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BEGINNINGS: Spring ONLINE exhibit

      Members Only – Artist Choice Pop-Up Art Exhibit ONLINE

                            CANCELED gallery exhibit (was) at Frame of Mine on April 1-30, 2020 but the show WILL go on! ONLINE.

   With signs of Spring all around us outside, our thoughts turn to Beginnings– new ones, missed ones, fresh starts….new beginnings we are waiting for while hibernating in solitary isolation and social distancing.

CHAL Members are invited to email two art images themed Beginnings and please name your jpg file with your name/title of the artwork. Please email to chalartists@gmail.com. CHAL will upload images to Instagram daily and this Website. Instagram: @caphillartleague

  • Nan Raphael "Aqua Mandala"
  • Karen Zens "Cave Animals I"
  • Ann Pickett "Seated Nude Verde"
  • Nan Raphael "Cherry Blossom Time"
  • Karen Zens "Paleolithic Animals"
  • Anne Albright "Vermont"
  • Tara Hamilton "Low County Morning"
  • Karen Cohen "Cherry Blossoms DC"
  • Rindy O'Brien "Bird in Spring"
  • Karen Cohen "Bloom Inside"
  • Mary E. Gosselink "Fly Free"
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CHAW closed till further notice but the shows go on…

CHAW is closing the building for all classes, lessons, public events and regularly scheduled rehearsals until further notice. Please check the Website for update/info: https://www.chaw.org

UPDATE for CHAL members/exhibits. Without our gallery space at CHAW, we have opted to exhibit ONLINE! The shows must and will go on.

Beginnings pop up, members’ exhibit opens April 1! On this website.

Perspectives 9th Annual Open call, juried exhibit premieres April 4

We may be staying inside but we are still creating art. Please stay safe and keep healthy as you can.

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Update on Perspectives 9th Annual OPEN Call

Clint Mansell

Clint Mansell, our juror for the OPEN call exhibit, has chosen the following 25 artists for Perspectives. Having 299 images of art from which to select, Mr. Mansell is pleased to announce these artists:

Lillian Klein, David Alfuth, Ken Bachman, Jennifer Barlow, Olga Bauer, Ron Colbroth, Sally Davies, Hui Fang, Richard Hall, Jason Jaffery, Leonard Jewler, KB Kessler, Alice Kresse, Alison Landry, Paola Luther, James Mallos, David Mann, Michael McSorley, Sue Miller, Dora Patin, Meera Rao, Alden Schofield, Judith Searles, Lani Seikaly, and Alex Tolstoy.

With the closure of DC non essential organizations and businesses, CHAL has canceled the April 4 reception and will present an online exhibit on April 4th! Stay tuned and all those who entered will receive an email invite to view the juried artwork. Thank you ALL for entering!

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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!

March Mind of the Artist Blog: Jason Jeffery

https://www.chaw.org/blog/marchs-mind-artist-jason-jaffery

Jason Jeffery

Capitol Hill Art League welcomes our new-ish member, photographer Jason (aka J) Jaffery. Starting off in an impressive manor, Jaffery won Honorable Mention for his photograph (shown here), at Rhythm and Blues members juried art show. This show ends March 6 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

Jaffery says: Photography is a wonderful way to eliminate the canyon between “subject” and “observer,” to erase the outline between myself and the world around me. 

Congrats to Jason and we look forward to seeing more of your work!

March 1: Sunday Art Critique group

Meeting Place: Hoangmai Pham (Mai is a CHAL member): 1231 C St NE.  20-minute walk from the metro or the D6 from Union Station stops a block away.

Sunday, March 1. Diverse and energetic CHAL members meet from 3-5 PM at the home of Mai Pham (1231 C ST NE).
Bring work to share if you would like feedback. An RSVP is helpful, but not necessary, to Deb Hurtt (dhurtt@gmail.com).

The Tuesday CHAL critique group still meets the first Tuesday of every month 10am-12 noon at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.