Shipping & Receiving

July 26, Green Papaya Art Projects

July 30th, 2007

July 26 was the 2nd of the 3 Galleon Trade art openings. Green Papaya Art Projects, run by artist Norberto “Peewee” Roldan, hosted works by Mike Arcega, Reanne Estrada, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Christine Wong Yap.


Arriving at Green Papaya


entryway to Green Papaya


Megan Wilson with painters, working throughout the opening on her project


Megan painting


Manuel Ocampo and Peewee Roldan


Examining Reanne Estrada’s work


Christine Wong Yap’s “Regalos” project


Reanne Estrada’s “Tenuous (Tentatively Titled)” tape project


Mike Arcega and family


Stephanie Syjuco’s “Counterfeit Crochet” project for Green Papaya



Christine Wong Yap and Denis Lagdameo


Joaquin contemplating counterfeit conspiracies


Mike Arcega’s “Fantasy Island”


Karla Louie and Lena Cobangbang


The crew outside of Green Papaya towards the end of the opening

July 25

July 25th, 2007

UST (Pontifical University of Santo Tomas) hosted “Old Routes, New Exchanges: Towards a Transnational Critical Dialogue on Arts-Making, Arts-Exchange, and Arts-Engagement,” a roundtable discussion featuring Lucy Burns, Jaime Cortez, Jenifer Wofford and Megan Wilson of Galleon Trade, with Lito Zulueta of UST and May Datuin of UP Diliman.

The invocation by Professor Nerisa Guevara was given in dance form, and opening remarks and introductions were provided by Professors Ferdinand Lopez, Ralph Galan, Joyce Ariola, and Oscar V. Campomanes.



Burns, Wofford, Cortez, Zulueta, Wilson, Datuin


Lucy Burns


Professor May Datuin, Jenifer Wofford

After the panel discussion, UST hosted a wonderful merienda reception for panel participants and other members of the Galleon Trade barkada, and then took us out for dinner at Cafe Adriatico, as well:

Galleon Trade scholar Eric Reyes


Galleon Trade artists Jaime Cortez and Gina Osterloh


At Cafe Adriatico with lots of very smart people

Another, smarter Galleon Trade blog

July 24th, 2007

Please check out writer Claire Light’s blog posts about Galleon Trade and Manila. Claire is Galleon Trade’s embedded reporter/blogger: we’re honored that she decided to come along for the ride.


Manila, July 22-24

July 24th, 2007


July 22nd, welcome dinner hosted by Peewee Roldan and Green Papaya Art Projects



Installing Enrique Chagoya’s and Rick Godinez’ works at The Wall, Mag:net The Fort


Galleon Trade at dinner in Malate, July 23



Mike Arcega and Reanne Estrada preparing their works for Green Papaya



Opening reception at The Wall, July 24


Reanne and Christine, contemplating art


Tengal, performing their amazing 90 minute, 9-suite experimental epic at Mag:net

For Immediate Release:

July 24th, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Galleon Trade Exhibitions and Events

Mag:net Galleries and Green Papaya Art Projects are pleased to announce Galleon Trade, a series of exhibitions and events focusing on the connections between the Philippines, Mexico, and California. Taking the historic Acapulco-Manila galleon route as its metaphor of origin, these exhibitions seek to create new routes of cultural exchange along old routes of commerce and trade. Its organizers are artist Jenifer K. Wofford and scholar Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns.

The Galleon Trade project begins in Manila, and continues with reciprocal projects in San Francisco and Mexico in 2008 and 2009. The Manila exhibitions feature 12 innovative California-based artists Stephanie Syjuco, Julio Morales, Christine Wong Yap, Megan Wilson, Jaime Cortez, Johanna Poethig, Eliza Barrios, Reanne Estrada, Mike Arcega, Gina Osterloh, Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya.

Exhibitions and Events:
Galleon Trade is 3 overlapping art exhibitions held at Mag:net Café High Street, Green Papaya Art Projects, and Mag:net Katipunan. It is also 2 university roundtable discussions at Ateneo and University of Santo Tomas, and one informal evening “salon” at The Living Room. Jenifer Wofford has organized the exhibitions, Lucy Burns has organized the discussions, and Carlos Celdran is hosting the final salon.

As the deepest forms of exchange happen person-to-person, 9 of the artists, as well as 2 scholars and 1 writer have come to Manila for these exhibitions as well. Organizer Jenifer Wofford, artists Michael Arcega, Eliza Barrios, Jaime Cortez, Reanne Estrada, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, Christine Wong Yap, scholars Lucy Burns and Eric Reyes, and writer Claire Light are all coming from California for Galleon Trade.

Contact Information:
Regarding exhibitions and Living Room event:
Jenifer Wofford, mobile: 09156431076

Regarding UST and Ateneo university lectures:
Lucy Burns, mobile: 09104831218

Green Papaya:
Living Room:

Mag:net Café High Street
Exhibition 24 July-11 Aug
reception Tuesday, 24 July 7pm on
The Fort, B:3 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Work by artists Rick Godinez and Enrique Chagoya, plus supplementary text and images about the Galleon Trade project. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Gina Osterloh.

Green Papaya Art Projects
Exhibition 26 July-14 Aug
reception Thursday, 26 July 7 pm on
124a Maginhawa St, UP Teachers Village East, Diliman, QC

Work by artists Michael Arcega, Reanne Estrada, Stephanie Syjuco, Megan Wilson, and Christine Wong Yap. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance.

Mag:net Katipunan
Exhibition 28 July-16 Aug
Reception Saturday, 28 July 7 pm on
AGCOR bldng, 335 Katipunan Ave, QC

Work by artists Jaime Cortez, Julio Morales, Gina Osterloh, Johanna Poethig, and Eliza Barrios. All visiting Galleon Trade participants will be in attendance except for Jaime Cortez

University of Santo Tomas
Wednesday, 25 July. 3-6 p.m.
Faculty of Engineering Conference Hall
Sponsors: Filipino American Writers & Scholars Lecture Series, Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, with UST VARSITARIAN.

Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Lucy Burns, scholar-participant, UCLA; May Datuin, scholar-participant, UP-Diliman; Megan Wilson, artist-participant; Jaime Cortez, artist-participant; and Lito Zulueta, writer/editor, Philippine Inquirer.

Ateneo de Manila University
Friday, July 27, Friday. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Science Education Complex SEC C Lec Hall#3/SEC 201
Sponsors: KRITIKA KULTURA Lecture Series and by the Ateneo Fine Arts Program.

Roundtable speakers: Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer; Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, California State University at Fullerton; Norberto Roldan, artist-curator, Green Papaya Arts Projects; Johanna Poethig, artist-participant; Stephanie Syjuco, artist-participant.

These discussions are co-coordinated with Professor Oscar Campomanes, of Ateneo de Manila University. The ARTERY-MANILA is also a co-sponsor of these roundtable sessions.

The Living Room
Sunday, July 29, 6:00 p.m-10:00
1991 MH Del Pilar, Unit 24, Malate
*Limited space, please RSVP for this event.

Participants: Carlos Celdran and Denis Lagdameo, Living Room hosts, Romeo Candido, film-maker, Gina Osterloh, Mike Arcega, Johanna Poethig, Reanne Estrada, Christine Wong Yap, Eliza Barrios, Stephanie Syjuco, Galleon Trade artists, Jenifer Wofford, Galleon Trade organizer, Lucy Burns, Galleon Trade organizer, Eric Reyes, scholar-participant, Claire Light, writer.

Sailing into port..

July 15th, 2007

It’s finally here! Three Galleon Traders already in Manila, many many more to come…stay tuned!


Ship Launch! Pics

July 5th, 2007


Clam, CousinAndy, Karina


Patrick and Thea, hobnobbing


Pedro being Pedro


auction gallery


syjuco and wilson being cute at check-in


Hi. I’m Julie! I’ll be your cruise director tonight…


Anne breaking it down for the kids, Berkeley-style


Karolo in the gallery after dark


Husky, foreground, Woff, Ricci, background

Connecting Parallel Universes

July 3rd, 2007

Ship Launch! photos and post forthcoming. Whew!

In the interim, please check out information about this event in LA that’s happening on Thursday. Galleon Trade is very excited about it. Galleon Trade wishes it were in LA to participate, but it’s got mad prep to do before it sets sail next week! Please go to this event if you’re able, please check out their great website, and please take note of the cool cats who are presenting that evening! They’re movers. They’re shakers. Hubba.

ART2102 presents
Beyond Sunshine Quoi?: Connecting Parallel Universes
Thursday 5 July, 2007, 7pm
At Monte Vista Projects
5442 Monte Vista St. (at Ave 55), Los Angeles, CA 90042
For directions see

How can we share resources, create networks and develop opportunities for the exchange of ideas and projects internationally?

Instigated by Japanese curator Mizuki Endo, who is researching ways that alternative projects and spaces in LA can connect with similar ventures in Asia, this event is intended to open up a discussion that will form the basis of a publication on people and organizations wanting to create independent international networks.

Endo will present two alternative spaces he established in Fukuoka, Japan and Manila in the Philippines that highlight the different situations of the art system in Asia. He will be joined by Mauricio Marcin, an independent curator based in Mexico City, who will additionally talk about a range of projects that are currently operating in the metropolis. A discussion will follow, coordinated by Danny Orendorff, curator-in-residence at ART2102.

Beyond Sunshine Quoi?: Connecting Parallel Universes is the first event in the new season of ART2102 exhibitions and projects. Throughout the summer, fall and spring, artists, writers and curators from Israel, Lithuania, Japan, Mexico and the U.S will be presenting projects that place research and inquiry at the heart of art practice.

Previous Sunshine Quoi? Events
Part 1: Sunshine Quoi?: Temporary Contemporaries
Part 2: Sunshine Quoi?: Common Sense
Part 3: Mapping Sunshine Quoi?
For information on all of ART2102’s programming, see

Mizuki Endo is a curator, art critic and organizer based in Fukuoka, Japan. Through long-term research on cultural systems in the city, he has organized various projects such as exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, symposiums, and magazines, which raise awareness of the Do-It-Youself culture that underpins the cultural life of the city. He established two alternative art spaces in Asia; Art Space Tetra (Fukuoka, 2004) and Future Prospects Art Space (Manila, 2005.) He was awarded the 3rd Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize (2005), has been the networking curator of ‘Singapore Biennale 2006,’ and is currently the recipient of the Japan-US Arts Program fellowship, with the Asian Cultural Council (2007.) He recently became the director of ARCUS, an international artist-in-residence program in Ibaraki, Japan.

Mauricio Marcin is an independent curator and writer based in Mexico City. From 2006-07 he was the Director of Celda Contemporanea, where he initiated a program of exhibitions that placed emphasis on the reinterpretation and reevaluation of artists’ practices during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on artists who were pioneering in performance art, video art, and non-objective art in Mexico. Marcin’s last exhibition for this series was a retrospective of Juan José Gurrola, one of the most influential Mexican artists in the past four decades. From 2004-6 Marcin was visual arts journalist for the newspaper La Crónica de Hoy. He has also published articles and essays in magazines such as Curare, Fahrenheit, Generación and others. Currently he is developing Virus, a project which involves commissioning 40 artists, musicians, composers and writers to make a sound work, which will be broadcast as interventions into the regular programming of Ibero 90.9FM, a major radio station in Mexico City.

Danny Orendorff is an independent curator, researcher and writer currently living in San Francisco, California, pursuing a M.A. in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts. He has assisted on projects and exhibitions occurring at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Phoenix, Arizona; SFCamerawork in San Francisco, California; and at the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, California, where he will be co-teaching a course on ‘Digital Culture’ this Fall. Orendorff is also Project Manager for a traveling exhibition of artist source materials, the backroom. His research interests revolve around crowds, behavior and the introduction of live-elements into exhibition, including Performance, dance, experimental music and architecture, as well as digital, net-based or New Media artistic practices.

Monte Vista Projects is a new artist-run space in Highland Park that will stage regular exhibitions, conversations, events and performances. Their inaugural show First Kiss will open on Saturday, July 14 from 7pm-10pm. Visit for more information.

Online Gallery Complete!

June 27th, 2007

All Artists and Online Preview Gallery items are now complete.
Click on the highlighted titles below to preview art in our Ship Launch! June 30 event .
Works are also listed in the “PAGES” side bar as “AUCTION GALLERY.”

Early bidding/proxy bidding has begun
: minimum bid increase is $20.

Auction Gallery 1-10:
Auction Gallery 11-20:
Auction Gallery 21-30:
Auction Gallery 31-40:

A detailed list of artists is just a couple of posts below.

Please email Wofford (jkwofford at hotmail dot com) with your questions and bids.
If you would like someone to proxy bid for you the night of the event, please let Wofford know
1: which piece you are interested in
2: what your maximum bid would be.
Early bids/proxy bids will be processed until 12:00 noon, June 30. After that, it’s all live, baby…

Presenting: Your Galleon Trade DJs

June 27th, 2007

It may not quite be sundown when Ship Launch gets going, but please don’t let that stop you from doing some booty shaking.

Rationale #1:
Somewhere in the Philippines or in Mexico, it’s dancing time.
Channel an appropriate time-zone, and get to it.
Rationale #2:
You may not be able to restrain yourself anyway, with the
mighty Joe Franko
and the mighty Joe Quixx as your DJs for the evening!

We’re seriously honored to have these two phenomenal DJs on board.
Prepare yourself now, and check out links to their myspace pages below:


Franko (aka “Alta Fidelidad”)

Joe Quixx


It’s so on, we don’t know what to do with ourselves!