Behind the Scenes
Meet the Committee
Tere Lojero was born in Mexico City and studied architecture in her native country. From 1998 onwards she follows the steps of Watercolor and completely devotes herself to this specialty. She has taken part in diverse collective national and international editions of watercolor exhibitions and has presented more than 30 Solo Exhibits in several Galleries in Mexico.
She has been awarded in different contests in her native country and abroad. Her main subject is Landscape, and Cityscapes are her favorites.
She is the IWS Mexico Leader since July 2017 and since December 2019 she is Vice-President of IWS Globe. She has been juror in different painting contests and as watercolor promoter and organizer she has arranged national and international contests and exhibitions involving other IWS countries in jointed projects.
Over 30 years as art educator and administrator, Whynman now paints and teaches in San Miguel at Galeria San Francisco, Fabrica La Aurora. The idea of an International Plein Air Festival for San Miguel germinated during the pandemic. The goal is to unite watercolorists in Mexico with the common focus on this fantastic medium and to promote art studies with young, emerging Mexican artists. This festival is a super team effort and gracias to IWS International.
Susan Santiago was an art teacher in the Los Ángeles School system for over 25 years. She always dreamed of opening her own gallery and her dream became a reality a few years after she permanently relocated to San Miguel. She opened Galería San Francisco in 2015, in a 500 year old historic building on San Francisco street and within 4 years permanently relocated to the Fabrica la Aurora. This former textile factory, from the turn of the century, is one of San Miguel’s most unique art and design destinations.
Sally is recently retired to Miguel de Allende to persue her life long desire to paint . She is a member of the IWS Plein air group. Her service on the committee is publicity and communications