Rindy O’Brien at ENO Wine Bar

CHAL artist Rindy O’Brien is presenting “Pixel Quote,” the fourth 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. She will host an opening reception on Monday December 8th, 6-8pm on the second floor of the wine bar. This exhibit opens November 29th and runs through December 30th.

Taking familiar, and some not so familiar quotes, Rindy pairs the written word with transformed photographs, collages, and illustrations to create large witty art prints. “These prints are an entertaining departure from my usual body of fine art photography work,” says Rindy. The quotes range from President Teddy Roosevelt on originality to George Carlin, comedian, commenting on optimism.   The exhibition incorporates her fine art images and demonstrates how other photographers, like Cig Harvey, have influenced her work. Rindy works with a digital Leica camera that produces high contrast and sharp images.  Her photographic work is dedicated to transforming every day objects into something extraordinary. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at http://www.at1stblush.com/Apple-Unknown small

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – DC-metro open call exhibit

MARCH 7th through April 16th, 2015

Washington, DC is no longer an up-and-coming foodie town. We’ve arrived. From creative fare to celebrity chefs to unique venues, the nation’s capital boasts diverse restaurants that fit any palette and price range. Residents flock to community gardens and farmers markets. There may be more talk about food in DC than politics these days. So, we are challenging all DC-metro area artists to interpret for us – food! From humble vegetables, to fish from the sea we are looking for 2-d and 3-d works of art that creatively capture the ever popular topic of food.

You must 18 years old to enter, and be able to get your work to the CHAW Gallery to be eligible to enter. (No mailed or UPS-delivered work accepted.)  Submission is digital entry through the button below.  Entry is $30 for three artworks; up to two additional art works may be submitted, for $5 apiece. CHAL members receive a discount for entry – information on the discount code is emailed to CHAL members. Click on the Enter Here button below to go the submission portal. To download the full prospectus, click here.enter here button

PRIZES: First, Second, Third, and Two Honorable Mention prizes receive cash prizes.

About the Judge: Bonny Wolf is a longtime journalist and food writer. She contributes a monthly food commentary to NPR’s award-winning Weekend Edition, is author of “Talking with My Mouth Full – Crabcakes Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories” and is managing editor of American Food Roots, a national food blog. She taught journalism to singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett, who wisely ignored her advice to get a real job. Bonny also is a long time Capitol Hill resident and a pretty amazing cook, herself. Check her out at www.americanfoodroots.com

Online Registration Begins: November 7, 2014 and the deadline for entry is midnight, Tuesday February 10, 2015. The Opening Reception is Saturday, March 7th from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (Metro accessible). The juror will give her remarks and present awards at 6pm.

For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) is launching “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”, a new program to capture and preserve scenes of the District’s built environment. Along with the DC Preservation League and the National Building Museum, The Capitol Hill Art League is co-sponsoring the juried competition initiative that seeks submissions of paintings and photography. Continuing on its long tradition of collecting artworks that depict life in Washington, the Historical Society partnered with the DC Preservation League to develop its list of Most Endangered Places. The list includes buildings at risk of being lost or destroyed as the city’s urban landscape continues to transform, and it will provide local artists with the subjects for art and photo submissions.

For full details on the initiative, the exhibit, and the submissions process, please see the Historical Society’s web site here. The exhibit will run April 22nd through May 27th, 2015. The deadline for online entries is February 1st, 2015. Nine jurors from national and Washington area art and cultural institutions will curate the exhibit. The competition’s jury consists of individuals from: FotoDC, The George Washington University, National Building Museum, National Geographic Society, National Park Service, National Portrait Gallery, NEWSEUM, and The Phillips Collection.  To learn more about the jurors, click here. The jurors will select 75 artworks for display at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, and these will also be included in a printed catalog. Of those 75 pieces, the top five winning artists will receive a financial award and their artworks will be formally accessioned into the Society’s permanent collection. In conjunction with the Historical Society’s 121st anniversary celebration, a closing night reception will be held on May 27th where awards will be presented.HSW For the Record DC

CHAL at the Hill Center

The Hill Center is again hosting the Capitol Hill Art League in a juried art exhibit, January 8th – March 1st, 2015. Submission to the exhibit is open to members of the Capitol Hill Art League. Up to five 2-D pieces may be submitted for $35, and $5 for each additional piece.  Artwork can be in any 2-D medium, and there are no size restrictions.  The deadline for submissions is November 14th, and entries are to be submitted online by tapping on the Enter Here button. enter here button Five pieces will be selected for “Best in Show” with awards being presented at the Opening Reception for Artists on January 14th, 2015, 6-8pm. For full details on the exhibit, download the prospectus here. logo

I See ‘Scapes – CHAL juried exhibit in November

Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes, Dreamscapes – The Capitol Hill Art League hosts I See ‘Scapes, a members’ juried exhibit in November at the Gallery in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. CHAL members reveal some of their favorite ‘scapes.  The opening reception was Saturday November 8th, 5-7pm in the CHAW Gallery, and the juror Karen Keating, the Director of Photoworks, spoke at 5:30pm. A recap of her remarks can be found here. The list of works in the exhibit is available here. Best in Show by Nancy Freeman below, Interplay. The exhibit runs through December 5th.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Karen Keating holds an MFA in photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, and has studied at the Corcoran School, Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She is a photography studio teacher at The Field School, and Director of Photoworks at Glen Echo Park. She is a member of Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, and Society of Photographic Educators. She has received the Tufts University Teacher Award, Maryland State Arts Council grant and, most recently, 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER in Santa Fe, NM. She recently self-published her first photography book, Cubans: Watching and Waiting.

Interplay small