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November 5 Members Meet on Zoom

6:30-pm-7:30pm We invite all 91 members to our annual zoom meeting. Meet new Steering Committee volunteers, review the results of our members’ survey, hear about new exhibits for 2021 and more! Zoom invite is sent via google group.

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Enter-Symbolism juried members exhibit at Frame of Mine

Humans identify people, places, events and things with symbolic meanings. For example, a four-leafed clover symbolizes good luck to some folks. We express the invisible or intangible by means of visible representations. Conventional or traditional signs are often used to represent
divine beings, spirits or certain emotions. CHAL members are invited to submit 2D artwork in any media, including photography, using the theme, Symbolism.

Digital entries open on smarter entry October 17 and closes November 13. CHAL members juried show. Exhibit Manager: Mary Beth Gosselink

Juror: Delna Dastur- Bachelor’s Degree Art History and Masters in Fine Art from American U. Abstract painter and instructor at Art League, Alexandria.

Delna Dastur

Exhibit dates: December 12- January 30,2021

Where: Frame of Mine Gallery, 545 8th St SE, WDC

Virtual reception on Zoom: Friday, December 18, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Juror will make
remarks, awards will be presented and the exhibit artwork will be screen shared.

Please read the attached prospectus for all the details and print it out for future reference!

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New! Hill Center CHAL members’ virtual juried exhibit

Hill Center will feature our MEMBERS juried art exhibit in  January 2021 virtually on Hill Center Website.  There will be no theme and it is juried by Hill Center. Deadline for entries will be December 1, 2020. Artists notification will go out: December 7 or 8 and Award winners  will be announced via email for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, + 5 Honorable Mentions.

Show opens online January 1, 2021.       Show closes online March 31, 2021

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Nov 7-Dec 12 Winners Circle Exhibit

“San Diego” photograph by Jane Mann

Once a year we award our members who won awards in previous exhibits their own group show called Winners Circle. This show will feature all mediums of art and each artist selects one work to display. All of the art work will be featured online, for sale, and on the walls at:

Frame of Mine, 545 8th St SE, WDC where you can view the show in person! Visits are limited to 5 or less folks at a time in the gallery area.

Dates: November 7-Dec. 12, 2020

Ken Bachman, Louise Holland, Erika Rubel, Mike McSorley, Deb Furey, Karen Cohen, J Jaffery, Nan Raphael, Rindy O’Brien, Linda Norton, Kim DiDonato, Judy Searles, Tamora Ilasat, and Jane Mann.

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Bright Bold Big Art Exhibit September 2020- April 2021

16 artists of Capitol Hill Art League are featured in a curated, group mixed media display called Bright Bold Big. All artwork is for sale, please contact Capitol Hill Art League for purchase info.

Location: Center for Plastic Surgery in Chevy ChaseMD 

Julie Byrne, Karen Cohen, Karin Edgett, Nancy Ennis, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Tamora Ilasat, J Jaffery, David Mann, Jane Mann, Steve Kunin, Ann Pickett, Nan Raphael, Lori Rounds, Alexia Stefanovich, Karen Van Allen, and Rosa Vera. Photographs, encaustics, watercolors, acrylic, and collage artwork will be displayed September and extended till April 2021 Exhibit manager/volunteer/artist: Ann Pickett

Garden Party by Ann Pickett
Acrylic 60 x 36 $3000

All artwork is for sale, please contact email: chalartists at gmail.com.

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Making New Connections Art Show- September 8-October 3

Our new live gallery exhibit is dedicated to new members who joined our art league since January 2020. We invited our newest artists to display their art work at Frame of Mine Gallery, viewable from outside or INSIDE the shop! This talented bunch exhibits photographs, collage, watercolors, yupo paintings, acrylics, charcoal, and more and everything is for sale! Contact Frame of Mine for purchase or Capitol Hill Art League via email.

Featured Artists: Anne Albright, E. Lynn Coates, Ellen Yahuda, Jeffery Miller, KB Kessler, Kim DiDonato-Murrell, Lori Niland Rounds, Martina Sestakova, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Nan Raphael, Sarah Burford, Louise Holland, and Steve Kunin.

Members voted for their favorite artwork in this show and the top vote went to Louise Holland for her Georgetown photograph. Louise receives a $25 gift certificate from Plaza Arts in DC. Zoom reception Sept. 12th at 5:30.

Louise Holland Georgetown C and O Canal in the Golden Hour,
10 x 10

Frame of Mine is located: 545 8th St SE on Capitol Hill. They sell framing, matting of images and more! The shop will allow groups of five people or less in to view the gallery at one time. https://www.frameofminedc.com/











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July 1 NEW membership rate!

Welcome to CHAL and now is the time to sign up and become part of this active, presently zooming, art community for DMV artists, beginners and pros alike. We are a diverse group of all ages from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and feature all mediums including photography.

Our gallery is located on Capitol Hill and is closed for the summer due to you know what. Right now our exhibits and receptions are virtual and we keep creating artwork because artists naturally self-isolate to create work.

2021 New season runs: January through December for $60 and at least two volunteer hours. We used to follow the school year, Sept-August but that was too confusing! What this means is that if you join now, your membership will continue right into 2021 expiring 12/31/21. A deal!

Because we are unsure of our live exhibitions, we will have our themed/juried and unjuried art shows online with digital entry. We can say that we have our annual members’ exhibit at the Hill Center and a pop up show at Frame of Mine-if all goes well and these will be online also.

Join us! Create what you love and be a part of the Capitol Hill Art League, the only art group on the hill. Look for the BLUE membership button on the main page (like the one above) to click, enroll online, and pay with credit card safely.

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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..here’s some artists who participated so far!

If you are a member and would like to be invited, please contact CHAL. So far, here are some of our members who have “taken” over to show their artwork on @caphillartleague Instagram.

It’s positive energy to keep our juices flowing. We have guest artists from all over “taking” over, too. Stay safe!

NOVEMBER Art Challenge for members: Tabletop

photo by Karen Cohen

Whatever art medium is your jam, we want to see what members come up with this challenge: Tabletop. Paint, draw, sketch, collage, photograph, or sculpt with this theme in mind. All artwork submitted with this theme for November will be posted on Instagram and Facebook. AND our friends at Hill Center will select their favorite image on December 1. Send your image to our google group and name the file jpg with your name and title please.

October Art Challenge theme: Haunting

Haunting is our October art challenge for our members. Please submit your artwork images to our google group and we will post on social media sites for CHAL. Deadline October 31 at 5pm.

As before, the staff of Hill Center in DC will pick their favorite artwork from all our submissions and award one artist with a $20 gift certificate on Nov. 2.