Category Archives: CHAL Exhibitions

Bright Bold Big Art Exhibit September 2020- April 2021

16 artists of Capitol Hill Art League are featured in a curated, group mixed media display called Bright Bold Big. All artwork is for sale, please contact Capitol Hill Art League for purchase info.

Location: Center for Plastic Surgery in Chevy ChaseMD 

Julie Byrne, Karen Cohen, Karin Edgett, Nancy Ennis, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Tamora Ilasat, J Jaffery, David Mann, Jane Mann, Steve Kunin, Ann Pickett, Nan Raphael, Lori Rounds, Alexia Stefanovich, Karen Van Allen, and Rosa Vera. Photographs, encaustics, watercolors, acrylic, and collage artwork will be displayed September and extended till April 2021 Exhibit manager/volunteer/artist: Ann Pickett.

Artists: If you sell any of your pieces, you may replace it by contacting Ann P.

Garden Party by Ann Pickett
Acrylic 60 x 36 $3000

All artwork is for sale, please contact email: chalartists at

September Making New Connections Frame of Mine Live exhibit

“Last Night’s Makeup” by KB Kessler

Making New Connections Art Show is our first, (unjuried), group exhibit for NEW members who have joined CHAL since Jan. 2020

Where: Frame of Mine Gallery 545 8th St NE, DC

Exhibit Runs- September 8- October 3, 2020

Visitors/Artists are welcome to view the artwork exhibit in person. For hours of operation, please visit:

Groups of 4-5 people at a time in the gallery are allowed, masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be stationed throughout. 

NOTE: There will be a 20% discount given on custom framing from anything purchased in the gallery CHAL exhibit.

Our exhibit features the following new members in various art mediums, acrylic painting, oil painting, pastels, encaustics, watercolor, archival inks, and photography: Mary E. Gosselink, Lori Niland Rounds, Martina Sestakova, Sarah Burford, Steve Kunin, Anne Albright, E. Lynn Coates, Nan Raphael, Kim DiDonato-Murrell, Ellen Yahuda, KB Kessler, Jeffery Miller, and Louise Holland.

Bright Bold Big Art Exhibit September-October 2020

Maelstro by Tamora Ilasat

Members of Capitol Hill Art League are invited to submit ready to hang artwork to be considered for public display in a busy medical office in Chevy Chase, MD. All sizes are acceptable with weight under 50 lbs. Artwork must be for sale/all potential buyers will be given contact info for each artist.  Sales will be conducted between the artist and buyer.  Artwork can be bought and removed from the walls if the artist agrees. The office will retain a list of prices/artist contact info of the artwork on display.

Online entry through smarter entry account.

Entry OPENS: Wednesday July 22 at 5pm. 1-5 entries for 2-D artwork only, 3-D not accepted for this show. Fees: $5 per entry – 5 entries maximum. 

Deadline for entries: July 29! Accepted artwork must be hand delivered by the artist, ready to hang to the Chevy Chase office at the pre-arranged, designated date and time. Address will be supplied. Exhibit runs: September-October. Artists will be notified with all details for drop off and pick up of artwork.

Please use insurance for your artwork if that is a consideration. CHAL will not be held responsible for artwork on display. 

Making New Connections Art Show

September 8 – October 3, 2020
Frame of Mine Gallery, 545 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Our new live gallery exhibit is dedicated to new members who joined our art league since January 2020. We invited our newest artists to display their art work at Frame of Mine Gallery, viewable from outside or INSIDE the shop! This talented bunch exhibits photographs, collage, watercolors, yupo paintings, acrylics, charcoal, and more and everything is for sale! Contact Frame of Mine for purchase or Capitol Hill Art League via email.

Featured Artists: Anne Albright, E. Lynn Coates, Ellen Yahuda, Jeffery Miller, KB Kessler, Kim DiDonato-Murrell, Lori Niland Rounds, Martina Sestakova, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Nan Raphael, Sarah Burford, Louise Holland, and Steve Kunin.

Members voted for their favorite artwork in this show and the top vote went to Louise Holland for her Georgetown photograph. Louise receives a $25 gift certificate from Plaza Arts in DC.

Zoom Reception:
September 12, 2020, 5:30 pm

Georgetown C&O Canal
in the Golden Hour
Artist: Louise Holland
Media: Photography
Dimensions: 10″ x 10″
Price: $75

Frame of Mine is located at 545 8th St SE on Capitol Hill. They sell framing, matting of images and more! The shop will allow groups of five people or less in to view the gallery at one time.

June 27 Saturday at 5pm MELTDOWN Reception on Zoom

Art Reception Zoom Party

Members of Capitol Hill Art League, local press, artists and friends, you are invited to our art reception June 27 via Zoom. Our juror, John Copolla, will present his remarks and the finalists for First Place, Second Place, Third Place and two honorable mention awards. 29 Artists were chosen to exhibit in our online show.

Exhibiting artists:  (not in any particular order)

  1. Tara Hamilton      MEET THE SUN
  2. Karen Zens            ERUPTION
  3. Rindy O’Brien        LOST          
  4. Elizabeth Eby         Yak, Yak, Yak
  5. Nancy Arbuthnot   WHITE HOUSE MELTDOWN 
  6. Kate McConnell     STAY AFLOAT
  7. Judy Searles         TIDAL BASIN MORNING  
  8. Carolyn Ronthaler      IN A MOOD
  9. Ken Bachman   KEEP ON COMING
  10. Karin Edgett           CAPITOL POLICE
  11. Sally Canzoneri      ONE HUNDED THOUSAND DEAD
  12. Linda Norton          QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY 
  13. Meera Rao               REGRET
  14. Hernan Munro       ANTARTICA
  15. Karen Van Allen     GROUNDLESSNESS
  16. Karen Cohen           DISTANCING 
  17. Marilyn Christiano      MIND MELT
  18. Gloria Maria Grandolini     HANGING ON
  19. Kin DiDonato         TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA 
  20. Nico Gozal             GAIA 
  21. Mary Elizabeth Gosselink     HEAT WAVE
  22. Julie Byrne            LOOKING DOWN
  23. Nan Raphael        SILENT SPRING 
  25. Anne Albright       SPLASHES
  27. Dee Ann Lawton   GLOBAL MELTDOWN
  28. Victoria Lakes      PANDEMONIC
  29. Vincent Iannacchione   BURNING A HOLE IN THE GRIP OF THE FAMILIAR 

Plaza Art in DC has donated one gift card for the First place winner $100. All finalists will be announced on our Zoom reception June 27 and their images will be “screen shared”.

If you haven’t received an invite to our zoom reception and would like one, please contact: chalartists via our email. Hope you can attend! BYOB.