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Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show
Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show

From Susan La Mont:

Gallery West is proud to present The 14th National Show, juried this year by popular Washington D.C. artist/blogger F. Lennox Campello.

Campello’s show statement:

“In over 30 years of creating, marketing, selling, buying and curating art, the only constant that has stood the test of time has been that I have never ceased to be amazed at the creativity and skill of artists. Just when you think that you've seen one green landscape too many, or yet another look at the female nude, or the way the skies imitate art; just when you've think you've had your art fill for those subjects, some amazing new artist pops into your visual range and punches you in the solar plexus of the mind with a brilliant new approach to those subjects.

      And that is exactly what happened during the jurying process for Gallery West's 14th iteration of their national show. I will admit right now that I was surprised, hypnotized and seduced by the sheer high number of excellent works of art submitted. Those of you who were selected ought and must feel proud of your accomplishment; it was a tough and talented competition. To those of you who didn't make the cut this time: As an artist myself, I have received my fair share of rejections, but also know that art is truly in the eyes of the beholder. As an experienced gallerist and curator I think that over the last three decades I have developed a finely tuned eye for putting together a show that satisfies my sensitivities and logic. Please notice that I said "my." That should be interpreted as keep creating art and keep leaving an artistic footprint behind you. That is a legacy that few people have.

     I was honored, challenged, surprised and pleased by being involved in this show, and I am sure that all of you who see it, will agree with most of my recommendations to you as to the state of the arts nation from this unique 14th year old perspective. I look forward to seeing this show.”


      Gallery West is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in Northern Virginia. Members are award-winning artists working in such diverse mediums as painting, collage, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. Gallery hours in February are Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional information and images can be seen at www.gallery-west.com.  Inquiries can be made at 703-549-6006 during business hours.