Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye!

By F. Lennox Campello Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye! As I’ve discussed before, the Covidian Age has severely disrupted all facets of planetary life, and as I’ve also noted before, my main worry now is my concern about the number of lives which will be lost because of COVID-19, not just […]

The Business of Art

F. Lennox Campello The Business of Art Since we hunkered down in reaction to the Covidian Age, the spectacular crash of the worldwide economy has had a well-documented impact on business. Art, as a commodity is a business, and the business end of art has suffered tremendously as a result of the draconian ruleset imposed […]

Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism?

By F. Lennox Campello Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism? A couple of months ago I wrote about some help lines for artists as the Coronavirulization of the art world, another victim of the planetary infection in what I now call The Covidian Age, was in full attack. It is now June, and like everything else in the […]

Give ‘Em A Break!

By F. Lennox Campello Give ‘Em A Break! According to the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria is the second friendliest city in America – immediately following Savannah, Georgia and just above Boulder, Colorado. Yay! And as I’ve noted many times before, the Torpedo Factory is the anchor to Alexandria’s “scene”, not only […]

The Coronavirulization of the art world

By F. Lennox Campello The Coronavirulization of the art world A few weeks ago, what could possibly be the last art fair of 2019 took place in New York City amidst all the angst and social changes caused by the virus in our society. The fair was essentially a disaster, and we lost a ton […]

Thinking Out Loud About Art!

By F. Lennox Campello Thinking Out Loud About Art! A few thoughts on a few things which should be of interest to all artists: Public Art: Selecting artwork for an American public collection is a fine art in itself, as the artwork has to avoid the appearance of remotely insulting anyone or making any sort […]

Art in the City….and the Metro Area!

By F. Lennox Campello Art in the City….and the Metro Area! “Why DC Needs Art Galleries” is the title of a January article in the DMV area glossy Washingtonian magazine. The article is by Ian Bourland, who is assistant professor of contemporary art history at Georgetown University and an art critic for a range of […]

The Art Gallery…a Fragile Labor of Love

By F. Lennox Campello The Art Gallery…a Fragile Labor of Love Art galleries (according to the US Chamber of Commerce from the last time that I examined the subject) are the second most likely business in the USA to fail (first is restaurants). John Pancake, a good friend and a former Washington Post Arts editor […]

An Art Non-Profit Discovers the 21st Century

By F. Lennox Campello This month this column is just going to re-address some thoughts about our DMV area non-profits – an idea which I’ve been venting on about for years. The Art League in Alexandria is not only one of our area’s largest artists’ organization, with over 1,200 members, but also a jewel in […]

Zophie King or the Importance of a Good Art Work Ethic

By F. Lennox Campello Zophie King or the Importance of a Good Art Work Ethic Ever wondered how to maximize the attention that your art work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? Or how to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, […]