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Publication featuring 60 contemporary Filipino American artists from across the United States.
Publication featuring 60 contemporary Filipino American artists from across the United States.
66 backers pledged $4,235 to help bring this project to life.

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Filipino American Artist Directory 2017 Edition

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Contemporary Filipino American Art

Filipino American Artist Directory is a living archive and annual publication dedicated to artists of Filipino heritage living and working between the United States and the Philippines, with particular focus on artists based in the Midwest and South. Founded in 2015, the directory is an independent, artist-run initiative that aims to:

  • Increase the visibility and recognition of Filipino American visual artists and promote our inclusion in museums, galleries, collections, and publications
  • Serve as an educational resource for students and teachers
  • Create community between artists, curators, and writers

With our first successful artist book launched in February 2017, our second book is scheduled to be released by February 2018.

2016 Filipino American Artist Directory
2016 Filipino American Artist Directory

Learn more about the project at filamartistdirectory.com and follow our IG and Facebook page for updates.

This year's directory will feature 60 contemporary Filipino American artists from across the country. The directory will be 100 pages printed in full color, featuring artist work, biographical information, and catalog essays from contributing curators and writers. 

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We're happy to introduce this year's roster of artists, curators, and writers contributing to the 2017 publication, representing 28 cities in 12 states, as well as the Philippines and Canada.

Contributing curators and writers: Jan Christian Bernabe, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Dara Katrina del Rosario, Dorothy R. Santos, Eileen R. Tabios, and Jennelyn Tumalad

Artists: Pacita Abad, Adrian Alarilla, Brandon Alvendia, Angel Alviar-Langley, Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Kristoffer Ardeña, Don Artamas, Daniel Ballesteros, Katrina Bello, Gigi Bio, Grace Bio, Jose Johann Bitancor, Kelvin Burzon, Francis Calimlim, Crystal Z. Campbell, Cesar Conde, Marissa Sean Cruz, Mel Vera Cruz, Isabel Cuenca, Ashley Dequilla, Sammay Dizon, Raychelle Duazo, Ulysses Duterte, Jana Ercilla, Tristan Espinoza, John Yoyogi Fortes, Nicole Gervacio, Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Christine Hipolito, Venancio C. Igarta, Regin Igloria, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Roberto Jamora, Dennis Madamba, Matt Manalo, Cyril Maza, Lorna Maza, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Ged Merino, Christine Morla, Kimo Nelson, Justin Pastores, Jill Paz, Bong Redila, Carlo Ricafort, Sherwin Rio, Lordy Rodriguez, Yumi Janairo Roth, Eliseo Art Silva, Juvana Soliven, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Cianna Valley, Jean Vengua, Jeremy Keith Villaluz, Melanie Gritzka del Villar, and Pamela Ybañez

Budget breakdown:

We can't make this book happen without your support. A printed publication has a number of specific expenses that require funding far beyond our everyday budget. Here is a breakdown of costs to make the impact of your donations as transparent as possible.

  • Publication costs (100 books minimum, including UPS ground shipping): $1500-1700
  • Writers' honorariums: $750
  • Backer rewards (including stickers, postcards, and posters): $300-500
  • Book shipping costs (including envelopes and media mail postage): $300
  • Kickstarter fee (5%): $175
  • ISBN code and title registration: $150

The bare minimum we need to make this happen is $3,500, but a little extra gives us the ability to push mountains a little further. Thus, we've also outlined a few STRETCH GOALS that can help us reach a wider audience:

  • STRETCH GOAL #1: $4,000 can publish 150 books
  • STRETCH GOAL #2: $4,500 can publish 200 books
  • STRETCH GOAL #3: $5,000 can publish 250 books (our ultimate goal!)

This fundraiser will determine how many books we'll have available the coming year. Once the Kickstarter has been completed, books will be capped in a limited edition between 100 and 250.

Backer Rewards

Now for the best part! 

All contributions will receive a shoutout on our social media and will be listed a contributor in the book. Check out the rest of the rewards you can receive at each level:

STICKERS

We love stickers—and Spam! We'll send you a 3x3 vinyl die cut FILAM sticker at the Spam Level, which is also included with every book.

ARTIST POSTCARD SET

Contributing artists have generously allowed us to print limited edition postcard sets of their work. Receive a set of 10 postcards at the Ube, Halo Halo, and Archipelago Levels. Keep them all to yourself or send them to your 10 favorite people!

Postcards are assorted and may include work by Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Daniel Ballesteros, Johann Jose Bitancor, Kelvin Burzon, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Cyril Maza, Lorna Maza, Justin Pastores, Juvana Soliven, and Melanie Gritzka del Villar.

BOOK BAGS

One can never have enough book bags, or books. This lime and navy design is available this year only at the Citrus, Library, and Archipelago Levels!

ARTIST POSTERS

Pick your choice of artist poster at the Buko Level. Posters will be printed on high quality, glossy paper at 18"x24"—these prints are definitely frame worthy. New posters will be revealed each week!

 

A) Ashley Dequilla, "The Alchemy Within," 2017. (filamartistdirectory.com/ashley-dequilla)

B) Daniel Ballesteros, "STL No. 055," 2017. (ballesterosprojects.com)

C) Kelvin Burzon, "Madonna and Child," 2017. (kelvinburzon.com)

D) Kimberley Acebo Arteche, "Bodyless 5056, SoMa," 2017. (kimarteche.com)

E) Janna Añonuevo Langholz, "AKO / I AM," 2017. (jannalangholz.com)

ORIGINAL ARTWORK

New original artwork will be revealed every week! All original artwork will be mailed directly by the artist.

Paintings by Justin Pastores
Paintings by Justin Pastores

Paintings are available individually at the Lechon Level. Message us to claim the set of three.

1. Daspan, 2017. Watercolor on hot pressed paper, 12" x 8" (unframed)

2. Walis Tingting, 2017. Watercolor on hot pressed paper, 12" x 8" (unframed)

3. Walis Tambo, 2017. Watercolor on hot pressed paper, 12" x 8" (unframed) 

Learn more about Justin's work at justinpastores.com 

Rea Lynn de Guzman, "Stained Study," 2017. Acrylic & image transfer on piña fiber mounted on panel, 8" x 8"
Rea Lynn de Guzman, "Stained Study," 2017. Acrylic & image transfer on piña fiber mounted on panel, 8" x 8"

Learn more about Rea's work at readeguzman.com

Ring by Juvana Soliven
Ring by Juvana Soliven

 Learn more about Juvana's work at juvanasoliven.com

Sketch by Bong Redila. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm. Matted and framed.
Sketch by Bong Redila. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm. Matted and framed.

 Learn more about Bong's work at bongredila.tumblr.com

Jean Vengua, "Morphology 1". Ink on handmade Khadi paper, 8" x 8".
Jean Vengua, "Morphology 1". Ink on handmade Khadi paper, 8" x 8".

Learn more about Jean's work at okiranalog.wordpress.com

GIANT ENSAYMADAS

Ensaymadas are back this year! Inspired by the film The Women of Malolos (2014) directed by Sari and Kiri Dalena, Janna Añonuevo Langholz started baking ensaymadas the way they were made in the 1800s—as big as a cake, "best eaten with tsokolate," and topped with real queso de bola. Three giant ensaymadas are available at the Ensaymada Level. It actually does take at least a week to eat one of these.

*Giant ensaymada shipment can be scheduled anytime in 2018. An additional priority shipping fee is added to ensure speedy delivery.

*Allergy warning: Gluten, lactose

SPONSORSHIP

If you are a business or organization who would like to support our growing initiative, consider sponsoring Filipino American Artist Directory! Back us at $100 or above to become a sponsor, and have your logo listed in our publication. For advertisements, contact us to discuss pricing and perks. (Businesses listed above are fictional.)

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Risks and challenges

Although we don't forsee too many risks or challenges with this project, there can always be unexpected delays with printing or shipping. We'll be doing the best on our end to have completed the process and start shipping out backer rewards by February 2018. Backers will be notified with updates and any changes to the schedule.

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    Our 2017 book and a special edition book bag to go with it. Carry the directory and all your other favorite Filipino literature in this tote. Design available this year only!

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    Janna Añonuevo Langholz bakes ensaymadas the way they were made in the 1800s—as big as a cake, and best eaten with tsokolate. Only three ensaymadas available—that will last for days!

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    Original artwork by San Francisco-based artist Rea Lynn de Guzman—one lucky recipient only!

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    Our appreciation to you is vast. We'll send you a specially prepared balikbayan box of the above rewards with a few extra directories, your choice of fine art print, book bag, postcard set, stickers, and note you as an Archipelago Level contributor in the book. You might find a surprise in there, too.

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