Curators vs. Artists

By F. Lennox Campello Those of you who are regular visitors to this column, know that one of my constant concerns is the poor relationship between Greater DC area museum area curators and DC area artists, and the rarity of interest by most DC area museum professionals in their own city’s art scene and artists. […]

Where is the DC Museum of Art?

Where is the DC Museum of Art? By F. Lennox Campello Those of you who are regular readers of this column know that one of my constant concerns is the poor relationship between most capital area museum area curators and VA/DC/MD area artists, and the rarity of interest by most DC area museum professionals in […]

Art Gallery People Watching

By F. Lennox Campello I’m always harping in this column about how 21st century artists and galleries must go to art fairs. And one of the more eye-opening things in attending an art fair is seeing the dynamics that go onto the decision to buy a piece of art.  Put together a few thousand people, […]

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome

By F. Lennox Campello The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome In the rarefied artmosphere (not a misspelled word – I’m using the word “art” and thus instead of “atmosphere” … get it?) of the art world, there is a curious case of the PC review that many years ago I dubbed the “Quilts of Gee’s […]

Erik Thor Sandberg at the Katzen!

Erik Thor Sandberg at the Katzen! By F. Lennox Campello I should start this column by writing: “If you see only one art show this year…” but then, I suspect and hope that most of you who read this column see more than one art show a year. Do not miss the fantastic show by […]

Dateline Miami: Urban Jungle of Art

Dateline Miami: Urban Jungle of Art By F Lennox Campello How many times have you heard me preach: If you are an artist or a gallery in the 21st century, you have to do art fairs? Here we go again: over a decade ago, the founders and organizers of an European fine arts fair called […]

The Stars of the DMV!

The Stars of the DMV! By F. Lennox Campello For about 1% of the fabled top 1% rich people of planet Earth, art is often bought as an “investment.” I sometimes feel sorry about those people, because the rest of the planet buys artwork simply because they like it, and it will give them nothing […]

A Day In the Life of a Dealer….Art That Is!

By F. Lennox Campello A Day In the Life of a Dealer….Art That Is! I opened my first gallery in 1996 in Georgetown, and a second one in Bethesda in 2002. In 2006, for three years I left the DC area and lived near Philadelphia, where I started my third art gallery. In all those […]

Let’s Get Touchy-Feely

By F. Lennox Campello There are always pleasant and enriching surprises where one least expects them. Please allow me to use this month’s “Gallery Beat” column to get a little verbose on the touchy-feely side of art. Such a surprise experience happened to me as a few years ago while I was jurying an art […]

Let’s Get Touchy-Feely!

By F. Lennox Campello There are always pleasant and enriching surprises where one least expects them. Please allow me to use this month’s “Gallery Beat” column to get a little verbose on the touchy-feely side of art. Such a surprise experience happened to me as a few years ago while I was jurying an art […]