Located at the fourth floor of SM Megamall building A, is the premier gateway corridor to everything Fine Art in the Philippines. This historic, yet widely popular shopping area has been widely known as the center for exhibitions, auctions, and art talks in Metro Manila. Many of the galleries carry the bigget names in Philippine art, such as Malang, Joya, and Baldemor. Several galleries also house new and budding talent, especially in sculpture.
The Artasia Fine Art Gallery is one of the well known hotspots for sculpture and modern art. Founded by artists themselves, it is now being managed by contemporary sculptor Seb Chua, who has also won several recognitions in the national art scene. Joining him in the fulfillment of the gallery, are MX Chan, a first prize winner from the Art Association of the Philippines, and Seb’s son Kylo Chua, sole recipient of the very first LSAA award for sculpture in the history of the Ateneo de Manila University. This gallery houses its resident sculptors from both the local and international artist communities and was one of the pioneer galleries to host UNICEF’s successful ‘Art for Life’ sculpture project twice in a row.
Among some of the other fine art galleries include, Gallery Nine; a unique place that hosts a number of well-deserving sculptors and painters, Gallery Y; an experienced and very popular venue for painting exhibits by esteemed Philippine artists, and Galerie Anna which was recently opened with its inaguration exhibit featuring 138 of the country’s visual artists in 2009.