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Creme de la Creme Award Winning Artists

Capitol Hill Art League Summer Show “Crème de la Crème” features Award-Winning Artists

This non-juried exhibit showcases Capitol Hill Art League members whose works have received awards during the 2016-17 exhibition season.

When:  June 22 -August 14

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, located at 545 7th St. SE, Washington DC

 Opening reception: Saturday July 8, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The event is free and offers wine, food, and conversation with the artists.
Gallery hours: 9:30 am–9:00 pm(M-Th), 9:30 am–6:00 pm (F), and 9:00 am–2:00 pm (Sat).
For more information:, or call (202) 547-6839

Exhibiting Artists: Ken Bachman, Kim Bursic, Marilyn Christiano, Karen Cohen, Kay Fuller, TaraHamilton, JoAnn Laboy, Rindy O’Brien, Judy Searles, Ann Thomson, Maria Valley-Riestra, Karen Van Allen and Karen Zens.

Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown features CHAL art

ENO Wine Bar is in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Georgetown, next door to the Four Seasons Hotel. Refined yet casual, Eno locally sources menu items such as cheeses from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to pair with exceptional wines. Locally sourced art adorns the walls of ENO, on exhibit from various members of Capitol Hill Art League.  Eno’s has invited CHAL artists to exhibit art on a two-month rotation for 2017.

Kay Fuller and Kim Bursic, both painters, display their art February and March  2017

Karen Van Allen will feature her abstract paintings in Eno Wine Bar in June and July  2017.

Karen Cohen, Photographer and Paula Cleggett, oil painter will show their art work at ENO Wine Bar in August and September of 2017

Where: Eno Wine Bar 2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Georgetown, DC    Telephone: (202)295-2826

CHAL 6th Annual/Open Exhibit/Reception/Awards: Vessels

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

Capitol Hill Banner Design Winners 2017 and Art Auction

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 PlazaAt 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.


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!