Creative Hands 2022 to feature local artists’ works of art

Creative Hands 2022 to feature local artists’ works of art

Creative Hands 2022 to feature local artists’ works of art

Artist: Angelica Losing, Best in show | Title: Self-reflection | Medium: Digital   
On On 2
Artist: Julius Sotomayor, Honorable mention | Title: On On 2 | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Perspective |
Artist: Linda Frank, Honorable mention | Title: Perspective | Medium: Photography
Sweet Vulgarity
Artist: Snyder Macaraeg, Honorable mention | Title: Sweet Vulgarity | Medium: Oil on canvas
Artist: John Dierking, Honorable mention | Title: Britanny | Medium: Digital
Between Two Ferns
Geraldine Datuin, Honorable mention | Title: Between Two Ferns | Medium: Acrylic on canvas

The Isla Center for the Arts will open an exhibit called Creative Hands 2022 on December 1, 2022, featuring 17 works of art by 14 local artists.

The art pieces will be on display through January 27, 2023.

An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Isla Center for the Arts Gallery, No. 15 Dean’s Circle, University of Guam.

The biennial exhibit showcases works of art selected as some of the best among 129 submissions by 24 artists.

Ramya Manthena, juror for the exhibit, holds a Master of Fine Art degree in fine art painting from the Academy of Art at the University in San Francisco, California. Her artwork reflects her cultural traditions as well as her love for music and dance.

Manthena selected the following as Best-in-Show and Honorable Mentions:


• Angelica Losing, “Self-Reflection,” digital

Honorable Mentions:

• Julius Sotomayor, “On On 2,” acrylic on canvas
• Linda Frank, “Perspective,” photography
• Snyder Macaraeg, “Sweet Vulgarity,” oil on canvas
• John Dierking, “Britanny,” digital limited edition
• Geraldine Datuin, “Between Two Ferns,” acrylic on canvas

Works of art by eight more artists will be on the spotlight:

• Judy Flores
• Keiko Flynn
• Tonya Dee McDaniel
• Sarah Ngo
• Chie Numano
• Maila Pujol
• Dawn Lees Reyes
• Georgiana Tyquiengco.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

This exhibition is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, Government of Guam, and the Office of the Governor.

For more information, contact:
• Dr. Velma Yamashita, coordinator; Jesselle Ocampo, teaching assistant, Rioanne Simeon, teaching assistant.
• Phone: 671-735-2965
• Email: