Reigning Binibining Pilipinas queens joined as sitters at a portrait sketching sessions of the Filipino Portrait Artist Guild (FPAGI) at the Gateway Gallery in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
For the first time, FPAGI, which holds its regular sketching sessions every Thursday, coordinated with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) to organize a sketching session with beauty queens as inspiration.
Most of the beauty queens were first time sitters, and were thus very excited to pose for the activity.
The painting sessions were held on separate dates with Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Bb. Pilipinas-International 2015 Janicel Lubina, Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2015 Rogelie Catacutan, and Bb. Pilipinas 2015 2nd Runner-Up Kimverlyn Suiza.
“There is a need to support our local artists in whatever way possible and exposing their works in BPCI’s future projects will help achieve that direction,” says Binibining Pilipinas chairperson Stella Marquez Araneta, who even visited one of the portrait sketching sessions.
The beauties’ portraits will be turned over to BPCI for auction, as part of the foundation’s fund raising campaign.