Summer Siestas: Tati Valle-Riestra Solo Exhibit

Tati Aug15 CHAL WallThis Saturday August 1st sees the opening of the watercolor exhibit Summer Siestas by CHAL artist Tati Valle-Riestra at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop The solo exhibit features her work in eleven new pieces exploring reclining figures. This CHAL Wall exhibit for Tati is the result of having been awarded first prize in this past April’s CHAL members exhibition What’s Poppin’ juried by Mary Ellen Vehlow.

The opening reception is Saturday August 1st, 5-7pm in the Gallery at CHAW, 545 7th St SE, Washington DC, two blocks from the Eastern Market metro station. The exhibit runs through August 19th. Gallery hours: Mon -Thurs 9:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 9:30am – 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday CLOSED.

Judy Giuliani at ENO Wine Bar

Cirque OneCHAL artist Judy Giuliani presents Cirque, the eighth solo exhibit in a series of CHAL artists at ENO, the wine bar managed by the Four Seasons Hotel. The location is 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC.  This exhibit runs through May 31st.  To see more of her work, visit

“Shortly after I saw Cirque du Soleil for the first time I began my “Cirque” series. The color, movement, light and energy of the performance is what I have attempted to capture. I hope I also have captured the power and drama of a Cirque du Soleil performance. My early paintings were very realistic, small still life paintings in fine detail. Painting then took a backseat to family and career. After working as a college administrator and then as a graphic artist, I decided to take up my brushes again. I have been painting non-representational abstract paintings for over fifteen years. I have had the good fortune to study with Deanna Schwartzberg and internationally known artist Rob VanderZee.” – Judy Giuliani

Solo Exhibit Opportunity for CHAL Artists

Continuing the successful partnership with the ENO Wine Bar, CHAL is happy to announce the opportunity for four more CHAL artists to exhibit at the Wine Bar through the rest of 2015. Each exhibit will run for two months, and so the time slots are: June-July, August-September, October-November, and December-January 2016.  The Wine Bar is looking for larger pieces of 2D artwork to fill the two floors of the space. The style should be colorful, contemporary, and appropriate for public space. The deadline is April 24th. Artists will be notified by May 15th. For full details and instructions on how to enter, download the prospectus here. This exhibition opportunity is only for current 2014-15 season CHAL members.