Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rindy O’Brien at ENO Wine Bar

CHAL artist Rindy O’Brien is presenting “Pixel Quote,” the fourth solo exhibit in a series of CHAL artists at the wine bar managed by the Four Seasons Hotel. Location is 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. She will host an opening reception on Monday December 8th, 6-8pm on the second floor of the wine bar. This exhibit opens November 29th and runs through December 30th.

Taking familiar, and some not so familiar quotes, Rindy pairs the written word with transformed photographs, collages, and illustrations to create large witty art prints. “These prints are an entertaining departure from my usual body of fine art photography work,” says Rindy. The quotes range from President Teddy Roosevelt on originality to George Carlin, comedian, commenting on optimism.   The exhibition incorporates her fine art images and demonstrates how other photographers, like Cig Harvey, have influenced her work. Rindy works with a digital Leica camera that produces high contrast and sharp images.  Her photographic work is dedicated to transforming every day objects into something extraordinary. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at small

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – DC-metro open call exhibit

MARCH 7th through April 16th, 2015

Washington, DC is no longer an up-and-coming foodie town. We’ve arrived. From creative fare to celebrity chefs to unique venues, the nation’s capital boasts diverse restaurants that fit any palette and price range. Residents flock to community gardens and farmers markets. There may be more talk about food in DC than politics these days. So, we are challenging all DC-metro area artists to interpret for us – food! From humble vegetables, to fish from the sea we are looking for 2-d and 3-d works of art that creatively capture the ever popular topic of food.

You must 18 years old to enter, and be able to get your work to the CHAW Gallery to be eligible to enter. (No mailed or UPS-delivered work accepted.)  Submission is digital entry through the button below.  Entry is $30 for three artworks; up to two additional art works may be submitted, for $5 apiece. CHAL members receive a discount for entry – information on the discount code is emailed to CHAL members. Click on the Enter Here button below to go the submission portal. To download the full prospectus, click here.enter here button

PRIZES: First, Second, and Third place, plus Two Honorable Mentions receive cash awards.

About the Judge: Bonny Wolf is a longtime journalist and food writer. She contributes a monthly food commentary to NPR’s award-winning Weekend Edition, is author of “Talking with My Mouth Full – Crabcakes Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories” and is managing editor of American Food Roots, a national food blog. She taught journalism to singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett, who wisely ignored her advice to get a real job. Bonny also is a longtime Capitol Hill resident and a pretty amazing cook, herself. Check her out at

Online Registration Begins: November 7, 2014 and the deadline for entry is midnight, Wednesday February 18, 2015. The Opening Reception is Saturday, March 7th from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (Metro accessible). The juror will give her remarks and present awards at 6pm.