Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello I am often asked, usually by friends outside the art cabal, and by people who become interested in collecting art, but have never collected artwork, what they should “collect.” “What should I buy Lenster?” “How do I start?” And thus, I would like to answer this question in this month’s column. […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello I am often asked by people who become interested in collecting art, but have never collected artwork, what they should “collect.” Many years ago, I formed an opinion based on empirical observations, that here are really only two rules to start an art collection: (1) Collect what you like, and (2) […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello I once read a piece written by a gallery owner which noted that she “often wonders how other galleries are dealing with artists who have gallery representation but continue to self-promote.” She then noted that she had “been known to secret shop gallery represented artists. I contact them through their emails […]


By F. Lennox Campello As you may imagine, after having written about DMV area artists for almost three decades, like most art critics, I am usually bombarded with emails, news releases, post cards, letters (yep! old fashion snail mail) and other assorted paraphernalia designed to let me know that an artist is showing somewhere. And […]

San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Withdrawals from San Antonio’s Contemporary Art Month

By F. Lennox Campello   You’ll have to excuse me if for the first half of this month I wander away from the DMV for some commentary.   It’s nowhere near the DMV, but the idiocy of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center all the way in Texas reaches all the way to the nation’s capital […]

A History Lesson

By F. Lennox Campello You’re going to have to forgive me this month, but I’m going to focus this month’s Gallery Beat on an overall issue: A history lesson. Over the years, decades really, I’ve been complaining very vocally about the way in which the Washington Post treats its own visual arts backyard. If you […]

Art Basel Miami Beach

By F. Lennox Campello If you read this column regularly, then you should know this by now: About a decade ago, the European founders and organizers of a very famous European visual fine arts fair called Art Basel (which of course, takes place in Basel, Switzerland, and thus the Art Basel moniker – by the […]


By F. Lennox Campello   Perhaps the crown jewel of the Greater Washington DC visual arts scene, and easily one of the top museum art spaces in the nation, is the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – the subject of this column last month. Under the brilliant leadership of Jack Rasmussen, who […]

Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum

By F. Lennox Campello Every once in a while I get to go on the Kojo Nmandi radio show on WAMU to discuss DC area visual art stuff… and at one of those radio shows, many years ago, I was discussing the lack of interest, or better still, apathy, that most Washington area museum curators […]

“Boot Camp for Artists”

By F. Lennox Campello As many of you know, for over a decade or so I have been teaching a course for artists and arts professional, that course, for the last few years has been known as “Boot Camp for Artists.” That seven hour seminar, which has been taken by over 2,000 artists and arts […]