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 are encouraged to bring their favorite work showing their favorite scape.  Work must meet the hanging standards stated in the membership handbook, and 3-D work must be able to fit on a pedestal stand or hang on the wall (limit of 30 lbs). Prizes: First Place will be awarded a solo show on the CHAL Wall in July 2015. Second, Third, and Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.

Receiving is Saturday October 25th and Monday October 27th, 9:30-11:30am in the Gallery at CHAW. Artists will be notified about accepted works October 29th. The opening reception is Saturday November 8th, 5-7pm in the CHAW Gallery, with the juror giving her remarks at 5:30pm.

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.

Naomi Taitz Duffy at ENO Wine Bar

CHAL artist Naomi Taitz Duffy is presenting the third 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 Friday November 7th on the second floor of the wine bar. This exhibit opens October 30th and runs through November 29th.

Naomi Taitz Duffy is from New York City. She began her art training at the High School of Music and Art before going on to earn a BFA with a focus in illustration at Washington University in St. Louis. She went on to receive a Masters Degree in Childhood Education and taught elementary school for several years in New York and Washington. Throughout her time in New York Duffy studied painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Art Students League. She has exhibited her work throughout the Washington DC area, and her work is held in private collections internationally.  http://naomitaitzduffy.com


NTDuffy Promises, 18x24

Aina Nergaard-Nammack featured at ENO Wine Bar

CHAL artist Aina Nergaard-Nammack is presenting the second 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. This exhibit runs through October 29th.

FRAGMENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: While I listen to a determined piece, I start  painting large brush strokes in accordance of what I am listening to. I get immersed in the music and my brush hits the canvas in different  directions  and  tempo. At times I have two  or three brushes in my hand,  different sizes and different colors, and I use them  as the music tells me to.  I am not thinking of what I do, but anytime a brush stroke appears on the canvas, I move away  to really look at the composition and decide what direction I will take next.  I pause many times, to avoid a chaos that could start if I am not careful.  When I am painting, I use my whole arm and my body and paint somehow away from the canvas so that I can continually see from a distance, what I am doing.  www.nergaard-nammack.com


AinaNammack #1432 Antonio Vivaldi, Four Seasons, AUTUMN, 24x24

ANYTHING GOES — CHAL juried exhibit at CHAW Gallery

CHAL’s juried exhibit Anything Goes opens October 4th and runs through November 13th in the CHAW Gallery. This show has been juried by Michael Janis, Co-Director of Washington Glass School.  The opening reception was Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 5 to 7 p.m. in CHAW gallery with the juror giving his remarks 5:30 p.m. First Place has been awarded a solo show on the CHAL Wall in the Gallery for June, 2015.

Michael Janis, Co-Director of the Washington Glass School, juried the first multi-media show of the 2014-2015 season. In his remarks to a full crowd at the October 6th opening, Michael commented on the high quality of art that was submitted. “While there was a very wide array of art, I felt that all of the entries could have been a part of the show, said Michael. He said that he kept coming back to art pieces that had unusual details and something he might not had seen before.”

Michael also spoke about taking risks as artists and he spoke about his own transformation from an architect to doing what he loved – becoming a glass artist. About ten years ago, he was living abroad and decided to return to the States and try something new. He said he signed up for every class being taught in the Washington DC area about glass, and a year later he was being commissioned to make large glass pieces.

The list of exhibiting artists and their accepted art works is available here.

To see photos from the exhibit, go here.


Chance Encounters from Cathy Abramson at ENO Wine Bar

Cathy Abramson
Opening September 3rd at the ENO Wine Bar in Georgetown – the first 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. This exhibit runs through September 25th.

The opening reception with the artist is Wednesday September 17th, 6:30-8:30pm on the second floor of the wine bar.

Chance Encounters” explores the mysterious, temporary, and incongruous nature of random encounters in an urban setting. The viewer is pulled into the painting as though witnessing an event and can feel the immediacy of the scene. And, the more one examines a painting, the more it reveals about random encounters, emotions, and what lies beneath the surface. The four images in the “Gallery After Hours” series are reflections and refractions of urban landscapes that occur when the passerby, the gallery goer or the musician at the reception, interacts with the artwork and gallery space in a fragmented, unintentional way. They then become part of the painting. The viewer becomes disoriented when viewing these images seen through windows and reflections. Are they passive observers or are they part of the event.

Gallery After Hours 3

Solo Exhibit Opportunity for CHAL Artists

An exciting new solo exhibit opportunity for CHAL member artists is available!!  Starting September 22, 2014, the Georgetown wine bar ENO, managed by the Four Seasons Hotel, will exhibit the work of one local artist for a month, and 6 to 8 artists will be selected.  Eight to twelve (larger) pieces of art will be needed to fill the space.  The management describes the style of work that they are looking for as contemporary and edgy – paintings, photography, collage, or wall-mounted glass and 3-D pieces are acceptable. Wrapped canvas is acceptable. The deadline to enter is 5pm on August 8th, 2014.  Full details on how to submit to this opportunity can be found in the file here.  Only CHAL members in the 2014-2015 season may submit.