NOTICE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the monthly Art in the City receptions at our City
Center Branch are now held virtually. Check in periodically for updates.
We’re excited to partner with The Compass Atelier on a program that allows Master Artist Program
students to showcase their paintings inside Signal Financial’s flagship branch at City Center, located in
the heart of Washington, DC. Each month, the City Center branch morphs into a revolving art exhibit, giving
the students a platform to display their visual artwork and be recognized among the community. New artists
are highlighted each month, with an opening reception on the first Thursday of every month. Come by and
enjoy music, light refreshments and complimentary beverages as we acknowledge and celebrate the artists of
our very own community. Check back monthly to see which artist we’ll be featuring next.
For our most recent exhibit, Signal is proud to showcase the lively and vibrant artwork of Sharmila Kapur.
A virtual showcase of her work will show across Signal’s social media platforms and website.
Sharmila Kapur’s Bio
-Graduate of The Compass Atelier Master Artist Program (2017)
-Studied with Master Artist Steven Assael
-Juried into national shows including Touchstone Gallery, Washington Studio School, Artists and Makers
Gallery, and The Yellow Barn.
-Solo Show – Woman’s National Democratic Club
-First Prize at the Painters Compass exhibition
-Authorized copyist at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
-Works in private collections in the US, UK, India and the Philippines.
“I paint the faces of ordinary people, faces that have the marks of life on them. Often I project stories from my imagination on to these faces but it’s also the eyes, the mouth or a certain expression of my model that tell me there is something waiting to be shared, a story to be told with my paintbrush.” – Sharmila Kapur