Category Archives: CHAL Exhibitions


February 14, 2018

~JANUARY~Artists’ Choice – unjuried
Members-only all-media exhibit at CHAW Receiving: January 6 & 8, 9:30-11:30am Opening:January 13, 5-7pm  Closes: February 24

CHAL at the Hill Center Annual Invitational Juried Exhibit-Members only, January 4-February 25    Delivery: January 2, 8-11am     Opening reception: January 10, 7-9pm    Pickup: February 26, 2018

CHAL exhibit at the VA/Community Center in DC Closes/please pickup: January 6, noon-2pm

CHAW Blog: Sandy Tallant  Exhibiting at ENO Wine BAR: Brian Truesdale

~FEBRUARY~Our World – open-call exhibit at CHAW Juror: Eric Hope
Digital submissions begin: early January. Enter here

CHAW Blog: Mike McSorley  ENO Wine Bar: Brian Truesdale

~MARCH~Our World – open-call exhibit at CHAW Submission continues. Deadline: March 10
Artists notified: March 25

Community Forklift Garden Party Pop-up exhibit & sale for CHAL members

Set-up: March 23, 5-7pm
Event: March 24, 9am-3pm

CHAW Blog: Jonathan Weiner ENO Wine Bar: Jane Mann

~APRIL Our World – OPENS   Delivery at CHAW: April 6-9 during regular CHAW business hours (see Opening Reception: April 21, 5-7pm  Closes: June 2
Pickup: June 2-6 during regular CHAW business hours

CHAL Exhibit at the VA in DC Delivery/opening: April 14, noon-2pm    Closes/pickup: August 11, noon-2pm

CHAW Blog: Karin Edgett   ENO Wine Bar: Jane Mann

~MAY ~ CHAW Blog: Brian Truesdale
ENO Wine Bar: Kasse Andrews-Weller

~JUNE~Artists’ Pick – unjuried
Members-only all-media exhibit at CHAW Receiving: June 16 & 18, 9:30-11:30am Opening: June 23, 5-7pm     Closes: July 14   CHAW Blog: Meera Rao
ENO Wine Bar: Kasse Andrews-Weller

~JULY~Winners’ Circle – exhibit of award winners Receiving: July 14 & 16    Opening: July 21, 5-7pm  Closes: August 18. Names of winning members will be announced and those members will be contacted regarding their exhibit.

CHAW Blog: TBD ENO Wine Bar : TBD-If you are a current member, please contact CHAL steering committee for an exhibit at Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown OR/and for the CHAW blog called “Mind of the Artist”.

~AUGUST CHAL Exhibit at the VA in DC Delivery/opening: August 18, noon-2pm Closes/pickup: January 12, 2019, noon-2pm. Please volunteer to display your artwork for our Vets. Contact:

CHAW Blog: TBD    ENO Wine Bar: TBD

Questions about CHAL? Contact the Steering Committee at Instagram: caphillartleague has all the latest news, member exhibits, receptions, acceptance lists for exhibits, downloadable forms, CHAL Handbook which includes framing guidelines, a calendar of all our activities, and archives of past newsletters and acceptance lists. 

Winner’s Circle Exhibit 2018

Did you artwork win any awards in 2017-2018? Lucky YOU! Please bring in a new work of your art for a special WINNER’S Circle Exhibit at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Receiving: July 14 & 16, 2018 from9:30-11:30am    Show Reception: July 21, 2018 from 5-7pm

OUR WORLD exhibit April-June, 2018

The Capitol Hill Art League presents its Seventh Annual Metro DC open juried exhibition: April Show, Theme “Our World” 2018

April 22nd is the anniversary of the modern-day environmental movement.  What better time to honor our world.  We and the world around us is in a constant state of flux, influenced by climate, inhabitants, events, time, and gravity.  The Capitol Hill Art League invites you to express in art form what OUR WORLD means to you? This exhibit is open to 2-d and 3-d work, juried by curator and writer, Eric Hope.

All artists, 18 years of age or older residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are eligible to enter. Digital Entry Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2018 (midnight).

Exhibit Dates: April 18-June 2, 2018

Juror: Eric Hope/curator and writer based in Washington, DC,  gained a passion for contemporary art through volunteer marketing work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Phillips Collection.  In 2009, after over a decade of work at large institutions, he  moved into the realm of curation, staging a variety of solo and group exhibitions at the Evolve Urban Arts Project in the H Street neighborhood of DC.  He is currently a senior Contributor at East City Art, where he has extensively critiqued exhibitions throughout the metro region for the past seven years.

For complete details/instructions, please read this:

Digital ENTRY:  Selections for the exhibit will be made by the judge from JPEG images submitted onlineby the artists.  All work must be original and signed by the artist.  Any work previously shown at a Capitol Hill Art League juried exhibit is ineligible. All work must have been created within the last three years.  ENTRY FEES: **Up to 3 entries may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $30 (current Capitol Hill ART League members $20). Up to two additional entries may be submitted at $5 each.  Artists submitting 3-dimensional work may provide two images of each piece. To enter, go to and follow the instructions there.

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.  Opening reception: April 21, 2018

Awards will include cash awards for Best in Show and Merit awards. Two Honorable Mentions will be awarded. All awards will be presented at the opening reception and judge’s talk on April 21, from 5:00-7:00 PM with the juror presenting his remarks at 6pm.

Artists Choice Reception at CHAW: Jan. 13 from 5-7PM

Artist’s Choice: All-media, members-only, non-juried exhibit.

Our first non-juried show of the season, “Artist’s Choice” begins in January 2018.  It is time for you to strut your stuff!  You may bring one piece (only) of artwork to CHAW on January 6, between 9:30 and 11:30 am.  We will hang them as they arrive.  If there is wall space left for more art at the end of receiving on Saturday, we will let you know by email, and those of you who did not make it on Saturday can bring your art on Monday January 8, between 9:30 and 11:30 am. Fee: $5 for 1 piece.
There will be a “People’s Choice Award” at the reception, 5-7 pm on January 13.  Exhibition dates: January 8th to February 24th, 2018

Opening Reception and “People’s Choice Award”: January 13th, 5–7 PM



2018 Hill Center CHAL Reception/Awards Jan. 10 from 6:30-8:30pm


Congrats to the following CHAL artists!     Exhibit dates: January 4 through February 25th, 2018.
Karen Zens, Kasse Andrews-Weller, Ken Bachman, Kimberley Bursic, Sally Canzoneri, Marilyn Christiano, Karen Cohen, Marie-B De Amicis, Kay Fuller, Bob Fuller, Tara Hamilton, Robin Harris
Nicol Hockett, Barbara Johnson, Eric Johnson, JoAnn Lamicella Laboy, Robert Liparitito, James Mallos,Jane Mann, Mike McSorley, Linda Norton, Rindy O’Brien, Ann Pickett, Meera Rao, Carolyn Rondthaler, Judy Searles, Patricia Smith, Sandra Tallant, Ann Thomson, Karen Van Allen, and Corinne Whitlatch.

 Best in Show awards were presented:  Jane Mann for 2 pieces: Haut-de-Cagnes and Paris (both photomontage), Sally Canzoneri for Milan Staircase View (inkjet print), Kay Fuller for 2 pieces: Passing Thoughts 1 and Passing Thoughts 2 (collage and acrylic paint on paper), Ann Pickett for Rosie Posey (acrylic painting), Ken Bachman for Fall Hike (oil painting), AND  Karen Cohen for Afterwork (digital photograph).

 Capitol Hill Art League has the privilege of exhibiting our art work annually in a recognized art venue and community establishment on Capitol Hill, namely the Hill Center Galleries. Every winter the Hill Center juries and hosts CHAL. 

The prospectus and link to submit work for consideration can be found by copying and pasting this link into your search:…/Hill-Center-Call-for-Entr…

 Delivery: Tuesday, January 2, 8am – 11am.  Removal: Monday, February 26, 9 am-12 pm.