Artist Name: Juanito R. Aralca Jr.
Juanito Reguya Aralca Jr. Also known as Jed was born on September 04, 2003 at Tagum City. He started drawing since elementary and has been active in joining school art-related contests ever since. By the time pandemic started, he started to feel the need to improve his skills so he started doing commissions for portrait arts. As he explored the world of arts, he met people who guided and supported him. By their encouragement, he joined a mural painting with his friends. Because of this, he got to know ‘Sandog’ a group of volunteer artists that does mural painting and other art-related works in Tagum with the partnership of its local government and joined them. As he embarked his journey to get to know art more, he joined contests and won some of them. One of the most memorable for him was when he joined ‘Lunang’ an mentoring program for artists with Sir Kublai Millan and won the 2nd place for the category ‘Color of Love’. As of now, he continues to do volunteer works and participates on art galleries with the group as he pursues his passion and hones his talent for.