A Vibrant Home for Culture, Education, and City Life on Capitol Hill

Located in the exquisitely renovated Civil War-era Old Naval Hospital, Hill Center Galleries consists of six distinct exhibition spaces. Providing a unique viewing experience, many of the galleries feature fourteen foot ceilings and elegant eight foot windows.

Hill Center presents a year-round schedule of rotating exhibits highlighting contemporary works by emerging and established regional artists. Hundreds of artists have been featured since our opening in 2011.

All artwork is available for purchase with a portion of proceeds supporting free programs at Hill Center.


Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Occasional closings for special events—please call 202-549-4172 for confirmation of open hours on a particular day.


Current Exhibitions

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Déjà Vu: Matt Sesow

Déjà Vu: Matt Sesow

May 4 - June 25, 2017
Narrative Figures

Narrative Figures

May 4 - June 25, 2017
Explorations: Ken Bachman

Explorations: Ken Bachman

May 4 - June 25, 2017
Sandy Hassan: Quilted Wall Hangings
Evocations; Scenes Near Water: Christianne King
Pathways: Betsy Glassie

Pathways: Betsy Glassie

May 4 - June 25, 2017

Call for Entries

Open Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware Artists

Exhibition Dates: June 28–October 1, 2017
Opening Reception with Juror: June 28, 6-8pm

Call Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to artists residing in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Original hanging work created in any medium will be considered.

ENTRY FEE: $40 for up to 5 pieces; $10 for each additional piece. Payment through PayPal (which accepts all major credit cards).

GUIDELINES: Artwork must be delivered ready to hang using the Hill Center cable-and-hook system. Details will be provided to selected artists. No size restrictions apply, as 14’ ceilings in some gallery space can accommodate large pieces. All artwork must be available for sale.

PRIZES: Three cash prizes and five Honorable Mention awards will be made. First place $1,000; Second Place $750, Third Place $500. Award winners will be announced at the Opening Reception with the juror on June 28.

ENTRIES: Entries must be made online at: http://hillcenterdc.org/home/call-for-entries (under Galleries and Exhibitions). Please see How to enter a Hill Center Galleries Juried Art Exhibition for further instruction.

JUDGING: The Exhibition will be juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. All artists will be notified of the Juror’s decisions on/about May 15, 2017.

DELIVERY/PICKUP: Selected art work must be delivered to Hill Center on Sunday, June 25, between 12pm-3 pm. Work is to be removed on Monday, October 2, between 9am-1pm.

SALES: Artists selected for the exhibition will be asked to sign the Hill Center Galleries Consignment Agreement. Hill Center Galleries shall sell artwork at the sales price submitted in the on-line entry, plus applicable DC sales tax, and remit proceeds to the artist, retaining a 30% sales commission. No price changes will be allowed once the jurying has begun.

QUESTIONS? Email hillcenterart@gmail.com


Upcoming Exhibitions

Pottery on the Hill 2017

Pottery on the Hill 2017

October 27 - 29, 2017

Apply to Exhibit

Samples of Work

Please upload AT LEAST 3 examples of your work (maximum 2mb per image).