Thursday, May 22, 2008


To my good buddy Jeffry Cudlin who once again has been nominated as a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for Arts Criticism.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: July 1, 2008

VisArts - the Metropolitan Center for Visual Arts in Rockville, MD has a call for glass artists to exhibit in an upcoming show: “Glass: Evolving” Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2008.

Open to Mid-Atlantic artists, this content-driven glass exhibit will investigate new ideas, narratives, concepts and directions in regional contemporary glass. Entry fee.

For more information, contact: Harriet Lesser, Director of Exhibitions and Programming, 301-315-8200 or
Call for entries deadline: July 1, 2008.

The jurors include Lindsey Scott and Jay Scott of Habatat Gallery, VA and the directors of Washington Glass School.


Thinking of changing my "official" Internet photo from this (taken in 2004 or so):

F. Lennox Campello 2004

To this, taken a few weeks ago:

F. Lennox Campello 2008

Crooked nose courtesy of a bar fight at the Texas bar in Naples, Italy a long time ago... any comments???

Read This

DCist reports on the draconian measures of the District's closing of an art show. Read it here and the follow up here.

AOM Visit One

On the way to my AOM panel I did a whirlwind tour through the 700 artists at Artomatic and my very first impressions is that this is the best AOM ever.

I know that this comes from an AOM supporter without objectivity on the subject, but it also comes from someone who has examined and visited every single AOM in details, explored every gallery and every artist since it all started a decade ago.

The work that the ceramicists have self-curated and installed is worthy of being in a museum show, both in quality and presentation.

I will be back with a more detailed visit, my top picks from the show, my "new discoveries" and a review and videos.

Below is a photo from last night's panel, which was very well attended and could have gone for hours! There is soooooo much thirst out there for information!

Memo to Philippa: Let's do this again soon with a 2-3 hour window for questions and discussions - I'm game!

Philippa Hughes
Above: Philippa Hughes introduces the panel: Dr. Fred Ognibene, (me missing and taking photo), Martin Irvine, JW Mahoney and Sharon Burton.

Update: Ann Marchand has a great report and pics here.


To DC area artist Dana Ellyn whose solo show in Wilmington, NC is doing really well!

Dana's show at the ERA Gallery is titled "Up For Discussion" and prior to the show, she received two write-ups in two local papers and today a review of the show was published.

Check out all the interviews, articles and review here. The show is up through June 28, 2008.
Dana Ellyn

Silly Rabbit, Myths are for Kids. 22"x28" Acrlylic on Canvas by Dana Ellyn