Isla Center for the Arts Artwork

Almost There by Snyder Macaraeg

$250.00
Artwork Title: Almost There
Description:  Hands
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 10 ½ x 12“
 
About the Artist
Snyder Macaraeg | Class of 2016
 
Snyder Macaraeg focuses on capturing the beauty of a woman, which to him, is the greatest work of art. His contemporary realistic style is achieved in acrylics with the use of bold colors, close-up imagery and sensual strokes all encompassed within large unstretched canvases and, more recently, glass. His pieces are attempts to emulate the emotional and sexual beauty possessed by a woman using direct influences and references from his personal life. He is known for his recurring floral themes with lips that serve as complimentary tropes that complete his strong and passionate subjects. 
 
In the past year, Snyder has ventured into the world of mural art and has been commissioned for both private and public murals. A few of his works can currently be seen at The Hive and Coffee Slut.
ISBN/SKU: 
16515412
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Piao (Bamboo) by Greg Sablan

$25.00
Artwork Title: Piao (Bamboo)
Description:  Black and white bamboo
Medium: Linocut
Size: 11 x 14“ (approximate)
 
About the Artist
Greg Sablan | Class of 2008
 
Greg Sablan graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Fine Arts/Art.  This blockprint of bamboo is an example of the relief print process.  The image was selected as part of the juried undergraduate exhibition in 2007.
ISBN/SKU: 
17896850
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Shameless by Snyder Macaraeg

$275.00
Artwork Title: Shameless
Description:  Face on glass
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 10 ½ x 13 ½ “
 
About the Artist
Snyder Macaraeg | Class of 2016
 
Snyder Macaraeg focuses on capturing the beauty of a woman, which to him, is the greatest work of art. His contemporary realistic style is achieved in acrylics with the use of bold colors, close-up imagery and sensual strokes all encompassed within large unstretched canvases and, more recently, glass. His pieces are attempts to emulate the emotional and sexual beauty possessed by a woman using direct influences and references from his personal life. He is known for his recurring floral themes with lips that serve as complimentary tropes that complete his strong and passionate subjects. 
 
In the past year, Snyder has ventured into the world of mural art and has been commissioned for both private and public murals. A few of his works can currently be seen at The Hive and Coffee Slut.
ISBN/SKU: 
22206016
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The Cow by Bora Kim

$20.00
Artwork Title: The Cow
Description:  Brown and black cow
Medium: Linocut
Size: 5 x 7“ (approximate)
 
About the Artist
Bora Kim | Class of 2008
 
Bora Kim is a member of the class of 2008 and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts/Art.  She created this relief print of a cow using different blocks for each color.  This image was selected as part of the juried undergraduate exhibition in 2007.
ISBN/SKU: 
74529535
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Achiote by Neill Catangay

$275.00
Artwork Title: Achiote
Description:  Achiote plant
Medium:  Acrylic
Size: 11.5  x 12.5 ”
 
About the Artist
Neill Catangay | Class of 2017
 
Neill Jordan Frianeza Catangay is a Filipino artist born and raised in Guam.  He works primarily with acrylic on canvas and wood panel and employs various techniques such as staining, glazing, and scraping with a palette knife to achieve different textures in his paintings.  He is a painter best known for his dark and graphic landscapes with supernatural creatures but he also creates paintings that reflect the beautiful flora of the island, such as this painting of the local achiote plant. He is currently enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art pursuing an MFA in Painting.
 
ISBN/SKU: 
61731553
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A Moment to Breathe by Johnathan Barber

$245.00
Artwork Title: A Moment to Breathe
Description:  Black and white photograph with female figure
Medium: Photography
Size: 24 x 30” (approximate)
 
About the Artist
Johnathan Barber | Class of 2016
 
As described by the artist:  “At an early age I developed a love for the outdoors, the ocean and adventure that would stick with me throughout my life and would later be reflected in the artwork I produce. My journey into photography first started when I was in high school when I got my hands on a camera and began taking pictures of whatever I would see. Over the years my love for photography grew and while in college I continued to improve my craft later redirecting my academic focus into the fine arts. Today I strive to produce beautiful images that give viewers a glimpse into the beauty of the outdoors and island life. 
 
As a photographer my favorite subject to shoot is the ocean and the lifestyles centered on it. These artworks I have presented in the ‘Connections, Collaborations and Innovations in the Pacific’ exhibit all in some way point to our island’s cultural, environmental and spiritual relationship to water and reflect the important connections that are made with one another through it. To me these photographs speak of rediscovery of past culture and traditions, how we as islanders build relationships that are kindled through our oceans natural resources, and the importance of our islands fragile reef ecosystem in the present and looking towards the future. In my life so many relationships have been built on activities in our waters. More significant for me is the sharing of culture and knowledge that happens on the ocean. While these images may speak something different to each viewer my hope is that everyone can see how we are all connected as Pacific Islanders through our waters.” 
ISBN/SKU: 
23008936
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Arrival by Johnathan Barber

$270.00
Artwork Title: Arrival
Description:  Black and white photograph with canoe
Medium: Photography
Size: 14 x 36” (approximate)
 
About the Artist
Johnathan Barber | Class of 2016
 
As described by the artist:  “At an early age I developed a love for the outdoors, the ocean and adventure that would stick with me throughout my life and would later be reflected in the artwork I produce. My journey into photography first started when I was in high school when I got my hands on a camera and began taking pictures of whatever I would see. Over the years my love for photography grew and while in college I continued to improve my craft later redirecting my academic focus into the fine arts. Today I strive to produce beautiful images that give viewers a glimpse into the beauty of the outdoors and island life. 
 
As a photographer my favorite subject to shoot is the ocean and the lifestyles centered on it. These artworks I have presented in the ‘Connections, Collaborations and Innovations in the Pacific’ exhibit all in some way point to our island’s cultural, environmental and spiritual relationship to water and reflect the important connections that are made with one another through it. To me these photographs speak of rediscovery of past culture and traditions, how we as islanders build relationships that are kindled through our oceans natural resources, and the importance of our islands fragile reef ecosystem in the present and looking towards the future. In my life so many relationships have been built on activities in our waters. More significant for me is the sharing of culture and knowledge that happens on the ocean. While these images may speak something different to each viewer my hope is that everyone can see how we are all connected as Pacific Islanders through our waters.” 
ISBN/SKU: 
92268801
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Foundations by Johnathan Barber

$245.00
Artwork Title: Foundations
Description:  Black and white underwater scene
Medium: Photography
Size: 24 x 30” (approximate)
 
About the Author
Johnathan Barber | Class of 2016
 
As described by the artist:  “At an early age I developed a love for the outdoors, the ocean and adventure that would stick with me throughout my life and would later be reflected in the artwork I produce. My journey into photography first started when I was in high school when I got my hands on a camera and began taking pictures of whatever I would see. Over the years my love for photography grew and while in college I continued to improve my craft later redirecting my academic focus into the fine arts. Today I strive to produce beautiful images that give viewers a glimpse into the beauty of the outdoors and island life. 
 
As a photographer my favorite subject to shoot is the ocean and the lifestyles centered on it. These artworks I have presented in the ‘Connections, Collaborations and Innovations in the Pacific’ exhibit all in some way point to our island’s cultural, environmental and spiritual relationship to water and reflect the important connections that are made with one another through it. To me these photographs speak of rediscovery of past culture and traditions, how we as islanders build relationships that are kindled through our oceans natural resources, and the importance of our islands fragile reef ecosystem in the present and looking towards the future. In my life so many relationships have been built on activities in our waters. More significant for me is the sharing of culture and knowledge that happens on the ocean. While these images may speak something different to each viewer my hope is that everyone can see how we are all connected as Pacific Islanders through our waters.” 
ISBN/SKU: 
32785328
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