Our neighbor, Hill Center, offers Knife Skill classes several times every year. To tie in with their ongoing classes (next one is Sept. 16 Wednesday from 6-7:30pm), our challenge art theme for August is Knives Out.
Our artists will be posting images/artwork with the theme: Knives Out. Hill Center staff members will chose ONE favorite “knife” image and award the artist a $20 gift certificate, announced the first week of September. You can reinterpret knives in many ways!
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.
Second Prize: THE LONELY MAN WAS BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO THE POINT OF DESPERATION by J Jaffery
Third Prize: TIDAL BASIN MORNING by Judy Searles
Honorable Mention: TARQUIN AND LUCRETIA (After Tintorreto) No. 3 by Kim DiDonato-Murrell
Honorable Mention: QUARANTINE IS CRUMBY by Linda Norton
Congratulations to ALL artists who entered! Here are the 29 selected artists featured in MELTDOWN (in no particular order) Enjoy the show!
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.