Monthly Archives: August 2019

GO Dark members’ exhibit October 5-26, 2019

Go Dark means different things. Turn out the light and the room goes dark. Artists often use dark values contrasting with light values to illustrate this concept. The Capitol Hill Art League invites your artistic expression of going dark. This exhibit is open to CHAL members for 2-d and 3-d work and all media. Please renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.Juror: Phil Davis, BFA-School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA- Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Phil Davis is an arts manager dedicated to connecting people through their creativity. With nearly 25 years of working in the field, he has focused on building community through the arts.  In his current role, he supervises the Division’s partnerships with arts organizations: Arts on a Roll, Shakespeare in the Parks, two teen theater ensembles, the Fairwood Music Festival, and Celebrate Africa.

                                                                   Phil Davis: Juror

Dates to remember: Receiving  days bring finished artwork ready to hang to CHAW on Saturday  September 28, or Monday  September 30, from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

NOTE: Work submitted does NOT have to be for sale. Please list  NFS  if you don’t wish to sell your artwork but must have been completed in the last three years. 

Oct. 2 – Look online for google group email announcing the selected artists.

Oct. 11 FRIDAY from 5-7pm Reception/public is invited and awards will be given out.

Oct. 5-25 Exhibition at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop/Gallery

For all the details, please print out this for reference:

Kate McConnell Mind of an Artist Blog

Please read an informative article in the CHAW blog featuring our CHAL member and local artist, Kate McConnell. Please check it out here:

Once a month, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop runs a story featuring one of CHAL’s current artist/member! It could be YOU next year 2020. Contact if you would like to be featured.

August 6 Tuesday CHAL members art critique

CHAL members art critique group meets Tuesday 10-12 at CHAW, usually in the downstairs photo lab.  All members welcome and guests may attend once.  Bring one or two pieces and your creative ideas.  Contact if you need more information.

If you prefer to meet nights or weekends, please shoot an email to  We are planning to start a second critique group for those who are not available weekday mornings if there is interest. 

September POP up exhibit Earth Wind and Fire for CHAL members

Capitol Hill Art League Members Pop – Up Art Exhibit

Elin, Tara, JoAnn, Carolyn, Karen Z, Karin E, and Elizabeth at Frame of Mine Reception

Where: Frame of Mine Gallery 545 Eight Street SE, DC
Exhibit Runs: September 1-30

For this month of September, it is fitting for its theme to be “EARTH-WIND-FIRE”. Use your imagination to incorporate the theme into your artwork.

CHAL members are invited to drop off one or two paintings/photographs. There is no space for three dimension pieces. Space available will determine how many pieces will be hung. Each piece must be labeled with artist name, name of artwork, medium, price and contact information. Please have your artwork framed and ready to hang – i.e. wire stretched across the back with D-rings. No sawtooth hangers or clips can be used with the hanging system at Frame of Mine. Fee payable to CHAL of $5.00 check/cash

For the reception on September 6th please invite your fans – family and friends. Please bring wine and/or “finger food” snack ready to serve.

DATES to remember:
Drop off art work : Sat, August 31st, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Reception: Friday, September 6th 5:30 to 7:30
Pick up Artwork: Monday, September 30th

Sept. 9 Greg Staley Photoshoot for CHAL members

CHAL artists who need their artwork professionally photographed, please set this date on your calendar and RSVP for your slot. We need a minimum of 5 artists or so to hire Greg Staley.

Date: Sept. 9 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Black Box Theatre at CHAW
                                                      Deliver by 9:30 AM, Pick up at 1 PM.

RSVP to  and she will contact you via email. Put in your subject line: Greg Photoshoot and please let her know approx how many pieces of artwork that you intend to have photographed.

Fee: $10.00-$15.00 per item cash or check payable to Greg Staley
Payment: Check or cash-paid to Greg Staley at the day of the photo shoot.

Questions: email Kate from the Steering Committee at


Note: Sept 9 from 9:30-11:30 is also the same day as receiving day for our members only non-juried exhibit called ROAD TRIP.