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Membership Info

How to Become A Member
The membership application form for the current season, 2022, is available for online registration with a credit card. Payment goes directly to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and you will receive confirmation when your registration is processed.


If you prefer to make your membership payment with a check, download a membership form here:  and please make your check to Capitol Hill Art League  and mail it to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003. You will receive a “welcome” gmail.

Our yearly season will run from January 1,  2022-December 31, 2022. Membership is open to artists 18 years old and over. The membership fee is $60 for one year plus a commitment to volunteer two ore more times during the year. Non-volunteering members pay an annual fee, $90—the non-volunteering option is intended only for those artists who are truly not able to contribute time to Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL). College students with valid ID pay $25; volunteering is required for student members. The membership application form for the current season is available here.

Membership Benefits and Involvement
Member benefits include submitting work for exhibits, online exhibitions, receiving juror feedback, attending openings for the juror’s talk, zoom meetings, art critique meetings, information about other class/exhibit opportunities, and meeting with fellow artists and gallery visitors and managing sales opportunities through gallery exhibits and events.

Members may choose to assist with a variety of activities including receiving, jurying, coordinating monthly openings, managing web design and maintenance, and developing workshop and exhibit events outside the CHAW gallery.

Submission of Artwork
Members should check prospectus for entry fees, numbers of entries accepted and size requirements if any.  If two or three pieces are sold as a unit (not separately), then these constitute a diptych or triptych and are counted as one submission. If an artist submits two or three pieces to be displayed as a unit but are to be sold as multiple units, then these pieces count as two or three submissions (respectively). Only original works finished in the last three years may be submitted. Copies are not accepted, even of your own work including giclées. Photos and digital manipulations are considered original. Wall space will determine the acceptable sizes. There is a weight limit for two-dimensional wall-mounted pieces of 30 pounds.

Works must adhere to CHAL guidelines, framing and presentation requirements. See the handbook for details. It is important to understand the framing and presentation requirements. Any works that do not conform to these requirements will not be permitted to be submitted at in-person receiving. Any pieces accepted to a digital-submission exhibit that are delivered and do not conform to these requirements will not be hung in the exhibit until required changes are made. Work previously exhibited in a CHAL juried exhibit may not be resubmitted for any subsequent juried CHAL exhibits.  Your prices may NOT  be changed after work is entered. If you wish your work not be for sale, please list it as NFS in the price box on the label. All works accepted into and presented in a juried exhibit must remain in the show until it closes. An exception may be made only in the case of out-of-town buyers.

Judging
An invited juror, who is not a CHAL member, selects works for the exhibit. Our jurors are regionally or nationally recognized and are professors, art teachers, museum curators and gallery owners. Each exhibit is solely the choice of its juror—CHAL does not control the selection of work. Having a different juror each exhibition assures variety in successive shows and broader opportunities for member artists.

Sales
I acknowledge that submitting work for online and in person exhibitions, that CHAW/CHAL has no responsibility for my work. I do so at my own risk. I agree to provide contact information for buyers to contact me directly and I will arrange for payment and delivery of the work.

Referrals
It is understood that the artist will not undersell the Art League. Members are expected to remit to CHAL a percentage of any sales made through CHAW gallery.  If, through CHAL, a patron wishes to see additional work by an artist and a studio visit is arranged, a sale is made, and the artist handles the entire process, the artist owes a 10% referral fee to CHAL.

An overview of membership details is provided on this page. If you would like full details of membership in CHAL, please reference the CHAL Handbook which you can find here