Announcement: SPRING THEME: Community Forklift Art Sale-Garden Party

Community Forklift Garden Party and Art Sale April 1 & April 2

Where: 4671 Tanglewood Drive,Edmonston,MD      When: April 1, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday April 2,  11am – 3pm

Exhibit and Sales Opportunity. The Community Forklift (CFL) will feature CHAL artists at their CFL Garden Party and Art Sale. CHAL artists may enter up to FOUR works with a “Spring-Theme”. Bins will be available to sell shrink-wrapped, matted, original paintings and greeting cards. Please read details and entry info here. Please print out and bring this inventory sheet when you drop off your work on March 31.    Deadline for entry is March 20 midnight.

DROP OFF: March 31, 2-4pm

Also, Community Forklift is offering 5 artists for each of their First Friday’s May-Sept the opportunity to sell their work on a first come sign up basis from 6-8pm with set up between 4pm-5pm. No commission taken. If interested contact:

Spring or garden attire optional. Use your creative imagination!

Volunteer Opportunities. Every participant will need to volunteer for a shift during receiving, set-up, serving at the sales table, and/or break down. Kathy Clowery will be sending information about volunteering in March.

Community Living Center/VA Medical Center


Opportunity KNOCKS for five CHAL members to exhibit five 2-D art at CLC, 50 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC 20422.  The art can be on any surface, (canvas, linen, board, or paper) but cannot be under glass. Plexiglass is an acceptable glazing material. Larger works are preferred.  Works must be wired and ready for hanging.  Entry is free using smarterentry, click here:             Deadline for entry: March 15, 2017

Exhibit Dates: April 16-June 17 and August 12-November 4, 2017

  Delivery Date: April 15, 2017  PICK UP Date: June 17, 2017

    All sales are directly between the buyer and the artist. No commissions are taken. A  second group of works by five different artists will be installed from August 12 through November 4, 2017.  Selected artists will be contacted with further delivery guidance.

This Earth-CHAL April 2107 juried exhibit


What on earth is the CHAL April show all about? Just about any earthly thing. On, above, below or made of earth or relating to earth is the theme. 

Exhibit dates: April 22-May 10th, 2017 at Capitol Hill Art Workshop

Receiving:  Capitol Hill Art Workshops on April 8, Saturday or April 10, Monday 9:30-11:30 am. 1-3 artworks  (2-D or 3-D).Wired and ready to display. D-rings or screw in brackets for metal frames.

FEES: $5.00 for one, $9.00 for two, $12.00 for three, payable at receiving.  New memberships and renewals accepted at receiving.

Juror: Marta Staudinger/gallery owner, curator, lecturer for Art History Smithsonian Journeys. Jurying on April 10th, notifications on April 12.

Opening reception: April 22, 5-7pm       Art pickup: May 11-17, 10-5pm 

Volunteers for ALL dates are needed. Please contact:

Kay Fuller and Kim Bursic at ENO

Kim Bursic and Kay Fuller collaborated to hang their paintings that complement each other at Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown beginning February-March 2017.  Eno’s has invited CHAL artists to exhibit art on a two-month rotation starting in June. More info will follow.

Where: Eno Wine Bar 2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Georgetown, DC    Telephone: (202)295-2826

CHAL 6th Annual/Open Exhibit/Reception/Awards: Vessels

Chris Cooley, Juror, and First Place winner: Kenneth Bachman: Boats in Bermuda Harbor

The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) hosted its reception for the sixth annual, juried, open call show on Saturday, February 4th  at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. This exhibit, open daily, features 2-d and 3-d works of 29 artists from around the Washington region.Click here for the list of artists.

Juror Chris Cooley presented awards as follows: Kenneth Bachman: First Place for Boats in Bermuda Harbor (oil painting, shown above)
Joan Ulrich: Second Place for Cloud Storage Jar (pottery)
Karash Payne: Third prize for Emerge (oil painting)
Fritz Schaper: Honorable Mention for Viking Funeral and The Red Mask (mixed media)
Daniel Venne: Honorable Mention for Man With a Shell (pastel)

Chris Cooley, an art education major from Utah State,  was drafted in 2004 by Washington Redskins and played nine years with the team. He now enjoys painting and throwing pots and is the owner of The Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, VA.

Exhibit dates: February 4-28, 2017  Reception: Feb. 4, 5-7pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), 545 Seventh St. SE, Washington DC