Once a year, CHAL artists (only) pick their favorite artworks for their own group exhibit, this year it will be posted ONLINE. It is non-juried/no theme and members submit one or two of their BEST work(s) of art for this exhibit. Most artwork is for sale! Contact: email@example.com for purchases.
Members voting/ award: May 1-May 31– Members (only) VOTE for their fav art work! Please email the name(s) of the artist/title of the artwork to: chalartists@gmail. TWO votes per member. The winner will be announced June 2 and will receive a gift card donated by Plaza Art in DC.
June 2, votes are closed and the tallies are noted. The artist who broke a three way tie (with 4 votes total), is Karen Cohen with Blue Skies. Following with three votes each is POD III by Tamora Ilasat and Pink Pointsetta by Julie Byrne. All the votes are recorded next to the artwork for this show. 22 members voted! Thank you for voting and for a great show.
2020 Members’ Choice Vote award went to Karen Cohen for her photograph: Blue Skies
Exhibitors: Nancy Arbuthnot, JoAnn Laboy, Kate McConnell, Marian Wiseman, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Rondthaler, Tara Hamilton, Karen Zens, Julie Byrne, Mary Beth Gosselink, Jason Jaffery, Deb Hurtt, Linda Norton, Nico Gozal, Karen Van Allen, Kimberley Bursic, Andre Barnett, Meera Rao, Kenneth Bachman, Stephanie Bianco, Judith Searles, Steve Kunin, Nan Raphael, Gloria Grandolini, Tamora Ilasat, and Marilyn Christiano. Follow us on Instagram @caphillartleague.
Capitol Hill Art League welcomes our new-ish member, photographer Jason (aka J) Jaffery. Starting off in an impressive manor, Jaffery won Honorable Mention for his photograph (shown here), at Rhythm and Blues members juried art show. This show ends March 6 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
Jaffery says: Photography is a wonderful way to eliminate the canyon between “subject” and “observer,” to erase the outline between myself and the world around me.
Congrats to Jason and we look forward to seeing more of your work!
Meeting Place: Hoangmai Pham (Mai is a CHAL member): 1231 C St NE. 20-minute walk from the metro or the D6 from Union Station stops a block away.
Sunday, March 1. Diverse and energetic CHAL members meet from 3-5 PM at the home of Mai Pham (1231 C ST NE). Bring work to share if you would like feedback. An RSVP is helpful, but not necessary, to Deb Hurtt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Tuesday CHAL critique group still meets the first Tuesday of every month 10am-12 noon at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
May 19 and June 2: Every other Tuesday at 10:30am-12:30pm. Calling all members! Please participate in our ZOOM meet up for this peer critique. Have one artwork to share via Zoom (camera/audio on). CHAL members offer constructive and positive suggestions. Organizer: Carolyn Rondthaler. Be sure to download ZOOM on your phone or computer or tablet.
Location: ZOOM online meetings until CHAW re opens. Contact email@example.com if you need more information. This group meets TWICE a month on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
IMPORTANT NOTE: As of May 30, 2020 ALL Zoom users and administrators will need to do a security update. Go here for more info:https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.htmlIf you use Zoom, as CHAL does for various members’ meetings, you will need to do this update on your device used for Zoom meetings before the meeting begins.
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:
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.