Monthly Archives: January 2017

CHAL 6th Annual/Open Exhibit/Reception/Awards: Vessels

Chris Cooley, Juror, and First Place winner: Kenneth Bachman: Boats in Bermuda Harbor

The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) hosted its reception for the sixth annual, juried, open call show on Saturday, February 4th  at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. This exhibit, open daily, features 2-d and 3-d works of 29 artists from around the Washington region.Click here for the list of artists.

Juror Chris Cooley presented awards as follows: Kenneth Bachman: First Place for Boats in Bermuda Harbor (oil painting, shown above)
Joan Ulrich: Second Place for Cloud Storage Jar (pottery)
Karash Payne: Third prize for Emerge (oil painting)
Fritz Schaper: Honorable Mention for Viking Funeral and The Red Mask (mixed media)
Daniel Venne: Honorable Mention for Man With a Shell (pastel)

Chris Cooley, an art education major from Utah State,  was drafted in 2004 by Washington Redskins and played nine years with the team. He now enjoys painting and throwing pots and is the owner of The Cooley Gallery in Leesburg, VA.

Exhibit dates: February 4-28, 2017  Reception: Feb. 4, 5-7pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), 545 Seventh St. SE, Washington DC

Capitol Hill Banner Design Winners 2017 and Art Auction

The winners of the Capitol Hill Banner Design Contest are as follows: “Hill Icons” by Tara Hamilton (top left), “Effervescence Hill” by Rindy O’Brien and Elizabeth Eby (top right), “Chilly Day at Eastern Market” by Linda Norton (bottom left), and “Capitol Hill in Living Color” by Kay Fuller (bottom right). Congratulations!

The theme “It’s all here on the Hill”,  portrayed in the winning designs have been reproduced on banners and now hang on over 100 light poles throughout Capitol Hill neighborhood. Go see them!

The  Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will hold a short unveiling ceremony  Thursday, February 2nd at noon at the Eastern Market Metro PlazaAt the ceremony, the four banners selected from the competition will be on display and awards will be presented to the five CHAL artists who created them. Light refreshments will be available. Come and meet these artists!

All the artists who entered the competition will have an opportunity for their work to be auctioned off to the public, on Feb. 28, with the funds raised being split 50/50 between the artist and the BID’s Ready, Willing & Working charity program. Click here for the catalog of art to be auctioned. 

Where: The Hill Center, (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) at the Capitol Hill BID’s Annual Membership Meeting.    When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017  8:00AM-10:00AM.


CHAL at the Hill Center Jan-Feb 2017

CHAL’s  Juried Exhibit for 2017 at the Hill Center Galleries opens January 5-February 25. Reception is January 12, 6-8 pm. On behalf of Nicky Cymrot, Hill Center Galleries director, we are pleased to announce the award winners:

Kasse Andrews-Weller, View of the Garden
Marilyn Christiano, Left Bank Books
Karen Edgett, Milkyway
Bob Fuller, Orient Express
Mike McSorley, View from the Emigs
Sajeela Ramsey, Ah, Quel Bon Temps

Congratulations! Let’s gather to celebrate a new year of GREAT artwork at the Artists’ Opening Reception on Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm. Certificates will be presented at 7:15 pm to the Best in Show Artists.

Winston Harris and  Marite Vidales along with CHAL member, Karen Cohen, have solo exhibitions at the Hill Center also.

Come and see gorgeous art from 37 CHAL artists: Mary Ellen Abrecht, Kasse Andrews-Weller, Ken Bachman, Kimberley Bursic, Sally Canzoneri, Marilyn Christiano, Paula Cleggett, Karen Cohen, Marie-B De Amicis, Karin Edgett, Fierce Sonia, Jill Finsen, Bob Fuller, Kay Fuller, Tara Hamilton, Vince Iannacchione, Barbara Johnson, Eric Johnson, JoAnn Lamicella Laboy, Robert Lipartito, Charles Martin, Kate McConnell, Mike McSorley, Ohana Murao, Hernan Murno, Linda Norton, Rindy OBrien, Joan Owings, Ann Pickett, Erik Ramsey, Sajeela Ramsey, Meera Rao, Carolyn Rondthaler, Judy Searles, Patricia Smith, Ann Thomson and Karen Zens.