Category Archives: CHAL Artists Opportunities

March 24 Community Forklift’s Annual Spring Garden Party/Sale

 Community Forklift’s Annual Spring Garden Party/Sale  March 24, 2018 from 9am-3pm.

Setup  for Chal members/artists: March 23, 2018 from 5-7 pm. Bring up to six items and you will hang those on the walls. Bring hammers please!  We will have bins for works in clear bags, and tables for hand-made or printed pieces, i.e. coasters, cutting boards, single and boxed cards and matted prints, etc.

Each participant must volunteer to set up, man the sales tables, and take down.  The sales table will need two people for each of three two hour shifts, 9-11, 11-1, or 1-3

There is no charge to participate in this event and no commission is taken.  All money collected will be given to the artists.  Last year CHAL participants gave a donation to CFL to support the work they do for the community and those in need.

We ask that each artist bring an envelope with your name and about $20 in small bills and change.  This will be returned to you at the end of the event.

Please email steering committee at by February 23, 2018 if you want to participate!

La Buena Vida at Dumbarton Concert Gallery featuring CHAL Artists

Pop Up Exhibition Opportunity for CHAL Artists~ Theme: La Buena Vida (The Good Life)

Where: Dumbarton Concert Gallery, 3133 Dumbarton Street NW Washington DC 20007

When: Jan. 27-Feb. 27, 2018    Juror: Lynn Creamer/Carnegie Hall, WV Gallery Director

The following members have been juried into this exciting exhibit: Kenneth Bachman, Kim Bursic, Susie Campbell, Sally Canzoneri, Karen Cohen, Paula Cleggett, Marie-B De Amicis, Bob Fuller, Kay Fuller, Tara Hamilton, Mike McSorely, Linda Norton, E Ann Pickett, Carolyn Rondthaler, Brian Truesdale, and Karen Zens. Congratulations!

Email notifications will be sent to those selected with all the requirements for installation and sales details/commission, etc.  Please follow all the instructions for bringing/installing your work. Install date: Friday January 27 between 2-5 pm. For questions, please contact the Steering Committee at:

Dumbarton Concert Gallery has invited CHAL artists to display a collection of artwork during the week of January 27- February 2nd 2018. This is a weeklong exhibit where the evening of the concert acts as the reception for the artists and artwork. The Gallery shows original framed artwork from local and regional artists and has hosted pop-up art exhibits of local and regional artists for over  20 years. The Concerts series attracts national and international musical performers from classical to jazz and vocal. The Gallery welcomes the concert goers to concessions and a gathering place to view the artwork.

January 27, 2018 at 8pm:  “La Buena Vida” with guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Gric, playing Latin American and Spanish music, tangoes, flamenco and new classical arrangements.

ART for Veterans at the Center for Community Living in DC

January 20, 2018: Display your art at the VA Community Living Center. Response needed by January 1st.  Five CHAL artists can display 5 – 7 works beginning January 27 until April 28. Please contact the Steering Committee at
Delivery: January 27th from noon until 2:00 pm.
Art will remain on exhibit and for sale until April 28th, 2018

~Plexiglass glazing acceptable/glass is NOT accepted.~No nudes paintings or 3-D works that require pedestals are allowed.~Provide contact information and an inventory sheet so wall labels may be made.~Works on canvas or board without glazing are OK.

The Community Living Center is a part of the DC VA Medical Center. The residents here are veterans who require 24/7 medical care and do not have family members who can attend to their needs. The residents are usually 4 to a room, and have very little in the way of financial support. A few of the residents are very interested in art, so your art works along their corridors bring color to the otherwise drab walls. Won’t you help in making a difference?

More Opportunities for CHAL Members in 2017 and 2018

Heads up so you can get your running shoes on more chances to exhibit your work!

Your Art Photographed by Professional Photographer: Greg Staley at CHAW November 1.  Have  your pieces photographed. Price: $10 per 2-d piece photographed, 3-d depends on views photographed.  Register by sending reply to:

CHAL Life off The Hill November Show at CHAW. In person receiving November 4 and 6.  Click here for info. Juror: Joumana Moukarim of WAS Gallery, Bethesda MD.

Velocity Condos-Nov. 17 New artwork will be accepted by the Steering Committee. The first ten artists to bring in (3) artworks will be accepted. All artwork must be wired with d-rings and ready to hang. Please attach title, price, artist for creating wall labels. Look for an email with starting time!

Pop-Up Dumbarton Concert Gallery: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2018 – juried week long exhibit. Online digital entry: Nov. 1-Dec. 1, 2017 All members have received an email with detailed instructions for entering. Theme: La Buena Vida (The Good Life).

ARTIST CHOICE : January 2018 -All media, non-juried exhibit at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), receiving dates: Jan. 6 & 8, 9:30-11:30 am Opening: Jan. 13 from 5-7pm. Closes: Feb. 27, 2018

Hill Center Exhibit for CHAL members.  Online digital entry open Nov. 1-Dec. 1, 2017  Juried by Hill Center Galleries. Exhibition dates: Jan. 4-Feb. 25, 2018. Click here for more info.

Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown will feature the artwork of Brian Truesdale Jan/Feb 2018. Jane Mann for March/April, Kasse Andrews Weller for May/June, and Michael Ford for July/August.

Our World: Open call exhibit February 2018 for April install at CHAW. Juror: Eric Hope. Details will be coming

Community Forklift: 2018 Spring Garden Party/Sale and First Fridays art sales starts in April-details and dates will be announced soon!

Winners’ Circle: July 2018exhibit at CHAW. Winning artists can submit their favorite work of art (that hasn’t been exhibited yet) More details will be emailed!


Reminder: Renew your membership here and stay in the game! These are “members only” exhibits. You can’t win it if you ain’t in it!

August-November 2017 Community Living Center, V.A. Medical Center, DC

Earth and Sky by Bob Lipartito


Three CHAL members will exhibit five 2-D works of art at the VA Medical’s Community Living   August 12-November 4, 2017

      Tara Hamilton.       Karen Zens          Robert Lipartito

All sales are directly between the buyer and the artist. No commissions are taken. If you are interested in having your work shown on the hallways of the Community Living Center, please contact CHAL steering committee.