Monthly Archives: March 2020


Karen Zens “Cave Animals

      Members Only – Artist Choice Pop-Up Art Exhibit ONLINE

                           ( CANCELED gallery exhibit (was) at Frame of Mine) April 1-30, 2020 but the show WILL go on! ONLINE.

   With signs of Spring all around us outside, our thoughts turn to Beginnings– new ones, missed ones, fresh starts….new beginnings we are waiting for while hibernating in solitary isolation and social distancing.

Here’s Nan Raphael, Rindy O’Brien, Karen Cohen, Ann Pickett, Sarah Burford, Karen Zens, Mary Elizabeth Gosselink, Tara Hamilton, and Ann Albright in CHAL’s FIRST-EVER online exhibit!

CHAL Members are invited to email two art images themed Beginnings and please name your jpg file with your name/title of the artwork. Please email to CHAL will upload images to Instagram daily and this Website. Instagram: @caphillartleague

  • Sarah Burford
  • Nan Raphael "Aqua Mandala"
  • Ann Pickett "Seated Nude Verde"
  • Nan Raphael "Cherry Blossom Time"
  • Karen Zens "Paleolithic Animals"
  • Anne Albright
  • Tara Hamilton "Low County Morning"
  • Karen Cohen "Cherry Blossoms DC"
  • Rindy O'Brien "Bird in Spring"
  • Karen Cohen "Bloom Inside"
  • Mary E. Gosselink "Fly Free"

CHAW closed till further notice but the shows go on…

CHAW is closing the building for all classes, lessons, public events and regularly scheduled rehearsals until further notice. Please check the Website for update/info:

UPDATE for CHAL members/exhibits. Without our gallery space at CHAW, we have opted to exhibit ONLINE! The shows must and will go on.

Beginnings pop up, members’ exhibit opens April 1! On this website.

Perspectives 9th Annual Open call, juried exhibit premieres online on this Website April 4

Artists’ Choice online exhibit opens May 1 online!

We may be staying inside but we are still creating art. Please stay safe and keep healthy as you can.

Update on Perspectives 9th Annual OPEN Call

Clint Mansell

Clint Mansell, our juror for the OPEN call exhibit, has chosen the following 25 artists for Perspectives. Having 299 images of art from which to select, Mr. Mansell is pleased to announce these artists:

Lillian Klein, David Alfuth, Ken Bachman, Jennifer Barlow, Olga Bauer, Ron Colbroth, Sally Davies, Hui Fang, Richard Hall, Jason Jaffery, Leonard Jewler, KB Kessler, Alice Kresse, Alison Landry, Paola Luther, James Mallos, David Mann, Michael McSorley, Sue Miller, Dora Patin, Meera Rao, Alden Schofield, Judith Searles, Lani Seikaly, and Alex Tolstoy.

With the closure of DC non essential organizations and businesses, CHAL has canceled the April 4 reception and will present an online exhibit on April 4th! Stay tuned and all those who entered will receive an email invite to view the juried artwork. Thank you ALL for entering!

March Mind of the Artist Blog: Jason Jaffery

Jason Jeffery

Capitol Hill Art League welcomes our new-ish member, photographer Jason (aka J) Jaffery. Starting off in an impressive manor, Jaffery won Honorable Mention for his photograph (shown here), at Rhythm and Blues members juried art show. This show ends March 6 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

Jaffery says: Photography is a wonderful way to eliminate the canyon between “subject” and “observer,” to erase the outline between myself and the world around me. 

Congrats to Jason and we look forward to seeing more of your work!