Thursday, March 08, 2018

Stolen Norman Rockwell!

Norman Rockwell, A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946, oil on board, 29 x 27 cm.
Norman Rockwell, A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946, oil on board, 29 x 27 cm.
Art Recovery International is searching for Norman Rockwell's A study for Willie Gillis in College, 1946. If you have seen, been offered, or have any information as to its whereabouts, please contact:

Christopher A. Marinello
Italy mobile: +39 329 693 2606
UK mobile:  + 44 (0) 7702 206 913

All communication will be kept strictly confidential.

Details: This is the original study done by Norman Rockwell for the final painting which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on 5 October, 1946. The final version is slightly different (painted on canvas) and was owned by the Washington Mutual Bank of Seattle. This version, painted on board, was reported stolen between 1-2 April 2003 in Atherton, California during a chaotic family move.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Judith Peck at Penn College!

Hope and History
The Gallery at Penn College
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799

Reception: March 15th 2018 4:30-6:30
March 13 - April 18, 2018
For further information please email Judith at or visit  or

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Campellos at auctions

These three vintage drawings and lithos of mine just showed up at an auction house in Charlottesville! They are all starting at really low bids! See them here!

Eve, Running Away from Eden - 1987 charcoal drawing by F. Lennox Campello
Eve, Running Away from Eden

Mermaid (The Deep)

Mermaid (The Deep)

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Opportunity for artists and curators

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions for available dates November 2018 - December 2020. 

Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. 

We support art in all media and forms. Proposals may be for the Main Gallery, the soon-to-open Lab Gallery, or both. Proposals will also be considered inclusion in exhibitions curated in-house. The Deadline is April 14, 2018. Full information and the application is online at

Friday, March 02, 2018

Frida with Cuba

Out of nowhere I get an email from a collector in Spain who happens to be the son of a man who bought the below piece from me back in the 1980s. He wanted confirmation that this was indeed my work, as it is being offered for auction in the near future.

"Frida with Cuba" was done by me in 1978 as part of a freshman or sophomore painting class at the University of Washington School of Art, which I attended courtesy of a scholarship from 1977-1981. It was part of my infatuation with the Kahlomeister, who back in the late 70s was essentially still known as Diego Rivera's wife.

I suspect that at the time, most of my UDub art professors (Jacob Lawrence, Alden Mason, Norm Lundin, Frances Calentano, and others) had no idea who Kahlo was, much less why I painted her (sort of comic book style) holding the island of Cuba.

I sold this painting at the Pike Place Market, where from 1978-1981 I sold almost every single art school assignment ever finished by me... once it was graded - it was up for sale... This piece probably went for around $25 at the time.

Kahlo (unfortunately) like most of the intelligentsia of her times, was a naive Communist, sort of a champagne Communist if you will, and even though she died several years before the Castro brothers began to brutalize Cuba under the yoke of Communism, I suspect that had she lived to an older age, she would have been a fan of the Castro's oppressive regime, and thus my painting.

Frida Kahlo and Cuba - 20x16 inches. Oil on Paper, c. 1978 by F. Lennox Campello
"Frida Kahlo and Cuba"
20x16 inches. Oil on Paper, c. 1978 by F. Lennox Campello

#fridakahlo #universityofwashington

A wind day?

Everything is closed in the DMV because of wind... I almost started to make fun of that and then I opened my front door!

And then I went to the backyard and the trees were doing this!

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Lida Moser: A Lens Without Limits

The Photography of Lida Moser
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Those of you who know me well, or who read my words here and there, know what a great follower of the great Lida Moser I was, am will forever be... tomorrow a fantastic exhibition by Lida opens at Dickinson College:
This exhibition considers the work of New York City commercial photographer and photojournalist Lida Moser (1920–2014). She is best known for her pioneering work documenting the City from its post-war era up through the gritty 1970s. Moser first worked as an assistant in Berenice Abbott's studio and later moved on to a solo career, gaining assignments from a number of leading publishers, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Esquire magazines. She was a member of the Photo League and the New York school of photography and produced portraits of many of the leading cultural figures of the second half of the century.  
The Trout Gallery maintains a large collection of the works by Lida Moser and is the first to survey her extensive photographic work. This project is produced through the generous cooperation of the artist's estate. 
This exhibition is curated by senior art history majors Jacqueline Hochheiser, Kate Marra, and Monica Skelly, under the direction of Elizabeth Lee.
Details here. 

See lots of Lida's images from her estate here.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Touchstone Foundation Fellowship

Open Call for Local Artists.
Deadline: March 19, 2018 11:59pm ET
WHAT is it?
The Fellowship provides a 2 year artist membership in Touchstone Gallery in downtown DC. This guarantees a solo exhibition at the end of 2 year, participation in monthly gallery group shows, and a presence on the gallery website. The monetary value of the fellowship exceeds $4200.
WHO is Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA)?
Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) a non-profit organization, created in 2012, committed to community outreach and involvement. Its Fellowship program has been ongoing since 2014. The Fellowship is awarded based on artistic merit and the ability of the fellow to benefit by association with the Touchstone Gallery. Artists eligible to apply if they have not been exclusively represented by a commercial gallery in the previous 10 years. Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned commercial gallery located in the heart of downtown DC at 901 New York Avenue NW and was named Best of D.C. by The Washington Post in 2016/ 2017.
WHO can apply?
We encourage all interested artists to apply. Artists are eligible to apply if they have not been exclusively represented by a commercial gallery in the previous 10 years, can commit to a 2 year fellowship term and can fulfill the responsibilities above.
Application Process:
Detailed instructions and application are available at
Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Board of Directors in March-April, 2018. A small group of finalists will be asked to bring physical artwork for review in person and invited to interview with TFA Board in May 2018. The final review and decision will be done by Touchstone Gallery Member artists. One or more applicants will be awarded a Touchstone Foundation Fellowship for 2018-2020, to begin in June 2018.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Treasures of the Heart

There's an interesting upcoming exhibition at the Arts Club of Washington. I am about Everitt Clark's work from Treasures of the Heart: anonymous photographs of the prized possessions of people who have hoarding tendencies. He notes that his "goal is to reveal the variety of human experience, the depth of feeling, and the startling beauty that hide behind that ugly word, 'hoarder'."

You are invited to the opening reception, in the historic Monroe-Adams-Abbe House, on Friday, March 2 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The show will be up through March 30th.

2017 I ("Eye") St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

General Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM

Saturday, February 24, 2018

DC's new "Cultural Plan"

DC has published a new "Cultural Plan" and is accepting comments on the plan until this coming Wednesday February 28th.  The city needs to hear our voices!!

Given the outflow of artistic talent from DC over the past decade, we, the undersigned, demand a DC Cultural Plan that values the presence and contributions of professional artists in our city. The current draft of the Cultural Plan does not.

To that end, we need a revised plan that:
  • Makes the retention of visual artists among the city's primary goals.
  • Is led by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the city agency with arts expertise and the closest ties to the arts community.
  • Is guided by a task force comprised of local artists, designers, and creative professionals.
  • Allocates dollars to the goals and investment recommendations.

To read the Cultural plan please click here

Art Scam Alert!!!

Beware of this asswipe trying to rip off artists!
From: Stephen Egan
Date: February 24, 2018 at 7:43:58 AM EST
Subject: Artwork Needed!!!
My name is Stephen Egan from TX I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too.You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of your pieces to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability of beautiful pieces for immediate sales.
Thanks and best regards

Campello at auction!

Carol Brown Goldberg at AU

Friday, February 23, 2018

New group show at Gallery B

Gallery B’s March exhibit will feature a group show by Teresa Jarzynski, Vatsala Menon, Robert O’Brien and Barbara Pliskin. The exhibit will be on display from March 7-31, 2018.

Located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD, Gallery B will be open Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm. The gallery will also be open for the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, March  9, 6-8pm.  

Teresa Jarzynski’s portfolio of work includes a variety of subjects, as she takes turns painting landscapes, portraits, still life’s and an occasional abstract. Jarzynski received her associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lorenzo de’ Medici School, Florence, Italy. She supplemented her studies at the New York Studio School under the direction of Joseph Santore. In 2012, following her schooling, Jarzynski re-located to her hometown of Bethesda, MD to dedicate her time to studio practice. She draws her ideas from observation, memory and imagination and prefers to work through challenges and decisions directly on the canvas, finding great pleasure in the experimentation and surprise of each vision as it evolves.

Vatsala Menon, originally from India, moved to the United States in the 1990’s, upon which her passion for painting also bloomed. Largely self-taught in the practice, Menon committed to painting fulltime in 2012 and continues to hone her craft, her love of art propelling her forward. She is an abstract artist because, as she explains, abstraction gives her freedom, a creative space and the spontaneity of composition. She finds great joy, energy and satisfaction in creating works on canvas, a happiness that permeates all areas of her life.

Robert O’Brien is an artist and mathematician specializing in the human form. He received his Certificate in Painting from Washington Studio School in 2002 and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He considers himself a painter who bridges abstraction and realism and follows the tradition of Titian, Velázquez, de Kooning and Pollock. O’Brien exhibited at the Kramer Gallery in Silver Spring, MD and Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD as well as had a solo show at the National Symphony Orchestra Concert Hartke Theater in Washington, D.C.

Barbara Pliskin was an art teacher for 30 years with Dade County Public Schools in Florida before moving to Maryland. She has worked in many different mediums, including both painting and metals. The move north 12 years ago didn’t change her focus, and Barbara continues her practice of painting and metalsmithing, often incorporating her knowledge of human anatomy in her work. As she creates her pieces she lets the medium dictate the design and guide her process. Most recently Barbara was a member artist with Waverly Street Gallery.

For a closer look, please visit

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Studio Space Available

If you are a glass artist and have always wanted a studio space to work on your glass, but didn't have room where you live, or didn't have a huge amount to invest in a giant glass studio.....then you might like the thought of becoming one of the studio artists at the Washington Glass School. Your table/studio space runs $300 per month, and not only do you finally have a dedicated space for you to work in, but you also join a vibrant and successful community of glass artists and opportunities.  

Wanna add a line to your resume?

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Fax for peace, fax for tolerance is an international competition open to students of all grades and types of schools and to professional artists from all over the world. 

They are required to submit one or more works developing the themes of peace, tolerance, fight against any form of racism, and of defense of human rights. 

No Entry Fee. 

The following six prizes, will be awarded according to categories:
- best work - Kindergarten and Primary Schools: € 300,00;
- best work - Low Secondary Schools: € 300,00;
- best work - Secondary High Schools: € 300,00;
- best work - Video or cartoon: € 300,00;
- best work - Artists: € 300,00;
- best work awarded to a satirical or humorous drawing inviting consideration
upon human and civil themes dealing with the initiative: € 300,00;

Details: here

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

White Rabbit

Play this over and over and do artwork (and thank Grace Slick):
One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call
And call Alice, when she was just small
When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she'll know
When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen's off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Opportunity for Artists: University of North Florida Skinner-Jones Hall Project

University of North Florida Skinner-Jones Hall Project


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/6/18

Budget: $44,000

Through the State of Florida's Art in State Buildings program, the University of North Florida is seeking submissions for artwork to be installed in its newly renovated Skinner-Jones Hall. 

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction will be the primary occupant of the new building.

Site for Artwork:  Main Entry Interior Lobby Staircase—please refer to Architectural drawings and renderings on their web site here.

Open to all US artists.