenn (1965-2002)

Digital-Analog Collage/Drawing

2009-10 Colorado Pastels by Glenn A. Bautista

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

Close-up Photography by Glenn

MosquitoByte

Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

Ang Batang Pilipino by Glenn

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ACTIVITIES:

Art Talk/Exhibit – Easter Sunrise Service Houston Trinity UMC

Rtn. Dir.”Glenn” meets w/ College-friend PP “Sue” again

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

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PUBLICATIONS:

A Foreword by My Beloved Ninong “Ernie” Salas

Glenn’s CyberArtPages 1963 – 2013 on . . 

TXSBN Press Releases 2013 / Visual Artist – Glenn A. Bautista

from glenn to glenn“ 

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INTERVIEWS:

PATMOS Interviews Glenn A. Bautista / Portrait of the Artist /1976

Byron Interviews Glenn

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RESEARCH:

On Filipino Tribal Tools, Weaponry, Instruments & Writings

Some Casual Thoughts behind “The Ideal Filipino Community”

The Ideal Filipino Community by Glenn Bautista

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GLENLORNDAV / GALLERIES:

David & My Vintage Photos

 Interior Pix – GlenLornDav Gallery-Studio

GlenLornDav-Gallery Renov / BautistaFam Reunion-Sept ’12

Pix / BF Gallery-Studio Renovation / Sept ’12

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

Out of God’s Grace

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FRIENDS:

Ma’s Concern, CAFAsingers & Gentle Rain (ALM-BLM) / ’63-’69

A Letter from Gicky

Claro’s FOTOS

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EDUCATION:

My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

My UP (Peyups) Days / 1964-69 & Kunstakademie/Guest Student / 1980-85

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. Glenn singing w Centralites - Xmas Workcamp / Taytay, Rizal

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Glenn singing w/ Centralites –
Christmas Workcamp / Taytay, Rizal

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5 responses to “My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

  1. Thanks, Lee . . yes those were the days, I mean my student days. Now that I look back perhaps it’s time I got back my patience and perseverance. Will visit Drawn in Black.

  2. Lcristina Bautista, David Bautista, Maria AntonietaVasquez Salazar, Anita C. Ilan, Brian Alvin, Geoffrey Bernard William Little, Felix Gonzales, Howard Borja, John B Manalo, Vics Magsaysay, Danny Hernaez, Hipolita Ramirez, David Bautista, Cesar Angeles, Poch Zepeda, Elizabeth Villar Garalde, Mel Vera Cruz, Louie N Jane A and 11 others like this.

    David Bautista: wow…

    Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks, David . . .

    David Bautista: a master of your craft an inspiration!

    Glenn A. Bautista: And you have it too in your genes / DNA . . hehe

    David Bautista: yup! can’t seem to stop perfecting whatever’s got my interest. right now, ‘trading’

    Glenn A. Bautista: That’s great . .

    David Bautista: yah, just like your golf swing . hahaha…. i find myself behaving the same way

    Glenn A. Bautista: Well, fine tuning is everything . . keeps us entertained and helps us stay focused . . a kind of finding one’s center.

    Alfredo Roces: Kailangan ngayon dagdagan ng story, like what you did with the photo when you were 21. That way your memoirs will slowly take shape. You tell it man!

    Glenn A. Bautista: I will, my friend, as soon as my golf game is over . . , thanks.

    Glenn A. Bautista
    July 27-28, 2011

    You, Roy Natividad, Ronald Salazar, Lorna G. Villamil and 2 others like this.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Noli bro, I enhanced this again trying to remember how this artwork was when I finished creating it. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks for posting. I never had a copy of this artwork.

    Imelda Cajipe Endaya: What’s the year of this painting?

    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Meps, within the year ’69 when SP Lopez took over CP Romulo as UP’s president. It was an On-the-Spot art contest at UP Baguio. I was fortunate to be close to both presidents. CPR made me do a lot of calligraphy in front of local and foreign dignitaries, while SP Lopez was very much interested in my art. Looking back, I feel very grateful that I have met such humble Pinoy greats.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Earliers exchanges with Noli: Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, remember this. I took a picture of this painting with my phone. The painting is at the executive house, the residence of the U.P. president inside the Diliman Campus. The U.P. president is Fred Pascual, husband of Menchu Martinez, kasabay natin sa Fine Arts.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Noli. I distinctly remember this artwork. UP Pres. S.P. Lopez asked me to see him at his office (admin) and found this artwork in his office wall. This was my entry for an On-the Spot art competition in Baguio that placed 2nd, I think. I think you were there too. The proud Glenn protested that this artwork should have been 1st place, hehe. Lito Carating got the 1st place. I didn’t know that then, when I protested. I had to explain that to Lito, after the competition. Because of this incident, Pres SP Lopez commissioned me to do a wall mural 12feet x 36feet for his office (admin). There were times when the Board of Regents met with SP, and I was asked about certain issues concerning UP while I was up there on a scaffolding painting, hehe.

    Emmanuel Garalde: We all joined the painting contest at U.P. Baguio. Lito’s painting is also at the executive house. When you were doing the painting at the U.P. president’s office, a powerful storm tore the roof of the main library. I remember you related to us how it happened. I hope you still have pictures of the mural. That part where the mural was located was burned during the time of Pres. Angara.Sayang!

    Imelda Cajipe Endaya: of course I remember Glenn and Lito consistently bagging the prizes!

    Glenn A. Bautista: I was always reluctant in joining art contests then, Pres Meps. But UP kept sending me to join. I was happy painting alone in my art classes with Joya, Bernardo, Emil Rodriguez and Abueva. The ghosts at that CFA end kept me company, hehe.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Lito and I, for a time, were seated together at the basement in Prof Castaneda’s painting and history class. We shared and learned from each other a lot during those early years at UP.

    Mariquit Soriano: BRAVO UP for producing one of the prolific artists the Philippines has to this day!!

    Glenn A. Bautista: Thank you Kit, you are very kind.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Noli, no I never had a photo of the SP mural. The “seen” may have been lost, but the “unseen” stays in my memory. I may have worked on that mural for half a year, enough to get to know Pres SP Lopez when he was alone walking around the door-less room thinking aloud, sometimes asking me about the issues of the day concerning the UP students. I had witnessed UP radicals breaking in his office giving their demands to the president and calling me, “the presidents’ boy”. Now most of them are living outside the Philippines.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Noli, are you sure the SP mural got burned? Would be great if we have a photo of it. Btw, this also reminds me of the other controversial mural I did for the Arts and Sciences building during Dean Majul’s time. Dean Majul unhung it from the AS building and so it was placed at the Humanities building. Dean Majul objected simply because the Pinoy flag I incorporated lacked one ray of the sun representing Mindanao.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Ateneo’s art curator, Eric Torres offered that it be displayed at Ateneo instead, to which I agreed. Pretty soon, I learned that Architect Lor Calma purchased it and was sold to Hotel Imperial in Albay where I believe it still hangs for I had seen it once when we visited my younger brother’s wife, Tes, in Bicol. I never got a cent from the sale. More of these occurrences transpired, enough for me to go back into solitude and withdraw from the Pinoy art scene.

    Maria Antonieta Vasquez Salazar: dami ng byahe ng work mo glenn!

    Glenn A. Bautista: Ganyan ata talaga ang “fate” nating mga artists, Tonette, hehe.. . pati na artworks. Kaya nga may German word na “angst”. Musta ka na, sis . . . miss ko nang makidaldal sa iyo.

    Maria Antonieta Vasquez Salazar: im very happy for you glenn as you travel lifes journeys and share life and spirit awakenings with everyone. your art is so blessed as well and reflect the inner wisdom you gain. blessings to you and your loved ones. someday kita kits ulit sa pinas.

    Glenn A. Bautista: sure thing, Tonette sis . . .

    Emmanuel Garalde: The entire wing of the UP president’s office was burned during Angara’s time. There may be some photos taken. I am sure they are at the archives of the UP library. There was a book that came out years back about the art collection of the University. …See More

    Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks for the info, Noli. Can you furnish me photos of the two Mass-Com murals? Btw, I don’t even have a photo of the mural, “Nationalism”.

    Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, remember this. I took a picture of this painting with my phone. The painting is at the executive house, the residence of the U.P. president inside the Diliman Campus. The U.P. president is Fred Pascual, husband of Menchu Martinez, kasabay natin sa Fine Arts.

    Glenn A. Bautista: Yes, Noli. I distinctly remember this artwork. UP Pres. S.P. Lopez asked me to see him at his office (admin-where the Oblation is) and found this artwork hanging on his office wall. This was my entry for an On-the Spot art competition in Baguio that pl…See More

    Glenn A. Bautista: Exchanges with Meps: Imelda Cajipe Endaya: What’s the year of this painting?

    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Meps, within the year ’69 when SP Lopez took over CP Romulo as …See More

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    Glenn A. Bautista: – July 25, 2011: Hope you don’t mind, Kunakels . . I enhanced our ALM pic a bit. -gb — with Douglas Portugal, Liz Garalde, Ging Ticzon Tiongson, Tina Bacaltos, Emmanuel Garalde, Armand Bacaltos and Bon C. Reyes.
    Teresa Liceralde Elloso Celdran, Vinchu Lapid, Alex Fuentespina and 8 others like this.

    Glenn A. Bautista: alala ko pa yung boots ko na may zipper, hehe . .
    Emmanuel Garalde: Much better! The writing on the back of the locker is Santy’s poem about the ALM.
    Glenn A. Bautista: Meron ba tayong kopya noon na mababasa? Alam ko may printed copy tayo nyan sa CFA, d ba? Alala ko Santy referring to me as ‘mr. clean”, haha
    Emmanuel Garalde: I will try to see if I can reproduce a good copy.
    Samuel Santamaria: sino nga ba yung nasa likod ni Ody?
    Ernesto V Enrique: Si Bon feeling James Dean! Ayuz!
    Ernesto V Enrique: Naging bata pala si Noli? Woooot….!
    Armand Bacaltos: Sam, si Ed Munarriz yan.
    Glenn A. Bautista: Bim, c EdM ba yung, wla yan sa epa ko – – tepok na . . (something lyk dat)
    Glenn A. Bautista: Noli, good copy of which? Santy’s poem or d ALM photo?
    Glenn A. Bautista: Ay c bwitsit pala yung nasa likod ng locker, hehe
    Glenn A. Bautista: kalahating SMB mapula na . . cno yun?
    Teresa Liceralde Elloso Celdran: Ha ha ha! Kunakels! the young once!!! so cute !!!
    Ging Ticzon Tiongson: Hi Glen…thanks for sending your photos of yesteryears…bata mo pa dito..used to rememberthe times when you would come to our house….hehe…those were the years…guapo ka pa rin…are you in manila?
    Emmanuel Garalde: BingBing, We were all cute once upon a time, remember?
    Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, you are talking of our dearly departed Bert San Luis. Yung malaking mama na nakakatakot ang itsura basta wag lang magsasalita. ..sorry Bert!
    Maria Antonieta Vasquez Salazar: share ako ha! grabe what memories si ed munarriz ba wala na rin?
    Emmanuel Garalde: Hi Tonetsky, we heard about Ed Munarriz. But we are not sure.
    Maria Antonieta Vasquez Salazar: a bit surprising and sad also sayang at di ko man lang sila nakita – ody and ed and bert and santy to an extent. god bless them.
    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Tonette, WE may all go just like that in a jiffy:
    Glenn A. Bautista: the-end-time.blogspot(dot)com/2011/02/comet-elenin-is-coming, or just surf elenin comet
    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Ging, indefinitely staying here, around Houston, TX. Warm regards to the family.God bless.
    Maria Antonieta Vasquez Salazar: glenn totoo naman – there but for the grace of god go i. blessings to you and all of us.
    Imelda Cajipe Endaya: Sa F2 1968-69! Ang gagwapo at kuyut naman! Si Hector sa baba ni Glenn, si Pol sa likod, si Bert, Ed, Odie, Bim. Wala naman dyan si Santi. Who’s that at right leaning against the locker?
    Armand Bacaltos: Meps, si Bon Reyes yan.
    Imelda Cajipe Endaya: Ah, namukhaan pero senior moment sa pangalan.
    Glenn A. Bautista: Hi Pres Meps! It’s good to hear from you. Masipag ka pa rin mag print? Will view your pages after this. Are we friends here at FB?
    Imelda Cajipe Endaya: I think so we are FB friends because I can see your posts.
    Armand Bacaltos: Latin, English –
    Gaudeamus igitur
    Iuvenes dum sumus.
    Post iucundam iuventutem
    Post molestam senectutem…
    Peggy Bose: lovely!!
    Alex Gaddi: that’s Ed Munarizbehind Ody,,wow sana marami pa kayong i-pos

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