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Filipina Houstonian artist Crystal Lallego nominated for the Global Arts Awards

By Daniella Flanagan

Crystal Lallego. Photo © facebook.com

HOUSTON, TX – A Filipina artist of local renown was nominated for The Global Arts Awards 2018.

Crystal Lallego

Houston based Crystal Lallego held her first ever Solo Art Exhibit on September 23, 2017. That show featured live music by Vanessa McGrew, Nicole Aimi, and Kathryn Rose (Houston Fil-Am musician), glow in the Dark Bucket Performance by Brian Perales (Houston Fil-Am photographer), a dance performance by “Team Rose”, a Fashion Show featuring painted purses by Crystal and Jewels by Pamela McKinney, food trucks, complimentary hors d’oeuvre and drinks.

Moreover, I got the awesome opportunity to interview her during that red carpet night. She came to SLAY that night and I say she did!

Crystal, who has been a RAW Artist since 2015, says she still remembers her first art contests. Her art was the one selected and got showcased in an art gallery and that feeling of elation, accomplishment, and pride.

As her love of art grew she has humbly grown to appreciate her own talent has grown too. She says she learned to enjoy the unexpected and learned to love the transformative power of artwork. Coming from an Artistic family – musical and visual arts, she says she was blessed to spend her free time surrounded by amazing art, or out discovering it.

She has already ‘rubbed shoulders’ with some of the most fascinating people in the world. A nomination for the Global Arts Awards 2018 is a continuation of that meteoric rise of this Filipina-Houstonian.

Life is amazing!” Crystal says and we agree! Congratulations Crystal!

One of the fascinating art works of Crystal Lallego

About the Global Arts Award

The Global Art Awards is an award program to recognize International Visual Artists. The Artists are also honored for their achievements and positive contributions to their art form, art galleries, and art professionals worldwide.

The outstanding artists are awarded live in front of the public and press, giving the winners the recognition that they deserve, boosting their careers with a ‘Best Global Artist’ title to claim for the rest of their career.

This year, The Global Art Awards will be on November 21, 2018 at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai. It will be hosted at The Penthouse of the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel.

This spectacular gala and red carpet event will include: Cocktails, an Art Exhibition, Live Performances, Live Painting, a DJ and Live Music, Special Celebrity Guests, and Juries of Honors going until 2:00 am local time. This is the second time the GAA ceremony will be held at The Penthouse of the FIVE Palm Jumeihrah, Hotel.

(Read More: http://www.theglobalartawards.com/home-1)


Voting is open now! Support Filipino artists across the diaspora. Please go to this link: http://1.shortstack.com/FbqThT?embed=1&v_offset=0&autoscroll_p=1&wmode=opaque# today to vote!

Vote now! Bumoto ngayon!

For more information

Be sure to go by JoMar Visions to check out her studio. Crystal is an Artist in Residence in Studio 10B. The studio address is: at 5247-5249 Langfield Rd. Houston, Texas 77040 You can also reach her at http://www.jomarvisions.com/artists-in-residence

You can also check out her official Facebook site here:



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Daniella Flanagan
Dani, as Daniella is known among her friends, is an actress, production assistant, producer, set designer, casting director, host, and reporter. She is a huge fan of beignet, crawfish, catfish, palabok, pancit, and the great States of Texas and California. Her background is in International Business and TV/Film production.

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