CHAL artist Kay Fuller presents Driven to Abstraction, the sixth solo exhibit in a series of CHAL artists at the wine bar managed by the Four Seasons Hotel. The location is 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC. This exhibit opens January 30th and runs through February 28th. Meet the artist at the exhibit reception on Sunday February 8th, 6:30-8pm.
She states” “I live to create art to bring joy to the viewer. Watercolor is my medium of choice, but I thoroughly enjoy acrylics and collage. I am always open to learning new ways to express my passion. You could say that I am a cactus flower when it comes to art. I did not pick up a paintbrush until I was eligible for Social Security, but once introduced to watercolor painting, it became my passion. My first painting workshop was part of a vacation in Provence in 2005.”
Kay is a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists and a member of the Board of Governors of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a member of The Capitol Hill Art League where she also serves on the Steering Committee, and a member The Art League of Alexandria, The Springfield Art Guild, The Maryland Federation of art, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Montgomery Art Association and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society. To learn more about her work, visit her portfolio at www.kayfullerart.portfoliolounge.com
CHAL artist Jill Finsen is presenting the fifth 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 hosts a closing reception on Thursday January 29th, 6-8pm on the second floor of the wine bar. This exhibit runs through January 29th.
Working in the spirit of primitive or naïve styles, Jill’s composition, color and generous application of paint balances form and rhythm to create distinct and whimsical images. With allusions to the works of early and mid-20th century American painters and the Fauvists, her paintings embody a tension between familiarity and abstraction. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at www.jillfinsen.com
CHAL artists kick off the New Year by presenting a multi-media show of their finest work, opening tomorrow at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. The show is juried by Alan Braley and Nicky Cymrot, serving as the curatorial committee for the Hill Center. Long time Hill residents, they have been both a part of CHAL and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
An opening reception will be held January 14th, 6-8pm where award recipients will be represented with Best-In-Show. To get a preview of the exhibit and see the Best-in-Show, please visit CHAL’s Facebook page. The exhibit runs January 8th through March 1st.