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May – Plein air club/challenge

Jerry by Carolyn Rondthaler

We may be stuck inside but we can still look out the window for inspiration!  May’s subject for sketching/drawing/painting/photography is OUT MY WINDOW. Please send your original start sketch and then the finished sketch to chalartists@gmail.com. Name your file: FirstNameLastNameTitleofartwork.jpg and it will be posted as the month proceeds.  

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MELTDOWN deadline extended June 14!

The Capitol Hill Art League presents a members’ juried virtual exhibition: MELTDOWN

Salvatore Dali

MELTDOWN
June 24, 2020

Deadline to enter: June 14 midnight
Juror: John Coppola
Virtual Reception: On Zoom June 27, 2020 from 5-6pm Our Juror will present his remarks via zoom. Members will receive a Zoom invite via email.

Meltdown: It seems like we all have been living through a MELTDOWN. How do you see it, depict it or respond to it in your art? Go dark or find the beauty? Our artists will share their artistic visions of something MELTING=emotions, things, places, people.

About our juror: John Coppola served as Director of Smithsonian Exhibits, providing design, editing, production, and installation services for temporary, traveling and permanent exhibits at the national museum complex.

Digital Entry: Selections for this exhibit will be made by the juror from JPEG images submitted by the artists through the SmarterEntry platform. Please look for our email announcement sent directly to members for all the details and or read the prospectus fully.

Submissions open May 4 and close automatically on the deadline extended to JUNE 14 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Prices cannot be changed after submitted. Please read the full prospectus.

https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MELTDOWNMAY2020Revised.docx

Note: Artists must be a current member of the Capitol Hill Art League. To join now, please go to CHAL website for our online annual membership application. New members joining in May 2020 or later will pay full fee, and membership.

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ONLINE Exhibit Artists’ Choice May- 2020

Once a year, CHAL artists (only) pick their favorite artworks for their own group exhibit, this year it will be posted ONLINE. It is non-juried/no theme and members submit one or two of their BEST work(s) of art for this exhibit. Most artwork is for sale! Contact: chalartists@gmail.com for purchases.

Members voting/ award: May 1-May 31– Members (only) VOTE for their fav art work! Please email the name(s) of the artist/title of the artwork to: chalartists@gmail. TWO votes per member. The winner will be announced June 4 and will receive a Plaza Art gift card in the mail.

Online exhibit opens May 1, 2020

Charles Martin

2019 People’s Choice award went to Charles Martin for his oil painting: Peaches

Exhibitors: Nancy Arbuthnot, JoAnn Laboy, Kate McConnell, Marian Wiseman, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Rondthaler, Tara Hamilton, Karen Zens, Julie Byrne, Mary Beth Gosselink, Jason Jaffery, Deb Hurtt, Linda Norton, Nico Gozal, Karen Van Allen, Kimberley Bursic, Andre Barnett, Meera Rao, Kenneth Bachman, Stephanie Bianco, Judith Searles, Steve Kunin, Nan Raphael, Gloria Grandolini, Tamora Ilasat, and Marilyn Christiano. Follow us on Instagram @caphillartleague.

SOLD Karen Zens "Springtime"
SOLD #32. Karen Zens “Springtime 12 x 12 Watercolor $65
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May 19 and June 2- Tuesday Morning Art Critique Group on ZOOM

May 19 and June 2: Every other Tuesday at 10:30am-12:30pm. Calling all members! Please participate in our ZOOM meet up for this peer critique. Have one artwork to share via Zoom (camera/audio on). CHAL members offer constructive and positive suggestions. Organizer: Carolyn Rondthaler. Be sure to download ZOOM on your phone or computer or tablet.

Location: ZOOM online meetings until CHAW re opens.  Contact carolynrondthaler@gmail.com if you need more information. This group meets TWICE a month on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of May 30, 2020 ALL Zoom users and administrators will need to do a security update. Go here for more info:https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.htmlIf you use Zoom, as CHAL does for various members’ meetings, you will need to do this update on your device used for Zoom meetings before the meeting begins.

Zoom Users: To update your Zoom app, please visit zoom.com/download.

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JOIN Capitol Hill Art League online


We are a volunteer-managed art program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. We welcome artists of all ages, mediums, and levels! You may  sign up and pay for annual membership online on this Website. Look for the blue BECOME a MEMBER icon and hit it. It will take you to our new online form to fill out. You will receive a confirmation email showing that you paid and the date. To date, we have over 60 members of mixed ages who produce art in all forms-beginners and professionals alike!

Membership for this season runs Sept. 1, 2019- Aug. 31, 2020

Volunteer Level $50 (agree to volunteer hours at 2 events)

Adult Level $90 (no volunteer hours)   Student Level $25 (volunteer hours)

NEW MEMBERS only: We offer a pro-rated membership fee for new members joining later in the season. You pay the following: Jan. 2020 $ 45 Feb. 2020 $40 : March 2020 $35: April 2020 $30. We still require volunteer hours at 1-2 events based on date of joining.

Note for new members only: If you wish to join CHAL in May 2020 or later, you may pay the full annual membership fee and your membership will roll over for the full following season Sept. 1, 2020 ending Aug. 31, 2021.

If you prefer to pay by check or cash or in person, please use this form: https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Membershipform-CAPITOL-HILL-ART-LEAGUE2019new.pdf

Come on and join the fun and exhibit your artwork!

May ~ Mind of the Artist Blog featuring: Fatuma Mohamed

Fatuma joined Capitol Hill Art League last year and her work has been exhibited at CHAW in various shows ever since. Born and raised in Kenya, Fatuma says, “I loved how a painting and its use of different colors would exert different emotions and reactions from different minds.” Please read about: Fatuma Mohamed in this month’s blog: https://www.chaw.org/blog/may-mind-artist-fatuma-mohamed. You can see more of her art work: https://www.artscreatives.com

April – Plein Art club: TOYS

April’s subject for sketching/drawing/painting/photography was TOYS. Here’s some artworks from our members!

Next month’s theme: Out my Window for May-please send your sketches and finished drawings to chalartists@gmail.com

24 hour Instagram takeover!

Artists generally are naturally self-isolating. We need “alone” time to think and create. Because of this terrible disease, everyone is now forced to stay isolated and stay inside. But artists keep creating no matter where, what, when, who…

Check out @caphillartleaague ON Instagram featuring a different CHAL artists and guests daily. What does day in the life of an artist looks like? If you are a CHAL member and would like an invite, please email: chalartists at gmail with the subject line: 24 hr takeover and you will get a day assigned to post! It’s positive energy to keep our juices flowing. We will have guests “taking” over, too. Stay safe!