Events recap

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Here are some events I took part of the past couple months.

May 16 – Asian Heritage Street Festival @ SF
May 23 – Secret Garden of Eden @ SF
May 30 – Kularts Art Fair @ SF
June 6 – Pista sa Ngyon @ Vallejo
June 21 – Sangdiwa @ SF
June 27 – Kalayaan @ SF

Over the past 2 years, I’ve been slowing down doing Filipino events due to the following:

– Lack of quality of the Filipino festivals
– Increased cost of booths at festivals
– Less attendance
– A change in consumer behavior
– Less interest possibly due to our efforts of getting knowledge of Baybayin to the public has been working

So what’s this mean? It means that I’ve got to change things up by either changing my products or targeting non-Filipinos. It also means that next year, I’ll be focusing on my online school, documentary and producing events. The next one will be on November 14, 2015 at Fort Mason. See for more information.



Event: 2 Blocks of Art 10/19 – San Francisco

You may have heard about my 3 day event at Asian Art Museum this weekend (10/19-21) but also, this Friday, 10/19 I’ll be taking part of 2 Blocks of Art at the Bayanihan Center in San Francisco. Right after my live painting and lecture at the museum, I’ll be running over to this event. I’ll probably be there around 4:30PM. This is probably going to be one of my last public events this year where you can buy artwork.

Visit Kularts for more info.

2 Blocks of Art Central Market Art Walk
Friday | October 19 | 4-8PM

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street @ 6th
San Francisco

Artists already signed on:

Balikbayod: A surfboard sharing project promoting education 1st through the love of surfing

Artisans already signed on:

Little Honey Vee

with live chalk art by Paolo Salazar and Basic Lee
weaving demonstration by Holly Calica
and music by Dirty Boots!

EVENT: Make Your Own Revolution 9/21-22

Saturday night 9/22, I’ll be doing Baybayin chalk art as part of “Make Your Own Revolution: Remembering people’s strength in resistance to Martial Law” by Kularts.

Friday & Saturday | September 21-22 | 6-8:30pm

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street @ 6th
San Francisco

Suggested Donation: $5-20

Join Kularts for two evenings of performance inspired by people’s resistance to state violence. Forty years ago, Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law, ushering over two decades of brutal dictatorship, repression, murders (aka “salvaging”), and the subsequent revolution, now known as” People Power Movement.”

Make Your Own Revolution provides a space for the community to commemorate the traumas of martial law and remember the strength of “people power.” Activities include staged readings; live music; participatory sidewalk drawing; and the installation of a bangka, a boat sculpture inspired by indigenous ritual.

Saturday, September 22, 2012: