Category Archives: CHAL Exhibitions

Untitled… 2022

This is the Art League’s annual Open Call show — which seeks entries from artists throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. This year’s call attracted nearly 100 artists and resulted in a show featuring 29 pieces representing a wide range of art media.

Capitol Hill Art League would like to congratulate the award winners for our 12th Annual Open Call Exhibit – “Untitled”. Our appreciation to our juror, Will Fleishell. His remarks can be viewed here

  • 1st Place – “Red Ribbon” by Kathleen Zeifang
  • 2nd Place – “Morning Color on Rock Creek” by Lori Niland-Rounds
  • 3rd Place – “Nina” by Lian Sever
  • Honorable Mention – “ Remembering the Beginning” by Erin Thompson
  • Honorable Mention – “3:10 AM” by Daniel Katz-Hernandez

The show can be viewed in person at The CHAW Gallery until May 6, 2022. Please check CHAW’s website for Gallery Hours.

Contact CHAL for all artwork purchase inquiries —

Twists and Turns 2022

Twists and Turns suggest labyrinthine mystery, surprising changes perhaps hard to follow. This
exhibit invites artists to interpret what emerges from engaging with the theme, to go beyond.
Jump to Videos of the Reception — Mariana Kastrinakis, Juror

Karen Van Allen – Freedom II – 1st Place
Ken Bachman – Symphony of Foliage – 2nd Place
Bennett Lowenthal – Istanbul, 2002 – 3rd Place
Sally Canzoneri – DCA – Ceiling #1 – Honorable Mention
Tara Hamilton – Scout Navigates the Ferns – Honorable Mention
Sharon Thomas Parks – Steel Case Soft Center II – Honorable Mention
Karen Cohen – The Space Between – Honorable Mention

Reception Videos

Presentation of Awards — Mariana Kastrinakis, Juror

Juror’s Remarks

2021 Words Matter


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street, SE
Washington, DC. 20003

Members have interpreted Words Matter. Words have the power and energy to excite, deflate, nourish, enrage and everything in between. This exhibit’s theme is an invitation to explore how words inform the artist’s work, deepen it, expand expression, and move a narrative realistically, abstractly, or both.

Click to see a video of Juror Ellen Cornett’s remarks

To purchase art work please contact the Capitol Hill Art League.

Words Matter Press Release

2021 Cultivating Joy

Juried Exhibition for CHAL Members
August 13, 2021 – January 7, 2022
Dentist Office of Dr. Nishan Halim

“Cultivating Joy”, invites artists to explore what “cultivating joy” personally evokes, and to create work informed from those inner or outer related images and symbols. Consider in your contemplation and process that “Cultivating” suggests intention and aspiration and “Joy” suggests something deeper than happiness. From big concepts to artistic expression