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Capitol Hill Art League Region-Wide Show Draws a Crowd

March 20, 2014
Juror Cate Fraser speaking about the show at the opening reception.

Juror Cate Fraser speaking about the show at the opening reception.

The Capitol Hill Art League held its annual Washington Metropolitan region-wide art competition show on Saturday, March 8th at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

The competition awarded cash prizes to winning artists and drew a large participation from artists around the region as well as members of CHAL.  The opening also drew a large crowd.  Said Rindy O’brien, Chair of the CHAL Steering Committee, “This was a great show and a good opportunity to spread the word about the Art League and CHAW. I believe we may have gained some new members for the League as a result of the show.”

First place award winner Susan Levin

First place award winner Susan Levin

Prize winners were:
1st place:  $500 Susan Levin, Bethesda, MD
2nd place: $250 Cathrine Hancher, SW, Washington
3rd place: $125 Nancy Donnelly, SE Washington
Honorable Mention: $100
Harvey Kupferberg, Rockville, DC
Wan Lee, SE, Washington

 Second place winner Catherine Hancher

Second place winner Catherine Hancher

The twenty-seven artists who were selected by juror, Catriona Fraser represented a wide range of styles in painting, photography, digital photography, glass and sculpture.

Catriona Fraser is the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery, founded in 1996, and is a well-known advocate and supporter of D.C area artists. Ms. Fraser serves on the Boards of the Washington School of Photography and the Capitol Arts Network. Ms. Fraser has served as President of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington and on the Advisory Panel for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Ms. Fraser is Chair of the Trawick Art Prize and the Bethesda Painting Awards, annual competitions that award $14,000 in prize money to artists resident in D.C, Virginia or Maryland.  Ms. Fraser also serves as the Director of the annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day outdoor event that includes the work of 140 artists and attracts 20,000 attendees to downtown Bethesda.

The artists who have work in the show are:
Geoff Ault, Andre Barnett, Leda Black, Jill Brantley, Anne Cherubim, Paula Cleggett, Sam Dixon, Nancy Donnelly, Elizabeth Eby, Nancy Freeman, Kay Fuller, Suzanne Goldberg, Holly Greig, Cathrine Hancher, Dan Hildt, Margaret Kepner, Harvey Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Wan H. Lee, Susan Levin, Cheryl MacLean, Lynn Mehta, Rindy O’Brien, Doris Ross, Patricia Smith, Sigrid Vollerthun, and Clare Winslow.

Their work will be on display through April 17th at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

For information on the Art League visit the website