Peek-a-Book: Children’s Book Illustrations by 13 Women Artists

PRESS RELEASE —”Peek-a-Book”, an exhibition of over 50 original illustrations, celebrates the diversity of artworks for children’s books by women artists.

In line with the 2018 National Women’s Month celebration, “Peek-a-Book” underscores the contribution of women illustrators in the field of children’s literature in the Philippines. Some of the artists have been creating books since 1990s.

The exhibit also highlights the creative process behind picture book making by showcasing the illustrators’ preliminary studies, character sketches, storyboards and art materials. Another part of the exhibit is a reading corner where viewers are invited to browse about 150 books the artists have illustrated through the years.

Angela Taguiang posing beside her artworks. The topmost artwork is from the book, “Ayun, O! Sorpresa!” written by Bong Oris.

The 13 participating artists are: Kora Dandan Albano and Liza Flores, who curated this exhibit, Pergy Acuña, Frances Alvarez, Jamie Bauza, Yas Doctor, Iori Espiritu, Abi Goy, Beth Parrocha, Bru Sim-Nada, Angela Taguiang, Ara Villena, and Bernadette Solina-Wolf. They are members of Ang Illustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)— the country’s first and only organization of illustrators for children. Most of them have received recognitions in the field of children’s book illustration such as PBBY-Alcala Prize, National Children’s Book Award, AFCC Asian Children’s Book Awards and the prestigious Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations. While a couple of artists in the list have just issued their first books, others have already published scores of books locally and internationally.

Opening reception is on March 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Exhibit runs until May 6.

“Peek-a-Book” is a joint project of the CCP Intertextual Division, Visual Arts and Museum Division, and Gender and Development Technical Working Group.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email, or visit