Moving to Arlington, VA in May 2017, Brian Truesdale is mostly a self-taught acrylic, abstract artist. He took classes periodically at the Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center in Frederick, MD from 2012-2016, and studied privately with established artists in the Frederick area. Truesdale has exhibited his work throughout the MD and DC Metro regions, solo shows at Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center and Frederick Community College in addition to several group shows. Brian is a member of The Artists Gallery, Be Dot Gallery in Frederick, MD and Foundry Gallery in Washington, D.C. and a new member to Capitol Hill Art League.
Truesdale will exhibit his paintings at Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown: Jan. 2-Feb. 27. Website: http://bedotgallery.com/brian-truesdale-be-dot-gallery
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September 23rd, 3:00 -4:30 AT CHAW. The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to meet, enjoy refreshments and come together to discuss the year’s successes, challenges and ways to improve the organization. Click here for membership info.
Click here for application/renewal form/updated 2017 form to include YOUR Website address for linking with your name.
Guest speaker: Danielle Glosser will talk about networking for artists.
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
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
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 “It’s all here on the Hill”, portrayed in the winning designs have been reproduced on banners and now hang on over 100 light poles throughout Capitol Hill neighborhood. Go see them!
The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will hold a short unveiling ceremony Thursday, February 2nd at noon at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza. At the ceremony, the four banners selected from the competition will be on display and awards will be presented to the five CHAL artists who created them. Light refreshments will be available. Come and meet these artists!
All the artists who entered the competition will have an opportunity for their work to be auctioned off to the public, on Feb. 28, with the funds raised being split 50/50 between the artist and the BID’s Ready, Willing & Working charity program. Click here for the catalog of art to be auctioned.
Where: The Hill Center, (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) at the Capitol Hill BID’s Annual Membership Meeting. When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 8:00AM-10:00AM.