Welcome to CHAL and now is the time to sign up and become part of this active, presently zooming, art community for DMV artists, beginners and pros alike. We are a diverse group of all ages from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and feature all mediums including photography.
Our gallery is located on Capitol Hill and is closed for the summer due to you know what. Right now our exhibits and receptions are virtual and we keep creating artwork because artists naturally self-isolate to create work.
2021 New season runs: January through December for $60 and at least two volunteer hours. We used to follow the school year, Sept-August but that was too confusing! What this means is that if you join now, your membership will continue right into 2021 expiring 12/31/21. A deal!
Because we are unsure of our live exhibitions, we will have our themed/juried and unjuried art shows online with digital entry. We can say that we have our annual members’ exhibit at the Hill Center and a pop up show at Frame of Mine-if all goes well and these will be online also.
Join us! Create what you love and be a part of the Capitol Hill Art League, the only art group on the hill. Look for the BLUE membership button on the main page (like the one above) to click, enroll online, and pay with credit card safely.
Over 32 members and many guests attended our very first virtual reception held via Zoom for the awards and juror’s remarks re: Meltdown competition. John Coppola, juror and former exhibition director for the Smithsonian, selected 29 works of art for this exhibit and out of those 29 he awarded five finalists.
Juror John Coppola’s Statement: “Edgar Degas pointedly said, Art isn’t what you see. It’s what you make others see. In selecting works for this exhibition, I focused on submissions that made me–and I hope, those who see the exhibition online–look at our current state of affairs in all its complexity and uncertainty from differing points of view. Hats off to the CHAL artists who pushed through the pandemic and social unrest to create art. Frankly, it was better than I did: My drafting table is cluttered with notes and sketches for work I never quite got to. Thanks both to the Capitol Hill Art League for inviting me to jury “Meltdown,” and to the participating artists who got me to re-engage with art!”
NOTE: All the artwork is for sale, framed or unframed, as noted in each image. Please contact chalartists(at)gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing one of these artworks, arrangements will be made for easy credit card payment over the phone, and easy pick up in DC.
25% of the every sale go to CHAW for their children and adult programs.
Second Prize: THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO THE POINT OF DESPERATION by J Jaffery
Third Prize: TIDAL BASIN MORNING by Judy Searles
Honorable Mention: TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA (After Tintorreto) No. 3 by Kim DiDonato-Murrell
Honorable Mention: QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY by Linda Norton
Congratulations to ALL artists who entered! Here are the 29 selected artists featured in MELTDOWN (in no particular order) Enjoy the show!
1. Tara Hamilton Meet the Sun 2. Karen Zens ERUPTION 3. Rindy O’Brien LOST 4. Elizabeth Eby Yak, Yak, Yak 5. Nancy Arbuthnot WHITE HOUSE MELTDOWN 6. Kate McConnell STAY AFLOAT 7. Judy Searles TIDAL BASIN MORNING 8. Carolyn Rondthaler IN A MOOD 9. Kenneth Bachman KEEP ON COMING 10.Karin Edgett CAPITOL POLICE 11.Sally Canzoneri ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD 12.Linda Norton QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY 13.Meera Rao REGRET 14.Hernan Murno ANTARCTICA 15.Karen Van Allen GROUNDLESSNESS 16.Karen Cohen DISTANCING 17.Marilyn Christiano MIND MELT 18.Gloria Maria Grandolini HANGING ON 19.Kim DiDonato TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA 20.Nico Gozal GAIA 21.Mary Elizabeth Gosselink HEAT WAVE 22.Julie Byrne Looking Down 23.Nan Raphael SILENT SPRING 24.Jason Jaffery THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO THE POINT OF DESPERATION 25.Anne Albright SPLASHES 26.Ellen Yahuda LONDON PANDEMIC OUTREACH HEROES 27.Dee Ann Layton GLOBAL MELTDOWN 28.Victoria Lake PANDEMONIC 29.Vincent Iannacchione BURNING A HOLE IN THE GRIP OF THE FAMILIAR
Plaza Art in DC has donated one gift card for the First place winner $100.
July’s theme: CHAIRS. Members: Thank you for submitting your art/images for this challenge theme while you are sitting around indoors, hopefully drawing, sketching, sculpting, photographing, writing, knitting, napping, snacking!
Members of Capitol Hill Art League, local press, artists and friends, you are invited to our art reception June 27 via Zoom. Our juror, John Copolla, will present his remarks and the finalists for First Place, Second Place, Third Place and two honorable mention awards. 29 Artists were chosen to exhibit in our online show.
Exhibiting artists: (not in any particular order)
Tara Hamilton MEET THE SUN
Karen Zens ERUPTION
Rindy O’Brien LOST
Elizabeth Eby Yak, Yak, Yak
Nancy Arbuthnot WHITE HOUSE MELTDOWN
Kate McConnell STAY AFLOAT
Judy Searles TIDAL BASIN MORNING
Carolyn Ronthaler IN A MOOD
Ken Bachman KEEP ON COMING
Karin Edgett CAPITOL POLICE
Sally Canzoneri ONE HUNDED THOUSAND DEAD
Linda Norton QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY
Meera Rao REGRET
Hernan Munro ANTARTICA
Karen Van Allen GROUNDLESSNESS
Karen Cohen DISTANCING
Marilyn Christiano MIND MELT
Gloria Maria Grandolini HANGING ON
Kin DiDonato TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA
Nico Gozal GAIA
Mary Elizabeth Gosselink HEAT WAVE
Julie Byrne LOOKING DOWN
Nan Raphael SILENT SPRING
J Jaffery THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO THE POINT OF DESPERATION
Anne Albright SPLASHES
Ellen Yahuda LONDON PANDEMIC OUTREACH HEROES
Dee Ann Lawton GLOBAL MELTDOWN
Victoria Lakes PANDEMONIC
Vincent Iannacchione BURNING A HOLE IN THE GRIP OF THE FAMILIAR
Plaza Art in DC has donated one gift card for the First place winner $100. All finalists will be announced on our Zoom reception June 27 and their images will be “screen shared”.
If you haven’t received an invite to our zoom reception and would like one, please contact: chalartists via our email. Hope you can attend! BYOB.
Tuesday’s art critique peer group meets to discuss your new projects and artwork via zoom at 10:00 am- 12:00pm. Carolyn R. is our moderator, please email her to reserve your space and receive an invite to this zoom meeting. One artwork per attendee to show. Positive comments and everyone takes turns showing and telling! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.