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Nov 7-Dec 12 Winners Circle

Winners Circle Nov.7-December 9 at Frame of Mine Gallery, DC

Featuring: Ken Bachman, Louise Holland, Erika Rubel, Mike McSorley, Deb Furey, Karen Cohen, J Jaffery, Nan Raphael, Rindy O’Brien, Linda Norton, Kim DiDonato, Judy Searles, Tamora Ilasat, and Jane Mann.

Members: please VOTE for your one favorite artwork in this show and send your VOTE to our google group. The artists with the most votes will receive a gift certificate from Frame of Mine. Deadline to vote: December 1.

Deb Furey
Simple Altar 2019
17 x 30 Mixed Media – Photography/Acrylic Oil
$350

Once a year we award our members who won awards in previous exhibits their own group show called Winners Circle. This show will feature all mediums of art and each artist selects one work to display. All of the art work is framed and will be featured online, for sale, and in the gallery appointments to visit are required, as well as masks. Frame of Mine will conduct online sales, go to: https://www.frameofminetoo.com/shop/gallery-show-november

June 27 Zoom Reception Meltdown

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.

Here is an edited version of our Zoom Reception dated June 27, 2020 with our Juror, John Coppola, announcing his finalists. You will need a video app on your device to view this and it has been shortened to post on our Website. Thank you to Karen Zens, exhibit Manager, and Karen Cohen, zoom video host and Web admin. https://www.caphillartleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MeltdownZoomreceptionJune272020shortversion.mp4

First Prize: LOST by Rindy O’Brien


First Prize:  LOST by Rindi O’Brien
photograph 10×15 $200
“This is such a wry visualization of the uncertainty and confusion we have all confronted during the Covid19. Who can overlook the lampshade-as-hat party gag, but there is no party, and no guests, and what should illuminate our surroundings becomes a blinder,”
John Coppola, juror

Second Prize: THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO
THE POINT OF DESPERATION by J Jaffery

Second Prize: THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO
THE POINT OF DESPERATION by J Jeffery

Digital Photography 18×12 $275
“Both the composition and colors project the contradictions and ambiguity of the moment: We’re drowning, but still reaching out. But to whom?” John Coppola, juror

Third Prize: TIDAL BASIN MORNING by Judy Searles

Third Prize: TIDAL BASIN MORNING by Judy Searles
Acrylic 20×15 $200
“The cherry blossoms that used to signal the advent of Spring now figuratively, and even literally, obscure the unknown, as crowds ignoring social distance to view them proved, ” John Coppola, juror.

Honorable Mention: TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA (After Tintorreto) No. 3 by Kim DiDonato-Murrell

Honorable Mention: TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA (After Tintorreto) No. 3 by KimDiDonato-Murrell 
Monotype 11×8 $350
“A subtle but welcome reminder of why we need art in these trying times,” John Coppola, juror.

Honorable Mention: QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY by Linda Norton

Linda Norton Quarantine Is Crumby
Multimedia 24×18 $300
“How would we persevere through the pandemic and protests without binging on junk food?” John Coppola, juror


Congratulations to ALL artists who entered! Here are the 29 selected artists featured in MELTDOWN (in no particular order) Enjoy the show!

Tara Hamilton “Meet the Sun” multimedia 10 x 8 $150
Kate McConnell “Staying Afloat” Oil 14×11 $450

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.

June’s theme: SHOES

Elizabeth Eby