He wants the viewers to experience Cordilleran Culture through his Art

Jake “Ja B” Busacay

Ja B is one of the new generation member of Tam-awan Village Artists (TVA) Group. A former Electrical Engineer but chooses to pursue his passion in art



Acrylic on Canvas

Pen and Ink


About Ja

A Self-taught artist who was born in Mt. Province and raised in Baguio City

He began his foray into the arts by drawing as a hobby. Ispired by his fellow artists in continuing his passion.

He started as a portrait artist in Tam-awan Village and now become a member of the family. He also starts to get involved and obssessed in photography which becomes his past time if he is being consumed by laziness in painting or drawing.

His artworks are often female forms with Cordilleran tattoos and faces rendered in acrylic or in ink.




10th TIAF

Tam-awan Vilage Main Gallery, Baguio City

Dec. 4, 2020


Ugnayan Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

Nov. 14 – Dec. 11, 2020


Tam-awan Village Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

Oct. 17 – Nov. 13, 2020


Tam-awan Village Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

July 11 – August 7, 2020


Luisa’s Café, Session Rd., Baguio City

February 8, 2020

Year of the Metal Rat

Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

January 18 to February 7, 2020

Lahing Makulay Exhibit
Green and Wild Expo

SMX Convention, SM Aura Premier, Taguig

November 20 to 21, 2019

IBAGIW, The Baguio Creative City Festival 2019

Baguio Heritage Hill and Park
November  16-24, 2019

Bagong Sibol

Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
June 8 to July 12, 2019


Lower Basement, SM City Baguio, Baguio City

July 1-31, 2019


Ugnayan Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City

April 13 to May 13, 2019

Bin-nadang di Kordilyera

Artist Space, Ayala Museum, Makati Ave.,Makati City

March 23 to April 7, 2019

Year of the Earth Pig

Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
January 12 to February 8, 2019

PAMANA 5th Art Exhibit

Vocas, La Azotea Building, Session Rd., Baguio City

October 21 to November 30, 2018

Pagwanawanan Art Festival

Dal-luyon Café Gallery, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

September 8, 2018

Tam-awan @20

The Bellevue Hotel, Northgate Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
July 7, 2018

Tam-awan @ 20

ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum, Makati Ave., Makati City

May 2 – 14, 2018

Year of the Dog

Main Gallery, Tam-awan Village, Baguio City
January 6 to February 2, 2018

One Ness

Rise and Brew Restaurant, #115 Rainbow Building, Naguilian Rd., Baguio City

September 9 to October 9, 2017


Lower Basement, SM City, Baguio City

August 9 – 30, 2017

Pamana Exhibit III

Vocas, La Azotea , Session Rd

October 8 to November 4, 2016

Han Narpuan Taku

Heartsville Cafe and Restaurant, Gen. Luna

September 2016

Zodiac Signs

Duyan Resto and Bar

August 7- September, 2016

“Art by Hand Exhibit”

Exhibit for a Cause

Arca’s Yard Gallery, Ambuclao Rd.

November 5 – December 31, 2015

“Ihan Mi” Alay kay Baguio

Azotea Greens , Azotea Building, Session Rd.

August 9 – September 10 2015

Philippine American Heritage:

111 Artworks, 111 Artists

BellHouse Camp John Hay

October 11- November 15, 2014

Baguio Art and Architecture Exhibit

Baguio Museum

September 2, 2014- October 1, 2014





Ourteach Program

Brgy. Pasdong, Atok, Benguet
January 18, 2020

Art Workshop
Tam-awan Village Artist, Chanum Foundation

Brgy. Guinabang, Bacnotan, La Union

December 20, 2019

Art Workshop

Tam-awan Village Artist

Punta Rivera Resort Hotel, Bolinao, Pangasinan

December  6, 2019

OPLAN TUSAKA (Tulong sa Kabataan) – Art Workshop for kids

UC-CCJE & Art Vinta

City Camp Proper, Baguio City

July 24, 2016

Lakbai Musika at Sining – Art Workshop for kids

Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

April 17, 2016

Duyan Art Workshop for Kids

Duyan Resto and Bar

March 13, 2016

Baguio Art & Arhitecture Art Workshop

Sunshine Park

September 27, 2014

Art Appreciation in Public

Guhit Pinas & Espasyo

Rose Garden Burnham Park

September 9, 2014