Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Record number of birds submitted to recognize birds of the Anacostia River basin

When we heard about what the current artist in residence at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is doing, we wanted to play in his yard, so to speak. Which meant dedicating February Draw-a-Bird Day to birds of the Anacostia River watershed.

The CHAW artist in residence, Billy Friebele, joined our Wednesday Studio class recently to tell us about his projects, one of which involves two video cameras floating downstream on the Anacostia River—one camera above the water and one below. The cameras simultaneously capture what’s going on, and the video footage from both cameras is on display in the CHAW gallery, along with multimedia works Billy is creating about the Anacostia.

We are very pleased that Billy and CHAW have invited all birds from this DAB-Day to be displayed in the CHAW gallery, along with Billy’s other Anacostia River art.

You can find out more about Billy’s work, and a schedule for open houses, at this link: CHAW RESIDENT ARTIST.

Artists submitted 19 renderings of birds from the Anacostia River basin (a new record for DAB-Day), but the owls win it, with five submission. Here they all are.

Lynne Mallonee Schlimm. Barred Owl. Pencil.
Judith Davis: Barred Owl. Photography.
Carolyn Rondthaler: Eastern Screech Owl. Watercolor.
Judith Davis: Snowy Owl. Photography.
Susan Burdick: Great Horned Owl at 12 O’clock. Sketches Pro app in digital pencil and watercolor.
Anne Shields: Yellow-Billed Cuckoo. Pastel.
Martha Pope: American Redstart. Pastel.
Pat Stocks: Great Egret. Pencil.
Tom Eichenberger: Mockingbird. Graphite and colored pencil.
Linda Andreatta: Caspian Tern. Pastel.
Jim Eichenberger: Caspian Tern. Watercolor, pen, and pencil on card stock. [Jim informs me that the colloquial moniker for this bird is “Bird with Toupee.”]
Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Cedar Waxwing. Colored pencil.
Tara Hamilton: Baltimore Oriole. Watercolor.
Lou Kaufman: Canada Goose. Photography.
Louisa Smith: Canada Goose. Mixed media.
Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Rock Pigeon. Watercolor.
Eileen Leahy: Green Heron. Pastel.
Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Canada Warbler. Watercolor.
Marian Wiseman: Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. Watercolor.

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6 comments on “Record number of birds submitted to recognize birds of the Anacostia River basin

  1. Louisa
    February 9, 2022

    Wow! These are amazing!!! I feel completely honored that my Canada Goose is among the flock!


    • wisemarian
      February 9, 2022

      Your Canada Goose is excellent, Louisa! So glad you contributed


  2. Fran Tomlinson
    February 9, 2022

    Those are wonderful. I will be making a special trip to CHAW to see them all.


  3. Fran Tomlinson
    February 9, 2022

    Great job with DAB day post. Thank you for doing this.

    Support D.C. Statehood



    February 9, 2022

    Do you want me to send my two photographs? Judith

    Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS


    • wisemarian
      February 10, 2022

      If you send them I would be happy to take them to CHAW. I would offer to print them for you, but my laser printer doesn’t do well for photographs.


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