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Spring Performance Festival 2018 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

June 2, 2018 Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosted a day long celebration of the programs housed in their community center for the arts. Dance recitals, music performances, adult students’ art exhibit and artists from Capitol Hill Art League convened in various rooms to PERFORM. Our artist and hostess of the monthly CHAL members’ critique, Carolyn Rondthaler, sketched and watercolored a cute little teapot on exhibit. Nancy   Arbuthnot, another watercolor artist, had a bevy of little girls gathered to help her add crayon colors to her handmade greeting cards-maybe they will be future artists, too! Kim Bursic, Karen Cohen, Jan Zastrow, Karen Van Allen and Mary Ellen (M’El) Abrecht sold their prints, cards and paintings throughout the day.

Shop and Drop raffle to benefit the Summer camp program for children held various donated items such as Nets tickets, jewelry, and several art items from CHAL artists. Many visitors bought raffle tickets and winners will be drawn at random on Monday.

Capitol Hill Art League is a program of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

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Mind of the Artist-CHAW blog features Meera Rao

Nandi/watercolor and ink sketch by Meera Rao

Our talented member, Meera Rao, is featured  in the monthly blog by Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Meera says, “I am excited and grateful for the opportunities Capitol Hill Art League has given me to display my art on various walls around the city through juried exhibitions, shows and now on this blog!”


If you are a current member of Capitol Hill Art League, please contact CHAL steering committee for the CHAW blog called “Mind of the Artist”, featuring YOU! Email: chalartists@gmail.com

Capitol Hill Art League is a program of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop


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June 13 Capitol Hill Art League Members (only) Art sale and raffle/Velocity Condo/Residents Social Night

Capitol Hill Art League Members (CHAL) will hold another ART SALE/Meet and Greet  for the 200 residents of Velocity Condominiums on June 13, 5:30-7:30pm. Reserve YOUR spot (via email to Steering Committee),  to sell your matted prints, original artwork, greeting cards and art related items-just in time for Father’s Day gifts!

A FREE Art Raffle will  also be held for attending residents on June 13.  We  have three donated items for raffles that evening to encourage more residents to attend these art/social events.

AND June 13th is also the  time to change out the artwork from Velocity walls and hang new art for purchase. Please email your intentions and we will send a label PDF to fill out. June 13 at 11:00 AM  is the take down and new install date. Five artists will be presenting June 13-Sept. 12 with introductions to the new artists at the June 13 social hour! Now is your chance to SHINE.

No commission is deducted and you are responsible for conducting your own sales with cash, checks or your credit card machine. We do ask residents to pay by cash/check for sales.

Use this email for your replies/suggestions: Steering Committee via email: chalartists@gmail.com  Velocity Condominiums address: 1025 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.


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June 23 Reception for Artists’ Pick

Artists’ Picks

 All-media, members-only, non-juried exhibit

Our second non-juried show of the season, “Artists’ Pick” begins in June 2018.  It is time for EVERY MEMBER of Capitol Hill Art League to strut your stuff.  You may bring one piece (only) of artwork to CHAW on June 16, between 9:30 and 11:30 am.  We will hang them as they arrive.  If there is wall space left for more art at the end of receiving on Saturday, we will let you know by email, and those of you who did not make it on Saturday can bring your art on Monday June 18, between 9:30 and 11:30 am. Fee: $5 for 1 piece. 

There will be a “People’s Choice Award” at the reception, 5-7 pm on June 23rd.  This show ends July 14.

This is a member only show. We invite YOU to become a member if you would like to submit to this exhibit before or during the receiving dates listed.


Receiving: Saturday, June 16th & Monday, June 18th, 9:30–11:30 AM

Exhibition dates: June 18 to July 14th
Opening Reception and “People’s Choice Award”: June 23rd, 5–7 PM

(Volunteers needed for all of the dates listed above! We cannot do it without our volunteers.)

Artwork may be no larger than 16 x 20” or weigh no more than 30 pounds.  As always, works must be properly prepared to hang on our Walker system.
2-D Works must have a hanging wire securely and tightly strung on screw-in eyelets,
D-rings, or screw-in brackets (for metal frames)

3-D Works must be able to safely sit on one of our pedestals.

We look forward to seeing your choice of your work for this signature exhibit!



Membership Form and Renewal info

Capitol Hill Art League members are busier than ever with various exhibits around the DC Metro area. Do you know an artist who would like to join in the fun and exhibit their work? Please send this link to them to join NOW with a discounted rate since our season is almost over for 2017-18..

Please mark your calendar please for your membership RENEWAL late August if you plan to have more exhibits and fun with Capitol Hill Art League as a member!

Summer “CELEBRATE” juried exhibit July 13-Sept 7-NEW Deadline

NEW DEADLINE for CELEBRATE!–Summer Capitol Hill Art League (only) exhibit July 13-Sept. 7th, 2018

Capitol Hill Art League presents an exhibition July 13, 2018 at Dr. Nishan Halim’s Dentistry office as part of his practice’s 5th Anniversary. We are looking for bright, fun, interesting pieces to celebrate the office’s five years on Capitol Hill.  This is CHAL members only juried exhibition. CHAL’s own artists, Kimberley Bursic and Sarah Porter are the jurors.

Dr. Halim’s office has presented CHAL art shows over the years and promises to have a crowded reception party with many potential art buyers!  Please look at your google group email sent with  all important details, dates, entry code and instructions to submit your artwork digitally through CHAL’s Smarter Entry. NEW Deadline to enter is June 15th.

Reception/Party July 13 from 5pm-8pm at Dr. Halim’s office located at 27 6th St NE, Washington, DC. Questions? Please contact Rindy O’Brien/steering committee, rindyobrien@gmail.com .