Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Benefest is BACK

Benefest will take place at The Union, November 30th at 9pm




All proceeds made at Benefest at the Union will be donated to ARTS/west and The Gathering Place. So come bring your friends for a good time and a good cause!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Reappearance from The Local Girls!

The Local Girls will be returning to the stage at ARTS/west on
Sunday, December 9th at 3:30pm for their Annual Community Christmas Concert.
Last seen on November 10th, this talented trio performed for the Front and Center Program singing familiar and original pieces. A member of the audience also received the honor of a special birthday song performed by The Local Girls themselves!
We look forward to having this melodious group of woman for a second time around and hope you and your friends join us for this musically enchanting afternoon. You don't want to miss this fun-filled holiday event!

The Local Girls blog can be seen at

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artisitc success

Art faculty member at Ohio University Lancaster, Rachel Clark, held a painting workshop on Saturday, November 10th. Kid's ages 6-13 arrived to the class with great enthusiasm for this creative and informative opportunity. The participants got to show off their artistic talents while learning everything from different brush techniques to the process of painting their own self-portrait!

To check out Rachel's online portfolio visit

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Appalachia RESIST!

Anti-fracking activists,Appalachia Resist! will be hosting a panel discussion on fracking in Southeast, Ohio at ARTS/west on Friday, November 16th at 7:00pm.
Panelists include Nathan Johnson of the Buckeye Forest council, Teresa Mills an injection well expert, Natalie Kruse, assistant professor this quarter in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and a member of Radical Action for Mountain Peoples Survival(RAMPS).

This event kicks off Appalachia Resist!s first ever ACTION CAMP, and promises to be an informative and inspirational evening. A weekend of workshops will be held in Amesville at the old Amesville Elementary on November 17th and 18th from 9:00am-6:00pm.

For more information, to view the schedule and to register visit:

Opportunity for Latino Artists

Entry Deadline:  November 18, 2012 (might be extended)

Call For Entries: Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists

September 6–October 4, 2013

I will be one of two jurors for this show...

Entries must be submitted via email.  Instructions are contained in the exhibition prospectus.
Click here to download the exhibition prospectus.
Click here to download the entry form.

This Thursday: Do This!

Kind of a Big Deal...

Opportunity for Latino Artists

Entry Deadline:  November 18, 2012

Call For Entries: Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists

September 6–October 4, 2013

Entries must be submitted via email.  Instructions are contained in the exhibition prospectus.
Click here to download the exhibition prospectus.
Click here to download the entry form.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Annual Exotic Market Sale

MANY MOONS returns to ARTS/West for their annual sale!

Exclusive items that will be featured:
Jewelry, wood and metal sculptures, textiles, sacred objects and unusual gift items.
All items have been personally selected from travels to
You won't find these items anywhere else!

The sale will take place in the basement of ARTS/west
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 from 10:00am-6:00pm and
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 from 1:00pm-6:00 pm

Join us for some fun and exotic shopping!
Sri Menakshi Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in Southern India

Art Scam Alert!

Michael Gard, email address is a mutant bastard trying to rip off artists - if you get the usual scam email from him (such as the one below), ignore it.
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:17:35 +0000
Subject: Art Order
My name is Michael Grad, i will like to order for some piece of your work from your studio as gift for my parent that are celebrating their wedding anniversary nest month. i'll be glad to have your response as soon as possible, to make it easier you can send me your website address to choose or send me four of your artworks via email that is available for me to choose.
my price range are from $100  to $1000.
Waiting to read back from you as soon as possible, so that we can make some progress.

Gagosian Suit Offers Rare Look at Art Dealing

(Via) Sopa opera from the blue chip art dealers...
A central question in the case has been whether Mr. Gagosian in essence worked both ends of the deal — not disclosing to Mr. Cowles that his gallery had a relationship with the buyer and that it was trying to get a favorable price for that buyer. In a deposition made public on Wednesday, Mr. Gagosian said that he frequently represented both the seller and buyer in a deal without disclosing that fact to either party. “To be honest with you, the question hardly ever gets asked,” he said. “I never get asked the question, ‘Are you representing both sides.’”
Read the whole NYT article here and after you read that one, then read this one.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank You to ALL Veterans!

Thank you!

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Danals
To all US veterans, both those who have served and those who are serving in all corners of the planet while we're home with our families. A well-deserved thank you to all the soldiers, sailors, airmen/women, Marines and Coasties.

Below is Petty Officer Third Class Lenny Campello back in 1975 while stationed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-60) in Mayport, Florida.

Lenny Campello, USN
And then Lieutenant Commander Lenny Campello back in 1992 while assigned as the Executive Officer (XO) of NSGA Skaggs Island, California.

LCDR Lenny Campello, USN

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Aurelio con Camiseta

Aurelio con Camiseta, 2012 by Cirenaica Moreira
Aurelio con Camiseta
Photograph by Cirenaica Moreira
Mariana Primera by Cirenaica Moreira
Mariana Primera
Photograph by Cirenaica Moreira

Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!

A happy 237th birthday to the United States Marine Corps, with many of whom I had the honor to serve when I was in the Navy. That's me below with two Leathenecks in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983.

Lenny Campello in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983