Capitol Hill Art League 11th Annual Metro Open Call

By Editorial Team on February 8, 2022

Deadline: Sat, 05 March 2022

Courtesy of CHAL.

CHAL invites Artists in the Washington Metropolitan Region to enter this Juried Exhibition: Untitled


This call is open to artists, 18 years and older, residing in the DC/VA/MD area.  2- D and 3-D art, including photography, will be accepted.

About the Capitol Hill Art League:

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. 100 Artists/members from the DC- metro area exhibit and sell original artwork at CHAW and various venues in the DC region.

Website: https:

Contact email:


Entry Process: Entrants may submit digital images in the online process at Smarter Entry: and follow instructions. 
 If you don’t already have an account with Smarter Entry, you will set one up as “First Time User”. Necessary information includes title, artist name, medium, dimensions, and price.

Digital files for viewing should be JPEG format, saved at high resolution with the longest dimension being no more than 1200 pixels. Please name your file as follows: Last name First Name-Title of Artwork-Entry#. Example: SmithTom-Sunrise-1.jpg

All work must be original and signed by the artist. Photographs and digital manipulations are considered original. All work must have been created within the last three years. Work previously juried into a CHAL exhibit may not be submitted. Previously non- accepted work may be submitted.

Entry Fees: Non-members may submit 3 entries for a non-refundable fee of $35.00.
 CHAL members’ discounted fee is $25; a special discount code will be sent to our members for their discount. Up to two additional entries may be submitted at $5 each for members and non- members. Artists submitting 3-dimensional work may provide two images of each piece, front view and side view.

They encourage non-members to join our league by going online to:


Juror Will Fleishell is an engraver with the Department of Treasury and can be as precise as that exacting craft can demand-you have seen his handiwork on stamps and currency. That carries over to the incredible and increasingly rare quality of prints he does in his Capitol Hill studio with a 150-year-old printing press – itself a work of art. His engravings are, fittingly, of the Rhinelandish, or Dutch, style rather than Italian, and he loves to engrave tiny emblems and portraits of houses. His creations include book plates for Smithsonian exhibits and Oprah’s personal seal and bookplates. (Excerpted from The Hill Rag April 2010, Jim Magner)

Our juror will select the final exhibitors from the Smarter Entry submissions. The juror will also decide and award $500 for First, $400 for Second and $300 for third place plus (2) Honorable Mentions of $200 each.


On or around March 22, 2022, an email will go out to all participants with the names of the juried exhibiting artists and the title of their artwork for the show. Accepted art must be delivered to the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop between 10:00 am – Noon on April 2nd  or 10:00 am – Noon on April 4th. All awards will be presented at the opening reception to be held Saturday, April 9th, 2022 beginning at 5:30pm at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop located at 545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC. 20003. If because of COVID protocols, the live event must be cancelled, we will host the opening reception via ZOOM and send out registration information on or around April 6th.

Sales and Insurance:

The price submitted on the Smarter Entry registration online form would be the price presented at the time of the show for accepted work. Work that is not for sale will be marked NFS. Artists will make direct arrangements with buyers for delivery or drop off of sold artwork. All unsold artwork must be picked up on May 7th from 10:00 am- Noon.  In submitting work for online and in person exhibitions, artists acknowledge that CHAW/CHAL has no responsibility for their work. They do so at their own risk and agree to provide contact information for buyers to contact them directly to arrange for payment and delivery of the work.