AWLC ARTIST SHOWCASE
This project, started in June 2012, aims to revive our tradition of celebrating art by featuring a different artist at each General Meeting and choosing one of the eight exhibitors to receive an award at the end of the club year.
Featured artists are selected not only on the basis of their considerable talent, but for that special spark that keeps art dynamic and alive.
We are proud to help promote local art and talent through this project. None of the artists receive financial support for exhibiting their work, nor does the AWLC receive any funds from the sale of art or otherwise, from the artist.
Artist Showcase, 2017
JONI STOSSEL (Joni Pun)
Joni studied oil painting informally prior to moving to Peru. She has had individual expositions in Galería Trapecio in Miraflores and the Museo de Arte in San Juan Puerto Rico. She has participated in over 15 Noche de Arte expositions at the U.S. embassy. For this exposition Joni shared some watercolors showing scenes of New York, Lima, and Peru.
JUAN PABLO WEISSE
Artist Showcase, 2016
Monica studied at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica and teaches at Toulouse Lautrec. Her paper cut-out pieces are inspired by fables and have a dream-like quality which encourages the viewer to enter into layers of paper scenery.
MIGUEL ANGEL VELIT
Miguel Angel is a very prolific artist, with sculptures all over Peru, Argentina, Mexico, the U.S., Germany, France, China, the United and the Arab Emirates. He shared paintings from his "Electronic Urban Circuits" collection.
Abraham's artistic process starts with investigating graffiti esthetics. From there he develops his own style of artistic expression. Abrahan currently studies art in the National School of Fine Arts in the specialty of engraving. His art takes its influences from the environment and experiences of everyday life.
Author of novels and poetry, photographer, copywriter and artist, our very own Rose Boehm recently shared her tremendous talent with us. She "used to paint and now she photographs what she no longer paints." Rose has a special knack for playing with words, shapes and color and loves creativity.
Juana Pinzas, artist and psychologist, with a doctorate in education, exhibited beautiful paintings around topics that are dear to us, women, and roses. Juana is an extremely interesting professional and author of "Leer Pensando", Juana worked at the Franklin D. Roosevelt school for thirty years.
Macie, a British artist, grew up in Botswana and studied in Pucallpa.
For the past 8 months, while in Pucalpa, she has been exploring and working with natural materials which she has incorporated in her art work.
Artist Showcase, 2015
MARIA LAURA SANDOVAL
Maria Laura studied visual arts and art history in Lima and Buenos Aires. Her art comes from dreams, idyllic landscapes and dreamlike references, while keeping a colorful naive style and psychedelic mix. She mixes references, experiences, dreams and emotions and landscapes from trips made as a backpacker.
Alicia Yrigoyen is an Editorial Graphic Designer, with more than thirty years of experience. She studied in the Montemar Institute (Peru) and had advanced courses in Gewerbeshule von Basel (Switzerland). She is a professor of Visual Fundamentals and Editorial Design in the Toulouse Lautrec Institute.
She has worked in Peru and Costa Rica developing corporate memories, magazines, tourist, cultural and trade publications, and the development
Valentín Quesada was born in 1962 in Ottawa, Canada. He completed his studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica
While living in Chulucanas, he learned pottery with
the finest artists of Peru such as Max Inga and
Gerasimo Sosa among others. Valentín has also published two short novels ("Dadas las
circunstancias. Lima, 2001" and "Conversaciones
Claudia studied photography at the Pan American school
of Art in Argentina in the years 1986 -1988. She won the Geomundo Award and lived in
"Urban Ballads" reveals how buildings and structures, far from being still elements, contain lines that converge, crash and dip in to each other,
Milton studied Art art at
He displayed a
group of paintings from a series called
“Playing in High Definition”. Milton's work takes the city as
WINNER 2015 AWLC ARTIST SHOWCASE AWARD
"His art emerges from a primordial impulse: to create a symbolic universe that invites us to see and think things we are familiar with from a different perspective, by turning our reality upside down...A world where the actors are plants and animals."
Artist Showcase, 2014
An engraving artist graduated from Perú's National School of Fine Arts, Rocio has presented solo exhibitions and participated in collective exhibitions in Perú, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
She has received numerous awards and first prizes in various competitions, including first Prize in XXVII ICPNA's Engraving Hall.
Marité was born in San José, Costa Rica, where she graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Costa Rica. For over 25 years, Marité has exhibited throughout United States,
Costa Rica, and Germany. Her work reflects a passion for symbols and colors.
VERONICA SCHARF GARCIA
Veronica shared her latest illustrations, a break from her traditional work. She is an experienced artist and has exhibited extensively and participated in four residencies as Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, in New Smyrna, and the Deering Estate in Miami, Florida. She was studio artist at the Art Center, Lincoln Road; and the Bakehouse in Miami. She is Curator and Registrar to S. Florida Museums & Private Collectors.
WINNER: AWLC ARTIST SHOWCASE AWARD, 2014
Daniel was born in Lima, where he studied Art, at the National School of Fine Arts. He worked and studied at Galeria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy and the Gabinetto dei Disegni, Uffizi Gallery.
He specializes in waterfalls and animal
Lara is a young visual artist, recently graduated in Fine Arts at the Paris College of Art (ex Parsons Paris).
Her recent work deals with how memories disintegrate and evolve in time and includes illustration, painting and installation. We were delighted to see some of the work she produced during her studies abroad.
We were privileged to present Dr. Alfonso Montagne, Orthopedic Surgeon and M.D., who exhibited his private collection of photographs and books on Miraflores, including his recently published "Lugares y Costumbres del Bello Miraflores".
Carmen is a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Lima. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in Lima, in Quito, Ecuador, Geneva, Switzerland and Linz, Austria, where Carmen was an artist-in- residence, and presented her series of Red Roses (THANATOS) in 2012.
She has developed art projects
with social involvement and her work is
integrated with several disciplines.
We kicked off the 2014 Artist Showcase Artist series, introducing the April Rising Artist and welcoming
of orchids represent her special interest in the more
than 2800 species of orchids
Artist Showcase, 2013
Vivien is originally from the UK. A self-taught artist, she has been painting on and off for over 40 years.
The detail and vivacity of Vivien´s paintings are astonishing and brightens every room where they are displayed.
Elena was our Showcase Artist for October and gave us a peek preview of her new series "Miradas."
Her vivid, strong, brush strokes stand out as does the absence of color in the face of her subjects.
Elena actively participates in Noche de Arte with paintings and sculptures.
2013 AWLC SHOWCASE ARTIST AWARD
In September we featured the artwork of Diana Riesco-Lind. She single-handedly developed one of the most innovative art initiatives in Peru: the Centro Selva, where she promotes encounters between indigenous artists from the Peruvian Amazon, with artists from all over the world.
In July we were privileged to present the work of this exceptional artist, an art teacher at a school for deaf children.
Born deaf himself, Dany eventually lost most his eyesight but this has not been a deterrent for this resilient young man. "I have a dream. When I can no longer see and hear, I want to tell people that with God, everything is possible."
Mauro was our Showcase Artist for July. He is a professional artist specializing in portraits and the human figure.
Born in Huaraz, he has held exhibits all over the world and won numerous prizes.
Verito, as she likes to be called, is a young artist who produces beautiful, colorful paintings.
Some of her characters have been transformed into gorgeous pendants by local goldsmiths.
Born with a genetic disorder, her art is an example of hard work, determination and life´s compensations as evidenced in her artistic genius.
Rising Star 2012
RISING STAR AWARD 2012
Although we had a strong group of contestants for our first 2012 Rising Star Award, NingNing Li won the hearts of the members through the vividness and exquisite detail of her images, inspired by Peru. Congratulations NingNing¡