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May ~ Mind of the Artist Blog featuring: Fatuma Mohamed

Fatuma joined Capitol Hill Art League last year and her work has been exhibited at CHAW in various shows ever since. Born and raised in Kenya, Fatuma says, “I loved how a painting and its use of different colors would exert different emotions and reactions from different minds.” Please read about: Fatuma Mohamed in this month’s blog: You can see more of her art work:

May – Plein air club/challenge

Jerry by Carolyn Rondthaler

We may be stuck inside but we can still look out the window for inspiration!  May’s subject for sketching/drawing/painting/photography is OUT MY WINDOW. Please send your original start sketch and then the finished sketch to Name your file: FirstNameLastNameTitleofartwork.jpg and it will be posted as the month proceeds.  

April – Plein Art club: TOYS

April’s subject for sketching/drawing/painting/photography was TOYS. Here’s some artworks from our members!

Next month’s theme: Out my Window for May-please send your sketches and finished drawings to

MELTDOWN deadline extended June 14!

The Capitol Hill Art League presents a members’ juried virtual exhibition: MELTDOWN

Salvatore Dali

June 24, 2020

Deadline to enter: June 14 midnight
Juror: John Coppola
Virtual Reception: On Zoom June 27, 2020 from 5-6pm Our Juror will present his remarks via zoom. Members will receive a Zoom invite via email.

Meltdown: It seems like we all have been living through a MELTDOWN. How do you see it, depict it or respond to it in your art? Go dark or find the beauty? Our artists will share their artistic visions of something MELTING=emotions, things, places, people.

About our juror: John Coppola served as Director of Smithsonian Exhibits, providing design, editing, production, and installation services for temporary, traveling and permanent exhibits at the national museum complex.

Digital Entry: Selections for this exhibit will be made by the juror from JPEG images submitted by the artists through the SmarterEntry platform. Please look for our email announcement sent directly to members for all the details and or read the prospectus fully.

Submissions open May 4 and close automatically on the deadline extended to JUNE 14 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Prices cannot be changed after submitted. Please read the full prospectus.

Note: Artists must be a current member of the Capitol Hill Art League. To join now, please go to CHAL website for our online annual membership application. New members joining in May 2020 or later will pay full fee, and membership.

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…

Check out @caphillartleaague ON Instagram featuring a different CHAL artists and guests daily. What does day in the life of an artist looks like? If you are a CHAL member and would like an invite, please email: chalartists at gmail with the subject line: 24 hr takeover and you will get a day assigned to post! It’s positive energy to keep our juices flowing. We will have guests “taking” over, too. Stay safe!