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LOLA Sandino Stanton

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Lola Sandino Stanton is originally from Bluefields, Nicaragua.

She attended college in the US through a scholarship from The Institute of International Education. After graduation she worked as a photographer and, for most of her working life, she wrote, photographed and produced educational materials. In 1977 she received her Master's Degree in Art Education from The City College of New York.


After retiring from teaching art in the Bronx High Schools, Lola took classes at The Art Students League of NY with Cornelia Foss and became a full time painter. In 2013 she was accepted as a member of The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). In 2017 she had her first Solo show at The Interchurch Center in NY City with an exhibition of portraits of Latino Youth. Lola has also exhibited with Hunter College East Gallery, Taller Boricua, The Hudson  Guild Gallery and The Salmagundi Club among others.  She looks forward to exhibiting with The Neo Latino Collective as a new member.

Lola favors portraiture in oils.  While she is painting a face, she is one with the person, and there is an exhilaration that comes from attaining the details needed to capture the likeness and character of the subject.  Lola is in the process of painting a series of portraits of members of the LGBTQ community. She hopes to have a second solo show in the Fall of 2023.


Lola has received several awards exhibiting with NAWA, including  the Audrey Hope Shirk Memorial Award at the 2023 annual and, Best in Show at the Monmouth Museum in NJ in 2022.  Other awards include the Solveig Stromsoe Palmer Award in 2021, The Nawa Medal of Honor in 2014 and 2016, The Elizabeth Stanton Blake Memorial Award in 2015  and The Audrey Hope Shirk Memorial Award in 2013.



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