A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840
401-849-9166

Paola Mangiacapra

Paola is a retired public school teacher, who has been  painting since 1993. She has studied with prominent local and nationally known watercolorists including Tom Sgouros, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Frank Webb, John Salminen, Dominic DeStefano, Irwin Greenberg and the late Arne Lindmark.

Professional Affiliations:

Signature Membership:

  • Northeast Watercolor Society
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society

Artist Membership:

  • Spring Bull Gallery
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Associate Membership:

  • American Watercolor Society

Paola’s work reflects her passion for casting unique light on familiar places from sketches done on location and supplemental photos.  Although a large part of her work is devoted to landscape, cityscapes and maritime scenes, she also works with portraiture and figure painting.

Selected Shows and Awards:

Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, NYC,NY 2014

2nd Place Watercolor CLWAC Annual Members’ Exhibit held at the Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 117th Annual Exhibition, NYC, NY 2013

Katherine A. Lovell Memorial Award

RI Watercolor Society,Light Show, Pawtucket, RI 2013

2nd Place

RI Watercolor Society,  Members’ Show, Pawtucket, RI 2013

Honorable Mention

RI Watercolor Society, “Bon Appetite” Show, Pawtucket, RI 2013

1st Place

Newport Art Museum, Members’ Show, Newport, RI 2010

1st Place Watercolor

RI Watercolor Society, Artist Members’ Show, Pawtucket, RI 2010

2nd Place

RI Watercolor Society, 16th Annual National Watermedia Competition, Pawtucket, RI 2009

RI Watercolor Society, “Paint RI” Show, Pawtucket, RI 2009

Honorable Mention

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 113th Annual Exhibition, NYC, NY 2009

RI Watercolor Society. Open Juried Show, Pawtucket, RI 2009

Honorable Mention

Newport Art Museum, Members’ Show, Newport, RI 2008

Honorable Mention, Watercolor

RI Watercolor Society, “Winter Around the World” Show, Pawtucket, RI 2008

3rd Place

RI Watercolor Society, 14th Annual Nat’l Watermedia Competition, Pawtucket, RI 2007

Alice M. Arnaud Memorial Award

Northeast Watercolor Society, 31st Annual International Exhibition, Kent, CT 2007

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 111th Annual Exhibition, NYC, NY. 2007

Newport Art Museum Members’ Show, Newport, RI. 2007

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