Filipino painter-artists in the L.A. area came together and organized themselves to have a solid front in pursuing their artistic goals.

The name of the group is Pilipino-American Artists Guild (PAAG). They conduct monthly meetings at the Fernando’s Hideaway in Downtown L.A.’s gallery row.

Photo shows, from left: Matt Relox, Rod Samonte, Cesar DeVera, Bienvinido Sibug; Second row-standing: Vics Magsaysay, Fernando Fernando, Peter Calma, Raffy Maniago, and Ric Bergancia. (Not in photo are Nelson Castillo and Fenny Pangan.)