Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Preview the works created for Alchemical Vessels 2014, make a list of your top choices, and visit to learn how you can have a chance to own one of the pieces featured in this video!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Eyes On The Border

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16 from 7–9 pm
Show Dates: May 16 – June 1, 2014
Beyond landscapes, cultures, borders and boundaries lies the artistic language of the human race. Eyes On The Border art exhibit opens Friday, May 16 with a reception from 7-9pm at Del Ray Artisans gallery. In this collaborative exhibit, artist members from Del Ray Artisans (DRA) and Art Latin American Collective Project (ALACP) were invited to explore universal themes from the individual perspective of each artist. The show runs May 16 through June 1, 2014.

Eyes On The Border is both a celebration of Latin American art and culture and a look at how we are all influenced by places, borders and boundaries, political, or cultural, real or imagined. Latin American artists living and working in this area, and Del Ray Artisans with their own immigrant experience share their roots and translate their realities into a vision influenced by the virtual world and globalization.

The ALACP curator is David Camero; the DRA curators are Michele Reday Cook and Lesley Hall. A special display of masks from the collection of David Camero will accompany this exhibit.

The art exhibit is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday, noon to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 pm; and Sunday, noon to 6 pm.  The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.
For more details, please visit or contact the curators: David Camero (, Michele Reday Cook (, and Lesley Hall (

Monday, April 21, 2014

Iran is having an art fair!

I kid thee not... The Most Islamic and Only True Islamic Republic (cough, cough) of Iran is having an art fair!

It runs from 26-29 June 2014 and they are actually paying journalists to come to Iran and write about it! 

According to the invitation that I received via email (and no... fuck you, brutal Iranian Theocracy that enslaves the beautiful Iranian people and have kidnapped its brilliant culture... but I'm not going), someone will pay "selected media professionals" (I suspect Jewish and/or Ahl as-Sunnah are encouraged NOT to apply) to following perks to come to the art fair and write about it:

• round-trip economy-class airfare / train fare;
• accommodation for the inclusive dates of stay; lodging and meal
• transportation to and from airport

The fair is in cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance... cough, cough. They might have their own "art critics," who instead of writing a bad review of artists whom they don't like, might also arrest the gallerist and if the artist is not there and can't be arrested, then put the artist on a holy hit list, which would then at least give Molly Norris some neighbors, wherever on the planet she's hiding from those who have kidnapped Islam and continue to try to keep it in the 7th century.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Opportunity for Artists

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Strange Bedfellows


CURATOR: Blair Murphy, Independent Curator, New York, NY

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists regardless of media


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 6, 2014 by 5:00pm

EXHIBITION DATES: October 17 - November 2, 2014

LOCATION: VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville MD 20850


The notion of intimacy is simultaneously idealized and fraught. It describes human relationships, acting as a metric of the physical closeness, emotional bonds, or personal knowledge shared by two people. It can refer to the accumulation of knowledge about complex topics or--as in the phrase intimately aware--a familiarity with difficult truths. Though we strive for it, it can be difficult to achieve and painful to sustain. It provides us with unbelievable joy and immense disappointment.

Strange Bedfellows will explore intimacy in its various incarnations, approaching the topic from a variety of angles. What do we expect from our closest relationships and how have those expectations changed over time? How are knowledge and intimacy intertwined? How does technology impact the way we build connections and what we expect from relationships? How do we build deep knowledge of other times and places? How do our political and civic institutions cultivate closeness (or, alternately, distance)?

The call is open to all artists regardless of media used or geographic location. Artists do not need to be WPA members and there is no submission fee.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Frida, Frida, Frida

I also found a few prints from another printmaking class assignment at the U-Dub - this one (of course), my girl Frida. This plate from around 1980.

Frida Kahlo. Intaglio Etching. Edition of 10. 8 3/8 x 61/2 inches. Circa 1980 by F. Lennox Campello
"Frida Kahlo." Intaglio Etching. Edition of 10. 8 3/8 x 61/2 inches. Circa 1980 by F. Lennox Campello

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rodin After Rodin

Rodin After Rodin Intaglio Etching 1979 F. Lennox Campello
"Rodin After Rodin" Intaglio Etching 1979 F. Lennox Campello
Every time that I'm looking for something in my studio, I find something else that I didn't know I still had... Above is the proof to an art school assignment from printmaking class. That's the proof from an edition of 10 prints that I pulled in 1979. All were sold by 1981 at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WPA News

WPA has some new faces as Jeremy Flick as their new Membership Director, and Mary Resing is the new Development Director.
A practicing artist, educator, and seasoned arts administrator, Jeremy has been an active member of the DC arts community since 2006. 

Mary comes to WPA from Active Cultures Theatre, where she served as artistic/executive director for the past seven years. Prior to running Active Cultures, Mary worked at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

WPA takes great pride in its devoted volunteers, interns, supporters, and our talented artist members. And as we continue to work in service to our mission, we're thrilled to welcome Jeremy and Mary.