Who We Are and What We Do

Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a visual arts program of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), produces and promotes juried and non-juried exhibits throughout the year. Artists/members 18 years+ from the DC-metro area exhibit and sell our art work at CHAW and various venues in the DC region. Member-artists may exhibit in any 2D or 3D they choose.

Our season runs every year from Sept. 1 -Aug. 31. You can join CHAL with our online membership application on this Website at any time of the year, even mid-season!

WE ~Participate in juried exhibits at various venues.

~Connect our artists to opportunities and networking in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia including group and solo exhibitions.

~Accept members who are emerging beginners or seasoned professionals, 18 years and older.

~Charge a yearly membership fee of $50 with volunteer hours or $90 a year without volunteering.

~Promote member artists and their work in social media and publicity releases.

~ Select award winners and sell our art work at various venues.

~Provide the opportunity to have artwork professionally photographed (for a fee).

~Meet for pre-arranged tours of museum/art exhibits locally.

~Offer professionally led art workshops/lectures for members.

               What are you waiting for? Sign up today at   www.caphillartleague.org.

2019- 2020 CHAL Steering Committee

Composed of volunteers from CHAL membership, the Steering Committee meets monthly. Responsibilities include selecting jurors, managing monthly exhibits, undertaking publicity and press relations, managing the finances of the Capitol Hill Art League in conjunction with CHAW. Contact Steering Committee chairpersons through this email: chalartists@gmail.com. This email does NOT get read by all members. It is read ONLY by the Steering Committee.

  • Karen Cohen, Chairperson, Web Master, Social Media Manager
  • Nico Gozal: Membership roster/Sign up genius
  • Carolyn Rondthaler: Labels, lists, certificates and peer critique group.
  • Tara Hamilton: PR releases/ Mind of the Artist CHAW blog
  • Joann Laboy: Labels, pop up exhibits
  • Karen Zens: Reception set ups/Installation coordinator
  • Kate McConnell: Event Calendar Updates
  • Marian Wiseman: Social media/exhibit info
  • Gregg Adams: Finance recorder

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transforming power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans.  CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW was a featured charity in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy, the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express, and the 2013 Hilly Award winner for Best Nonprofit.  For more information about CHAW, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

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