FIlipinaZ Art & Fashion Fair

During the weekend of September 12 to 14, 2014, the club staged its usual charity bazaar to raise funds for its various projects at the Rockwell Tent. This time, the theme was centered on arts and fashion, as conceptualized by past president Maritess Pineda. Called “FilipinaZ” Arts and Fashion Fair, it was highlighted by a lively forum on art collecting, on who determines the price of art, led by popular TV personalities Karen Davila and Kim Atienza, and Art Studies Prof. Patrick D. Flores of the University of the Philippines (also Curator of the UP’s Vargas Museum). They were joined by Salcedo Auctions curator Ricky Lerma, who handled the successful auction of paintings donated by renowned artists: Geraldine Javier, Jon Santos, Pam Yan Santos, Rodel Tapaya, Marina Cruz, Lydia Velasco, Betsy Westendorp. Four popular artists painted (or worked) on donated Rimowa luggage that were also successfully auctioned off. They were Rodel Tapaya, Alfredo Esquillo, Marina Cruz and MM Yu. BenCab donated 25 prints of an original painting in the collection of Jesus and Maritess Pineda, which were sold out quickly. Proceeds from the sale of 15 prints of Joy Mallari’s painting titled Ligaw, went to the service projects of the Zonta Club of Makati & Environs.

This successful fundraising event will again be staged this year, from September 25 to 27, to be chaired by Maritess Pineda, with the following members on her team: Melissa S. Romualdez, Maribelle B. Espino, Casey K. Marty, Charming Baldemor. Mara Sebastian, a concessionaire, is assisting.