The Amarillo Museum of Art’s
Achievement in Art Recipient
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.
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.
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.
“A Place East of Tijeras”
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.
“As the Rain is Falling”
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.
Dallas Art Fair
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.
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.
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.
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”.