Abel Manalo is a San Francisco based artist whose primary mediums are oil, acrylic and mixed media. He created award winning traditional Christmas lanterns while in the Philippines. He has worked with different community projects including Bay Area Schools Filipino American Associations outreach programs in 1993 and as an arts and crafts instructor at Filipino American Arts Exposition’s Philippine Christmas Lanterns Making workshops at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 1994. He has exhibited his art with Artist Open Studio sponsored by ArtSpan since 1995 and his artwork is in various private collections. He continues to refine, pursue original and innovative aspect of his work and currently maintains an art studio at Hunters Point, the largest artist colony in the United States.