AWLC - The American Women's Literary Club 

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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.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Oct 13 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, Oct 16 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Artist Showcase, 2017

LILIANA AVALOS MENDOZA


Liliana does pop culture with a  "chichi" twist which has been exhibited in Lima and abroad. She uses silkscreens, oils, and photography to elevate common everyday objects to spectacular art.

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 

REBAGLIATI


Juan Pablo Weisse Rebagliati was the meeting's featured artist. He paints with acrylics, inspired from his time spent teaching in the Amazon.

Artist Showcase, 2016

MONICA PASCO


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. 


ABRAHAN PORTOCARRERO


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.  

ROSE BOEHM


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


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 McNEISE


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


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

of advertising and graphic material. 


VALENTIN QUESADA

 

Valentín Quesada was born in 1962 in Ottawa, Canada. He completed his studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  As a surfer, he began shaping and painting his own surfboards.   

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 alrededor de una cama, desnuda"), Wako Editores. 


CLAUDIA CAVASSA


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 Washington DC for 9 years where she studied portrait techniques and fine arts. 

"Urban Ballads" reveals how buildings and structures, far from being still elements, contain lines that converge, crash and dip in to each other,


MILTON MIRANDA FRANCO


Milton studied Art art at PUCP. He won the Adolfo Winternitz Award several times and finished first in his
class. He has exhibited in galleries in Lima, Europe and the US. 

He displayed a group of paintings from a series called “Playing in High Definition”. Milton's work takes the city as a stage in a role-playing game.  He juxtapositions the conflict of the 80s with familiar icons.


CESAR CAYCHO 

WINNER 2015 AWLC ARTIST SHOWCASE AWARD


Cesar is a visual artist born in Lima, graduated from the Faculty of Art at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica.  

"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

ROCIO RENDON


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. 


MARITE VIDALES


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.


DANIEL PEÑA BRESCIANI

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 wild life and lectures in the Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Architecture at different Peruvian universities.


LARA OTIURA


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.


DR. ALFONSO MONTAGNE


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 REATEGUI


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. 


VIOLETA JOST


We kicked off the 2014 Artist Showcase Artist series, introducing the April Rising Artist and welcoming 

Violeta Jost.


Violeta's paintings of orchids represent her special interest in the more than 2800 species of orchids in Peru.


Artist Showcase, 2013

VIVIEN PARRY


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 CASTRO SALAS


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. 


 

DIANA RIESCO-LIND

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.


DANY ANGEL LÓPEZ


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 YRIGOYEN FAJARDO


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.  





EVA LOPEZ MIRANDA


Eva is a professional artist from Lima. She graduated with honors from Bellas Artes and has held over 100 exhibits in Peru and other countries and now teaches at Bellas Artes.








VERONICA PACHECO


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

NingNing Li


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¡