Who We Are and What We Do

Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a visual arts program of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), produces and promotes juried and non-juried exhibits throughout the year. Artists/members from the DC-metro area exhibit and sell our art work at CHAW and various venues in the DC region. Member-artists may exhibit in any 2D or 3D they choose. Our season runs from Sept. 1, 2018-Aug. 31, 2019.

WE ~Participate in juried exhibits at various venues.

~Connect our artists to opportunities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia including group and solo exhibitions.

~Accept members who are emerging beginners or seasoned professionals.

~Charge a yearly membership fee of $50 with volunteer hours or $90 a year without volunteering.

~Promote member artists and their work in social media and publicity releases.

~ Select award winners and sell our art work at various venues.

~Provide the opportunity to have artwork professionally photographed (for a fee).

     What are you waiting for? Sign up today atwww.caphillartleague.org.

2018-19 CHAL Steering Committee

Composed of volunteers from CHAL membership, the Steering Committee meets monthly. Responsibilities include selecting jurors, managing monthly exhibits, undertaking publicity and press relations, managing the finances of the Capitol Hill Art League in conjunction with CHAW, and organizing special events and classes/seminars. Contact Steering Committee chairpersons through this email: chalartists@gmail.com

  • Karen Cohen, Co-Chairperson, Web Master,Social Media Manager
  • Rindy O’Brien: Historian, Co-Chairperson, Venue scout
  • Kay Fuller, former Chairperson, Smarter Entry manager, Sign up Genius
  • Kim Bursic: Venue scout
  • Carolyn Rondthaler: Labels, lists, certificates and critique groups.
  • Tara Hamilton: PR releases/ Mind of the Artist CHAW blog
  • Joann Laboy: Labels, exhibit assistant.
  • Eric Johnson: Membership roster/distributes MailChimp
  • Karen Zens: Reception set ups/Installation coordinator
  • Kate McConnell: Event Calendar Updates

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transforming power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans.  CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW was a featured charity in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy, the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express, and the 2013 Hilly Award winner for Best Nonprofit.  For more information about CHAW, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

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