Calls for Entry

The Capitol Hill Art League Presents its Third Annual Metro DC Open Juried Exhibition: 'It’s a Wonderful World?'


Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 19, 2012.

All artists, 18 years of age or older residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are eligible to enter.  Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 19, 2012.

The Capitol Hill ART League (CHAL) is a program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC, CHAL is composed of approximately 100 artists. Each season CHAL mounts a series of seven juried exhibitions and conducts gallery talks at the openings; CHAL hosts lectures on a variety of art related topics, offers workshops, and strives to develop a supportive artistic community. The greater Washington community is encouraged to participate in all of these events.

F. Lennox Campello is a well-known and widely published DC area art critic, award winning artist and supporter of the visual arts. He is often heard on NPR and the Voice of America discussing art issues. Since 2003, his blog, Daily Campello Art News has been one of the most widely read art blogs on the web. He was the co-founder of the Fraser Galleries of Georgetown and Bethesda and is currently the co-owner of Alida Anderson Art Projects.

Selections for the show will be made by the judge from JPEG images submitted by the artists. All work must be original and signed by the artist. Any work previously shown at a Capitol Hill ART League juried show is ineligible. All work must have been created within the last three years.

Up to 3 entries may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $15 for current Capitol Hill Art League members or $30 for the community at large (non members). Up to two additional entries may be submitted at $5 each. Artists submitting 3-dimensional work may provide two images of each piece.

Awards will be decided by the judge and will include cash awards for ‘Best in Show’, and ‘Merit’ awards. Two Honorable mentions will be awarded. All awards will be presented at the opening reception (5-7pm) with the judge’s talk at 5:30pm on Saturday, May 12, 2011.

A 30% commission will be deducted from CHAL members’ exhibition sales and 35% commission on all non-member exhibition sales. All work must be for sale and the price submitted on the registration form will be the price presented at the time of the show for accepted work.

Entry Process:
Entrants may submit only digital images on CD. Digital files for viewing should be JPG format at 300 ppi, saved at high quality level with the longest dimension being 1500 pixels, resulting in an approximate file size of 1.5 – 2MB. Label each file with last name, first initial and number corresponding to the entry number.

Example: JonesM1

For 3D pieces, two images may be submitted, and the digital files should be labeled with last name, first initial and entry number plus letters A or B to distinguish between the two views.

Example: JonesM1A

Identify images on the entry form under the corresponding entry number with the title of the work, medium, price and approximate framed size. (The size of framed work must be limited to a maximum of 48 inches in either direction and up to 30 lbs.)

Mail the CD, completed entry form and entry fee (payable to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop) to:
Capitol Hill Art League – WONDERFUL WORLD
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE
Washington, DC  20003

Contact info: [email protected]
Prospectus at:

Accepted Work:
Notifications will be emailed to artists with accepted work on April 30, 2012. Artists will be responsible for the delivery of work to and pick up from the gallery within specified time frames. All work must be ready for display. All two-dimensional work must be properly matted and framed; no clip frames will be accepted. All 2D work must have hanging wires already securely fixed to the back. Three-dimensional work must fit upon a 12”x12” pedestal. The artist is responsible for any insurance on his/her work during the exhibition. (The utmost care is given to all entries, however the Capitol Hill ART League and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop do not assume any liability for damage or loss before, during or after the exhibition.) Further information will be sent to the artists whose work has been accepted. Art work must be hand-delivered to the Gallery; no work will be accepted by mail or other delivery services. If the work delivered deviates greatly from the submitted original digital images, the Capitol Hill ART League reserves the right to decline the work. Any pieces delivered that are not exhibition-ready with proper framing, hanging wires, etc or bases for 3D work will not be exhibited.

Submission of .jpg files to this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to all terms and conditions of this prospectus, including the right of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and the Capitol Hill ART League to use the .jpg images for publicity purposes.

Exhibition Calendar:
April 19, 2012 – deadline for entries
April 30, 2012 – Notification sent to accepted Artists
May 4-9, 2012 – Art delivery dates
May 12, 2012 – Artists’ Reception and Awards
Presentation  (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
June 1, 2012 – Exhibition closes
June 2-6, 2012 – Pick up artwork

Download an application and prospectus here:

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is located at 545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. For more information call 202.547.6839 or visit