This International Artist is a Filipino

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Boi SibugWhat does Manny Pacquaio, Jessica Sanchez, Charice Pempengco, and Arnel Pineda have in common? Well – three of them are singers and one is a pugilist but that’s not it. They are internationally known and every Filipino in the Philippines knows them, too.

It’s sad that there are other Filipinos who made a name in the international scene but are not even known in the Philippines – within their family perhaps but not throughout the Philippines.

Let me introduce one international achiever who should also be given such accolade as Arnel Pineda, et. als.  – after all he is also an artist.

Bienvenido “Boi” Sibug is originally from Manila, Philippines where he studied fine arts, painted, and worked in advertising agencies. For 35 years, he has captured the essence of the world he grew up in with his paintings, portraits, designs and photographs – he has  exhibited his works in more than 70 art shows.

In 1992, Sibug moved to the island of Guam and produced art works aptly described by art critics from Asia as “a collection of artistic gems.”

While Sibug employs multiple media, his forte resides in oil, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal. His talents extend to creating graphic designs and photographs, but his exceptional sense of colors and composition leads ultimately to a powerful rendering of images of beauty and order in the Pacific milieu.

Expectedly Sibug has been recognized through numerous awards for his works, and some of his paintings have become permanent features of galleries and lobbies of the finest places in Guam, Manila and USA.

It’s not enough to introduce Sibug without a mention of his numerous international and local awards:

2012
• 1st  Place & Popular Choice – Red Tie, watercolor at Monthly Competition, July 10,
2012, Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California. Judged by: Jim Salchak, past
president of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.
• 2nd  Place – Last Dance, watercolor at Monthly Competition, May 8, 2012, Torrance
Artists Guild, Torrance, California
• 2nd  Place & Popular Choice – Karylle, pastel at Monthly Competition, March 13, 2012,
Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California
• 1st Place – Dance Movements, watercolor at Monthly Competition, February 14, 2012,
Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California
• Honorable Mention – Lucky, watercolor at Monthly Competition, Jan. 10, 2012,
Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California

• Best of Show – Sax Player, Watercolor, 14.5” x 19”
• 1st Place – Ina, Pastel, 19” x 25”
• Honorable Mention – T’Boli Woman, Pastel, 19” x 25”
Lakewood Artist Guild 2012 Spring Show, Mayfair Park, John Todd Community
Center, 5720 Clark Ave., Lakewood, California, May 20, 2012

• Best of Show & 1st Place – Karylle, pastel
• 2nd Place –Lucky, watercolor, Animal Category, 2012 Spring Art Show, San Gabriel
Fine Art Association, April 28- May 24, 2012, SGFAA Glass Room Gallery, South
Misssion Drive, ¬San Gabriel, CA 991776

• 3rd  Place – T’Boli Woman, Judge Award, Pastel Category, 75th Annual Art &
Photography Santa Paula Exhibit  sponsored by the Santa Paula Society of the Arts,
March 13- April 4, 2012, at the Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th Street, Santa
Paula

• 3rd  Place – Edwin, pastel, Portrait category
• Honorable Mention – Landscape I-watercolor, Landscape category
31st  Panorama Traditional Art Show,Traditional Artists’ Guild of Paramount, March 9-
10, 2012, Progress Park, 1550 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723

2011
• 1st  Place – Karylle, pastel, 19” x 25”, Simi Valley Art Association Annual Open Juried
Show 2011, Nov. 6-Dec. 1, 2011 Simi Valley Town Center, Simi Valley, California

• Merchandise Awards – Circa 1820, Pastel, 19” x 25”
• Merchandise Awards – Edwin, Pastel, 19” x 25”
• Merchandise Awards – T’Boli Woman, Pastel, 19” x 25”
Art Colony of La Mirada presents “Mirrors of Your Mind 2011”, November 8-19, 2011,
Mary Paxon Art Gallery, City of Norwalk, California

• Best of Show – Karylle, pastel, 19” x 25”
• Mayor’s Award – Rafael, pastel, 19” x 25
• Honorable Mention – Last Dance 2, watercolor category
Lakewood Artist Guild 2011 Fall Show, Mayfair Park, John Todd Community Center,
5720 Clark Ave., Lakewood, California, Oct. 9, 2011

• 1st  Place – T’boli Woman, pastel, 19” x 25” portrait/figure category
Glendale Art Association 2011 Fall Salon Juried Exhibition, Whites Framing & Art
Restoration Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, California, Oct, 4 – Oct. 30, 2011

• 3rd  Place – Edwin, pastel, portrait/figure category,
• Honorable Mention – The Wave, Landscape/Seascape category
• Honorable Mention – Yellow Hibiscus, Floral/Still Life category, watercolor
22nd  Annual Torrance Artists’ Guild’s Open Juried Show held at Toyota Auto Museum
Torrance, California, September 23-25, 2011

• 1st  Place – T’Boli Woman, Pastel, at Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California,
Monthly Competition, December 13, 2011
• Honorable Mention – Sax Player, Watercolor at Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance,
California, Monthly Competition, November 8, 2011
• 1st  Place – Chamorrita, Watercolor, Judged by master watercolorist Gerald Brommer at
Torrance Artists Guild, Torrance, California, Monthly Competition, October 11, 2011
• Popular Choice Award & 3rd Place – Waiting, Watercolor, size: 29” x 21.5”at Torrance
Artists Guild, Torrance, California, Monthly Competition, September 13, 2011
• 2nd  PLACE – Rafael, pastel at Torrance Artist Guild, Monthly Competition, August 8,
2011
• First Place & Popular Choice – Edwin, pastel at Torrance Artist Guild, Monthly
Competition, July 12, 2011

• Mayor’s Award (1st Place) – Edwin, pastel
• 2nd  PLACE – Red Tie, watercolor
• 2nd  PLACE – Filipina, pastel, Other Media category
Lakewood Artist Guild, 2011 Spring Show, Mayfair Park John Todd Community
Center, Lakewood, California, May 22, 2011

• 1st  PLACE – Last Dance watercolor under GENRE
• 3rd  PLACE – Hibiscus, watercolor- under FLORAL SCENES category
• Honorable Mention – Filipina, pastel under PORTRAITS category, 30th Panorama
Traditional Art Show, Traditional Artists’ Guild of Paramount, March 28-29, 2011,
Progress Park, 1550 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723

• 2nd  PLACE – Waiting, watercolor, Judge Award
• 1st  PLACE – Filipina, pastel, Jury-of-Your-Peers “Award of Excellence”
74th Annual Art & Photography Santa Paula Exhibit, sponsored by the Santa Paula
Society of the Arts, March 15- April 6, 2011 at the Blanchard Community Library, 119
N. 8th Street, Santa Paula CA 93061

2010
• 2nd  PLACE – Jayme, Watercolor, Simi Valley Art Association Open Juried Show
2010, October 22 – November 13, 2010, Simi Valley Public Library, Simi Valley,
California

2006
• Honorable Mention – Lizza, Pastel, December 7, 2006- January 26, 2007, Art of the
Pacific Rim, Isla Center for the Arts, UOG, Guam

• Best of Show – Circa 1880, Pastel
• 1st  PLACE – People’s Choice Awards, Circa 1880, Pastel
• 2nd  PLACE – People’s Choice Awards, In Motion, Watercolor
• 2nd  PLACE – Judges Awards, In Motion, Watercolor
• Honorable Mention – Judges Awards, Circa 1880, Pastel
69th Annual Santa Paula, Art & Photography Exhibit, January 31, 2005 – February
2006 at the Blanchard Community Library, 119N. 8th Street, Santa Paula, California
93061

• Honorable Mention – Slow Motion, Watercolor, 20th Annual Competition,
Buenaventura Art Association, January 10, 2005- February 4, 2006, Buenaventura
Gallery Ventura, California

2005
• 1st PLACE – Filipina 1880, Pastel/Drawing Category
• 1st PLACE – Last Dance, Watercolor Category
• 2nd PLACE – Country Stream, Oil/Acrylic Category, The 2005 Simi Valley Art
Association Fall Juried Show, October 7-16, 2005, Simi Valley Public Library, Simi
Valley, California

• Winsor & Newton Award (Membership Award) – Filipina 1880, Portrait Category
• Mayor Award – Filipina 1880, Portrait Category:
• 2nd  PLACE – Slow Motion – Portrait Category: in the 18th Annual Gallerie of Fine Art
2005, Juried Show, Torrance Artists Guild, October 1-2, 2005, City of Torrance,
California

• 1st  PLACE – Filipina, Pastel & Miscellaneous Category in the Arts Council of the
Conejo Valley, Third Annual Juried Competition, June 9-26, 2005, Thousands Oaks
Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California 91320

• Honorable Mention – Last Dance, Aqua Media Category at the California Gold Coast
Watercolor Society, 15th Annual?Membership Competition, May 5-30, 2005
Thousands Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California
91320

• Best Portrait – Don Roache Award – Circa 1920
• 1st  PLACE – Sax Player, Genre Watercolor
• 1st  PLACE – Circa 1920, Other Media (Pastel}
• 4th  PLACE – Movements I, Popular Vote Awards, San Gabriel Fine Arts Association,
Spring Show – April 23-May 31, 2005, SGFAA Gallery, 343 South Mission Drive, San
Gabriel, California 91776

• 1st PLACE – Slow Motion, Watercolor, Westlake Juried Art Show, April 7 -April 29,
2005, Thousands Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park,
California

• Best of Watercolor – Red Tie, Watercolor – Judge’s Award
• 3rd  PLACE – Number 8, Watercolor, Judge’s Award
• Honorable Mention – Lucky, Watercolor, Animal Category
• Honorable Mention – Downhill, Watercolor, Landscape Category
• Honorable Mention – Weaver, Watercolor, Portrait Category,
2005 Panorama of Traditional Artists’ Guild of Paramount Open Show, Feb. 28- March
6, 2005

• 1st  PRIZE – Movements II, (Watercolor Category) Founders/Judges Award
• 3rd  PRIZE – Movements II, Watercolor (People’s Choice Award)
68th ANNUAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, Feb. 1 – Feb. 23, 2005, Santa
Paula Society of the Arts, Santa Paula, California 93061

2004
• 1st  PLACE – Dance Movements, Transparent Watercolor Division
• Honorable Mention – Red Tie, Transparent Watercolor Division, California Gold Coast
Watercolor Society, 14th Annual Membership Competition at the Ojai Center for the
Arts, 113 South Montgomery St., Ojai, California, May 1-29, 2004,
• Honorable Mention – Movements, Watercolor, Simi Valley Art Association Fall Juried
Show, Simi Valley, California October 2-3, 2004
• 1st  PLACE – Movement, Transparent Watercolor Division, California Gold Coast
Watercolor Society, 14th Annual Open Competition 2004, May 1-29, 2004, Thousands
Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California
• Director’s Award – Vivian, Pastel, Petals & Paint, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and
the Ventura County Arts Council, April 24-May 18, 2004
• 3rd  PLACE – Movements, Watercolor, People/Animal Category, Westlake Village
Guild, Juried Show 2004, April 8- April 30, 2004, Thousands Oaks Community Gallery,
2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California

2003
• BEST OF SHOW – Fruit stand, Watercolor, Simi Valley Art Association, Fine Arts
Show, Simi Valley, California,  June 7-8, 2003

2002
• BEST OF SHOW – Circa 1920, Pastel
• 1st  PLACE – Movements, (Watercolor Category), Simi Valley Art Association Fine
Arts Show, Simi Valley, California, June 1-2, 2002

2001
• 3rd  PLACE – Plumeria, (Watercolor Category),Simi Valley Art Association, Annual
Arts Show, Simi Valley,  California, June 2-3, 2001

2000
• BEST OF SHOW – Mother & Child, Pastel
• 1st  PLACE – Mother & Child, (Pastel Category)
• 2nd  PLACE – Morning Glory, (Oil Pastel Category), Simi Valley Art Association,
Spring Show, Simi Valley, California, June 10-11, 2000

1997
• 1st  PLACE – Guam Hilton Hotel Art Competition & Exhibit, February 14 -28, 1997
Guam, USA

1994
• BEST OF SHOW (Awardee), 1993 CREATIVE HANDS II, Guam, US Sponsored by
Isla Center for the Arts & Bank of Guam, Dec. 2, 1993 – Feb. 12, 1994, Exhibited at the
Bank of Guam Gallery

1992
• One of the Best Five Watercolorist (Awardee), 1992 (9th Annual Invitational
Watercolor Show)  “Kulay sa Tubig IX” Gallery Genesis, Manila, Philippines

1986
• 2nd  PLACE – Watercolor Society of the Philippines, Monthly Contest for the Month of
July 1986
• 2nd  PLACE – Watercolor Society of the Philippines, Monthly Contest for the Month of
June 1986
• 1st  PLACE –Watercolor Society of the Philippines Monthly Contest for the Month of
May 1986

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bienvenido “boi” sibug
1207 sutter avenue
simi valley, ca 93065
home phone: (805) 520-9163
cell phone: (805) 304-5289
e-mail: bienvenido_sibug @yahoo.com
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