Friday, August 25, 2023

Art Bank: Rejected!

For like the 100th year in a row, the City of Washington doesn't like my artwork for its permanent collection:

Dear Florencio Campello:

The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) appreciates your FY 2024 Art Bank Program grant application. Unfortunately, your artwork(s) was not selected to advance to the second round of review. 

Please know that CAH makes every effort to gain valuable feedback from the advisory panelists and shares that information with applicants upon request. Many applicants have found these comments and insights from panelists helpful in furthering their endeavors, as well as in developing future applications to CAH. You may request a debriefing within 60 days from the date of this letter by contacting Curator Michelle May-Curry at or (202) 215-9486.

CAH appreciates your valuable contribution to the arts and humanities community and encourages you to apply to future grant programs. You may wish to consider participating in our grant workshops to obtain information about specific grant programs and best practices for applying to CAH’s grants. Once grants are open, a list of workshops may be found on CAH’s website at


Lauren Dugas Glover

Public Art Manager