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 […]

Artists Wanted

By F. Lennox Campello If you follow my blog then you know that one of the things that I love doing is exposing art scammers. If you are an artist, and you have a web site or your email is anywhere in the web, then you probably receive one of these a week. The email usually […]

Lee Jaworek

By F. Lennox Campello This month I want to use this forum to discuss the work of a highly talented DMV area artist whose singular work has come across my radar recently. Quoting from his own website (http://www.leejaworek.com/), Lee Jaworek “calls his art Artism® – seeing the world through the prismatic lens of Autism.  Lee […]

To Basel or not to Basel

By F. Lennox Campello Photos by F. Lennox Campello To Basel or not to Basel For years now I’ve been preaching to the wind – or more directly to DC area art galleries and nonprofit art spaces, and artists’ organizations – about the importance of participating in international art fairs such as the ones held […]