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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 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.

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:

Non-members can access smarter entry here:

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.

February 2020 Rhythm and Blues Members’ Exhibit

FEBRUARY 2020 Themed and juried members’ art exhibit


Open Reception: February 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM (suggestion-wear BLUE!)

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

Capitol Hill Art League artists get down with their artistic vibes! 2-D and 3-D art work in all mediums represented. The theme can be interpreted many ways, examples are rhythmic patterns, dominant blue colors, R&B music ideas, etc, so use your imagination and get in the groove! Please use this link to receive the prospectus and print it out!

Receiving entries: February 8 +10, 9:30 -11:30 am at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. All instructions for members will be sent via google group for CHAL-look for that in your emails! Not accepted? Please pick up your work asap in the closet at CHAW.

Exhibition Dates: Feb 15 – March 14, 2019

Juror and Artist: Justyne Fischer

About our juror: Justyne Fischer is an award winning printmaker from DC whose work focuses on Social Memorials. She maintains a printmaking studio at Blue Studios Art Underground in Arlington, Virginia.  Her art works are featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Boston Public Library, the Boston Athenaeum, Tulane University, Montgomery College, the Detroit Public Library, Florida A&M University, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Fischer currently teaches AP art full time to nationally recognized and award-winning students at South County High School in Lorton, Virginia

Exhibited artwork: please pick up work after show ends: March 15-20, 2020. Questions:

Not a member? Capitol Hill Art League welcomes DC/VA/MD artists of all levels/mediums. Join now with our easy online membership application: New membership at the Volunteer Level (with volunteer hours), is prorated starting in Jan 2020 ($45), Feb 2020 ($40). If you can’t volunteer hours, membership is $90.00.


Sept. 9 Greg Staley Photoshoot for CHAL members

CHAL artists who need their artwork professionally photographed, please set this date on your calendar and RSVP for your slot. We need a minimum of 5 artists or so to hire Greg Staley.

Date: Sept. 9 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Black Box Theatre at CHAW
                                                      Deliver by 9:30 AM, Pick up at 1 PM.

RSVP to  and she will contact you via email. Put in your subject line: Greg Photoshoot and please let her know approx how many pieces of artwork that you intend to have photographed.

Fee: $10.00-$15.00 per item cash or check payable to Greg Staley
Payment: Check or cash-paid to Greg Staley at the day of the photo shoot.

Questions: email Kate from the Steering Committee at


Note: Sept 9 from 9:30-11:30 is also the same day as receiving day for our members only non-juried exhibit called ROAD TRIP.