Monday, April 01, 2013

Capital Art Fair

The 2013 Capital Art Fair will take place in Arlington, VA, at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel during the first weekend of April. 
A successor to the Washington International Print Fair and the Washington Print Fair, the Capital Art Fair is now in its fourth year of bringing collectible and desirable art to the Washington, DC, area. This year, the fair boasts over 20 distinguished art dealers from across the United States and Canada.

Visitors to the fair will find thousands of works on paper from great master prints to cutting edge, contemporary pieces. The original prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs span over 500 years of creative expression, offering an impressive and expansive selection to DC art collectors.

The Capital Art Fair presents an invaluable opportunity, both in access and convenience, to the seasoned art collector, as well as those looking to break into the market. It is the only art fair in the Washington, DC, area where an extraordinary range of fine art will be available for collectors, museums, and the curious to purchase. It also gives a chance for the vibrant DC art community to interact and talk with exhibitors and dealers who are highly respected in the field, many of whom are well known to the curators of DC museums and established members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.
Tickets to the 2013 Capital Art Fair can be bought at the fair for $10. The fair hours are as listed below:
Saturday, April 6, 2013: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013: 11 am – 5 pm

The Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel is located at 1900 North Fort Meyer Drive, Alexandria, VA 22209. It is just over the Key Bridge from Georgetown and only one block away from the Rosslyn Metro stop on the Orange and Blue lines.

More information, including directions and a list of participating dealers, can be found at the Capital Art Fair website:

Artist at the Altar of Modern Art

Here is my latest work in my evolving marriage of traditional art with electronics. This could possibly be my favorite work of art in my seminal exploration of the marriage of art and technology. It has everything that I strive for: technical skill, narrative, a sense of place and something that really pulls someone into the work.

This piece is watercolors, acrylic, charcoal and an embedded digital player that every five seconds dissolves a new image from the art stock of 20th century masters and near masters... Pollock, Rothko, Mondrian, Washington Color School dudes, Basquiat... and hacks like Still.

It will make its debut next Wednesday at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City. Anyone in need of some passes, send me an email.

I'm confident that this work will find a home in NYC once someone with some sharp eyes for what the future of painting/drawing looks like notices it!

Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art by F. Lennox Campello
Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art (Version II)
17 x 35 inches. Watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and gesso on paper.
2013 by F. Lennox Campello

Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art by Campello

Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art by Campello

Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art by Campello

Artist Worshiping at the Altar of Modern Art by Campello