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October 2020 Mind of the Artist blog: Anne Albright

Every month, CHAW’s website and CHAL’s presents a blog called Mind of the Artist. One of our CHAL members submits their own short bio about their artwork along with artwork images.

October, we present: Anne Albright. Anne joined CHAL in 2020 and is on our volunteer Steering Committee while also serving as president of Washington Water Color Association. She paints and continues her studies in watercolors after her 35 year career in IT.

Read about Anne and see her work here: https://www.chaw.org/blog/mind-artist-anne-albright. Follow her on Instagram: @playsinthepaint

Ascending by Anne Albright
If you have not been featured and would like to participate in the Blog, please send a note to our Steering Committee volunteer: Tara Hamilton.
We’d especially like to hear from our new CHAL members!

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

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
$350

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

September 26 Shop Small Shop Fall

Capitol Hill Art League artists will be showing and selling our ART and artful inspired gifts as part of a neighborhood fall shopping weekend with other local businesses throughout Capitol Hill. This event is called Shop Small Shop Fall, presented by CHAMPS.

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Front LAWN, 545 7th St SE, DC and Frame of Mine Gallery outdoors, 545 8th St SE, DC

Karen Cohen

When: Sat Sep 26, 2020 from 11am-5pm Participating artists: Anne Albright, Nancy Arbuthnot, Karen Cohen, Felicia Reed, Elin Whitney Smith, and Allison Stettler.

CHAW is a member of CHAMPS – Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals. CHAMPS has organized a fall shopping weekend to remind/encourage Capitol Hill residents to shop local, shop handmade, and shop early. Holidays are right around the corner for gifts! Masks required at outdoor tables and artists will maintain 6 feet distancing at tables.

September’s Art Challenge: Circular

Elin Whitney-Smith’s Circular Ripples won the top votes from Hill Center. Elin will receive $20 gift certificate from Hill Center.
Steve Kunin

Like everyone, artists sometime need a little push, an inspiring message, a change of thought patterns. Each month we challenge our members with a central theme to be interpreted artistically in a new work of art.

This month’s theme is CIRCULAR and we received submissions from 37 of our members. Deadline: Sept. 30.

By offering a theme, we encourage our members to start a NEW work of art every month, that’s the challenge. Most of the artwork is for sale, please contact Capitol Hill Art League for purchase info.

Our DC neighbor, Hill Center, will pick their ONE favorite art image at the end of every month and award that artist with a $20 gift certificate.