Monday, February 07, 2011

Tonight at the Phillips

Millennium Arts Salon, in collaboration with the Phillips Collection, and sponsored by The DC Council on the Arts and Humanities, has a cool panel discussion at the Phillips tonight, Monday, February 7, 2011, starting at 6:00 PM.

Panelists will explore the topic of Washington artists with a special focus on African American artists and their contribution to the creative milieu of DC.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Emeritus and cultural historian Richard Long, Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta. The panel will include: Professor Adrienne Childes, Art Historian, University of Maryland; Billy Colbert, Artist, Washington, DC; Lisa Gold, Executive Director, Washington Project for the Arts; Judith Greenberg, Director, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC; and Claudia Rousseau, Art Critic and Art Historian, Montgomery College, Maryland.

Registration required here.

Select 2011

I was invited to participate in the WPA SELECT 2011 WPA Art Auction Gala, which will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM at 700 Sixth Street,NW in Chinatown. The space is owned by Akridge, who is providing a unique, approximately 20,000 sq. ft. space to showcase all the wonderful artwork that has been selected, while also allowing for 500 dinner guests. I dropped my artwork recently and the space looked terrific for an art event.

The WPA Art Auction Gala is usually one of the hottest tickets of the art season, routinely selling out several weeks in advance.

For 2011 the curators are:

· Vesela Sretenovic - Curator, The Phillips Collection

· Frank Goodyear - Assistant Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery

· Milena Kalinovska - Director of Public Programs, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

· George Ciscle - Curator-in-Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art and Founder of The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore

· Helen C. Frederick - Professor & Director of Printmaking, George Mason University and Founder, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

· Claire D'Alba - Assistant Curator for Art in Embassies

· Annie Adjchavanich, curator at HSPACE Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA.

Details here. By the way... here's the drawing that I will have at the auction:

Drawing of Eve by F. Lennox Campello

Eve, Running Away from Eden. 15 x 39 inches. Charcoal on paper.
Circa 2010 by F. Lennox Campello

Select: the WPA 2011 Art Auction Exhibition includes work by Karin Abromaitis, Carlos Amorales, David Amoroso, Sarah Z. Barnes and Michael W. Anthony, Kyan Bishop, Margaret Boozer, Michael Borek, Kevin Bradley, Nicole Brugnoli Whipkey, Renee Marcus Butler, Colby Caldwell, F. Lennox Campello, Christine Carr, Mei Mei Chang, Chan T. Chao, Richard Chartier, Amy Chase, Natalie W. Cheung, Roman Cho and Tatiana Wills, Charles Cohan, Cynthia Connolly, Joseph Corcoran, Pepe Coronado, Roy Crosse, Matias Cuevas, Brian D. Dailey, Stephen Dallmus, Adam de Boer, Oletha DeVane, William Downs, Mia Feuer, Eric Finzi, Paul Frank, Helen C. Frederick, Breon Gilleran, Janis Goodman, Laura Jane Hamilton, Don Ed Hardy, Jessica Todd Harper, Leonard Harris, Davey Hawkins, Alexander Heilner, Pablo Helguera, Danny Heller, Tayo Heuser, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Ryan Hill, Michael Horsely, Karen Hsiao, Fleming Jeffries, Tendai Johnson, Elizabeth Kendall, Susanne Kessler, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Jae Ko, Magnolia Laurie, Pepa Leon, Adam Lister, Laurel Lukaszewski, Marco Maggi, Kimberly Manfredi, Isabel Manalo, Ben Marcin, Brooke Marcy, Gene Markowski, Virgil Marti, Allyn Massey, Patrick McDonough, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Jaclyn Mednicov, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Greg Minah, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Phil D. Nesmith, Carrie Nobles, Kendall Nordin, David Page, Ruth Pettus, Phyllis Plattner, Susana Raab, Kelly Richardson, Marie Ringwald, Stuart Rome, Debra Ruzinsky, Jim Sanborn, Emily Sartor, Kim Schoenstadt, Joyce J. Scott, Hadieh Shafie, Whitney Sherman, Mike Shine, Steven H. Silberg, Alan Simensky, Jenny Sidhu Mullins, Kerry Skarbakka, Jo Smail, Susanna Starr, C.R. Stecyk III, Daniel Steinhilber, Betsy Stewart, Mike Stilkey, Soonae Tark, René Treviño, Blake Turner, Lina Vargas De La Hoz, Eli Walker, Solomon Wondimu, Dave Woody, Sue Wrbican, and William Wylie