Annual Meeting for CHAL Members

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Rose O’Donnell, Director of The Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA will share her experience in working with over 1,000 local artists who are members of The Art League.   This session will talk about the steps necessary to develop professionally as an artist. Topics covered will include; how to write a resume, what an artist statement should include, how to prepare your work for presentation, record keeping and opportunities for artists to enter local juried shows. She will discuss what jurors typically look for when judging an exhibit including her own experiences as a juror for local exhibits.

BLACK and WHITE and In-Between: next CHAL juried exhibit

In April the next Capitol Hill Art League members-only juried exhibit takes place. Black and White and In-Between has been juried by Richard Dana, and the exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday April 26th, 5-7pm.  Of special note, the Wally Szyndler award for 3-D art will be presented that evening. And the exhibit continues through May 30th.

The list of artists with work accepted into the exhibit can be viewed here. Congratulations to Tara Hamiltion (First Place); Judy Searles (Second Place); Stephanie Bianco (Third Place); Nancy Freeman, Eric Johnson, and Fierce Sonia (Honorable Mentions); and Judy Folkenberg (Wally Szyndler award for 3D art)!!

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In-person receiving took place on Saturday April 12th and Monday April 14th, 9:30-11:30am in the Gallery at CHAW. For full details plus more information on the juror, please download and read the prospectus here.


The Shape of Things

Shape Of Things Opening

The list of artists who have had pieces selected for CHAL’s juried open-call exhibit The Shape of Things is available here to download.

The opening reception is March 8th, 5-7pm in the Gallery at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th Street SE) where the juror Catriona Fraser will give her remarks on the exhibit and the artworks, as well as announce award winners and present the prizes.


  • First Place: Susan Levin for Web
  • Second Place: Catherine Hancher for Parrhasios
  • Third Place: Nancy Donnelly for Babies
  • Honorable Mention: Harvey Kupferberg for Live Oaks in Fog; Wan Lee for Red, White, and Blue

Two Exhibit Opportunities at Results Gym

CHAL members have the opportunity to take part this spring in an exhibit at Results Gym on Capitol Hill: March 8th – May 3rd and May 3rd – July 5th. These are non-juried shows for members only. Each show will feature ten artists who can each display six to ten 2D pieces for a $25 submission fee. Sign-up is via CHAL’s digital entry portal – click on the button below.  Look for the Results Gym page after you log in to Smarter Entry. You can either sign up for March 8 or for May 3, and it is on a first-come-first-served basis. For full details, please download and read the prospectus here.

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Velocity DC juried exhibit

CHAL’s juried exhibit Signature DC at the Velocity Condos runs January 12th through March 2nd. The opening party is on Saturday January 25th, 5-7pm at the Velocity Condos, 1025 1st Street SE. The exhibiting artist list is available here.

This is a ticketed party to build funds for the Velocity art fund and to support CHAL artists. Tickets can be purchased through Tickets are $15 for admission with light food, wine and beer. A portion of this party ticket goes to the art collection fund.

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