Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Works by Vince, Linda N, and Tara in CHAL Artists’ Choice exhibit

The Capitol Hill Arts League  used a different approach for selecting and awarding works in its current show “Artist Choice,” in the CHAW gallery. Rather than having a judge choose entries and determine awards, CHAL invited members to submit one work of art, and visitors at the opening reception voted for their favorite piece. Washington, DC, artist Kay Fuller  received the  most votes.

The show includes art by three members of the Wednesday Studio, whose comments about their work are included in the captions below.


“Is This a Dagger which I See before Me?” Pastel, charcoal, and watercolor by Vince Iannacchione. “Although my initial pencil sketches of an African warrior mask were pretty bad, things seemed to come together when I started working on canvas. Since then, I’ve gotten a few ‘thumbs up’ for this mask rendition, so I decided to submit it to the Artists’ Choice show, hoping to get a vote or two. The title is the first line of the Dagger Soliloquy from Macbeth, which my wife Jill had to memorize in high school.”

tara-hamilton“Colorado Summer,” watercolor by Tara Hamilton.  “This painting is the view from my airport motel a few miles from the Denver airport. It was sunset as I walked across the parking lot.”



“Heading Home,” watercolor by Linda Norton. “This work is inspired by longtime sailing friends. Sailors are always balancing between getting in a full day of sailing and getting to the dock before dark.”

The Artists’ Choice exhibit is showing through January 28 in the gallery of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop at 545 7th Street SE in Washington, DC.

Marian Wiseman

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This entry was posted on January 25, 2017 by in Charcoal, Exhibitions, Watercolor and tagged , , , , , , .
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