We’re moving!

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Our current location is now closed. We are happy to inform you that the MONA collection is returning to the original farm studio of Paulina Constancia located at the Justice German G. Lee Jr. Nature Sanctuary in Carcar.

Re-opening in August 2019. Stay tuned.


Creative Remix 1-Magnetic Puppetry

Hello friends of the MoNA and lovers of naïve art! I bring to you a series of kids art that were created at the CREATIVE REMIX summer workshop that I facilitated at the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver. The kids were ages 5 to 10.

I bring you 6 art-ivities from the workshop:

  • Magnetic Puppetry
  • Flying Superheroes
  • Spin Art
  • Monoprinting
  • Outdoor Mandala
  • Painting with Fabric



  1. Two or more animals that would not normally meet, are stranded on a tropical beach…what will they talk about?
  2. Colour, cut and attach magnet to your paper animal puppet
  3. Create a dialogue between the animals
  4. Present dialogue to class and animate your magnetic puppets on the mini stage provided.

You can see the magnet attached to the back…


A bear and an octopus ..hmmm u have to wonder what they might talk about?

The kids each held a magnet to control their paper puppets.


How about a kangaroo and a dolphin — “G’Day Mate!”


How about an elephant, a pelican and a moose? What could they possibly talk about?


Here’s a giraffe and a turtle, crossing paths on a sandy beach.

Magnets are tricky to use. However with some practice, the children enjoyed controlling the animal-puppets behind the backdrop and performing before the class.

The Meeting in Trebnje-Day 2-Morning Discussion

Day 2 (June 12) started with a meeting with artists over a morning coffee. Each artist was asked a question specific to his/her own creative practice. Several gallery friends and supporters were also present to listen to the discussion.

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L-R  Andrejka Nose (Trebnje Gallery curator), Jelena Marković (Serbia/Germany),  Igor Simonović (Serbia), Rok Mohar (Slovenia), Ivana Stanisavljević Negić (Serbia), Marga Fabbri (Argentina), Mia Bergqvist (Finland) and Paulina Constrancia (Philippines/Canada). Not present at the discussion was Denis Toth (Croatia).
The morning discussion was facilitated by Trebnje Gallery curator Andrejka Nose. Paulina and the other artists at the meeting thought that Andrejka makes a fantastic journalist. She ought to create a you tube channel featuring a series of interviews of naïve artists from Slovenia and across the globe.

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In the little Slovenian town of Trebnje ART is alive and is embraced and supported by many kind folks.

During the discussion, images of the works of the participating artists in the 49th International Meeting of Naïve Artists were projected on a screen for all to see.

Free flowing coffee for artists and spectators alike and of course unlimited homemade Slovenian cookies plus succulent cherries from the gallery curator -Andrejka’s garden

CURVE at the Park (Part 2)

We continue with images from CURVE at the Park

Women’s Month 2016 Culmination Day
“Kaayuhan ni Juana Iapil sa Adyenda ”
(Put Women’s Welfare in the Agenda)
March 31, 2016
at the Family Park, Cebu, Philippines

The CURVE Project was made possible by the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] of West Gorordo Hotel and the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes.

Below are 6 samples of work from Curve at the Park..



Here’s our CURVE at the Park group at the Family Park in Cebu.

CURVE: A Sharing of Hearts

Creative spirits, open hearts, and an eagerness to share life journey reflections made the event on Saturday, March 5th, a most touching and memorable shared experience for all of us who were present. The output of the CURVE art workshop will be on display at the lobby of West Gorordo Hotel from March 8 to 31.

CURVE is an event hosted by West Gorordo Hotel in partnership with the Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art [MoNA] and the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes

One of The CURVE Project participants – Jazmine Llaguno- wrote about the event on her blog “The Curve Project: Celebrating Women’s Essence Through Art” , check it out:

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Here’s some trivia I shared with the ladies:

CURVE Trivia
All from “Curvology: the Origins and Power of Female Body Shape
by David Bainbridge

1. Did you know that we are the only species with curvy females?

2. Where do women’s bodies come from?
Female babies are not born curvy. In fact, apart from baby boys being slightly longer and leaner, the two sexes start off with remarkably similar body compositions.

3. When do females develop the curve and why?
(Info from an article about Bainbridge’s CURVOLOGY on The Telegraph)

At puberty women lay down between 10 to 20 kilograms of extra adipose tissue (fat) ,
most of which goes on the buttocks and thighs. Much of this is later converted into
breast milk, which in turn is used by the suckling babe to build up brainpower
(unusually in nature, the human brain grows mostly after rather than before birth).

4. What happens to this fat (and the curve) as women age?
As women age and go through the menopause, this fat is lost or moves into the waist
area, which actually makes women more physically efficient.

P.S. Women, if you are a mother, nurture the children entrusted to you. And to those who are without children – volunteer and reach out to those who need care in your community. It is our natural talent to nurture, to care, to help and make things better. Life will be more meaningful if we make use of this fundamental gift.

‘Our talents are the gift that God gives to us… What we make of our talents is our gift back to God’
-Leo Buscaglia

The CURVE Project

Celebrate Women’s Month with us, come see The CURVE Project – March 8-31 at the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

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CURVE: An exhibition about the essence of a WOMAN as interpreted by women from different sectors

March 8-31, 2016
The Lobby, West Gorordo Hotel
Gorordo Avenue
Cebu City, Philippines

About The CURVE Project

You can tell a woman’s silhouette from that of a man’s by her curve.

Using the female form as a canvas, women from different sectors, led by artist Paulina Constancia of the Museum of Naive Art, have interpreted the essence of a woman. Each participant has also made an acrostic poem using the letters C.U.R.V.E. to accompany her piece.

Happy Women’s Month to all of you! May you treasure and learn from the female presence in your lives.

Check out this event and other Women’s Day events on the international women’s day website:

Project Baby Pink

Celebrate Women’s Month with us, come see Project Baby Pink – March 1-31 at the Lobby of West Gorordo Hotel.

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Project Baby Pink

Baby Pink – a color expectant parents of baby girls know intimately as they prepare the baby room, the clothes and accessories with much excitement for their coming bundle of joy. Unfortunately, not all baby girls are warmly welcomed or treated kindly. Such is the case of the group of girls in difficult situations that artist Paulina Constancia mentors through Expressive Arts workshops.

Project Baby Pink is an opportunity for these young girls to revive and reconnect with the innocence inside them –  the spontaneous, creative, playful self before their world was shattered…

They were betrayed and robbed of their innocence and dignity by the very people they trusted most, literally the hand that rocked their cradles.  Thanks to the many agencies working together to curb violence against women and children, these girls have been given the chance to be kids again – to learn, laugh and play; to feel safe and to dream again…

The girls were given the liberty to play with an assortment of materials such as paint, paper, fabric, threads, beads, stickers and other add-ons to help them create a freestyle self-portrait.

Welcoming Project Baby Pink will help these girls put their mistreatment firmly in the past. With your support, there is hope for their future to be sweet and bright!

-From Your Friends at the
Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art

Check out this event and other Women’s Day events on the international women’s day website

PANYONG PUTI:The White Handkerchief Project

A group of 14 university students and 1 professor from Kindai University, Osaka, Japan were in Cebu from February 9 to 16, 2016  for a Sustainability Tour organized by the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes. Paulina Constancia facilitated a Welcome PEACE Workshop called “PANYONG PUTI:The White Handkerchief Projectpanyong puti-intro

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PC with her wonderful young Japanese participants


Miyuki says that when Japanese people take a picture they do the PEACE pose, which make them happy even if they are sad. So she thinks the Peace Pose makes a good symbol of  PEACE.


Professor Andrew Atkins says of his work:”This picture symbolises the Philippines and Japan sailing from a stormy sea to a peaceful sea with me from the UK in the middle.” (since he was the one who brought the group to Cebu, Philippines)


“These flowers express Japanese and Filipino. So this bouquet shows they live together forever. This is my hope!” – Risa

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Here are the PEACE OFFERINGS from the 15 workshop participants from Kindai University.

The Kindai University Students
Shunsuke Abe
Risa Hirose
Chie Inaoka
Yuki Ishizawa
Hitomi Kitano
Taihei Mori
Miyuki Morino
Airi Nishimura
Akari Okushima
Arisa Sadano
Tomomi Sakano
Yuya Takagi
Minori Tanigawa
Kaito Niijima

Their Professor
Andrew Atkins

Thank you very much.  

Daghang Salamat.

Domo arigato どうもありがとう