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 […]

F. Lennox Campello

This month we decided that we wanted to let our readers know just who F. Lennox Campello is and what better space to do that than in this column. Lenny has been writing Gallery Beat without fail for the Old Town Crier since 1996. We have been very fortunate to have him among our list […]

High School Talent Shines!

By F. Lennox Campello Last month I had the honor and pleasure to jury The Friends of The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery’s 18th Annual High School Student Art Exhibition. This art competition is an annual event for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Montgomery County, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. To […]

This & That

By F. Lennox Campello Someone once said that the difference between good artists and great artists is that great artists learn how to use their mistakes. If you’re a watercolorist, then you know well the angst of separation lines, or when two colors dry at different speeds, or when your “wet on wet” fails to […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello   Bottom Line Up Front: A Congressman selects a painting from his district to hang in the U.S. Capitol building, and the painting depicts cops as animals. The painting, done by a student artist named David Pulphus, shows the protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo. after a police officer shot Michael […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello If you have read this column regularly over the years, then you know that around this time I am always harping about the importance for artists and art dealers/galleries to explore and then have a presence at one of the reputable fairs in Miami during Art Basel week (which is usually […]


By F. Lennox Campello Artomatic, the planet’s greatest open visual arts show is back (through December 9), this time in Montgomery County, Maryland. And, because this is the smallest Artomatic ever (by Artomatic standards anyway) since it only has about 380 artists, it was perhaps the easiest to see. I’ll start with work that caught […]