Search for the 2015 Outstanding Artists in Zamboanga City is on PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

The Association of Creative and Performing Artists of Zamboanga or ACPAZ is making an announcement thru Pep Talk the Search for the 2015 Most Outstanding Artists of Zamboanga City this year. This recognition is in relation with the celebration of Arts Month next month (February), according to ACPAZ President Emeritus Dr. Roberto Torres. 

The award recognizes the unquestionable character of the artists or the association as a member of the society, having projected his or her or the association’s ideals for excellence, commitment and service in the field of arts, at the same time, demonstrating as a model of distinction worthy of emulation.

There will be several awards per field of specialization, Sonny Boy Dela Cruz the Chairperson of the Secretariat Committee of ACPAZ said.  Each distinct award will be recognized under these two categories: Culture and Arts Educator’s Award and the Culture and Arts Administrator’s Award. So, if you know somebody who is good in the performing arts such as music, dance, creative arts, visual arts, literary arts, applied arts, culinary interior design, architecture, event organizing, and fashion designing, nominate him or her or their organization, nominate them.

The Nomination Form can be secured from Prof. Ali Yacub (Mobile no: 09068560316 TM) and must be submitted to Dr. Torres Office at the Research, Extension Services and External Linkages (RESEL) of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) before or on February 14. The form must be accompanied with the nominee’s picture (2x2), curriculum vitae, and other pertinent documents duly certified. The awarding ceremony will be on February 28.

ACPAZ is accredited by the Cultural Association of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the City Government of Zamboanga. It is also a member of the International University Theater Association (IUTA) and Culture, Arts & History Council of Zamboanga (CAHC). The association is always at the forefront in leading all other government and non-government agencies in celebrating the month-long Arts Festival. They honor, display and preserve the city’s rich cultural tradition through various forms of arts.

As an organization, ACPAZ is mandated to award outstanding individuals, organizations in the field of arts and culture. It recognizes  exemplary performance and the outstanding contributions of artists to the community.The office of ACPZ is located at 12 B Gonzales Dr. Sampaguita Rd. Guiwan, Zamboanga City with landline 993-1193.

By Dante Corteza

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” Genesis 1.
Let there be art and it is good.