SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER
William Campbell Contemporary Art was honored to be the recipient of The
Amarillo Museum of Art's Achievement in Art: William and Pam Campbell / William
Campbell Contemporary Art. A gala was held in honor of Bill and Pam on January
26, 2019. The exhibition ran from January 27 through March 31, 2019. An exhibition
of works represented by William Campbell Contemporary Art, curated by Alex
Gregory, Curator, The Amarillo Museum of Art, was mounted in conjunction with
the honor. Through the years, Bill and Pam Campbell have become an integral
part of the Texas art scene. Since 1974, William Campbell Contemporary Art has
dealt with some of the most important artists of the day, as well as some of
the most promising ones that have come to their notice. Many of the latter have
become the former. The years have brought an ever-widening circle of
involvements in the art world, as well as a life beyond anything ever expected.
"We still get excited about seeing a great work of art for the first time and
feel tremendous joy every time our efforts bear fruit on behalf of an artist."
The Campbells' community involvement has included both leadership roles and
behind-the-scenes support. Their deepest satisfaction has been in connecting
several generations of artists and collectors with one another, within the
gallery and beyond to the national and international level. "Watching and
being a part of artists' thriving careers has been exceedingly rewarding!"
Stephen Daly's "Monologue" has been on display at The Room, Contemporary Art
Space, Venice, Italy. The director, Luca Curci first selected it for the exhibit
Contemporary Venice 2018 and also selected this piece for The Body Language
which ran from Feb 21 through March 22. Steve also had an exhibition at
William Campbell Contemporary Art entitled "DALY/2D" which ran from March 30
through May 4. The exhibition featured new collage works as well as paintings
and three dimensional works. Stephen's work was also featured in The Amarillo
Museum of Art's Achievement in Art: William and Pam Campbell / William Campbell
Contemporary Art exhibition.
See the Stephen Daly gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
Billy Hassell had a solo exhibition titled, VESTIGES, at the Dowd Gallery at
SUNY Cortland featuring over 30 original works: oil paintings, color lithographs
and black and white lithographs. The catalogue is available. During the two-week
residency, Billy gave student critiques, gallery talks, a lecture on the
development of his work, and conducted a panel discussion on Art and Conservation
together with a representative from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
See the Billy Hassell gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
As a demonstration for students, Billy worked with Master Printer, Charles
Heasely, to produce a three-color lithograph from a drawing on stone with two
added aluminum plates for color. The finished lithograph, titled "The Canary",
in an edition of 20 (image size 12"x 12", paper size 18"x 15") is available
for purchase through William Campbell Contemporary Art.
Richard Thompson is part of "Visual Magic" at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of
Art, Eugene, OR, from January through May 2019. This is an invitational
exhibition surveying artists whose creative careers began in Oregon in the
1960-70's. On March 2, 2019 Richard and two other artists in the exhibition
led a gallery discussion on the "Landscape and the Environment". Richard had
an exhibition from April 4 through May 2 at Blue Mountain Community College,
Fees Art Gallery, Pioneer Hall, in Pendleton, Oregon entitled "Richard Thompson:
Home Grown". This exhibition will also will also be shown at the Art Adventure
Gallery in Madras, Oregon. Both will showcase 15 of his oil paintings created
between 2014 and 2018. The Amarillo Museum of Art recently acquired "A Place
East of Tijeras", an oil on canvas painting by Richard Thompson.
See the Richard Thompson gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
Bernd Haussmann recently had an exhibition at William Campbell Contemporary Art
January 19 through February 16 featuring his series "As the Rain is Falling".
The Amarilllo Museum of Art also recently acquired a work by Bernd Haussman from
his "Das Lied von der Erde" series.
See the Bernd Haussmann gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
William Campbell Contemporary Art was honored and privileged to again be
invited to participate in the 2019 Dallas Art Fair. The fair ran from April
11 through April 14 and was a great success. We look forward to seeing you
there next year!
Judy Youngblood Is thrilled and honored to have accepted the "Emeritus Printmakers
Award" at the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Annual Conference.
SGCI, the largest international organization for printmakers, recognizes one
senior printmaker "of established reputation" each year. The award recipient's
work is featured in a retrospective exhibition during the annual spring
conference. Youngblood's retrospective, including over 50 pieces spanning her
career to date, was shown February 12 through March 12, 2019 at the Forum
Gallery, Brookhaven College. The Southern Graphics Council International
conference took place March 3 through 6 at UNT, Brookhaven College, Texas
Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington and the University of
Dallas. Judy also had work included in "Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective",
January 17 through April 28, 2019 at the Elizabeth Ney Museum in Austin, TX.
She currently has a solo show of new work at William Campbell Contemporary Art
that opened May 11, 2019.
See the Judy Youngblood gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
On December 4, 2018, John Fraser was awarded an Individual Artist Project Support
Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, for 2019, to assist in the production
of "Material Witness", a three volume publication (thus far), boxed set of his work
in Photography. The project will be produced through Blurb Publishing Service,
and will include three, hardbound volumes depicting his color photographs
produced from 1978 to the present. The three books will be presented in a
Plexiglas Box, and will be limited edition, like the actual archival pigment
prints produced in his studio.
See the John Fraser gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
Frank Tolbert is currently having a solo exhibition at the Tyler Museum
of Art in Tyler, TX. Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, "Texas Birds: Works
by Frank Tolbert 2." The show will run through August 4, and features pieces
created for his ongoing Texas Bird Project. Started in 2014, this body of work
has grown to include drawings, paintings and prints highlighting a variety of
avian species found throughout the Lone Star State.
See the Frank Tolbert gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
Beverly Penn will be showing her work, "Agapanthus" at The University of
Texas at El Paso as part of be the "Not-So-Lone Star State: A Gathering of
Texas Makers" exhibition at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts that opened
Thursday, May 16th. The National Museum of Women in the Arts acquired a large
vine piece titled "Maelstrom", as well as one of Beverly's quartz rod and bronze
works titled "Eight Months Time: Snowcap Hawthorne".
See the Beverly Penn gallery on William Campbell Contemporary Art Website here.
- Redux - A Group Exhibition - July 6 -August 31
- Bob Wade - Sept. 7 - Oct. 5
- Randall Reid - Oct. 11 - Nov. 16
- Otis Jones - Nov. 23 - Jan. 4, 2020