Monthly Archives: February 2020

March 1: Sunday Art Critique group

Meeting Place: Hoangmai Pham (Mai is a CHAL member): 1231 C St NE.  20-minute walk from the metro or the D6 from Union Station stops a block away.

Sunday, March 1. Diverse and energetic CHAL members meet from 3-5 PM at the home of Mai Pham (1231 C ST NE).
Bring work to share if you would like feedback. An RSVP is helpful, but not necessary, to Deb Hurtt (dhurtt@gmail.com).

The Tuesday CHAL critique group still meets the first Tuesday of every month 10am-12 noon at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

March 3 – Tuesday Morning Art Critique Group

Mar 3 Tuesday at 10am-noon. Calling all members! Please bring works in progress, finished or unfinished artwork, (YOUR CHOICE), 1-2 works of art for a free peer group critique for CHAL members offering constructive and positive suggestions.

Location: CHAW, downstairs darkroom space-ask at the desk to be sure.  Contact carolynrondthaler@gmail.com if you need more information. This group meets once a month on the first Tuesday of every month , April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1- mark your calendars and join in productive FUN.

Rhythm and Blues OPENS Feb. 15!

Juror and award winning artist, Justyne Fischer, selected the following CHAL members/artists to exhibit in the Rhythm and Blues members’ show and awarded the following:

First Place: Tamora Ilasat-Compositions in Blue II, collage and acrylic painting

Second Place: Kenneth Bachman- Presence, oil painting

Third Place: Jane Mann-San Diego, photography

Honorable Mentions: Karen Cohen-Federal Brass Band 2019, photography/collage

J Jaffery- “all I own are the rhythm of my breath and the beatings of my heart.” Digital photography

Nan Raphael-This Too Shall Pass, photography

Exhibiting artists: Roberta Abel, Ken Bachman, Julie Byrne, Sally Canzoneri, Marilyn Christiano, Karen Cohen, Kim Di Donato-Murrell, Kay Elsasser, M.E. Gosselink, Nico Gozal, Jim Huttinger, Tamora Ilasat, J Jaffery, JoAnn Laboy, Jane Mann, Linda Norton, Rindy O’Brien, Ann Pickett, Nan Raphael, Anne Shields, Karen Van Allen, and Karen Zens. 

Award certificates were announced at our reception along with juror’s remarks by Justyne Fischer. 
Reception-Saturday Feb. 15 from 5-7pm. at CHAW/CHAL gallery.

Exhibit dates: Feb. 14-March 14

Please wear something BLUE, just for the fun of it!

UPDATE: 9th Annual OPEN call, juried art exhibit: Perspectives! On HOLD

Edge of the Flat Earth by Michael McSorley

People see the world differently based on experiences and perceptions. Viewpoints are influenced by people, places, emotions, and thoughts. Please share your artistic and unique “perspective” for this juried show.

Open to artists, 18 years and older, residing in the DC/VA/MD area, 2-d and 3-d work.

Juror: Clint Mansell, Director of Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. 

Clint Mansell/Juror

Exhibit dates postponed: TBD

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, 545 7thSt SE, Washington DC

Reception and Juror’s Remarks/Cash Prizes: TBD

Digital Entry: Selections for this exhibit will be made by the juror from JPEG images submitted online by the artists. All work must be original and signed by the artist. Photographs and digital manipulations are considered original. All work must have been created within the last three years. Work previously juried into a CHAL exhibit may not be submitted. Previously non-acceptedwork may be submitted.

Submission through Smarter Entry opens Feb. 11- closes March 9 midnight. Please read all the directions are here: https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ProspectusPerspectives-1.pdf

Non-members can access smarter entry here: https://client.smarterentry.com/chal

If you don’t have a smarter entry account; just follow the directions for NEW Users when you use the above link.

Entry Fees: Non-members may submit 3 entries for a non-refundable fee of $35.  CHAL members’ discounted fee is $25 and the link was emailed to all members.  Up to two additional entries maybe submitted at $5 each for members and non-members. Artists submitting 3-dimensional work may provide two images of each piece, front view and side view.

Mind of the Artist Blog: February features Karen Van Allen

Karen Van Allen

Karen Van Allen, avid traveler and award winning abstract artist, says: “Sitting in front of a blank canvas without anxiety or judgement seems to be a worthy exercise for me.  Something comes, it always does.  In its own time.” Read about her inspiration and get a sense of her artwork here:

https://www.chaw.org/blog/februarys-mind-artist-karen-van-allen

View her Website: https://vanallenart.com/

Referrals: Members are required to remit to CHAL a percentage of any art sales made through CHAW gallery, Website, blog or CHAL promotional outreach.  If CHAL/CHAW is contacted by a prospective patron who wishes to see additional work by an artist and a sale is made, and the artist handles the entire process, the artist remits a 10% referral fee to CHAL. Pls see the handbook for full details.