ONLINE Exhibit Artists’ Choice May- 2020

Once a year, CHAL artists (only) pick their favorite artworks for their own group exhibit, this year it will be posted ONLINE. It is non-juried/no theme and members submit one or two of their BEST work(s) of art for this exhibit. Most artwork is for sale! Contact: for purchases.

Members voting/ award: May 1-May 31– Members (only) VOTE for their fav art work! Please email the name(s) of the artist/title of the artwork to: chalartists@gmail. TWO votes per member. The winner will be announced June 4 and will receive a Plaza Art gift card in the mail.

Online exhibit opens May 1, 2020

Charles Martin

2019 People’s Choice award went to Charles Martin for his oil painting: Peaches

Exhibitors: Nancy Arbuthnot, JoAnn Laboy, Kate McConnell, Marian Wiseman, Karen Cohen, Carolyn Rondthaler, Tara Hamilton, Karen Zens, Julie Byrne, Mary Beth Gosselink, Jason Jaffery, Deb Hurtt, Linda Norton, Nico Gozal, Karen Van Allen, Kimberley Bursic, Andre Barnett, Meera Rao, Kenneth Bachman, Stephanie Bianco, Judith Searles, Steve Kunin, Nan Raphael, Gloria Grandolini, Tamora Ilasat, and Marilyn Christiano. Follow us on Instagram @caphillartleague.

SOLD Karen Zens "Springtime"
SOLD #32. Karen Zens “Springtime 12 x 12 Watercolor $65

Perspectives Online Exhibit

CHAL’s 9th Annual OPEN call/juried/all media art competition.

Clint Mansell, our juror for the OPEN call exhibit, has chosen the following 25 artists for Perspectives exhibit. Having 299 images of art from which to select, Mr. Mansell is pleased to announce these artists: Lillian Klein Abensohn, 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, Judy Searles, Lani Seikaly, and Alex Tolstoy. Please NOTE: The 7 artists names in BOLD are Capitol Hill Art League members.

Please watch the youtube video that juror, Clint Mansell of Principle Gallery put together to send his remarks. Here are the winners!

1st Place Award: $500 Behind Herself by KB Kessler. Size: 13″ x 10.25″ Archival ink on cold press watercolor paper. Single line drawing of woman’s back.

KB Kessler

2nd Place Award: $400 Architectural with Perspective No. 11  by David Alfuth    Size: 25″x19″x3″3D relief collage

3rd Place Award: $300 Lost North by *James Mallos.  Size: 10″ x 1″3D sculpture – projects an image of the big dipper on the ceiling at noon.

Honorable Mention Award $200: Into the Courtyard  by *Kenneth Bachman.  Size: 24″ x 36″ Oil Painting: Dark colonial barn Interior opens out to a bright courtyard

Honorable Mention Award $200:  Viewed from on High  by Leonard Jewler.  Size: 21″ X 17″ Photograph

Worth Noting *Kenneth Bachman and James Mallos are members of Capitol Hill Art League.

If you would like to purchase an artwork, please contact

With the closure of DC non essential organizations and businesses, CHAL has canceled the April 4 reception and presents an online exhibit beginning April 4th! Thank you ALL 94 artists for entering!


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 "Sea Change"
  • Nan Raphael "Aqua Mandala"
  • Ann Pickett "Seated Nude Verde"
  • Nan Raphael "Cherry Blossom Time"
  • Karen Zens "Paleolithic Animals"
  • Anne Albright "Vermont"
  • 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.