The Capitol Hill Art League Call: Joie de Vivre

By Editorial Team on August 13, 2018

Deadline: Mon, 24 September 2018

Photo courtesy of Capitol Hill Art League.
Deadline: Saturday, September 22 from 9am to 10am
Monday, September 24 from 9:30am to 11:30am

The Capitol Hill Art League presents their annual, juried (for members only), all media exhibition called Joie de Vivre.

Theme: Joie de Vivre, (Joy of Living), is a French phrase used to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.

Use your “joie de vivre” in creating exuberant artwork to invoke energy, inspire enthusiasm, cause cheerfulness, lend lightheartedness, and deliver JOY!

Juror: Kat Jamieson
Kat Jamieson’s career as a creative director and communicator has been devoted to nonprofits such as The Nature Conservancy and the American Red Cross. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from MICA (The Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, MD, and completed graduate work in Publication Design in the US and England. Her professional recognition includes awards by Communication Arts Design Annual, PRINT Magazine Design Annual, Type Directors Club, AR100 Annual Report Show and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Kat Jamieson happily continues a long family tradition of painting, metalsmithing and other creative pursuits. She says simply, “I create in order to discover.” Kat devotes her energy as an artist to both designing and fabricating original jewelry and painting watercolors. She is a Board member of the Arlington Artists Alliance and member of The Art League in Alexandria, VA.

Important Note: If you are not a member of Capitol Hill Art League and wish to join this competition and more to come, it’s easy to do. Just fill out the form attached and mail it to Capitol Hill Arts Workshop or deliver it in person.

Receiving/drop off for jurying for CHAL (this is for members only): September 22 Saturday 9am- 10am (same morning of annual Members Meeting at 10-11:30am) and September 24 Monday 9:30-11:30am

Entry fee: One item: $5, two items: $9 or three items: $12, limit is 3 items.

Jurying and installation: October 2, Saturday: 10am-2pm. Notifications (accepted/not accepted), are sent via email for all work submitted.

Pick up of work that is not accepted is Oct. 3, 4, and 5.

Opening Reception with Juror’s Remarks and Awards: Saturday, October 6 from 5pm-7pm

Show ends: Thursday November 8

Pick up: Nov 9-10-13-14 CHAW is closed 11/12 Veterans Day.

(Volunteers needed for all of the dates listed above! We cannot do it without our volunteers.)

AWARDS: Awards will be decided by the judge for Best in Show and Merit awards. Two Honorable Mentions will be awarded. All awards will be presented at the opening reception on October 6, from 5:00-7:00 PM with the juror presenting her remarks at 6pm.

SALES: All work must be for sale with the price for sale submitted on the registration form. Prices set by the artist at the time of registration cannot be changed. All work must be original and signed by the artist. Any work previously shown at a Capitol Hill Art League juried exhibit is ineligible. All work must have been created within the last three years.

A 25% commission on all exhibition sales is deducted from the pre-tax sales price and goes to CHAW with the remaining 75% to the CHAL-member. All payments to CHAL members are processed electronically via direct deposit to the artist’s checking account. Members must mail or email a vendor information form (to be supplied when a sale is made), to Nicholas Peterson, CHAW’s accountant ( Direct deposit will appear within 2 weeks of payment request form being received by CHAW.

Each finished work must weigh less than 30 pounds including frame. All two-dimension artwork must be professionally presented, matted, framed, and securely wired for hanging. No clip frames or clips holding the wire. Any piece larger than 20×24 should have Plexiglas (not scratched), and a sturdy frame. Insurance is not provided. Three-dimensional work must fit upon a 12”x12” pedestal. ALL art work must be clearly labeled with the same information that was provided at submission: artist name, title, medium, price, and artist’s contact info (email or phone). Artwork must be hand delivered in person, signed in at registration and if juried in, picked up within five days after the show ends.

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.)

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 70+ artists. Each season CHAL mounts a series of juried exhibitions, both at CHAW and at external venues, often with gallery talks at the openings. CHAL hosts lectures on art-related topics, offers workshops, and strives to develop a supportive, artistic community. The greater Washington community is encouraged to participate in of these events.