Chance Encounters from Cathy Abramson at ENO Wine Bar

Cathy Abramson
Opening September 1st at the ENO Wine Bar in Georgetown – the first solo exhibit in a series of CHAL artists at the wine bar managed by the Four Seasons Hotel. Location is 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC.

Chance Encounters” explores the mysterious, temporary, and incongruous nature of random encounters in an urban setting. The viewer is pulled into the painting as though witnessing an event and can feel the immediacy of the scene. And, the more one examines a painting, the more it reveals about random encounters, emotions, and what lies beneath the surface. The four images in the “Gallery After Hours” series are reflections and refractions of urban landscapes that occur when the passerby, the gallery goer or the musician at the reception, interacts with the artwork and gallery space in a fragmented, unintentional way. They then become part of the painting. The viewer becomes disoriented when viewing these images seen through windows and reflections. Are they passive observers or are they part of the event.

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Exhibit Opportunity at Results Gym for Two Months

For Capitol Hill Art League members only.
10 to 12 CHAL artists have the opportunity to exhibit 6-15 pieces of their two-dimensional art at the Results Gym. Artists will be handling sales directly without any commission being collected. For full details, read the prospectus HERE.
Artists must be present on Saturday September 13 at 10:00 am to hang the show. The strike day is Saturday November 15th, and artists must be there to remove any of their works that have not sold.

The exhibition space will be available to CHAL artists every two months to give everyone a chance to participate. If you have jpegs and description of the work, it is helpful to upload the images, but it is not required.  

To register your entry, click on the button below, log in and select the Results option, then click purchase entry.   ***Be sure to use the code chalartist so you can unlock the entry process.***

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Solo Exhibit Opportunity for CHAL Artists

An exciting new solo exhibit opportunity for CHAL member artists is available!!  Starting September 22, 2014, the Georgetown wine bar ENO, managed by the Four Seasons Hotel, will exhibit the work of one local artist for a month, and 6 to 8 artists will be selected.  Eight to twelve (larger) pieces of art will be needed to fill the space.  The management describes the style of work that they are looking for as contemporary and edgy – paintings, photography, collage, or wall-mounted glass and 3-D pieces are acceptable. Wrapped canvas is acceptable. The deadline to enter is 5pm on August 8th, 2014.  Full details on how to submit to this opportunity can be found in the file here.  Only CHAL members in the 2014-2015 season may submit.

12 x 12 ELEMENTS

12x12 imageCHAL’s  August 2014 exhibit at the Capitol Hill Art League is 12×12 ELEMENTS, juried by Carolina Mayorga. The exhibiting artist list can be downloaded here. In this exhibit on the CHAL Wall in CHAW’s Gallery, member artists present works in the 12″x12″ format, exploring any of the four substances air, water, fire, and earth formerly believed to compose the physical universe. The exhibit closes on Thursday October 2nd.

The show opens with a reception on Saturday August 9th, 5-7pm where the juror will give her remarks and present the awards for this exhibit.  The juror Carolina Mayorga is an artist working in a broad range of media, including drawing, photography, performance art, sculpture and installation. Mayorga has been exhibiting artworks nationally and internationally for the last 15 years. She has been attached to the Capitol Hill neighborhood for the last decade as an artist and teacher of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. For more information about the juror, click here.

Cabbage Art & Scarf Invitational: Nancy Freeman Solo Exhibit

Throughout the month of July, the CHAL Wall in the CHAW gallery presents a multimedia display by Capitol Hill artist Nancy Freeman, based on a collaborative art project she’s launching on Viewers are asked to vote for their favorites among a series of Freeman’s photos of the amazing colors and patterns she’s observed in decorative cabbages. She’ll transform the winners into gallery-quality artworks, then ask participants to vote again for which of these she should turn into limited-edition scarves. 
The opening reception is Saturday July 19th, 5-7pm in the CHAW Gallery. Visitors can cast their votes at the reception.