Artist Bisai Ya continues to make waves in the visual arts landscape and cyberscape. Recently, the New York Optimist featured her works, an awesome display of women and the places close to her heart.
Bisai’s artistic talent is a personal journey to self-healing, she says, and so wonderfully done by giving back of such incomes back to her chosen charities for education and the arts.
“I utilize my art talent to be able to do my advocacies in education and art. Any sale i make, ten percent (10%) from proceeds go to my favourite charity (ALS Learners of Mandaue City) which my high school classmate Emilin Isahac is currently mentoring (check our website: www.wix.com/bisayababe/bisayababe). That way I am able to give back to the community that supported my art.
I also conduct bi-annual art contests for out of school youths in Cebu, Philippines to slowly introduce them into the world of visual art in my own small way. I collaborate with fellow artists in conducting authentic art auctions to help raise funds for social worthy projects benefiting less fortunate members of society. (In 2012, I was blessed to have organised two successful charity art auctions online thru Bisai Art Cafe. One to benefit a schoolmate in high school Jean Manzanares Breast Cancer Fundraising (May 2012) and followed by another fundraising for an 8-year old girl stricken with leukemia (Lea Joven Leukemia Fundraising in July 2012). While Lea has expired and did not survive her illness, she continues to inspire us to do our art auctions to help other sufferers of long term illnesses benefit from our art sales and fundraising.
Through my gift of painting i was able to participate in several art causes to raise funds for sufferers of typhoon, those yearning for educational support and those seeking medication support. These are the very essence why my art is so special to me despite me not having enough monetary resources to contribute. Parting a painting on these activities is never a sorrow for me, but, builds in me more inspiration to use my gift of art towards good intentions and objectives.”
For more of Bisai’s works of art, please visit http://thenewyorkoptimist.com/HeidiRussellPresentsBisaiYaJune30_2013.html