Cartellino: First Edition 2022
The online art shop and digest CARTELLINO is pleased to announce the third iteration of First Edition, a sitewide annual fundraising effort, with Filipino youth initiative Kids For Kids PH (@kidsforkidsph), featuring works by contemporary artists, established and emerging, from all over the country. Launching on November 6, 2022 (Sunday) at 10AM, the online event will run until November 20, 2022. Art enthusiasts of all stripes are invited to browse the shop for a collection of limited edition prints, paintings, drawings, hand-pulled prints, digital illustrations, photographs, collages, sculptures, and art toys.
In efforts to widen and enhance the accessibility of art, the First Edition model has shown that art can be affordable and is capable of driving equal opportunity, sustainability, and security. Following on from last year’s collaboration with Museo Pambata and Make-A-Wish Foundation, First Edition 2022 will be dedicated to the uplift of children’s right to education, creative expression, safe and healthy environments, and secure futures. This year, part of the proceeds from all artwork purchases on the website will be donated to youth-led organization Kids For Kids PH.
Founded in 2015 by sisters Tasha and Bella Tanjutco, Kids For Kids PH has been at the forefront of youth empowerment, leading a movement committed to climate justice, access to education, and creative change-making. Through various campaigns, the ever-growing community of youth activists, cultural workers, creatives, educators, and environmentalists strive for a society where children’s rights to a safe environment, and secure livelihood no longer need fighting for.
The funds raised through First Edition 2022 will contribute directly to the ongoing campaign Kapuluan ng Kabataan (@kapuluanngkabataan), a collection of projects across the archipelago geared toward reconnecting communities with our cultural and natural heritage, more specifically, to the construction and creation of a children’s library and workshop in Anahawan Island.
Featured in this year’s collection are limited edition prints of works by National Artist José Joya, Katrina Cuenca, Carla Gamalinda, Alee Garibay, Nina Garibay, Jeffrey Jay Jarin, Lyndon Maglalang, Mr. S, and Arturo Sanchez Jr.; and fine art prints from printmakers Marz Aglipay and Mars Bugaoan. Also included in the roster are cartoonists Manix Abrera, Hulyen, and Tarantadong Kalbo; and photographers Cru Camara and Sonny Thakur. From artists such as Tyang Karyel and Celline Mercado, come a collection of digital illustrations, while Quatro Hapimeel, Sean Michael Padie, and Wehkid each offer a series of art toys.
Launching in 2020, First Edition began as a cooperative fundraiser running a selection of limited-edition archival prints. Two years on, the project will run all types of art, from limited editions to original pieces, without cutting corners on access and affordability.
Text and images courtesy of Cartellino.