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March 22, 2017
We can’t imagine a better way to end the year than with a grand finale of not one–but THREE–featured artists from our friends at CHAL.  Each of these artists represents fantastically different ways of thinking about art in their lives, and each expresses herself so differently through the creative process.  It feels particularly compelling, as we move toward the end of... more
March 22, 2017

Sometimes it takes a little re-prioritizing to return us to our authentic selves–which, so much of the time, has to do with filling up our creative wells and reminding ourselves that we are artists.  Now, not all of us will spend our lives designing, creating, and making, but let Linda’s story be an inspiration that we can always return to what makes us creatively... more

March 22, 2017

Some Mind of the Artist stories begin late in life, with a big change or sudden discovery.  Others, like Naomi’s, begin in childhood, evolving into the processes and materials that have come to define the artist’s practice.  Naomi’s story comes back to the art at the center of her life, although, like many of us, her journey has not necessarily been linear.  Naomi’s... more

March 22, 2017

We’re three quarters of the way through our Mind of the Artist series here on the blog, and what better way to celebrate than with Rindy–inimitable CHAL chairperson and CHAW fixture!  Her story is one of creative evolution, and we are so excited to bring you a little insight into the art and lens of Rindy O’Brien.

Framing the World, by Rindy O’Brien

Ten... more

March 22, 2017

Happy spring!  This month, we’re diving into Kay Fuller’s light-filled studio in Capitol Hill and learning more about her journey to art.  It may have started later in life, but she has taken full ownership, even serving on the board of the CHAWsome Capitol Hill Art League.  Here’s Kay:

I am a native... more

March 22, 2017

It’s that time again–wherein the CHAW blog is turned over to a fantastic member of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), and we get to zoom inside his or her creative brain! This month, we’re talking to Margo Johnson, longtime art-lover, traveler, teacher, and more.  Read on to learn more about Margo and her... more

March 22, 2017

Welcome back to our Mind of the Artist series, featuring members of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), a program of CHAW.  Today’s featured artist is Carolyn Rondthaler, an artist who came to painting later in life–and is an inspiration to anyone who feels like there’s no time to fit the arts into the day... more

January 15, 2016

A seasoned teaching artist and writer; a whole new role.  Old and new meet again in our latest gallery show, Bullfinch: Memories and Fairytales, opening Saturday, January 16th!  In this multi-media and multi-disciplinary exhibition, explore the relationship between literature, visual arts... more

January 13, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome back to Mind of the Artist!  We’re excited to kick off 2016 in style with artist Stephanie Bianco, who shares her fascinating history with art and craft-making and some surprising and delightful ideas for how we can all bring a bit more art into our daily lives (and “junk” drawers)! 

About Stephanie and why I became interested in art... more

December 21, 2015

The next in our series of Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) artist interviews, we’re excited to feature Jorge Luis Bernal as our final artist of 2015! Read more about his process and inspirations here, and join us right back here on the blog in... more