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Road Trip Reception Sept. 14 (video)


CHAL members have submitted artwork for the ROAD TRIP exhibit at CHAW gallery. Please stop in and see our artwork and be sure to come to our party/reception on Saturday Sept. 14 from 5-7pm.

Our exhibiting artists are: Karen Zens, Jim Huttinger, Robert Lipartito, Ann Pickett, Judy Searles, Nancy Ennis, Rindy O’Brien, Karen Cohen, Marilyn Christiano, Karen Komar, Carolyn Rondthaler, Tara Hamilton, Dave Mann, Jane Mann, Wan Lee, Joann Laboy, Kim Bursic,  Karen Van Allen, Erika Rubel, Elizabeth Eby, Kate McConnell, and Nancy Arbuthnot. These artists also renewed their annual membership with CHAL. Thank you artists for your great artwork and involvement with CHAL!

The People’s Choice vote goes to Erika Rubel for her 3-d collage/artwork called Where to Now? 

Also, thank you to our newest member, Fatuma, who put together this video from the reception night’s show. Welcome Fatuma and we are so glad you will assist with social media for CHAL!

Exhibit dates for Road Trip: Sept. 10-28.

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St SE


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GO Dark members’ exhibit October 5-26, 2019

Go Dark means different things. Turn out the light and the room goes dark. Artists often use dark values contrasting with light values to illustrate this concept. The Capitol Hill Art League invites your artistic expression of going dark. This exhibit is open to CHAL members for 2-d and 3-d work and all media. Please renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.Juror: Phil Davis, BFA-School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA- Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Phil Davis is an arts manager dedicated to connecting people through their creativity. With nearly 25 years of working in the field, he has focused on building community through the arts.  In his current role, he supervises the Division’s partnerships with arts organizations: Arts on a Roll, Shakespeare in the Parks, two teen theater ensembles, the Fairwood Music Festival, and Celebrate Africa.

                                                                   Phil Davis: Juror

Dates to remember: Receiving  days bring finished artwork ready to hang to CHAW on Saturday  September 28, or Monday  September 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

NOTE: Work submitted does NOT have to be for sale. Please list  NFS  if you don’t wish to sell your artwork.

Oct. 2 – Look online for google group email announcing the selected artists.

Oct. 11 FRIDAY from 5-7pm Reception/public is invited and awards will be given out.

Oct. 5-25 Exhibition at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop/Gallery

For all the details, please print out this for reference: https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Go-DarkprospectusRevised.pdf

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September 14th Annual Meeting


Capitol Hill Art League rescheduled our annual membership drive/meeting which had been planned for Sept. 7th at 11:30 am. is now slated for Sept. 14 at 4:15pm-5:00pm in the Artists Studio (Upstairs) At CHAW.

Capitol Hill Art League invites our 70 members and area artists to our annual membership drive and renewal meeting. New members are welcome to join! Whether you are a novice or professional, we love all types of artwork!

Our Steering Committee of CHAL will present a brief introduction to CHAL, what we do, upcoming events, benefits etc. Meet lots of local artists!

CHAL season runs Sept. 1, 2019-Aug. 31, 2020. Membership fee: $50 with volunteer hours and $90 with no volunteer hours   $25 for students with I.D.

Immediately following the meeting, CHAL invites members as well as the public to our Opening Reception for a members’ exhibition themed: ROAD TRIP. Reception time: 5pm to 7pm in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop gallery.

Friends, family, and fans are all welcome to attend the reception after the membership drive.

Click here to download our new 2019-2020 membership form . OR we have a new feature which allows you to register your membership and payment online! Go to the membership page and hit the blue MEMBERSHIP button.

If you prefer to mail your membership form with your check to: Capitol Hill Art League,, 545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 or bring it with you to our annual meeting. Pls make checks to Capitol Hill Art League or you can pay in person at CHAW with credit card, cash, or check. 


Martha Pope: Mind of an Artist Blog

Here’s an  informative article in the CHAW blog featuring our CHAL member and local artist, Martha Pope. Please check it out here: https://www.chaw.org/blog/september-mind-artist-martha-pope

Once a month, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop runs a story featuring one of CHAL’s current artist/member! It could be YOU next year 2020. Contact chalartists@gmail.com if you would like to tell the world about your artwork!

Kate McConnell Mind of an Artist Blog

Please read an informative article in the CHAW blog featuring our CHAL member and local artist, Kate McConnell. Please check it out here: https://www.chaw.org/blog/august-mind-artist-kate-mcconnell

Once a month, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop runs a story featuring one of CHAL’s current artist/member! It could be YOU next year 2020. Contact chalartists@gmail.com if you would like to be featured.

August 6 Tuesday CHAL members art critique

CHAL members art critique group meets Tuesday 10-12 at CHAW, usually in the downstairs photo lab.  All members welcome and guests may attend once.  Bring one or two pieces and your creative ideas.  Contact carolynrondthaler@gmail.com if you need more information.

If you prefer to meet nights or weekends, please shoot an email to chalartists@gmail.com  We are planning to start a second critique group for those who are not available weekday mornings if there is interest.