June 17, 2024
FESTIVAL OF TALENTS — Student-artists from the eight Schools Division Offices of the Department of Education-Cordillera competed in the 2024 Regional Festival of Talents at SM City Baguio last week with Madison V. Tambo from SDO Baguio winning as champion. — Jenfrey Benafin/ DMMSU Intern

The Department of Education Baguio Schools Division topped the 2024 Regional Festival of Talents at SM City Baguio with the theme, “Galing, talino at husay ng mga batang makabansa sa diwa ng matatag na adhika.”

Madison Gabrielle V. Tambo, a 16-year-old student of Baguio City National High School, placed first in the PintaHusay event where the students were tasked to paint a panoramic view of Baguio City.

She was given Burnham Park along with the buildings and greenery around it. She started by identifying the perspective and vanishing points then proceeded laying down the undertones and sketches until she rendered it.

Her skills and technique in painting captured the depth and detailed composition of the landscape which earned her the top spot.

She captured  the judges with what she envisioned: “I wanted to make the painting and give love to it, so that when the viewers were to view my painting I want them to feel like ‘wow! This is Baguio,’ and I wanted to represent how beautiful Baguio can be with right conditions and with the right light – lighting.”

According to the judges, she has a classical approach in painting. Her work was described as a strong composition with depth of perspective as the colors and shadows were well-blended and had depth.

It also displayed the student’s skill and technique in painting which showed her eye for details as the focal point is emphasized.

Tambo has been practicing in visual arts since she was in kindergarten.

She is a self-taught artist with a basic formal training in Special Program in the Arts Visual Arts.

Her style is mostly realism and abstract realism combined with her strength in color harmony which she used as an advantage to the competition.

Tambo will represent the region for the National Festival of Talents in Cebu on June 9 to 12.

The Schools Division of Abra placed second and Ifugao was the third placer. Mountain Province placed fourth; Tabuk City, Kalinga fifth; Benguet, sixth; Apayao, seventh; and Kalinga, eighth.

The board of judges was composed of Angelica Rosalin, George Rosales, and Resty Lopez. – Jenfrey Benafin