UST College of Fine Arts and Design Advertising Arts faculty member Asst. Prof. Ana Rhea Consebido-Adonis, from the won first prize in the “Say No to Violence Against Women” Art Competition sponsored by the Zonta Club of Manila III (ZCM) in collaboration with the United Women Artists Association of the Philippines (UWAAP).
The contest winners were selected in an online judging and the winners were announced on May 18, 2020. The artist explained that, “Mixed media symbols [like passages about women’s experiences] are noticeable. It is about how mostly women are the ones susceptible to experiencing abuse and maltreatment from the opposite sex, resulting in depression.” The art piece, titled “Violence Against Women,” is 18 by 24 inches. Noticeable among the dark themes included, were the flowers in the painting. In an online interview, Adonis shared, “If given the right love and care, everything will bloom beautifully in its own way.” Consebido-Adonis, who obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree from UST in 2013, is the Community Development Coordinator of the College of Fine Arts and Design. Founded in 1919, Zonta International, to which ZCM belongs, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.