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New! Hill Center CHAL members’ virtual juried exhibit

Hill Center will feature our MEMBERS juried art exhibit in  January 2021 virtually on Hill Center Website.  There will be no theme and it is juried by Hill Center. Deadline for entries will be December 1, 2020. Artists notification will go out: December 7 or 8 and Award winners  will be announced via email for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, + 5 Honorable Mentions.

Show opens online January 1, 2021.       Show closes online March 31, 2021

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Nov 7-Dec 12 Winners Circle

Winners Circle Nov.7-December 9 at Frame of Mine Gallery, DC

Featuring: Ken Bachman, Louise Holland, Erika Rubel, Mike McSorley, Deb Furey, Karen Cohen, J Jaffery, Nan Raphael, Rindy O’Brien, Linda Norton, Kim DiDonato, Judy Searles, Tamora Ilasat, and Jane Mann.

Members: please VOTE for your one favorite artwork in this show and send your VOTE to our google group. The artists with the most votes will receive a gift certificate from Frame of Mine. Deadline to vote: December 1.

Deb Furey
Simple Altar 2019
17 x 30 Mixed Media – Photography/Acrylic Oil

Once a year we award our members who won awards in previous exhibits their own group show called Winners Circle. This show will feature all mediums of art and each artist selects one work to display. All of the art work is framed and will be featured online, for sale, and in the gallery appointments to visit are required, as well as masks. Frame of Mine will conduct online sales, go to: https://www.frameofminetoo.com/shop/gallery-show-november

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Bright Bold Big Art Exhibit September 2020- April 2021

16 artists of Capitol Hill Art League are featured in a curated, group mixed media display called Bright Bold Big. All artwork is for sale, please contact Capitol Hill Art League for purchase info.

Location: Center for Plastic Surgery in Chevy ChaseMD 

Julie Byrne, Karen Cohen, Karin Edgett, Nancy Ennis, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Tamora Ilasat, J Jaffery, David Mann, Jane Mann, Steve Kunin, Ann Pickett, Nan Raphael, Lori Rounds, Alexia Stefanovich, Karen Van Allen, and Rosa Vera. Photographs, encaustics, watercolors, acrylic, and collage artwork will be displayed September and extended till April 2021 Exhibit manager/volunteer/artist: Ann Pickett.

Artists: If you sell one of your pieces, you can replace it, contact Ann P.

Garden Party by Ann Pickett
Acrylic 60 x 36 $3000

All artwork is for sale, please contact email: chalartists at gmail.com.

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Making New Connections Art Show- September 8-October 3

Our new live gallery exhibit is dedicated to new members who joined our art league since January 2020. We invited our newest artists to display their art work at Frame of Mine Gallery, viewable from outside or INSIDE the shop! This talented bunch exhibits photographs, collage, watercolors, yupo paintings, acrylics, charcoal, and more and everything is for sale! Contact Frame of Mine for purchase or Capitol Hill Art League via email.

Featured Artists: Anne Albright, E. Lynn Coates, Ellen Yahuda, Jeffery Miller, KB Kessler, Kim DiDonato-Murrell, Lori Niland Rounds, Martina Sestakova, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Nan Raphael, Sarah Burford, Louise Holland, and Steve Kunin.

Members voted for their favorite artwork in this show and the top vote went to Louise Holland for her Georgetown photograph. Louise receives a $25 gift certificate from Plaza Arts in DC. Zoom reception Sept. 12th at 5:30.

Louise Holland Georgetown C and O Canal in the Golden Hour,
10 x 10

Frame of Mine is located: 545 8th St SE on Capitol Hill. They sell framing, matting of images and more! The shop will allow groups of five people or less in to view the gallery at one time. https://www.frameofminedc.com/











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July 1 NEW membership rate!

Welcome to CHAL and now is the time to sign up and become part of this active, presently zooming, art community for DMV artists, beginners and pros alike. We are a diverse group of all ages from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and feature all mediums including photography.

Our gallery is located on Capitol Hill and is closed for the summer due to you know what. Right now our exhibits and receptions are virtual and we keep creating artwork because artists naturally self-isolate to create work.

2021 New season runs: January through December for $60 and at least two volunteer hours. We used to follow the school year, Sept-August but that was too confusing! What this means is that if you join now, your membership will continue right into 2021 expiring 12/31/21. A deal!

Because we are unsure of our live exhibitions, we will have our themed/juried and unjuried art shows online with digital entry. We can say that we have our annual members’ exhibit at the Hill Center and a pop up show at Frame of Mine-if all goes well and these will be online also.

Join us! Create what you love and be a part of the Capitol Hill Art League, the only art group on the hill. Look for the BLUE membership button on the main page (like the one above) to click, enroll online, and pay with credit card safely.

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24 hour Instagram takeover!

Artists generally are naturally self-isolating. We need “alone” time to think and create. Because of this terrible disease, everyone is now forced to stay isolated and stay inside. But artists keep creating no matter where, what, when, who..here’s some artists who participated so far!

If you are a member and would like to be invited, please contact CHAL. So far, here are some of our members who have “taken” over to show their artwork on @caphillartleague Instagram.

It’s positive energy to keep our juices flowing. We have guest artists from all over “taking” over, too. Stay safe!

CHAL Lifetime Membership goes to…

Tara Hamilton
Still Creek by Tara Hamilton

Nov. 2020 Capitol Hill Art League presents Tara Hamilton a lifetime membership in Capitol Hill Art League. Tara is an award winning watercolor painter and has renewed her membership for the last 15 years AND served as a volunteer on the Steering Committee for over a decade. When continued loyalty and service go hand in hand, we extend a small token of appreciation. Tara deserves a big round of applause and thanks! http://www.tarahamiltonart.com/

December 7th, 2020 Greg Staley Photo Shoot

You asked for it!
Photographer Greg Staley, will photograph CHAL members’ artwork with CoVid-safe safe Photo Shoot in the Black Box by appointment only.

DATE:  Monday, December 7th.   10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  
APPOINTMENT ONLY –   First come First Serve basis  (12 total participants )    If you are late you sacrifice your slot.   🙁
SCHEDULING:  Sign Up Genius or other email forthcoming to all members
PROTOCOL: 3 artist per 45 minute slot which includes Art Drop Off – Art Photographed – Art Pick Up.  (There may be a maximum number of pieces, TBD.) Coordinator: Kate McConnell CHAL member. Fees: COSTS:  $10 per piece being photographed.   
CASH or CHECK made out to:  Greg Staley Photography.

Everyone must wait outside (not in CHAW) for your pieces to be completed and immediately pick up at your art at appt. window’s end. Artists must be MASKED, and no more than 1 artist in the building at a time. Kate McConnell supervises drop-off in Gallery, Danny CHAW staff supervises the door/entrance.
PLEASE NOTE:  given these circumstances, 3-D pieces can NOT be photographed in this particular circumstance. CHAL 3-D artists make direct arrangements with Greg as needed.

NOVEMBER 2020 Art Challenge for members: Tabletop

photo by Karen Cohen

Whatever art medium is your jam, we want to see what members come up with this challenge: Tabletop. Paint, draw, sketch, collage, photograph, or sculpt with this theme in mind. All artwork submitted with this theme for November will be posted on Instagram and Facebook. Our Capitol Hill neighborhood Italian eatery at Eastern Market, Radici, will judge this month’s tabletop entries and give their #1 pick a $20 gift certificate for Radici’s around December 1. Send your image to our google group and name the file jpg with your name and title please.