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Feb. 11 digital online entries: 9th Annual OPEN call, juried art exhibit: Perspectives!

Edge of the Flat Earth by Michael McSorley

People see the world differently based on experiences and perceptions. Viewpoints are influenced by people, places, emotions, and thoughts. Please share your artistic and unique “perspective” for this juried show.

Open to artists, 18 years and older, residing in the DC/VA/MD area, 2-d and 3-d work.

Juror: Clint Mansell, Director of Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. 

Clint Mansell/Juror

Exhibit dates: April 4- May 8, 2020 

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, 545 7thSt SE, Washington DC

Reception and Juror’s Remarks/Cash Prizes: April 4, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm

Digital Entry: Selections for this exhibit will be made by the juror from JPEG images submitted online by the artists. All work must be original and signed by the artist. Photographs and digital manipulations are considered original. All work must have been created within the last three years. Work previously juried into a CHAL exhibit may not be submitted. Previously non-acceptedwork may be submitted.

Submission through Smarter Entry opens Feb. 11- closes March 9 midnight. Please read all the directions are here: https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ProspectusPerspectives-1.pdf

Non-members can access smarter entry here: https://client.smarterentry.com/chal

If you don’t have a smarter entry account; just follow the directions for NEW Users when you use the above link.

Entry Fees: Non-members may submit 3 entries for a non-refundable fee of $35.  CHAL members’ discounted fee is $25 and the link was emailed to all members.  Up to two additional entries maybe submitted at $5 each for members and non-members. Artists submitting 3-dimensional work may provide two images of each piece, front view and side view.

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Mind of the Artist Blog: February features Karen Van Allen

Karen Van Allen

Karen Van Allen, avid traveler and award winning abstract artist, says: “Sitting in front of a blank canvas without anxiety or judgement seems to be a worthy exercise for me.  Something comes, it always does.  In its own time.” Read about her inspiration and get a sense of her artwork here:

https://www.chaw.org/blog/februarys-mind-artist-karen-van-allen

View her Website: https://vanallenart.com/

Referrals: Members are required to remit to CHAL a percentage of any art sales made through CHAW gallery, Website, blog or CHAL promotional outreach.  If CHAL/CHAW is contacted by a prospective patron who wishes to see additional work by an artist and a sale is made, and the artist handles the entire process, the artist remits a 10% referral fee to CHAL. Pls see the handbook for full details.

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JOIN Capitol Hill Art League online


We are a volunteer-managed art program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. We welcome artists of all ages, mediums, and levels! You may  sign up and pay for annual membership online on this Website. Look for the blue BECOME a MEMBER icon and hit it. It will take you to our new online form to fill out. You will receive a confirmation email showing that you paid and the date. To date, we have over 60 members of mixed ages who produce art in all forms-beginners and professionals alike!

Membership for this season runs Sept. 1, 2019- Aug. 31, 2020

Volunteer Level $50 (agree to volunteer hours at 2 events)

Adult Level $90 (no volunteer hours)   Student Level $25 (volunteer hours)

NEW MEMBERS only: We offer a pro-rated membership fee for new members joining later in the season. You pay the following: Jan. 2020 $ 45 Feb. 2020 $40 : March 2020 $35: April 2020 $30. We still require volunteer hours at 1-2 events based on date of joining.

Note for new members only: If you wish to join CHAL in May 2020 or later, you may pay the full annual membership fee and your membership will roll over for the full following season Sept. 1, 2020 ending Aug. 31, 2021.

If you prefer to pay by check or cash or in person, please use this form: https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Membershipform-CAPITOL-HILL-ART-LEAGUE2019new.pdf

Come on and join the fun and exhibit your artwork!

March 3 – Tuesday Morning Art Critique Group

Mar 3 Tuesday at 10am-noon. Calling all members! Please bring works in progress, finished or unfinished artwork, (YOUR CHOICE), 1-2 works of art for a free peer group critique for CHAL members offering constructive and positive suggestions.

Location: CHAW, downstairs darkroom space-ask at the desk to be sure.  Contact carolynrondthaler@gmail.com if you need more information. This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday of every month , April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1- mark your calendars and join in productive FUN.

Rhythm and Blues OPENS Feb. 15!

Juror and award winning artist, Justyne Fischer, selected the following CHAL members/artists to exhibit in the Rhythm and Blues members’ show and awarded the following:

First Place: Tamora Ilasat-Compositions in Blue II, collage and acrylic painting

Second Place: Kenneth Bachman- Presence, oil painting

Third Place: Jane Mann-San Diego, photography

Honorable Mentions: Karen Cohen-Federal Brass Band 2019, photography/collage

J Jaffery- “all I own are the rhythm of my breath and the beatings of my heart.” Digital photography

Nan Raphael-This Too Shall Pass, photography

Exhibiting artists: Roberta Abel, Ken Bachman, Julie Byrne, Sally Canzoneri, Marilyn Christiano, Karen Cohen, Kim Di Donato-Murrell, Kay Elsasser, M.E. Gosselink, Nico Gozal, Jim Huttinger, Tamora Ilasat, J Jaffery, JoAnn Laboy, Jane Mann, Linda Norton, Rindy O’Brien, Ann Pickett, Nan Raphael, Anne Shields, Karen Van Allen, and Karen Zens. 

Award certificates were announced at our reception along with juror’s remarks by Justyne Fischer. 
Reception-Saturday Feb. 15 from 5-7pm. at CHAW/CHAL gallery.

Exhibit dates: Feb. 14-March 14

Please wear something BLUE, just for the fun of it!

Tuesday Mornings Art Critique Group 2020

Calling all members: Please bring works in progress, finished or unfinished artwork, (YOUR CHOICE), for 1-2 works of art for a free peer group critique for CHAL members offering constructive and positive suggestions from 10am-12noon at CHAW, held in the downstairs darkroom space-ask at the desk to be sure.  Contact carolynrondthaler@gmail.com if you need more information. This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday of every month.

Dates for 2020: Feb 4, Mar 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1- mark your calendars and join in productive FUN.