Winners of the Capitol Hill Banner Design Contest 2017

The winners of the Capitol Hill Banner Design Contest are as follows: “Hill Icons” by Tara Hamilton (top left), “Effervescence Hill” by Rindy O’Brien and Elizabeth Eby (top right), “Chilly Day at Eastern Market” by Linda Norton (bottom left), and “Capitol Hill in Living Color” by Kay Fuller (bottom right). Congratulations!

The theme is: “It’s all here on the Hill” and the winning designs will be reproduced on banners. These will be hung throughout Capitol Hill neighborhood early 2017 for all of us to enjoy! We will let you know when they are up.

CHAL at the Hill Center Jan-Feb 2017

CHAL’s  Juried Exhibit for 2017 at the Hill Center Galleries opens January 5-February 25. Reception is January 12, 6-8 pm. On behalf of Nicky Cymrot, Hill Center Galleries director, we are pleased to announce the award winners:

Kasse Andrews-Weller, View of the Garden
Marilyn Christiano, Left Bank Books
Karen Edgett, Milkyway
Bob Fuller, Orient Express
Mike McSorley, View from the Emigs
Sajeela Ramsey, Ah, Quel Bon Temps

Congratulations! Let’s gather to celebrate a new year of GREAT artwork at the Artists’ Opening Reception on Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm. Certificates will be presented at 7:15 pm to the Best in Show Artists.

Winston Harris and  Marite Vidales along with CHAL member, Karen Cohen, have solo exhibitions at the Hill Center also.

Come and see gorgeous art from 37 CHAL artists: Mary Ellen Abrecht, Kasse Andrews-Weller, Ken Bachman, Kimberley Bursic, Sally Canzoneri, Marilyn Christiano, Paula Cleggett, Karen Cohen, Marie-B De Amicis, Karin Edgett, Fierce Sonia, Jill Finsen, Bob Fuller, Kay Fuller, Tara Hamilton, Vince Iannacchione, Barbara Johnson, Eric Johnson, JoAnn Lamicella Laboy, Robert Lipartito, Charles Martin, Kate McConnell, Mike McSorley, Ohana Murao, Hernan Murno, Linda Norton, Rindy OBrien, Joan Owings, Ann Pickett, Erik Ramsey, Sajeela Ramsey, Meera Rao, Carolyn Rondthaler, Judy Searles, Patricia Smith, Ann Thomson and Karen Zens.

6th Annual Metro DC Open Juried Exhibition: “VESSELS”

Show us your creative interpretation of Vessels, from ships, to bowls, to blood vessels, bodies 2D and 3D accepted.  Prospectus for the show can be found here. Digital entry can be found hereDeadline to apply is December 18th, 2016. Show opens at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Feb 4, 2017. Selected artists will be notified Jan. 12-13. Good luck!

Capitol Hill Banner Contest- Deadline November 15-

The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) ( and the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) are collaborating on a special event to give CHAL artists a unique opportunity to celebrate our community through our creative talents. The BID is sponsoring a competition (open to CHAL members only) to design all–weather banners that will be on display all around the Hill for nearly a year.

Theme: “It’s all here on The Hill!”  Designs should showcase Capitol Hill as a diverse and ideal place for living, shopping and visiting.
Timeline: November 15, 2016 – Deadline for entries
December 1, 2016 – Announce winners and begin production process
January 15, 2017 – Hang new banners
Entry Criteria: Contest is open to current Capitol Hill Art League members only. Artists may enter a maximum of three designs for a flat entry fee of $15. For full prospectus click here .

Winter Magic Acceptance list and Place Awards

Christiano Frost on the Window Pane

Marilyn Christiano- First Place Award



Maria Valle-Riestra- Second Place Award

Congratulations to the CHAL artists chosen for the “Winter Magic” show.  Juried by

Elizabeth Grazioli, who will give juror comments at the opening reception on

November 5, 5-7 p.m.

Acceptance list for “Winter Magic” can be found here.


Judy Searles- Honorable Mention

Arlington - Angels

Ann Thomson- Honorable Mention


Tara Hamilton

Tara Hamilton: Honorable Mention